Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Enjoying this beautiful, sunny autumn day. Snuggling with my JoJo before we take a walk and clean Breathing in these beautiful moments... so much to to accomplish, but trying to take each moment.
The sun is nice and warm and so is my daughter's voice. Feeling the wind on our faces and hearing the music of the leaves. Saturday we did the Turkey Trot 5K at the Y. It was a cold, cloudy morning, but it makes you feel alive. The 1 mile run was first. Chase my middle son did too much running the night before and aggravated his knee. He was sad he could run, but still cheered the rest of us on. Thanks bud, it means a lot!
Christopher my oldest did run and came in 5th. He said his shoulder hurt at the end. JoJo tripped last year, was looking forward to doing it. When she was 3 and walked and ran it. She took off up the hill and rounded the corner and then asked me to carry her. Nope not doing that... but we finished walking and running together. I know she can do better, but I know she did it and we did it together.
As soon as we came back to the Y, it was time for the 5K. Still trying to get use to learning everything... It was my second 5K that I ran the whole time and didn't push it. It was a great run! the feeling was fantastic! Love the feeling of the autumn air and seeing everyone doing there best, whether walking or running! Later I realized I went over the finish line with my daughter, so I didn't get timed for my run. I may have gotten medal for 3rd in my age group, but another time. The best feeling was knowing I did my best and enjoying and taking every moment in. I love meeting and seeing the people around. One lady around me had said her 8yr old was pacing her... I ended up catching up to him. He kept looking for his mom, she was a little behide us. I told him she was coming and was proud of him. He kept me going and it was awesome seeing how great he was doing! He ended up getting first in his age group! His mom told me later that he had prayed the night before that he would medal.
All those good and not so good moments made for a good race and day! Take each moment as it is and learn from them and keep movin forward. I need to remember this! I am moving forward each day even if I don't feel like it is.. I have come a long way and still have a long way to go. Appreciating all those moments are the greatest!
Off to more...
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Living in western Pa at this time of the year the weather and environment goes from spectacularly beautiful or a bit dreary. I have enjoyed it, even though at times I wish I could stop time and enjoy it a little more. I am trying to live in the moment and take it all in.. The beautiful sunshine brings out the fall colors. One moment it is dark and dreary and the next moment it is rich in different oranges and browns. We live on a farm so I love waking up and seeing the sunrise or sunset and seeing the green, oranges, browns in the fields behind our house. The contrast is amazing!
At times I am rushing around and if I don't time that second to view and soak in the the moment of the colors it is gone... I won't be able to see it all, but I do need to stop and enjoy and feel the moment before it is all gone. Whether is the view, time with my family, friends, myself or whatever is happening.
This month has been full of many events. The fall is always full of the kids school, b-day parties, etc. The end of Sept my brother and his fiancÚ rescheduled their wedding for the end of October, then my second dad had quadruple heart bypass surgery, and that is on top of my taking a 9 week personal trainer's course, training to become a aqua instructor. I am trying to enjoy or get through each of these moments as I know they are part of my journey. Certain times I need to stop, breathe, and feel the moment. They do fly by quicker than we know..
Each moment is so precious! Just need to rest and then keep movin on...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
I am ...
strong, beautiful, vibrant, inspirational, lovable, approachable, etc.. I am enough! I need to remind this to myself each day. Sometimes every few hours or moments. We are all enough... God made us so unique! How special is that!!
We all offer so much to ourselves and each other. We must appreciate it and spread it on..
Getting caught up in our everyday life is so easy, but we do need to look outside the box. Stop, look, listen, and enjoy what we have and where we are in life. There is so much out there we have to learn and see. It is amazing to see how we are all connected and how we all effect and help each other.
I get so down and frustrated at times, but then I look at what I have and all I have accomplished. Yes, people have to help point it out at times, thank you very much.
These last few months have given me some wake up calls and have shown me my blessings. I may not be getting where I want to so quickly, but I am learning from them. Enjoy each moment and take it as it is and keep moving forward. Onward we will go ...
Thank you for being there, teaching me, and being YOU!!
I am enough and so are you!!!
Monday, December 02, 2013
Change, we go through it everyday whether we realize it or not. Little or big... I have been going through all kind of change and more is coming in the next six months. I am ready, excited,and oh so scared and anxious! Just need to push through and make through the fear and unknown. I will and am doing it... No going back. Keep learning and forgiving myself as I go. Push onward and growing each moment...
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Hello spark friends!
Thanks for all your support it helps me to keep on pushing through this journey, in the awesome times and not so great times. Love learning so much from everyone!
I have been doing great, but don't always feel that way. I have to remind myself of how far I have come in a year and half. It can be overwhelming at moments. I have grown so much over this time and have so much support from sparkpeople, YMCA, daycare co-workers, friends and family. I am learning more everyday and need to remind myself to be patient. At the moment I am dealing with my mindset. Need to keep those negative thoughts away and keep thinking of the positive. I have been dealing with injuries. A bicep strain and strain or something to my IT band in my left leg. Overuse and learning when I have injured myself. I am learning more about patience and the body. Still exercising and started physical therapy. Trying to stretch more and learn yoga.
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