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A Few Words Can Wash Away a Funk

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This week I feel like I have been in a bit of a funk – just a combination of being tired and a few issues that have been going on awhile.

Since I quit my job almost 3 years ago, I have spent lots of time by myself.  Even when I’m working at our venue it is usually just me and my cleaning stuff!!

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This week I started thinking about how much my social life was tied to my job and I miss it!!!  However, I decided that wallowing wasn’t helping so I should do something about the situation!!!

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Then, as I was going through my blog feed I came across something that made my entire day/week!!!

My sister wrote the sweetest post about sisters.   In fact, I’m copying it here because it made me  so happy (after I finished crying!)!!!



There is something about sisters…something special…something unique…something only girls understand. “Sister” can mean an actual blood-related sister, a sister-in-law, or even just a friend who is so close you consider her a sister. Whatever definition you choose, there is nothing in the world like a sister. I am lucky enough to have all three of the above definitions apply to my life, but this post is really about only one of those. Kim.

I’ll be honest, when we were young we were not friends. But then, what 16 year old is really friends with her bratty 9 year old little sister? That’s what a seven year difference will do when you’re young. But then we grew up a little, and those seven years didn’t seem like such a big deal. (In fact, at one point someone actually guessed that I was older than her, and I think our ages were 13 and 20.) And then we grew up even more, (you know, became adults!) and it was like that age difference just disappeared. It was awesome!

As adults, we both went through different life changing events at different times, so that pulled us apart again at times (which I think is probably pretty normal). But regardless of that, we have always been there for each other for the big things (weddings, children, etc.). I won’t lie when I say that I wish we were together and could share the little day-to-day things as well, but maybe someday! Regardless, I have always known that I could count on her for anything. There are two specific times when my sister was, let’s be honest, a life-saver to me. The first was my wedding day. Without being asked, she just took charge that day making sure everyone was where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there, without me worrying about anything. She helped me get ready (not sure when she got ready!), and was the last one to give me a hug before I walked down the aisle. She made sure everything was taken care of even after the wedding and after we left. And she did all that without being asked.

The second time was after Hadley was born. Unfortunately I had some health complications a few days after we came home, and luckily she was there visiting. I was admitted into the hospital and she, without hesitating, stayed and took care of my less than a week old baby at home. She gave him his first bottle, changed his yucky diapers, got up multiple times during the nights with him, and most importantly loved him. During those few days, I never worried about him being taken care of because I knew he was in very capable hands. And again, she did all that without being asked.

My sister is a rock. Sometimes she has been a rock that I just stepped over and kept going. Sometimes she has been a rock that I have leaned on. But, the older I get, and the more I learn about her and about life, the more I appreciate her and hope I can be like her. She is my big sister…someone I look up to…someone I respect…my friend. I’m lucky that I get to go through life with her.

written by Mandi Lewis @ Live…Laugh…Love…..Lewis


The timing of her post was exactly what I needed.

Have you ever read something that turned around your entire mood?
Do you ever spend a week in a funk?

Happy Friday!!!


What is Your Cure for Waking Up in a Funk?

Today’s 44 was fun!!  I did a squat with a bonus.  When I squatted, I touched my dumbbells (just 5 pounds) to the floor then jumped up and pushed my dumbbells over head!!

Talk about getting your heart rate way up there really quickly!!!

I did a DVD from a series that I love and haven’t done much lately – Jari Love Get Ripped and Get Extremely Ripped.  Today I did Get Extremely Ripped Lean Body.  I did the 30 minute complete lean body section and a 30 minute body rock section.  By the end, I felt like I had worked every muscle group in my body  – AWESOME!!!

Ever have one of those days where nothing is wrong but you just aren’t completely happy for some reason?!

That’s sort of how I feel – could be the layer of snow/ice/whatever on the ground and the cold temps – but I’m just in a bit of a funk!  So, I decided to  find some fun eCards because they always make me laugh!

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 6.51.56 AMThat’s what the song says anyway!!!

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 6.52.19 AMThis might happen on occasion – you would think that we are old enough to learn this lesson but…..

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 6.52.41 AMTrying not to be the cloud today!

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 6.53.39 AMVery true even though I probably woke up and looked at the clock myself 5 minutes earlier!!

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 6.55.17 AMHaHa!

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 6.56.30 AMI’m going to try adding the cape – I think it will make me feel more productive!!

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 6.57.03 AMActually I don’t wish it would snow but I’m pretty much guaranteed to complain every time it does!

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 6.59.22 AMFor real!!  And piling your stuff on top of mine on the belt isn’t the solution either!!!

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 6.58.23 AMI know that a lot of parents can relate to this one!

These are so much more fun than listening to me ramble!! And, after I get back from the school drop-off I think I will hop on my treadmill for a run before moving on with the day!

What is your cure on those days when you wake up in a bit of a funk?

Happy Wednesday!




How do you get Yourself out of a Funk?

The good news?  I did another 43 today!! (I’m counting that as good news because at least I’m still on course to meet my goal for the year!)

So, today I did a new (to me) variation of a bicep curl – a V-curl.  This one was cool because it actually worked my shoulders a bit, too!

I started in a standard position for a bicep curl (arms at side, palms facing out) then instead of curling straight up, I did an arc motion to bring my hands up to my shoulders (palms still facing out).

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(overlook the slight lean, I can’t put much weight on my right leg so I’m a little off-balance!)

I tried to keep the motion slow and controlled.  I had to use lighter weights than I would for a standard curl (12 pound DBs today).  Overall, I liked this 43.

I’m in a MAJOR FUNK!!   Screen shot 2013-05-02 at 8.58.35 AMNothing a good hard run won’t fix!!  OH – wait – that’s part of my problem – I can barely walk today much less run!Screen shot 2013-05-02 at 8.56.40 AM

Plus – it’s May 2 and the temp has dropped from 39 to 34 in the last 2 hours.  Currently I’m watching some of that awful white stuff mixed in with sleet fall from the sky – NOT COOL!!!

So, I’m going to get some soup going in the crock pot and then probably spend the day with my legs up watching mindless reality TV!!! (and maybe eating chocolate!!!)

Screen shot 2013-05-02 at 8.59.29 AMHappy Thursday – hopefully no funks for you!!