My commitment to myself, when I started blogging, was to, whenever possible, keep a positive spin on things. With that said, I would like to acknowledge the bravery displayed by the people who worked so hard on the injured, during the recent tragedy in Tuscon, Arizona. Many went above and beyond to help sustain life in those that were so severely injured by the very sick young man who opened fire on the innocent. How one reacts in a situation such as this horrific one, tells everything about the true fabric of that person. Somehow, despite this horrible news (and so much horrible news, really) we must find some sort of comfort and peace in knowing that most people are still really good people.
On a fitness note, it is amazing how life mimics art and art mimics life. My blog yesterday morning seemed to easily unfold into real life as I was challenged by an overcrowded 11:30 class with not enough equipment for everyone and the need to make a quick change to the format of the class. Putting away the balls and the elastic tubing, 56 of us we were left with our bodies, our chair, a set of free-weights for each of us and…some really upbeat music. Its always a charge hearing a whole group of my SilverSneakers students singing the chorus to songs like “Southern Nights,” (lots of la da dee da das) or even better, “Momma Told me not to Come.”
And again, last night, when Mitch and I went to the trail, all I needed was some music and the benches and bars to get in a great walk/run, push-ups, dips, a few attempted pull-ups, (just cannot do them) stretching and even a minute or two of very peaceful meditation and deep breathing. It’s great to see Mitch regaining his stamina (quickly) after a 2 month “pause” do to his arrhythmia which was corrected on Thursday morning. No doubt he will come running past me soon. I will NEVER be a fast runner, but I hope to always be trying!
Carole, it amazes me that we are still, after 53 years, always on the same page. More about the lentil soup (and soups in general) later in the week. And jumping jacks on the rebounder! Excellent. Shelli, funny comment about your guest room and the clothes hanging on the equipment…needless to say, you are not alone! Rita, thanks for thinking of me with the article. It was SO good to see you in class, yesterday morning. So good! Linda, (from Bally) if you are peeking in this morning, thanks for always being a beam of light and energy in class and for all your kind words. Do you have to go back to New York in the spring?? Thanks to Mitch for more than I could ever put into words. Thanks to all of you for your continuous support and your dedication to peace and fitness as well as peaceandfitness.
Time to hit the streets with clients this morning and classes tonight at TFC. Then home to watch week 2 of Biggest Loser Couples. So excited! It’s not only BL night, but also a good excuse to eat some Gardein Chicken “Wings” which I am craving since there is no more Miami Dolphin Sunday lunch, at least for this season. Biggest Loser night…somehow I can make an occasion out of almost anything.
Hoping your day is a celebration…This day and every day! NO matter…