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The Quote of Life

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This is most definitely the quote of life I think.  At least for me.  I need to learn not to worry about the things I cannot change (such as someone’s bad mood most of the time) and to take a stand when needed to help the greater good when it might make a difference.

I can do this and I can be happy with it!  I can accept myself and do the things that make me happy as long as they are not harming anyone and not have to feel guilty about it.  I cannot make everyone like that I do (I can accept that) but I can have the courage to be happy being myself and not worrying about what others think of it!

Yeah me!

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Why is Accepting Yourself the Hardest Thing to Do? (At least for me…)

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I fully agree with the quote above.  I think everyone should be themselves and that everyone is beautiful when they are themselves.  When people are being themselves they are happier and more vibrant.  They are the people who you want to be around and hang out with when they are themselves.  I am included in this as well.  I am much more loveable when I calm down and just be myself.

Why then is it so hard to just be yourself if you know that you are a better person when you are?  I think for me at least a lot of it is tied to guilt.  I don’t like to accept that sometimes I just don’t want to do something when I think it is something I should be doing and sometimes I just need to make the change.  I have a big issue changing plans sometimes.

Most recently, I had planned a run.  Sometimes I just don’t feel like doing my run and this was one of those times.  I just wanted to go have dinner out with my family and have a glass of wine.  I can sometimes spend hours feeling bad about my decision to skip the run and just go have dinner.  I can easily ruin a time that should be fun.  And what for?  Skipping a run once in a while is not going to cause me to gain 10lbs or lose fitness.  Nothing bad will happen.  I just need to chill out and go with it!  I need to learn to tell my Type A perfectionist personality to calm down.  Changing plans last-minute is not the end of the world.  Maybe one day I figure out how to do it for real…

Accepting myself and imperfections is a big step toward the goal of balance!  Doing what I truly feel like doing and not doing things out of guilt is another!

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Optimism Is the Key to a Balanced Life

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This is probably one of the most true and honest quotes I have come across in a while.  What ever you are is what your life is going to be.  I know this, yet I continue to let things bother me and I continue to get angry and therefore I continue to be stressed.  Life is not easy, we all know that.  The key is to not dwell on the negatives and to be optimistic.  We all have to remain optimistic that tomorrow can be better than today was.  Today I will choose to be optimistic.

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Balance – Trying to Get Rid of Worry

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Stress relief is what I need!  Right now – and  a LOT of it! I am going on a run tonight but for some reason I feel like it may not be enough today…

Mainly it is my job that is stressful right now.  We are looking at quite a few layoffs happening from my office due to a large budget deficit and I am very nervous about it all.  I really don’t feel that I have anything to be worried about but I am still worried anyway!

Now I know all the quotes on worry there are out there…  see a few above but it really doesn’t help me feel better… 😦

Now I know that at this point, there is nothing I can do to help make the outcome any different from what it is going to be in this case.  I work hard and I believe that my position is valuable and that it is needed but if the leaders of my organization don’t think so, than they just don’t and there isn’t anything I can do right now to make them change their minds.  Worrying about it is not going to accomplish anything but I can’t stop doing the worrying!

So in the meantime, while we all wait a month plus to see who they are going to layoff I need to find something I can do to distract myself from the worry!  I am open to ideas!  I workout a lot (running 3 days a week and body weight exercise 2 times a week plus lots of walking everyday – 10,000+ steps) and I don’t drink so other ideas that work for you!  Please and thank you!

 

 

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Finding Balance… and Totally Failing!

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Well today ended up being a pure balancing failure for me.  I had planned to go for a long 8.5 mile run when I got home tonight and that completely fell through.  I ended up getting home late and I had a grumpy toddler that needed extra attention.  It was nice to get some extra hugs in with my girl tonight but I really needed and missed my run!  Plus I had based my whole sloth like day on the fact that I was running tonight so my activity level and food intake just did not match today at all.  After I realized that I decided to really be special and eat a whole chocolate bunny by myself!  It was the hollow kind but still!

Wow I was great today – not!  Just typing this makes me smile a little and laugh out loud a tiny bit.  Tomorrow is a new day.  I will get up and be active.  I will eat better and I will really go for a run tomorrow – even if it is 3 miles instead of 8.5 miles.  The re-set button will be pushed!

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The Balancing Power of Running

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Running gives me so much more than it takes away.  It may make me tired and it may make me want to give up from time to time but what it gives back to me is so much better.

Running gives me confidence.  It reminds me of how much my body has done and what it can continue to do.  It makes me happy and grateful to be alive.  It makes me say prayers thanking God for allowing me to be there in this moment and being able to run.  It gives me time to myself and it makes me feel strong.  After a run, I feel that I can do anything I want to do!

Tonight is my night to run 8.5 miles.  I am looking forward to it because running really does give more than it takes away and I know I will feel like a million bucks when I am done!