Aug 20, 2014

Do Something Big Today

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 :)

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21 comments:

  1. Love this post. I needed to hear it this week.

    Also...there were definitely pb m&ms waiting on me when I got home after a terrible day yesterday!

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  2. You know what you want out of life, now go make it happen!!! :) more than glad you and Jared are in my life. Love you!!!!

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  3. You are a rockstar and can do anything! We all have those moments though, of feeling stressed and not understanding everything. But, you just vent, dust yourself of and keep rocking otu! you go girl!

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  4. What an encouraging post!! And you GO girl on the working out!! It is always SO good to have someone beside you supporting you and encouraging you when you are feeling down. You and Jared are just too cute! Have a great Wednesday!!!! :)

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  5. It's great when we have someone to give us that necessary get your head out of your butt talk. Go get 'em girl!

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  6. totally know what you mean in all of this. it has been a weird few months- i am at a job that i really enjoy.. in the middle of nowhere. it is frustrating to hear people say "you need to start somewhere" and pay your dues. i find that idea to be so ridiculous and made up for people so they have an excuse to stay in a situation they are unhappy in. is this applicable to this post? unsure.. but i feel better that i have said it to the large interwebs. :)

    i have felt so restless lately and it has made a lot of things hard. i re enrolled into a certificate program so i can hopefully propel myself to a really, really great place in a few years.. #studentforever.. but don't worry, i am paying cash for this one. the whole point of my rambling is that i feel ya, and you're not alone. i wish we could hash out some of these things together in person- always makes it a bit better of a conversation. i will think some happy thoughts for you!

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  7. This is so much of how I'm feeling lately! Sometimes life is just stressful and I also tend to take on too much, hah oops, which always leads to being more stressed. I work in college athletics, so kind of like you the Fall is always so busy and stressful for me! I've also made some big, lofty goals for myself before the end of the year, so this was the perfect reminder! No sense in wasting my time feeling sorry for myself, I just need to get out there and do it and make the most of it!!

    Also, Football Friday, anything goes?

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  8. I think it is so easy to get stuck in situations that are tough, that it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Or the newly opened door or opportunity in front of us. I think it's times like these that require us to focus more on our goals and our dreams. It requires us to dig deeper and find our strength. For me, that can be very difficult to do. But I think having someone we can rely on, a cheerleader who pushes us even when we don't feel like being pushed, is so important. I'm so glad that you have Jared to push you, challenge you and encourage you. You can do this.

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  9. I've been feeling the same way lately - just stressed and anxious but not sure why. I so needed to see this today Erin!

    I almost forgot about Friday's link up - going to start drafting it now so I don't forget again!

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  10. Love this! And I wouldn't do half the things I've done/am going to do if it weren't for my hubby pushing me the way he does. I totally get it! THEY ARE THE BEST!

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  11. It sounds like you and Jard have a wonderful relationship, one that includes friendship along with love.

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  12. Sometimes we really do need a kick in the butt to get out of a funk. There are times where I tell myself I'm just going to be happy but it doesn't always work. Thankful for husbands who know just what we need to hear!

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  13. Sounds like a pretty stellar hubs you've got there. :)

    I hope the stress goes away soon. And in the meantime, enjoy those peanut butter M&Ms. They're the best, aren't they?

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  14. Encouragement is such a good quality to have. The best people that I know in life are encouragers. You have a good hubs!

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  15. That is such a good reminder, lately I've been in need of that extra push too! Maybe it's the end of summer blues? I've been trying to wake up every morning and just give myself a little "today is great" pep talk to try and start things off on the positive!

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  16. I love that quote! I just stole it for Twitter ha.

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  17. Sounds like you have a really awesome husband! It's so nice to have someone like that in your corner and ready to lift you up. :)
    PS - Nothing wrong with being a ND fan! Go Irish!!! Love the Lou quote :)

    Katie @ Sweet Little Ones

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  18. I love the disclaimer.

    "No, I'm not a Notre Dame fan."

    But yeah, great message.

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  19. This makes my heart happy. It's awesome that you're working out so hard and that Jared is such a great supporter! I hope you're having a better (less stressful) day!

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  20. Girl, you are super woman! You really are! We all have days like these. Thank goodness for that amazing hubs who helps lift you up when you need it! You're the BEST!

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  21. I've never seen that quote, but I love it. Hopefully things start feeling calmer for you soon! I In the meantime, enjoy those M and Ms! :)

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