I was introduced to a lady who was going to start one of my classes, she had a prosthetic leg. The line was something like ‘there’s a lot of things she cannot do so you will have to adapt most of the class’.
HOLD ONE ONE MINUTE!!!
The poor woman had not even spoken a word at this stage. So I told her a story a friend of mine told me of a local half marathon we both did a number of years ago. My friend was playing leap frog with a guy who had a prosthetic leg. He would periodically stop to adjust it, before once again running on past her and into the distance.
Just like I said to the lady in question, I do not believe in ‘I can’t’. I believe in finding one of the many other paths to the same goal. If all roads led to the same place the country would be a very boring one!!!
Empowerment, that is the key, and quite a lot of encouragement and self belief.
Breakfast: peach, berry and kiwifruit smoothie
Lunch: crackers and feta
Dinner: bacon and egg pie, tomatoes and a (rare) bread roll!, banana bread and yoghurt
Exercise: Bootcamp class (circuits style)