I’m gonna keep this post fairly simple today, and let the videos steal the show.
To sum it up, the ol’ post cancer bod doesn’t work quite the way it used to. Not much more I can say than that. I creak, I overheat, I screech, I feel like everyone’s first car that their parents bought real cheap to let them go ahead and run ragged, while they practiced learning how to drive. It works, you’re totally thankful to just have a car at all… but seriously, when those fancy cars speed past as the light turns green (and you can’t keep up cuz your just getting up to 10mph with your engine overheating already)… it’s a lil’ humbling. To say the least. At least I got a new paint job? Ha! (Gotta laugh, right?)
So, for now…
That’s just it. For NOW, it is what it is. But that’s just it. This is how it is now. Maybe some of it will last, maybe not.
But I’m comin’ back. Baby steps. But steps nonetheless.
GETTIN’ MY GROOVE BACK
I mean, Stella Got Her Groove Back, right? Why can’t I?
It started after my last surgery with our “In Hospital Family Music Video” as a Thank you to our surgeon and staff…
(please excuse my moves, my friends, I was a wee bit sore, to say the least! Yikes! ‘Twas the pain pills that made me do it? Nah… ’twas my kids… Nah… ’twas me. ‘Twas just plain old me. Can’t help m’self)
So there was that.
As you can see my moves were a tad limited by the oh so lovely girdle, stitches, 4 drains, and bandages surrounding my whole torso at the time. So I spent a lot of time easing into my daily life. And becoming, eventually, one of these moms….
(Click below for MUST SEE VIDEO)
(for the many non-active things we do in our “active wear”! bahahaha!!!) Must watch!
*Special thanks to my bro and sis-in-law for their lead on this epic video!
Well, some days it seems as though the chemo is purging out of my joints and bones so loudly that I may have a job in a Haunted House just in time for Halloween, or better yet… I’m being prepared for Brad Pitt’s sequel movie, “The Curious Case of Buna Buttons“?
Honestly, those days don’t seem to last so long. Some times when they hit, they overwhelm me so much I feel like I’m wearing goggles underwater and all the water just won’t stop rushing in, no matter how many times I try adjust them! Yet, other days, I wake up… and none of those things matter. Just a bunch of little things. (And ya know what how I’ve always felt about “every little thing!”) If I can turn on the TV and see one legged Olympians winning medals on the track, blind war veterans training new recruits, and gymnasts with no legs doing quadruple somersaults because they said, “HECK NO!! I’M CAN DO THIS.”
Then so can I.
They saw their purpose. They always knew they were born to do something important, and no matter how big their obstacles, they did whatever the heck had to do and ….BAM!!! They went for it.
I grew up as a dancer, I met my hubbie while training for a marathon while we worked in a gym, my family celebrate til the sun comes down if you keep a good beat kickin. So what’d I do…
Woke up at 5am today, pushed play…AGAIN (as part of my Beachbody onDemand Workout Challenge) and chose a HIP HOP workout routine…’cuz I ain’t scared! Haha! I had fun, I sweat, and I did what made me feel good. I felt alive!!!! It will build from there, and I’ll do more and more every day.
I LOOOOVE TO DANCE.
I LOOOOOVE TO PLAY WITH MY FAMILY.
I LOOOOOVE TO RUN.
I LOOOOOOVE TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY.
I LOOOOOOOVE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST.
Cancer didn’t stop me last year. Why should it now?
Or in my case, since I’m not much on lip stick… I’ll go with the yoga pants and the active wear! But, I got you, Liz. I got you!