Wednesday, October 2, 2013


I get inspiration from a lot of different sources now.

I used to derive inspiration from tight, hard bodies with messages like: “Suck it up, loser”

Ok, I’m paraphrasing, but you know what I mean. It’s called “Fitspiration” and it’s everywhere.

Now, I am not saying I don’t like a lot of those memes out there on Facebook, but some of them are meant to bring someone down, and not build them up.

And I would much prefer to be lifted up – and I would VERY much prefer to lift OTHERS up!

In that vein, I LOVE the following video. I love the message – no matter what, hard work trumps all. Not in comparison to someone ELSES hard work – but YOUR OWN hard work. THAT will ALWAYS trump all.

This can be applied to so much in life. Not just fitness. Not just food. But Life. Work. Family. God.

Now, this video may not speak to you like it does to me. When I watch it, my eyes well up with tears and I feel it in my chest. This video doesn’t have to do that for you.

BUT you should find something that DOES.

So – can you give any more? Are you sure?

Rise and Shine.