Thursday, December 9, 2010


What inspires you?  Maybe what inspires you will inspire me too.  Please do share.  To give myself a push to keep positive today, here are a list of 10 things that inspire me:

1)  Kaia's smile.  For her, I would move mountains (well, try anyway)
2)  My husband.  His hard work and support inspire me to dream big.
3)  Your comments on my blog.  You inspire me to keep writing.  Even at the end of the day when I'm tired and unmotivated.
4)  Strong women.  Famous or not, who have overcome adversity, prejudice, or any other number of obstacles placed before them.
5)  Skinny jeans.  Well, because they inspire me to be skinny.
6)  Cupcakes, because that's one way I can express creativity.
7)  People in the gym, or out running, because frankly, I've been accused of being type A sometimes and I want to be faster, stronger, fitter than you.
8)  Nurses, because you're already living my dream.
9)  Magazines, 'cause man, there's some pretty amazing stories on those glossy pages.
10)Extreme Home Makeover.  How do you make a house like that in a week?  It's amazing!  And I love the volunteers.  And the families?!  Wow, always so selfless, so positive, so unique, and so deserving.

Kaia and I did . . . dun dun dun . . .

22 min on the elliptical and she cheered me on for push ups and sit ups.  Shocker, I know!  But, I did change the elliptical workout to a hills instead of cookie cutter get on and go and my calorie burn pretty much rocked.

My fabulous friend Christina visited today so that's my 11th inspiration, friends and family that always call/visit at just the right time.  Who could stay down surrounded with people like them?



Sarah said...

This is a beautiful list! All very good reasons to feel inspired. I had to stop watching the home makeover show because I would just sob like a baby each time! I'm a big sap ;-)

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

I'm a total sap too but cry or not I have to watch!

Mommy Glow said...

Awww I LOVE your list!! I def share many of your inspirations. Now that it is freezing cold up here in Mass I still see ALOT of [crazy] people running outside!! I'm like WOW, if they can muster up the courage to run in 28 degree weather I can walk to work and my daughters school!! Strong women def inspire me too. I automatically think of Michelle Obama and Harriet Tubman.

Alicia@ Mommy Delicious said...

Aww... this is such a sweet list. I can relate. My son gives me inspiration when I'm down, my dreams, my goals, going for a run, skinny jeans (I LOVED THAT ONE!), oh yea... and the cupcakes are great too (I've got a major sweet tooth!).

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jess; [the bottle chronicles] said...

I love this list!!
I need to get inspired, lately I've been feeling down :( it's the weather, I think!

Mamabear said...

This post inspired me! Thanks! I've gotta get myself back into the running zone since the babe arrived :)

Alex said...

Love this post. Great list. :)

The Bonjour Four said...

Love your list of inspiration! I have several of the same you do... Except the skinny jeans. No way Jose will I ever wear those! Ha :) an extreme home makeover.. Looove that show. It truly is amazing how they do it in such a short time. And my sweet baby Noah I truly feel the same way. He is my greatest joy!

Colleen said...

I really enjoyed reading your list of inspirations! I always find that even just seeing what inspires somebody else leaves me just that much more inspired too!:) It also reminds me of the simple things in life, the small pleasures and how those really are our biggest inspirations...thank you for that reminder today!

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