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.