I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason.
We are supposed to take our trials and learn and grow from them and try to become a little wiser (is that even a word?).
There is a reason I got a stress fracture (besides giving Kara and Desiree a chance to win Boston).
Basically, I am trying to learn everything I possibly can from this situation as fast as possible so I can get back out there pounding the pavement or enjoying a date with my beautiful treadmill (that taunts me every time I walk by it).
One important thing that I am learning is that people come first.
We usually leave family dinner on Sunday nights at 8 o’clock sharp so that I can get home, blog, make lunch and get ready for bedtime at 9:30, nothing was allowed to break this routine (yes-I know motherhood is going to kill me off one day).
But last night was another story…….. we were obviously having a lot of fun with out of state family.
As it got later and later I started to feel more and more anxious about the situation. “If I don’t go to bed now there is no way I will be able to get up in time for spin and my favorite abs class.” I started to freak out about-heaven forbid-missing my beloved spin class.
I had to CHOOSE to stop being so anxious about such a silly thing and remember that there is nothing in this world more important than our relationship with God, our family, friends and even strangers.
It was kind of a wake up call for me. As much as I love working out and running, it just can’t be my top priority because what happens when you can’t do it anymore. God and our families are ALWAYS there for us no matter what.
I don’t want to be on 108 years old on my death bed thinking about how I skipped out on amazing memories with people because I had to get a workout in.
So, I stayed up laughing, missed spin and rolled out of bed at 7 for an abs class where I wanted to throw my tennis shoe at the instructor because she was trying to start my abs on fire and make them fall off.
Yes, this is the exact same shirt and hair from yesterday……..hopefully, I never have to learn the lessons about hygiene, that would be a tough pill to swallow.
Dear God, look at how mature I am getting……I think that this means that my femur should be good to go by the end of the week right. K thanks.
Do you deal with Anxiety? Over what?
-I am getting a little better but exercise, being late, work, getting enough sleep (i used to bawl for hours in Jr. High if I couldn’t fall asleep by 9) and school (in the past) really cause me a lot of anxiety. I am trying my hardest to calm down and choose a new perspective on the situation.
What was a hard thing that happened in the past that you can look back on now and realize that it may have happened for a reason?
-A BIG one for me was a break-up RIGHT before I met Billster……..um, yeah things definitely happen for a reason:)
How many hours of sleep is ideal for you? How many do you usually get?
-EIGHT, um eight:)