It Completes Me

Posted: June 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I have had a little sleeping problem lately. I wake up at some point in the middle of the night and have to fight to get back to sleep. My mind will simply not quiet down. Interesting enough, I’m not awake fretting things or creating mental to-do lists. Instead, I’m honestly laying there in awe of my life and the blessing God has brought to me. I don’t know where this sensation comes from, but I think I can narrow it down to 5 things that truly make me feel complete.

My fitness empowers me. I cannot help but feel empowered, strong, and physically capable after my fabulous 10K race experience on Saturday. Then, I continued to feel strong as I headed to the gym for a great workout this morning – including push-ups all on my toes!!!!

Move Reps Weight
Push – Ups (on toes!) 15, 15, 15 bodyweight
Bench Jumps 10, 10, 10 bodyweight
Flat Dumbbell Flyes 15, 15, 15 15 # per hand
Power Kicks 20, 20, 20 per leg bodyweight
Tricep Dips 15, 15, 15 bodyweight
Planks 45 seconds x 3 bodyweight
Hanging Leg Raises 15, 15, 15 bodyweight

I followed up my plyometrics, chest, triceps, and abs circuit with a great spin class. My legs felt great and I had a ton of energy. I feel complete with fitness in my life.

My healthy lifestyle energizes me. Sure, I can eat donuts in the morning and head to a dinner out with a decadent dessert the same evening, but I also believe I treat my body well. I fuel myself adequately. I stay aware of my emotions. I remain in tune with my body. All of this works together for me to have the energy to live life fully.

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Loving others fulfills me. Giving of myself to others brings me such joy. I could not imagine life without those I love so much. My family. My friends. Even people I don’t know well, but have the chance to come across and show kindness. It brings so much back to my life. I feel complete with love in my life.

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Blogging humbles me. The way you all support me so I can continue shooting for my dreams and following the path I feel God has laid before me humbles me. Having the chance to pour myself into something I feel so strongly for makes me incredibly appreciative. I feel complete with FFF in my life.

Most important - My faith restores me. Yesterday I made it to church service for the first time in a few weeks after being out of town and having a messed up schedule last weekend. The sermon inspired me. The praise songs revitalized me. The worship, prayer, and community uplifted me. I feel complete with God in my life.

Lately I see all of these things in my life working together and moving me forward in a life I never thought I could have. I love my life and I completely attribute it to each of these things. They complete me.

  • What is something that completes you?

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39 Comments to “It Completes Me”
  1. chrissi says:

    your family is so so cute & your little ones are getting big 🙂

    my faith and family certainly complete me. i need more fitness to complete me too, but i have been slacking on that one.

  2. Erica says:

    What a sweet post 🙂 You and your family are just awesome! My incredible husband, loving family & friends and little peanut in my belly complete me!

  3. You are so gorgeous! And what a beautiful family you have 🙂

    Something that completes me? I’d balance. Meaning the right fuel for my body, the right amount of exercise, basically trying to give my body what it wants when it wants!

  4. beautiful post tina 🙂 i count my blessings everyday. i started a new job working with very sick children and it has opened my eyes even more to how lucky i am. love the last picture of you and your family- you are truly radiating happiness!

  5. You have such an amazing view on life!!

  6. What completes me: my love for others, God and myself!

    Tina — I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times, but M is such a perfect balance of you and Peter. When I see Peter in pictures I think “oh that is an M face right there” 🙂

  7. Jess says:

    I loved this post! Like the above comment said, you DO have such a fantastic view. I feel so blessed just to get up and be able to walk everyday and to have a family that loves and supports me in all I do!

  8. your arms are look KILLEr in that pic, Tina!!

    and that workout looks awesome, I love bench jumps…well more like love/hate but yea I guess love 😉

    family completes me 100%

    • Tina says:

      Thanks on the arms compliment. *blushing*

      And yes – I always have to put bench jumps at the earlier part of the circuit because otherwise I say I’m too tired to do them. LOL

  9. Janessa says:

    Our God fills me to overflowing! He is my comfort, joy, and confidence. You’re inspiring to follow, Tina! Constant encouragement that overcoming the binge monster is possible through Him. Nothing on earth with ever satisfy our hunger aside from God alone.

