Joline’s 90 day makeover and beginning the Fit Club at our church have become her “life lines” when calling a friend or a street shout out just won't do (Thank you, Cash Cab). 18 years into marriage I experienced a bout of depression that came on like a tidal wave, and has remained like that of an unwelcome home guest for the past 18 months. Thankfully, we have a strong marriage and faith in Jesus Christ, and while those provide a firm foundation, Joline was still crumbling both physically and emotionally. ChaLEAN Extreme provided her with some much needed “me” time and helped her to focus her energy in a positive direction. So many of those married to a spouse who struggles with depression can lose themselves also - often without even realizing it. Exercise has and continues to provide a life-preserver for Joline, and now she is tossing it to others in need. I am blessed to call her my wife.
When I emailed George to express that I was in tears reading this statement, he responded with:
You are my density.
I'll have you know that George is now training for a 13.1 trail run, and working out to RevABs - yes, another Beachbody program. He is also drinking Shakeology every day which provides him with the B vitamins that are important for those who fight depression, as well as taking medication. It has taken my 90 days to show him that he too can get back into shape - but this was not something I could tell him. He needed to figure it out for himself (thank you, Glinda).
Please cheer on my husband as he confronts depression head on and does the physical work needed to drop 40 lbs.
And while you're at it . . . I'm starting Turbo Fire on Monday . . . would you mind cheering me on, also?
And how about you? How can I cheer for you today?