Another Day

Richard Simmons has a way of pushing me to do more than I think I can do, and that works both physically and mentally.  And tonight, he knew I was upset/tired/frustrated, but he helped me burn major calories and even put a smile on my face when I felt like crying.  (I cried too, but let’s talk about the smile first.)

He wore an awesome outfit today which featured a pink tutu, and he made me wear it for the pic.  I was so nervous that I’d ruffle the tutu beyond repair, but urged me to put it on and go from there. Obviously, I don’t look as cute in the tutu as Richard, but I feel great about the fact that he encouraged me to wear it.  I also feel great about the fact that I was able to give it back to him in one piece. :)

When I’m working out Slimmons (even on nights like tonight when I’m not bouncing off the walls with energy) I’m reminded of the reasons I came to L.A.  and the reasons I think I should be here right now. I’m facing a temporary yet immediate struggle, and I don’t know how to fix it.  I do know that I need to give it my best effort because we only truly fail when we stop trying.

I don’t have all the answers, but I do have the support of my friends and family.  I have a good head on my shoulders and a loving heart.  And I’m working to do my best with what I have…and tonight, that’s enough.


24 thoughts on “Another Day

  1. I love the tutu’d you! LOL! You guys must have SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun. I’m jealous. LOL!

    I love that you’re finding peace in the simple things. I’m very happy for you, Kenz. You have such an amazing life. You do! Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

  2. I love the pink Tutu . And it made me smile. And most of all I love the smile it put on your face and Richard just cracks me up. I am so glad I got to met him in real life. He is not a stranger to anyone. I think that is because he is from Louisiana and we are very friendly people.
    I love you and I know it will all be alright; I believe that for the both of us. Nothing is impossible with God and your family and friends. And lets face it you have great many of both. Love you ! MOM
    OHHHHHHHHH tell Richard I think he’s the greatest too! :)

  3. How wonderful that you get to work out with Richard Simmons! He is a lovely man. I had the pleasure of being a guest on his t.v. show in 1982 (promoting my book on teenage depression) and he was just the greatest – not only put together a terrific show, but also was so kind. He even did my eye make-up for the show and I never looked better! I’m so glad to hear that you’re exercising and taking care of yourself during a difficult time in your life, Kenlie. And that working out at Slimmons — and posing in that pink tutu — puts such a bright smile on your face!

  4. You are right – that is enough – given all you do have, the rest will fall into place. And that tutu will take you ANYWHERE you want to go! Looks awesome :)

  5. You rock that tutu, sister!!! I want one, and I want one that has been worn by Richard Simmons!!!!! I love him! Kenlie you are such an inspiration. I just love reading your blog, girl. Keep up the good work.

  6. Really you are doing great – and working out with Richard on a weekly basis!!! That is beyond fun. I just started working with a trainer, and luckily it is a good fit and definitely has helped with my motivation and focus – I just wasn’t pushing myself enough on my own! Stay strong!!!!

  7. Oh fun photo! You both look so cute.

    I am so proud of you for pushing through, girl. You made the trek to Slimmons & worked out even when you were upset/tired/frustrated.

    I hope tomorrow is much brighter. :) HUGS.



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