Disclaimer: I’m actually blogging this early and scheduling it for Thursday. When you are time poor, this is what you do.
I have to be honest, I am finding myself struggling for new/unique/legitimate things to be thankful for each week. I feel like always being thankful for my son/husband/family/job/roof over our heads/fitness team is a bit monotonous and lame. It’s not, of course, but really I can’t just regurgitate the same thing every week and call it Thankful Thursday.
This week I’m thankful that we got mum to babysit Nick while we went to a wedding out west. The setting was absolutely amazing, but it was nice not to have to chase around after a 4 year old all afternoon/evening. We spent about as much time in the car as we spent at the wedding, but the scenery was stunning and the bridge and groom glowing. I love weddings, and have to say, it wasn’t that horrible to stay sober! Can’t remember the last time I did that at a wedding!
I’m thankful for my new running partner. It’s amazing how much easier/better it is to run with someone else, with no pressure to talk, you can just run in silence, and coach each other on (not that I have to do much coaching!) when you’re starting to struggle. There’s definitely no excuses for quitting when you’re running with someone else!
I’m thankful my sisters are having babies. I feel like our chances are getting slimmer and slimmer. It is so hard to stay positive when month after month it’s all negative. At this point I think we both sometimes wonder if we’re fooling ourselves about going back to having a newborn! My sisters having babies is perfect – I can get lots of baby fixes without the sleep deprivation and weight gain.
I’m thankful for social media and networking with other bloggers and friends to keep my fitness on track. From Team Friday, to #OperationMOVE, and all the individual movers and bloggers in between, there is such a great support group if you seek it out.
I’m thankful for a lovely breakfast with L from My Journey – Am I There Yet on Sunday morning. It was great to hear about her stories from NZ and to sit, chat, eat and sip coffee! If you get a chance, ask her about playing in the snow! Not skiing or snowboarding, just playing.
I’m thankful for Kate’s Thankful Thursday, because it forces me to stop and be grateful when it would be much easier not to be.
What are you thankful for this week? Link up with Kate Says Stuff and tell us!