Making a Come Back

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Mary Patterson

 

Our check in with our South Carolina year of boot camp winner...

Sherri Rowan, SC

I’m so excited to be back to boot camp!

I was finally able to start coming back to classes in June, but it was slow-going at first.  During my first couple of weeks back, I wasn’t able to run or jump, and flexing my foot for pushups and lunges was a little tricky, since the large joint of my big toe was still pretty stiff and immobile.  So there was LOTS of modification going on, and I even got amused at some of the things we came up with to make sure I got the most out of the workout.  It just goes to show you, there’s NO EXCUSE for not getting moving!

As I was getting stronger, I counted the days until I could start to run again, which was my passion and sole workout before I found GaiaFit.  I have been back to running for almost a month, and fighting the heat, I am slowly working my way back to the pace and distances I was running before my surgery.  I am determined to push past even that, and have found that my biggest challenge has been being patient with myself.  I owe Mary and GaiaFit a lot for the encouragement along the way, when I’m less than patient with myself, and when I am moving slow some days and I get the ol’ “let’s go, Sherri!!”

I have learned to make small goals for myself every week, and then celebrate when I reach them.  I know we all learn those things, but sometimes forget them.  I think the trick is to find whatever works for you to STICK WITH IT. 

Posted in Boot Camp, Charleston, Daniel Island, fitness, Mary Patterson, Testimony


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