Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Points of gratitude:
1. I have seen dozens of interpretations of the "over the hill" birthday recognized at work. You know the ones, the black crepe paper, the number dangling, the confetti. I'm very grateful they *didn't* do it to me.
2. Of course it helped that I went on vacation over my birthday and didn't come back 'til nearly a week later. I am grateful that the gang celebrated what I *did* with/on that trip (which you all already know about).
Point of success: Yesterday's pep talk was just what I needed. I did everything except for 7... and I was close. But I hung around to show off the finisher's medal to a couple of folks who are my work cheerleaders.
Point of determination: Figuring out my own personal "line in the sand" to get me through December... yes, it's only three days away. And we all know that December is full of busy-ness, temptation, and not so full of daylight!
I know my line in the sand includes my stress-buster walking breaks at work. I know it includes three short strength training sessions a week to start. And some runs, just to keep from losing that aspect of fitness. How many, how often... TBD.
But there also has to be room for the rest of life: you know the stuff. Decorating for the holiday... will I or won't I? Making SOME time to see my in-town family. And of course, dealing with whatever white stuff falls from the sky.
Today WILL be a great day. No matter what, I shall live in it! And LIFE is good. Spark on!