Wednesday, September 02, 2009
It's amazing how far I've come when it comes to NOT sweating the small stuff in life. I see my new reactions (or non-reactions) to things that used to urk me to no end and now I just shrug them off or deal with them in a positive way (using a calm voice and staying in control). What a great feeling of accomplishment that is in itself. Yesterday a colleague made a comment about how I always 'had a smile on my face'... which was not always the case. So nice to hear!
As for the weight issues, well I'm not letting it get to me this week as I know I'm bloated with TOM approaching. I know that I will reach my goals.
Elizabeth commented on my blog yesterday asking what I was going to do differently in September ... perhaps to move things along. Well I know my reality means that next weekend will be a huge party/celebration. But I have a week until we get there. So from here to then... as I leave next Thursday, I plan on getting back to a routine. It seems I've stopped my morning workouts to keep up with all my e-mails, blogs, team posts... but I'm ok with that. It means I now have to make use of the time after work to do activities with the girls and/or to make use of my newly setup workout room with my DVDs (as I have the TV there). I've only used it once since it's been setup - how shameful!!!
I really want to increase my weight training to concentrate on toning up and building more muscle mass. Being over 40 and reading articles lately, I know how important this is in the ever constant fight with our slowing metabolism. I know it CAN be done because I have some great role models on here (Caz you are one of my most inspirational ladies!! But there are so many fellow SP that are making Fit over Forty a common word - I am joining you there ladies!!)
We're experiencing some great weather finally and I'm taking advantage with my lunch hour walks. I have lunch 'dates' for Thursday with colleagues and Friday with my boss as she was in meetings on Thursday so 2 lunches for my b-day - what a treat! I wasn't expecting anything but with the nice weather, it will be nice to get out and enjoy and in great company at that!
My friend will not be able to meet up with me on the 19th as we had planned but other things have come up so we'll be busy nonetheless. I joked and said hope we get to re-connect before the year is out. I am amazed at how each of my weekends this month are busy... I have to be sure to include studying time in there too for my certification exam beginning of November... it starts this weekend!!! and then plans for daily.
Well, time to get ready for the day to roll - chicken breast almost out of the oven and lunches to be made.
Wishing everyone a Wicked Wednesday!! Keep on SParking!! And don't forget... Don't Sweat the SMALL Stuff when there is beauty all around you!!