Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Apparently I am very undecided when it comes to my Spark username. But hey, I've been here awhile so I'm allowed to change things up, right?
I wanted it to be amber512 to include my month and date of birth, but it said another user already had that. So I added a *. So does that really make it much shorter? Only by one character I guess... lol
Has anyone else ever changed their name? Or am I the only one that is picky? =P
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
So my go-to machine at the gym is this thing called an ArcTrainer. It is sort of a cross between an elliptical and a stairmaster. I can really get my heart pumping on it and it's just plain fun.
But today, I must have been a little bloated...because I broke it! I was humming along to the song on my MP3 player and reading this book about grammar and all of a sudden, the right side comes off. I caught myself and laughed because I couldn't figure out if that had really just happened or not.
The weird part to me was that I cracked a joke "Whoa, that scared me. Hey, but it got my heart rate up!" instead of getting embarrassed or anxious. I'm always anxious in social situations, waiting for myself to do or say something embarrassing. Then, something actually embarrassing happens and I don't seem to care!
The manager came over and apologized and made sure I was okay. Luckily, I'm perfectly okay. It just really scared me! They started working on it right away so it wouldn't do that again. Maybe it was God's way of saying "Hey, you need to switch up your routine!"
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Well it's my "sparkiversary" or however they spell it. I joined Sparkpeople two years ago today. So I decided to take the time to sit back and reflect upon what I've learned in the last two years.
1. Only I can decide if I am meeting my goals or not. I can not rely on what other people think. Some people think I should lose more weight, some people think I should have stopped a long time ago. But the only thing that matters is what I think.
2. Having one bad day doesn't mean I should beat myself up. It's when I have beat myself up in the past that one bad day turned into one bad week or even one bad month. Basically, I've learned to stop taking myself so seriously. I had one bad day. Who cares? Leave it at that and move on. Because tomorrow is a brand new opportunity to be as healthy as I can be.
3. Physical exercise doesn't have to be a chore. Find something that you love to do! I sometimes forget this one even now. I think that I should do other things so that I don't get burned out on one thing. Which is important, yes, but I have decided not to change too much unless I actually am tired of the exercises I've been doing. I know what I think is fun, so I'm going to stick to it. I'm not going to force myself to do things I hate unless I actually want to switch up my routine!
4. And the final thing I thought about was, I am important. I know that it feels good to help out all of the other people in my life. But not to the point where I neglect myself. I am important! I have to do some things for myself. I am an important member of society and I can't help out all of the people I want to, if I am not also taking care of myself.
So here's to me! Two years ago I was a very different person and two years from now I'll probably be just as different. I hope to be a stronger, smarter, more courageous version of the person I am today.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
It's a brand new month! I have been having a hard time lately. The stress and anxiety have been killing me. And what's more annoying is that at the moment I really don't have a lot to be stressed and anxious about! No more than the usual stuff, that is. So why has it been bugging me so much lately? I have no idea. But I believe I want to start getting back into yoga. I really need the flexibility training, and I think it would help me so much mentally.
I still do my daily Bible study, but sometimes I realize I am rushing through it in order to get things done. So my goal for this month is to slow down. To slow down and truly revel in what I'm doing at each moment. I don't want to just rush through life without taking the time to appreciate it.
Have you made any new goals lately?
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