Yesterday I was at the gym…which was nothing out of the ordinary. I was getting my fitness on which usually leads me to believe I am invincible and can do anything. I’m still not totally sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Anyways…I had about 6 minutes left in the workout and I was doing box jumps. Which for those of you who don’t know is where you jump up onto a big wooden box over and over again. I’ve done this a million times so it was no biggie. But there I am…just chugging along and then all the sudden one of my feet didn’t quite make it. Which led to my entire left shin ripping down the edge of the box. I looked down at my leg that had now turned deathly white and froze for a minute. Tears welled up because *&#$*@$ that hurt. I didn’t see blood so I just kept going. I pretended my leg didn’t exist because if I looked down I knew I wasn’t going to like what I saw. Finally those 6 minutes were up and I pulled up my pant leg and yep…that box got me good. And now that I was no longer feeling the pain of exercise it felt like my leg broke in half a million times. But despite the bloody mess that was happening on my poor little leg…I felt this tiny bit of pride for not stopping. Which is a perfect metaphor for my life lately. I’ve fallen down more times than I care to admit but no matter how badly I want to quit…I keep going. And while I may be rocking a sweet limp today…I’ll be limping right into the gym to do it all again.
And while sometimes it’s painful and messy….it’s also pretty great. Here’s a little look at my life lately…
I am officially a military wife. So legit. | Attempting to take a selfie with Cap. He obviously didn’t get the sad face memo. | Celebrating the arrival of our shoes!!!!!!!
I joined a new gym. It’s no joke. Day 2 of my new torture. | Ahhhhhhh….my happy place. | Impromptu Cubs game!
I was playing with Katharine in my old room and found this little gem. Yes…that is John Mayer looking down my shirt. | My hair got long. And I got real excited. | I perfected the omelette! Chef Lauren in the house!
I did my first overnight babysitting gig with the girls. I’m happy to report everyone survived. Including me. | Our shirts are here and oh so cute! Get em before they’re gone! | Whole foods-ing.
The cutest little Cubs fan. Also…Gary is so smitten with Emmy. It’s adorable. | Sometimes in the middle of a busy day I go a little crazy. And eat chocolate. | Gary was on TV!
I went to Napa for my 30th. It was the greatest trip. | Goose dressed up as a cheerleader for Halloween. He was not amused. | We were on WGN!!! In case you missed it you can check out our segment here!
Katharine and I…selfie game still strong. | This might be the most delicious meal I’ve ever made. So I took a picture. | Celebrating my cousin’s 40th. Fun times.
Emmy’s baptism…love that little peanut. | In order to make it to said baptism I had to get up at 4am and get on the road. The sunrise did not suck. | Me…on no sleep but still happy because I got to snuggle my little lady.
We bought a new car! I feel so adult…it’s weird. | So…Giuliana Rancic instagrammed us. I’m pretty sure I died for at least 4 minutes. | Gary was having guys night so I had a me night. Perfection.
We’ve been busy delivering shoes to some seriously kick a$$ women and seeing these smiles on their faces is magical. | End of wedding season means lots of nights like these. | The aftermath. It may not look so bad here…but trust me. It is.