Faith Fitness and Laughter

A Pain in the Neck

on December 24, 2012

I know that I have been one before, but having one yourself really does bite.  I am not sure what I did, but while I was in the shower yesterday morning I twisted my neck wrong and couldn’t move!  I went on to church but was in pain the entire time.  I am not big on muscle relaxers at all, but did take one when I got home and ended up sleeping until 4:15.  When I got up, I felt like my legs weighed a ton!  Just that groggy feeling you get from taking muscle relaxers.  <<Why I don’t take them. 


This morning??  Much better.  I mean, almost day and night in difference!  I can actually turn my neck to the right, something I couldn’t do.  Smile



Thank you so much for allowing me to post something so raw yesterday.   I really wasn’t sure how it would go over, but I am really glad that I did. 


Hate-Loss Challenge 2013


One morning I was catching up on some blog reading and I stumbled upon this challenge on the beautiful and talented Laura’s blog….  Laura Lives Life.  When I read Laura’s post, I just wanted to cry and be apart of this.  It’s not like any other challenge that I have done before.  After checking out Ellen’s blog Fat Girl Wearing Thin, this is what I found:


Have you ever noticed that the tools needed to repair ourselves on the outside are plentiful and readily available? They come in the form of diets, exercise equipment, menu plans, gyms, diet aids, gadgets, specialized shoes and clothing – you name it. We can’t hide our weight from others and that too becomes a motivator. But feelings of regret, hopelessness, fear, humiliation, anger, self ridicule and belittlement are so much easier to hide; to pretend they don’t exist. The tools we need to fix those areas of our lives aren’t so readily available. So, we put on happy faces and pretend that we don’t mentally and emotionally attack ourselves with words we’d never dream of uttering to someone else.

On occasion I notice bloggers participating in weight loss challenges created by their peers. This is a different kind of challenge. A challenge for the mind for emotional health and happiness. By participating it is my hope that we all lose the self-hate we carry around with us every time we think, say or believe something negative about ourselves. Using words like loser, failure, ugly, fat, disgusting, no-good and stupid we are being robbed of our most important selves. Working on acquiring a healthy body is very important however, this exercise will help us realize that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Welcome to the Hate-Loss Challenge.


I really can’t wait to do this!  I hope that you will join me! 




It’s Christmas Eve!!!  And guess what??  We are supposed to get SNOW on Christmas Day!!!!!  I can’t believe it!  Really, I can’t.   I don’t want to get my hopes up to high, because the weather in Arkansas is very unpredictable.    We shall see! Smile


I do have to work today, but only until 2:00, so it’s not so bad.  I actually enjoy my job as of late (since the change).  



Link Love:   Go check out these lovely ladies this morning!


Caitlin at:   Chasing Chels.  She was able to spend the weekend with her family!


Courtney at:     Sweet Tooth Sweet Life.   Courtney is expecting!!  (and this is where I get most of my cookie recipes!!)


Kelly at:    Laughter Strength and Food.  I am making this recipe for Christmas.  Smile 


Tasha at:    Healthy Diva.   Tasha has a great 2012 recap up! 



Well, that’s all that I have time for!  I hope you have a great day!


8 responses to “A Pain in the Neck

  1. chasingchels says:

    Thank you so much for the shout out, love!! I think we’re supposed to get snow tomorrow, too, which makes me soooooo excited!! Have a wonderful holiday, Brandi!! You deserve it ❤

  2. Hope the neck is feeling 100%!!!

  3. Have a great night and holiday with your family!

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