Before the onset of Transverse Myelitis, I was a yoga loving, paddleboarding, running with my kids, beachin’ on the weekend mamma. When TM, seemingly, wiped all of that away from me, I felt like I would never be “me” again. I thought I’d have to take up coloring and try to win the world record for couch sitting. It was devastating, but guess what?! This “new life” is no excuse to just give in to our beds and couches. It doesn’t mean we have to give up what we love, it just means we have to be a little more creative.
I have been reading some incredible stories from amazing people I have met on this journey from several neuro/autoimmune websites and FaceBook pages. A man who has taken up archery, a woman who plays volleyball from her wheelchair, children who take dance classes despite their handicap. And there’s me too. Sure I had to turn in the paddle board, but I traded it for a Kayak! Running? Nope! But I’m walking 5ks, and if I can’t walk them, my sis gladly pushes me in my wheelchair.
Here’s a few tips for activating your Beast Mode!:
- Just do it! I mean really do it! Decide today how tomorrow is going to look for you. Remember what you love doing and find a way to do it!
- You are way stronger than you give yourself credit for. I get you! I’ve given into my inner pity party but stop it! You’re a Beast! And a Badass!!! You got this far right?!
- Get your friends in on it. I can’t carry my damned kayak to save my life but I can sure phone up a buddy to hoist it over to the beach for me and put it in the water so I can do my thang~! <—- Yup, I said “Thang”. Get out there and do your thang!!!!!
- Share with us how you activated your Beast Mode! Comment below and let us give you some Kudos for being massively awesome.