Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Contagious Enthusiasm


Do you have people in your life whom you want to be around? People that have constant impulse of positive energy so powerful that after being around them for a while you want to clime mount Everest? I have.
My aqua fitness instructor Mamie is one of them.
Her classes are fun to go to as she fills somewhat boring routine with stories to the point that you don't even notice that you are exercising. Your hands and legs are moving, your body engages all the core muscles to jog through resistance of the water but you don't even feel it. 
Another thing about Mamie is her deep understanding of other peoples needs and limitations. You won't hear from her: "You are doing this wrong!" or "You need to move faster!" or any other uncomfortable remarks that can be heard from some instructors. 

I haven't seen Mamie in a few weeks, and yesterday was my first day at the gym after two weeks of fights with cold. I wasn't ready yet to go in the pool but I went in the pool area just to see Mamie. My energy "batteries" needed some charge from Mamie's contagious enthusiasm. 

I came in at her 30 minutes brake to chat. We exchanged news about our families, then I asked her about the wedding. Her son is getting married in two weeks. She said : "There is a lot to be done still. But I'll get it. I always get it done!" 
My face was shining with a smile. She is an amazing woman, I thought.
In a few minutes that we talked, she not only re-charged my "batteries", but her positive thoughts created positive energy in me that always leads to a positive changes.

To Mamie!

This morning I made this energising juice from kale, cucumber, apple, celery, parsley, and sprinkled it with lemon zest. Happy Kale Tuesday!

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian


Your warm comments put a smile on my heart.