Friday, December 21, 2012
Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII
I hope everyone has a wonderful day/weekend/holiday!
Do something that makes you happy and proud of yourself, no matter how small!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Be a can-do, will-try person. Focus on what you have and not what you don't have, what you can do rather than what you cannot do.
Marian Wright Edelman
Let's all make it a can-do Thursday!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I've never been a good patient. I normally roll over and play dead for several days until my body and meds decide everything is all good again.
Last night I had a little tickle in my throat. No big deal I thought as I headed for the gym. I really worked the upper body machines, then a two-mile run on the treadmill. Two hours after I got home it hurt to swallow! At 1am this morning, I felt like I had razor blades in the back of my throat.
Instead of curling into a ball and getting ready to play dead, I got myself in to see the doc. No strep, phew, but swollen glands, fluid in my ears and a sinus infection. My throat hurt so bad that I didn't even realize how congested I was. I asked the doc if light exercise was ok and he said nuh uh.
So for a change, I am being a good patient. I am doing all the things I hate to do when I'm sick. I managed to get down all eight cups of water. Normally I'm lucky to get one glass of water down, makes me feel sick to my stomach. But I'm powering through.
I have held my head over steam twice so far. I hate that. I feel like I'm being smothered but the doctor said it will loosen everything up.
I'm sitting still instead of finishing putting up decorations. I have lots of time for reading now. I should finish this book this weekend which will be my 20th book of the year, reaching my goal on goodreads.com.
I still hate being sick, but I am determined to get rid of this bug that has derailed my plans. I may even gargle salt water. Ugh, maybe.
Monday, December 10, 2012
What a nutty day. All I could think about was getting to yoga to make it all melt away!
I was way overtired last night and never got around to laundry or putting my yoga stuff together. I got out of work a little late, hurried home to feed and let the dog out.
Noticed I did not have any good workout tahirts or sports bras clean. ARGH. The clock was ticking, so I threw on an old Tshirt I have not worn in several months, ran downstairs to grab my keys, ARGH! small backpack was back upstairs so I ran back up to grab that, threw stuff in the backpack, jumped in the car...Argh! forgot the yoga mat!
Ran back upstairs to grab that and got to class with a few minutes to spare and saw that my spot in front was taken by women who normally come in at the last minute and squeeze into the front row. ARGH! I need to be in front to get the poses right and push myself to do a good job.
BREATHE, let it go! Second row will be fine. Good practice for adapting and getting stronger.
Thanks to more downward dogs than she usually puts us through, I realized how much I have slimmed down as my shirt kept sliding down to just barely covering "the girls." ARGH! Thank goodness everyone was looking down at the floor and the lights were dim!! Not my best moment!
I learned my lesson.... a few minutes of planning helps avoid a lot of ARGH!
Monday, December 03, 2012
I had just hit goal weight last week and then TOM started and brought with it the usual monthly ravenous appetite!
I kept up the two brisk walks on breaks at work each day last week. I forced myself to do two cardio spark people videos one night. I thought my body was going to kill me!
I had a Mexican dinner night with friends Friday night. I overdid it so when I got home at 8:30, instead of comfy clothes and the remote, I started a load of laundry, running up and down the stairs. I ran around the house straightening up till the laundry was done. I think I was falling asleep as I crawled into bed!
Saturday morning, I took the dog for a walk, then headed to the gym for my second session with a trainer. She put me through a few upper body weight machines for an hour. I thought "really I'm paying for this, I could do this myself."
Oh nay nay! No way would I make myself do bicep curls with the machine set to 30lbs!!! While my arms were trembling on the 3rd set and tears welled up in my eyes, I pictured people on The Biggest Loser and told myself this is worth it!
I had another dinner out with friends Saturday night so I got on the elliptical for 20 minutes, upping the usual intensity before I went out. I couldn't resist the chicken panini with a side of about 20-some tater tots!
When I got home about 9:00, I popped on a playlist with dance music and danced myself silly for 20 minutes! It's good hubby was working, he may have thought I was having an epileptic fit!
Sunday morning, I went for a 3 mile run and took less walking breaks than I did last week. I was jazzed. I got home thoroughly spent and completely soaked but my lab was anxiously waiting for a walk so I put on some dry clothes and got that done.
Sunday afternoon, my son met me for lunch and a little Christmas shopping. I had a turkey unwich at Jimmy John's before we hit several stores and more walking.
So lesson learned, I must keep moving several times a day to be successful. A body in motion stays in motion, a body at rest stays at rest!
And as The Baha Men sang... let your body move to the rhythm!
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