Saturday, May 10, 2008
I just finished week 2 day 3 of the C25K program. I'm feeling so good about myself that I was able to do week 2 without any problems. Week 3 is a bit intimidating for me, so I may repeat week 2 next week, but I'll decide that on Monday.
I'm making progress (slowly) and I'm seeing changes in my body, as well as having more energy.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
My blog today is written in memory of the love and happiness Nick brought to KarMa and Kar during his time with them. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Well, tonight I did it. I completed week 1 day 1 of the C25K running training program. And it felt good. I felt all the tension of my day slipping away as I jogged. It was nice. Tomorrow I will do my regular walking, then Friday week 1 day 1.
Hopefully this will jump start my weight loss, and help me to start having more energy and feeling less tired.
Monday, April 28, 2008
I've had a rough few days. I'm tired, weak, and scared. I tried to walk, but couldn't do nearly as much as I wanted. So here I am reading through some of my blog entries, to find some encouragement and inspiration.
Some positives from my day--I walked at lunchtime, in the rain, no complaints because we desperately needed rain here. I got through a tense day and somehow fought off the urge to get stressed.
I'll be okay. I will get some sleep and try again tomorrow. I'm still tired, weak, and scared, but I'm encouraged and inspired to start another day and try over again. I know I can do that--just one day at a time, that's all I can ask.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I recognize that I am a perfectionist, which is not necessarily a good quality. I also realize that I am never going to attain perfection in my body, and thatís okay. I accept that I will never be a supermodel, but I can aspire to be the best ME I can be. I will work to improve the things within my control, my fitness level, my weight, my attitude. And I will not try to change, only to accept, the things that are outside of my control.
I have imperfections, some inherited, some acquired, that make me the person I am today. Iíll never beauty queen beautiful, but I often wonder if any of my features resemble that of my birth parents or half siblings, all of whom I will never know. I have a scar above my nose from when I had chicken pox at the age of 21, six months before my wedding. That scar will always remind me of how well my husband (then fiancť) visited, cared for, and made me laugh when I was so sick. My teeth arenít perfect, my nose could be cuter, I could be tallerÖbut if that were different, wouldnít I still see something about myself that isnít perfect? Each one of my imperfections is a stitch in the tapestry of my life.
I am not perfect. But I am a kind, compassionate, gentle soul. And I can celebrate my imperfections because they are part of what makes me phenomenal.
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