I swiped this from the incredible Nicole because when she shared it, it stopped me in my tracks and spoke to me… so I thought I would share in case anyone else needed to see this, too.
It’s my job to rise up and do what it takes to heal myself, and I’m worthy of that!
Today, I’m just grateful for today.
Grateful today isn’t yesterday.
Grateful for a new day.
After a crazy week/day, I was excited to finally get home and get a nice long walk in with my babes… I needed that so badly, plus this face always makes everything that much better! 😍
Thank you to the wonderful souls who kept us company today – my own soul needed that kind of judgment-free, welcomed distraction, and I’m reminded once again that no matter how tough life gets, there are always people who care and are there and will be a source of love and laughter.
It’s always humbling to look at how many awesome people we have in our corner and to remind ourselves how blessed we are! We appreciate all of you!
💕 the best wines are the ones we drink with friends (loved this Kari!) 💕
•Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal•
Miss you 💕
WHY do I workout 6 days a week?
WHY do I get up before the sun?
WHY do I post about it?
For more energy.
For stress relief.
For the challenge.
For an escape.
For the feel-good endorphins.
For my health.
And full disclosure? For the MUSCLES!
Those are some of my reasons WHY!
Why do YOU do what you do?
Isn’t it funny how RESISTANT we are to the very things that could HELP us feel better if we would just ALLOW them the opportunity to do so?
I’ve been transparent about how resistant I was to acupuncture because the idea of voluntarily sticking a needle in my body – of ANY size – is not my idea of a good time… yet in a twist I was NOT expecting, I CRAVE these appointments now, because I know how they make me FEEL!
I purposely scheduled my monthly acupuncture appointment to be right after my trip so it could help me get the stressors out of my body, get back to feeling at least somewhat mentally sharp, process all the emotions of the last few weeks and just give me an outlet (and an excuse to relax 😉)
So funny, if you told me a year ago I’d be counting the days til my next appointments…
What’s something you resisted for a long time?
The best way to come back from a day full of everyone else’s negativity? Crush your workout with weights almost 1/5 your body weight…
I’m just saying, you can let it fuel you or let it frustrate you – yesterday it frustrated me, but today it fueled me!
Yesterday included someone who doesn’t think deaf people should be able to drive (or is at the very least BAFFLED by how we CAN drive), an idiot who thinks my sports bras are too revealing (at least that’s what I got from their absolutely illiterate comment), a nutter who went on a VERY LONG tirade against an interest of mine on an old pic, and someone who thinks I am wasting my money on having soft hearing molds instead of the firm ones, because that concept called “personal preferences” is apparently outdated?
I am human, yesterday was a lot of fuckery condensed into a short amount of time.
And battling the negativity yesterday frustrated and drained me…
Today, it fuels me!
I’m baaaaaack! Man it felt SO good to lift again!
Okay full honesty here: today’s workout was definitely kind of humbling, BUT, I expected it would be and I was okay with that. I wouldn’t expect a re-entry into strength training after a 3 week hiatus/cleanse to go perfectly smoothly anyways, right!
In the past, I would have been frustrated about that… but I’ve grown so much and I’ve gotten a different perspective on things, that now I know I can ease back into it and get back to the badass that takes on intensity and crushes it!
And muscle has memory, so I’m good!