Have I made you wait long enough?! I promise, it was worth the wait!
Most of us learn to walk only once, as babies. In fact, having to learn to walk again as an adult is so rare, I still can hardly find anything about it on the Internet. But, I have started my long process of learning to do it again now! Here is a video of me working to regain my life. My first steps…
Learning to walk from scratch has been more complex than I ever could have imagined. Try to explain it. How would you tell someone to position their hips? What is the angle at which their knee needs to rise? I think there is a reason that we learn to walk as babies, the first being that they are so small that when they fall on their butts they are far closer to the ground than I am! The second is that saves parents from the agonizing task of trying to teach something so complex. Can you imagine the fights over that one!? As you can see, this will be a lifelong journey for me, but I am so stinking excited to have started it!
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” Mark Victor Hansen
Since you have been so incredibly patient with my teasing :-), I am going to include some other videos of my activities at Pushing Boundaries.
Here I am doing some squats. My hands are strapped to a bar because I still have difficulty holding on to things. Marty is not helping me go up and down,he is only keeping a close eye on my hips in case I decide to take a tumble! 🙂
These are some lunges that I am doing on a regular walker. My hands are strapped to this too
Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
Keep on keeping on!