Thursday Thoughts | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


It’s Thursday and time for three bullet points. It’s late, I’m tired, and suffering from a migraine that isn’t going away, so that’s what you get!!

**In FIVE weeks I will get on a plane and travel from Dallas to San Diego and be away from my entire family for more than 2 days for the first time in 29 years!! I will be hanging out with some of my favorite people in the world and staying in a condo along the Pacific Ocean!! I will be walking the San Diego Susan G. Komen 3-Day (60 miles in 3 days) so it won’t exactly be a vacation in the truest sense of the word but I will be enjoying a carefree life of only taking care of myself for the better part of 5 days! I can not express to you how strange this feels!! It’s also very exhilarating to know that I will doing something that will change lives while I am away!! I’m a bit concerned about how clingy my son will be once I get back home but I’m not going to give it another thought!

**This is something I have learned (I mean REALLY learned) over the past few months!! It’s taken me 48 years to really get it but now that I have I’m not letting myself forget it! I can’t get what I want if I just sit on my arse thinking about it. I have to GO FOR IT!!! I have to put action to my words and thoughts. I have to put forth effort, too!! Nothing worth having is EVER FREE!! This includes my health and fitness!! And yours, too!! After years of hearing and reading how important lifting weights is for women I have finally decided that I really need to do it. I still don’t really enjoy lifting weights but I am finding that I feel better mentally and physically after I do lift the weights. I’m beginning to see definition in some of my muscles and I’m toning in areas that  I have been frustrated with for a very long time! That definition… what I wanted but wasn’t going to get without lifting weights!!

**This summer I received a phone call from someone. It started out as any other phone call. Chatting…catching up, how’s the family?, etc., etc. How’s the weight loss going? How’s the training going? His and mine….seemingly a typical phone call. Then, it turned ugly!! There’s a possibility for cancer in someone we both love. There’s a huge unknown. This is a repeat cancer, on someone who has gone through so much. That’s when it hit me like a TON OF LOADED UP BRICKS….We MUST take care of ourself!! We must live for today!! We MUST LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST EACH AND EVERY DAY!! There are too many unknowns in this life. Sometimes we have to dance in the rain! Sometimes we have to sit down and have ourselves a good ugly cry and then pull up our big girl panties and ask for some hugs and prayers and move on with our plans. I have a 9 year old son that I need to live life to its fullest for and with! I need to get the remaining 20-25 pounds of excess weight off my body so that I can be healthy and fit to do all those fun things he wants me to do!! BUT….I also need to live in today. I need to do what I can today and not strictly look to the future.  If I only look ahead I will miss out on so much RIGHT NOW because as we know we aren’t promised a tomorrow.

Tell me 3 things that you have learned over the past few weeks that have changed your perspective on life!! I would love to hear from you!!


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