Updated: May 2, 2021
So the other day when I was at the gym doing my own workout and trying out some new exercise combos for my clients, I noticed these two ladies next to me with their phones out looking up some ideas on Pinterest. It made me stop and smile because I love to see people getting motivated to get healthy, get inspired and share time together in pursuit of the two together. One of my clients refers to it as fellowship...the sharing of time connecting, being an inspiration in whatever way, giving of oneself exchanging energy. I love that word. Fellowship.
Its one of the major components of health. Feeling connected to the world we live in and the people in it.
I could tell these two ladies were new to the gym scene. They were laughing and enjoying their clumsy beginning steps, having fun figuring it out together. I kept on with my workout. When I stopped to take a break, get some water and catch my breath one of them came up to me and said "When I get in shape I want to be able to do a workout like that." I was speechless and humbled, because I don't see myself that way. I'm on the journey too. I eat chocolate, drink wine, and hit the snooze button when I should be tying up my laces for my own workout. I have to dig deep too...We began to chit chat and commiserate on how much we disliked burpees. A few high fives later, I congratulated them on their courage to begin. Showing up is half the battle. I also told them I do this for a living and shared some tips to help keep them on track, like journaling and continuing to workout with a buddy. As flattering as this lovely lady's comment to me was, it reminded me of something bigger. Someone is always watching...You never know who you just might be inspiring.
Often times I, we, forget to recognize the simple fact that even through our biggest struggles, someone thinks we are a hero. If you are a parent you know this first hand. God only knows, as a mom, I make mistakes. However, my kids still look at me as if I was Wonder Woman. Not sure how much longer that will last with my middle schooler, but I'll take it for as long as it lasts! They still think I am able to conquer all the bad guys, jump tall buildings, kiss away every booboo and drive them crazy all at once.
Keep on the path...Stay in pursuit...Even when you feel beaten...Never give up. Someone out there thinks you are a hero! I know I do.