NutriFormance came into my life while I was rehabbing a total hip replacement at forty one years of age. It was a longer than usual, painful, depressing rehabilitation process due to a recall placed on the prosthetic device ten weeks after it was implanted. Being relatively young and in excellent health, I had expected a three month recovery period.
I prepared mentally for entering this “time warp” by marking three gigantic “X’s” over October, November, and December of my 2000 calendar. Those three months turned into 18 months.
My primary fitness goal at the time was to be able to put my underwear on without having to sit down first to do so. I fantasized about walking the 100 feet from my front door to my rural mailbox without pain or a pronounced limp. I longed for the feeling of strutting down the street with a strong, powerful gait. Bolting up a flight of stairs seemed like something that would never, ever happen for me again. It all seemed impossibly unattainable.
So, the happy ending to the story is . . . yes, with patience and the help of wonderful NutriFormance trainers, I now feel “strong like bull”. My stride is secure and pain free. Every flight of stairs is truly a miracle. I do avoid running, pounding, and jumping in an effort to keep my artificial joint working well for many, many more years. Currently, with the help of the NutriFormance staff, I am able get all sorts of exercise . . . aerobic, strength, posture, balance, flexibility and more with enough variety to avoid boredom. My NutriFormance success story was based, and continues to be based, on baby steps in the right direction on that never-ending path towards personal fitness goals.