Sunday, October 21, 2012

This Butt Brightens My Day

I played with my jump rope this morning! That almost sounds naughty. Almost.


Yep, right there in my living room. I rolled the rug aside, moved the coffee tables ...



What, you don't double under in your living room? I'm sure my downstairs neighbors were loving it.

I went over a few of the drills we learned yesterday.

1 minute of speed rope
30 seconds on left foot
30 seconds on right foot
1 minute of speed rope
max effort double unders (I would do about 50-75)
repeat for 30 minutes

I love my new rope. My calves hate it. 

I want to thank all of my readers for your awesome support after my last few super duper honest posts. Thanks for liking that I keep it real. My fear is that one day I'll meet a reader (Oh, wait, that happened) and they will tell me I'm a FAKER!

 The blogs I read are the honest ones. In turn, that's how I want to blog, too. Even though, supposedly the ones with fancy pictures get the most readers, I always go back and the read the blogs with the most heart. I'm there to get a feel for the author, not the 900 ways they photograph their oatmeal and make their life look like an issue of Cooking Light and Martha Stewart Living. 

My life is kind of a mess. I'm an Army wife. Shizz is always changing. My husbands work hours are crazy. The pay isn't fantastic. I'm left to pick up my life often and re-create it. Some people find this incredibly refreshing, on the outside. Sure, it sounds fun. But, really think about it. Think about how frustrating it is when you're traveling and you get lost. When you're forced to meet new people all the time. When you can't spend Holidays with your family because you're more than half a continent away. When you're in the middle of living your life and your forced to uproot it and start all over. Finding new work, finding new friends, finding a new life. Not because you want to, but because you have to. 

Are there days I just want to lay in bed in my pajamas and wallow? Yep. Are there days I don't feel like going out into the world and being friendly? (so I jump rope in my living room ....)

Do I think I need more days like that to cope? Probably. This article helped me realize that I have a few more months left to cry, so I'm totally okay. Moving is no easy business. Especially when you didn't want to in the first place.

In the meantime, life goes on and I try to keep my chin up and figure out how to be useful to my husband besides keeping the house pretty and cooking. Even though he insists that's all he wants, I like waking up every day with a purpose and a sense of resonsibility. 

What do you do every day that gives you purpose?
What do you wake up and look forward to every morning?

Right now, these faces sure make my day brighter!



Well, this butt makes my day brighter. ;)


I'm becoming the crazy dog lady! :D

13 comments:

  1. I'm still trying to get my DUs. I can get about two in a row and then realize I did it and mess up.

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    1. Haha, hey! TWO is better than NONE!

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  2. Oh man someday I hope I can do a DU. I do have to admit I need to practice at least to even get there though. haha.

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  3. props for being so positive! my sis,bro in law, and 2 year old light of my life are moving to california after taking orders last week. (across country) boo. feel like my family is falling apart after hearing the news. i want to be able to watch my little man grow up etc.. ah, well such is life. sucks but got to keep truckin. i like reading your positivity. brightens my day :)

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    1. Who knows, they could get orders back to CA in just a few years. That's the thing about orders, they happen often and they take us everywhere!

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  4. Weirdly, I'm going through all your emotions with you, although I haven't even moved yet. But, the move is on and it's like I'm dealing with all the stuff ahead of time. So yes, I know there'll be good days and bad and the older you get, the worse it sucks to meet new people. But, remember, we're lucky. Having stuff we're into and outgoing personalities helps. And at least there's always your best friend at home (even when he's grumpy and busy)! Keep smiling. And thanks for that article. It's bookmarked and ready to be read once we're down south... :)

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    1. Let's keep our chins up! Remember, I'm always here when you're in the moving process and things start to feel scary and lonely.

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  5. Nothing wrong with being the "dog lady"

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  6. I bought a jumprope a few weeks ago and I play with it in the hallway. Hey, it's air conditioned there! The porch isn't. I get enough heat out running at sunrise. I used to actually be on a jumprope team when I was in elementary but I sure don't remember double unders! I've got all sorts of other fancy tricks still up my sleeve but not the one thing I was looking for. Doesn't that figure???

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    1. That is so awesome! I wish I did something awesome like that as a kid.

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  7. I found your blog through a blog i follow called the athletarian where she spoke about your coconut pancakes but I have to say that I a m in love with how you write, what your write about and yourself in general. you're so real! and I appreciate that. Especially when you talk about both the highs and lows of traveling a moving around etc. like you do in this post.

    nini

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    1. Thanks girl! :) I'm happy you found me and hope you stick around for a while!

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