Tracy Boone, Better Bodies Colorado.
Well I am a hundred and eighty-nine days into this adventure. I feel better than I have in a very long time. I am getting closer and closer to my goal weight. More importantly, I feel so much better physically and mentally. This year of self-discovery and observation has been priceless for me. I don't want my life to be a run away train. I don't want to get to the end of my life and say I wish I would of. I am doing something about it. I am taking my life back one day and one blog at a time.
Making the time daily to sit down and write my thoughts with a simple goal in mind has been such a learning experience. I definitely encourage anyone to do this. You will not regret it.
By the way, I got up and did my neck therapy. Wow was is hard. I am so fatigued in my neck that it made me realize how bad it had become. I am so glad that my friend Dr. Tim had the honestly to look at me and say, Time is running out if you really want me to help you reverse what is happening. Everyone needs people that are honest with you that you know care about you. Always look for those people in your life.
Man I didn't stop running today. This was one of those days that I got so much accomplished but I definitely need a really good night sleep to recover. I have been following a decent regimen with my neck from the chiropractor. I finally put my head on straight and realized I have a small window of opportunity to get my neck healthy before it fuzzes the wrong way and I won't have the ability to make any changes. Lots of exercises but it actually feels really good. Thanks Dr. Tim Cummin's, you are such a gem.
Tomorrow is a good workout day. It is time to get that on track and back on a regimen. I am going to start with three days a week and adjust my calories accordingly. I need to up them a little, maybe one snack on my workout days and see how I feel. I am going to do my neck exercises, an all over body conditioning with weights and maybe 30 minutes of cardio. Definitely going to do a 15 minute session of Yoga. Should feel great. I cannot wait.
Sunday's is my faith day. It has been so much fun for me as a Christian to watch Tim Tebow use his faith in action. This is what all of who believe strive for. Congratulations to the Broncos.
There is a great story about a storm in the Bible where Jesus was asleep in the bottom of a boat asleep while his disciples are up on the top of the boat trippin because of the storm. Jesus comes to them and quiets the storm and says to them "Ye of little faith". To me this story means to hold on to your faith and belief and do not worry. Do not look at the storm. Look at who can control the storm and that is Jesus.
I have so much comfort knowing that when there is a storm in my life going on, all I have to do is look up and know that He sees the big picture. I am in the palm of His hand and all I have to do is love and trust that He knows what is best for my life. I have to stay focused on what I can do and trust what He can do. My entire life has been living proof of that. One day at a time, sweet Jesus.
Well I am sorry to say that my family was a victim of road rage today. We were coming back from lunch this afternoon and a gentleman ran into our tire and the verred away from our truck and then slammed intentionally into it. The good news is that there were two sets of eye witnesses that saw the whole thing. One was a fireman and his wife and another was a great guy. The Aurora PD was so jammed up it took one hour and 45 minutes to get to the scene of our accidentl. I tell you the truth, these gentlemen and lady stayed on principle and waited for the police to show up to make sure that we weren't going to have any trouble but most of all to do the right thing. What an amazing gift that was today.
I could look at the bad in all of this but I chose to look at the good. These two parties were missing some of their holiday events with their families just to do this. What a selfless act. I am just so impressed with these people. Wow, what would this world be like if we all stood up for one another and to no matter what to do the right thing. I know that I am on bord.
The most important thing though is that none of us were hurt. Maybe our egos a little bit but nothing life threatening. The car we were in was very safe and secure. Wow, again hats off to those three individuals that decided to stick up for us because it was rthe right thing to do. Our hats off to you three.
I guess this time of year it is easy to get really hectic with all of the festivites around us. It is so important to treat each other and yourself with love before anything else. When I look in my husband and my son's eyes, he should know just by the expression on my face that I love him with all of my heart. Happy Holiday's everyone. Make it a great one.
I know that I have to lead by example. There is too much yelling and screaming in the world with bad reactions to silly situations. The calm response is the correct one. Believe me I am definitely not perfect but this is something that I am definitely working on. You can crush someones heart and never know it by a harsh response. I always tell mys osn that no matter what hee can talk to me about anything. I didn't say yell. I said talk in a respectful tone.
My Dad always used to say, "always think about what you are going to say before you say it." I really think that is a great rule to live by.
