Friday, July 8, 2016

#PrepWithPurpose -- July 8, 2016: The victims of recent officer involved tragedies

For backstory on what #PrepWithPurpose is all about please read the blog entry and/or Instagram Post.
Hey Friends,

As much of a high as I'm on right now  .. I had an "ehh" day when it comes to just simply getting there yesterday. I was motivated, I was in the zone, I really wanted to train .. but my body was just not listening to my heart and mind. Days like this Prep With Purpose helps more than ever. I thought about Anna and how exhausted her body must be from battling breast cancer (and as of now beating it) ... said a quick prayer and instantly felt more energy enter my body!

Today is my hardest lower body day of the week and I will be lifting up and for not 1 .. not 2 ... not 3 .. not 4 .. but ELEVEN+ people.

Prep With Purpose -- July 8, 2016 -- ALL the victims of the recent officer involved tragedies.

Today I will join the rest of the world in mourning/praying for the 11 officers shot/killed in Dallas last night. This is the second time Prep With Purpose has centered around a mass shooting in the United States. I've only been doing this little project around 5 weeks and our country has seen TWO mass shootings?!

I'm not going to get into the literal "good cop" - "bad cop" politics behind this. The truth is that innocent officers were hurt and killed last night. It was a mindless, heartless, pointless TRAGEDY.
So today I will lift in honor of and in memory of ALL those affected. BUT ... In addition to these officers and their families I will also lift up and for the victims of the most recent police involved shootings. After all .. this police shooting happened at a peaceful protest that one would ASSUME happened because of these mindless police shootings. Does that make it okay? Of course not .. but my heart hurts for EVERYONE! The man/woman (of any color) that wakes up wondering "am I next" .. the officer that fears putting on his badge. If your heart didn't hurt EQUALLY for BOTH the men that were killed by officers AND the officers killed last night .. then you are part of the problem. We can not be divided. We must stand together to stop violence .. stop hate .. period.

Okay, I said I wouldn't get into politics. But I just can't help it. I've seen people mourning the men killed by officers but NOT these officers at the ambush in Dallas? And I've seen people post about how senseless the ambush was .. but NOT seem to care about the innocent lives taken by police. It's all horrible. Your heart should hurt for everyone and if it doesn't .. you need to check yourself.

Anyway ... One second. ONE. That is all it took and life was gone and/or forever changed for so many people.

I will not take anything for granted today. I will thank God with every inhale/exhale .. I'll hold my husband a little longer when I kiss him as he leaves for work .. I'll cuddle with my fur babies more today ... I'll remind each of you that I appreciate your support. Life is precious and sadly in the world we live in now .. really freaking scary.

God Speed

I hope you are joining me on this PREP WITH PURPOSE journey! If you are ... please post/share and use the hashtag #PrepWithPurpose! Let's get a huge prayer chain going and in the process maybe make the sport of bodybuilding less about "me, me, me" and a little more about helping others! Our motivation doesn't have to come from ONLY ourselves!

If you know anyone that needs urgent or ongoing prayer for any physical reason please email me all the information and a picture (or a few) to

No comments:

Post a Comment