In no way, is that even close to the time my gym friends get up...they rise at something like 4:00 every day, suck down a protein shake or some chicken, and get ready to kick start their day with weights or the bag at CKO. I haven't "worked out" in almost three months. I loathe the 4:00 alarm. Detest, despise, hate it. I doubt they love it either, but they are committed to themselves and as a result, they do it. As they say in the south, "Bless their hearts," and really, if you think about it, they are blessing their hearts!
With the new job, the heat, and my over-worked abused body, I just wasn't up for the challenge of the wtf-seriously o'clock gym adventure for all this time.
With that said, I feel almost ready to hit it again. I miss it. Yep. I just wrote that. ME. Jen C just smiled a big grin while Janet just said, "FINALLY and hooray!" out loud.
I know I am weak again.
JZ is going to take one look at me and sigh knowingly at the carbs that I have allowed to enter my body, because, as we all know, I KNOW BETTER.
With that said, if you've followed this blog or the retired "Me On A Mission Blog" you know this is a journey for me. It is life-long and seemingly endless, as it is for each one of us.
What works for one of us may not work for all of us.
My amazing friend Ellen participates in grueling triathlons to support cancer research, and her training regimen is one I can't fathom. If you would like to read more about that - HERE is her fundraising page.
Through it all, I have managed to do yoga. You all know my darling Cara. If you don't, take a gander on over to her blog, HERE, so you can see exactly why she is the perfect teacher for me. I missed a few weeks with the new job, but as of last Tuesday, I'm back into weekly yoga and I will be taking private lessons with Cara every other Monday.
And so, I keep going and going and going, two steps forward, four steps back, five steps forward, one step back, in the endless attempt to get my shit together once and for all. I love the support and encouragement I get here and in real life - it's important and necessary and makes this endless circle tolerable.
I think as long as well can all remember to be true to who we are, the pure, honest, core and the depth of ourselves, in the end, we will be happier each day.
Be sure to check out the July FB picture for today - it garnered an awful lot of likes and looks.
The link for the Ander's Family fundraiser is HERE in case you are able to help in any way possible. My continued thanks and endless love to each of you who have contributed thus far. I am appreciative beyond belief and Amy, Jeff and the kids are too. MWAH! xo
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But it's always darkest before the dawn
Florence + The Machine: http://youtu.be/WbN0nX61rIs