By Susan "Honey" Good
I'm a sponsored blog partner of Ensure but all opinions contained in this post are my own.
As I mentioned last week, there's no doubt you've seen, and perhaps even consumed, Ensure nutrition shakes. I'm writing about Ensure again for two reasons. One: They are hosting a very generous giveaway with a prize of $1,000 a month for an entire year. The other reason is that while many of you may have heard of the brand, you may not have considered how drinking Ensure can help you regain strength and energy, especially after illness or injury, such as my broken ankle several years ago.
Little did I know, this injury would involve undergoing surgery and several months of physical therapy in order to get back to my old high-heel wearing self. It was tough and I needed rest, both mentally and physically, to recover properly. I needed, most of all, a "Can Do" attitude.
How did I survive and thrive with my unexpected injury? I developed a Can Do attitude!
I am an excellent resource for all of you who are in one of the healing phases of a broken ankle. Let’s start with the first phase.
I want to stress three fun approaches I took to keep my spirits high! You want to try and stay upbeat. It is a long road to recovery. The most beneficial medical decision I made besides choosing my surgeon, was to use a walker to get myself around.
Here are four ways to keep my spirits up post surgery…
- My toenails were painted in a beautiful happy and bright color. I had a pedicure every three weeks.
- A smiley face was painted on my big toe in white polish over my bright polish always smiling at me when I looked down.
- I wore a pink cast that matched my toe nail polish.
- The most important thing I did was stay away from a scooter.
“A scooter will ruin your knee,” said my girlfriends, who had broken their ankles. I listened to them and used a walker. I was doing aerobics all day! I had to use my arms to lift my body. I used my “good” leg to hop forward. I lost weight and several inches. I stayed mentally and physically healthy because I had a daily work out!
Ensure's Can Do campaign is all about how Can Do people recognize the role that nutrition plays in being able to live their fullest life possible. Drinking Ensure allows them to properly fuel their bodies in order to move past setbacks. Personally, having a Can Do attitude is what has helped me survive every tribulation from cancer to being widowed to the aforementioned injury.
I previously shared this video about a couple named Byron & Helen and their own Can Do attitudes. Not only did those attitudes help them recover from a debilitating motorcycle accident, but they are back at it and, as Helen so succinctly puts it in the video, they "work hard" at having fun. That's the kind of "work" that changes everything!
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