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Pre-Thanksgiving preparations

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So I realize it’s Monday (yay Mondays) and I’m sitting here eating a bowl of miso soup and watching Dancing with the Stars while thinking about everyone’s favorite cheat day (or one of them) coming up this Thursday. I wanted to share a few things I’m thankful for, both legit and maybe not-so legit.

Ok so legit things I’m thankful for.

First of all, my parents, because no matter how badly you screw up, they will be there to either pick you up and brush the dirt off, or push you down and let you roll around in the mud a lil bit before picking you up and brushing you off.

Secondly, my dog. Annie Oakley came into my life in August of 2012 against the advice of my parents. I’m so glad I didn’t listen to them when they said a dog would ruin my life, because honestly, she’s the best thing that ever happened to me (I mean, Crossfit is a close second). No matter how horrible of a day you’ve had, how gross you feel or whatever the reason, seeing her face when I walk in the door just seems to make everything better.

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Thirdly, my box and everyone that came with it. Red Stick Crossfit has given me the opportunity to make so many new friends that let me have a pretty decent social life. People like my friend Ace (you know, that Eat.Pray.Wod. girl) who surprised me with a blog journal/calendar (which is AMAZING by the way). The RSCF ladies who love pushing each other to their limits and beyond in the box, and know how to get out and have a good time.

Fourthly, my strength and support group. Y’all know who you are and every single day you keep me going. Honest. You’re the kind of people who I love having in my life for the good days, the bad days, and the days you tear your hands and feel like you’ve joined an elite club. They’re the kind of people who send you this on an off-day and immediately make you feel better.

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Ok, so now for the no-so legit things.

First off, my dishwasher. Holy crap the motor in mine died a week ago and it can’t be fixed till after Thanksgiving. I never realized how much I took it for granted. Life is SO much easier with a working dishwasher and it lets me be super lazy with my blender bottles and water bottles, and normal people stuff like dishes.

Secondly, yoga pants. I used to judge people for wearing yoga pants in public (yeah, that was me) and now? Now I basically live in them. I wear them everywhere and just don’t care because they are just so darn comfortable. And I’m pretty sure every single guy out there appreciates women and their yoga pants.

Thirdly, Snapple (well, Diet Half ‘n Half Snapple). It’s my crutch. I almost always have a bottle of it in my hand (either it or Iced Tea from CC’s) and I’m legit addicted.

I think that covers the little things, you know, just a little tidbit, into what I’m thankful for.

Oh, geez, how’d I forget this one. I’m thankful for CROSSFIT. I’m so incredibly happy that I joined my box. The second best decision I have ever made. It kicked my butt and showed me how truly out of shape I was when I started. It also showed me how strong I’ve become. Just last week I hit a PR on my clean jerk of #95. Now that might not seem like a lot, but I was barely lifting #45 when I first started back in May. I can carry all my groceries up the stairs to my apartment at once. My friends are telling me they can see a difference and that it’s a good thing. Mom may think she knows best, but what’s best for her might not be best for you. I’m thankful for TABATA: body weight edition. Did this today and it kicked my butt.

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

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Author: Hilary

23 | CrossFit Addict | Photographer | Dog Mom | Kitchen Queen | Animal Lover | Instagrammer | Country Music Lover | Country Born, City Raised | Eat Clean, Train Dirty

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