If my (our) life could talk right now it’d say….
Every day I wake up thinking “let’s do this.” And every night I ask myself, “how can I do better?”
Give up? No. Give in? maybe sometimes. Give it all you got? Most of the time.
This past weekend I gave in a little, because I am human, because I needed to remember that giving it your all doesn’t mean doing it all. Am I right?
I gave in to this face, which led to another walk but one happy pup.
I gave in to working most of the weekend. But it was for good reason, and I loved being able take care of some of my favorite marathoners.
Okay and I might have given into a little small business splurge too.
I gave in to all things cheese this weekend, and no it doesn’t even out when you put it on a salad. This wasn’t even the good kind. Yep, it was processed (gasp!). But it melted great! LOL! And to top it off, I gave in to a new bottle of wine. Heck, when do I not do that?
I gave in to publically displaying my chest on instagram in order to show off my new Ellie top. I also gave in to some GOOD humor right when it was needed.
I gave in to my alarm and slept an extra half hour. Actually I didn’t mean to do that and in fact I ran late to teach spin. So let’s just say I gave in to the grab and go quick energy breakfast. Saved by FRS!
But one thing I DID not GIVE UP ON… running. Fast, slow, trails, road, solo, together, etc. It’s all about giving ALL to IT!
In fact, I made my strength class run a DEDICATION mile before we started. They ran, walked, jogged, whatever. We all did it, together, then we tackled this workout. I’m still sore.
Not gonna lie, giving in can be quite Marvelous.
Do you Agree?
I realize i have a grammar issues.. into vs. in to? Ugh, i can’t think. Grammar natzi’s , feel free to correct.
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
Love the devotional passage! Um, I’m sorry, but do I spy birthday cake sprinkles in those healthy bites?! Mmm! And seriously, that workout is no joke! Burpees on top of all THAT? We’re your class takers still ALIVE afterwards?!
Sometimes life requires you to give up and give in just to GET some sanity in return…I’m all about it these days! Just quit thinking and start LIVING! Hmm, I feel like I need a fist pump right there! 😉
fist pump all the way!! WOO WOO! yes, i just said woo woo.
LOVE Apothic red 🙂
we should wine together… someday!
Cori @ olivetorun
This is an amazing post. I think it’s a great reminder to step back and think about where we can give in a little bit more. We have so many outside pressures in our society today that it is healthy to REDUCE the amount of “stuff” in our lives and focus instead on what is truly important. Love this and you 🙂
AMEN AMEN! and LOVE YOU!
Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen
I have a hard time giving in to certain things, which I think comes from guilt. Strange how those associations develop, no?
Don’t worry about the cheese. I daily want to give in to my love of uber-processed peanut butter–LOVE me some JIF–but I usually can avoid putting it in my grocery cart. [That, however, has more to do with how many nuts I have at home that I should use to make my own. :)]
this is true, and i wish i lived closer to your nuts, I mean jars.
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
Ooh, a healthy bites shirt? How exciting!! We’ve been traveling this week and giving in to sleeping in, and skipping social media for the most part, which has been fantastic and much needed.
it’s always a nice FORCED break, yes? glad you got your house too!!!
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
I totally agree! I have been giving into sleeping later and napping here lately. My body needed the extra rest, so I’m happy to give in! 🙂
i need a nap, now! haha
She Rocks Fitness
YES giving in can be very freeing and sometimes like a big old elephant has been taken off of our backs! I gave in to rest days; not tackling a long run; salty margaritas; and lots of guacamole and chips ALL while in Houston. You know what it felt awesome and my body is happy. XOXO Chat soon darling!
Just gave in to my sick son, whose 10-day course of antibiotics did not kill his strep. So when my mom told me he didn’t cry when he got yet another strep test today followed by 2 shots? Yep, I got him 2 books. And lunch. He said it was the best day ever ;).
Working on giving in for myself. My prayer these days is that I can give in to Him. I set harder expectations for myself than anyone else sets for me. Yet I can neither be nor do anything apart from God, Whose grace and strength are my sustenance.
