Fitness

Hello Weekend!

Our labor day weekend was full of adventure, FIRSTS, and family.

Miller rode a tricycle for the FIRST¬†time. ūüôā She absolutely LOVED it.

It’s safe to say that she played HARD and wore herself OUT. Millie is soaking in all the Daddy cuddles. She is such a Daddy’s Girl- but with a daddy like hers, who can blame her.¬† Bradley and I¬†¬†are blown away that it has almost been a year since she entered our life. We are firm believers in snuggling and celebrating all the precious time we are given. It goes by so FAST!

Bradley and his father ran their FIRST 1/2 marathon today!

Miller found a friend! This girl was so sweet to her. She held her hand and walked around with her for 30 minutes. Oh and yes, I did forget her shoes. I guess that is what happens when you leave the house before the sun.

They did it!! I couldn’t be MORE proud.

Bradley even won third place in his age group! He was given a doughnut at the finish line, but his little girl probably ate half of it. haha! It’s hard work cheering on your daddy for over 13 miles.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. – Audrey Hepburn

Let us run with PERSEVERANCE the race marked out for us!

Higher

Life’s a climb, but the view is GREAT.

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“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”-Sir Edmund Hillary

   Wander in Wonder


When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the ROCK that is higher than I.

What inspires you?

Walk by Faith

Recently, I’ve really enjoyed getting outdoors and exploring. In the past couple of weeks, we have¬†hiked up to The Indian Seats and walked on The Greenway. The journey up to The Indian Seats was beautiful, but the challenge it presented distracted me from soaking up the majesty¬†all around me. I can’t help but think about how this can be true in life as well. We hit difficult seasons and get distracted from the gifts that surround us.

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While walking on The Greenway, I was determined to not miss what was in front of me. Miller was sleeping, so I took the path slowly and soaked in the immense diversity, elaborate details, and unhindered light. I had to look up to capture this picture and unfix my eyes on where the path was leading. I’m so quick to reach for control and strive to know what’s ahead.

If I’m being transparent, I daily face both obstacles. My days are filled with wonder yet¬†simultaneously full of trials. I’m eager to know what the future holds and grateful just to persevere. My challenge for you and for me is to¬†release control, place our trust in someone greater, and find our strength from the source.

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Back, Back, Back it UP

Way back in the day, I used to be a competitive cheerleader. I absolutely enjoyed everything about it and found myself at the gym everyday. Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I have reignited my love for going to the gym. Lately, I have been attending Yoga classes and creating my own workouts. Yoga has been so FUN, helped balance my sugars, and reminded me of my tumbling days. The rush of mastering new strength and balancing poses has got me hooked.

At Yoga the other day, we were challenged to do a backbend which used to be a piece of cake, but now I’ve found myself totally unable. ¬†The last two weeks, I’ve been working on just lifting myself off the ground. Are you ready to see my progress?¬†¬†backbend

Hopefully in another couple of weeks I will be able to straighten my arms and hold it longer. ¬†What’s your fitness goals? How are you challenging yourself?