It’s All About Disney World For Me


Cinderella's Castle

I recently wrote about my knee and back troubles with arthritis and going to Physical Therapy so I can walk a normal distance again without collapsing in pain. I realized today that I need to think of this as I am in training for Disney World. On the days I am not wanting to go to PT, like today, I need to remember this is helping me towards my Walt Disney World  trip in 2 1/2 months.

My goal is to walk from the boats, into the park and down Main Street USA without a cane. I know for many that sounds ridiculous because it is such a short distance but for me it is like running a 5k. I was not walking at all in January so to be able to make it that far, or farther is my goal.

As I was doing the Stepper today I closed my eyes and imagined myself taking each step into the park. I went 4 minutes longer today than any other day I had done this before my knee started to give. I think using the vision worked.  Day by day, step by step I will make it!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I will!

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  1. jleigh1902 says:

    Great way to visualize your goals! Keep it up!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. Suzy Barker says:

    Keep at it. You have the willpower to make hundreds of different family dinners without repetition, which I definitely could never achieve, so pretty sure you can deal with the knee and back problem in time for your very important trip. Best wishes.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I had a bit of a setback recently but am trying to push through. Thank you for your kind words!

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  3. spearfruit says:

    Yes, day by day, step by step – a great visual – Disney World. Keep it up, it will get better! 🙂

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  4. My children will be going to the Magic Kingdom this weekend again with their grandparents-they’ll all walk till they drop! You can do it Marci!!! The Magic Kingdom awaits your arrival my friend.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I can’t wait! Thank you for the encouragement!

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  5. Absolutely you will Marci 🙂

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  6. Tikeetha T says:

    Woohoo. Keep pushing! You got this!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  7. Planning to have fun eat Disney s a great motivation. I know you’ll have a great time.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  8. As a 2nd year physical therapy student, I must say you are an example of an ideal patient who is motivated by your own personal goals! Because of this, you WILL achieve them and more. I appreciate your transparency and wish you well on your pursuit of conquering Disney World!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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