More than six months after a near fatal car accident, Melyssa Ford has finally healed enough to get back to doing this one thing…working out.
For #FitnessFriday, the former video vixen and “Blood, Sweat, & Heels” star took to social media to share with fans the beginning of her exercise journey.
“And so begins my Journey… back to health and wellness through fitness. My journey back to a stronger sense of who I am, the hard task of staving off depression through mental and physical challenges,” Melyssa shared on Instagram.
The 42-year-old also admitted that while she’s doing better since the crash, she’s still not “100% percent.”
“I’m not 100% yet: my coordination is still off; I fall down a lot. My pain levels are through the roof. I’m existing in a body that’s a little foreign to me. I don’t know HOW to be injured. But I’m trying. And all of you, who have rooted for me, prayed for me and cheered me on…”
She ended her inspiring post by thanking her fans for always being her “motivation.”
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And so begins my Journey… back to health and wellness through fitness. My journey back to a stronger sense of who I am, the hard task of staving off depression through mental and physical challenges. I’m not 100% yet: my coordination is still off; I fall down a lot. My pain levels are through the roof. I’m existing in a body that’s a little foreign to me. I don’t know HOW to be injured. But I’m trying. And all of you, who have rooted for me, prayed for me and cheered me on… YOU are my motivation on this #FitnessFriday Thanks to my Bomb ass trainer @forcefitnessinc for encouraging me and kicking my butt at the same time 🎥:@jpfilms216
Naturally, her followers on the ‘Gram were definitely here for this positive message and rare glimpse of the reality star’s vulnerability.
“You Got This! Just keep pushing and being consistent! Gods Got You,” one person wrote.
Another added, “You can do this!! This is the beginning of building your testimony because they survived your test!!”
Ford has come a long way from the following throwback picture she posted earlier this month:
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#tbt I’m normally a pretty private person but if you don’t celebrate your own victories, why would anyone else? This was a month after the crash that almost took my life. I needed to support of a walker from the symptoms of post concussive syndrome. My speech And cognition was affected, I was constantly disoriented and I was scared. But what ended up happening over the next few months of recovery was intense self discovery: things that no longer fit within the realm of who I was or what I could accept or be a part of. Certain relationships fell apart due to the glaring fact that, at my worst moment, ppl I loved and would have done anything for couldn’t seem to muster the same energy for me and made excuses for their lacking. You live and you learn I guess 🤷🏽♀️Now that I’m better, my energy will be focused on projects and endeavors that are more reflective of the real me… at the helm of my own ship, charting my own course. Thank you to everyone who has cheered me on and rooted for and prayed for me.
As we previously reported, in June Melyssa swore she was “lucky to be alive” after suffering serious injuries in a major car crash in Los Angeles.
The video vixen’s rep confirmed that the 41-year-old “sustained serious head injuries including a skull fracture, concussion and bleeding in her brain amongst other severe cuts and bruises.”
The rep added that the accident took place while Ford was on her way to attend the bridal shower of a good friend.
“The violent impact sent her 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited into a tailspin and the vehicle flipped three times before landing upside down. She was surrounded by EMT personnel, lying at the side of the freeway beside the crushed Jeep, covered in blood, when she regained consciousness.”
Her other injuries included: “A 10-inch open wound that had to be surgically closed using stitches and staples in addition to several large gashes on her arms and legs.”
Apparently, her seatbelt saved her life.
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It’s a shame I have to do this to let folks know the seriousness of @melyssaford ‘s accident (I got her permission first) but here it is. She was involved in a horrific accident that could have easily taken her life. It’s actually a miracle she survived. She’s injured FOR REAL. She doesn’t even remember this as she has a huge gash in her head and blood on the brain. This was sent to me by a Good Samaritan that didn’t know who he was helping but once he saw the story online he contacted me knowing we’re friends and he was following me. If anyone was a witness to this accident please inbox me any information you may have. As you can imagine Melyssa doesn’t remember much so I’m hoping witnesses will come forward and assist in putting the pieces back together. She was hit by an 18 wheeler. Respect to @manifesting_mary who was the first one to check folks for the poor taste “jokes”. The internet emboldens cowards… it also can shut em down as well. Everyone please send love and prayers to our friend @melyssaford 🙌🏾🙏🏽
We’re so happy to see Melyssa finding her happiness and reclaiming her health. You got this!
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3. FADE IN FADE OUTSource: 3 of 21
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5. REAL HOODSource: 5 of 21
6. BINTY JOGGERSSource: 6 of 21
7. WORK IT OUT IN THE NATURALSource: 7 of 21
8. HAVE A TWO-PIECESource: 8 of 21
9. STRETCH IT OUTSource: 9 of 21
10. KEEP ALL CURLS IN PLACESource: 10 of 21
11. GET INTO FOCUSSource: 11 of 21
12. FLIP ITSource: 12 of 21
13. BUNNY BUFFSource: 13 of 21
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#FitnessFriday: After A Horrific Car Accident, Melyssa Ford Is Back In The Gym was originally published on hellobeautiful.com