Monday, January 21, 2013

Thanks Giving & Celebration

Exactly one year ago today I got into a car accident. I tried to avoid hitting a car that cut me off and therefore put my car into a 12 foot ditch only meters away from a river bank, missing trees by only a cars length, and doing all this while not having airbags in my car. I would wake up the next morning barely able to get out of bed and using every ounce of strength that I had to crawl up the stairs out of the basement at my friends house that I stayed at overnight and unable to move or breathe properly. I was diagnosed with sever whiplash in my neck and back.

I spent the next 4 months in both physiotherapy and massage therapy while also cutting back to the bare minimum of courses I could take which also included not playing my instrument because I didn't have the strength to hold 5 lbs of pressure on one hand.

I was told I wasn't allowed to run, or workout anymore, I had to quit my boot camp class at the gym and I was told to take it easy, not an easy task for me at the time. As the months went on I was finally aloud to stretch and do certain yoga positions to start getting mobility back in my upper body. I remember how excited I was as I was slowly allowed to add different exercises back into my daily routine.

I've taken it easy all year and I've been careful and attentive to every small pain my body has given to me and not pushed myself too hard ever since out of fear of aggravating the injury.

Today, on the anniversary of my accident I celebrated. I worked out harder than I've ever worked out. I gave all that I had, it hurt to breath, I was dripping with sweat, and I was loving every second of it. It sounds stupid but I felt like crying, I was so happy that I could be doing that again!

I might rest a day or two in between for a while but I'm seeing some intense training days in my future. I'm not likely to do them multiple days in a row for a while, just to make sure I don't get injured again so soon, but it's time to start doing what I love again!

Not a day has gone by so far in 2013 that made me disappointed! Everyday has felt amazing and it's continuing to feel like a fantastic year!

-Tay

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Military Wife

I came across this photo today on Facebook. With so many of my friends being in the army, I realize how important and strong an army wife needs to be.

I thought it was very sweet and adorable and I just wanted to share it.

-Tay

My Resolution

Since we are now 10 days into 2013, I think it's time that I push through to my resolution for the New Year.

My resolution isn't to eat healthier, to go to the gym more often, to go do something, say something, or be a person that I don't actually want to be.

My true resolution is to find happiness. Not fake happiness, or temporary gratification but true happiness. This can only come from doing what needs to be done, growing as a person, and putting my trust in God. No one can give me the happiness I want but they are welcome to be a part of my daily laughter.

Even when you're sad, or depressed, or hurt, you can still be happy as a whole. I'm not saying that my whole year will be perfect, because I know that it won't be. There is going to be times that I will want to kick and scream because of how wrong things are going. But I can always trust that everything will turn out alright in the end.

Overall this will be my best year yet, no more relying on others opinions of me to dictate what I think of myself, no more waiting on my friends to join me on activities that I want to do. It's time to grab life by the horns and just live my life.

I hope you guys find happiness in the upcoming year!

God Bless

- Tay

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bible Reflection - Mark 2:1-12

So today's daily reading was about the story of the paralytic man. There was no room in the house to get close enough to Jesus, so they cut a hole in the roof and lowered him down.

Jesus then said "My son, your sins are forgiven."

It was then that he felt the doubt of some of the scribes that what he had done was blasphemy.

It was because of this doubt that he said, "which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say 'Rise, take up your pallet and walk?'"

He then proceeds to tell the man to get up an walk.

So here's what gets me.

Jesus never healed the man right away, he could have told him to walk from the very beginning but he only did it to clear all doubt in the scribes hearts.

What would have happened if the scribes had never doubted? Would the paralyzed man have remained that way?

I know the greater miracle here was that Jesus or gave the mans sins, healed his soul first and then the human body.

I just find it curious to think what would have happened had no one in that room doubted. Would anything have actually happened there on that day?

- Tay