Everyday we use our positive and negative energy to do things in our lives.
I don’t think we intentionally do negative all the time it just happens at times because of situations such as being cut off on the road or because we have something cooking on the stove and something else happens. Negative energy just crops up when it wants to. That is why we need to focus on the positive and funnel that energy as much as possible so that when those negative moments pop up during the day we can combat them as much as we can and counter the good with the bad.
I know it isn’t easy but for a better 2018, i am focusing on funneling the positive and trying to stay away from the negative.
No matter what it is you do, treat yourself each week to something. It doesn’t have to be big or extravagant, just treat yourself.
For instance, if you lost a couple pounds that week then treat yourself to a smoothie. If you had a really good work week, treat yourself to a walk in the park/Beach. If your child did really well in school, treat them to ice cream, if you completed all your exercise routines, treat yourself with a virtual high five.
Whatever it is treat you because you need positive energy as much as the next person.
Training. You train and train and then you run. Do you do as well as you want- you hope too but one can’t predict how conditions will be, body will feel, or how mentally prepared you really are.
I bring these things up because recently my husband and I did 19.3 miles over two days. It was part of a RunDisney even in FL but the training and drive we put ourselves through to get there was more than we’d done for any 1/2 marathon we’d done previously. Already having a bad knee it was even more painful and grueling for me as I had to engage in wearing my knee brace once again- something I haven’t had to do for about three years now.
Everything started well, which was good because the 10k was a good race. I improved my time since my last 10k by two minutes and I get good after. A bit of swelling but we were still able to walk around at least one park in the afternoon. The next day for the half, I was a little more reluctant. My time was 12 minutes over my best 1/2 and I know that at least some of that time is chalked up to standing in line for the women’s restroom or a port-a-let because they did not have enough open on the course but I was dragging by mile eight. A ring on my right hand also was beginning to feel very tight and I had to take it off and string it through my necklace. Thank goodness that I didn’t lose it on the course! My knee, well- it felt like it was about the size of a grapefruit and that the screws were screaming to come out. I kept plugging along though to finish.
Why am I saying all this?
I trained. I had blisters, sweat, tears, and a swollen knee- I trained and I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from finishing. In fact the only thing that would was going to be balloon ladies if I ever saw them come up behind me. So if you are determined enough to continue moving forward toward your goal you can do anything.
In fact, on Thanksgiving, we ran another 10k to help feed the hungry. My knee has still been bothering me and I haven’t been out there running a whole lot- but it was my best 10k yet! I shaved 3 minutes off my time I ran earlier in the month and didn’t even try. What it boils down too is that all my training and hard work paid off and I wasn’t even stressed about it. I didn’t focus on conditions, how I really felt, or how mentally prepared I was. I just went out and did my best.
Sometimes in life that is what we all need to do. Do our best and be the best possible person we all can be.
When I was a little girl I loved watching the super heroes. The battled the bad guys, they fought crime, they restored goodness to all. I wanted to be a super hero to do everything that they did.
So as I grew I thought that I would be a Nurse. They were super heroes. They fought disease, helped people live, and restored people to their former state of health when possible. Then I had surgery on my knee and saw all the blood, the drainage bag, and all the horrible stuff that came with it and couldn’t bring my self to do those things- it wasn’t the right fit for me.
Years passed and when I got married I found a box with some old things in it. One of them was my super hero mirror of Wonder Woman. Oh I loved that mirror . I remembered how I wanted to be her and do the things she did. I could spin around and change in seconds to my flashy outfit and be someone who fought the bad guys and saved the day. I was tall too so it made being Wonder Woman even more important and spot on. Oh how I loved those days.
Through the years I’ve kept the mirror. Always thinking about how Wonder Woman would get through or do something, having a child and doing everything a mom does makes one a Wonder Woman in itself, but to truly have the power of the lasso and to be her would be awesome.
To me, I am a Wonder Woman. I may not have the golden lasso, the flashy outfit, or the fabulous boots, but I have my super fantastic family, my fierce mind, and my willingness to never give up.
Sometimes in life we all need change. It can be a job change, a move, a partner, a nutrition change, anything in our lives but we all need it at times.
Lately I have thought about change a lot. There are things that will hopefully, fingers crossed, be changing for me in the near future. I’m keeping an open mind to it all as not everything will be as it has been and a lot of good can come out of it.
Maybe it is with a problem we are having. Maybe it is with learning how to tie a tie. It could even be with deciding on moving on to a new position at another company. Whatever it may be we are always seeking answers and for people or signs to help us with them.
I know that not everyone of us likes to receive help or knows how to ask for help. I’ve even had a difficult time asking for help at times but I’ve learned too that help can be useful and constructive. It may not always be something we want at times but we can learn from the help that is given.
Be open when hep is offered. Take it or leave it but at least listen. You never know when it can change your life.