Focusing on the Negative
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Like so many people I tend to focus on the negative...of EVERYTHING. I hate this, I hate that, blah blah. In particular I've really been focusing on a lot of negative rumors and gossip recently at work. It's really stressing me out! I work with a lot of gossipy office ladies (ugh) so I'm not sure I can avoid it completely. What I have been doing is keeping to my small little crew of trustworthy folk or just keeping completely to myself. Our companys Weight Race is starting soon, naturally I'm my teams captain (thanks to Spark). I noticed no matter how negative I'm feeling once I get on SP I always feel more positive. I was thinking this morning, admist all this negativity here, why I don't I turn this Weight Race into something seriously positive? If I can't turn it positive for my team, at least I can do it for myself. I've been working on these 10lbs for a long time, how awesome would it be to lose it now? I've turned into a negative person at times here, this would be a great opportunity to turn that negative focus around.
I've finally been feeling better so I went back to the gym for C25K last night. Man was it packed there. I did 3 miles on the treadmill at just over 50 minutes (including a cool down). I was really surprised that I got 3 miles done in just over 45 min, I only ran for 15 minutes total. I guess I walked quickly! During the running portions I tried to run a little faster than usual, I think the fastest I did was 5.4 or 5.5. I didn't really notice much change so this should not be hard to stick with. I'm also trying to walk my dogs more. Tux has been having some issues (won't get in to details) and I think it's stemming from less exercise, poor baby! Last year at this time I walked him everyday. Now with my shift change at work and having 2 dogs (what great excuses ugh) they're lucky to get one walk a week. This change will be great for me and great for my furry babies too!
Today I have a follow up appt with my neurologist about migraines. They've gotten better but I think the medication I'm taking is messing with my vision, ah! Time to try something else? We'll see!