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Taking Care of Myself - Takes Care of A Lot More Than Just Me.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

As my feet hit the pavement yesterday, I realized that I was hitting mile #3 - on 4 hours of sleep. My daughter has been up at night a lot lately - and I have been sleeping on her floor or up trying to console her.

If I hadn't been taking care of myself - there is NO WAY I would have been able to run yesterday on such little sleep. If I hadn't been taking care of myself - my attitude would have absolutely sucked and I would have been miserable to be around.

But, because I am taking care of myself, minor set-backs are just that - Minor. And I can fight through them without even realizing it.

Taking care of myself also helps me take care of my kiddies and everything else that needs to get done every day.

Taking care of myself might take a couple more minutes out of my day - but it gives a whole lot more back.

  
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OLSONRAC 7/30/2011 12:22PM

    I applaud your attitude, and also your running!! I am not a runner, I wish that I enjoyed it but it makes me hate exercising haha. Eventually I hope to enjoy it at some point, possibly when I am smaller, we shall see. Keep up the great work, you are right taking care of ourselves takes care of a lot more than just us! GREAT JOB!! emoticon

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TEMEKA97 7/27/2011 10:20AM

    Great attitude!

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Yes I need running shoes...I am a runner if I run 2 blocks or 2 miles.

Monday, July 25, 2011

I need a new pair of shoes.

I need running shoes.

I am a runner.

Well, I'm sort of a runner. I don't run a lot yet. But I want to. And what am I waiting for?

What is the line I need to cross to be considered a runner who is in need of running shoes?

I used to think - I'll get nice, new running shoes when I can do a 5K consistently. I'll invest in the right shoes when I run more than once and a while.

Now I need to think - the line I need to cross - to consider myself a runner is the threshold of my front door.

I am a runner if I run. I am a runner if I run 2 blocks or 2 miles. I am worth a decent pair of shoes if I try. Because, if I try - I will succeed. I am worth a try. I am worth the shoes to help me try.

  
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SHYHARLEYGIRL 7/26/2011 8:33AM

    Start off on the right foot and make sure it has the right equipment on it. You are very much worth the cost of a pair of good running shoes.

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JENNIFER_67 7/25/2011 7:34PM

    Good running shoes make a huge difference. You deserve them!!

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FOXXYROXXYD 7/25/2011 5:17PM

    Right on! Running shoes make all the difference whether it is 2 blocks, 2 miles or a 5K! Rock it!

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JANEPARKER7 7/25/2011 4:43PM

  I tried running in regular gym shoes, and started having knee problems within the first week -- which went away when I bought a pair of real running shoes and started running in them instead. So it's worth the investment!

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TRIGFROST 7/25/2011 4:31PM

    emoticon emoticon...OK!

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 7/25/2011 4:21PM

    Have fun shopping for your new running shoes!

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I love Cardio-Fests!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My cheeks are red.

My heart feels great.

My body feels thoroughly worked and energized.

I love cardio-fests.

I love 30 minutes of butt-kicking intervals and heart-rate challenging cardio.

I love feeling like I did something and feeling the power and energy that comes from it.

I love cardio-fests.

I love the way exercise changes my attitude.

I love how productive I am right now.

I love my outlook and mindest!

I love cardio-fests!

  


Scale Hasn't Moved Much...but this is OK.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

For the first time in my life - I am realizing how important it is to consider how I feel - and my level of fitness - rather than the numbers on the scale.

I haven't lost much weight - according to the scale.

But I have had a cardio-fest 3/week for 5 weeks - and am on day 21 of 10 minutes per day!

I have tried to track my food and have been very "good" about what I am eating, though I could be better.

I have lost inches.

I feel stronger.

My knees don't make any noise while descending the stairs anymore.

I'm wearing clothes that I haven't in a while.

I feel great!

I sleep well!

But the scale hasn't moved much.

And this is OK.

I have to convince myself that this is OK. I have to recognize and understand that this is OK. I have to know and believe that this is OK.

There are so many other things about me that are better, healthier, stronger. And this is more than OK.

  
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TKTMTA 7/20/2011 11:19AM

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Make every minute - of every day - count. Fill every moment with things that matter.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I was just alerted to the third death of someone close to me - in 3 weeks.

This weekend I will attend the 3rd funeral in 3 weeks.

Yes, my husband is a funeral director. Yes, death is a part of our life every day, all the time.

But it has never been so close.

Each of these people valiently battled cancer. Each of them lived a good life. Each of them needed more time.

I have the time. I have the minutes, the days, the moments to make them count.

I have the strength and the clarity of mind to make them matter.

Perhaps this is God's way of offering a very stern, loud, agonizing wake-up call that I need to keep my commitment to my health and wellbeing. Maybe he's telling me that life matters and that he has given us a gift and we shouldn't squander it by polluting ourselves and wasting our time on stupid, mundane stuff.

Funeral Lesson 1/3 taught us that our bodies were merely tents while we lived on earth. We know tents are temporary, vulnerable and the better care we take of them, the longer they last.

As I listened to funeral message 2/3 on Saturday, it struck me that I have a choice in how I live out this life and I can do it in a body that is out-of-shape, too heavy and filled with junk. Or, I can do it in a way that enables me to take advantage of every opportunity and see every moment with a clear view.

Funeral message 3/3 will, I predict, confirm that life is too short, especially for someone who passes when they are not even 40 - as it did this morning. Message 3/3 will hit it home.

Make it count people - you have the time. You have the opportunity. It's not over for you - or me.

  
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CLAYARTIST 7/12/2011 2:37PM

  THANK YOU!

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