Throwing it back with a Thankful Thursday

I’ve been a Spartan since the old days :D

I always try to practice a life of gratitude and Thankful Thursdays is a good time to put it out there. I saw something in my news feed this morning which was a great reminder of choosing to live a happy life:

There is so much to be thankful for, but I’d like to call out a few things this week:

  • My sister Carelee, who visited this week from Georgia. Even though we may be 19 years apart in age and people think she’s my daughter!
  • My mom, who always manages to help get my house in order. Thank you mom!
  • All of the people in my life. The ones who are amazing friends and family, and the ones who aren’t– there’s always a lesson to be learned.
  • CrossFit and having completed my first year. I can’t imagine not having it in my life!

I hope you have a fantastic Thursday!

Thankful Thursday: Start each day with a grateful heart.

Thankful Thursday by Baby Gators Den

Happy Thursday! This week’s Thankful Thursday is  short and sweet. My laundry room’s mess is growing by the minute and I need to go tackle it before it takes over my house. Here are a few things I’m thankful for today:

  • The Waterlogue app: this fun little app makes any of your pictures look like a watercolor painting (see the top left image: this was Jackson and his buddy scooting in the snow).
  • No more baby gate! Well, on the downstairs anyway. Sidney is proficient in stairs and since her brother is always opening the gate for her anyway I decided to remove the downstairs gate. It’s the first time in 4 years I have had naked stair and it feels so GROWN UP!
  • Eating clean. I wish I had known how different my body felt by only putting quality food into it because  I never realized how great I could feel by eliminating gluten and eating real, unprocessed foods. I’m about halfway into our nutrition challenge at No Risk CrossFit and I’ve made so many PR’s (personal records) while working out, it’s clear my body runs better on real food. Think of it this way, your body is your vehicle and runs better on 93 octane. Don’t put the cheap stuff in, its’ the only body you get in this life!
  • Like-minded friends to lift with and lean on when you need motivation, thank you Heather & Katie for being my accountability buddies during this challenge!
  • The image below. I didn’t watch the Superbowl except for a few plays and as someone who makes a lot of  facial expressions herself, I totally feel for Peyton but is the image below not the funniest thing you’ve seen? I couldn’t stop laughing when my husband showed it to me. That pup is so cute!

Have a wonderful day! 


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi 

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn