Surround Yourself With People Who Lift You Up

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This is something I heard over and over again as a young person.  SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO LIFT YOU UP!  My mom has always instilled in my sister, brother and me that who you surround yourself with not only says a lot about you, but also effects your daily existence.  Not surprisingly, this valuable pearl of wisdom is something I have also passed on to my girls.  Life is too short to have people around you who are negative, don't want you to soar and find energy in petty behavior.  By having people in your life you respect and look up to, you have no choice but to be lifted up and portray the best version of yourself.

With all that said, Cindy and I want to thank the ladies we have surrounded ourselves with in our Empower Fitness class. These beautiful women (not all of them could join us) graciously shared their new found love of fitness with us over a yummy breakfast of overnight oatsmini strata egg white muffins and a delicious Bloody Mary at our one year celebration breakfast.  Of course, we worked out first!  They gifted Cindy and me with the most beautiful arrangement of flowers (that included kale, by the way) as well as coffee and a mug.  They know us so well!!!  Wow!  What kindness!  We have certainly surrounded ourselves with women that lift us up and we are forever grateful for that!  

As you begin your fitness journey or if you've been on your journey for quite awhile, remember how important it is to have people around you who support your efforts to become fit for life.  We all need encouragement and by surrounding yourself with people who lift you up, you become a better version of you!