Dana Eaves, the founder and CEO of Danamite, wears many stylish hats including Vegan Fitness Enthusiast, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Singer/Songwiter, and Digital Multimedia Artist.
My life changed on June 5th, 2015. I was stopped at a red light when my car was hit from behind by an 18-wheeler truck moving at full speed. As I waited for the ambulance, I became nervous for about 5 minutes and eventually tried to move... I realized I was really hurt but didn't really accept it at the time.
I have a high tolerance for physical pain. I have also lifted heavy weights for all of my adult life. In addition, I have studied various styles of self-defense which have all included being slammed dunked on floors often amongst other brutal practices. So, could this truck and it's possibly sleeping or drunk driver have been stronger than ME? Yup....temporarily.
Did Something or Someone Knock You Down Too?
My recovery journey was full of mixed emotions as well as good and bad external advice. All I wanted was to get better physically and to not be mentally broken by this. I felt weak and scared for a while as doctors told me the "you will never agains." I was told I would never lift heavy weights again, drive stick shift again, digital design using my right arm, jump-rope, and on and on.
I never believed it. Never. I also lied to myself at first. I made myself believe that the pain was minimal. But then there was one doctor....who saw that I was so determined to heal, he gave me different advice than his less determined patients. Eventually, we were all on the same page.
Have You Accepted it Yet? Are You Lying to Yourself?
It took almost three years for my full recovery and for me to face the complete truth. I experienced and overcame almost every emotion and obstacle possible with some hiccups along the way. I executed my physical therapy routines exactly as prescribed all while lying to myself saying, "you're fine". I also didn't fully express my pain to friends and family... why would I?
However, I couldn't slide over the truth to my lawyer. Somehow, he saw right through me. He finally broke me down and I accepted that I had been really physically damaged by this accident but still would not give up on myself. This was important because without acknowledging the truth, I wouldn't have been able to heal properly. My lawyer broke me down and lifted me up at the same time. My case was never about the money however, after the caseI, I reconsidered this position, lol. My lawyer always considered how I was feeling and it felt like he really wanted me to heal. This inspired me more than ever -Thank you kind sir.
Surprisingly, this gave me additional power, DANAMITE! This power came from within as well as from others. I was also inspired by two dancers that often told their stories of overcoming pain. I watched their eyes when they spoke and I could feel their pain and power, it felt like my own.
Have you given up on yourself? Do you need Inspiration?
Eventually, DANAMITE was conceived. After all of my ups and downs, physical therapy, external inspirations and corrective exercise studies, I knew I needed to help inspire others. I also work in an industry where I talk with many people both average and performing athletes who experience daily pain but are not usually motivated to fix the root cause of their problem. Most do not follow their doctor's orders.
Why don't many people follow physical recovery orders? I know why most of the time. This is why I created DANAMITE. I hope to inspire you to do the recovery work. Now, Let's Go!
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