Brother. I don't know what I am going to do without you. I remember every moment we had. The highs and the lows. Together we fought through every challenge. Some challenges didn't make any sense but we both always found a way to use our gifts and leave legacy that will live on forever!
Because of your gifts and our friendship I was able to fly and keep flying! .
You built legs like no other person could build. My entire life as amputee and I'm yet to find another fabricator that could build high performing prosthetics like you. I'll continue to do you proud brother. Live in Peace. I know you're smiling in heaven with no worries, no problems, no challenges. I'll see you again soon, but not soon enough. .
I love you.
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I need to learn how to sit like Michelle R from the Bachelor.🌹
Сегодня один из самых необычных праздников. В 2012 году ООН
провозгласила 20 марта Международным днём счастья, с целью признать важность счастья в жизни каждого человека!
Это хороший повод вспомнить, что в жизни всегда есть моменты, которые делают нас счастливыми, независимо от обстоятельств.
Наслаждайтесь каждым мгновением счастья, делитесь с друзьями и близкими улыбкой и хорошим настроением!
Trainer Tip... Wednesday? Ok, so I’m a day late. Oops. I wanted to bring this page back to its roots a bit, but this time include some legit training expertise to help YOU exercise more efficiently. That being said, here’s little trick to improve your squat strength: pause at the bottom of the squat before pushing the weight back up again. A lot of people “bounce” at the bottom of their squats. As you go down, the muscles build up kinetic energy that can then “bounce” you back up again. Utilizing this energy keeps the muscle from producing as much force as it would if you pause at the bottom. It’s the same thing we do when we’re about to jump over something, squat down to get that energy and then use it to catapult yourself up. Squats are not meant to be catapults!!!! Hope this helps and DM me for other questions, issues, and fun facts. Now get out there and do work!
This week, I’ve been a little sad. As it nears April, it just gets to be a weird feeling emotionally. Working out has been my outlet- the one thing that I feel like I have control over, but tonight I was discouraged bc I couldn’t run a mile. (Seems a little silly as I’m typing it, but I guess that happens sometimes.) I felt weak. I felt drained. My heart hurt for so many reasons. And then...the picture on the left popped up in my memories. A perfect visual of a terrified, 26 year old girl confined to a wheelchair and barely weighing in at 90 pounds. THAT was weak and drained, NOT whatever funk I was in earlier. 😳 But isn’t it wonderful to have moments to look back on like what I just experienced? Moments that we are truly at our lowest point, so that we can SEE FOR OURSELVES how far we have come. Then maybe just maybe...we can allow ourselves a little more grace in the present.💗 Today I’m not that scared 90 pound girl with a bum leg. Instead, I am one bum leg down, (replaced with an AWESOME bionic one), 135 pounds, stronger than I have ever been, and celebrating my 32nd birthday in a few weeks! 😱🤪🙈 So I guess #transformationtuesday was right on time!! (Always remember- “Life is tough my darling, but so are you.”)💗💗💗 #bostonstrong#transformation#amputee#stronger#fitnessmotivation
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I’m not gonna lie. This is a blatant Instagram pic opportunity...and I didn’t really need to tie my hair up 🤷♀️🙋♀️💁♀️
but faaar out it means sooo much to me that I’m embracing the skin I’m in more than ever before! (30s rock!)
My mind is consumed with all the things I want to do, experience and learn in this world - not with being accepted.
I’ve stopped wasting my time feeling hurt that not everyone is going to embrace me. And caring waaay too much about the people who come into my life from time to time who try to rock my confidence and self-worth with their narrow minded views about people who look different to them. .
It took me long enough, but no way do I want that kind of vibe in my life...so really, it’s their loss, not mine.
Because I know now, that I am a Qwwweeeeeen! 😉
“I think when you interact with people who have gone through similar struggles as you, it’s a very positive and very heartwarming feeling. Here I feel like I’m on top of the world!” -@alexagrady, Beautifully Flawed attendee