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Oh, My ! The best compliment ever - made my year !

Sunday, December 18, 2011

This happened to me last Friday, December 16, 2011:

Friday at the gym, a regular morning person Mrs. Ryan came to see me. She is a former gym teacher, the day before it seems she was at one of the local grocery stores and she encountered two morning regulars (older gentlemen). Anyhow, I don't know how I came about on the subject but they asked her if she knew " The short little lady with amazing hair/curls " both told her how they were in awe of me ! They find it awesome on how diligent, focused I am and strong *lol*( Incline Bench Press: up to 75 pounds and Leg Press: up to 300 pounds, Deadlifts with bar: up to 135 pounds). They have been watching me go at and were too shy to tell me themselves.

Now, Mrs. Ryan is quite the outspoken one. She knows that my husband is younger than me, that he works for city on shifts, I do all the work around the house including shovelling, snowblowing and cutting the grass. She told them that indeed, I knew what I was doing, I train hard and intensely. I was really focused and knowledgeable, I was always changing my routine, oh, plus I was a runner I had several 5Ks under my belt and I ran some 10Ks unofficially. She ended up the conversation by telling them I had lost more than a 100 pounds, that I was married to a younger man *lol*. In addition, I should become a personal trainer one day. Last thing, they should offer to spot me once in a while !

It was so funny and cute, she told me she was so very proud of me and was ecstatic that my efforts were recognised by the "Men" on the other side of the gym because she always train on the Women's side. It made my day, hell, it made my year. I blush profusely and thanked her very much for sharing that with me.



Even though, I am finishing off the year not being at my goal weight. I know I have accomplished lots this year and yeah, it's just a number. My measurement have gone down, my clothing size have gone down.



So for all of YOU struggling, you are not alone !

Photos courtesy of: believetoachieve.tumblr and other site I cannot remember.
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BIGJIM5 9/14/2012 1:05PM

    whew, i did need this today! I love your picture quotes there. I may steal them and hang them on my fridge!! Thank you!!

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NEKEL16 3/10/2012 3:58PM

    emoticon that must of been a great pick me up emoticon

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BMWEBSTER 12/28/2011 6:22PM

    that is awesome! I would have been on cloud nine!

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NVRGIVINGUP 12/19/2011 9:27PM

  That must have felt awesome...well deserved Josee!

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GIRLONFIRE1979 12/19/2011 1:14PM

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-POOKIE- 12/19/2011 11:50AM

    *smiles* that warm from this TRUTH of an amazing compliment is going to drive you on!

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SCHOPPEK 12/19/2011 9:22AM

    Thanks for posting this!

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46SHADOW 12/19/2011 8:00AM

    WOW! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/19/2011 7:40AM

    emoticon emoticon Totally Inspiring!! emoticon

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IRON_RESOLVE 12/18/2011 9:19PM

    I LOVED READING THIS! LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE! I WANT TO BE WHERE YOU ARE AT. LOOKING BACK OVER AMAZING PROGRESS.
ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!!
YOU DID IT, AND YOU ARE GOING TO BE EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANT TO BE, SOME DAY SOON!!
MEE TOOO!!
YAY YOU!!

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FLA-1956 12/18/2011 6:07PM

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KARVY09 12/18/2011 4:48PM

    Love this (and love my younger man too)! ;)

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MADE-FOR-MORE 12/18/2011 2:27PM

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81WREN 12/18/2011 2:07PM

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COCOMAC7 12/18/2011 11:13AM

    WAHOO what an awesome compliment! You have had a great year!

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LALAFLOWERS 12/18/2011 8:31AM

    Great Compliment! It's always best when we can inspire folks without knowing it!!! Keep it up!

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CAROLYN1213 12/18/2011 8:30AM

    You have earned every compliment that has been spoken and those that should have been spoken! Keep doing your thing Josee!!! You are the bomb and I would LOVE to workout with you! It sounds like we are doing the same workout!

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BBAHONORS 12/18/2011 8:28AM

    Great compliment! You deserve it.

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