Saturday Sweat – LUCKY

I know my St Patrick’s day workout shirt says LUCKY… but it should say blessed! It’s so cute I couldn’t resist.

I know I’m blessed and that’s why I’m soaking this whole pregnancy in – the challenges and all. It’s all part of a blessing this size.

I know SO many worthy men and women who are trying and trying and haven’t gotten their blessings YET, and my heart continues to go out to them as I send out baby blessings. I hold out faith it will happen for them, as it happened for me and so many others. I BELIEVE.

So today and all days, I will continue to feel so blessed and continue to spread that forward.

Thankful Thursday – Friends

Thisssss girl 😍

I have been superduperclose with her for a couple of years now, and I have had the pleasure of seeing her grow/level up, especially recently, and realize her true worth, realize that she doesn’t need to be a catch all for all the issues in the world, realize that as we age a bit, our priorities and our mindsets shift a bit, and so much more…

I coud not be prouder of seeing her rise up! ❤️

Throwing it back to our epic road trip to Indy – I can’t wait for the next time we can photo opp all our crazy shenanigans! 😘

Saturday Sweat – Accountabilibuddy

Sometimes you just gotta get your Saturday sweat on with your best fitness partner, no matter if she’s in Michigan and you are in Rhode Island – Zoom for the win! 😍

It stinks we can’t get together in person as often as we would like, because we live further away, but I take any FaceTime I can get with this girl!

She tried the new Shift Shop sampler while my winking pumpkin shirt and I crushed shoulders!

Love my accountabilibuddy!

Happy Saturday! 💕

ps, if wearing a winkin’ Pumpkin shirt makes you more inclined to get your sweat on, then by all means, wear your winkin’ Pumpkin shirt!

🎃

Thankful Thursday – My Awesome Husband

Nothing I do could be done without this guy. I know, I sound so co-dependent, but it’s not that… he is the fire that keeps me going when I doubt myself (happens), when I feel like giving up (happens), when I feel like I don’t matter or make a difference (happens), when I feel like I could possibly not give more of myself or do anything more (happens)… no matter what, this guy keeps me going.

He encourages me, and has from day one. I am sure when I told him I wanted to do this, he probably had his doubts like most other spouses, but I think he saw the light when he saw how passionate and excited I am to help people. When he saw things that meant so much to me that I couldn’t help but cry, I think he realized just how much this means to me.

He has never wavered in his support of or belief in me, and that is priceless. I am sure it is a struggle to see someone go through so much, and I am sure it can’t be easy to encourage someone to keep going when they feel drained and depleted; completely defeated.

But not this guy. He redirects me towards my goals. He points out how much people have said I help them. He pushes me to keep going, to be the best me I can be, to reach more people, help more people.

He knows I am doing this to give us a better life. To give our dog a better life. To give the kids we haven’t yet been blessed with a better life.

And the last two years, he has attended Summit with me. So he firsthand witnesses the sheer exhaustion. He witnesses how jazzed up I come back from workshops and workouts. He sees me light up when I attempt to share how it feels to workout at the crack of dawn with 25,000 like-minded people.

I have always struggled with self doubt and feeling like I matter; like I am visible, not invisible. And he reinforces on the daily that I matter, that I am making a difference, that I can do this, and that I am worthy of it all.

And bonus: he doesn’t point out that I LOOK as tired as I am, haha. Beyond grateful for this guy ❤

Merry Christmas!

Dear readers, merry merry Christmas!

I hope your day is wonderful, blessed, full of love and celebration with your family and friends, and also a day when you take a second to realize how lucky we are!

The grind is over, we can sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor (and Santa’s!), and enjoy spending time with our loved ones.

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas!

xo

Thursday Thoughts – Luck

Okay so…. I have derided my luck my whole life. It hasn’t been stellar, like at all. But I don’t think I was always as conscious that I play such a big role in whether I have luck or not. It was really one of those epiphany type things that comes with getting a little older (by “older” in this instance, I really mean being removed from the crazy, debilitating chaos of my 20’s).

This formula was a quote in one of my Darren Daily subscriptions. I don’t know where it originated, or if he is the originator or not, but it resonated with me in a really profound way. So I thought I would share, since maybe someone else out there can benefit from this, instead of constantly cursing their “bad” luck. Maybe changing their mindset will change everything.

Worth a shot, no? Happy Thursday guys…. make it great!

Luck