Gratitude

  • Today I am thankful for:

    the God that can be seen simply by looking out my window at a beautiful sunset, a leaf, a gathering storm, my sweet children....

    the breath in my lungs that allows me to speak words of encouragement, to exercise with a full 100% and to sing loudly and completely out of tune :o)

    the amazing group of people who gather here every day to support, encourage, advise & sometimes even kick the pants of anyone who might need it

    K.T. Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" ...it helped me finish a phenomenal cardio workout earlier...I saw the light, heard the voices, nearly fell off the elliptical, LOL!

    JessicaMM, for starting this thread...I must make it here every day from now on! :o)

  • Today I am grateful for:

    The fact that I made it to work even though I hardly slept.

    My beautiful daughter - the light that brightens any day.

    The shining sun

    Knowing who I am and where I am going

    CHAMPIONS WEEKEND IN OCTOBER

    KEEP ON KEEPING ON - LIESL

  • Today I am grateful for:

    The opportunity to influence another in a positive way.

    That I am healthy and I get to.

    That I have a job.

    That I have a healthy family.

    Next month, there is a gathering of BFL folks in Austin Texas and I get to go.

    Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford

    Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory

  • Today I'm Grateful for:

    My Faith and Family, it and they have gotten me through A LOT!

    Yesterday-was a very "Oh Happy Day!"

    My track team last night-small, but MIGHTY bringing home 15 ribbons!

    My Job

    Friends who "listen" to me! :)

    BFL-it has forever changed my life and ME!

    LIFE!

    DebMO :0)           Blessed to be a Blessing...

  • Today I am thankful for:

    Dentists (yes you read that right)

    Drugs that freeze HALF MY FACE (again, read right)

    MO: She is my hero

    Nashville TN: for being my focus point of my year - my pot of gold

    People of the BFL network - supportive, inquisitive, informative, real, scared, pumped, secure...my friends. :)

  • Today I am grateful for "Realization of an old Habit"

    I was out and about so I prepped my 3oclock meal, A myoplex nutrition bar and a few raw almonds,

    then being inside all day, I wanted some fresh air and decided to hit golf balls.

    I was excited that I was hitting it good and felt like treating myself....that's when I realized....what am I doing?  It's not on my schedule...I've already planned dinner at home.

    It would be so easy, but I went home and just finished my BFL planned dinner.  That made me realize that we've grown so accustomed to "treating" ourselves when we become stressed, or do something good.

    I am learning and feeling it..."Nothing feels as good as fit feels"

    Thanks Everyone - You are my support group

  • Today I am Grateful for:

    My Faith to carry me through the tough times and good times...

    My family

    Catherine! She is a great listener and friend! :)

    My job

    My walk with my Walking Club kids, it helped brighten my day!

    ALL my BFL friends! You all ROCK! :)

    LIFE :)

    DebMO :0)           Blessed to be a Blessing...

  • Today I am thankful for:

    My boss understanding that I need a ME day and I get to stay home.

    My husband Jim, for loving me when I am out of sorts the best way he knows how - he just never gives up

    Serendipity...meeting friends through BFL that I just 'click' with

    The sunshine streaming through my window and the birds that found their new feeder I made out of an empty protein powder container.

    God ... He is a good listener during my meltdowns. I need to start talking to him on my non-meltdown days. If I listen to Him, he makes my world make sense, and I stop exaggerating my problems.

    Scott - just because he is having a BIRTHDAY TODAY! woop!

    DeboRAHRAH MO: she is turning out to be a real angel in my life

  • Today I am grateful for:

    My drive to get up at 6 am and work out.

    My husband for putting up with me those early mornings.

    My inner strength to push myself a little further every day.

    My IPOD- because seriously I would be lost without it.

    The great community at Body For Life.

    My scale- because today it was nice and told me I was down 6 lbs from the begining of my challenge.

    The girls at the cafeteria who encourage me to get in my workouts, then eat a healthy breakfast.  :)

  • Today I am grateful for:

    being able to walk up the escalator at the Dupont Circle subway without stopping (it's long)

    that I realized I have too much stuff when thinking about moving in a month

    a friend who makes sure she keeps an eye out for new opportunities when I'm out of work

    getting to hold my baby cousin last night as she just gazed at me

    that her 3 year old sister absolutely loved the presents I brought her and showed me with hugs

    that I am grateful

    all of you

    Jessica Mighty Max ~ 2013 Body-for-LIFE Champion ~ Champion is a VERB!

  • Today I am grateful for:

    RAY - For being my best bud and an awesome man

    DebMO - She is an angel.

    Legs - For always making me push myself harder to be a FREAK.

    Scott - For sticking with it and finishing an AWESOME CHALLENGE.

    Debs - For being stronger than she thinks she is.

    Sharon - A true wonder woman and inspiration.

    Champ Michelle - For always knowing where to find those that need help and sharing her wisdom.

    ChristinaB - For pushing herself and sticking to her promises.

    BFLMike - For teaching me so much about BFL.

    Dana - For keeping me "to the book" and leading me to victory.

    Jessica - for making me laugh every day and giving us this wonderful thread.

    Patti - Cause she is such a wonderful woman.

    Pam and Renee - For being the ROCKING duo.

    Darcy - For being there to chat when the rest of America sleeps.

    Guns - For being so strong and pushing herself to infinity and beyond

    THE ENTIRE BFL CREW - SUPERSTARS

    TODAY I GET TO BE HAPPY

    KEEP ON KEEPING ON - LIESL

  • Today I'm Grateful for:

    My faith, I've had to rely on it bunches lately

    My husband and kids-they are my Treasures!

    Legs-she has been a Godsend for me!

    Liesl-for her uplifting spirit! :)

    It's Friday!

    20th college reunion this weekend...get to see old friends

    BFL-it has made me stronger in more ways than one!

    My job!

    This thread so I can be reminded everyday that there is at least one thing to be grateful for and I have more than one!!! :)

    LIFE :)

    DebMO :0)           Blessed to be a Blessing...

  • Today I am grateful for:

    Beautiful Weather today.  It rained yesterday and living in Las Vegas, sometimes we forget and take for granted what's given to us.

    I resolve to be aware of all my surroundings  and be thankful for my abundance today eventhough how meek it seems to me, for I know others are striving and making do with what they have.

    And...I am always thankful for those who post their honest selves here on this forum.  It encourages and motivates me to be honest with myself.

    ~Marqui D. C1W7D47

  • Today I am thankful for:

    Being lead to challenges in life, obstacles that give me the opportunity to work through and over - come the best way I can. They make me stronger and more confident in the end.

    Friends that rely on my for support with their own personal demons, ghosts and issues that are hard at times to deal with alone.

    The Body for Life connection - it has had a HUGE impact on me personally in such a great way. I had no idea this extra satisfaction could be found here.

    The snow and wind outside my window that makes me REALLY appreciate the last 2 days of suntanning weather.

    Support of fellow BFL'ers and words of encouragement to push harder, go faster, sleep longer, eat better.

    Personal stubborness and determination to finish the last half of my challenge with a new sense of energy and new goals with lifts.

  • Today I am grateful for:

    I was approved for the apartment I want. 

    My biceps are sore and I love it.

    My ipod still works after having dropped it in a full sink.

    That my Mother is loving retirement and busier than ever. 

    That I found a healthy option at my favorite place to eat.

    Jessica Mighty Max ~ 2013 Body-for-LIFE Champion ~ Champion is a VERB!