There were so many this week. It's been another one of those weeks where I let stuff swirling around in my head pull me down. I feel like I've been surrounded by death and illness for several months and I can't help but wonder "when is it my turn?"
Two days ago, there was a small-plane crash near my house. The pilot's wife died at the scene. The pilot died later. That really put my bad day into perspective. No matter how bad your day is, someone always has it worse.
Activity was pretty nil this week and mindful eating was just so so. I enjoyed a HUGE hunk of chocolate cake on my birthday. Chocolate really does help the mood. But so does exercise and you don't get that heavy slug feeling after exercise like you do after a HUGE piece of cake. So there ya go.
Yesterday I attended yet another work-related funeral. We all came back to work afterward but how useless we all felt! I posted on my status that I was so done for the day. I read some blogs and got a little inspiration. Where would I be without spark friends?!
On the way home from work yesterday, I asked myself how I would respond to my spark friends if they were feeling this way. I gave myself a firm talking to ala Cher in Moonstruck and mentally slapped myself on the back of my head and yelled "Snap out of it!" By the way, if I send a virtual slap on the head to you and tell you to snap out of it, it is with much love!
When I got home, I went for a three-mile run, then walked the dog her 20 minutes then did some plank work. I showered, had a bite to eat, posted a challenge on the One Day Challenge team and THEN I was done.
So I will get through the challenges of today and then I will run the Chicago Crosstown Classic 10K tomorrow with my daughter and enjoy a relaxing Sunday with DH and the Bears game.
I will become one with my nutrition and goals trackers as well this weekend. I will make the Monday version of myself proud of the weekend version of myself!
I hope everyone is having a positive day and if not, fake it till you make it! Let's ROCK the weekend.
I leave you with a song from my playlist that gave me a boost to keep running yesterday. 25 Miles by Edwin Starr. Turn it up and get moving....