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Smiling at the Gym (2014 - Blog #26)

Monday, January 27, 2014

I really looked forward to going to the gym today. That is not always the case for me because I much prefer to walk, run, cycle outside. Yesterday was a gorgeous day and the run was just perfect. Today was gym day because by the time I get home, it is dark and dangerous to run outside. But I was upbeat and ready to enjoy the workout.

So I really became mindful about the environment. And several things that I saw made me smile. A few them...
emoticon about 100 people all in their own little worlds... working out with gusto
emoticon people of all shapes and sizes moving, jumping, pumping, sweating, challenging themselves
emoticon the positive POSSIBILITY that hung in the air
emoticon a young man in a wheelchair who had command of the place - his upper body a work of muscle and persistence - he blew my mind.
emoticon a lady of about 65 who worked on the weights for the entire hour I was there and her body SHOWED the diligence - she totally rocked!!!
emoticon way more women in the weight area than I have ever seen
emoticon middle-aged friends giving each other the thumbs up for a job well done
emoticon active kids in high school who spotted each other at the weight bench
emoticon and me... I was smiling at me for sticking with my goals to be at the gym.

Today just felt good, comfortable, right. One of the huge positives of the gym is the amazing energy that WORKING OUT IS DOABLE!

Here's to finding things to smile about in life...

"The main cause for failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want at the moment." Author Unknown

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: My mountain..always easy to smile.
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