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Fitness inspiration: Recovering

In case you haven’t seen it, this (below) is an amazing, almost unbelievable video about a man who used yoga to recover from a traumatic injury.

I’m not a fan of yoga. (No particular reason–my body just doesn’t like it and I think the poses are unattractive. Shallow, I know.) But this story struck a chord with me because my own fitness problems began as the result of a difficult recovery from surgery, many years ago.

My post-surgical troubles were not remotely as complicated as the troubles experienced by this man. But I do still suffer from issues related to a wound that didn’t heal quite right. It affects my core strength, and as I’ve learned, core strength is everything when it comes to feeling strong and fit.

This year, I’ve been working on getting healthier, stronger, and losing some belly fat. This video gave me hope that I can get where I want to be. (I’ve gotten close before, but I’ve quit.) I’m posting this here to remind myself and others not to quit on ourselves.