Another rainy day. I don't like rainy fall days. I don't mind the rain in the spring and summer, but in the fall, there are so few days left before the snow falls that I get a bit upset with rainy days. Not sure that makes any sense, but that's how I feel this morning. Two days in a row, of not getting outside for my nice long walks, two days in a row of dampness in the house, two days in a row of me feeling sorry for myself. So I guess today is the day to make a change in my attitude.
There are so many positive things happening in my life right now.
1. The kitchen remodel is going well
2. The Bowflex Tread climber was assembled yesterday and I was able to use it for the first time
3. I'm healthy
4. I'm in a great marriage
5. I retired at age 51
6. I have a great family
7. I am lucky enough to be able to play with my 4 year old granddaughter 3 days a week (although she's on vacation for another week...I haven't seen her in 9 days and counting :( )
8. I have enough of everything I need
9. We are financially ok
10. I have wonderful cyber friends who support me no matter what
Writing down the positives, sure makes the rain seem like a silly little bump in the road. The weather forecast shows rain for the next 5 days off and on. We are lucky though, it's just rain, it's not tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, or any other weather event that results in mass destruction, it's just rain. Snow will be here soon enough, but I don't mind the snow as much as I do the rain.
Rain rain go away, come again another day....
I am the only one who can do this for myself.
I make the choice of what I put in my mouth.
I make the choice to exercise daily.
I make the choice to have a positive frame of mind.
I make the choice to be healthy!
Goals for today:
~ read my mantra
~ 80 oz water
~ 17,000 steps
~ 25 flights of stairs
~ keep an open mind
~ journal every bite
~ smile at least once an hour
~ learn something new and remember what I learned
~ eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and as one snack today
~ laugh out loud today
~ focus on this lifestyle I have chosen for myself and don't sweat the small stuff