As a trainer and coach, I always want to know my clients’ why, the what for, . . . the deeper reason why they are working with me. At first, it can be as simple if dropping some weight or fitting into a pair of jeans, but I usually find there are deeper reasons why behind their goals, even through their goals are GOOD!
It wasn’t till Strength Matters posted the question “why do you swing” wanting to know the reason behind many people’s swing. Right away I thought, I swing to help with my sport. I posted this picture at the beginning of the water ski season, now with it is the end of the season I find I am asking myself do I have a deeper reason behind my swing then just for off-season training? If I am asking my clients to discover their “why” or “what for” I thought I would share my reasons.
I swing for my mom; she has been the one who has always believed in my dreams and my wild hippie-gypsy spirit. Without her I would not be the woman I am today! She has taught me there is a powerful source living within me! It is through the power of believing I will be able to unleash this source. This power has lead me to have a passion for exercise, health, movement, nutrition etc! But it is only a result of my mother leading me to discover my passions and most importantly this power that is bigger than life. She has taught me how trusting and having faith in this power leads us to your passions and the process of discovering your true strength. She has taught me so much about power strength, and living life with passion, but most importantly she has taught me to stand for my beliefs and for those who I love.
It is now my turn to demonstrate to her all she has given to me! And this is the reason I swing for my mom.
A year ago, my mother went into brain surgery to remove a tumor. Leading up this event was her neck and back pain. After two different MRIs, it was confirmed she had a herniated disk at C6- C7. For those who may be wondering what do those letters mean if you were to bend your head down toward your chest it is the main vertebra you feel at the base of her neck.
To the doctors and my parents surprise there a tumor trying to make itself a home in my mother’s brain. This was a blessing in disguised! The surgery was an easy success! Yes it was a huge success, but that was the easy part. Recovery has been a different story. My mom was not only recovery from a major surgery but she was and is still trying to heal her neck. She decided one surgery was enough and she was going to heal her neck with the holistic approach. Because of where the herniated disk is located it has caused her shoulder and hand tremendous pain. She continues to fight this through chiropractor, massage therapy, acupuncture, and pulse therapy.
The cost of the surgery and the fact she has maxed out her insurance coverage, I am asking for your donation to help my mother fight this battle of regaining her health without another surgery.
Knowing she gave me this amazing gift of life, I cherish this gift through my health.
I will be doing a kettlebell swing for every dollar donated to help my mother to be the best she can be pain free! Clink here to see how you can be apart of this! https://www.gofundme.com/iswingformamabitz
Most importantly, I am committed not just my health and my mother’s but to your life’s health. I swing for you to know life is amazing wonderful life and we are to enjoy this gift through this complex amazing bodies of ours.
I SWING for my MOM
My mom is my why S- She is my
Passionate, strong, W-warrior
Who continues to I- inspires me to live life to the fullest
And lets N-nothing get in the way of
The G-Greatness she continues to see in me.