Happy Tuesday y’al! So it’s November 2 and day 2 of my 30 days of gratitude challenge. Yesterday, I noted being grateful for my mind. Today, I am grateful for my mobility.
I know personally how they can work together for you or against you. Almost 5 months ago, I let the stresses of life nearly end me. My stress levels catapulted me into a neurological warfare. My brain and body were at odds with one another. My brain was saying “go, go, go“ but my body was saying “take your rest!” It’s funny how when two bodies can’t come into agreement nothing works. That’s exactly how my muscles, joints, and nerves responded. Nothing worked! I couldn’t put one foot in front of the other. I couldn’t stand, walk, or go to the bathroom without assistance. I was real life in a wheelchair because my vestibular glands (the glands that control balance) were so misaligned that I couldn’t see straight, let alone walk straight. Yep it was that bad.
For 20+ days I laid in my bed and prayed for my body to realign itself. I rested because that’s what my body needed and I made a promise to myself that if I could just get back on my feet, that I would never take my mobility for granted. I had already begun my fitness journey. Now I needed to get back on and not let up.
I wake up every day at 5am-ish and get a workout, spin ride, or yoga session in faithfully. I also make sure to meditate intentionally every day focusing on the energy and vibes that I choose to honor.
So today, I am grateful for my mobility because I know what it’s like not to have it! I am grateful for my husband and girlfriends who keep me motivated to workout. I am grateful for my bestie DeBlair for getting me started with the right workouts and meal plans. I am grateful for my LSs Akilah and Franchella who came when I couldn’t walk unassisted and helped me get around or massaged my joints to keep me from having a harder recovery. I am grateful for my Lailabug who is my personal trainer and Kai and Zahra who are my motivators. I will never take movement and mobility for granted again. What are you grateful for today?
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