Spending more time on Instagram while I’m not dancing. Journey with me there @steftong.
Well I’m still on no sitting orders by my physio, which means no dancing. I have been feeling a little better this week (no pain shooting down my leg) so hopefully at my next appointment I’ll be able to progress my exercises. Six weeks….I only need six weeks of no pain down the leg before I can groove a little, so far I’m only counting in days.
As you can tell from the photo above, it’s REALLY HARD for me not to stay in motion. I sneak in a little here and there, like 10 seconds in my kitchen, being silly with my daughter. Being a mom is taking a bigger toll on my body than any dance injury ever did. The lack of sleep and physical demands of being a mama are prolonging this injury, or maybe I’m just getting old!
To be honest, it’s difficult to remain positive about it all the time. I was fighting doubts last week and wanted to give up the fight - either just dance and deal with the consequences, or give up on trying to dance again. How often do we find ourselves giving into temptation when the real prize is within grasp? I know I don’t want to miss out on the prize. As hard as it was last week to stay disciplined in this rehab journey, I carried through. Our society is all about quick fixes it’s difficult to tune out the “how to do this in 60 seconds” buzz! It was torture to observe a dance class and not join in!!!! But so very thankful that I’m still able to mentor in this season of no dancing.
Though I’m physically not capable to do the things I want to, it allows me time to strengthen my spirit and my faith. My faith is my foundation. If I keep that strong, and not let cracks of temptations to seep through and cause me to crumble, I know that when the time is right, I’ll come back stronger.