Today I am grateful for the strength that God gave me.

I am thankful for the strength and determination that lives inside of me–the ability to overcome obstacles and make it to the other side standing on my own two feet. I am thankful for my resilience and ability to bring myself out of not so good days and moments – to plough through and continuously refocus on things that are really important.

I am thankful for being physically strong – to be able to work out at a pretty intense level for a 43 year-old, significantly overweight woman. If I keep this up, I will truly meet my fitness and health goals. A good friend once said, “Susan, you are worth at least 20 ponies.”

I love it.