Fitness America Champion Else Lautala says, "My feelings and emotions take place of time. Consciously and subconsciously I think about how much time I still have before I can move normally. I know this is just passing time, but at the moment this is my life and these are my thoughts."

"It's been 2.5 weeks from my ACL surgery and I'm not planning to skip a day from this rehab journey. But I can't wait to be back to normal. Just to let you know I’m not unhappy or anything like that. I’m actually feeling really good. Just passionate to get back."