Faith Fitness and Laughter

In my feelings

Morning!    It’s Friday and I am sooooo happy about this.  Super happy.  Yesterday was just one of those days for me.  You know those days ladies…..where you are completely in your feelings.  I hope that I am not alone here.  The night before last I kind of didn’t sleep very well and felt pretty tired all day yesterday.  I have had some pretty hard workouts the last few days and when I went to bed Wednesday night my left hip, knee and ankle just seemed to ache.  Now I know the older I get the more these little pains are going to happen, but man it was pretty painful.  It even woke me up at 11:30 and it was probably 1:00 before I was able to go back to sleep. 

It made for a very long day yesterday.

For some reason though, I felt very in my feelings.  Like just one word from someone and the tears would have just flowed. 

Ever feel like that? 

Sometimes I am reminded that I am a big ole girl.





I was thinking about my best friend that I miss terribly and really just want to talk to face to face

I was thinking that when it comes to the church that I attend I have a big decision to make

I was thinking about work and how much I am so grateful to work for the company I work for, but that it could all change in an instant

I was thinking about a friend that has been just dealt a very bad hand and how much I want to help

I was thinking about how I just felt like I wanted to be by myself and couldn’t find a quiet place to be

I was thinking about old friends and how I wish things were different

I was thinking about how sometimes I just feel like the life has just been sucked out of me

I was thinking about some of the walls I have built up over the years

I was thinking about how scary it seems to give my heart to someone

I was just thinking…..





You see, thinking about things that are just not in my control can dictate how my emotions and feelings come out.  There are moments that all you are able to do is just cry out and that is ok. 





I am really ok with being an emotional girl and having feelings, but I just don’t want them to run my entire day.  Run my decisions, run my reactions, run my thoughts.  Run them to the point that I am not effective. 


What about you?  Ever get “in your feelings”?


Awake at 3:30

Hey gang!  It’s Friday!!  I am not sure how this day is going to go, but I am sure that by lunch time I am going to need a nap.  You see, something woke me up at 3:30 this morning and my mind would not shut down.  So, I have been up ever since. 




For that last couple of hours I have been catching up on some blog reading, watching Rookie Blue, drinking coffee and wondering how in the world I could be awake. 



Have you seen this??




I love those guys! 


I hope you guys have a great day!


Glorious Sleep!

Morning my sweet friends!  I hope you had a great Monday and are ready to start Tuesday up with a bang!  I was able to leave work at 4:00 yesterday and do you know what I did??  I came straight home and ate dinner, chilled out and then did an amazing yoga session for the lower back and totally slept like a baby last night!

Sometimes I like to put in a favorite movie or show when I got to sleep.  No, I don’t sleep with anything on, but it’s just a nice low sound that makes me sleepy….weird, I know.  I put in The Hobbit last night and really didn’t get 30 minutes into it and had to turn it off and pretty much die.  Glorious.

This morning I feel so much better!  Still a bit stiff, but that is it.

It also finally rained yesterday!  Oh it’s rained in Arkansas, but just not in the area that I live in.  Well, it finally did.  As a matter of fact, it’s raining right now.  Thank you God!  It’s been super super dry! 

It’s also supposed to be really nice this weekend and not get out of the lower 80’s.  I know that doesn’t sound too much cooler, but I’ll take it over 98 any day. 


One of the things that’s hard to balance when I busy myself with life and other things is getting in quiet time.  To be honest, it’s the first thing that suffers.  Then, other things start to seem messy and difficult.  I love order, schedules, and lists, but you can’t really put God and quiet time in a box like that.  He really does want time with us.  Good quality time. 

Oh I’ve met with Him in devotion time, but I do notice that the busier my life is, the more I seem to rush right through my quiet time.  Just like fitness and working out, making time to just be and be quiet is a must.  The crash and burn is pretty loud when we run on fumes. 





How do you fit in quiet time??


Sleeping habits




I don’t know about you, but I wish that I was here. 

It’s the end of a long week at work, not bad, just a very busy last couple of weeks.  I have to go into work this morning, but only until noon.  No plans at all




The last few nights I haven’t gotten much sleep.  I am not really sure why, but I haven’t slept right through the night.  I have been waking up at like 11:30 or 1:15 and can’t really go back to sleep right away.  This is starting to have an affect on me. 

I don’t really have anything on my mind or am worried about anything. 

The only thing that I can think of is that my boss has been on vacation this past week and will be this coming week and I really want to do a good job while at work.  It’s been pretty busy and I really want to be productive and work on the goals that we have to meet. 

This really is the only thing that I can think of that might have something to do with the fact that my sleep is a bit off. 


When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, it’s not just about food and exercise.  It’s also about wellbeing and good sleep is part of that. 

Sleep can affect:

  • weight
  • how your body functions
  • attitude
  • mental health
  • focus
  • memory


There is nothing like getting a good nights sleep and feeling amazing the next day.  You’re able to focus on things and be alert.  When I don’t get enough sleep, this does not happen. 

Too little sleep can have an affect on everything!

  • boost blood pressure
  • trigger depression
  • increases appetite
  • jack up your workout routine
  • increase your risk of Diabetes type 2
  • your mood


I normally get into bed around 9:30 or 10, mostly 9:30, because I usually get up around 5:00.  This allows me to get my devotion time in, my workouts in before work, and a good quality breakfast.  This week however, my workouts have seemed a big off.  Oh I have enjoyed doing them and felt great, but this morning I feel pretty tired and stiff.  I also feel pretty tight across my shoulders. 

Here are some things that might affect your sleep:

  • not enough exercise
  • too much coffee (guilty)
  • too tense
  • watching something scary before bed
  • you don’t nap
  • you’re on your period
  • the temperature
  • not being social
  • you’re worried about things


So my goal this weekend is to figure out what might be off, get rid of or adjust, so that I can get better quality sleep!!






Well I am off to get ready for work!  I hope you have a great Saturday!


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