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Fate with a little bit of Fitness added in…

I knocked out my AB challenge tonight, and even made it to 24 seconds with my plank vs. the required 12 seconds.  Weak…I know.  But it’s progress so I’ll take it.  I also walked 2.5 miles today, and my thumb is healing nicely so I hope to hit the trails next week for a couple miles!  I think God was actually doing me a favor this week, as we have sub 0 temps with negative wind chills to add to the winter fun!  Those of you that know me, know I struggle in the winter.  This winter my goal is to keep movin’ despite the frigid temps, and laugh. and then laugh some more…:-) And for those of you bragging about your warm temps in the winter, I am not affected.  Winter is SUPPOSED to be cold and snowy.  It’s not always FUN…but it’s winter, and the beauty of a fresh fallen snow is still priceless.  My face, does still hurt tho…just sayin’…

Pretty much...lol
Pretty much…lol

Today at work, I had my weekly meeting with my boss to discuss any issues, happenings, budget, etc etc.  Often times we get off on a tangent, and today’s tangent coupled with a later conversation that  left me smiling. This lesson didn’t hit me until later in the day when one of my peers came to my office red faced and flustered.  This woman has become like a Mother to me, so I immediately asked if I could help.  She had received the news that her daughter had lost her job, and her heart was heavy trying to carry her daughter’s grief.  And instantly I got choked up, remembering last year at this time, when I had found out my position was being eliminated.  She and I talked extensively, both being women of great faith and I shared my story again of how I was at my wits end last year, as the time ticked by where soon I’d be jobless.  But then I got the call…THE call for an interview for my current job, and everything fell in to place.  Nearly 10 months later and I feel like this amazing group of people have welcomed me in with open arms and have made this my current ‘work’ home. It isn’t always about a hefty pay check or lofty raises that make the job satisfying. Nope…

Truth right here...
Truth right here…

It’s about the people you choose to surround yourself with, each and every day.  In my weekly meeting with my boss earlier today, he verified that he is working on my less than stellar pay, and reminded me that I am appreciated.  And that my friends, is enough for me…

So yeah…the pay check would be nice, but at the end of the day it’s about THIS.  People, moments, relationships, family, and friends.

Keep Movin’ forward!

❤ Michelle

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18 thoughts on “Fate with a little bit of Fitness added in…

  1. Hey Michelle!! Great post!! I’m so happy for you- sounds like you’re feeling great and lovin’ 2015! You are so positive and amazing! I absolutely love your voice here- SO energetic!! Yay! Have a wonderful day! XOXO

  2. Michelle, it is awesome to recognize the simple factors of life, accept it, and enjoy it. Each day is a blessing even when we can’t see that at the time. Thank you for sharing your wonderful spirit!

  3. Haha, I hate the winter cold too. Last year I ALWAYS ran on a treadmill (except on a rare 40-50 degree day). This year, my goal is to run outside more so to do that, I bought better winter running gear. I’m trying not to let anything stop me! Well, maybe a big snowstorm and a super freezing windchill…but otherwise, no excuses right?

    And I’m glad you work with such wonderful and appreciative people. I am lucky to have the same in my life right now too 🙂

    1. Glad to hear you are as blessed, Charissa! Last year the Polar Vortex sucked the life out of me, and I only ran outside a handful of times…I too hope to get outside more often this year, although not this week with the high temps being below 0 tomorrow!!! Ack!!!

  4. You are so right: the people around us, at work especially, can make or break us. So glad you found new employment where you are appreciated and that feeds your soul.

  5. It’s just the little things like that that sometimes keep you going. Knowing you’re appreciated is worth so much. Fingers crossed that the pay rise will come soon.

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