Training martial arts has taught me to deal with pain, we train hard and hard means until it hurts , until you can´t stand anymore.
I miss that! That kind of pain is so rewarding, it means you have tested your body, it means you have harden your body and your mind. Hard training is improvement and a part of the journey .
Pain from injury is playing with your mind if you let it win it will destroy your spirit and your life! This is what I feel right now, I am so tired of it , I feel sad and helpless. I have not been pain free since December 26th , my tolerance level is getting lower , I know I can´t let this put me down but right now frankly all I want is go to bed and sleep it off.
I met with my physiotherapist yesterday and she warned me that I would feel more pain today , I have inflamed muscles in the back of my shoulder and in the neck and today everything hurts, I can almost not stand at work.
I know it is worse today , only to get better later but it is very difficult to deal with and I need to be stronger and get my spirit up .
I know that a positive attitude will speed up the healing process, the mind plays a part in it of course but it is also OK to let the body handle some of it, doing stupid things won´t help either.
I am listening to my physiotherapist who told me to move as much as possible but not to the point I hurt myself.
I will meet her twice a week and she said I already did a good job with the rotation exercises I have done by myself before my appointment, so it is very positive.
For what I feel right now I just have to suck it up and “walk on “ , just like Bruce did when he hurt his back .
Here is some much needed motivation, this is From Bruce Lee.Com:
“Walk on.” There’s a story behind this famous quote. In 1969, Bruce severely injured his back during a routine training session because he didn’t warm up properly. He was told he could never practice martial arts again and may never walk normally. Devastated by this news, Bruce became a researcher of his injury, his body and ultimately created his own path to healing. The journey was long and there were many ups and downs. At one point he took one of his business cards and wrote “Walk on” on the back. He put this card where he could see it to remind him every day to move forward with his recovery. No matter what anyone else said, he would always “Walk on.”