Okay, I got busted at class today. ;o) Not once have I mentioned my OUTSTANDING AMAZING AWESOME instructor at the gym on this blog. What Was I Thinking?????
Even though she did tell everyone in class today that I was cheating her of blog space...she really does deserve a LOT of credit for my physical fit-ness. For the past 2+ years, I have been taking her classes religiously every Tuesday and Thursday. I have gotten SO attached to her and this class that I will literally do almost anything to get there. I have missed my kids school parties, hair appointments, breakfast dates--you name it--all because I can't STAND to miss even one single one of her classes. If we are taking a family trip somewhere--I will secretly try to plan it where we leave AFTER class on Thursday and come back no later than Monday night JUST so I can be at her class. Yes, folks---it is THAT bad.
So..you might be wondering WHY is she SO great?
Well, let me tell you:
She pushes me like NO ONE else does. Besides the fact that she has my dream body (TINY and petite with defined, cut muscles) she also has a personality that is like mine---HARD CORE! She's like a stick of dynamite--small and POWERFUL! When I'm exhausted and feeling like quitting--she hollers out (in the microphone) "Come on Jen..You can do it! Just a few more!" and when I've pushed myself too hard, my face is blood red and I am about to puke, she's watching and will tell me "take a break Jen." She never fails to say hi to me (and everyone else) by name when we walk in. She treats us all like we are special and she shows us that she really does care about us and what's going on in our lives--even outside of the gym. She's passed on numerous food/eating tips to me (like the Honey Crisp apples! YUM!) She even once returned Grant to me at Wal-Mart when I had lost him!! Ya, I was looking at shampoos I think and he had went across the isle to look at the bikes. Next thing I know here she comes walking up to me with him holding her hand. He'd gotten lost and couldn't find me! Thank GOD she was there!
On top of all of this wonderful stuff....I haven't even told you the best thing about her yet! She is a CHRISTIAN! YAY! So on top of being able to talk about my physical wellness with her, we also get a chance every now and then to gab about God and what He's doing in our lives! That is really the icing on the cake---er---I mean on the protien bar! (what am I thinking---we don't eat CAKE!! :o) he he he
So...there you have it. While P90X has helped me take my body to the next level...it has been Shelley who got me to the point where I could even THINK about doing something so extreme as P90X. And don't let her tiny-ness fool you---she is every bit as BAD to the BONE as Tony Horton. As a matter of fact...she IS the female version of Tony! (but WAY cuter!)
Anyway, Shelley, if you're reading this..I mean every word of it! You are such an inspiration and I hope we have lots more sweaty workouts together in the years to come!!