Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Well I did it: a second round on my treadmill last night to "make up" for missing my cardio on my "who pulled the plug" Sunday...lol!
PLUS I got right up to nail my cardio and strength-building this morning.
As I've been working on all of this, recognizing my need to jealously guard my sleep, along with my struggles doing cross country skiing downhill I realized the common denominator between all of this has been to somehow maintain better BALANCE...
Between doing for others / doing for myself
Between time for work / family / friends
Between being critical of myself / praising of myself
Between moving forward and learning from the past
Between acceptance of others / acceptance of myself
A member of my group therapy "graduated" a while back and as a parting gift she passed around a bag of smooth "worry stones" for each of us to pick. We reached into the bag and chose our stone and there was a word imprinted on the stone. My stone had the word "balance" on it...the symbol of Libra, my sun-sign...always able to see and weigh both sides to everything...except somewhere along the way I developed blinders for myself and have too often found it all too easy to lose myself in relation to my sense of being there for others.
My focus on physical health has been one way that I strive to "be there" for ME! I know there are other ways for me to "be there" for myself as well and I continue to work on them step by step.