Saturday, March 24, 2007
Speaking up with the tough questions
I know that I don't have all the answers, and sometimes I forget what I already know. There's no shame in asking why something is, or how to do a task correctly.
When someone asks me something, it helps me in return. I have to delve perhaps to find out the answer if I don't know it myself and thus I learn. If I do already know the answer than he helps me even further to check when I am explaining a thing that I truly know it. If I can't explain something than perhaps I don't know what I think I know.
Best for me then to seek the answer for myself too.
Bringing that to my food and life in general, I am still trying to find the answers to what my correct calorie count should be with the activities and level I do them at. I have to balance that out with my physical conditons. There are people out there with the answers, I will never find them unless I be the one to ask.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.
- Norman Vincent Peale
What type of garden am I growing in my mind??? Boy do I sometimes let it get overgrown and left in disrepair. The weeds of self doubt, pity, name calling, etc take root and want to BECOME my garden.
But today I can make it look like it's been groomed by a gardner and nutrured to its full potential. Taking the time to be good to me, by spending time puttling the weeds out by the roots, to eliminate them from just springing back up again is looking deeply at myself.
Just as a garden needs water, sun, nourishment, so does my mind. I can let all the old thoughts choak what I am doing with my life today. I don't want that, so I repeat to myself how capable, competant I truly am. I now believe that to be true. I'll today surround myself with positive readings, people, and activites. I'll plan my day so as to not waste time. I will live free of weeds, and when I see them trying to take root, I'll get out the weed killer.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
No shortcuts to someplace worth going.
If something in your life is difficult, meet it head on and earn the satisfaction of earning a job well done--with honesty and integrity.
I like these quotes. It reminds me that getting someplace is going to take work on my part. Oh I sure would like the easier softer way, but " that will avail me nothing". In the short term it might look like I got to where I was going and so that is the success of it. But deeper down, below the surface, it will eventually show that the success was just a vener of gloss and it's faded away, peeled back, to show what lies under it. Like a bad paint job, it starts to wear off, flake apart and show its true conditon.
Also, the knowledge of having achieved my destination on short cuts will be that lingering dull pain in my brain. It will just stay. Makes me remember back when I was just looking for an outward fix to my appearance and didn't go to the deep source. Oh yeah, on the outside I looked great and everyone noticed. But inside was all the mental clutter that was piled up hidden away that caused me later to relook at it all and the comfort eating was back.
So now there is no way out of doing things the long road, the lasting road to see the life change I desire. It's not an easy path to go through something, but it is the most direct.
Monday, March 19, 2007
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
So I pose that question, what good is money if you don't have the health to spend it? It's great to be able to buy buy buy, and have have have. Isn't that just another form of glutoney? I think so! How much truly IS enough? Like how thin is thin enough? etc. ....Something gets warped along the way and it's the greed that takes over.
I truly agree with the quote that the real wealth lies in health and taking care of one's body. To be able to move, to breath freely, to dance, to run; those are the things that money can't buy. Oh it can buy the machines, the health club, the pool memebership, the physio, the yada yada, but really good health doesn't rely on those things. It relies on making educated choices.
I want the health, I want the ability to have continual movement for as long as possible, so to have these things I will store up and save good for me actions. It's like banking those things that will bring me a great return on my health. I'm investing in a long and healthy life by taking care of me now!
Sunday, March 18, 2007
The things that are hard to bear, are sweet to remember.
....hard work! Yep, that's how I see it. A dream is a dream is a dream, but for it to BECOME something, now that takes work. I can put that into practical sense. I have a dream to weigh a certain weight for my height. It's such a dream that it's a reality I can't ever recall having, not at least as an adult. I also have a dream to finish the London Marathon in a certain time. I have never run that course, but I have run marathons.
What I am willing to do, is to prepare for the dream to become a reality. For the PB marathon time, I have been training long and hard, entering other races, doing hours upon hours of road work, stretches, strength training and on and on. I have a schedule that tells me what distance and what type of run I will be doing each day. I also have rest days. The dream is that IF I do what my training says, and push myself on the day, it will no longer remain a dream. It will be a reality.
So to that applies to the certain weight for my height. But somehow there are times that I slip on that one. My dream is eluding me because the work isn't as intesne as the marathon training. There are factors that enter into this beyond my control, but there are factors that I can work at.
This also applies to life....dreams can remain just that, dreams unless action and a plan are taken to see them into the real word. Talking and talking about how it will be then, or what will happen when, and oh I can't wait for this...is just talk. What am I doing NOW to see those dreams happen, to make them real? Just sitting around waiting as if waiting for a bus doesn't mean a thing. I could be at the wrong bus stop, or the bus I think I am waiting for has broken down and won't be by at all. I need to not wait on the bus, but start walking!
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