Life Isn’t Always Sunshine but I Love it Anyway

Today’s 43 was one that I’ve never tried but need to do more often.  It was a front wall squat.  I need lots more practice because I can’t go down very far without toppling over.

Start with your toes against the wall – 

start
start

(you can barely see me – the bright light worked against the picture but too late now!!)

Slide down into a squat keeping your knees and hands against (or near) the wall –

slide down
slide down

You can tell from the picture (barely) that I couldn’t even get down to 90 degrees – so a good 43 but one that definitely needs work!  I liked the fact that performing this type of squat added in a balance challenge!

And, because we actually slept in a little, I decided to keep my workout inside because the humidity is killing me when I run here.  I did Turbo Fire – Sculpt 30.  This was a great workout today since I haven’t gotten much strength work this week!! You  use the Turbo Fire band 

Turbo Fire Band
Turbo Fire Band

for a full body strength workout!!

love the sunshin
love the sunshine

For the past week, it has been easy to love life – because we’ve been at the beach (2 more days!!!)! And, I’m pretty sure that by now it is a well established fact that the beach is my true HAPPY PLACE!!!

Life is perfect here!!
Life is perfect here!!

However, in my “real life” back home in Kansas, life isn’t always sunny!!  There are days that look a lot like this –

grey
grey

And, some days are just kind of drippy!Screen shot 2013-07-28 at 9.19.39 AMHowever, I can finally say that no matter what the weather and other circumstances that come along  –  I LOVE MY LIFE!!!

That hasn’t always been the case!  In high school, I think I just existed.  I loved running track and I enjoyed school but the rest of it was just something to be survived.

College was 4 years of fun even though I worked hard to maintain a track and academic scholarship and then added in a job my senior year.  But, I still wasn’t completely at peace with myself.

I spent a number of years trying to find happiness through other people instead of looking for it inside of myself.  

Screen shot 2013-07-28 at 9.33.33 AMI thought that the people I surrounded myself and hung out with controlled my happiness.

I even struggled when we had kids – I thought that being a Mom should make me happy all the time – that kids meant sunshine 100% of the time!!!

Screen shot 2013-07-28 at 9.16.40 AMSo, it has taken 43 years to finally get to the point where I am completely content during the sunny times and the not so sunny times.

And, as long as I know that there is always time at the beach to look forward to, my life is full of sunshine!!

sunset with cloud cover
sunset with cloud cover 

Do you love your life in all types of weather or just during the sunny/happy times?

Happy Sunday!!

Kim

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