This beautiful, loving and extraordinary 13 year old writes a wonderful story of her new journey to wellness, sharing her inspiration, her motivation and her heart. You are sure to be inspired!
“So I have just completed my first week of P90X! I am really happy because I am feeling like I am finally accomplishing something in my life.
In school I was "behind my twin’s shadow", as they say. She always got better grades, better/more friends, and she did everything better. I would come home so happy that I got a C in math on a test because I always got F’s on every test. As soon as I told my mom that, my sister would say I got 100. Even though my mom says you tired your best and that’s all that counts I didn’t feel like that because still my sister did better. She liked to hold back work till the night before, and I would do my work the day we got it yet she always got the better grade. Dang!
She even knows what college and what field she wants to work in when she gets older. I don’t even know what college to go to yet. I know people will say you are young and got a lot of time to think about it but everyone is at least to the part where they know the college they want to go to.
But this summer the one thing that has made me feel like I am doing something higher and better for once is working out. I am doing P90X, and everyday no matter how much I hurt I got up, made my bed and started to work out. After my dvd, I would go on the treadmill and I usually do 20 minutes, but every day in my head I would say I am just going to do 10 min. because I am tired, but instead I kept going no matter how tired. I have been working out every day and for some reason I feel like I am accomplishing more than her for once because for 3 days she stopped working out although she kept reading for our summer reading, but still that is different. Also because she is doing a dvd called slim in 6, it’s not that hard as P90X but you get fit. Today she wanted me to do her dvd with her and I went through the dvd without needing water breaks, but she kept stopping to drink water. Plus after that I did a P90X video because if I didn’t do it still I felt like I never completed something i wanted to do.
Now I can’t just start working out without having a reason. Because everything has a reason behind it. My reason is because of family and friends. Last summer I, believe it was, I would see my mom start working out. I had did a couple dvd’s every now and then with her but not every day. But once my mom started working out she kept going every day to this very day. No matter how much she hurt every day, she knew she had to get up and work out. She started working out in the living room because at the time she didn’t have a tv in her room. On Sunday’s my dad would be home because he didn’t have work but he was still on his computer all day. While he was on the computer my mom would be working out. But then that didn’t work out and so my mom got a tv in her room. Later she kept working out and she was sore, and she had to do a lot with 3 kids in the house, but she still made working out fit in her day.
I see her as a person who went through times not to be spoken of but now past is past and she is making herself a new healthy, fit life and to come out of a shell and making a new and improved her! She means alot to me and it may seem like we have bad times but she means more to me every day. She is 1 of my inspirations because no matter what got in her way she kept working out and never stopped, and she has made a big change in her life.
I have 2 inspirations, first was my mom and 2 is my uncle. He is a big inspiration to me because, he had cancer and had suffered yet made it through. Ever since he had started working out and made a change in his life as well. Now I am going to say that my uncle is gay. Now yes I don’t mean to hurt him by saying it, But no matter what people said he didn’t care because it was his life and he went for what he wanted. I honestly don’t even think of my uncle like that in no way, shape or form! It had never crossed my mind all the times I talked to him. Because what people see, isn’t as near to what I see. I see a person who survived the hard times in life and is now making a new life and living for the day and putting past in past and changing every day. I see a guy who takes every day and makes something good out of it. He does mean a lot to me even though he is my uncle he means more to me than most, he might think he is an uncle to us but honestly I see him as a bigger to me than just an ordinary uncle.
He is very fit! Not over huge muscle dude but a very fit guy. I am always scared to talk to him and just talk but once I tell him something I feel safe. Now don’t go and ask me why safe, but safe in the way as comfortable to just open up and talk to him without worrying he might laugh at me or do. He is truly my best friend in my life! . And he means a lot to me.
My mom I can also open up to her and know she won’t laugh or do anything and I always just want to be around her because I too feel safe. My uncle and mom mean more to me than they might think.
But as of today I feel good and I accomplished something most 13 year old people won’t do. I am ready to be free from people at school saying things and me feeling like I have to be like them just to fit in. Finally I am going to be free and myself. Because P90X is going to change me! ”
Are you ready to bring it? Are you ready to begin your journey to wellness with the attitude of this 13 year old champion? Let me know if you are and I’ll join you!