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Finding Strength

by Meghann on September 25, 2012

Good Morning!

I was bad and turned my alarm off when it went off at 5:30 this morning. Tuesday mornings are usually early swim mornings, but after not crawling into bed until after midnight, I wasn’t feeling the early wake-up call. I re-set my alarm and rolled over for another hour of glorious sleep.

I did miss swimming, but was still able to get some quality time in at the gym. I completed Women’s Health Wedding Workout A and did 20 minutes of fast walking on the treadmill at a high incline.

Breakfast was…. umm… tasty, but not very pretty.

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Eh. what can you do?

I made a pumpkin/ricotta mix with canned pumpkin, ricotta, cinnamon, peanut butter, and a pinch of sugar then combined it with Quaker Oatmeal Squares, Erewhon Buckwheat Cereal, and grapes.

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Like I said, tasty but not pretty. I really did enjoy the pumpkin/ricotta combo and plan to try on it again in a cannoli or some other dessert-y item. ;)

Support Whitney Kropp

While I was watching the Today Show on the treadmill, a story came on featuring a girl from Michigan who was voted to homecoming court as a prank by her fellow classmates. She had previously been bullied at school and decided this was the last straw. Instead of letting the bullies win by curling up in a ball in the corner, she decided to embrace the nomination and do something about it. Thanks to the power of social media she was able to get her story out there and now has over 40,000 supporters on Facebook who are rallying behind her.

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She also plans to attend the dance with her head held high. A few local businesses are donating hair services, a new dress, and shoes for the occasion. Honestly, I hope she wins and walks away with the biggest smile on her face. She should be proud for putting herself out there and showing those bullies they don’t have control of her. I found her story inspiring. It gives hope to every kid out there to find their own strength in rallying against bullying – it DOES get better.

What has inspired you recently?

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