For many of you, this year has been an amazing year. It has been a great year at Body Language.  There are so many people we are proud of for committing to their health and making Body Language their home. Personally, this year has truly been a test of my faith, character, and everyday decisions. Life just happens. Sometimes things that happen to us are in our control, but the majority of the time, that’s simply not the case. We can only control the decisions we make and how we react to the decisions of others. And, we can control how we choose to move forward. It is interesting to see people that have similar things happen to them…and you wonder why one person does so well, and the other really seems to struggle. I believe it has everything to do with where they are rooted and what their foundation is.

At every life-altering turn of events there are choices to be made. For me, it is usually deciding to listen to the voice of God, or the voice of the enemy. Your choices can be led by whatever you may choose. However, there seems to be a common theme throughout our lives of good vs. evil.

I want everyone I know to be rooted in a solid foundation so when the storms of life happen (and we all know they will) their tree will not be broken, but be able to withstand the storm. So where are you rooted? Where do you put your time, your energy, and your faith?

Take time to think about those things because I know for me they were what literally saved me. I believe I am rooted in my faith and a good church who supports me. I believe I am rooted in my passion – which thankfully happens to be my career. I believe I am rooted in making healthy choices for my life, whether that involves being active most days or making good eating decisions. Your roots can be whatever you choose them to be. My hope is that they are overwhelmingly positive.

What you should strive to avoid is being hit by a storm in your life and having to question where you are rooted. It is worth the time and effort to invest in building a solid foundation. That may be working on your family unit…or truthfully, it may be getting in the gym even when you don’t feel like it. This doesn’t mean that it won’t be tough when life happens, but it is so much better when you have a supporting root system that keeps you from completely breaking. 

When people go through a stressful time, many tend to drop their workouts from their normal routine. Don’t do it!! Working out can help you keep a level head and clear thoughts. It will help with the stabilization of your mood and help you relieve emotions that sometimes you didn’t even know you had. If you are able to commit to building a solid foundation in attending the gym regularly, it will become an important part of getting through the storms in your life.

I am so thankful for everyone at Body Language. I can truly say that each and every one of you have been part of my journey this past year – in a positive way. I am thankful to have you guys in my root system. I care about you all. Please take some time and think about where you are rooted and how you can make that foundation stronger. In doing so, when you are faced with challenges, you can move forward with excellence and hope for the future.

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