Ever have a day when you just want to pull the covers over your head and stay in bed? This has been happening to me a lot lately. Middle age is not for the faint of heart.  I am looking at my 47th birthday in a few days and I feel every single year.  

On Friday morning, I unhappily woke up and climbed out of bed. My allergies are kicking my butt, and I was stuffy and cranky. I did not feel at all like going to teach Body Combat where all eyes would be on me and I would need to be perky and motivational. But, I forced myself into my workout gear and out the door. I’m so glad I did.

Unknown to me, one of my students has been fighting breast cancer, quietly and courageously. She arrived in class with a completely bald head and started her workout. I was in awe. And do you know, she rocked that bald head. She looked mad sexy, like some warrior goddess. I was humbled by her beauty and strength.

We all have struggles in our lives, but it’s our choice how we deal with them. We can stay under the covers and feel sorry for ourselves, or we can stay in the fight! I’m in, are you?

7 Responses to “In Search of Inspiration”

  1. Martha says:

    Absolutely right! We can always find things to makes ourselves lose heart, and it may take courage to face our fears, but we’ll feel better if we do. And, who knows, maybe we’ll be an inspirations to someone else who’s down in the dumps.

  2. Carla says:

    Great post, Jan. I’m glad you found motivation and inspiration.

  3. Lorna says:

    What an inspiring post Jan. Thank you. I needed to read it.

  4. Carmen says:

    I enjoy reading your blog. You are a good writer.

  5. jan says:

    Thanks, Carmen. So glad you enjoy reading. I hope this post inspired everyone who read it.

  6. Jenna says:

    Very inspiring, Jan! You will never regret finding the motivation to go do something good but you may regret staying under the covers.

  7. jan says:

    Thanks, Jenna.

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