But First, It’s a Boot Camp Thing!
For those of you who took the Boot Camp Challenge this weekend, congratulations. Even if you were not able to finish the whole thing, it is important that you challenged yourself a little more, so be proud. You now have next weekend to finish what you started.
For those of you who finished the entire Boot Camp Challenge – Whoohoo! Booyah! – Hoohaa! – and all the appropriate yells that accompany a fine accomplishment. Please post and let us know how it went for you – I am excited to hear about it – and I am starting a roll call for us Boot Campers so I will put you on it. I made four different badges for our finishers. You can choose which one works best for you. I can also send a badge by email if that works better and I can make them smaller to fit your sidebar (badges 1-3 are 150x150px, badge 4 is 150×103).
Next Friday I will post Weekend 2’s Boot Camp Challenge – Gear up and Get Ready to Rumble 🙂
And now it is time for “It’s a Jimmy Thing”.
With a little help from my Friends
Mostly on this blog we talk about exercise or some sort of health related topic, and today will not be any different. You may ask yourself, now what in the world does Joe Cocker have to do with exercise, or living a good life, and that would be a very good question. Well, besides the fact that I have Joe Cocker’s version of “With a Little Help from my Friends” on my iPod, and it is a great song to run to, this is how getting a little help from my friends helps me:
Without a doubt, we lead busy lives, and all of us are either working to get in better shape or just trying to stay in shape, and I am going to suggest here that it is difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish any of our goals without a little help from our friends.
I, for one, do not want to find out what it would be like not getting a little help from my friends because…When our taxes were due, Greg helped, well, he actually did our taxes, and we even got some money back. Thanks, Greg. On Saturday, after I had finished my InPerspire shipping for the day, Darla and I were just about to leave for our bike ride when we received another order, but Dana said, “Go bike riding. I’ve got this.” Thanks Dana. When Darla, Robbie and I were younger, we would visit Darla’s parents in Salt Lake City (if you are wondering, we are not Mormons – we always get asked that question when we mention Salt Lake). We could fly for free because I worked at Southwest Airlines, which was great, but the best part was that Darla’s parents would not let us pay for anything, because they knew we did not have much money. Thanks, Carolyn and Danny. At my going away party, Robbie told the bartender that he spilled his beer, even though we all knew it was mine, just so I could get another beer. Thanks, Robbie. Darla, I could fill a book about how much you have helped me, but I will only list a few things here. Darla keeps me motivated to workout, she told me to quit my job because I was not happy (not many people would have done that), she helps me every day with many of our daily activities, e.g., making lunch, driving me to work, making play lists for me, and fixing my IPod, the list could go on and on. Thanks Darla, you’re a great friend and wife.
Those are just a few examples of how I get by with a little help from my friends. How about you?