Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new and improved Nick Fener on our hands. Since he began walking more often, he is confident, sure footed, happy, and motivated. He is making transitions that were nearly impossible a mere week ago. I believe he was capable of this sooner though. Physically ready, but perhaps not mentally. That’s the power of decision. When you’re ready to change something in your life, you must make the decision. A week ago, he was finally ready. He woke up and realized that he was making excuses for still using his wheelchair at times when he could very well use his crutches. He was trying to save his energy for the big workouts, which I understand, but he needed to be walking more often.
Then one day he decided to make the change.
He was ready to stop making excuses.
As an able-bodied person, it’s easy to make excuses for not taking care of ourselves the way we should, for not working out daily, or for grabbing a quick burger instead of cooking a healthy dinner. We make excuses for all sorts of bad habits and negative behaviors.
It isn’t easy to identify Nick’s excuses, because he has a legitimate reason much of the time: he is in a lot of pain. But him spending too much time resting is a negative behavior akin to any other bad habit. His healing body needs to move to grow. He can’t afford NOT to push himself.
There are times when he still needs his chair, and that’s okay. But the new Nick Fener only uses it when he absolutely has to. No more excuses!