Eesh, a volume increase after a block full of triples, doubles, and singles is so humbling. Felt like I barely squeaked by this morning: 1. 4x6 deadlift, top set 105kg/231lb 2. 4x6 squat, top set 94kg/207lb Not shown: Leg extension 3x8, glute bridge hold 4x30secs
“Maybe the hardest part of life is just having the courage to try.” -Rachel Hollis 7 months ago I gave up ever excuse and gave it my all no matter what. Who cares that I was exhausted after commuting and teaching all day in my first year. Who cares that the house needed to be cleaned ....there was laundry and dinner needed to be made. Who cares that “ankle hurt” ............WHO CARES!!!!! My drive home everyday I would say ... “ Drink you yellow drink , push play, and get the hell over yourself and all the excuses!” .... and I did... what’s stopping you?
So recently, it’s safe to say that Hattie and I have been absolutely smashing it health wise! Don’t get us wrong, we’ve had our bad moments but when those moments used to be weeks at a time, it’s something worth celebrating! Today I have woken up feeling completely out of sorts. So dizzy I can’t stand up without feeling like I’m going to vomit exorcist style. But something in me mentally has completely changed for the better. I look at this photo of my desk at work and am instantly reminded of all of the wonderful people who believe in me and encourage me to grow everyday, ignoring my constant setbacks. I think it’s key to remember that every time you have a ‘setback’ you are learning and growing as a person and actually propelling yourself forward. Today I am grateful to be on the planet no matter what my limitations are right now in this moment. LIFE IS FOR THE LIVING. And in the wise words of Stephen Hawking: ‘Where there is life, there is hope’. Have a wonderful day fellow Chiarians and spoonies ❤️
Well this day didn’t go according to plan. Little guy had some very scary moments again today. Poor kid can’t catch a break. I think this issue was related to his chiari. We will see. #chiarimalformation#chiariwarrior
Sorry I haven’t been updating that much lately. Life doesn’t stop for Chiari. It had only been a little over a week since moving to PA. On Friday night I had to fly back to Florida for my soon to be sister in laws bridal shower. (I’m the maid of honor too). I should be wearing my neck brace, but I couldn’t. I think I just wanted a few hours of normalcy. No one asking me what’s wrong or why I’m wearing it. Wednesday marks 6 weeks of the neck brace trial. Even though yesterday didn’t go as expected..... I still got to see my brother who is in the picture with me, who is my best friend in the world. No matter what he is always there for me. This day wasn’t all sunshine and flowers like it should have been. I ended up getting into an argument with a very close friend over something silly. Neither of us have reached out to each other.. and I leave to go back to PA tonight. If you made it this far... thank you... but more importantly... when is it time to cut ties with someone? (not the bride lol). How do you know when it’s time to walk away from someone? Even if they were once your best friend? 💜💜 to you all. #chiari#chiarimalformation#chiariwarrior#chiaristrong#chiarisucks#syringomyelia#worththefight#eds#cci#chronicillness#chronicillnesswarrior#chronicpain#invisibleillness#invisibleillnessawareness#spoonie