A little over a year ago I started working out with a woman at work, outside on the parking deck. She started coming out and working out, never questioning anything she was asked to do, only trusting in the training and the trainer. Over time another person would ask to join, then another, then another.
My friend has since left the company and her family has moved back to her home state. Today I am so vividly reminded of her joy and zest for life, her laughter ringing through the air as she pushed through the sometimes very difficult workouts. People often breeze through our lives, not to stay indefinitely, but to make an impact in a very short period of time.
I continue to teach these classes on the parking deck and each week we seem to have another person join. It’s so inspiring to me to have a new person slip up the stairs and out in the the open sunshine. Some days are much harder than others, some days they question why they do what they do but then they always come back for more.
Each one reaches one. I live by that statement. I thank my friend Michelle Treichel for sharing that with me, it was a real sticker.
I love working out, love having changed my own life. I love continuing to change it through fitness and proper nutrition. All that being said, there is one thing that takes the cake and that is helping others. It doesn’t matter the shape or size or age or whateva… they are welcome in my little world.
They inspire me. They bring me joy. They remind me of being better. They make me better.
Here’s to the parking deck crew…many, many thanks to you all! We miss you Daphne!!