Encouraging + Osteo results from a few weeks ago

My encouragement for the day:

2 Corinthians 5:21 “For He has made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”  Wow. So cool! If you study the Greek word, “righteousness” in the Strong’s Concordance, it means justified, innocent.  So we are made right.  In good standing. Legally.  When we accept Christ as our Saviour, we are all right.  Covered.  And fully accepted.  Approved.  Looked upon, and APPROVED! 😄
How exciting is that??!!! I’m made right.  Don’t have to win Him (God) over.  I’m already there.  I’ve arrived.  How many of us feel like we’re never enough. Never doing enough. Never quite right?  Well it’s all a lie. It’s a farce.  Because the Truth is, like I said, if we’ve accepted Christ, then we are enough.  Don’t need to do one step further in this life to be seen as ok, because we’re enough right here, right now.  It frees us to relax, and just be, and do what we love, explore what we’re passionate about, because it’s ok, even if we fail! Because we’re OK no matter what.

It’s Wednesday, and how did we get to the middle of the week so fast??!! Ha!  I’ve been at home with William yesterday, today, and the rest of the week because Steve’s using my car to drive to school (all dealerships are required by head office to send their mechanics to this four day course, so Steve’s doing that).  I feel a bit quarantined, but that’s ok.  I’ll make the best of it!

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Here’s William, who got into Steve’s sock drawer AGAIN –  enthusiastically clinging to some socks as if it’s the best thing ever.

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Yesterday, I got a bunch of cleaning done which felt good, and had coffee with an amazing sweet friend. So it was a good day.  Today I’ll work on a few things, but also get some reading done that I’ve been wanting to do for a while.

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Also, an update on my knees and running!  I did go to osteopathy 3 weeks ago, and it was a game changer.  I felt so encouraged that my goal of running a marathon again felt like it got a little closer! My osteo lady is amazing, so knowledgeable about how the body works.  She gave me two strengthening exercises to do… Apparently the root issue is my core and glutes are weak, so I need to strengthen them.  I’ve been doing those exercises almost every day.  I also added doing 50 burpees a day (I saw some people on YouTube that were doing 50/day for 30 days and it got me excited to try it to get in some cardio).  My knees were feeling great, but they’re starting to not feel good again, so I’m wondering if the burpees are the culprit.  Going to ask my osteopath at my next appointment.  So I haven’t given up on my marathon goal!  It’s just might take a while for me to get there, as I’m not comfortable to run yet!  Taking care of our bodies, LISTENING to them is so MUCH more important than achieving a goal.  I’m reminding myself of that, so that even if I can’t get to this goal, it’s ok!

Another fun dream of mine that I’ve added to my repertoire is being able to do a handstand!  I don’t know if anyone’s ever heard of calisthenics, but it’s body weight exercises that you can do almost anywhere.  Handstands are one of the common moves.  I’m following a youtube tutorial: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHGDWU64Ii8

(oh what would we do without platforms like Youtube! Ha!)  which gives you step by step instructions on how to get there.  So you progress from a handstand with your knees on a bench or bed to a full handstand.  My goal is to get to a full handstand by end of May.  I need a good amount of time because my upper body strength has never been a real focus, so I need time to build up the strength slowly and SAFELY.  I’ll try to get my husband to take pictures as I progress and share with you.  So far I can hold the handstand on my knees for two minutes.

Random picture of William waking up happy from his afternoon nap today…. always nice 🙂  

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And the beautiful view/weather today… 

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Hope everyone is enjoying their day today!

Tell me / comment below, if you want:

-What you’re up to today
-what are some fun ways you are motivating yourself to exercise
-favourite part of today!
I had a neighbour drop by and we had a nice, impromptu visit!