When your tiny but mighty legs send you a message, you listen! Or at least I do… now!
(I didn’t always…)
My little legs are feelin’ it all today – the program I’m doing, the much more frequent runs, and just life in general can be taxing on our bodies, you know?
And so while I normally run on scheduled rest days to incur some mileage for the 175 mile Summer Challenge, my body needed the break today, and I’ll honor that.
In my group, we talk a lot about sustainability, which means striking the balance between pushing ourselves but also listening and making smart decisions, and I’m proud to have come so far in my journey that I can honor and appreciate •listening•
Do you listen to your body, or do you tend to keep pushing?
My 35th year had some tough moments. But it also contained moments that served as reminders that I am strong, I am capable, and I am worthy.
It showed me I can rise above, with grace, and find safe, healthy, beneficial habits to incorporate into my lifestyle.
•It showed me it’s okay to CRY, it’s okay to FEEL, it’s okay to ask for HELP, and it’s okay to HEAL•
It showed me that I’m okay, and it inspired me to continue to grow into an even better me, and what better of a fresh slate than another trip around the sun? 💕
(post run GLOW)
I’m just gonna leave this riiiight here, I think some people in the world could use a reminder, yeah? 😉
Take your health seriously, take your career seriously, take loving and respecting your family seriously, and take exciting opportunities that come your way seriously.
Just don’t take EVERYTHING too seriously. You need the balance. Laughter is good for the heart and the soul. Find the beauty in the silly, seemingly small moments. A sense of humor is one of the best assets you can have!
Just in case you had any doubts, here is some confirmation that YOU are ENOUGH, exactly how you are.
There is always room for improvement, and you should always be trying to better yourself, because we aren’t here for a long time, we’re here for a good time!
But as you are is enough, the rest is just a bonus!
This includes all the less-than-ideal situations, too. It is all a part of the master plan; all facets exist for a reason.
I know, I don’t love it either, but it is what it is… have some faith and trust the process!
There is a huge difference, ladies and gentlemen!
Stare any obstacles and challenges in the face, and then rise above them. You have no choice but to be stronger, after all, whatever life is handing you right now didn’t MAKE you, so why would you let it BREAK you?
You are stronger and more resilient than you think. You can do hard things!
Boom, get to it! Worth repeating…