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Tuesday Morning...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Good Morning!

Getting my life back a little at a time...yesterday felt like a pretty huge victory for me. Got in my truck, comfy...no problem, driving was good, walking around in and out no problem...pumping gas...all the normal stuff I used to take for granted felt so exciting to me.

Yesterday was real tangible proof to me that I'm changing...my body, less weight, more strength and confidence! Cindy and I went to a park, I wanted to make sure I did my cardio for the day and it was real cool...did laps between benches about 50 yards apart, back and forth...felt very stable and comfy walking.

Aside from my weight keeping my isolated over the last few years I've really struggled with this exaggerated fear of falling ever since I shattered my arm in 2005. So just getting out and walking on bumpy ground, cracked sidewalks and feeling ok with it is pretty big and it feels so good to be actually see the scope of my life open up and get wider day by day.

We are heading out to run some errands and do some of the stuff I used to do on my own everyday...so that will feel really nice I'm sure. We are taking our resistance bands and gonna find a new park to get our work-out in for the day.

So today's mantra from a favorite song of mine by Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger:
"Walk & Don't Look Back"

I hope everyone has a really Smooth Tuesday!
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  • MSEVERLAST
    Why does it not surprise me that reading this made me sappy?

    As I read my smile got bigger and bigger.
    4100 days ago
  • DDOORN
    Blowing through those constraints, one day at a time...woo hoo!

    Don
    4101 days ago
  • TAMINGDRAGONS
    So good to hear that you are getting out and about! Love that song too!
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  • CAROLANN27
    Reading your blog today was so exciting. I had an idea you were going to fit behind the wheel just fine! Being able to watch you take pieces of your life back is very exciting . . . and motivating. I'm SO happy for you!! Keep up the great work.
    4102 days ago
  • JANEYINMADTOWN
    I am so happy for you...you are really making great strides in getting your life back...You are awesome Ryan!

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  • NEWLIBRARIAN
    Wow that is great. I love to read about how your life is changing as your body changes. Keep up the good work Ryan.
    4102 days ago
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    Woohoo for being able to get in your truck and have everything be all comfy in the fit! I know I am pretty stoked as well that there is more room between my belly and the steering wheel these days in both my MINI and in my van! I used to hate wearing big old bulky coats as they just made me feel even bigger! It's great to have these things open back up for you. You keep up the great work!
    4102 days ago
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  • CRAFTMAMANICOLE
    Congratulations! I have a small window into the freedom you're feeling because after I broke my leg it was hard for me to get back outside and deal with uneven surfaces and the uneasiness of the unknown. Of course, it probably didn't help that the reason I broke my leg was because of a motorcycle hitting me and it made me deathly afraid to cross the street . . . but that's a story for another time =) Congratulations once again and keep up the GREAT work!
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  • BELUGA20
    Fabulous! Enjoy the park! I am a big fan of parks and walking out in nature... it's way more interesting than the living room. I'm so happy for all the little things your taking back!
    4102 days ago
  • KAILIIA
    Reading this entry makes me wanna jump for joy! Nothing is more freeing then getting to experience the things you miss. Congrats!
    4102 days ago
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