Suck it up sweetheart, life IS hard!

Making decisions in life is always hard.  Regardless of what its about.  Work, life, health, fitness, family…they are all important in there own way.

I have a lot of thoughts going through my head daily about what I want to be now that I am able to be my own person.  I want to grow, learn, teach, admire and love more than I ever have before. To do these things I also need to be able to relax and be the best me I can be!  This is where I struggle. 
I need this….every time I workout!
Things are about to get real with this post so be prepared!!  🙂
In the last year I have…been injured, divorced, moved towns, changed positions at work, figured out how to be a single mom and learned to be happy.  Now these are mostly very stressful things that I have let negatively impact my life.  I have gained weight…about 7 pounds over the year.  May not sound like much but on a 5’3″ frame I can tell.  I am by no means overweight but I am not where I want to be.  This also has changed my running.  Due to being injured and gaining weight I struggle.  Not with the runs themselves, although they are harder than they used to be based off of loss of fitness but with my overall motivation.  So I am going to start making myself work a little harder, hold my head up a little higher and really fight for what I want with my health and fitness.
Here is my plan and I need you guys to help hold my ass accountable!  OK??? OK!!
Stop making excuses.  I do this with a lot of things in my life (mostly cross training).  I am in the process of hiring a personal dietitian and personal trainer to help whip my booty in shape!  She will hold me accountable and give me a step by step guide to what I need to do.  Apparently, I just need someone to boss me around ;). 
My last good race…June 2015
Love myself more.  As a mother of 3 amazing kiddos I am responsible for teaching them how to love themselves.  I can’t do that if I am always beating myself up!  I don’t do this in front of them but I do it nonetheless.
Their first run together 8/2014!
Blog More.  The more I blog, the more I hold myself accountable.  I don’t like knowing someone is reading all about my failures.  It can be embarrassing but also keeps me in check! 
Focus on Fun.  My kids are great at this!  They make sure they are always having fun.  Sometimes I get so serious, I forget to laugh and be silly.
Nerd fun!!
Read More.  The more I read about others success, the more I force myself to look at life.  But first I think I need to open up my favorite book a little more often…the Bible.  I lost focus and need to re-center.
So off of my soapbox for a second…went for a quick run yesterday.  The weather was not so great but I loved running in it!!  It was sleeting…YAY!  1.5 miles at 9:35 pace.  Not too bad for a gross day. 
Hope you are all having a absolutely wondering Thursday!!!!
What is your favorite motivational quote?  Currently: Strength doesn’t come from what you can do.  It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.

Biggest current struggle?  Mine is my diet!

3 thoughts on “Suck it up sweetheart, life IS hard!

  1. I'm so sorry you've had these struggles 😦 but without sounding like one big fat Instagram-worthy cheeseball quote, it WILL make you stronger. Every injury I've had, my failed marriage, moving house…it made me stronger and made me love life even more. Every day is a challenge and every challenge just builds you up. You've got this, you're awesome.


  2. Interesting post and I do believe we all struggle to some extent with these. I agree that blogging keeps me accountable for things as well. I don't want to just give up on something I've been talking about for months if that makes sense!


  3. Great post. In many ways we all struggle with these same challenges. For me it's a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. Have to take the good with the bad and dust yourself off when you need to.

    Biggest agreement is how we want our kids to see us. If we love ourselves, our kids will learn to love themselves, agree 100%


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