I am one of small number of gym goers who really enjoys January at the gym. That’s right. Crowds and all! Why you may ask…because unlike the other 11 months of the year, I have company. During January, I’m not the only one who has to slow down on the treadmill to pull my shorts down, as the friction of my thighs rubbing together have given them that fat girl shorts in a wad syndrome.
I can look over and see a kindred spirit in the line of treadmills who is breathing so hard they look like they might pass out, but no…false alarm, just slowing down to adjust the pants.
When I finally give up and stumble off the machine there are plenty of other red faced sweat drenched gym rat wannabees, and I am not alone. I blend in. This year I am hopeful that when the crowd of kindred fatties have long since fallen off the wagon, I will be blended in with the fit and athletic types. The cool ones, not the meat heads. Wish me luck…
"We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are always there for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.
-- Jeff Warner
"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you."
-Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons (talking to her daughter)
If there is any secret to this life I live, this is it: the sound of what cannot be seen sings within everything that can, there is nothing more to it than that.
"The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."