I’m not sure what the weather is like where you live, but here we have been experiencing our fair share of rain.  I’m not complaining though, because a wet spring will certainly help us through the usual hot and humid summer months.

But I’ll be honest, after a 1 1/2 weeks of rainy weather, I’ve about had my fill.

It’s week’s like this that it is so easy to get off track with my schedule of eating heathy and getting my daily workout in.  I don’t know about you, but on rainy days all I really want to do is grab a cup of hot tea, curl up on the couch and binge watch Netflix all day.

I think that’s why this particular quote from Jim Rohn struck a nerve with me this week. (Shared From Michael Hyatt’s site)

And just the encouragement I needed to get out on the road and get my run in, even if it was between rain showers and downpours.

22We-must-all-suffer-one-of-two-things-the-pain-of-discipline-or-the-pain-of-regret.22-Jim-Rohn

“Powerful quote from Jim Rohn – and one that holds a lot of truth.  I think about these words when I’m logging miles on the road.  
You see, about 1 1/2 yrs. ago I got tired of feeling tired, sluggish, worn out and unhealthy.  But I knew there would be pain in the discipline of exercising.  

But there was also the pain of regret that was coming if I made the choice to just stay where I was at.
So a 1 1/2 yrs. ago I started with just walking and a few stretches. Over the months I slowly progressed to walking and running.
Today I find myself cross training 5-6 days a week and for the first time in a very long time, I physically feel great.

But it hasn’t come without the pain of discipline. But at the end of the day, it’s worth it.  What is that one thing you are avoiding because of the pain of discipline? Is it worth holding out for the pain of regret?
Only you can decide.”

And this particular picture quote struck a chord with readers this week

Fear or Wisdom SimplifiedLife.net

“Why does “stuff” have such a hold on us? Often we hold onto stuff because “We might need it later” or “What if there’s an emergency? 

The truth is much of the stuff we hold onto will not serve us well in an emergency.  Sometimes memories cause us to hold on, sometimes longer than we should. 

We let fear drive our decisions and as a result stay in bondage to our stuff and to the overwhelm that invades our life.   Do you hold onto stuff out of fear of the “what if’s?”  What is one step you can take today to let go?”   (Check out the Full Article Here)

No matter what your week has held, I hope that you are finding ways to create margin in your life, to step back and breath and truly lean into the things that matter most to you.

Enjoy this week’s Inspired Reads from around the web.  They inspired, challenged and encouraged me and gave me some great tips to try in my own home and garden.

Keeping it Simple

~Victoria

This Weeks Inspiring Reads 

When Career & Family CollideMichele Cushatt @ MicheleCushatt.com 

“I walked fast, frantic, loading up the car for the next day’s trip to Dallas. No matter how quickly I moved my seven-year-old stayed only steps behind. By some miracle, I stopped moving long enough to look at her. That’s when I saw the pools collecting beneath her big round eyes.”

15 Clutter Busting Routines For Any Family Joshua Becker @ Becoming Minimalist

“Several years ago, my family and I decided to start living a minimalist life. Since then, we have tried to remove all of the possessions from our home that are not essential. In doing so, we have found new opportunity to spend our time, energy, and finances on the things that are most important to us.”

Feeding A Family From The Garden – @Mary’s Heirloom Seeds

“We’re often asked WHAT to plant and HOW MUCH to plant.  It is a common question so we thought we’d do a little “digging” to find the answers.  First, determine what you like to eat.  There’s no sense in growing butternut squash (for example) if no one in your family will eat it.  Unless you plan to barter or trade that squash, try planting something different.”

Resource Alert

Beeyoutiful.comHealthy Living For The Real World

Read our story and personal health journey Here and how Beeyoutiful was key to helping us on the road to better health. 

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