Another Day

by Kenlie Tiggeman on August 24, 2011

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.

 

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MizFit August 24, 2011 at 6:02 am

and IMO that is always enough

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Kenlie August 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm

And that’s why I <3 you. =)

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Lisa August 24, 2011 at 8:27 am

And you got to wear Richard’s tutu! That would make any day awesome!!!!
{{hugs}}

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Kenlie August 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Well, true…it helps. ;)

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Chubby McGee August 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

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.

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Kenlie August 24, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Thanks Chubs…I’m trying…trying..trying…

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Joan August 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

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! :)

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Kenlie August 24, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I love you Mom! <3 <3 <3

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Nina Patricia August 24, 2011 at 10:14 am

I think not stopping and keep going is the best thing you , and anyone, can do.
I love the tutu!

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Kenlie August 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I agree with you on that Nina…definitely.

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Momma Hunt August 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

Love that photo…and the tutu!

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auntiekim August 24, 2011 at 11:03 am

what a fantastic picture :)

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suzanne August 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Indeed that is enough :) Thank you for introducing me to Richards workouts!

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Kenlie August 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I’m so glad you like them! I love them too! Live and on DVD!

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Bella August 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

The tutu is awesome! I love that you embraced wearing it even when you were feeling lousy.

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Kenlie August 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm

It’s hard to say no to Richard when he’s trying to make you feel better! =)

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Kathy McCoy August 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

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!

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Kenlie August 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Wow…that’s awesome Kathy! He has a heart for people, and it sounds like you do too!

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Tanya August 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

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 :)

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Betsy August 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm

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.

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Kenlie August 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Thank you Betsy!

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Nina August 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm

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!!!!

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Jill August 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm

oh wow :) Inspiring….

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Steelers6 August 25, 2011 at 12:11 am

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.

Chrissy

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