Brace yourself….Thankful Tearful Thursday post!
There are days where it’s just plain hard to be grateful for anything. We are SO affected by all the things that happen to us externally that we react out of fear, anger, stress, hate, exhaustion you name it. Sometimes it hard to squeeze everything into a day so we eat crap, stay up too late, drink our sorrows away only to repeat it the next day.
I can say all of this because I used to do it. Sure I still worked out, but had plenty of other self destructive behaviors that kept me stuck in the revolving door of insanity. Fitness was my way of coping with all the other craziness going on in my head. It’s pretty hard to run and cry at the same time. But I DID it! Crying during my runs was my prayer life. It brought such clarity in an inexplicable way. I’m thankful I was able to “let it all out” during those runs so I could be the mom, sister, friend I needed to be when it ended.
I’m SO THANKFUL that I had fitness in my life to help me cope. Fitness has allowed me freedom I could have never imagined. Was it easy to get it? Umm…..I guess it depends on your definition of easy. I personally like breathing so hard that I can’t think of anything else except getting through it. THAT’S what the game changer was for me. So, I say DO SOMETHING SO HARD you can’t THINK of anything else but getting through it.
What’s your coping mechanism??
Power Strength is coming your way today! Whether you like it or not, it’s time to PUMP YOU UP! See you soon. Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50