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.
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.
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.
After the circuits I grabbed my Gymboss and set it for some tabata.
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!
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 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.
How do you put yourself back into the right frame of mind?
What do you do to remind yourself of how blessed you are?