Bloodwork today, hoping that it reflects the insulin is continuing to do its job, and if so, discussing the possibility of getting off the pills, as I don’t feel they did anything and I think everyone knows how I feel about pharmaceuticals (I realize and accept that I am now married to insulin for life…)
Isn’t that all any of us ever want is to FEEL GOOD?
We move our bodies to feel good, stay loose, stay fluid.
We fuel our bodies with foods that make us feel good – if something doesn’t agree with our body, we don’t eat it, or we do sparingly and with the realization that it may upset our belly.
We work to keep stress at bay so we can feel good.
We do things we enjoy, with people we enjoy, so we can feel good.
We live, we love, and we laugh, so we can feel good!
Feeling good is the ultimate goal, so don’t be afraid to do the things that get you there.
Why are people so willing to spend hours dreaming and wishing, and spend their time and energy cutting down others who are DOING… instead of using that time and energy to DO?
I’ve never understood it, perhaps because I’m not a dreamer myself, I’m a doer; I’m action oriented and more than willing to put in hard work (as long as there is a payoff – no hamster wheels for me!) in order to achieve what I want to achieve.
Dreaming is nice, but without doing, you aren’t getting very far!
After the combined 4.55 I accumulated today on the beach and then with Roxy, •6.05• miles is what separates me from FINISHING the 175 mile challenge by my (amended, due to the brutal summer we had) completion date (tomorrow!)
And thanks to my girl Sara for knowing I’m full of shit when I say an extra day added to my deadline isn’t a big deal (it’s not, in the grand scheme of things… but like she said, I am WAY too close not to just DO IT!)
My body is tired but I can see that finish line, it’s right there! And that’s what I need to keep my eyes on to power me through those 6.05 miles!
Y’all know I love to challenge myself, and I do best when my goals are clearly laid out…
Summer 2018 Challenge is… 175 miles!
Worth noting that 2 years ago, I would have seen ‘175 miles’ and basically said “fuck that, no way”….
And 1 year ago I would have seen the number and given it some consideration (and overanalyzed it) and maybe done it, maybe opted not to.
Now? I am like shit, yeah! SIGN ME UP!
Do I think I will RUN 175 miles over the next 2 months? No, but the beauty is that you can walk, or bike (3 biked miles = 1 tracker mile for this) and I KNOW I can do that – it breaks down to 2.5 miles per day – I can totally do that!
So, since today is day 1 of the 2018 Summer Challenge, I ran. I didn’t run super fast, I didn’t run super far, but I ran; I got myself on the board.
I can do hard things. YOU can do hard things.
Still time to join me and some friends who are doing it!
As we grow older, we tend to discourage ourselves more and more. We think we are “too old” for certain things, or if we have kids we have “no time”, “no money” etc.
The excuses are becoming more and yes, the time we have available does become less…
Regardless, we OWE it to ourselves and to these lives that we’ve been given to never ever give up on those dreams that are bubbling inside of us. If it means something to you, the “not enough’s” won’t matter!
I don’t like to use the word NEVER, but here it is apt – it is NEVER too late.
The morning after St Patrick’s Day? A good day to reflect, yeah?
Years prior, I would drink all night and then naturally, feel awful the next day – haven’t we all been there?!
Last night was different – I am in the middle of a program that calls for no alcohol (and no corned beef!) but I made the conscious decision to enjoy a few and keep it at that. And that’s what I did. We hit up 3 bars and I had 3 beers, I declined countless (free!) shots, and all the other stuff, and I feel good about it.
And I woke up feeling fine, no headache, no regrets, no wondering what the heck I did last night or how much money I spent… it’s nice.
For me, it shows that if you really want to, you can strike the balance, but you have to be willing to hold yourself to the promises/limits you set before you started drinking – you can’t really expect anyone else to keep you in line, it has to be YOU.
It’s been quite a year for me – full of ups and downs, highs and lows, pain and growth… I won’t bore you with the details (or the list!), but while there have been some pains, there have been some gains, and I am excited to focus on a bright, shiny new year, and curious to see what the year has in store for me.
I love a new year because, while I don’t make resolutions, I do set goals and work on myself throughout the year, and a new year just provides a fresh new slate, and I love the fuzzy feeling of a clean beginning!
Do you set goals? Have any fun New Years eve plans? Are you excited for a new year, too?
Thanks for being along on my journey – I am excited to connect with you even more in the new year!