My wife Barb and I own and operate a Health Wellness studio called TogetherInFitness. It is where we train, counsel, and minister to the fitness and nutritional needs of clients. Since beginningÂ five years ago, we have worked 24/7 together to make this business successful.Â Typically when I use the phrase Lose to Gain, my reference is inÂ relation to weight management criteria in losing weight to gain health benefits, confidence, and overall physical wellbeing. In writing this blog, myÂ meaning of that phrase takes on a differentÂ perspective.
This next Friday, Barb will have surgery to repair scar tissue from a cervicalÂ complication ofÂ 20 years past. Barb is a cervical cancer survior and underwent radical surgeryÂ in 1990 to safe her life. In 2008 Barb worked her tail off to become an ABA Masters Gulf States BodyBuilding Champion. Though the results were exciting and amazing forÂ a 52 year old woman, the magnitude of the effort took its toll of the abdominal scaring beneath the surface of the skin. On Friday, she will have the scar tissue removed and her abdominal panel repaired to strengthen what has become a weakened lining of the abdominal rectus.Â Though the procedure is not dangerous it is a must for her to continue using exercise as a means for keeping herÂ body healthy. I will temporarily lose myÂ business companion, my training partner, my coach, my motivationalist, myÂ most avid supporter in the gym. ThoughÂ for a few weeksÂ I will miss our companionship in the studio, in the long run I gain a strongerÂ wife as we continue both our business venture and our partnershipÂ lifestyle in the health and fitness arena.