Monday, October 17, 2011
It's my word of the day. It's just been a totally frustrating day...which I guess should come as no surprise, since it's Monday. I dropped my phone this morning, for the 286th time...and apparently the warranty runs out after 285, because this time, it broke. GAH! It would be less of a problem if it weren't for the fact that clients reach me on that phone. Sooooo...I spent an unscheduled 30+ at my local cell phone store and left with...TA DA....a still broken phone. Yeesh. Hopefully it will all be dealt with tomorrow, but in the meantime, I've pulled the card and put it in an old phone, and it's helping me remember why I upgraded in the first place.
Aside from that, there have been a series of minor annoyances today, and dinner didn't happen til 7:30 tonight, which is a big deal when you consider my body is use to eating at 6. However, the good news of the day is, even with the annoyances and frustration, I took care of myself. I didn't stress eat..AND I got my exercise in(granted, I did it before I dropped the phone, but it still counts!) I'm starting to get the hang of this stuff :)
Sunday, October 16, 2011
We ran again this morning. Getting started is soooo hard! I spend the first 10 minutes or so fighting the voices in my head that are telling me to give up, that I don't have to go as far as I'm trying to go, that walking is just as good as running, and easier..etc. It tak
es real work to shut those darn voices up! I'm finding more and more incentive to do it though, because I am getting addicted to the feeling AFTER I run. That amazing, awesome, "I CAN DO ANYTHING!" feeling. I haven't had that feeling in way too long.
Starting to think there is at least a half marathon in my future, and I really thought I was done with that 6 years ago :)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Today I hula hooped on top of the world.
Okay, okay...it was really only on top of hill, but it felt like I was on top of the world. The sun was shining, there were big fluffy clouds in a blue sky the wind was blowing, and leaves were swirling and dancing. I was there with my hoop and one of my best friends, and it was bliss.
I love being active :)
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
No matter how small or inconsequential something may seem to you, it could be a really important thing to someone else.
I'm not sure why this popped into my head this morning, but it did, and I've been thinking about it all day. I had a conversation with my best friend not to long ago, and I was telling her about something that she told me a long time ago, that's stuck with me and gotten me through a lot of tough times, and guess what? She doesn't remember saying it! LOL! She remembers the day, and a lot of details of that day..but not that statement.
I think that words can stick with a person, good or bad. I've had a lot of words that have been said to me, that are hard to let go of because of their negativity. It's so much easier, for whatever reason, to believe the bad that others say than the good. My mother, and my exhusband, both worked to convince me of my own lack of worth, and now..years later...I still have their words stuck in my head. I'm working darn hard to quiet the negative, and concentrate on the positive, but it's tough. I think though, if I asked either of them(not that I plan to) but they'd deny ever saying the words....and they probably don't even remember them. They're negative people...full of negative words...so many that they don't remember them all.
I want to be the opposite of them. I want to work to lift people up, give them positive influence whenever possible. If my words stick with someone, I want it to be because they help them through..not make them struggle more.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I can do ANYTHING!
I went for a run this morning, and even though it wasn't a fast run, or a terribly far run...I RAN THE WHOLE THING! This is the first time in years that I could do that! I am so happy...and i feel amazing! My hips didn't tighten up...my knees feel good...AWESOME!
There's another 5k in my future, at the end of the month. I wonder if I could possibly run the whole thing this time? Wait...I can! I can do anything I set my mind too!
BTW, to those of you that responded to my blog yesterday and said you've never had a professional massage? DO IT! Seriously...do it. ASAP! You'll be glad you did. There are health benefits beyond the obvious. Not only will it help with your stress level (which, btw, stress can actually make you gain weight, in case you didn't know that) it can help with many other issues....sinus....back pain...even depression. As if that weren't enough...masssage can even keep you from getting sick during cold and flu season. REALLY! It affects your lymphatic system, and helps your immunity. Go...now...make a massage appointment...you'll be glad you did. Then come back and tell me about it..k?
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