Purging, Boundaries, Running, and a Monday Workout Just For You!!(and my bootcamp chicks)

Morning!

I know I keep saying this but seriously, I miss blogging on a consistent basis.  Spring is kicking my butt!! In a totally good way but still, I’ve been keeping a little busy here lately.  Purging closets, planting flowers, trimming bushes, drinking coffee all the hours of all the days,  spending more time outside with the kids. baseball games, treadmill runs on the way out the door.  Relate?

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How pretty!!?? Even though my kids made it very clear I kill living things(not the important living things, just plants).

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Um. How cute is he?! He’s starting swinging his bat before he hits. It’s the most adorable thing I’ve EVER seen and he will probably be a major leaguer one day and pay for our retirement….or not. But he sure is cute.

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Run streak days sometimes consistent of making myself dizzy by running around the circle at the end of our street while Lila scooters until I get my mile in.  Done and done.  And the girl loved it.

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I’ve been working hard…which sometimes deserves a cookie and ALWAYS deserves coffee.  Don’t judge.

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Another day, another treadmill run around a crazy schedule. But I LOVE spring, so it’s all good.

So there are several things lately that have had to jump in the back seat for a short while, and blogging is one of them.  I’m learning to rest in that.  In putting things in the back seat.  I’m not very good at it and tend to carry around guilt if I’m not doing ALL THE THINGS.  But no one can do all the things.  I certainly can’t and walking around feeling guilty about something that isn’t even possible sucks all the joy out of the things I AM doing.  Which is spending more time with my family and re-prioritizing some things.  And it’s good.

I’m learning to live with more grace.  No need to walk around with the heavy burden of perfectionism and performance on my shoulders.  I need sleep.  I need time with Jesus.  I need time in quiet.  I need time with my family.  I need time with my husband.  I need time for myself to run and stay fit.  I need to see my kids play ball.  I need to be present.

This is what I’m sorting through.  How to manage a busy schedule and a fast paced culture and life and still keep my priorities where they should be, and walk in grace when I fail to do so.  Hope you see that too.  That you can’t do it all.  And that’s ok.  Do what you can and do it well, but sometimes you won’t do it well, and that’s ok too.  There is always tomorrow.

As far as running goes, I’m still on my Run Streak! Day #20 and going strong.  It’s getting easier and there are days my mile is getting faster.  I’m a 3-4 miles to warm up kinda gal so pushing my mile pace is pushing me, but it feels good!! It’s a good little challenge to keep me running and moving in the middle of a busy Spring.

 

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So, I wrote a workout for my bootcamp girls to do over the weekend and wanted to share it with you too.   If you are like me(or maybe not, do it anyway=) and need a pick me up workout that you can run outside and do in your garage or in your playroom while your kids play, this is for you. Happy Monday you guys!!!

 

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