One day at a time

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    One day at a time

    I used to compete professionally in mixed martial arts, my goal was the olympics. In 2018 I was beginning my preparations for trying out for the Taekwondo national team. Then I broke my femur.
    No joke, I broke my femur by falling off of a racehorse going 40mph down a beach in South Africa. I almost died.
    Cut to two years later, and I've survived 3 surgeries, including losing half my blood volume in the last one, 9 months of bedrest, and my femur is finally healed.
    Unfortunately, thanks to being sedentary for two years while being fed a strict (high-calorie) diet to promote bone healing, I've gained 50lbs.

    Will I ever compete professionally again? Probably not. The olympics are definitely out of the question. But I miss feeling like I could do things. I miss that feeling of pride at how strong I was.
    My goal is to slowly and surely work my way back to being strong and fit again, and get back to my fighting weight.
    I'm starting light.

    I just finished day 1 of the foundation program. I will do everything level 1 and after I finish maybe I can graduate to something harder.
    Wish me luck y'all (just don't tell me to break a leg!)

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    Welcome! I'm glad you're here!

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      #3
      🍀 Good luck 🍀
      You have an excellent plan, with patience and perseverance you will get wherever you want
      This is a safe and encouraging place, you will feel good

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        #4
        Thank you guys for being so welcoming!
        My family surprised me with paying for a personal trainer several times a week, so I've altered my workout schedule. 2 days a week I have the personal trainer, and then every day I don't work with him I will do the foundation workout.
        I'm a perfectionist at heart, and I've noticed how I'm getting frustrated at myself for not doing things properly or as much as I feel I should be able to. A friend gave me a piece of wisdom, "Any worth doing is worth half-assing." Hopefully I can learn to embody that doing something is better than doing nothing at all.

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