Faith Fitness and Laughter

Grateful Mondays!

on July 30, 2012

Have you ever seen that show Hoarding: Buried Alive?  Holy cow!  Ahhh, don’t ya just love Sunday marathon days???    Anyway, on with this awesome Monday!   I don’t know if you have ever watched the show, but it’s actually a pretty good show.  This is the first time that I have ever watched it and really felt a pang for these people who do this.  In every case something emotional had scared them.


I am so grateful for so many things in my life right now.  I am even thankful for hard journey’s that we have to take to get to a place of peace.   Part of the change that has to happen inside of us and even on the outside takes place in this journey.  Sometimes it’s so hard to just put one foot in front of the other, but I am so thankful for me feet.  😉  Yes, they need a pedicure, but who cares right!  He he.


Grateful Monday’s:

  • My legs (it’s the strongest part on my body)
  • a bed to sleep in
  • my upbringing (thank you mom and dad)
  • early morning runs
  • compassion.  People just want to be loved, ya know.





Meal Plan:


Breakfast:    Smoothie

Snack:    cherries

Lunch:   Salad

Snack:   protein bar/or clementine…or both  🙂

Dinner:    egg sandwich with veggies

Snack:   smores




Run!!   My plan is to do 2 miles today.  I go into work late, so I am going to head over to my friend’s house to use her treadmill.  Yes, I am addicted.  I love it.  I really do.  Easy 2 miler.  I am not sure, but I don’t think that ‘miler’ is a word.  ;p

Right now running is the only form of cardio that I am doing.  I am not ashamed!  I am still enjoying it so much, but I really want to keep doing it right.  I don’t want to injure myself to a point that I can’t continue.  So, I am just taking it one run at a time.





Don’t forget to love yourself today.  Just get through today and tomorrow will take care of itself.  🙂


12 responses to “Grateful Mondays!

  1. congrats on getting your miles in, I love your approach to doing what you love to do and can see yourself continuing on doing.

  2. Hoarders totally grosses me out AND freaks me out. I feel like I need to clean my entire house after watching that show.

  3. Missy Gilliat says:

    Yes it is sad to know what we call trials and tribulations we face along the journey of life can do to ones mental and emotional state of mind. Hoarding is real and it is sad. Thanks for being yourself Brandi. You are the best. Keep up the good work.

  4. You’ve got such a beautiful attitude in this post and it’s so inspiring! Go rock that run…and thanks for the reminder to be grateful for all the little things in life!

  5. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says:

    I’d say doing the exercise you love is the best thing possible 🙂 I’m glad running is working so well for you, it sounds like you’re doing amazingly with it and the treadmill is working out great!

  6. everyone should be addicted to running. 😉 hehe…glad u had an awesome session with the tready!! yes, sometimes when life seems to overwhelm me (having a touch of that at the moment!) all u can do is focus on getting thru that single moment and then the next…just block out watever in the heck the future may hold. u’re doing great girl!

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