Fitbloggin—Where Everyone Does What They Can
Post-accident I struggled with a new body, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anger, depression, etc. After grieving my losses, I let go of who I was before, stopped comparing what I could or couldn’t do with both the former me and with others. Instead I began…
doing what I can, with what I have, where I am…
because I can.
Doing that has taken me farther than I ever thought it would. Both with running and with speaking. Recently I attended the Fitbloggin conference as one of the speakers.
The attendees are folks who are interested in health and wellness and most share their journey through blogging. The sessions ranged from detailed instructions on blogging to inspiring stories to classes on good nutrition to fitness classes, everything from cross-fit to yoga.. .
Through-out the weekend, I was blown away at all the inspiring examples of people doing what they can, with what they have… because they can. This ranged from people creating different lifestyles for various reasons… to lose hundreds of pounds, to control diabetes or to figure out what they were running from after they did 9 marathons in 14 months.
When faced with the news that she was pre-diabetic, Susan made changes in her life to be as healthy as possible and now she shares her story through a one-person performance… because she can.
One of my roommates was Dawn and she’s been on a journey of living well by making different choices concerning her health. And she has made great strides by doing what she can!
Fitbloggin had a 5k sponsored by Reebook and they had us each make a sign… Robby’s sign speaks volumes about doing what she can with the body she has. She’s dealing with back injuries right now, so she can’t run, but she’s still loving her body by not pushing it too far and by doing what she can!
I’ll be writing more about what I learned and about the people I met. If interested in reading posts by other attendees… here’s a page with links to all the Fibloggin recaps. And if you’d like to attend Fitbloggin, the next one will be Portland, OR in June, 2013.
So are you doing what you can to live well… even if you have challenges, tough obstacles or unwanted issues in your life?