Growing up, I thought that I was resilient to nearly anything. Throughout high school and college, I rarely got sick. I had a few injuries (threw out my back, landed on someone's foot and sprained my ankle), but nothing that you wouldn't expect from the type of activities that I was engaged it. For being so active, I was surprised at how little my body broke down.
That wasn't the case a year ago. I found myself getting sick more often, I was affected by recurring migraines and although I was less active, I experienced a about the same number of injuries over the course of one year than I had through two multiple years prior. For not being so active, I was surprised at how much my body was breaking down. I thought to myself, "There is no way that this is coincidence."
Since being back in the gym for the last 3-4 months, I think that I've gotten one mild migraine and got sick maybe once. Despite being MORE ACTIVE than I was a year ago, and engaged in MORE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, I haven't experienced any real injuries. Again, I think to myself, "There is no way that this is coincidence."
Here's to good health. That'll keep me motivated to workout any day.