Don’t wait for anyone else to celebrate you.
Celebrate YOUR hard work.
And those who see it as braggy or showboating? Don’t worry about them – you don’t need anyone in your life that doesn’t SUPPORT you and CELEBRATE you becoming your best self
Whaaaaat, I love a good wordplay joke!
Life is short, laugh as much as you possibly can – I do!
Hehehehe, I am so easy… wordplay is my jammmmm.
This is especially funny if you are doing 80 Day Obsession like I am – I might be a fine-apple but I ain’t callin’ pine-apple!
You have probably heard it plenty of times, but exercise is truly one of the BEST ways to elevate your mood and alleviate stress!
On a detour through Funkytown? MOVE YOUR BODY!
Many people don’t know that just a few short years ago, my back, neck and shoulders were in a constant state of pain – the pain levels varied, but were always there.
This was the result of my body going through multiple traumatic car incidents in 8 months time.
Carrying a purse hurt. Taking steps hurt, and sometimes actually triggered spasms. It always hurt. And that was the exact excuse I used when I was offered to join a challenge group – “ummmm walking and existing hurts, you want me to do actual physically demanding stuff?” – that was my frame of mind. “YIKES!”
But for whatever reason I did join. I modified HEAVILY but I showed up, consistently. Started to get a little stronger. Started to strengthen my core, which greatly relieved the pain issues. So I kept going.
Today, I am pain free – certain things do sometimes trigger it (being outside in very cold temps for long periods of time, sitting or laying on hard surfaces, etc) but my quality of life is MUCH better now, and I am so thankful.
And that’s why I take these “silly flex” pics. To show how far I have come. To have something to compare to as I go further. A visual reminder that consistent effort pays off, and we are never stuck in a cycle of pain.
It doesn’t happen overnight, but it does happen! Keep going!
Do you shop on Black Friday? Do you go in store, or do you curl up with your laptop (or phone!) and go to town on your online shopping cart (bonus: NO SQUEAKY WHEELS!)
Anything you are eyeing this year? What’s your best score ever?
Body Beast Build: Shoulders, Plank Challenge and the Ab Challenge in the books for Friday!
And now… we flex!
What, am I wrong?!
(I do like them, but I think they should be called rice rounds, or rice disks or something… not cakes!)