Sometimes others give us challenges, but either way accepting and then crushing a challenge feels A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
It doesn't matter if it is a mental or a physical challenge, both, or something entirely different, but the act of working towards a challenge (or goal) and accomplishing it is a sure way to make you feel alive.
I've taken to posting my personal challenges on facebook, I don't know if I'm looking for someone to say I'm nuts and talk me out of it, or to cheer me on in the hope it lifts me up when I think I'm nuts for attempting it; but either way the act of posting it out in the open for all the world to see ensures one thing, I will fight like the dickens to crush that goal. (Thank you Mr. Shakespeare for that wonderful expression, "like the dickens")
Fighting for my fitness has become a lifestyle. You see Lipedema has a way of making you feel weak, both mentally and physically, and it can also make you feel like a victim. Like there is nothing you can do about your condition, that your body will eventually break down completely and you will be trapped inside of it like a prisoner on death row. That sounds dramatic, but trust me when I say IT IS REAL.
Fighting back in whatever way I can is the only way I have found to take my life back. I am living with Lipedema, I am not dying from it.
|Training on the Ropes Challenge Course at Ndakinna|
So here is my challenge for you - spread awareness about Lipedema. Tell anyone and everyone who will listen, find creative ways to do so - there are some great videos on youtube, created by wonderful people all over the world, like the one below from Sherry Simoes (Lipedema Network Canada).