Tuesday, May 26, 2015

First Inductee to the Flywheel Hall of Change

Introducing the FLY Hall of Change



We’re inducting our most inspirational members into the FLY Hall of Change – and you could be next!  Every quarter we’ll honor one rider or pulser who has pushed beyond the burn and positively impacted his or her own life as well as the entire Flywheel community.  We’re thrilled to announce our first inductee, Texas' own, Nia Kelley from Plano.  Watch Nia’s incredible story HERE and see how she’s inspiring us to #NeverCoast.  And, click HERE to learn more about the program and to submit your own story.  You could win a one-year membership among other amazing prizes.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Lack of Posts to due a Brain Blood Clot

In July 2014, I had a blood clot to the brain (stroke).  I have been recovering for 6 months.  I couldn't speak, lost mobility in my right side (leg, arm), and lost vision in my right eye.  Even still, I was very lucky! 

I have aphasia and apraxia.  I am talking now, but it's a process.  I am starting to feel again in my right side.  I started spinning consistently in Nov 2014.  I spin 4-5 times a week, and I lost 25 lbs (and still losing).  Last week, my doctor said I was cleared to fly, sit for my driver's evaluation, and start lifting weights!  I go to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy 6 hours a day for 5 days a week.

As part of my recovery, Jay's mother taught me how to sew (Dec 2014). She is a sewing master, and I was thrilled to learn from her. Even though I am new, I am hooked! I have athletic frame and store bought pants, jeans, and dresses are problematic for me. I started sewing blog.  I love vintage dresses, skirts, and workout clothes. For now, I am working to create a personal wardrobe for spring and summer, with quality and pride, and gain sewing skills.