1. A Great Deal on Hair Bands
When you are down to one hair band and it’s yellow (a color you never wear!), it’s possible you may do a happy dance in the aisle at Kroger when you see this!!
Love me some clearance tags — especially when they are on something I was already planning to buy!!
Also, what is up with hair bands constantly disappearing?? I feel like we buy a new package once a year and then within 8 months, I am down to one or two!
2. A Beautiful Quote
I loved this quote that my friend Erin emailed to me this week that she had posted on her Facebook Page.
I’d wager to guess that very few of us are living the life we dreamed we would be years ago.
There have probably been some hard knocks, some deep wounds, and some unexpected setbacks for all of us along the way.
It’s good to acknowledge and grieve those losses, but let’s also not forget to embrace right where we’re at, too.
Let’s celebrate what we do have and look for the happy and beautiful in the life right in front of us. It’s there — if you’re willing to look for it!
3. My Morning Quiet Times
The best part of the day for me. Taking time to fuel my body and my soul and plan for the day.
I aim for this to happen first thing when I wake up, but if life happens and it can’t happen as soon as I get up, I just aim for it to happen as soon as it can during the morning.
I’m all about grace not guilt. There’s no “right” way to do Quiet Time. There’s no one “right” time to have a Quiet Time. And it doesn’t even need to be quiet.
What matters is that I’m making it a priority to take time feed my soul. Because if I’m just pouring and pouring and pouring and never replenishing my supply, I’m going to live life completely drained and exhausted. And then I’ll be no good to anyone.
4. Words of Affirmation From My Kids
When your hubby sends you to go have a morning out with a good friend and then takes the kids to breakfast and sends you this… There are just no words for how much this man means to me — especially because he knows my love language is words of affirmation and that this kind of stuff is like shouting love from the rooftops for me!
5. Getting Back to Working Out Again
I had given myself about 6 months “off” of doing anything hardcore when it came to exercise… mostly because I was tired, worn-out, and felt like I needed to take a break from pushing myself.
But after giving myself lots of time to rest and only doing really low impact exercise for a number of months, I got the itch to start working out in earnest again.
So recently, I asked Jesse (my resident fitness guru) if he could put together a more intense workout plan for me and then work out with me every day.
Jesse is never one to do anything halfheartedly, so I now have a complete workout plan all designed specifically for my size and strength and it’s all outlined in a snazzy app where I track all my weights and reps and sets each day. It tells me what to do, how much time I have between each set, and the lets me know when I break personal records and more. I feel all sophisticated! 🙂
But not only that, while the workouts are kicking my tail and I may have had a bad attitude through the first few workouts, I’m now at the stage where I’m all, “Bring it on!” Why? Because I have SO much more energy, feel so much better, and am already seeing some real, legit muscles in places where I’ve never seen them before.
The best part is that my husband absolutely LOVES that I’ve become his workout partner. Our hour in our garage “gym” each day has become one of our very favorite parts of the day!
Marriage enrichment + muscle development at the same time? I’m so down with that!!
What are YOU loving this week?
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