I legitimately thought about not posting today because my shoulders and arms are that sore. Like, it feels like it's taking a ridiculous amount of effort to keep my fingers on the keyboard and hammer this out. No, I was not in a car accident and no Jared doesn't beat me. (Except at cards, anyway) But I have been working out pretty hard over the past couple of weeks. Jared is an awesome trainer, seriously. He probably hates working out with me because I complain a lot, but I'm always so geared up once we're done. I feel stronger than ever and I'm loving it!
While I'm feeling stronger physically, I've felt pretty worn down emotionally and mentally lately. Maybe it's the extra hours at work, maybe it's the constant thoughts of our debt and how close we're getting to the end. Whatever it is, I've just felt an overwhelming sense of stress lately and I can't put my finger on the why. It's times like these all I can really do is spill my guts to Jared and I'm always so thankful for his input. He just seems to know exactly how to encourage me... whether it's making a list of pro's and con's of a situation, or sometimes it's just having a pack of peanut butter M&M's waiting on me when I get home from a rough day.
Jared is my #1 fan and I can't imagine going through the up's and down's of life without him. He encourages me daily, but also challenges me daily too. He knows what I want out of life and he pushes me to get there. He convinces me to do things that are risky, when he knows I'll be better off because I tried. I needed a big reality check this week and bless Jared for giving it to me. So no more sitting around letting time waste away. Go out and do something big TODAY. I love this quote and reminder from Coach Lou Holtz and it's one I want to live by!
PS- No, I am not a Notre Dame fan. And don't forget Football Friday is THIS Friday, 8/22!!! Come link up :)