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Women: I feel your pain

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Holly T. Cox, CPT

Founder: A.F.T.A.

And Bodies 4 Christ

Ministries, Inc.

Hello all! Let me introduce myself to you, I am a personal trainer and fitness instructor and published author, certified behavioral health counselor, singer, speaker, business owner, wife and mother… (that alone translates into… chauffer, counselor, cook, butler, maid, blah, blah, blah…).

How do I … uhhhh, we do it?

Women, I mean?

Well, because we are indeed women!

Proverbs 31 describes the very essence of a woman, we are strong, nurturing caregivers who can do it all and can do it all day long.

In reading Proverbs 31, we find the very nature of a woman.

Women tend to think that they must "strive" to reach this persona that God describes, but what they are missing is that God is describing the very nature in all of us, women, it’s who we are!

My husband can work 125-130 hours per week of down right hard labor (he is an off-shore casing specialist) come home, work with the horses, come inside and prepare for a bible study lesson, but heaven help! Once his tushy hits his easy chair if he can’t find the remote control, He’s PANICKED!!!

Yes, I will run to his aid... (to dig it out of the corner of the chair as it is every time).

He is helpless, let’s not even talk about whom "took" his socks.

What I am getting at is: my husband, like most men, can leap tall buildings (that they designed, hand crafted and built) in a single bound, but frankly, that is about it.

Where as a woman’s day, women by the way were created when God determined man needed "help," (Genesis chapter 3), well let’s just look at my day, shall we: Up to feed the dogs and drink a little coffee and read devotions at 4 a.m., leave the house at 5 to teach a fitness class and/or do a personal training, back home in between to take my daughter to school at 8 a.m., then home to clean, feed horses, laundry, groceries, dinner in the crock pot, write my article(s), you know the list can go on and on and on, then it’s back to the gym for trainings from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and then home. Oh and somewhere in there find time to start this non-profit Fitness & Training Center we are working on.

So, before you slam the paper shut as I begin to discuss the importance of your exercise and diet program, just know women, I feel your pain!

So, during this next tenure of my life, join me in finding the joy in the life of a woman.

We will enjoy many discussions on your health and wellness and some reasons to exercise as well.

I hope to be an inspiration and a motivation for you to get healthy and be well in all that you are so that you can… well… continue to do all that you do!

Feel free to email me with any comments or questions and I’ll see you next week. Holly T. Cox at hollytcox@gmail.com.

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