My 6 Month Journey
It has been six months since I have been able to work out due to injuries sustained in a car accident on September 12, 2011. Six long, agonizing, sometimes painful, often boring months! During this time, I have come to realize that I have really fallen in love with fitness. Before I became a coach, I couldn’t stand working out. I didn’t want to do it, and would come up with different excuses as to why I didn’t need to. Once I got into P90X and Insanity, I fell in love with fitness and getting myself into the best shape of my life. This time off has been really hard to take for me. Especially since I have had to look at the P90X2 package sitting in my living room…teasing me since it came before Christmas!
This time off has been good in some ways. Once I got over the “feeling sorry for myself” stage, I realized that it was the perfect opportunity to work on my Beachbody business. The doctors were not going to let me go back to work anytime soon, so I wanted to pretend like Beachbody was my full time job. I had to come up with new ways of doing the business from home since I couldn’t really leave the house, and was forced to adapt. I learned a lot of things that I will be able to use from now on and I know that this time off has been a blessing in disguise for my business.
I had neck surgery on Febraury 9, 2012. A double fusion surgery. It was extremely painful, but I knew that I was going to have a full recovery. Before the procedure, I found it really interesting hearing the reactions from people. There were some who were sympathetic, some who were concerned, some who had questions, and a lot of people were actually telling me that I was never going to be the same! Saying that I would never be able to do the things that I once did. Work out the same. Be able to lift weights or live the life the way I was accustomed to. I couldn’t believe it! Every single person that said that to me, I told them the same thing. “No, you’re wrong. I’ll actually be better than I ever was.”
The doctors told me that I was going to have a 3 month recovery before I could think about doing anything strenuous. The heaviest thing I would be able to lift was a gallon of milk. I told them all…”We’ll see.” Well I’m happy to report that next Tuesday…March 27, 2012…I will be going to the surgeon and all indications are that he is going to clear me! I am a firm believer in the strength of a positive attitude. I do not think I would have recovered as quickly as I did without it and I do believe that a lot of the people who were doubting that I would be the same carry around a negative attitude and that is why their lives are the way they are. I do not mean to downplay anyone’s trials or tribulations in life. We all know that that is part of what life is…but I do believe that the way you see things. The way you choose to look at things, will determine whether the outcome will be positive or negative a lot of the time. I can’t wait to start working out again. I know I’m going to be hurting since it’s been so long, but I really look forward to it. If you would like to join me in my next challenge group that I will be starting, I would love to work out with you and help you with your fitness journey! http://craigtuttlefitness.com/beachbody-fitness-programs/
Positivity. Motivation. Support.
Great work staying positive through all of that! Keep it up and hope you are feeling 100% soon!
Thank you! I can’t wait to get back to it! No way I’m letting it hold me back!