Just Breathe

Happy Monday everyone!

It’s a new week and I’ve got a new attitude. Cue Patti LaBelle –

Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo! I’ve got a new attitude!


I’m not sure this week is going to be any better than last week but I’m going to try my hardest to think positive and move forward. Most importantly, I’m going to remember to breathe.

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So many times last week I found myself taking shallow breaths or even holding my breath. As I did that, my shoulders inched closer to my ears, holding in the tension. It’s no surprise a headache soon followed. This week, I’m breathing long slow breaths!

Since it is Monday, I thought you all could use a little laugh to get the week started. To anyone who thinks I have it all together and am a SUPERMOM…She cooks. She meal plans. She bakes. She runs at 5 a.m. She has twins. She makes her own nut butter. Here is evidence that I, indeed, am a regular chick who is a scatter brain just. like. everyone. else.

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Yup. I wore two different sneakers to work on Friday. I noticed it after I’d been at work for about 20 minutes. The good thing was that they were both sneakers and it was at least a left and a right. Like I said before, it was a LONG week!

After my return to running last Thursday, I couldn’t wait to get out again. Saturday morning I woke up to the balmy temperature of 8 degrees. Just a little chilly, right? I didn’t want to do the treadmill. Lately, the weekends have been the only time I’ve been able to enjoy the fresh air on a run or walk. It wasn’t even an option – outside it is. So I bundled up and headed out the door. It actually had warmed up to 10 degrees by then with the sun shining. Woohoo!

As I stared off, I was expecting to be cold but I wasn’t. I was very comfortable, in fact, which is odd for me. Even my face (the only exposed part of me) was fine. For someone who is freezing 99% of the time, this was really weird. I felt great the whole run. No knee pain (maybe it was numb from the cold? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and feeling light. I reigned myself in from going too much too soon. I did an easy 5.5 miles.

Ever wonder what you would look after running in 10 degree weather?

Running in 10 degrees - happyfitmama.comIt’s pretty obvious I didn’t need the reminder to breathe during this run. When I walked through the door, Ron and the kids started laughing and calling me Frosty. No wonder I was getting strange looks from cars passing me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s to a positive week! Don’t forget to just breathe.

44 comments on “Just Breathe

  1. I LOVE That picture!!!! You are soooo cool (literally!!) when I saw it on Instagram I immediately showed my finance- and said look how awesome this girl is!!! hahaha Love it! And love the reminder to just breathe. You are so right- thanks!!
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  2. I think every Mom is a supermom. You all make it look easy. You all make every single day better. I thank the stars every day that my mom is still in my life, guiding me, providing for me – mentally, emotionally. I’ll never understand how you ladies do it. I only hope one day I can join your superhero club.
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  3. I’m loving your mantra for the week! I hope this week is much better than last for you. Strong work on that run too! I’m thinkin’ you were getting a lot of strange looks because you were running and it was TEN degrees outside. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  4. ohmygosh I love that frosty picture!! So glad that you were able to get out. You are badass. Yes, I have to remind myself to just breathe all.the.time. Well, I’m hoping that the rest of the week is better than the weekend of sickies around here. Is winter done yet?
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  5. Loved the shoe story! At least they’re pretty similar looking.

    I’m totally with you on the freezing 99% of the time, but I remember back when I lived in MN that I could run outside in single digits without any problem. Weird. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope your week is off to a great start!
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