Today’s 43 was one of my favorite kinds – a combo move!!! This one worked my lower body, upper body and core (balance) – it was awesome!!!
I did a side lunge –
and then pushed off my right foot to a knee lift with a shoulder press –
After completing 43 on my right side, I had to switch sides!!
By the end I was really feeling this move. I used a 10 pound dumbbell and my shoulders were burning plus I was breathing hard since I combined upper and lower body.
I decided to take the day off from working out – I’m hoping to get in a couple of long runs this next week so I need to rest my legs a little.
Last night we went to church (it’s been awhile!) and the message was really good!! The main point was that we don’t have to try so hard to be accepted because we have already been accepted just the way we are!!
What a freeing thought to know that we are fine as we are and don’t have to try to fit any set mold or preconceived idea of what we “should” be. I think it is easy to becomes so focused on trying to be the person that we think others want us to be that we lose sight of who we really are.
We need to remember that what we do, what we wear, where we live – none of those things are what really matter. The person that we are is what matters and what makes us special!!!
And, because we are accepted for who we are, we need to accept others. Everyone is worth love, kindness and respect!!!
A simple friendly gesture can go a long way in helping someone around us feel accepted! The majority of people want to feel accepted by others and sometimes a little kindness and respect on our part is all it takes to help them.
When we truly respect other people it is obvious in the way we treat them!
This was a powerful lesson for me and one that I plan to remember every day! There have been many times when I have felt that I had to do something to be accepted but really I just need to be me and treat ALL those around me with respect, kindness and love.