Wednesday, August 3, 2016

#PrepWIthPurpose - August 4, 2016: John Filipelli

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

Hey Friends

I didn't get the 9+ hours of sleep I wanted last night .. but I did get some good sleep! I am hoping that is just what my body needed to start to dial in properly. Yesterday I just felt a little "off" from where I feel I should have been 3 days out. Still tight and full .. just a little off. So today I am up early to check in with my coach again to make sure we don't need to make any changes to my macros and also get my training done and over with!! I'll be packing up and leaving my cousins house and heading to the hotel at noon! That is when things will start to get REAL!!!  We do a "meet the pros" press conference tonight! I've never done anything like that before ... so it's all super new and exciting! I still can't believe that I am stepping on such a HUGE stage!!! I wrote a little blurb about it on my Instagram yesterday. If you have time .. check it out. But some wise words from one of my coaches podcasts made me realize I made the RIGHT choice to compete at such a HUGE show.

"If you only compete in competitions you know you can win you are a coward. That says something about level of integrity."

Well .. I guess if anything .. 1st call outs or last .. I can say that I'm not a coward :) I'm going after something BIG and while I may be a little out of my league ... a little more nervous ... I refuse to settle. SO HERE GOES!!!

My workout isn't strenuous today .. however I'll be pushing myself and working up a good sweat! While I am there ... I will be lifting up and for the father of a friend of mine on social media. Her name is Nancy Dahl and her dad had a sudden heart attack earlier this week.

Prep With Purpose - August 4, 2016: John Filipelli

On August 1st John Filipelli was in Franklin, Tn visiting his daughter from out of town when he suffered a sudden heart attack. He was rushed into emergency surgery. His valve had a 95% blockage and they put a stint in his heart. John came out of surgery and was in ICU recovering ... but then developed MRSA. His daughter Nancy says his nose swelled up twice it's normal size and became extremely infected. The MRSA infection made it's way into his blood! So now they are trying to fight it .. but he is 75 and his immune system is down. She says he is very weak .. but they had to put him under again yesterday to take a picture of what they did in surgery to make sure everything is okay and the infection isn't affecting his heart.

Of course Nancy and his entire family are devastated. She says her mother will not leave his side at the hospital and is so exhausted. We need to lift up and for him  .. but also remember the entire family during this difficult time.

Life is so unexpected. Even though John is 75 .. Nancy and her family certainly did not expect to be having a family visit one moment and then the next be dealing with this type of emergency.

Our hearts beating - it's not something we think about often - but should.

Today I will lift up and for John. As my heart races during my full body circuit that I am doing just TWO days out from a HUGE pro stage .. I will be thankful that it is beating strong! I am healthy. I am grateful. You should be too!


I want to continue this project/prayer chain. But I'm finding myself spending HOURS searching for people to "lift up and for" because I'm not getting any requests -- I know you guys have to know someone (or have heard of someone) with an ongoing or urgent need for physical healing?
Please send me all details possible, a pic if they don't mind sharing, etc. 

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