The 79 Year YOUNG LADY IN THE BACK ROW...
I'm always so blown away, uplifted and just humbled every time I teach my Tuesday classes at Kaman Senior Fitness in Hilo. There is never a dull moment that these amazing new frenz show me what LIFE IS REALLY ALL ABOUT.
I woke up early this morning to a quiet house. Jim gone to work already, boys still sleeping. So I got up, took a shower and sat down in the old rocking chair in my bedroom--the one I keep meaning to replace--but I rocked both boys back and forth in it for so many years, I'm not ready.
Every so often . . . not too often . . . I give my wellness workshop at Glen Ivy Hot Springs and it resonates with someone. They come up after class and ask me if I have a "program" or a "dvd" or something they can buy to take home. Someone asked me that today. I smiled and then told them . . . and I will tell you too:
Physical. Emotional. Financial. Spiritual. Mental. When was the last time you took personal inventory of these centers that make up YOU? What areas are you balanced in? Where are you over drawn or over committed? Where are you thriving and on top of the world and what areas needs nurturing and restoration?
Acknowledging that a mess was made of a situation = good. Not acknowledging that something needs to be done about it = bad. Wrestler translation: you may get in deep for a takedown, but if you don't finish and finish quickly, it is worth nothing. Life translation = implentation and follow-up is key to success.
The best way to get results with a client is to create a completely transparent nonjudgemental relationship. One way to do this is to have a dounut or two every few months to communicate your humanity, empathy, and not so out of touch grasp on reality. We all live with what I call real life obstacles but they are all things that we can overcome if we are gut wrenchingly honest with ourselves about what we want and are capable of. Just look at Demi Moore in G.I Jane. One-arm push-ups = very nice, passing all the other tests despite being ganged up on by all the men =&