Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Welcome Reminder...

I was at the gym training upper body after two weeks break, due to my lovely shoulder injury. I was getting a bit frustrated at having to drop the weights back, and still feeling the twinges, but at the same time not feeling like I was getting anything out of the work-out. Now, I'm an all or nothing person, if I can't give everything I feel as though I might as well be doing nothing... I kept going, getting cranky at the shoulder, when I saw a young guy about my age who couldn't walk... he shuffled along the floor slowly with assistance from his dad, and his dad helped him on the machines and was by his side the whole time. He must have been in either a pretty bad accident or had a stroke or something, as his speech was also affected. But all the same, he was smiling and laughing with his dad through-out the session.
I gave them a big smile and kept on with it; it sure made me realise I have absolutely nothing to complain and be upset about. :)


Kristy said...

Selina I'm going through the exact same thing. I've been very slack at the gym in the last few weeks and have had to drop the weight back on most of my sets as well as on the treadmill and it does feel depressing, but that is a lovely reminder, that we do need to just keep going and we will get back to where we were. Just shows it doesn't take long for our bodies lose strength.

Hilds said...

Great post Selina, sometimes we forget how lucky we are and can get caught up whinging about stupid things. Anyway I hope your shoulder is going well and you got a good weight session in.

Hilary said...

So true Selina, its so easy to forget just how incredibly lucky we are.

Hope your shoulder starts feeling better soon, can understand your frustration!

Hilary xx

Kaddy said...

awwww.... poor bugger! but sometimes we do need little reminders don't we! i do often think how lucky i am to have the choices to do what ever i want. some people dont have the luxury! it mkes me feel bad when i whinge about nuffin!

hope your shoulders feelin better soon! u would cack urslef if you saw how i have to train mine... these tiny lil baby weights are such a big effort! i feel ur frustration :)

jodie said...

Excellent post - Selina! So true we don't know how lucky we are do we? So easy to forget to be thankful for what we have.