Monday, May 07, 2007
Big, meaningful achievements don't just happen when everything goes your way.
Oh there are times when I just want to stuff my face, to pack up all this effort of changing my body weight, to eat and eat and eat!! Then I wake up and realize that is not ME. Those are feelings, and I can feel lots of things, but I don't have to act on them. To not act on them is growth.
But what about when I am doing all that I can, when the numbers are right where they should be. The miles are being covered in the training program, stretches are being stretched, Strength training is being done. There is always the give up mentality and just take backward steps, but is that truly an option?
No, I have made too many advancements, tried to many times to not just keep trying. I am living in numbers I have not seen for years or if ever as an adult. I will keep a positive outlook. I know I can't will something to happen, I have to do the work. So I keep to my plan, I keep putting the meal plans in, the miles on my shoes, and live the life I never imagined years ago. The excess weight WILL come off. I'm right on time to be where I am. Not late, not early...and with persistance and determination I WILL move that rubber tree plant!
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Do something for somebody every day for which you don't get paid.
The pay for doing something randomly is inside. You can't see the external, we are feeding our soul, our being, our core. We can feed the mind, the body, but how often do we forget to feed our inner being, what makes us, US? That energy that runs through each fiber of us, that power plant that keeps the heart not just pumping but humming.
There are songs that reach down deep inside, churn us up and leave us changed. There are people that are bigger than life not because the entire world knows them, but because they are quiet heros. They are doing something that reaches and touches the need of someone else without even thinking or planning to get noticed or rewarded for it.
How our world needs people like that. People that open themselves, give their hand, their energy, their soul/spirit/energy to not just caring about others, but doing it, showing it. That can only come from an aching heart/spirit that sees the need and acts!
I remember when driving on a toll road and how I heard about folks who would not only pay their toll, but give the money for the car behind them. I loved the idea and would do it often. What a blast when as I was pulling away from the toll and the next car pulled up they were told that no need to pay, as the car ahead had done it for them. Sometimes I would have the car catch up to me and just wave a thanks. The amazing thank you I once received was while on the Parkway, I pulled up to the toll plaza ready to hand over my $$ and wait for the change when I was told that my toll had been already paid. When I offered my money to pay for the car behind me, I was informed that the person had paid for 10 cars!! Wow now THAT is one big random act!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Food is fuel. It's nothing more, nothing less. I can make it more if my mind lets it.
Food is not bad, it's not good. It's just fuel. I can call it BAD or GOOD, but that is just another name I have given it. I am making it more than fuel. It's just that which keeps my body going.
I have the power to pick things that are healthy for me, or unhealthy. I don't want to give the food power over me. By keeping it all in perspective it puts a balance to it. Today I am glad that I have chosen to pick healthy foods to fuel my body with what it needs. Keeping it in the right amounts will not clog my body down. It just keeps me humming!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
One man's creativity is another's brain damage.
Carbon copy days, thoughts, routines, humdrum, yawn, and on and on. That is how each day can be if I let it. Oh the comfort of just redoing the day before is so tempting. Having the same thoughts day in and night out can feel so very safe. But how safe is it to not step beyond. Stretch.
How would we ever have anything new if the great inventors just saw things as everyone else did? Just read something today about the Einstein way of thinking. Ole Albert took a chance and thought outside the box, not going along with what everyone else thought and said, what if.....and looked at the universe in a completely different way. Lo and behold we have his theory of relativity...and new thought!
What new thought am I seeing with these eyes today? What am I willing to look at differently? What can I change to see what will happen. Stretch myself shred the carbon paper, no yawning and put the Visene in the eyes and look anew on what the day can be.
I've set some new goals, a new strategy to how to obtain them. A refocus on what is important to me. I am capable and able to make changes in my life. I have done so many already. This is my scandalon, my stumbling block. But I have new eyes to look through and new concepts to embrace and apply. My brain isnít damaged, just creative!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opportunity not to be a coward.
It's so easy to just sit by and let life happen. To not dive in and splash around. It's easy to follow along and be part of the herd move. Follow the latest trend, have the latest do.
What about taking a leap of faith, of not walking in the same foot strike as everyone else. What about seeing two paths and taking the one less traveled?? Of stepping beyond myself and seeing what fiber I am really made of? Casting the fears, the doubts, the insecurities to the side like a worn out, tattered and dusty garment and running across that field. Seeing the faint traces of a path in the grass and following it to see where it will lead. Now THAT is adventure! That is living life large! That is NOT being a coward!
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