Aside from working hard on the new apartment, trying as hard as I can to watch the World Cup and trying to find a job, I’ve continued doing the T25 workouts. To be honest, I have only missed one day and it was last Sunday’s stretch video. Apart from that I’ve been really loyal, I even worked out on Thursday, after working in the new apartment from 9 a.m. to after 6.
This focus on continuing to workout or at least keep moving a little every day, is not some crazy pressure to maintain my weight or be skinny, although I want to stay healthy. It’s because of my brain, I also have to keep that healthy. My mind doesn’t work as fast as it used to or hold on to as much information any more, at least not for a long time. But, since I have kept exercising ever since I started therapy after my accident six years ago, I really haven’t had any regression, I have only improved.
I don’t want my memory or brain function to get worse as I age so I need to do things to prevent this. Apart from reading and writing, I also exercise at least 5 times a week to keep my brain healthy. I already had a TBI, that was enough for my brain, I need to protect it more now.
Learn more about this here: The brain-changing benefits of exercise
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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