Hi Friend. How are you? How has your week been? Mine has been better.
I know our life is far from perfect and thinking about how bad it is only makes me feel worse.
How can you be happy with your life when there's so many things that you could be unhappy about?
There's the trick question.
Because isn't there always going to be something in your life that isn't right? Something there that you can say is a legitimate reason for you to be unhappy about? So why not try to look for the things in your life that do make you happy and focus on those! That has been my assignment for myself this week.
Earlier this week I was looking for something that meant a lot to me and when I couldn't find it I said a prayer in my heart that I could locate it. Yesterday we met Clint's parents at the Mummies of The World Exhibit and when we pulled up my Father in law brought over what I had been looking for!!! He said that Clint's brother was looking in a box at their house and found it! I was shocked! They never even knew I was looking for it! It was a sweet sign to me that God is aware of me and cares about me. It was good to feel that way....happy.
Do you remember Clint's Get Fit Get Healthy Challenge he started last month? How's your progress been going? Have you tried to be healthier? Clint has been going to the gym at least 4 times a week despite his pain and discomfort. He has also been swimming.
He now weighs 238lbs and has lost 2 lbs.
It's been frustrating for him to work so hard and not see his hard work show on the scale. The physical therapist says it's not uncommon for those bodies that are fighting cancer to be stressed and not want to lose weight. But that hasn't slowed him down! Even though he can't see it on the scale I can see the transformation in his attitude! Doesn't working out just make you feel better?
If I didn't workout I can't fathom how miserable and depressed I would be. It has truly helped me in so many ways. It can be the antidote to many of your problems! Are you depressed? Are you low on energy? Are you sad? Then my friend you need to workout!
What's holding you back?
I'm so excited to introduce you to my new Friend Jim!
He goes to the same gym as me and when I saw him shakin' it in Zumba with an oxygen tank I knew I had to go and talk to him! Not only is he one of the cutest, and sweetest gentlemen I've ever met, he is one of the most inspiring people I've ever talked to!
He's a 76 year old Korean War Vet
His wife died when their 4th baby was 15 days old
He survived prostate cancer
He has Diabetes
He has ONE lung which subsequently leaves him carrying around a 12 lb oxygen tank
He's lost 44lbs since November of 2010
Isn't he AMAZING?! Here's our Zumba instructor Veronica with us. Have you taken a Zumba class before? It's fun, but it's a lot of work! And to think of doing it with a 12 lb oxygen tank and one lung just blows my mind.
I've seen him at the gym before, but hadn't gotten a chance to talk to him. I'm so grateful I was finally able to.
He is such an inspiration don't you think?
I have such a great respect for people who deal with physical limitations and still strive to workout and be healthy. It's hard enough getting my butt to the gym and I feel good! But thinking about Clint and his limitations has been my motivation to 'get moving'. And meeting people like Jim keep me grateful for a body that can get up and move.
If a 76 year old with a 12 lb oxygen tank, one lung, and diabetes can go to the gym every day why can't we?! There's no excuse....get inspired!
Have a good weekend talk to you soon!
-Your Friend Kamille