I will give in to the fact that I have the chest of a 11 year old girl and that so many tops will not look as cute on me as on other, more, um, “blessed” ladies. Oh well. Less chance of getting stains on my shirts, maybe? 😉
that’s the best giving in i’ve heard all day. Giving in to God’s goodness
SO agree with you my friend! Sometimes we just have to let go and give in!
I’m trying to let go of my schedule and live each day the best I can.
You are amazing always! And I love the first quote!
I definitely am striving more for balance these days!
i am giving in to a massage and a glass of wine tonight. and maybe a slice of pizza. and it all will feel SOOO good. xoxo
Oh and cheese. Yeah. Cheese happens. I am in an abusive relationship with cheese. It makes me feel like CRAP but I go back when the craving hits. Its okay to give in and put up with a little phlemminess (word?) and bloat.
phlem, bloat, and well… lots of other sorts that shall remain unmentioned. ahem “toot toot”
Heather (Where's the Beach)
Awesome post friend. I think anything that’s worthwhile is worth not giving up on. And sometimes you gotta give in. Give in or give it your all!
LOVE the idea of simply saying ‘yes’ to God vs. rising to anyone else’s expectations of you. SUCH a calming, centering concept huh?
I love how you’ve given in this week — sorta like how I gave in to the unexpected ‘found’ time this weekend. Sometimes you just gotta do it. Give in, freely.
gah, i loved your post! i have it saved to comment, because well.. you make me want to focus on the found time to do just that.
You make giving in look GOOD.
That top is gorge on you! The black and the company shirt. Adorbs.
I need to sign up for your workouts:)
yes, come!! please! and bring little one
I think we ALL Should give IN more than we do. I know I am far too anxious sometimes and rigid in my goals and plans for the day or week or weekend and need to lighten up more. You are inspiring me to keep doing that, plan LESS, BE more! I love that you had – gasp -something processed, and giggle about it. Because we all do it, it’s called being normal 😉 Apothic Red! A goodie 🙂
I love the quote! I will be thinking on that today!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
Haha, those are the two grammar issue I have the most often. Oh well, you can’t win them all. I definitely gave in this weekend. I enjoyed a long run with my partner in crime along with some special down time that included lunch out and a movie with my men! It was an amazing weekend!
that makes me happy!!! you deserve a play weekend!
Tina @ Best Body Fitness
That’s my focus every day right now. Give each day all I can and my best. Seems to work pretty well. And that quote about not going after others’ expectations but just saying yes to God? YES! Gave me chills.
Allison @ Life's a Bowl
Love this! I’ve been learning to give in more and more, and most often that means giving into my desire to plop down on the couch and do absolutely nothing… So relaxing, so enjoyable!
Seriously, your posts are always like a breath of fresh air to read. Yes ,Giving in. I’m learning. Each day I’m getting better at it. Need to find that wine though. And…….. I need to get better at just saying “YES” to Him instead of my huge to do list.
shall i bring you that wine? hehe
You always have the most uplifting and positive posts, darling! && yes life is fabulous. Whoever says different needs a wake up call <3
🙂 ah one of my fave quotes! 🙂 p.s. are you going to be selling the healthy bites shirts?? you should!!!
oh .. good idea! you think they’d sell?
Heather @ Better With Veggies
I hope I didn’t add to your long weekend friend, I LOVE you HB, but I am always willing to wait for the deliciousness. 🙂
oh gosh no, your bites are a JOY to make!
Yep! Sometimes giving in is just perfect!
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
That quote is amazing and so so spot on. It’s good to give in sometimes. And that face! How could you not give in to that face (I think that it’s in to vs. into) 🙂
bahaha, thank YOU! i am a grammar goober!
Addy @ Six-Kick Switch
I “gave in” to not competing in a meet this weekend, and instead got to hang with some friends, go to an awesome service at church, and take a two-hour nap 🙂 Good trade!
that is pure bliss friend!!
