Fitness has Limits

Having an injury has given me some time to reflect and get to know my limits. This has been difficult mentally and emotionally. My brain wants to heal faster than what my body will allow and it’s compounded by the fact that there are things on site like Pinterest that have pictures like the one below that tell you to fight through the pain, that the barriers are only in your mind.

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It’s like there is a magical mind faerie that exists that will heal you if you get injured! I am so happy that if I just convince my mind that my body can stand those 42 double unders and that I have been needlessly going to a chiropractor for help! Praise be!

UGH. I cannot get over how false this image above is. Sure some people who workout only go so far and don’t push themselves outside their comfort zone. I like the ones that push you to go out of your comfort zone, since that is where the magic truly happens. So why do these other “inspirational” images irk me so much? It’s because they are telling people who could be in legitimate pain to fight through it. To possibly injure themselves. All to prove that you aren’t a quitter. Not all pain is good and I can tell you that if I were to run or jump right now I would be in some serious pain and it would aggravate my injury. So seeing stuff like the image above just pisses me off, and I hope that people who are new to working out don’t take something like that to heart and injure themselves.




One thought on “Fitness has Limits

  1. Completely agree with you! The body feels pain for a reason – and there is a difference between pain and discomfort. People need to be careful, and know their body so they can understand what it’s telling you.

    Otherwise… people get injured, and struggle with the urge to get back out there just like you are now!

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