Fitness Is Life
I happened upon the July/August 2017
Oxygen at the grocery store. I had been looking for new ideas to make my workout more exciting, and I kept running into wonderful new exercises and advice in Oxygen.
You see, I had a very serious accident in 2009 and had spinal cord injuries. For years, I struggled with pain and prescriptions until I realized how much of my son’s life I had missed. He was our miracle. We had been told we would not have children, but after 13 years, he was born and 10 months later I had the accident. I was in a medicated coma for about a year, so I don’t recollect much of anything of my baby boy’s first three years.
On my own, I tried to get rid of the meds, but it was awful. Then I was approved for a surgical implant (spinal cord stimulator). Afterward, I hired a naturopathic doctor. About a year later, I had nutraceuticals that were giving me new energy. My little guy was rocking soccer (he’s 8 now), and I was inspired to work out to lose weight but also to have more energy. With a combination of helpers,