Christa @ Edible Balance
giving in… we just have LIVE life don’t we?!
Marc and I give in to our little cat Miso ALL the time, she’s a wee bit spoiled 😉
I honestly need to give in to wine more often. In fact, I’ll be giving in a whole lot on our trip to San Fran next week! We have a few wine tours planned, so a few bottles may have to come home with us…
Giving in to slower runs, that’s what I am trying to be patient with this week. I haven’t been running much the last few weeks, I need to be slow and steady to ease back into it. I do find it amazing how much our bodies remember, SO thankful for that!
i’m enjoying slower runs too. More time to clear the head, listen to my body, and pray. yes?? thankful for YOU
No corrections. A different “tion”
i’d say you are my inspiraTION
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
I LOVE that first quote! That’s my mentality when I left – if I’m in the gym, I might as well give it everything and get the best workout possible in.
Apothic is on of my go-to bottles. Ah…. 2 more weeks…
gah, youre killing me. I should just eat for you and drink, k?
Beth @ Miles and Trials
I am giving in to my precious puppy’s face too. Nothing better for recovery after the Boston Marathon than taking my four legged friend for hikes, walks and SLOW runs. Loving it.
yes yes, slow walks and runs. i’m sure it’s comforting
Abby @ Change of Pace
How could you not give in to that face?! Those trails look fantastic to run on!
I’ve been giving in on junk food…not really what my body needs right now, but at the same time it desperately needed it! Happy marvellous Monday!
haha, yes, i can relate. Sometimes you just gotta go for it!
Abby @ Change of Pace
Congrats! I just saw a tweet about your Healthy Bites from Triathlete Magazine- that’s awesome!
thx friend! needless to say, i’ve been giving in to BALL rolling. haha
Life IS Marvelous! 😉 It’s all about balance, and in that event, giving in is key sometimes 😉
yes m’am! KEY for SURE!
Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
Sometimes giving in to a bottle of wine is just what you really need. Apothic Red is a good one! 🙂 I have also been giving in to lots of long walks with Shazam. And it might actually be doing me more good than him. I love that 2nd quote about potential. What a great reminder, Lindsay. Thank you!
oh i love it! i am the same with my dog walks. it’s soo good for us! and wine. LOL!
You are amazing friend, as you know <3
Giving in, yes it is needed and I do it too! Its ok to do 😉
always! love YOU!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
Sometimes you just gotta give in – ain’t nothing wrong with that! 😉
Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
What a beautiful message, and definitely one that resonates with me–especially today! It seems like “giving it your all” is heralded by society as the ultimate act of sacrifice to achieve a greater good, whether it be for yourself or for someone else. However, like you said, and as God reminds us, that doesn’t have to mean *doing* it all! On same days, giving your all might be more; on others it might be less. We’re not superwomen/men, and need rest. We *need* off-days. 🙂 I had never really thought about it this way until I read this post, so thank you. 😀 Today I really wasn’t feeling that I had energy for my planned workout, and felt slightly disappointed in myself when I stopped one exercise short of completing. However I was exhausted, and knew I needed to do for me. I gave my all for *today,* and that was enough.
Giving in is equally as wonderful, and I’m so glad you were able to enjoy doing that over the weekend. The Healthy Bites shirts are awesome! And, between you and me, sometimes I use processed cheese, too. Nothing melts better, or reminds me of my childhood more! <3
girl, you just voiced my very thought.. today! gah i love YOU!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Wholeheartedly agree. I think life needs a good balance of giving all and giving in. We’d burn ourselves out pretty fast if we tried to give 110% all the time, so punctuating our day by giving in to some things is the perfect way to ensure that we keep going. So is cheese
burn out is no good. Been there, done that. It ain’t pretty
Sometimes you just need to give in! It looks like you gave in to a bunch of wonderful things too! Cheese….?! Cheese makes EVERYTHING better!!! xxo
give in and enjoy.. feels peaceful at times too, yes?