So first lets start with a reality check. If you are partaking in a physical activity on a professional level, chances are you are going to get hurt. Actually, in all honesty, you will get hurt. I’d go so far as to put money on it and I bet I’d walk away a very wealthy woman. Our bodies are amazing creations able of withstanding unbelievable amounts of physical strain, but everyone has a breaking point. And if you are going to dedicate your life to constantly pushing your body’s physical abilities, there will come a day where you push just a little too far and something has to give. Athletes seem to understand this fact. Many dancers though do not seem to have accepted this grim reality.
I have officially made it to the half way point of my Gratefulness Challenge! I have spoken about so many things over the past fifteen days and there is still so much left to say. I think the best part so far is realizing just how much I have to be grateful for. It is also neat how the moment you put even the smallest bit of energy into thinking about something you suddenly start looking at things in an entirely new light without meaning to. The power of positive thinking at its finest.
1. Athletic Edge Sports Medicine: I have been going to AESM for over two years now and I absolutely love the place. Founder Dr. Grant Lum is a phenomenal sports and performing arts medicine doctor and his team of physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, osteopaths, acupuncturists, sports psychologists, dieticians and trainers are all top notch. Walking in to their clinic is always so soothing.