"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a mission." - Muhammad Ali
This quote has been sticking with me.
This weekend I started working out in our apartment building's gym everyday. I am cycling for 20 minutes, then doing a small series of strengthening and stretching exercises. I want to repeat these exercises every day for the next 6 weeks to give my muscles the best chance to support my bones, whether I need surgery after this healing trial or not.
I'll admit I'm not the most eager to crutch down to the gym, but I do enjoy exercising once I'm there. It's the only time I'm feeling tough. Exercising is letting me temporarily escape from feeling physical incapable, since I'm on crutches now. When I'm cycling, I'm able to push my limits and feel optimistic about my strength. My dream is to be strong enough to pedal hard outside, on my own bicycle, in a few months.