Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Team Mates..

Well where to even begin...
Since the blogging world has already taken over my mind, I have truly been inspired by a certain event that happened weeks ago. First and foremost, I love to go to movies. I love going on a little date night to the movies and seeing movies I've been dyingggg to see. Also sucking things up and seeing total guy war movies. It seems as though I always end up loving those movies tho, so maybe I shouldn't be so judgmental..but then again I can't admit that I like them!! Come on now! Well I had the desire to go see the Invictus. I had heard so many great reviews about the movie which made me really want to see it. I LOVE sports inspiring movies because I myself LOVE sports. Soo I decided to take a nice little date night to go and see the highly raved about Invictus..

And yes I loved it!!!
If you guys haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend seeing it! It isn't exactly your typical "Remember the Titans" movie but yet I found it so inspiring. SO GO SEE IT! Heck its out on rent so go rent it! I will even rent it for you just so you can enlighten yourself with such brilliance. And might i add, the soundtrack rocks!!! RENT ME!
The thing that got to me the most about this powerful movie was the team love everyone had for each other. I LIIVVEE for being on a team and having to pull together to accomplish something great. In high school I was on many sports teams and loved every second of it.

I love the frustration that came from people not cooperating and you having to step it up for the lack of your teammates.

I love the drive and energy that is required to accomplish a task at hand that seems practically impossible.

I live for the sweat dropping off my head, armpits, legs! (Mm when your legs sweat you know you are gettin your buns kicked!)

I love finishing a workout you have been dreading all day and secretly wishing you weren't done.

I love working so hard at something that whether you win or lose you still feel the greatest victory because you know you put all that you had into it.

I love smelling horrible after a workout but just smiling because I just worked my tail off and it's ok because I'm practically wonder woman after the workout!

I love the sound of waking up early in the morning while its freezing cold with no one around but you and and going to the track just to run and push yourself to limits you couldn't even dream about going. True determination.

I love the image of my coach standing at the end of the lane with a stop watch screaming and yelling at me to push it and step it up even though they know how hard and painful it is and are actually very impressed with how well I am doing.

I love the feeling of having close friends on a team who you look forward to being with.

I love the relationship you gain by being on a team even if its with a person that you wouldn't normally hangout with. Yet you become the best of friends because you both suffer together and use it as strength to push even harder the next time.

I love the feelings of trying with every ounce in your body that you want to cry because of exhaustion and have to watch others on the sideline throwing up, yet you are the one who can continue to push yourself to the finish even if it means walking past the line.

Team work is truly an incredible thing. It teaches you things where as you wouldn't learn elsewhere.
I live for it.
I miss having teammates.

The movie truly inspired me to love and appreciate teamwork even if it isn't always the funnest, most exciting thing. Life is all about working hard for something. Its about pushing through when the times get the hardest. Its about staying positive when hard times hit, knowing even harder is going to come. It's about enduring to the end even when others are on the sideline letting their lack of prepardness take over them. Life is about having close relationships that you can turn to whenever you need to. Life is about picking others up when they cant, even if it requires you to go the extra mile. Life is about encouraging those around you to keep going. Life is about team work. We are all team mates. Life is what we make of it.
Live it.
Love it.

lovelove, Lex


  1. lex! i love this already. you are going to be a hit girlie! this was so amazing and so well put. i miss it too, teamwork. well marriage is teamwork but being on a sports team...thats teamwork on a different level.

    i love you very much alexis liza! very much! thank you for being my best. xoxo

  2. I just found out through Niki that you started a blog! Yay!!! This is so fun and different then everyday marriage and kid stuff! Can't wait for more!

  3. You got alot swirling around in that head of
    your's dont ya!! Im so excited to see you via blog! You are beautiful and amazing and I've
    always been jealous of your INSANE legs! (just wanted to get that out there!)

  4. Welcome to the blogging world lex! How fun!

  5. I am proud to have you on my team! our family team! You are so great! You are so determined and you give everything you do your all, its an admirable trait to have. I admire you, and I love you! Love infinity!

  6. i don't know anybody who wouldn't pick you first to be on their team. not many people have your endurance and devotion. or your natural ability with all things...you're good at everything you do! amazing traits that you posses. love you!!!!!

  7. ahhh... you should be a motivational speaker! I want you on my team... seriously. And I really desire a good leg sweat after reading this and knowing how friggen' lucious your legs are.

  8. oh how i wish I had your determination! I unlike you do not like to feel sweaty and have that feeling of passing out. Maybe thats why I do not like to run. haha But i admire you so much and look up to you even though you are my little sister. :) I love you so much lex, I don't know what I would do without you. You are so thoughtful and serve others selflessly. You are so much fun to be around and I love how you make me laugh so hard I cry. thanks for always making me feel safe at night when I got scared. I always knew if someone tried to get me in the middle of the night that you could fight them and beat the crap out of them!! Love you to the sky and back infinity!

  9. I think Im going to live my life vicariously through you. ok? Loving your blog already.