Since August, I've been working to get better and stronger! For about a month or so, I've been running 2 miles, or doing '2 miles' in 20 minutes on the elliptical, with core work (70 sit-ups, push-ups and light weights) 6 days a week. This week I kicked it up to 3 miles on the elliptical in 30 minutes!!! No, I don't always feel like it. Yes, my knees, ankles, and hips hurt - as do some older battle wounds. But they hurt just as much if I don't exercise! And today? Today was a day of celebration in SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many ways!!! Roo and I made it back to Barre! An exercise class that we had been rocking out weekly for about 6 months prior to my debacle!
|We did it! And - we did it pretty dang well!! Plus, there are THREE Me-Mades in this pic! The CROSSING OUT CANCER TWICE tee I'm wearing was made for me by my sister, Carla! Isn't it awesome? I love it! Plus, I made Roo's exercise top! Check out the fun back below! But the third make leaves those in the dust!!! I made that beautiful creature and today is her birthday!!! She is one of the most dynamic, brilliant, vivid, loving, truly ALIVE humans I have ever met. My life has been blessed to witness her blossom into the amazing woman she is today!|
|A party in the back!|
While fighting for your life, hoping for your future, and dealing with the shit that cancer dishes out is never easy - you learn you are stronger than you think you are! Sadly, I cannot give deserved credit for the emblem below as I don't know the creator, but I love it!
My method? My motto? "...I'ma keep running, cause a winner don't quit on themselves!" ~ Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar - Freedom
Thanks to all of you who have encouraged my efforts, given me strength when mine waned, and never doubted me. Roo - I owe so very much to YOU!!! Happy, happy birthday, sweetie. I love you ever so! I know the coming year is going to be as beautiful as you are! You are today and always, my best MeMadeMay! ~ mommy/les