I’ve heard this phase from one of my favorite yoga instructors from the D.C. area for about 3 years now. It has always made sense but today in PT I got to experience the reward first hand and immediately.
I had hip surgery 7 weeks ago to repair a torn labrum in my left hip, and my recovery has been long and slow. I’m a really active person who has been told to be still for essentially 12 weeks. I’ve been riding a sedentary bike for a few weeks now, while slowly adding in simple basic body weight activities like lunges and squats.
My therapist put me on the bike today for twenty minutes and I dared myself to do 3 miles. This is something I’ve never done. 2 1/2 miles in twenty minutes yes, but adding an extra half mile in the same amount of time would be the challenge. I was literally sweating when I got off that bike at the end of 20 minutes, and rather than feeling defeated that I only did 2.92 miles, i wanted to throw a party for accomplishing SO much in such an allotted amount of time. So much growth in just 7 days and being able to see that growth first hand is incredibly empowering.
Do the work. Trust the process. The results are coming!