While at the gym this morning, I realized something. I typically just walk on the treadmill for 30-40 minutes at a low – medium speed. Don’t worry, Santa got me lots of tech gadgets to track my heart rate, oxygen, etc. 🙂 Our Gold’s Gym has a Cinema Cardio room and its amazing. I don’t really care about the movies; I usually just jam out to my own music anyways. But I love that the room is dark and cold. I feel like its just me in there. Anyway. What I realized is that I NEED the gym. For starters, where else can I walk, in the dark, with my eyes closed, in my own world, and not run into things??? Haha. I crack myself up. But seriously, it sends me into another world, where there is nothing else to worry about except listening to my music, feeling the lyrics in my soul. Its during these moments that I like to write down songs to use for my 6 minute walk tests that I have to do at each doctor appointment. Today I listened to “Rise” by Katy Perry. THe lyrics are powerful and really spoke to me. It is my anthem to PH.

I won’t just survive
Oh, you will see me thrive
Can’t write my story
I’m beyond the archetype
I won’t just conform
No matter how you shake my core
‘Cause my roots, they run deep, oh

Oh, ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in my veins
I know it, I know it
And I will not negotiate
I’ll fight it, I’ll fight it
I will transform

When, when the fire’s at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They’re whispering, “You’re out of time,”
But still I rise
This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in
Think again
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise

I must stay conscious
Through the madness and chaos
So I call on my angels
They say

Oh, ye of so little faith
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in your veins
You know it, you know it
And you will not negotiate
Just fight it, just fight it
And be transformed

‘Cause when, when the fire’s at my feet again
And the vultures all start circling
They’re whispering, “You’re out of time,”
But still I rise
This is no mistake, no accident
When you think the final nail is in
Think again
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise

Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Oh, oh, oh, oh
You know it, you know it
Still rise
Just fight it, just fight it
Don’t be surprised
I will still rise