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.

 

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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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