52 Weeks of Gratitude is a year-long (haha just kidding, it’s like taking me two years) blog prompt that aims to bring the writer a deeper sense of Gratitude. You can see the list of prompts back on Week #1’s post! (And I usually link up with Ember Grey’s Monday Grateful Hearts series, so be sure to check that out!!
Sometimes I get pretty annoyed with my 32 year old body. I’ve broken both lower bones in my left leg (roller derby), had a meniscus tear in my right knee (roller derby), fractured a bone in my right foot (motorcycle accident), broken my little toe (motorcycle accident), crushed my right calf (motorcycle accident), partied way too hard (20’s and every once in awhile in my 30’s), slept not nearly enough (entire life), and been overweight (pretty much my entire life). So, let’s just say I’ve done my fair share of that thing called life and it SHOWS. I get frustrated when I try to do Crossfit things and my body wont work and have to legit remind myself that HEY! You’ll get there!!!! And now, I had to pause Crossfit due to just not being able to afford it right now (wedding + unexpected financial crap + Christmas coming up… ugh).
All of that said: My body still works. I can wake up in the morning, make myself coffee and drive myself to work. Some people don’t GET that. They can’t do things for themselves and most of us take for granted. Whether they’re broken or have a disease or whatever… I am lucky to have the health that I do. I may not be able to go out and run a marathon (like you know, if I wanted to) but I can take a walk around the block when I want. I may not be able to do a pull-up, but I can use the muscles I do have to build them stronger and leaner and hopefully one day I’ll get that pull up. I may not have a flat stomach, but I can stand in the kitchen and make myself and fiance dinner (hopefully a healthy one lol) when I want. I have goals for my health and I know that my body will one day get me there. So, today I am THANKFUL for this 32 year old body that has lived life so hard and gets me through every day in a relatively healthy manner.
Do you struggle with being grateful for your health?