Oh how I want to grow up to be like this woman! She is She-Ra, Skinny Minnie, my workout partner and my friend. Our trainer paired us together and she quickly became one of my favorite people in life. She is an inspiration and is able to encourage me each and every time in the gym (to be as strong as her). This incredible She-Ra is Rachel.
What does the word happiness mean to Rachel? To be content where you are. Stuff doesn’t matter. Your walk with God does. Happiness is enjoyed with family and friends in living for today. Workout today. Love today. Live today.
What makes Rachel happy? (Other than lifting more than me….just kidding). Her family and taking care of others makes Rachel happy. She loves having the time to invest in others. It’s a juggle, but she takes time for her family and friends. Just like our trainer, she yearns to live with simplicity and not to get caught up in the world’s desires. Even though I don’t like snow, she confided in me that she enjoyed being snowed in with this winter’s snowpocolypse. It gave her and her family time to slow down and take time to enjoy each other. (Ok, there might be one good thing that comes from the snow!)
What makes Rachel unique? (Other than she can lift a bus. I might be exaggerating….maybe a small midsize sedan). Rachel loves to take care of other people. She loves to reach out to others in need. As long as everyone has what they need – she is fulfilled. Rachel gets rejuvenated just by helping others. For example, she and her husband bought a lunch for a homeless person, and just helping out in that little way warmed her heart. To me, she is more than physically strong, she works as the strong giving hands of God.
What would Rachel teach me (other than her beautiful ability to front squat)? To not get caught up in the plans you have, for they might not be God’s plans for you….and be ok with that. God has the plan ready and prepared for you.
Rachel showed me her screen saver on her phone to demonstrate further what she would teach me….
Pray and give it to God for worry is useless. Enjoy the ride.
Daily Vitamin C: Lifting weights with Rachel is more than pumping iron, it’s realizing the strength and plans provided by God. Find your Rachel.