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Friday, September 27, 2013

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....

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    I must say this, in contrast to the snap out of it idea. Sometimes life is sad and hard. What kind of person sees people die and doesn't get a bit low? I know we need to go on, move on and that you did the best you could with tough emotions and came out feeling better.

    My dad used to say, "it's all part of life." While we continue to seek joy, energy and happiness, I think the sad parts make us more complete.

    Hope this doesn't sound like a lecture!!! Just wanted to vote for feeling all we feel and expressing the point of view none of our feelings are bad. emoticon
    1695 days ago
    hope your chocolate cake was great, Happy Birthday, and yes, if you can fake it long enough it kind of makes me think things are ok,
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  • SUGAR0814
    Have a great run tomorrow & happy birthday!! emoticon
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  • --DEBY--
    Yes Faking it till making it (manifesting)

    Wishing you an AWEsome Weekend
    1697 days ago
    Fake it till you make it! I like that!
    Happy Birthday! I hope you really enjoyed the chocolate cake.
    Good luck with the 10k!
    1697 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/27/2013 4:14:57 PM
    I agree with you that exercise is a wonderful boost and mood lifter. As for the rest, we all have those days where things are not that great and then suddenly there is a perfect day and that "top of the world feeling" is awesome, so we keep going. Happy belated birthday wishes for you. By now you have burned off the cake! I love celebrating birthdays, especially mine as it confirms that I an still here and going strong. What about you?
    1697 days ago
  • DELIA38961
    you have always encouraged me to keep going which is the reason I haven't given up yet so at any point and time you feel I need a virtual slap , then plz feel free to slap away emoticon good luck on your 10k tomorrow emoticon
    1697 days ago
    Feel free to give me a virtual "snap out of it" head slap any time you see I need it!

    It's hard not to think about life or let us get us down when people around us are ill or pass away. I take some sort of comfort (for lack of a better word coming to mind) in feeling that it's important to have these reminders for perspective. It gives me a chance to reassess and make changes before it is too late.

    Have a great weekend! Good luck with your race! And on to a wonderful Monday!
    1697 days ago
    What's with us this week?! The weather has been beautiful so we can't blame it on that. Must have something to do with the underlying currents season changes.

    BTW - I didn't see a "Slap On The Back Of The Head" Spark Goodie or I would have given you one - emoticon

    Good Luck on you 10K tomorrow.
    1698 days ago
  • EJB2801
    Life can change so quickly. It helps me to remember that the good times are there to sustain us. While they can be fleeting, what we learn from them is that it is good and right to enjoy and celebrate these times and even to work at creating them. I am a natural worrier and rather easily negative. I have wasted some potential good times with this tendency. I think I have learned the hard way not to squander the plusses by expecting - and maybe even dwelling on - the minuses. Hopefully I will be passing along better habits to my children. Thanks for the song!!!
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    Enjoy the CrossTown. Have fun today. Yes life is short but it can be beautiful.
    1698 days ago
    Love your trees. Becoming one with the nutrition and goal trackers is a great image and good strategy. Sorry about the losses around you, it does bring up too close how fragile is life. So go out and enjoy
    1698 days ago
    One of the quotes on my vision board is "You Are One Run Away From a Good Mood." I always feel better after a run. You are doing great. Good luck on your 10K tomorrow!
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