24 Sep

As I sipped my hot latte today, while organizing the girls fall clothes, and discussing and reviewing past workouts with a friend. I realized this (workouts) part of my world has not yet crossed over into my blogging world. I know many of you because of my role in fitness,yet I have not had much to say about my “fitness” passions here. As we refreshed her memory of the many exercises we had done countless times in the past two years, I had to smile as I thought about how God used something I enjoy so much to allow me to help others. My world became surrounded by fitness and exercise prior to diagnosis, and I enjoyed most aspects.

Many ask do you miss it? When will you be back? Thankfully, I can say I am back, but for me currently. I praise Him that I can walk and jog. I can create workouts for me and keep myself challenged, yet I have to admit, at times I find myself quite boring. Do I miss the many people and relationships? You bet, so many of my clients became a part of my every day. When people ask when I will be back or when the dr’s think I will be back, I am slow to answer. Currently, I want to be the best wife and mom I can be, and I realize the energy I need for them needs to be saved up throughout the day. I look forward to working with and helping people/ friends stay active and reaching for attainable and new goals, because it is so fun to see others succeed. For now I trust that I will know when this body is ready for work. I love fitness and how it has been a part if my life. I trust He will continue to allow me to use His gifts for Him. Thanks for the chance to ponder this today Caryl, have a good workout tomorrow!

Paige at her best in fitness!



For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29 ESV)

4 Responses to “Fitness”

  1. Aunt Sue September 25, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    I praise God for YOUR fitness because I truly believe your passion for health and wellness gave you such a huge benefit in your treatment and recovery. Had you not been such a prime example of health, I believe your health battles would have been much greater. I am encouraged to see that your focus right now is being a wife and mom. The rest will fall into place. Praising God for the prior years that He prepared you and your body for this journey.

  2. Nicole Brigner September 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Hi Allie!!! It was so wonderful seeing you at church on Sunday! I am so sorry to have been so emotional when we spoke! Half of me was emotional to see you and the other half embarrassed because of all my hardwork down the drain because of life and all the chaotic things that come with it! I also apologize for what might seem like selfishness and lack of gratefullness for what I do have which is my health and the health of my family!!!

    I just want to tell you what an inspiration you are to me and have always been! You truly are one of God’s beautiful creations! I have read through some of your blogs and how gracious and uplifting you are to our God even through the worse of your relationship with Him!!! So many people, including myself I think would crumble and have the “woe is me” attitude!!! You seem strong and firm in your circumstances and faith and that’s amazing! I am going through some tough times of my own although it doesn’t compare to your current ones it has been a struggle for me and when He is there listening to me more than ever and wants to help me I am running away and looking for my own ways to solve these issues instead of just surrendering to Him and trusting in Him!!!

    Even though I was a “hot mess” as the younger ones describe people nowadays I was overjoyed to see you well and smiling and your little girls are adorable and smiles as well!!! I just wanted to tell you what a beautiful person you are and want to thank you for always having a smile for me and I want you to know I think of you often and pray for your healing!!! I often think, “God she did everything right treating her body as her temple and she is the one to get sick!” it doesn’t add up but as the other woman commented saying that it was good that you were so disciplined with your health and activity that it prepared you for this unseen event in your life!!! Hats off to you Allie you truly are an amazing woman and I’m sure wife and mother as well!! You will continue to be in my prayers for a speedy healing! I am glad to have met you!


    Nicole K. Brigner

  3. Angie September 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Ahhh, F.I.T.N.E.S.S :) It does the body good. You’ll get back to training others soon enough. Yes, get your own body nourished and stronger than ever before moving on to others. Your own health is more important. Even though you are not handing the weights to them or correcting their form, you are still an inspiration to them! They reflect on what you’ve taught them, they’re pushing themselves to show you the dedication/motivation you taught them and the challenges you gave them! There are so many on the LIVESTRONG – ARMSTRONG team, pushing and playing right along with you Allie. You are loved, thought of and prayed for daily by people you have never even met! God’s plan for you and your families lives is sometimes hard to accept, but continue to follow HIM. He’s holding your hand and I’m praying for you!!

  4. Chelsea September 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    I have to be super honest with you, I really miss having you as my trainer! I was all geared up this past summer to work with you and catch up! I was soo excited to tell you about my year at college. I legitimately cried when I found out you were diagnosed with cancer. Your blog was my saving grace while I was at school..

    During the summer, even though you didn’t work with me, I still had the inspiration from you every time I was in the gym or in the pool. Every time I thought about giving up on those few exercises that I absolutely hated, I remembered that you would always encourage me to follow through with what I was doing. I miss you so much Allie! Thank you for being that extra push I always needed even though you weren’t with me for some parts.

    I love you!

    PS: I will be home next weekend! Super pumped to see you at church!

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