Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The road less travelled

Walked back into the commercial gym I sometimes train in here in the heart of Sandton which is a suburb of Johannesburg. Hey Bud where have you been, was the familiar refrain which actually made me feel at home. Time for a bit of chit chat, a quick hello to Claire Johnston who is an integral part of and the lead singer of 'Mango Groove' a well known international pop group and even as an international rock star she is just so cool and down to earth.

It's a beautiful summer's day here and life is just fantastic. Jumped on the treadmill and walked pretty hard alternating the speeds to try and get my heart rate up a bit. Followed this with some step ups to do the same thing and closed the session down with crunches on the swiss ball.

Didn't stress myself too much and always felt like I was working well within my limits.

Walking out of the gym into the fresh breeze I just felt like everything was going to be OK. I've been manifesting a healthy strong lean body and I just know that my Creator has come along for the ride. Isn't it just awesome to know that we can rely on Him to be there for us always.

I just couldn't imagine going through the trials and tribulations that I have, alone.

I've also got my dear friends to thank for incredible support, thank you, and a huge thank you to Carlos DeJesus for his mentorship, coaching and friendship, he is absolutely one of the good guys.

I'm extremely grateful for everything and everyone I have in my life and this alone makes the struggle worthwhile.

LIFE IS JUST FANTASTIC - live it to the full every single day.


juli gets happy said...

It sounds as if you had a nice and "home-coming"-day in the gym. People love you, just know that.

I love "Clair's"-version of "The lion sleeps tonight".

Have a nice evening, I am missing summer.


dougal said...

Heya Juli, it was great to be back amongst old friends again. Great song, Claire is super singer. Shame you must be missing summer big time, the weather is just magnificent. Thanks for the visit.

Shari Kraft said...

I wish you could walk into my office right now...I'd give you a great big ol' hug! We DO love you and support you. God will heal you and your life will become a testament to his love.

dougal said...

Hey Shari, wouldn't that be cool...I'll be on the next flight, look out for me in about 24 hours.
Thank you for the visit

Marbella said...

Hi Dougal,
That is the exact blog that have been waiting for...the one that says you are doing well, feeling fine, and happy as can be. Just perfect to hear! Remember to take it slow and easy, the tortoise beats the hare (look at my walking trophies), a and smell the roses. Don´t forget to blog often so we can see how it´s going for you.
A big ole hug just like Shari´s!

C. Om said...

Peace and blessings. Keep doing it man!

KaliLilla.com said...

Yay - so happy to read your blog today. You are on the road to recovery. All is well. You will recover better than before!
Hugs, Lil

Danny said...

agreed! life IS fantastic.
Optimism is deffinetly one of your strong points!

Do your best within your limits and youll be healthier sooner than you know!
Shred on, dougal.


dougal said...

Lynda, thank you for the wisdom and the hug.

C.om, thank you brother.
Lil, thank you for your message of hope.

Danny, thank you Bud, shred on yourself.