Sometimes life throws curve balls. Sometimes those balls are loaded with unbelievably stinky CRAP!
I recorded my video on Sunday. 24 hours later I received a phone call which literally brought me to my knees. It would be easy for me to allow the overwhelming pain of losing a loved one to completely derail everything. I’ve been shrouded in grief, disappointment, and pain, but uplifted by peace, hope, and comfort. I must go on record to say that I am not standing on my own strength, but I gratefully lean on the shoulders and prayers of my fellow Mamavation Moms – Joanna & Rebecca. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share not just my health and fitness journey, but my life, with my amazing Campaign Sistas. I made it through one of the most difficult days of my life thanks to their support. I don’t mean to brag, but this may very well be the BEST campaign that Mamavation has ever had These Sistas are simply the best!
With that in mind, please note that there’s no crying in baseball, and absolutely no whining in Mamavation. I am certain that if I asked, I would be given grace to take an early rest day, or perhaps lighten my obligations. But I didn’t ask, and I didn’t bail on any exercise or nutrition plans. Why? Simply put: there are times when real life gets messy, scary, and sometimes, downright unbearable, but we do not have to remain paralyzed by fear, pain, or even loss. Mamavation Mom isn’t a title or a fad; it is the path to a lifestyle change. My growth in this doesn’t stop in the face of tragedy. Instead, I press forward.
Thanks so much to Leah, Mark, my Campaign Sistas, and all of those who embraced my hurt, tears, & weakness this week, and allowed me to borrow their strength.
— jeanae (@jeanae) February 13, 2013
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Until next week,