Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?
I like to be around positive people, things, music, books, TV shows, etc. They encourage me, make me laugh, smile, think good thoughts, motivate me to be more than I think I can be.
Why would I want to be around someone who brings me down, is critical about everything, sees the bad, lazy, low self worth in just about everything that surrounds them? It would make me feel down as well.
Nope, I choose today that no matter what my circumstances are, to see the bright side in it. It makes ME a better person, a better wife, better friend, Mom etc. I like myself more and see the potential that awaits my person. Nothing seems impossible as the saying goes and I'm ready to find out!
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important.
Keeping it all simple and relaxed puts work in perspective. THE most important things in life to me are my family, my pets, my friends; ie the people that have touched my life. Those are what my focus is on. The work thing is just that...work. Oh yes it is important for us to have the work come in to keep us in the black. Owning a business is not the same as working for someone....it's harder to relax.
But indeed, keeping my mind on higher things, lets me see that people are so much more important than the things. I have been truly blessed with those I love being there. Life's circumstances have changed for me, but I am in such a better place than years before.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Life is not a series of random coincidences. Your lot in life is determined directly by the amount of effort you are willing to put towards the goals you want to achieve.
Talk about a reminder of what it is I am wanting. I need to ask myself what is it I want to achieve? Iam I satisfied with how things are going? NO! I want to be more honest with myself and say, what do I want. Do I really want to run the London Marathon weighing less, OR do I want to run it weighing what I currently weigh?? Then act accordinly.
I want to run it weighing at least 4 pounds less. That means to do that I am going to eat and live like I want to loose the weight. It is a reminder that not only is the running to go to plan, but the food intake is as well. I am in training and need to remind myself of that.
Yes it is hard for me to loose weight with the hypothyroidism, but I can't use that as an excuse. It's not just going to fall off of me for sure. It will mean really looking at my habits and seeing what to improve. I want this...go and get it!
Sunday, March 04, 2007
The groundwork for all happiness is good health.
It was just a little over a month ago when I was so sick. I missed that great energy and heath that I was taking for granted before. Its like that saying that you don't truly appreicate something till you don't have it.
I couldn't taste, run, go outside, do the nrmal things I was so used to doing. It took a full 3 weeks to ge back to wha I had before. I can see that taking care of me is so important. I don't do sick very well as I like being able to do the things I want when I want.
To take it all in prespective I want this thing called health So therefore I will do what it takes to keep it and hold on to it.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Take a moment to think about the luxurious and privileged life you live. Give thanks for a whole body, everyday freedoms, your family, and all of the choices you have. Cherish what you have while you have it because you never know when your life could change.
I have been blessed over and over. I have the freedom to do the things I enjoy, to worship as I desire, to voice my opinion on things that matter to me. I also have the ability to run, breath the fresh air, see the sights around me, hear the wonders of nature, my husband, phone calls from my far away family.
When I was sick with the flu I couldn't run, couldn't taste or smell and just felt terrible. I missed being outside, of going and doing. Just wanting to taste my food took a week to enjoy. I am indeed so fortunate to have those things that make my life comfortable. When it is cold I can turn up the heat, put on another sweater, gloves or whatever I need. I have more shoes than I can wear at one time. I have more shirts than I can wear at once.
I also have stores close enough to me that I can walk to them and buy whatever I want from the shelves. There are plenty of selection, I don't have to stand in line and hope that there will be something left. There are so many things that I have that I need to remember to not take for granted. It could all be gone in a flash.
I indeed have been richly blessed.
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