So I’ve decided to get completely real with you all in the New Year. I would normally write a blog encouraging everyone to get back to good health with a plethora of different tips! This year, I myself am not feeling as strong as I usually do. I have been dealing with a foot injury for over a month now and it is throwing me off of my game…… I have not been able to follow my regular routine of my 12 minute HIIT workouts 5 times per week. This has been very mentally challenging for me as this is usually my feel good drug. I now know how others who are in constant pain feel and I have been humbled. This injury has forced me to tap into my mental toughness especially over the holidays when everyone is indulging in food and drink. I made the decision early on with this injury that I would focus on healing my body with modified workouts and good whole healing food. I crunched down on my sugar (pretty much none other than fruits), drank more water, and stretched when I wasn’t taking part in the busy holiday season. Despite my efforts, I am still not fully healed. There are some mornings I wake up praying that I will be back to normal only to step down and feel the same nagging injury. Needless to say, I feel somewhat defeated. I am grateful however, that I am healed enough to enjoy ice skating with my family! This experience has further helped to teach me that nothing is perfect and we just need to keep perspective, have respect, and keep going. Hears to a year of “Never Giving Up”!