I had a great session with Dr. Bob yesterday. He is my therapist. Yes, I said it, my therapist.
I know some of you gasp when you hear me say this, I don’t know why it’s such a taboo topic but I’m here to clear the air on this once and for all.
Everybody should have a Dr. Bob!! A mental check up 2 or 3 times a year should be recommended by all physicians. Just like an annual physical and twice a year dental.
Some of us trust our friends, spouses, family members or clergymen with issues we wish to sort out but everyone should have a professional where we can be completely honest without concerns of being judged or biased.
Don’t get me wrong, I do confide with a few chosen girlfriends, family members and my boyfriend, but it’s nice to talk to a professional I can be brutally honest with and know it will stay confidential.
Maybe I’m so adamant about this because my job requires me to always be positive, upbeat and energetic, I mean let’s face it, nobody wants a whiny fitness professional.
Could you imagine if I walked into class complaining, “OMG I’ve had such a crappy day, my kid threw up in the car, my dog bit the neighbor, my boyfriend is being a jerk and I’m so tired!! I really don’t wanna be here so let’s get this workout over with so I can go home and flop on my couch and eat ice cream!!”
Not very motivating is it?! But there are plenty of people in our lives like this. They’re the people the moment you see them you want to do an about face and run in the other direction….FAST! Perhaps it’s a coworker, a friend, relative or maybe it’s YOU!!
Let’s face it, it could be you. Do you spend your day griping about something or the other? Do you even realize it?
We all have problems. Believe me, the stories I could share being a Cubana living in Medway, Massachusetts, recently divorced mother of four, who lives far away from ANY family, starting my life over, opening a studio, launching an international website…I could seriously have a reality show that would give Kim Kardashian and all those “Real Housewives” a run for their money!! But I also know I wouldn’t be accomplishing half the stuff Im doing if I were spewing negative energy on everybody all day long either. I want to be a good role model for my children and help others achieve their best along the way.
I’m grateful for all the stumbles I’ve had in my life for they have made me who I am today. I’ve been able to turn negative situations into positive hurdles and I’m able to extend a helping hand to those in need along the way.
Whether its forgetting your troubles for just one hour during my cardio classes, or nutrition advice which has improved your health, or just maybe seeing my before and after pictures may have inspired you to say, “If she did it, I can too.”
For all of this I am eternally thankful to Dr. Bob. My sessions give me balance in my chaotic life so I’m able to give more to my children and those who need help.
After all, isn’t that why we’re all here on this earth? To be of service?