Workout and Word of the Day #4

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

I hope you are having a great week.  I felt kind of heavy after writing yesterday’s 10 year challenge post.  I did my best to keep most of the post lighthearted rather than dwelling on all of my struggles through the years, but some of the struggles were discussed.  I guess that kind of time traveling takes a toll even though a lot of those struggles happened so long ago.

I feel so thankful for all of the growth and progress I have made.  I think I was also feeling down yesterday because I received a graduation card from my parents and a Christmas card from my godfather in Guam.  My Dad’s side of the family is so family oriented and part of me cannot help but feel a little guilty for living so far away when my Dad is dealing with his health issues.  It is kind of hard to find a middle ground because even back when I used to help out the family they always made it seem like I was never doing enough.  Living with all that guilt made it hard for me to function so I decided to strike out on my own.  I am thriving right now which is an absolute blessing that I am thankful for everyday, but there is always that voice in the back of my head that tells me I am being selfish.

I honestly do not think that I am being selfish.  I am living my life and doing my best.  I hope and pray that I will be able to be supportive of my family even from a distance and hopefully reconcile relationships, but it is honestly a process and a work in progress.

Today’s Workout is: 30 Minute Full Body Workout for Strength

This workout was full of challenging and wonderful compound movements.  I felt like I was working my body from head to toe!

Word of the Day:

patina– noun

  1. A usually green film formed naturally on copper and bronze by long exposure or artificially (as by acids) and often valued aesthetically for its color.
  2. A surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use.
  3. An appearance or aura that is derived from association, habit, or established character.
  4. A superficial covering or exterior.

Thanks for joining me for another workout and word of the day.  I also really appreciate the vent session.  I think that is one of the many benefits of movement.  It helps us to process our thoughts and it is also so uplifting.

I hope you will have a wonderful rest of your week!

❤ Alana

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