Stop Waiting and Get Started

1 Corinthians 10:31 So, wheather you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

When I started doing Yoga over a year ago and half ago, I had many doubts. Afterall I am “disabled” and deal with balance issues and a loss of proprioception. There is no way someone like me can do yoga, right? Well, the day I finally decided to stop waiting and just do it my was when my proprioception and balane began to improve as well as my overall health. So, if you are giving yourself excuses, stop it and just get started.

Below are some comparisons and wow what a difference a few short months can make.

What a difference 7 months makes. This was Thursday. My overall balance and strength have improved dramatically.

This was in March of 2021. I could barely do a plank. My legs were difficult to control.

Warrior 2 Pose Thursday. I am able to balance without holding and bend and straighten my left leg. Progress!

Warrior 2 Pose a year ago. I had to hold on and I was still wobbly.

We are given the ability to over come, but we must first stop using excuses. Everyday God wakes us up is another opportunity to succeed and share God’s glory with others. Keep moving forward and begin to tell a better story for His glory.

Published by Denise Rogers

I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother who enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, gardening, and I am learning to live with being disabled. In 2017, after my 8th thoracic spinal surgery, I lost all feeling from the waist down as well as losing my proprioception on the right side. This has made it difficult to stand without assistive devices and made it, so I am having to relearn to walk. Plus, I have another uncommon condition called Chiari Malformation Type 1 which also creates balance issues as well as many other health issues. Because of the Chiari and the spinal cord injury, I have been left with severe nerve damage which causes a great deal of pain (5 and greater on pain scale) as well as spasticity, muscle spasms, and allodynia (burning) in various areas of my body. I have endured 8 surgeries on my Thoracic Spine and will probably need more as the drain that was placed will eventually clog and require replacement. Currently, I have a spinal to pleural cavity shunt, which drains the CSF from my arachnoid cysts into my pleural cavity. Professionally, I am a retired Health Care Professional with over 26 years of experience. I have worked in the Public Health realm as well as in Long Term Care and Acute Care. I have a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. It is my hope that through sharing my personal trials, experiences, and triumphs that I can help others keep moving forward. No matter what life throws at us we can always tell a better story. I know that God is with me and because of this anything is possible. His promise to be by my side every step of the way helps me to keep pushing on even when there are setbacks.

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