Fuck Yeah Friday – No Bad Days!

• NO BAD DAYS •

Look, we all have bad MOMENTS.

Life does that. Maybe it’s life’s way of showing us how AWESOME we have it the majority of the time? 😉

We don’t have bad days. We may have bad moments that we LET become bad days, but that’s a choice. It’s a mood. It’s dwelling.

But the likelihood that all 24 hours are bad? Not buying it!

So do me a favor next time something isn’t going as planned, or something less than ideal happens… try to recognize it and isolate it as the moment, not the day.

I challenge you to find something good that happens on “those days”, because it’s there. We just let ourselves become so absorbed in the BAD, we can’t see the GOOD.

Don’t let one thing ruin the potential for other beautiful things to happen, which if you are sour because of XYZ, either they WON’T happen, or they WILL but you will be too upset to realize ‘em!

No bad days, just bad moments. Don’t let ‘em last 😉

(For the record, I’m working on this myself!)

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Merry Grinchmas :)

Cool jammies with a cool Aunt! 💕

(Mine are backwards to show the hilarious backside!)

You are NEVER too old for fete pajamas!

And yes I’m gonna wear the heck out of these cozy babes! You can’t take life too seriously – none of us make it out of here alive, so live it and love it while you can!

World Diabetes Day

I never wanted to be a part of this club.

And honestly? I still don’t.

But… I am. That’s the hand I was dealt.

I am a Diabetic.

No, not just because I ate candy. Not just because I enjoyed bagels and pasta. The only people who think that are the ignorant ones not battling Diabetes.

Today, on World Diabetes Day, I invite you to open your mind and perspective, stop judging/blaming Diabetics, and educate yourself – the disease is truly WAY MORE complex than your suggestions to “just eat less sugar”.

I assure you, if it were that easy, that’s EXACTLY what we would do.

Be the LIGHT, be the ENCOURAGER, be a source of SUPPORT and a beacon of HOPE… but please don’t be judgmental.

To all my fellow diabadasses, keep fighting the good fight – we are all stronger than we think!

Flex Friday!

It’s Friday, so we flex… taking 3 weeks off of lifting while on the Reset made me nervous I would lose the gains I worked SO damn hard for, and I honestly almost went into a panic… but what eased my fears is knowing MUSCLES have MEMORY, so instead of focusing on what I might lose temporarily, I stayed focused on THAT – and it helped!

Back to lifting I am – back to building, growing, and challenging myself. Life is too short not to push!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday Wisdom – Lessons

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, and the lesson afterwards”

There IS a lesson in all situations… if you keep coming to the same situation, you haven’t yet learned the lesson.

It’s like if you put your hand on a hot stove, and get burned… if you learn that a hot stove will burn you, you learn not to put your hands on a hot stove anymore. But if you keep putting your hands on a hot stove, you haven’t learned the lesson, so you keep getting burned.

A lesson it took me a while to learn is that holding onto my disappointment/anger/resentment does not hurt the people who caused me to feel that way, so I was constantly cycling and expending energy on it. Once I learned that it was really only hurting ME, things started clicking and the lesson started making sense, so it became a little easier (not easy, just easier!) to let that ish go!

 

Wednesday Wisdom – Sunrise and Sunset

No matter what the past holds.

No matter what the future holds.

Today is what matters. Every night, a sunset closes out the day’s events. And every morning, a sunrise offers you a new day.

Don’t mar today’s beauty with yesterday’s struggles.

I am super guilty of doing this. For instance, when I get hurt, I get REALLY hurt, and I tend to bring that hurt forward with me, effectively mucking up a beautiful new day. Bad habit. Working on fixing!