Sometimes life throws you curve balls. We all get down – all of us! YES, I am thankful for much as I write every Gratitude Monday BUT that does not mean that I am happy 24/7. In fact, quite the opposite with things behind the scenes.
I try to put things in perspective. I know that in many ways I am a very lucky person. That does not mean that we can’t acknowledge that we are sometimes not happy, sometimes depressed, sometimes stressed to the max & just want to run away! I think in social media, people don’t want to hear this yet many want to scream it out loud – YES I AM SOMETIMES SAD! YES SOMETIMES I AM NOT HAPPY!
YOU KNOW WHAT – THAT IS OK!! YOU ARE OK! IT IS LIFE!
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT – be open to all ages to help you through the storm. Just because I am older doesn’t mean younger people can’t help me. Just because you are younger does not mean I can’t relate or help you. BE OPEN TO THE POSSIBILITIES FOR HELP AND ENCOURAGEMENT! There is no shame in asking for or seeking out help. Sometimes it comes knocking on your door without you even asking for help!
For me, this happened recently with a guy in the gym. He is probably at least 20 years younger than me – maybe more. He came to me for help with workouts, motivational help for his workouts & food help. In the process he helped me. I was in a funk. It is hard with social media when you don’t have what “they” require to be marketable. You may be able to help people but you are just not what they see as “right”.
Through him, I found a new lease on my workouts & my ability to help others. He has made great gains in the gym as well as out of the gym. He now has people come up to ask him questions & he credits me. I CREDIT HIM!!! He does the work. He listens and absorbs a 57-year-old woman’s thoughts on workouts, life, food & more.
In return, he gave me a new outlook on life & maybe even the future!! I thank him! There he is below. He actually met me at TheFitExpo Los Angeles. We were checking out Skulpt Aim. A review soon on that! Very interesting device & I am liking it! Measures muscle quality, body composition, body fat for each individual muscle and total body! You can track your progress. A great tool for fitness professionals, trainers, fitness competitors!!!
YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOUR MOTIVATIONAL HELP WILL COME FROM – DO NOT CLOSE ANY DOORS!! THAT DOOR MAY BE THE OPENING TO A WHOLE NEW YOU!
I must close with this share from Instagram last night – just love it!!!
#ThoughtForEve from the beautiful @laurabodybuilding – #Regrann from @laurabodybuilding – #beautiful #live #smile #breath #love #inspiring #purpose #myjourney #keepon #colors #individuality