It’s always sad when I finish a class.
This past week, I completed my 6-week Women on Weights class at PAK Fitness in Sidney. Five amazing women met 3 times a week to lift, laugh and trade stories.
Each class is so different in who shows up, but what they all have in common is women wanting to better themselves physically, mentally and nutritionally.
These women all put themselves first, if only for an hour a day, to strengthen their bodies and minds, despite their busy days. Because our ‘stuff’ never goes away, and we must move through it as best we can. And at times, moving through it as best we can is all we can do.
I know there were days when I certainly showed up to class tired and frustrated as I struggled to balance my own on-season training and dieting commitments with a busy business, family obligations and a special needs son whose special needs suddenly increased even moreso when he was faced with an ugly lung infection that had him bed-ridden and requiring round-the-clock care.
We all have a story, and as we trained and talked, we were reminded of this fact over and over again. We are all on a journey, and we simply must do the best we can. These women, like all women before them, have learned to go with the ebb and flow of it all, and they fit themselves in between the cracks somehow.
You ladies never missed a beat, and I thank you for your commitment, your focus, and in lifting ME up. I truly looked forward to our morning classes that was like a breath of fresh air in a crazy world.
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