Sunday, March 27, 2011
Amazing things happening. This past week, I did something I've been wanting to do, but haven't: workout 6 days a week and track my eating on Sparkpeople. And I did! For the past two weeks, I've just been conscious. Conscious of the work I'm putting in, and what I've fueling my body with. It's made such a difference. So, this is really just an update. I start week three of the C25K program today. In my heart I'm a runner lol. In actuality, I'm barely jogging. But, it's good. I'm going to get there. So achieving that birthday 10, definitely sparked something in me. Makes me feel "empowered". So, that's where I am now. I also, check on NowLoss regularly, for tidbits of information and I stay HERE as often as I can, because the website owner is such an inspiration to me to keep moving. I'm adding two new goals: actively doing yoga and getting up to 3 minutes worth of jump roping. I can do a minute here and there, but 3 minutes straight just hasn't worked for me yet. Also, on the yoga, I'm still intrigued by it and surprisingly I can do some of the poses better now, but if I actively did it. I know I could do it better.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I've really learned this year that just because you're trying to grow, doesn't mean that others in your circle are. That's okay too, but you have to individually decide to press on and move forward on your path. So, if it means letting emotions go, feelings, etc. Anything at all. Then you must. If that means letting people go. Then you must. If it means letting yourself go insane for a little while so you can get it together. Then you must.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I didn't post anything at all last week. I hadn't even been enthused enough to keep up with blogs that I'm subscribed to. Just been tired. So, well, I've been sleeping lol. A JumpRope memoirs post coming soon.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
I read often. I read for the appeal of the story. Hmm, did this change my life?... I would say so based on the fact that I've returned to read it several times just to remind myself to keep going and to get the free flowing feeling. This is a book I like to read when I'm in a transition period; changing from one thing to something new or just feeling new, trying to establish new habits, routines or goals. This book inspires me to dream bigger for myself, to not settle in any aspect of my life and try new things. I usually go into an all out home cleansing phase when I read this book too. Aside from the evolving love story, it hits on growth, stepping out on faith, being afraid, roadblocks we encounter when trying to better ourselves, the excitement of new relationships and the problems that come with it too. And I love it for that.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
The post topics for this week are not my faves. So, I'm going to use the topic from Here. The seduction of starting over hits me ever so often. I begin to feel stuck and trapped by monotony. Last summer while out on break, I was contemplating moving to a new city. Not that I was ready to move, but the idea of starting over and meeting new people, experiencing new places and things was exciting.
The question:Is it time for you to start over in some way? If so, what’s the first step you can take today? And I think it is time for me to start over in some way, I just haven't figured out exactly what that thing is just yet. So, maybe that could be it lol, being more self aware. I have several areas of my life I could use an overhaul or jump start on. So, my first step to take tonight will be to make a sticky note lol, so I can make a list of those things tomorrow.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Exercise: The final assignment for the challenge is to really look to the year ahead and think about what big picture theme you want to manifest most. We will do this in two parts.
Choose a theme word for the year ahead. What one word or phrase represents what you want to bring about in the next 12 months? (For example, my theme for 2010 was “The Year of Happy” where I made a personal commitment to myself to do everything that makes me happy and stop doing the things that don’t. And out of that theme, the Happy Black Woman blog was born!)
Choose a theme song for the coming year. Imagine what song you would want following you around during your daily journey to live your ideal life. It should be a song that brings about some kind of motivation or inspiration for you.
Oddly enough I did this, or called myself doing this at the end of 2010. Funny how perception and growth can change the outlook of so many things.
Theme: Love, Passion, Purpose