Fighting Back

You guys are so amazing. Thank you so much for all of your support and love in regards to my last post. I love being able to share anything on here without fear of judgment. And some of you guys had really incredible ideas that I really appreciate, so thank you for taking the time to reach out and give me some support.

As soon as I hit publish on that last post, I was immediately filled with motivation. Why the heck should I be feeling sorry for myself? After everything God has blessed me with, no way was I going to just sit there and wallow in self pity.

So instead, I got up and made myself a giant breakfast.IMG_2683

1/3 C oats, 2T flaxseeds, cinnamon, walnuts, naner and PB

I had considered making this picture look prettier, and then I realized I was really too hungry to care.

About 2 hours later, I was determined to have a decent workout. So I took Jax out to potty, then got straight to work. I gave her her favorite toy and a few minutes later she looked like this.

IMG_2685 My puppy really needs to learn some manners.

With Jax passed out, I grabbed the opportunity to have a good workout. I decided to try to keep the workout low impact since my knees have been bugging me lately, but still needed to get my heart rate up. I opted for this low impact workout from the Lean Green Bean.

workout

After the circuits I grabbed my Gymboss and set it for some tabata.

IMG_2690 Low Impact Tabata:
Ball taps
Soccer bells
Kettlebell Swings
Mountain Climbers

What a great way to get my heart rate up but not hurt my knees. And Jax slept through the entire thing. It was seriously just what I needed!

After my workout, I stretched, iced, and foam rolled. Then, I got ready for lunch.IMG_2695

2 eggs scrambled with spinach stuffed in a ww pita with hummus along with some peas

That’s right. Not just one, but TWO eggs. And boy were they tasty.

I spent the rest of the day sipping on tea and trying to get back into the right frame of mind.IMG_2660

I sipped on tea and read my Bible for a good amount of time. Actually I think it ended up being a few hours. I just got so lost in it, that before I knew it Ninja was walking through the front door. Obviously that was God’s little way of showing me how much I really needed Him. I ended my study with my favorite verse

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

This verse has held a special place in my heart since high school. It has gotten me through some pretty rough times. It just gives me such courage when I read it. It’s like nothing else matters, because I know my God is with me. If our God is for us, then what can ever stop us right?

All that to say, I think I’m learning to appreciate these little bumps in the road. They remind me of what I went through, and they remind me to not let my guard down. Because I’m still fighting this thing, and probably always will be. And I want to set a good example for Little Sissy, for when that day comes that she questions herself. I want to be able to hold her in my arms and share my story, and give her the strength and courage to not let anyone or anything make her feel bad about herself.

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How do you put yourself back into the right frame of mind?
What do you do to remind yourself of how blessed you are?

9 comments to Fighting Back

  • Such an answer to prayer to hear you we’re encouraged after the other day! I was praying for you, Kat. Love that low impact quickie workout, looks intense! Maybe even postpartum do-able? Yay! I don’t know that I have ever been in the Word, one-on-one with Jesus, for hours at a time – it seems like it would be so lovely. That’s awesome that your little man slept such a long time so you could have that free time!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  • I love Joshua 1:9 too. It really helps me on those days where I just don’t know what to do, but then He reminds me I don’t need to be afraid: He is there and will help me through it. I am so grateful for His constant support in my life.

    (Your breakfast looks delicious btw!):)

  • Haha. Oh Jax… what a ham! But anyways… this post left me grinning from ear to ear :mrgreen: I swear I’m gonna hop on the next flight to LA and give you a huge hug for being so freaking amazing (and it’s even more tempting because the weather here has me shaking in my booties). I think turning to God for strength and comfort is one of the best ways to get back into the right frame of mind, and I love that you brought up Joshua 1:9 because that was one of my favorite verses to turn to whenever I found myself really struggling with the demons in my head. Bumps are inevitable, and I think that overcoming them shows us that triumphs are as well :)

    xox

  • way to go! you are such a rockstar, I love your honesty and rawness. Why I love your blog to be honest. Your dog just makes me melt. So cute.

  • I’m so proud of you, I could just scream! Way to take the bull by the horns!!! You are fantastic and should be so proud! Just keep on working hard and being amazing! Never let life get u down! You’re so inspiring to me!! God really can get us through anything!! <3 dos love!

  • I used to read that verse over and over again when I moved from Florida to Ohio, to remind me He’d be with me WHEREEVER I went (i.e., whatever state I lived in haha). Love that verse!

  • the owl cup is soooo adorable just like jex! (:

  • Hunnie, you seem like you are in such a better place today. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. Continue doing what your doing girl.

    awe, Jax!! Such a little cutiepie

  • Usually after a day of relaxing and a good night’s sleep, I’m back in the right state of mind. To get myself there. I think about what I need and DO IT!

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