Ive been a competitive athlete in several sports, from junior varsity to NCAA for the vast majority of my life. Durlng medical school and residency, sports took a mandatorily assigned back seat to my career, and i can honestly say i’ve never felt worse. It was hard to reinitiate a strenuous routine, especially after a traumatic spine fracture from a ski accident just as i was finishing up my training, but finally, i feel and perform better than i did 10
years prior. Often get asked how i initiated and kept up the motivation up to work out as often and intensely as i do, and my answer is always the same. Find a sport (or sports) that challenges you, mind and body, and is enjoyable as well as a partner or coach that pushes you to do your best. Its not always fun to get out of bed on a winter morning and drag your ass in to train. But it should be less painful than disappointing someone you respect. And like any other habit, it becomes second nature in time. thanks to the Gusmao brothers @turracha and @andregusmaomma for always taking the time to keep me going 👊🏽
Although Im the FIRST person to admit you probably shouldn’t be taking relationship advice from moi, 😜, i think like in business, ive learned a lot from my failures, that have hopefully helped me evolve into someone better. I’ve learned that the idea of someone “perfect” for you probably doesn’t exist, as our evolution as people is continuos and we are constantly changing. I’ve also learned, that a person that TRULY does their best to stand by you, day in, day out, with your flaws, your benefits, and you as a whole, is worthy of respect and loyalty. Romantic, platonic, or other. But today, i want to say a special thank you to a person that has been as supportive as i could possibly expect. As taken from a piece of art that hangs in my living room....”You’re worth the headache, baby .”😘
The bad: hit some bumps on my impractically overpowered jet ski this weekend, and my old iphone is now at the bottom of the Caribbean sea. The good: came back in one piece, and now have a new phone. And my son is very happy about that apparently ❤️. Anyone i didn’t answer....now you know why, so sorry in advance! and thank you to the beautiful @sabina_pl for the photo ❤️
i love my winter routine....but time to get back into SUMMER shape. i was sidelined with my arm and it threw me off for a long time mentally as well as physically.
it’s still not up to speed, but i’m DONE with it limiting me. Lucky to have a few other athletic outlets to mix it up. So back on this beast tomoro at 5am. And hopefully i’ll have quads like this again in a few months! 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽 📷 @ashleybernes
Everyone should have a morning appointment routine that prepares them for the day ahead. That makes your mind and body more limber and resilient. That buffers you from stress. That sharpens your focus and teaches you discipline. I have a few, because my ADD can be out of control, but this is one of my favorites and i’m forever grateful to my teachers that help a very average student like myself succeed. @andregusmaomma@turracha@email@example.com@hollywoodhino
Starting my Monday right with some well deserved thanks to my staff at @nycsurgical, who literally have improved more than i could have ever expected in a shorter time than expected. You guys are what allow us as surgeons to push past boundaries of what was considered “doable”. to exceed standards in safety and results that far supercede almost all of our peers, and while some days can absolutely be horrifically stressful, for the most part we do it with teamwork, pride, cohesiveness and precision. I can be very difficult, and close to unbearable sometimes, but everyone knows it’s only for the greater good and pushing towards better and better outcomes. NO other endpoint matters more. Our patients deserve nothing less. As i’ve always said, being a LEADER (which is NOT AT ALL the same as a “boss”) is one of the most daunting and frustrating tasks any of you will ever face, and i know for SURE you see that at this point 😂😂. but through leading by example, you engender respect, which can never be purchased or demanded. And THAT is how you build a loyal, competent team. #lovemyjob