Today I realized I need to stop complaining about things that are wrong and aren't going my way and start remembering my blessings.
I have things most people pray for everyday, food, a good job, roof over my head, a car, etc....
I decided to make a list of the 4 things I am thankful for today...
1) my cousin- she is there to listen, never judges, never gives unwanted opinions, gives her opinion when i ask for it, is a amazing and genuine person. and I have dinner date with her this week- I am counting the hours :)
2) my dad- he is there, and I say that because some dads aren't! Some people don't have a dad that they can call 24/7 if they need help. I am blessed and i do.
3) coffee- yea i know what you are thinking. But coffee is my outlet. Its healthier than comfort foods, it warms my body/soul, it can be sweet or bold, and it doesn't ask questions :)
4) the weather today. Not hot, not cold, a little foggy and dreary, but its oddly comforting.
My boss and I were talking/complaining about how our members have been going backwards with their workouts lately. They whine and try to take the the "easy" route in our group exercise classes. Whats up with that!!??
You should push yourself. Especially if you have trainers like us pushing you. If we say to hold something for 10 more seconds.. hold it. It's ONLY ten seconds.
I have always felt that when you don't, when you tell yourself you can't, then that's how you view EVERYTHING in life.
You give up when you are so close.
Keep pushing yourself. Instead of saying .."we still have ten seconds!?" Wipe that thought out and tell yourself "YOUR ALMOST THERE ONLY TEN SECONDS LEFT!"
I promise you will finish feeling even more accomplished then you thought you could.
Today has felt like it will never end. I didnt sleep more than 4 hours last night. I couldn't sleep. I did finish a book in two days- Safe Haven. I want to see the movie and was determined to finish the book first.
I am mid-way through the first Hunger Games book- my boss is forcing me to read it :)
I can't get the newer Rhianna song out of my head- Stay.
I am, or I should be driving to teach spin as we speak, but I felt like writing a short blog first to clear my mind a little.
I found a bug in my cup of tea last night. That flew all over me I HATE my apartments. Can they not just get rid of those nasty suckers!? I am more determined to move now that I have been in a while. I need a new start. I need a coffee.. yea. a huge coffee!!!!! And a couple days off for a vacation, a beach the water, the sand I NEED IT and my cruise isn't for 8 more months :(
OK rambled enough. I have got to hurry to class now :)
“In the Bible, the Christian life course has been compared to a race. The apostle Paul called this point to the attention of his fellow Christians in ancient Corinth in his first letter to them. He wrote: “Do you not know that the runners in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may attain it.” (1 Cor. 9:24) Was Paul saying that only one of those Christians would gain the prize of life and all the rest would run in vain? Of course not! Runners in the competitions trained and exerted themselves rigorously with the goal of becoming the winner. Paul wanted his fellow Christians to exert themselves that way in their quest for everlasting life. Doing so, they could hope to gain the prize of life. Yes, in the Christian race, all who finish win that prize. And the prize is beyond compare.”
Today is a rough day. (and yes i am writing this at 10 am... still early!)
I feel like i have been dragged through the mud. You can usually tell when someone isn’t being honest with you and that is how i feel today. I HATE dishonesty with all my being. I know everyone tells little white lies, I get that. I am not saying that is right. But at some point we all do it. We are all flawed.
But to straight up lie to someone. That is hurtful. And whats worse is when you know someone is hiding something and they won’t fess up to it and it affects you, how you feel, and i feel like crap.
I am trying to focus my thoughts on other things and not let it ruin my day...easier said than done. Today’s scripture from my daily text talks about life being a race. This really makes me think of how people always say “i’ll get to it tomorrow, the world isn’t ending tomorrow” and that bugs me. If its important do it today. You make not be here on this earth tomorrow. DO IT TODAY. Make today worth it. You want forgiveness, ask for it, don’t assume you will get it later.
(Today is a venting day in case you didn’t notice)
Why is it that we always get sick at the most inconvenient times!?
I was great on Monday. Doubled up my workout and everything. Then BAM last night hit me like a ton of bricks. I think I managed to get through work and when I got home i was done. I forced myself to work today, hoping it would fade.
It is only getting worse. Headache, muscle aches, jaw is tight, and just plain crappy feeling.
I am tempted to grab soup from Panera on the way home tonight. Thought about trying to bribe my ex to bring me soup. Nope. I hate that. As much as I know we can't talk, I miss him taking care of me...when I could actually let him, which was rare.
I am slightly stubborn independent.And it is when you don't have that option anymore that you wish you had taken it when you had it.
So soup.. I have always wondered WHY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP when you are sick? Why not tomato or french onion, I mean is there a reason for chicken noodle??
So I googled it. (duh)
"Scientists have discovered that chicken noodle soup helps alleviate cold symptoms and chicken soup acts as an anti-inflammatory as well as a decongestant. Hmm, maybe my mom was onto something.
Dr. Stephen Rennard of the University of Nebraska Medical Center did a clinical study to prove that chicken soup acts like an anti-inflammatory. The common cold and its symptoms are often caused by inflammation produced when neutrophils–a type of white blood cell–travel to and accumulates in the bronchial tubes. In his study he demonstrates that neutrophils show less inclination to congregate when chicken soup has been introduced.
Pulmonary specialist and professor at the UCLA school of medicine, Dr. Irwin Ziment notes that chicken noodle soup contains drug-like agents similar to modern cold medicines. Basically the amino acids released during the process of cooking the chicken resembles that of a drug called acetylcysteine which is prescribed for those with bronchial problems."
Well that solves that.. I will be picking it up on the way home
I have gone through a
few dramatic life changes lately.
ending a relationship that was nearly a decade long. trying to find the
strength to not contact him has been very difficult.
one of my absolute best friends who i happen to be related to got
married- which ins't too horrible considering i love her
husband and i used to live with them.
deciding to buy a house- if i can ever find a decent on in my price range- by
myself. I used to think i would have him living there.
basically losing a child in the split. ( you will find i refer to my dogs as my
i kept one, he took one.
finding out a few little things about my health.- all of which are completely
healed and minor- but still
there was a lot that happened over the past year- most of which i would LOVE to
but i know that is life. you have to take the good with the bad.
you love, you fall out of love (or don't fall out of love in my case- just lose
you make new friends, lose old friends, you cry you laugh, you have no feeling.
You get closer to God