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Everything happens for a reason, even "bad" days...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Today is something I would have normally considered a bad day for eating. But right now, I don't feel that it was bad. I went about 200 calories over my max today. The impromptu bbq at work set me back at first, and then my late night craving got the best of me, but I only had a granola square. Not the worst thing in this house I could have gone to, for sure. And I felt satisfied after, so maybe I needed it. I exercised a lot this week.

What made this day really great was finding out that I motivated my neighbor to come to the gym with me. She felt so great after her workout. She said she's been depressed, and her doctor recently told her to exercise, but she was afraid to. Her words to me were, "I feel like God made me see you going out on your bike and going to the gym." It made me feel great. Her daughter and mine are great friends that play all the time, and now we can be friends and build a healthier life as well!

My take away from today is that even the "bad days" can turn out to be great, just in a different way than what you expect. I might have gone over calories, but I had a great workout session at the gym with a new friend. The fact that I inspired someone, even in my current shape, is a pretty good sign that I'm on the right track... Until next time....

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    That is the perfect quote for us! Chris
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