It was not easy for me to get out of bed this morning. The air was cool. My sheets were inviting me to stay. The teddy bear given to me by A was seemingly beckoning me to hug him again.
Ugh. Like many similar mornings, I had to make a stand. I chose to rise and shine.
I got cracking and worked out. I started with my abs, then I threw in some cardio. I transitioned to a barre video and then ended my workout with a squat challenge.
My body was on fire and I could barely catch my breath. Like most days, I questioned why I was doing this. But I did not answer myself. Instead, I focused on my breathing.
Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale...
And when I looked at myself in the mirror and took this photo, I got my response. I am doing this for myself. I am doing this because I am resilient.
I am doing this because I can rise above hypothyroidism, one day at a time.