Saturday, February 2, 2013

Trusting in Him

A little over a week ago, I was having a pretty discouraging day, probably the worst since the accident. On the other hand, yesterday I had about the best day since the accident. I've started to incorporate light weights into my physical therapy, in addition to regular cycling on the indoor trainer. Since I'm not allowed to swing my leg up high enough yet to get over my regular bike, I've had to use my wife's bike with the step-thru frame. The first 2 days I only rode for 15 minutes each, keeping the pedal pressure very light. It was more to test my leg, to see how things might feel. So far, so good.

Yesterday, after doing my weight workout (and taking an hour to let my leg recover), I rode for 25 minutes, and ramped up the effort so that I was actually getting a good sweat going. Oh man, did that feel good! I actually got in an aerobic workout! My leg felt great too. And afterward, even after having done the weights (which did fatigue to muscles a bit), my leg was feeling good. I actually felt a new level of strength returning. Last night, I was looking back at the progress I've made over the past month, and I was encouraged and grateful. Two weeks ago I was still taking pain-killers to feel good. Today, I'm making the pain to feel good!

I am thankful for where for where the Lord has already taken me, but I have a feeling that He has a lot more work to do with me. I don't care to look back and wonder (what might have been), because what I see ahead is better than anything I could have been before.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
(Jeremiah 29:11)

Trusting in Him...

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