Why I love running

  1. It’s free…. except for shoes and event fees.
  2. It increases my odds of out running a bear in the event of an attack.
  3. I don’t need child care.
  4. Endorphin’s, You’ve heard of a Runner’s High right? Need I say more?
  5. It helps me realize what my body is capable of.
  6. Running makes me a little harder to kidnap.
  7. I feel more confident when I’m consistently running.
  8. It kind of makes my butt look good.
  9. I can do it anywhere.
  10. I can take my toddler with me.
  11. I can work through things that are bothering me.
  12. Get’s me outdoors.
  13. Running helps me sleep better.

“One run can change your day. Many runs can change your life.” -Unkown

 

Currently: Still not losing weight, feeling good because I’m running again, reading the 7 habits of highly effective people, contemplating big life changes, excited to start classes in 15 days, planning my Herb garden, loving finding good sales on shoes. 

Do yourself a favor…. a letter to myself

Dear Tamie,

Do yourself a favor. Please stop the mindless eating and meaningless stress in your life. You know you feel much better when you eat healthy, right?! When you take care of your body you feel energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the world! When you treat yourself like you have been by imbibing in chocolate, simple carbs, and soda you feel like a bag of garbage being dragged down the road. I think that this week long migraine you have had would make you see just what you are doing to your body! Yes, I will give you some credit. You have been relentlessly practicing Yoga which absolutely improves your mood and decrease stress but it isn’t enough to have only one area of your life on track. You need to nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Be relentless Tamie! Don’t give up! Wasn’t it Love for yourself that got you this far!? Don’t let your 100 pound loss be in vain. Please I beg of you, Love yourself enough to treat yourself right! I hate seeing you this way. I hate that you feel bad. If you love yourself you can conquer the world! don’t lose sight of your goal. Find what motivates you again. Even if it is simply making every single choice based on LOVE.

Don’t get complacent my dear. Just because you feel 1,000 times better than you did 3 years ago doesn’t mean you can’t improve at all. You can always strive to do better, to be your best self. I know you. I am you. What motivated you came to fruition and now you feel like there isn’t more to work for. There are goals that you still want to accomplish. Let the love you feel for yourself motivate you enough to accomplish them. Walk a half marathon, complete a triathlon, and run a 5k in turnout gear. Let LOVE be your strongest motivator. Your effort thus far is not meaningless. You have come this far. Now fly to to the moon!

Love,

Yourself

Whilst writing this it reminded me of a previous blog post that I wrote about loving myself. I went back and read it again after I finished writing. If you are interested in reading it you can find it here.

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via Daily Prompt: Meaningless

Vivid and bright

Today I read something that really struck a cord with me. I’m currently reading”Strong looks better naked” by Khloe Kardashian. In her chapter about making the best of everything Khloe shares her Mantra “The soul becomes dyed with the color of our thoughts and I want to paint my soul in vivid and bright colors”.  I love this! I want my soul to be bright and vivid! If every choice I make is with positive thoughts and every action is out of love won’t that nurture my soul? If I do things that make me and everyone around myself happy will it not help my soul be bright and vivid? In a way I have been making small steps towards living this mantra without even knowing it!

I could feel my soul getting black and ugly. I was lashing out at people I care about. The weight of my responsibilities and obligations was getting to be too  much for me. I was not carving out time in this life to take care of myself. After being particularly nasty to my husband one day I realized that I needed to make a change. I started doing yoga. I don’t go to a studio or have an instructor. I simply watch YouTube videos at home. Performing this small act and taking some time for myself has done an incredible amount to lift my spirits. I feel alive and grounded. I don’t feel like a “firecracker with a short fuse” like I have been called in the past. I can’t speak for my husband but I don’t feel like I am releasing all of my stresses out on him anymore either.

I’m hoping my Yoga practice will hold me over until the weather warms and I can start my training outdoors. Once outside training starts I want to keep up my practice. I feel most connected to myself when doing Yoga. Maybe I will even graduate to leaving my home and doing Yoga in a studio someday! We will see….. I tend to be a little flighty like a bird. Bouncing from idea to idea.

“You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside” -Wayne Dyer

 

The soul becomes dyed with the color of our thoughts (3)

 

Current Stats: Reading 100 quiet moments, weight 266, trying to eat mostly paleo, doing yoga everyday, missing my boys, working too much.

Anger

It takes a lot of energy to be angry.

I wonder if people consider how much effort they put into being angry each day. Imagine what could be accomplished if that energy was focused elsewhere. Making a difference, effecting change, making someone smile, making yourself smile, champion a cause you believe in, actually taking steps to accomplish these things rather than just being angry and mean all the time.

Could you imagine a world where regardless of differences, we all thought about others? I just don’t know how people have the energy to be angry all the time. This momma barely has the energy to make her own breakfast in the morning.

I’ve been surrounded by some seriously bad mojo lately and truly just wish that people would smile.

Unhappy with your situation? Change your attitude.

Unhappy with the current state of affairs? Make POSITIVE changes in your life.

Smile people. Be happy. I don’t think being angry burns enough calories to make your mental suffering  worthwhile.

On another note…. if you just don’t like somebody. Get over it. Making their life miserable only makes you look like a bad person and you are sending some seriously bad energy into the universe.

Rant OVER

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