A few days ago, when I wasn't exactly at my best, a friend said to me that its remarkable how resilient I am. At that moment, I think I wasn't really listening because I was emotionally wrapped up in what I was saying. Even if I was completely tuned in I may have just dismissed it in disagreement. It's a few days later now and I've found myself going back to those words a lot and feeling good each time I do. I'm not sure that I see exactly what they do, but each unexpected and difficult situation that's come up I think I've not only survived but re-emerged a better version of myself. If anything, I'm more appreciative of the good things that fill up my life, which is true now more than ever.
Also, I just entered a new decade. Some days the idea of 30 scares me, but I'm trying to think of it as the dawn of a time for me to really figure out what excites me. Maybe I'll do a few things that scare me and I'll discover some new things in the process? For instance, a couple of years ago, I would have never thought that I would be where I am now with the health and fitness part of my life. I thought about being in shape but I had very little direction and/or motivation. It was another time, similar to this, when I was trying to figure myself out. Fast forward through being scared and intimidated....now the gym...lifting weights....doing wods...kickboxing....it's all familiar. What's not? Running. I actually hate to run, so last week I decided that I wanted to do a 5k. Serendipitously, the Rave 5K showed up on Living Social today and I knew that was going to be my first race. My friend Josh and I signed up! I'm so excited about doing something that I never thought it would...even if I suck at it. Hopefully, its the first of many things. :)
No gym today. I woke up with a little bit of a cold and I reset my alarm so I could get some more sleep. Honestly, I was disappointed, but I'm sure I wouldn't have had a very productive session. I hope I'm feeling better tomorrow!
Food today was paleo minus the chai latte. I looked up that it's gluten-free-ness on the Starbucks website. I rationalized that it would make my sore throat feel better. I was right....but then again...when am I wrong?? ;) *jk*
A couple of random things....
1) I am so obsessed with hockey right now. My interest in this is on a whole new level this season. I'm not sure if it's because I had to wait so long for the season to start or what. Whatever it is...exciting times being a Hawks fan at the moment! Fingers crossed that I get to another game in March.
2) You know that they say that people and their pets start to resemble each other? I took this picture of Sharpie tonight and I thought it looked familiar. See for yourself. :)
3) Tomorrow's promise is to wear something not featured in the Slob Kabob Spring 2013 Collection and to blog about it, to cook, and to go to the gym! ;)