InPerspire Bingo word for the day is: treadmill
Jillian was at it again last night. Making people cry, beg for mercy, and then helping them to change their lives. I LOVE it! The theme for last night was “Do I deserve to be healthy and live a good life”. Seeing Deb, mother of two, who lost her husband (he was only 53 years old) living a life that screamed “You are not worth it” was hard to watch. Seeing the change in Deb as she gradually began to understand that she deserved more was amazing. You could see the transformation towards the end — she is on the treadmill – her head is up, her eyes were forward, and she is carrying herself in a way that said so much. I am Worth it.
My favorite quotes from last night…
You want more? You have to give more! ~JM
I am worthy. ~Deb
I need that support. ~Deb
So, the first theme had to do with worthiness, but there was, in my opinion, a second theme that had to do with setting a good example.
Watching the children, Isabelle and Jordan, as they witnessed their mother’s change, under Jillian’s aegis, from “not living” to living was moving. When Deb began to eat healthy, to believe in herself, to take pride in herself, so did her kids. And that reminded me of all of you. The mothers and fathers in our community, or those who will be someday, those who are still raising their children, and those who have raised them, but still watch over them, you are daily examples to your children. When you take time for yourself to go for a run, or to do a workout dvd, or include them in boot camps, and fitness bingo you are teaching them how to live. And if you think your kids don’t notice when you do and don’t workout, eat healthy, and take time for yourself, the youngest child on the show told Jillian now that their mother was working out she was so much happier. Sound familiar?
In a page taken from my own book, my son, Robbie, told me tonite that he was disappointed that he didn’t get to do the boot camp challenge last week (he had to work a double, and extra hours the next day, and he was just too worn out). He said, “Tricia and I really like doing the boot camp because we spread our towels out in the sun room (of their little apartment) and we turn on the Gorillaz and we just enjoy it.” This is the same boy who watched me day after day choreographing new step routines and eventually began to offer up some steps of his own that I could try out in class :). The boy can catch the top beat everytime.
So…keep it up, Jillian. And, all of you, keep it up too!