The gym is my drug of choice

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Nothing out there leaves me with the high I have when walking out of those gym doors. Sure, it’s the endorphins…but it’s also become the people.

I literally love being around the people I train with. We all know I already adore my trainer…but now the people I’ve met have really made a difference on me.

I’ve made friends with some awesome people. People who are successful and wake up before dawn and go to bed late but spend the day doing so much and accomplishing things. People who inspire me and help me in my journey. People who are healthy and “get it” — get the obsession of being healthy and fit. People who are doing great things in their life and care about others. People that I’m super excited to be spending time around. People who lift my spirits and leave me feeling good about myself. People that accept and like me for who I am. People that celebrate my accomplishments and aren’t there to beat me up if I take a step back but rather are there to hold my hand and help me go forward again.

It’s pretty lucky I’ve found this niche and have opened myself up to be friends with these people. They make my day and make me smile and I’m beyond thankful that they’ve found there way into my life.

Random acts of kindness.

The holiday season is amongst us. Red cups overflowing at Starbucks, Christmas ads on the tv, lights starting to glow…the holidays are here!!

So I think it’s good to remind everyone that giving back is such an important part to what makes us feel whole. And it doesn’t cost you a penny.

Open your mind to the little things you can do to add a smile to someone’s day. We are all struggling with something and you may be the only smile they see…and that can make all the difference in the world. It can be as simple as a compliment to a stranger or buying someone’s coffee…the options are limitless.

Today as we were running laps in the parking lot, one of the ladies completed her first lap and refused to do the second one…”everyone will laugh at me. I’m last. I won’t do it. I can’t.” I had just completed my laps and ran up to her, “you won’t be last, ill do it with you, let’s go.” She was shocked. She told me how she loves to walk but hates to run, I kept her jogging and we did it. “You know, you’re really nice, there aren’t enough nice people anymore.” I smiled and thanked her.

So go out there and be nice. Smile to strangers. Say hello. Hold doors. Be friendly. Spread the love!