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Monday, October 26, 2009

Sources of Inspiration

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When I get caught up in the grind of everyday life, it can be hard to find the little bits of inspiration to take things to the next level. I wake up, go to work, get home, get the kids to bed and then maybe catch up on some meaningless TV. It's easy to become complacent. I don't work out. I don't write much. I don't experiment in the kitchen. I become as boring as my day-to-day.

That's where I was last week. Being stuck home with a croupy (and crabby) four-year-old didn't help. The craptacular Chicago weather didn't help. My dog deciding to become incontinent (just at night, just in one spot) didn't help. Michael going on business trips every week didn't help.

I think my brain knew that it needed to find a bit of inspiration and share it with my heart and my soul. And it found it in a blog post by Linda. I've read about lots of other people's exercise goals and just kind of admired their spunk, yet didn't do anything my self to get spunkified. But, somehow, this post spurred me to action.

I then texted Megen, my sister-in-law and partner in crime, and she was instantly on board as well. And then she posted about it on Facebook, and now our friend Amy is joining us as well. Linda also has a bunch of people joining her. I am SO FRICKIN' EXCITED for this. I started my training this morning.

(The above photo was taken on a family trip to New Orleans for Christmas of 2006).

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