Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Has it really been over a week since I last wrote on here? Actually it's been 12 days! It has all been a blur. I've tried to get so much accomplished lately that where has the ME time gone? Have I let it all fade into the rush of what I "must" get done?
I think the answer to that is a big YES! Time to get it back into focus. The IT being my time, my getting through my day.
Food and exercise hasn't been the problem. I seem to eat right, get out there and do the running that I enjoy so much. It is the mental stuff that can cause my mind to buzz and blur with all the things going on. I have so many ideas that I want to act on. Making of list of what is of most importance can help.
Just keeping it a day by day thing helps to not let the lens of life blur out what I really need/want to get done. I work better when what I want to do is written down. My husband is great at this, he is the master of the list. So organized!! I've learned alot from him.
So for today, I work though the must do first, then down from there. The food is planned, the exercise/run will be tonight with the WRN, and I have already written on here and my other running blog. I feel good about that.
The paperwork is the next thing awaiting. I WILL get it finalized today.
I think behind alot of what plays on me is the lack of consistent down-ward movment on my weight. I do see a change in my face, my belt and all that other stuff. The numbers play with my mind. They dance between 174-176 from one day to the next. Am I stuck on a setpoint for my body that it just doesn't want to leave??
Well, I will just keep my head down, and like on a tuff hill keep putting the feet infront of another. I will get to the top as long as I don't stop!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
We're always getting ready to live, but never living.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer
A powerful thought....it's OK to just BE. Some may ask, be what? be who? Be when? Nope, the sentence stops with the word BE. I am ok to just be, to exist, to breathe, to watch, to do whatever.
There is so much going on around me that I could easily miss if I don't stop and look at it. So many people surrounding me that could benefit from me taking the time to see, to just notice.
I don't need to spend my life, my time, all my energy, my thoughts in trying to become....I already AM! I truly am ok just as I am. Living is for now, not some time in the future, a time that I can't even grasp with my finger tips.
The now of the moment and recognizing me is like standing in the pouring rain and letting it just soak into me where I am. Letting my clothes just become saturated, my hair limp, my head upraised and my face streaming with the water. I am bathed in the day, the present, and washed afresh, soaked and filled. An earthen vessel filled to capacity.
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!
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