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Focused.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I feel a bit drained this week. Luckily I have a long weekend ahead. Despite feeling down, I have made sure to get outside and go for walks. Today I ran/walked for 2.5miles and felt better afterwards. I also ate a really healthy dinner. Poached egg, thin bagel, turkey sausage links and cup of mixed berries. Hopefully putting this healthy food into my body will also increase my overall welllness.

Things I was proud of today:
Noticing the weight loss in my face.
Being able to make it 2.5 miles at an increased overall average pace.
Focusing on my overall health instead of the negative.

Things I am thankful for:
Tomorrow is my last day of this work week!
Warm weather this week so that I was able to walk/run outside!
All the encouraging comments that you guys have been leaving. Its very motivating.

  
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PEPPYPATTI 10/25/2012 6:50PM

    Way to go! Love your positives! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOLAINSC 10/25/2012 11:54AM

    “We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware – beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.” Kent Nerburn

Sometimes we mislabel our "small" pleasures, "small" gratitudes, "small" victories and and by judging them through the eyes of others, we fail to recognize them as the masterpieces of grace that they truly are. Let your spirit celebrate each of these beautiful victories as if you had just won an Olympic medal. For you, personally, they may represent an even greater accomplishment than that. If after yesterday's battles, you can still open your heart to welcome God's tender mercies anew every morning, you have experienced a victory that outshines the conquest of Mt. Everest.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/24/2012 8:57PM

    It's great that you made time for your walking. Keep on sparking!

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SHEYLANGEL22 10/24/2012 8:26PM

    emoticon emoticon keep it up emoticon

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YOGAWITCH 10/24/2012 8:25PM

    Thanks for your post reminding me of things I am grateful for too.

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Rough day

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I had a rough day today. I definitely need some time off work. I plan on taking it soon. It's crazy how I love what I do SO muh but the actual environment has such a negative impact on me.

I cried a little today and felt overall a little depressed. However I left work and went for a forty minute walk. My friends son ran after me so ingot to visit with him a bit. He just started pre school so he was super excited to tell me. His enthusiasm brightened my mood a bit. Then my best friend called me to invite me to hang out and tell me about his new girlfriend and I felt good about that! Next thing I know, it was 40 minutes into the walk and I felt so much better.

I had dinner and then randy went for another walk.

Things I'm proud of today:
Increasing my fitness minutes as a way to combat upsetting emotions.

Things that thankful for:
Randy-walking with me and being supportive
The cat-he's becoming quite the lap cat
Being fit enough to walk my blues away
My spark friends - you guys are awesome!
Being granted pto lol :)

  
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LRSILVER 10/24/2012 4:33AM

    Glad you were able to use exercise to help you feel better. Great job. Hope today is better.




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PEPPYPATTI 10/24/2012 1:09AM

    Sometimes you just need to cry. And a good walk does not hurt either-lol. I find when I am stressed I have to move. That is good that Randy is being supportive of you & walking together!
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Know My Self Worth

Monday, October 22, 2012

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Today I learned that I am probably in the process of being screwed out of something that I want at my work. I don't want to go into further details but its very disappointing. However, it has helped me see that the thing that I want might not be something I necessarily want after all.

I am lucky to have the job I have and work with the people that I work with. I am great at what I do and have a supportive boss. So I will not let it get me down.

I know who I am and that person is awesome and more than deserving. I am someone who hasn't compromised her morals or beliefs during my climb of the corporate ladder or in life in general. I have always been true to myself and will always be true to myself.

I have focused my energy on myself today especially after hearing this news because like I said, I am worth it. So I should show my body that I mean it.

Things I'm thankful for:
My boss who respects me.
My unwavering sense of self/purpose today..
My own self respect.
My family.
My cat who gave me lots of snuggles after work today.

Things I'm proud of today:
I did not let the negativity impact my food choices or my choice to incorporate fitness into my routine today.
I'm proud that I have persevered through challenges and can still remain positive.

  
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/23/2012 7:07AM

    Strong words for a strong person

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LRSILVER 10/22/2012 11:31PM

    That is so strong. It is so easy to overeat when stressed. You are worth it!

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Quick Update

Sunday, October 21, 2012

HOME SWEET HOME!!!! Going away this week has made me really appreciate coming back home. I was in Toledo OH for a majority of this week, came back friday night, worked, then drove to Oxford MI to hangout with family.

I had a nice time and got to spend time with my nephew, but I have definitely lost a lot of sleep this week. I'm feeling better, but still exhausted. I plan on catching up on some ZzzZZZZ's to ensure that I don't get run down.

Things I'm Proud of Today:
Making healthy eating choices when tons of bad choices have been available
Getting right back in my "routine" of eating well and exercising when I got home.

Things I'm thankful for:
Being home.
My cat who warmed my lap and kept me company while I "sparked" tonight.
Randy for going for a walk with me tonight despite him being exhausted.

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 10/21/2012 10:51PM

    There's no place like home....

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/21/2012 8:31PM

    glad to hear you are feeling better and had a good day!!!

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Still fighting a bug...

Friday, October 19, 2012

My body feels very weak and exhausted. This has been a long week and I still have to work tomorrow, then drive to my aunt's for her party. *sigh* Sunday can't come soon enough.

Thing's I was proud of today:
Making it to work after puking and little rest last night.
Persevering despite little rest, away from home and illness.
Getting 10 minutes of fitness in despite all the craziness.

Things I'm thankful for today:
Being back home and getting to sleep in my bed soon.
Seeing my family.

  
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PEPPYPATTI 10/20/2012 4:30PM

    Sounds like you have the bug that is going around. My son brought it home last night-isn't he sweet=lol I sure hope you get to feeling better. Between your trip & the bug you need a good rest!
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/20/2012 3:58PM

    way to go!!

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CANDOK1260 10/20/2012 11:21AM

    emoticon I AM PROUD OF YOU GETTING YOUR 10 MIN IN TOO

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1LIFE4ME 10/20/2012 2:57AM

    emoticon awesome for keeping your spirits up:) hope your feeling better soon!

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JUDYHELP 10/19/2012 11:00PM

  emoticon hope you get to feeling better soon. Judy emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 10/19/2012 10:55PM

    feel better!

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