Ask and you shall get so excited!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
My job IS to get healthy
Day 8 Ask and you shall get so excited! (Tuesday)
Tuesday was a mixed up, good day, wonderful day, awful day, and I am not going to let the awful kick me in the pants. Nope, no way, not going to go there. I am going to focus on the wonderful right here, because I am just so excited!
I woke up with thoughts that have been permeating my brain from the Big Tent group I am in for Jonathan Roche's no excuses weight loss. He always says that weight loss starts between the ears. It is true.
You have to have the right attitude to work this thing. So I am working on adjusting the knobs on that attitude thing, and fine tuning my point of view.
I woke up with the thoughts brought up by the boot camp - Getting healthy vs. losing weight. I think I get it. As much as I really truly want to lose weight, and I do, I do, I do, my focus needs to be on getting healthy (and because of this blog series I am writing, it is.) This is my reinforcement, my personal positive reinforcement to myself.
Each morning I get up and wonder what my mission will be on this journey for the day before me ~ My Job IS to get healthy. I lay in bed and thought about what my focus would be Tuesday morning - Tuesday's thought started out as Getting healthy vs. losing weight, but evolved into something much more exciting.
First, a check that was in the mail arrived, so when my son came home I asked him to be my chauffeur and take me to the bank and grocery store. How is that for turnabout? Fair play, eh? At the grocery store I had determined that one of my downfalls since this summer was not having much fresh fruit to drool over, so I bought bananas, splurged on a little thing of blueberries, and ah'ed over the lovely plump USA grown green seedless grapes, as well as snack stuff - healthy stuff my teen actually likes.
When my husband got up, after I returned home, I asked him if he had found out about the concert tickets I have been asking him about (for months). He hadn't. The concert is Wednesday night. Now, I do not pull the tearful wife ploy, I really don't, but I was near to tears, because I really truly want to go to this concert. I felt like I was being a pampered spoiled brat, but I really wanted to go. So, he called, and found out that the only seats left were singles. My jaw dropped. He saw the sadness all over me. We couldn't find any two together, and I really wanted to cry. I have only asked him about whether there were discount tickets since September.
Then he decided to call someone at work to find out if they knew of anyone at the venue who might have tickets. The only person he thought to call was another supervisor that doesn't even work his shift. When hubby asked him, the guy went "Ha!" Now hubby's jaw dropped. It just so happened that the said guy's daughter had tickets, but now her family could not go. So a few phone calls later, we have tickets, and not just for us, but our son and two guests. I am so stoked!
Wednesday night we will go see - hear - experience Trans-siberian orchestra!
I am not crying now. I am grateful. Woo hoo.
Ask and you shall receive and you shall get so excited too.