I know what it feels like to be unable to workout because cancer was in control, and that is something I will never forget. Doing one more burpee or 10 more seconds in a plank, that's nothing compared to someone else's battle.
My favorite thing about being an SOS trainer is that at the end of class, clients that I thought hated me for 60 minutes will come up and thank me for providing them with a workout that pushed them past their limits.
I love spending an hour with the most badass people on earth. And I don't give a shit if you dance on your mat or tuck jump. If you show up, you're a badass. I feel connected to everyone who takes my class, whether they walk through the door or hit the play button.
I LOVE watching the surprise on someone's face right when they prove themselves wrong, and do something that two weeks ago they never thought was possible. After the look of shock follows a smile full of pride, and it's inspiring to see.
I workout to keep myself healthy, both mentally and physically. If I don't feel good on the inside, it's going to have a negative ripple effect into everything in my life, and nobody has time for that. While I'm here I might as well be my best, and exercise does that for me.
My advice on working out when it's the last thing you feel like doing is to show up for yourself. You are the only one who can make the choice to change, and there is no denying the feeling of accomplishment you will feel when you are done.
"My favorite food withdrawal? Donuts, duh." -Darcey