Day 123 July 17th

It was a beautiful morning but I struggled again! I woke up knowing my body was sick! I set my alarm for 6:00 but didn’t end up getting up until 8:00. This is so late for me. I decided to try to go for a walk. While I was walking I tried to push myself to get my 2 mile run in, I somehow got it done but it was about a minute slower per mile than normal. My body just wasn’t happy with me. When I got back, I decided to try my leg workout and I did most of it but had to majorly modify and I didn’t complete everything because I physically could not lift the weights. 

I attempted to have God time but I was feeling so ill that I just wrote in my journal thanking God for my health and thanking him that I was not sick with something worse and praying that our family would heal quickly. 

The kids slept in pretty late as well. When they got up I allowed them to watch a show and play a video game. Addie woke up even later and she was sick when she got up. About mid morning Alaina came to me and was also sick. She ended up throwing up several times and had a high fever, she couldn’t eat anything all day. Parker also got sick later with a high fever. So needless to say, there were a lot of naps, shows and sitting around for the family today. I can’t imagine if we all had COVID at the same time! This is just a stomach bug and we are struggling. I am praying we wake up tomorrow all well and ready for the weekend! 

I was very grateful for Aaron tonight because he was feeling better so he started moving more things upstairs. I was not much help because I was not feeling great yet. I am thankful he recovered quickly. 

Final thoughts and challenge: Sometimes when I am forced to slow down and recover, I have to remind myself that something is better than nothing. I believe this all the time, but for myself I always try to push myself to the max but today I just did what I could with my run and my workout and then tried not to beat myself up about it! In the end any little bit I can do counts right? It beats doing nothing at all! This is so true in all areas of our life. Doing nothing will never get you anywhere but even if you can do the smallest amount will help you gain progress slowly but surely. 

Are there areas of your life that you want to change but you feel you have to do all or nothing? Can you just take a small step toward your goal, even if it is not as good as you want it to be? Remember, something is better than nothing!

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