Getting injured is not an abnormal concept. Sure, you can train smarter, have more control and awareness of your body and reduce the chances of it happening. But a possibility will remain. That's how it is. But what boggles the mind is that folks get injured and don't pick themselves up. No, it is absolutely not cool to let it stop you from who you were. If you were playing sport earlier, why is there a question about whether you can return to it? You absolutely can. But what happens is most folks get put off by the tediousness of physiotherapy, if they get to that stage. Or find some equally convincing excuse. And they roll back to a less intense lifestyle. C'mon, our problem today is that we move too less. You were doing something right, and are now going to let something get in the way of that?! I am going to let Michael Caine take over. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hURajfBiJjQ] And here's the thing. Does it have to be an injury from which you have to recover? "I just let myself go" is fine too, and am sure a lot of us have done just that. Well, similar advice. You got to pick yourself up, and get on with it. It is fine if you are injured, if you are embarrassed about how you look today - you got to do something about it to move away from this to a better place. It is going to be hard, and slow. But you have to do it. Coz you have to. Now that's settled, get on with it.