Faith Fitness and Laughter

Thursday Thankfuls

on April 26, 2012

So today when I got up this morning I was ready to start the day.  I walk out the door to my bedroom and I am not sure what cats do at night, but I think they had some sort of vomit/pee party last night!!  I spent 30 minutes cleaning up a mess.


Ever have one of those days where it seems like everything bugs you??  Everything bugged me today.  It got me thinking about some of the things that bug me:


  • Feeling jiggly.  Come on girls, you know what I mean.  Ever feel like things shake too much?  I felt it today.
  • Thighs rubbing together.  I can’t be the only one that this bothers.
  • Sleeping through my alarm.  Agh!
  • Sweating when I am not working out
  • Standing behind someone in line at Wal-mart who has body odor
  • having a conversation when you think that you have bad breath or a booger


After thinking about these, and reading them, they seemed rather silly.  I thought about some things that really bug me.


  • Poverty
  • loneliness
  • Depression
  • Hungry families
  • animals that suffer
  • someone who doesn’t know Christ


I am so thankful for my life.  I am thankful that I have a place to sleep, food to eat, a family that loves me, but most of all I am so thankful that I have a relationship with Christ.  Even when bad things happen, or things don’t go the way that I want them, I have Him to fall upon.

I just wanted to share this with you!





GF toast, turkey bacon, and two organic eggs with spinach





Tuna salad on a flat-out with greens and a mandarin orange


I also had some reading material…






Banana/cherry chocolate Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp of carob powder
  • 1 large handful of spinach!
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate soy milk




45 Minutes of Jessica Smith Better Body Blast!  Arms and legs!




Don’t forget to comment on this post for a free pair of Sweat Pink Laces!!    I still have some to give away!!




11 responses to “Thursday Thankfuls

  1. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says:

    I love the way you moved from that first list to the second. As I was reading the first one I was thinking “me too!” and then you allowed me to realise how small scale those things really are…give quite a few have affected my day today too, I have to say thank you 🙂

    Also – that smoothie looks great!

  2. Alexiasana says:

    love the smoothie!!! mhmm!!

  3. Maren says:

    I had that kind of day earlier this week. I swear, you couldn’t breathe in my direction without feeling my wrath. Cat’s do strange things at night… I can’t figure it out.

  4. I adore this post – I totally had a day like this Tuesday and actually went out and bought a whole new outfit to wear. Totally irrational, but I hated everything! Hence my “First World” problems post today – I need to learn to move on from those moods because things could be SO much worse!

  5. evafitness says:

    Love this post! It’s okay that “small scale” things bother us of course, but putting it in perspective with the larger scale problems is eye opening and a little humbling – in a very good way! so, thank you for that, your post couldn’t have come at a better time 🙂 your dinner smoothie looks delicious!

  6. Missy Gilliat says:

    Brandi, You are truly an inspiration to us all. I too know the struggles of being overweight, and the self emotions, the depression, and the overall self worth. I am very proud of you and the accomplishments you have endeavored. I love reading your blog and find myself looking at my own life. Just want you to know that you are doing a fantastic job and keep up the good work. ” KEEP DANCING ” !!!!!

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