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Making me a priority

Saturday, February 02, 2013

The past 14 days have been quite the roller coaster of stress and joy. I've been so stressed as to have tummy issues and so proud as to feel like I am floating on air. I know, normal ups and downs of life, but I have made the decision that I need to focus more on the positive and more on keeping me healthy and happy, and less on the things that are out of control. Perhaps I am being a broken record here, but focusing on the negative has gotten me no where. Being and focusing on the positive has made a huge difference in the past 30 hours.

Yesterday afternoon I was paid a huge compliment by someone quite high up in our corporation. Not only did I get the compliment, she shared it with all of the other program chairs and my campus leadership. That alone made my day. My campus leadership acknowledged the compliment. The campus director even let me know that during the day she had several people comment on how well I am doing in my new role and, I'm paraphrasing a bit here, how awesome and amazing I am. How can that not totally make someones day. I need to bottle that feeling for other days when I feel less than positive.

Wed I did get some walking in. Yesterday I did not, but I made a point to do more walking around than sitting around. My pedometer said 53 steps at about 4pm. It lied.

Thurs I had acupuncture in the morning and a massage in the evening. How wonderful I felt about doing good things for me. I also ate food that was good for me. Even better! I made a point to track my food and relax a little bit.

Today I started my day by sleeping in. I got up, showered and put on some work out clothes. I went to the chiropractor and got adjusted and headed to the gym. Notice, I was wearing the work out clothes...so I had NO EXCUSE not to turn and to go the gym. I walked the track and did 19 minute mile time for 25 minutes. Right now I am working on shaking things up and not always doing the elliptical.

I went and got a few groceries and returned home. It was just 12:30. I had NOTHING else scheduled for the day and it was lovely. I spent some time downloading some new workout songs. One of the mini rewards I have been using is each time I work out in the month I get to download a new song for my work out mixes. Right now it is enough to motivate me. I did a little SP tracking and reading and such. I even took some advice and added taking my Metformin to my "other goals" to be tracked daily. Then I worked on my homework. I went to Cardio Kickboxing tonight and had a great work out. There was a short time when I felt nauseous and stepped out to sit in the bathroom for a moment. It passed and I went back to working out.

I am so proud of my accomplishments in the past 30 hours. While I know I can't always be the center of everything, I know I should remain a priority. If I don't take care of me, who will? And why would I give someone else the power to control me and my emotions like I have been?

The plan for tomorrow...go shopping for a piece of exercise equipment for home.

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ATTACKFATCAT 2/4/2013 2:23PM

    Sounds like you had a great couple of days! I'm glad you took some time to focus on yourself. emoticon

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KARENCRANER 2/4/2013 12:17PM

    Good work, Sparksister! From taking care of yourself, to focusing on the positive, to a variety of workouts . . . good work!!!

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POMATOJUICE 2/2/2013 9:15AM

    That's awesome! I'm glad to hear that your hard work& all that stress is paying off. I like your plan to focus on the positive. I need to do that a little more too, I think :)

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_MOBII_ 2/2/2013 9:12AM

    Congrats on your recognition at work! That would certainly make my day too! The rest of your day sound lovely as well, great job on focusing on the positive!

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