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Not just random coincidences

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!


Never for granted

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.


Attitude of Grattitude

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.


Say it once

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Even the way you talk to yourself can be hurtful. Instead of saying "I can't," replace it with "I wish." Swap "I'm a failure" with "I didn't succeed this time." If you say the wrong thing in front of others, chances are that people will remember it. Wouldn't you prefer to be remembered for something more positive? Once you have said something out loud it cannot be taken back, and rarely can it be undone even with a tremendous amount of work.

Great to remind myself of this. I can be so negitive on myself where I will be more postive to others. The Ican't self talk has gotten much better. For too long I bought into the 'not being capable, etc' mind set.

I think it is a wise person that knows when to keep their mouth shut as once the words are said it's like scattered grain that can't be picked up. The 'wind' takes it and that's it...gone! Better to think before saying anything. That dramatic pause has helped me many a time to think about what Iwant to say. Words said in anger or without thinking can leave that lasting scar that I may never heal. I think also that the words said in haste may not even be smoothed over when an apology is said, as the hurt cuts deeper than the soothing words balm can penetrate. Best to listen, that's why God gave us 2 ears and only one mouth. Listening is far better.


The thorns have roses!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Avoid complaining when things are turning sour, realize that the negatives and the positives in life will level out, and take responsibility for your life and actions. You are the only person responsible for your attitude--and your life.

Being positive is a really great message. It's the ebb and flow of life, of nature, of just being. So great to read this because it compliments the tape I was listening to while running today....about not whining! So easy to be negitive and complain about how things aren't going, instead of turning the glass around.

This is a good lesson for me to watch what I say and how I say it. I don't want to find myself complaining about other people or how the day is or whatever. I want to keep it positive. It makes my day go better, my life smoother and it makes me smile!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUDYDEE 3/9/2007 3:38AM

  I have been reading your blog entries and I love your positive attitude! You're an inspiration to me in many ways!

Sometimes, when things are driving me crazy, I say to myself (although sometimes sarcastically): Thank you life for teaching me patience!
I heard a story about a lady who would say: "God bless you!" when cars cut her off in traffic. I try that sometimes and it usually makes me laugh. Even if I don't usually mean it, it still cracks me up!

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TRIGAL 2/28/2007 4:01PM

    What a wonderfull blog entry. I had made a decision this morning (before I read your blog) that I was going to see the good in everything I ran into - including the obnoxious things that really get under the skin - there is good in all but sometimes it is not there for us to see right away but to search it (sometimes a lot). Just trying to do that reduces the stress of life. Your blog just complemented my decision. Thank you - have a wonderful day.

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