    Just curious if your church posts messages to iTunes or another download site? Messages and worship music are great background noise… what goes in, must come out and that’s how I want to live my life every day! More of Him, less of me.

    • Tina says:

      Yes! Our pastor shares the sermons every week online and you can download them as a podcast or just listen straight up. If you’re interested, you can email me and I will send you the link. (I just don’t feel comfortable posting my exact church locale online)

  10. Parita says:

    Love this post! I know that only good things are coming your way!!!

    And something that completes me is the love in my life – love for and from my family, for and from my friends, for and from God, and for and from life – I can feel it all around me at all times. 🙂

  11. Lee says:

    I love how happy you sound in this post!

  12. Mellissa says:

    Cooking, fitness, and travel complete me. I love surround myself with my passions and getting to experience new things because of those passions.

  13. Lauren says:

    You are so inspiring love. 🙂

  14. Danica says:

    You have such a beautiful family, and your kids are so adorable!

  15. I love your posts. First and foremost my faith in God completes me. My family also completes me – I would be nowhere without my husband!

    • Tina says:

      Ditto to this! Peter helped save me from myself and continues to bring more to my life every day. 🙂

  16. Sarah says:

    Some things that complete me: healthy food, faith in God, my relationship with my husband, long walks with friends:-).
    Such an uplifting post, Tina. I enjoyed reading it and answer it.

  17. My friends. My Faith. and just the love I have for life.

  18. Jolene says:

    I love this! Working out is SO empowering. I completely agree. Rock on those pushups!! I did some tonight at my barre class and was pleasantly surprised at my endurance increasing. It’s a good feeling. Blogging is also such a part of me, I think it definitely rounds out ‘me’ just a wee bit more.

  19. Emily says:

    My family, active life, and the outdoors complete me 🙂 Great post, Tina!!! Definitely inspired me today!

  20. Jess says:

    This is awesome – this post just oozes happiness, and joy. Two things that God wants us to feel and to give praise for and here you are showing Him how happy and content you are with your life. A life that He has blessed you with. I love it! YAY for happy Tina!!

  21. It seems like you’re in such a good spot in life! I pray that you remain on this wonderful journey and things only get better for you as time goes on!

    • Tina says:

      I know there will be hard times along the way, but I guess just remembering the blessings and purposes of life can make things joyful no matter what. My biggest hope is to always remember that and that feeling God’s presence in life will keep that joy. 🙂

  22. Priyanka says:

    This is a repetition, but I always love your posts!

    The presence of God, my family, friends and things I like to do complete me!

  23. Swimming, recognizing my growth as a person, my fiction writing that I am working on, enjoying this beautiful summer, reading, and my love and life with my fiance all complete me!

  24. Katheryn says:

    My family, my faith, and my fitness is what completes me. When all three are in balance it is a beautiful thing.

  25. BEAUTIFUL post. That’s all I have to say 🙂
    And what a gorgeous family!

  26. Beautiful post, Tina! My faith and my family complete me.

  27. That was a great post. 🙂 I think faith is definitely something that completes me. My head has been all over the place lately, as I’ve missed a few church services myself. I feel so scatter brained when that one part of my life isn’t in order.

    • Tina says:

      I know what you mean. It felt SO good to be back in worship on Sunday after a couple weeks away. It’s amazing what it can do for me.

  28. My faith completes me and fulfills me more than anything in the world. It is only through faith that I’m empowered to live and love with purpose and JOY!

    Adorable family photo! Baby B is getting so big!

  29. First and foremost GOD!!!! Then, everyday spending quality time with my precious 1 1/2 year old boys completes me. I gave up my full-time job to be with them and I thank GOD (and my husband who works his butt off) for this opportunity. Love your blog! 🙂

    • Tina says:

      I agree. The opportunity to be home with children and have the support and love from family is SUCH a blessing and I thank God for it all the time. Thanks for saying hello! Can’t wait to check out your blog. 🙂

  30. This was such a nice post. It’s so important to be thankful and reflect on all of the positive things in your life. I always take a few minutes before bed to think about what I’m thankful for.

  31. Your little ones are absolutely ADORABLE! how do you manage doing everything with 2 small ones to take care of? I admire you!

  32. My son completes my life. There is nothing better than spending the day with him even if we do nothing out of the ordinary.

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