Hard Day’s Night

I’m having a really hard time waking up this morning. I mean, Sean even let me stay in bed a little longer and made breakfast (eggs and toast–yum). I still can’t get my eyes to adjust to being awake. I don’t know what it is. Perhaps it’s because last week was a 3-day workweek for me, and work seems to go on indefinitely.

Too sleepy!

I wanna stay home and sleep, too.

At least I like my work and my job and the people I work with and work for. (Staying positive!)

I think part of the reason I’m so tired is how rough I’ve been on my body this week. I haven’t taken a “day off” of exercise since we got back from Tennessee. And this weekend was hard on my body, though it didn’t feel like it till now.

Saturday I ran 16 miles. Sunday I played two glorious soccer games in beautiful weather. Monday I went swimming, and Tuesday I lifted weights and enjoyed a night of Turbo Kick. Wednesday is always boxing day for me, but I think I’m going to take Thursday off to let my body get some rest.

I don’t feel sore or like I can’t go on any longer, I just feel mentally exhausted. Funny how exercise does that to you, right?

Triathlon

Let’s all do a triathlon right now!

I wouldn’t have it any other way, though. I’m so grateful for a body that can do all the things I love.

I think a lot of women (myself included) and even men focus on what their bodies AREN’T. When really, we should focus on the the amazing things our bodies can do.

Mamas out there whose bodies haven’t “bounced back” to their pre-pregnancy selves, your body nourished and grew your son or daughter. How amazing is that? Dads, your body lets you pick up your child and hold him or her, cuddle them, play with your baby, etc.

If you can run a race, that’s awesome. If you can swim (slow or fast!), think of all your body has to do to get you through that activity! Think what my brain is doing right now to formulate words, type them into (hopefully) cohesive thoughts, and all your brain is doing to comprehend them.

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A loyal blog reader.

Our bodies are amazing! Today I’m focusing on loving myself and accepting others. I’m very quick to judge others and myself. Today is about letting go of my predispositions, of what society or media tells me is beautiful and handsome and sexy and smart, and enjoying the quirks and abilities of myself and others.

Notice the details.

You are all awesome!

True story

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