Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thankful Thursday (TT): Protein, Gym, Family, and Food.

Wow. This week really seems to have flown by fast. People always told me that time only speeds up after you have kids, but I never really realized how much.

Happy Thursday, I hope that the day is treating you well. 

I woke up at 5 am today and started my day off with weight training and sprints at the gym. I have to say that though I was mentally motivated, my fibromyalgia made it hard to get out of bed. Never the less, I made it any way and couldn't be happier that I did.  I really focused on my upper body today. I focused on legs Tuesday. My legs were still really sore today, so I did some lunges, squats, and a few machines.... but nothing too crazy for legs today.
I am really thankful that I made it to the gym today.

Just a quick pic I snapped at the gym today.
Haha, you can see my Vibrams.
There are days when I go to the gym and hope that no one will talk to me. When I am in the gym I am in "BEAST MODE" , all I want to do is put all my attention into my workout and get it done. I am really passionate about fitness and serious about lifting. So much so, that I hope to be in shape enough to compete in the near future.  Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the conversation today. I had done all of my workouts at home last week due to being too ill to get out of bed in mornings ( usually I feel better by 1-2 pm), so I was not at the gym last week at all.
I couldn't believe how much the people at the gym missed me. It was nice to know that I not only motivate people there, but that they are a support system I didn't realize I had. One person held the door for me, and three others chatted trying to catch up and let me know that they really consider me a part of their gym family. This touched my heart. 
So, though I may be in "BEAST MODE" at the gym, maybe I should get there a few minutes earlier, just so that they can know I am a support too, and I don't come off as rude by being in my workout zone.

I am thankful for my Hubby who sets his alarms in the morning so I don't miss my workouts. I am thankful for his moral support when I am self conscious about one body part or another. I am grateful for his comfort when I go through hard times, as I have gone through a lot of hard times the past 2 years...and it doesn't seem to have let up. I am thankful that I have such a bright future with him and that we have grown together instead of apart like many couples do.

Thanks Hubby. :) 

On a less mushy note, I am super excited about  the latest protein we are using. It is my favorite so far. 

New favorite protein!

In addition, I am also grateful for preparedness. I always chop and freeze extra leftover veggies at the end of the week, and the chicken too. This way it does not go bad and have to be thrown out. The leftovers resulted in a delicious meal this week! It will soon become a recipe posted on this blog. 

Last nights quick meal!

I hope that you have been having a blessed week.

I care about all my readers, and would love to hear about what is going on in your lives!! 

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What are you thankful for this week?

Be Happy Healthy & Strong,


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  1. The things you do while battling fibromyalgia amaze me. You are such an inspiration!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

    1. Thank you so much! That really means a lot!

  2. You are an amazing woman, I love you girlie! You have truly inspired me to change my life!

  3. On a sidenote, yayyy I finally figured out how to post a comment:) also, that protein drink looks amazing. Have you tried any of the raw protein? The brand raw. Ive seen some at health food stores, they seem expensive but have soooo much good stuff in them! I kinda want to try:)

    1. Thank you so much for your super sweet comments! That really means a lot to me. I have tried the RAW protein and really like it, but I like the Sunwarrior texture better and it comes in a bigger container. :)