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  • Writer's pictureJillian Tedesco

You Only Have One Body

I'm grappling with frustration and vulnerability as my body continues to present me with issues. It's hard not to let it get to me, but I know I need to shift my mindset and take a step back. I remind myself that I only have one body, and its well-being must be a priority.

Lately, I've been experiencing daily pain and inflammation in my hips and knees, affecting my overall quality of life. Perhaps it's due to imbalances in my body, worsened by the strain of my golf game. Facing these obstacles is disheartening, but I refuse to be defeated.

Addressing the root causes is crucial, rather than seeking temporary relief. I tell myself to slow down, take time to identify the underlying issues, and address them directly. Intense fitness routines aren't the answer; instead, I opt for gentle training that supports my body's healing and restoration.

Longevity, functionality, and staying lean are my guiding goals. I align my training and nutrition with these principles, nourishing my body with the right fuel and engaging in exercises that promote strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.

Playing golf well into my seventies is a lifelong aspiration. I envision myself walking the course and carrying my bag with ease. This vision keeps me motivated, reminding me of the life I want to lead and the physical capabilities I desire.

So, I approach this journey with patience and self-compassion. It won't be easy, and setbacks are inevitable, but I'm committed to prioritizing my body's health. I seek a balance that allows me to enjoy the things I love while taking care of myself. I reach out to experts who can help me learn to take better care of my body in this season of life. I encourage you to do the same.

Today this blog is my reminder to be kind to myself, listen to my body, and make choices that support my long-term well-being. I'm determined to find a path to a strong, pain-free body.

Yours in resilience and self-care,




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