Fall feelings, fall activities, fall goals...

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Fall is here! I love the fall. I love the crisp air, I love wearing warm clothes, snuggling up with a good cup of cocoa and some warm blankets. I love the smell of the lit fireplaces in my neighborhood.

I am reminded of all I have to be grateful for. I am feeling MUCH better now that I am putting my passion and energy into POSITIVE people and POSITIVE goals. I am grateful to FINALLY be able to start appreciating my own worth. I have has some bad things happen to me in my life, but those things are not MY fault and they do not make ME a bad person. THOSE people are the bad ones, and they are not worth my time. Putting away that negative energy has helped me to be so much more successful on my weight loss journey. This week I am down another 1/2 a pound. Progress is progress!

This past week, I have been working on building up my tolerance for running. I recently took a jog down the Bob Jones Bike Trail. It is quite a lovely trail I have been on over the years. The avid bicyclists on SP would appreciate the fact that the trail is paved quite nicely with a nice yellow line to HOPEFULLY keep people on their appropriate sides. Now if we could just get the walkers to be a bit more aware and courteous..... but I digress. The trail is not very long, about 5 miles. However, it is VERY pretty and ends at a local beach that is worth the ride. Working out on this path doesn't feel like a workout at all to me.

My goals for November are simple: I just need to keep working on me. Walking, running, eating well, making myself a priority. No one else is going to do it for me. I am looking forward to taking the week of Thanksgiving off! I know I will still be cooking and baking and all the other "holiday" stuff, but it sounds WONDERFUL to be able to do it at my own pace and not around my crazy work/life schedule!

My goal for this week is simply to make it through tomorrow afternoon. I am fighting off a virus, and if I can just make it through work today and 4 hours tomorrow, then I will have 3 1/2 days to recover. It's the little things....
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    Well sounds like things are lookin up! The pics are Oh So Pretty! Wish I had a nearby trail like that. Id be there everyday. Hope the virus goes away soon.
    2747 days ago
    SUPER goals for yourself!!

    Trails like these are such TREASURES and need to be championed by our communities and if possible to promote MORE trails too! It's always helpful to let our politicians know how much we value these wonderful additions to our community!

    2748 days ago
    What a beautiful place to bike and walk! Hope you feel better quickly and emoticon on focusing on the positive and clearing out the negative. Negative people can just suck the life right out of you.
    2748 days ago
    Sorry to hear you're feeling ill. Hopefully tomorrow will pass quickly and you'll get your 3 1/2 days and be able to enjoy it.
    The trail looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pic's.
    2748 days ago
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