Ruth Everhart is an author, Presbyterian minister and clutter clearer. She blogs at Work in Progress, part of the CCblogs network.
I love BodyPump.
But January is a tough month to love my gym. All these newly inspired resolution-making types show up to give BodyPump a try.
They bang into me as they set up their bench top and risers. They encroach on my space. They don’t know proper weight selection.
The plant-owner says, in a tired voice: “That was from my wife’s funeral but I’ve managed to keep it alive.”
“Oh my!” I know that the wife died more than four years ago. We both stare at the plant, which is enormous. Which requires watering. Which is still alive.
“It’s been an unexpected burden,” he says, in a surprising moment of honesty.
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