Tonight I am talking about getting up enough courage to try a new thing. I took my son to try a Tae kwon Doe class tonight for the first time. In the passed with his history of being bullied he would completely shut down and was afraid to try new things. You can imagine as a mother how sad that can make me watching my son limit himself because of fear of the unknown.
How many times in just a day does that happen in our lives personally. I know I can completely limit myself trying new things. It can really shut me down if I let it. I studied martial arts when I was in my teens and it taught me so many different lessons that i wanted to pass on to my son. Good news is that he stepped up tonight and went and completely enjoyed himself. It feels like a huge breakthrough because he succeeded and I didn't give up.
Oh by the way, I have been eating on this heart disease prevention diet and have lost another 4 pounds and I feel great. This year has been incredible so far. It goes to show if you work at a certain goal a little bit a day, there is not telling what you can accomplish in a year or a lifetime.
I don't know about you but a lot of times it is easy to not stand up for yourself in order to keep the peace even if it does harm to your own feelings. I sometimes have that happen to me. The fitness business is full of personaliies and emotions. It is so easy for it to happen.
Well today I set boundaries. It was really hard to do because it was with the people that I love the most. But it had to be done. I want to have relationship with my family first before anything else. There is a time to work. There is a time to play. There is a time just to love one another. I am so glad that I have finally got some things under control. I still have a lot of work to do but I am definitely on my way.
Wow what a day. I actually was able to attend a parenting seminar put on by the district that my son participates in school. The guest speaker was an incredible speaker. I loved it. She is an author, a screen play writer, and the list goes on. She was speaking to us about a few things. The first one was to stay above the line. What she was referring to are we settling in our life. Are we trying not to fail or we trying to succeed. Wow that took me back a little. I have some areas in my life with some frustration. I wish I could do better.
Then she also spoke about giving yourself a break. Looking in the mirror and realizing what a great job I am doing and to just pat me on the back and say good job. Also, when someone gives a compliment, receive it and just say Thank You. Not one of my strong points sometimes.
The other area she spoke about was taking risk and making good decisions about taking risks. What is behind the fear of taking risks. What is driving why I am not taking chances. I need to ponder some of these areas, but I am so glad i went. This was a great use of two hours of my day. I bought a couple of her books and will be looking at some things. Again, this year is about learning about myself and making what I can better. Or just maybe realizing I already have it prettty good.
I spent a lot of time with my older sister this weekend. We haven't been able to spend much time together in the last few years. Me with my surgeries and raising a child and she leads a busy life herself. She is so good for me. I love having a big sister to be able to talk too. She is an amazing woman. Her heart is so big to help others. Her and I a lot of the time will get so involved with a project that we will forget about what is good for ourselves.
I have been evaluating the priorities in my life. What things are still not a positive part of my future. What behaviors do I have that I still want to change. Well one is having a more balanced life. To say no to people if it isn't going to be the right time or place for certain things. Well, it happened last night, I had a situation where someone was asking me to do something for work and I stopped and said you know it would be better for me if we could talk about this during business hours. My life has gotten so involved with the gyms that there is no separation from personal and professional life until now.
This is my life and I am taking charge of what I want it to look like. I charish my family and friends and I don't want to miss anymore special moments because of sacrifice if I can help it. I saw this in an email that was sent to me and it hit home.
There are five things that you cannot recover in life:
(1) The Stone...........after it's thrown,
(2) The Word...............after it's said,
(3) The Occasion......after it's missed, and
(4) The Time.............after it's gone.
(5) A person...............after they die
Today is the day about my faith. Every Sunday is the day I talk about this topic because it is such a huge part of my life. I tell you I have been thinking about the scripture "If God be for me, who can be against me." If any of us can get it wrapped around our heads who Almighty God really is then this scripture will come to life. If I am for God, He is for me. That means if I believe in Him and who He is, I can put my complete and utter trust in Him. That is one of the most comforting scriptures for me. Someone that is so much smarter than me, I can put my all into and know that He will bring me through. I cannot imagine not living like that.
If I didn't have my faith, I really do not know where I would be, but I really don't want to even know. Why waist my time because I know that I know that God is bigger than any of us. That is why when the little things get us so distracted, we cannot see what is most important in our lives. God is in control. I wouldn't have it any other way.
By the way, Tim Tebow, congratulations today on your win. I know you know what I am talking about. God is so Good. Thank you Jesus.