Heidi: maybe you can stop thinking this way as a public service. Because if you don't feel like you belong, how am I ever going to feel it? Or the next person who's just starting the C25K program?
Repeat after me: You're a runner. A great runner. An inspirational runner!
Say it. See it. Believe it.
Remember... each morning when you wake up... YOU decide what your mood and attitude is going to be.. we can choose to feel sorry for ourselves.. or we can accept it as an opportunity to learn and grow and become stronger!
WOW - these words really struck me. A couple years ago I spent more time being cranky & moody than any person should ever be. Really, I didn't have a reason to be that way, but I just wasn't happy with life. My weight was a big part of why I felt that way - and I believe my negative reaction to it just made matters worse. I was choosing every day to focus on the things in my life that weren't ideal. Consequently, I was blinded to all that was good. It was a downward spiral.
I made a conscious effort to change how I felt about the world.
I ended a friendship that was tearing me down for quite some time. I made a huge effort to change my attititude about things that I couldn't change. And I also made an even bigger effort to change my reactions to other's attitudes, personalities, judgements. I used to be pretty bad about sitting and talking with a friend/family member and bashing someone else - I REALLY didn't like that about myself. It wasn't the type of person I was deep down, but I had let myself become that person.
For the last few years I have really tried to live my life in a more positive light ... and I'm way happier because of it. These words from my friend's sister really hit home for me and I think it's the motto I've been looking for for quite some time. Thank you Kelly!
I just want to give a quick shout out to my Momma. Yesterday was her very last radiation treatment after having uterine cancer last fall. It's been a tough battle, but she made it through with shining colours. I love you Mommy! I'm so glad this has turned out so well. Enjoy your well deserved vacation in the sun. Wish I could be there with you!
Oh, and I had said that last night I would start with the first workout from Jillian Michaels: Making the Cut. I didn't! A bunch of stuff came up and I was really tired, so went to bed early. BUT ... I got up early this morning and did it before work. WOOOHOOO! Tonight I will do Day 2, plus a little run.
Have a great day everyone!
The sun is shining here and it's a wonderful day.