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September 1, 2015

Posted in Fitness, General, Health

I can’t believe it is September already, 3/4 of another year like a flash.  Just an important reminder that life is so precious. I have 4 wonderful sons and a beautiful daughter in law. I have a terrific husband and he also has great children and grandchildren.  I have already eaten some good for me food today. I have a car a home and exercise stuff. So much time can be wasted on the “have nots”. I heard a story from my client yesterday that made me realize I still need to work on my “attitude of gratitude”. She told me of a man who had a physically demanding job, but fell in his kitchen and became paralyzed. I had heard a similar story from a co-worker years ago about a 35 year old who fell in the shower. Sad stories, yes, but I have know people with even sadder stories who’s attitude in life was beautiful anyway! So how much do you have to be thankful for today? I have learned a lot about looking at my glass half full, it took a long time, but I’m thankful that I am much better at it today! Stress can be greatly reduced and the quality of life greatly improved by our choice to find the good, count our blessings.  Focus on the positive. That person who irritates you must have one good quality you can dwell on. Are you able to move today, wow, that is a benefit worth smiling about. If there are things you can do to improve your situation, do it, if not let it go!  Don’t wear yourself out on the things you can’t change, the sun is going to come up in the east tomorrow, we can’t control the world.  Stress is still our greatest enemy for a quality life! Remember don’t sweat the small stuff. Your thinking effects your moods, your moods effects your health and everyone around you. You are in control of that. Finish this quarter of the year strong and joyful. Make a new habit to be thankful!

Though I attend several of her classes, where Darla truly shines is as a personal trainer and
health coach. She saw where I was, and helped me to get where I wanted to be, even though I
wasn’t sure I was communicating it clearly. After just a year my Dr. was amazed to report my
bone density had improved, and my overall health was enhanced. Darla keeps training fresh,
challenging, and enjoyable; and she is always supportive and encouraging. During this time of
sheltering I have been continuing my training sessions via Skype, and her eagle eye doesn’t
miss a thing…still correcting my form and pushing me to go beyond where I thought I could go.
Thank you doesn’t seem nearly enough for someone who got me back on a positive health track
that has enriched body, mind and spirit. But thank you anyway, Darla.

Laura, Newton New Jersey
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