SMILES

Today Cody and I hit the gym together! He agreed to go with me because he’s leaving to go Japan for 3 weeks tomorrow. We did an upper body workout and a little bit of HIIT!

4×10 triceps push downs

3×8 dips (assisted for me)

4×10 pull ups (but just AMRAP for me!)

3×10 DB curls

HIIT:

3x :30 ropes

3×10 burpees

3×20 TRX plank to crunch

It was a good workout and tomorrow morning I am going to go for a 3 mile run in the morning to start my day!!

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On to a different topic…

Yesterday on my way to the gym I saw a man asking for help sitting on the road with his dog. The only thing stopping me from pulling over and helping him was…well nothing. So I pulled into the mall parking lot, grabbed a few bucks out of my wallet and a granola bar from the box that I keep in my car and walked over to the man. I handed him the things that I brought for him and told him that I wanted to help. I squatted down, pet his dog, and he told me about himself. His dog’s name is Doyle, who was one of the cutest and friendliest dogs of life, and his was Wayne. He was so nice and it was really awesome chatting with him. I learned that he came from a family where alcoholism was apparent and he came out here to do some welding work. The company he was working for didn’t make it and he started hanging out with the wrong crowd. But now he is working to get back on his feet and will be going back to school with the help of the Washington Rehabilitation Center!

The point of this story was to remind myself and everybody else that there are so many people out there who have a story that we don’t know. I usually try and give to the people who are asking for help but I’ve never stayed and chatted with someone. It was really reminding of how much that I have and how thankful I am. Sometimes I get so frustrated over things but I just need to take a step back and be thankful for what I have. I have less than some people and more than some people, but everything that I do have is perfect for me.

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Have a great night and a great day tomorrow!

xoxo,

Shan

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2 thoughts on “SMILES

  1. Great post! It’s a great reminder of what’s important. That was very kind of you to give that man some time and food!
    I’m having my first link party tomorrow! You should stop by and share this post or one of your favorites! 🙂

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