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Funeral Home

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

I drove past a funeral home tonight where there were a lot of parked cars out front. I had a macabre thought. What would be happening if I were the one right in there now being waked. What would be said,...she did not take care of herself, she was such a good person, she worked too much, she was funny, I am really going to miss her. Yes, likely all of those things, and more.

But who would really miss me? Immediate family? Sure. A few close friends, true, colleagues? maybe, but not anyone else there who I have been giving over control of my life for. I have been letting work make the decisions for my life. I have handed over the reins and said you dictate when I can come and go. Work is important to me. It pays the bills, but it should not cause this much stress where it has been the all consuming ruler of my life.

Where was I going when I drove past the funeral home? I was on my way to the gym, where I am have not been for over a month. Let me remind you, that it is HARD to go back when you have been away. Of course, it is just a mind trick that it matters that you have been away. Anytime you go back is a good thing.

Tonight, though felt extra good. I need to make myself feel better. Eventually, I will lose the weight, but for now I am just going to go to relieve the stress. It is important to make time to go. I felt worlds better just making my circulation get rolling again.

Just do something, anything. Be bold, make a move. You can do it!
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NICOLERZ 11/8/2013 9:05PM

    Congrats on going back to the gym. It is so hard to get started when you have been away from it for awhile.

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DIFROMWYOMING 11/8/2013 1:51PM

    Wonderful thoughts, Mar! emoticon

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DOODIE59 11/7/2013 10:26PM

    That is a very positive point -- exercising to alleviate stress is every bit as useful for improving your health -- Stress kills!
Way to go, girl! Back to the gym, for all the ways it will help you:)
Deirdre

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KEKEIKO 11/7/2013 9:09AM

    Nice blog. It's reality in your face. Life is really short. Some who take extra care of their health sometimes get a little longer here.

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/7/2013 8:42AM

    Nice reminder blog. Thanks!

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/7/2013 8:39AM

    A great point!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/7/2013 8:34AM

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MTNGRL 11/7/2013 6:40AM

    Some of us never get that 'wake up call' but yours came the night driving past the funeral home. Timing is everything and this time you are going to be on a roll, lose the stress and start living the life that was meant to be. Congrats for getting back to the gym!

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FRABBIT 11/6/2013 10:39PM

  Great job at heading back to the gym!

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WILDFLOWERMA 11/6/2013 10:21PM

    Very poignant thoughts here. Sounds like you plan to make yourself a priority. Good for you!

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CAROL_31649731 11/6/2013 10:21PM

    emoticon You've made a bold decision--to get back into the exercise routine. Good for you!!! You can do this! I, too, have had a "reprieve," you might call it. Not purposely . . . life gets in the way, you know. It's time now to get back down to business--serious exercise business. You and I both! Let's do this together! Good luck, my friend!
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DOVESEYES 11/6/2013 10:20PM

    Great work.
It is hard if you don't work you don't eat.:)

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