I think I’ve figured it out…

I’ve been sitting here for 5 minutes now, starting at the title of this post struggling to come up with something witty or catchy that will spark my readers attention.

But I’m drawing a blank.

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I’ve read the last several of my posts. Man I sound like a broken record?  Yikes…

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My hubby is gone this week, so its my first week of figuring it all out on my own again.  Although I’ve done this several times as he has always traveled a lot for work and/or the Army, this time feels a little different.  I am doing my best to get us into a routine, so that when he leaves early spring, we will be at least physically prepared.  The mornings can be a mad rush, so laying clothes out the night before, preparing snacks/lunches, signing homework folders and checking off reading logs all get done the night prior.

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This is SO me, except my kids are 9 and 16 LOL

Today I finally decided no more excuses, my sinus crap was gone and it’s time to get back to working out at least 3 times per week.  Last night I planked, and today did an interval workout on my treadmill followed by a 4 minute plank.  I think I might have even smiled afterwards as I looked in the mirror at my beet red face.  I was smiling, WHA?!?  No way!

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I figure the stronger PHYSICALLY I feel, the better emotionally I will feel in the end, so my goal is to keep pushing, and get stronger.  I’ve lost 6 of the 9 lbs. I gained with marathon training last year, and my hubby even commented that I look like I am slimming down!  #winning all around.

Today, I didn’t cry.  Despite work drama, home stressors, you name it, I held it together.  #morewinning right?  I know my family is worried about me getting through this, but I am not the woman I was even just a few years ago.  I’ve grown, I like to think, in to a much stronger person.  And I’ve got many of you to thank for that strength.  You amazing support, kindness and friendships have truly added years to my life.  ❤

So here’s to  movin’ forward, right?

❤ Michelle

25 Comments on “I think I’ve figured it out…

  1. Definitely winning! The little wins really add up and it all makes us stronger. I love how intense you look in those work out photos 🙂

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  2. you are strong! and its never going to be easy, but youve got a lot of people you can lean on, a lot of friends and family, and i know i HATE sounding like a broken record but if thats what you need to say then say it! I get that way with my depression, i hate to keep bothering people with the same concerns/worries/thoughts over and over, but if thats where i am then thats where i am.

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  3. One day, even one moment at a time Michelle. As long as it’s forward! A four minute plank? Holy cow…you are strong both physically and mentally.

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  4. Exercise always, always, always makes things a bit better. Or helps you cope better which makes things better anyway. Keep moving, keep smiling. This time will pass.

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  5. You got this! And I honestly think running/workout out is such a big factor in our emotional well being. It makes me feel so much better when I push through a tough workout.

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