Yesterday while I was at work, I kept reminding and promising myself that if I got off at 9, I would hit up the gym and pound out day 2 of the C25k.
I did get off at 9 and headed on over to the gym when I got home.
Reminders and promises to myself work wonders!
To my disappointment:
The third and last treadmill was broken. No workout for me. So I left.
BUT being in the state I am, I would have defiantly hit up another machine, except for the fact that I am being extremely cautious going into this running and not trying to overwork my leg muscles. Too much is too soon in the running world.
We all know that the Tortoise won the race against the hare.
Oh, and I did make that delicious Hot Chocolate that I was talking about yesterday.
It’s not exactly what chocolate you use; the key is soy milk.
I feel like everyone around me is sick lately. At work, everyone is sick, and all around people are getting this sore throat, fever, and nausea flu type stuff. So, basically I am awaiting my turn. Next week, I will be talking about the #1 thing you can do to prevent the spread of illness.
But this hasn’t stopped me from stepping my way back into the gym this morning! If there’s a will, there’s a way!
Nate mentioned how “unhappy” and “angry” I looked in yesterdays picture of me at the gym. So here’s to the happiness I really do feel after a good workout.
C25k Day Two: Done. and Done.
I can’t let the possibility of maybe-I-might-catch-that-illness-going-around negativity get in my way.
Negative noise are small actions that distract you, stop you from being productive, and threaten to ruin your day. Most urgently, negative noise threatens to overwhelm all the positive encouragement in your life. But remember — it’s just noise. It’s meaningless dribble.
The people around you may contribute to negative noise as well. These, some refer to as Energy Vampires. Yes, I said, “vampires”…but were not talking Edward Cullen here. These are the people who suck away your positive energy and you feel exhausted after dealing with them.
Things I Need To Do More Often:
Throughout this journey, I have been striving to transform myself into a happier, more positive person.
Here are some of my Happy Habits and others that I’ve been striving to focus more on:
- Count your blessings. Even on your worse days, there are things to be thankful for. Got both legs? A family who loves you? A dog that licks your face when you come home? A job? A car? Don’t get caught up in what you don’t have, but focus on what I do have.
- Never say “I can’t.” You can do anything. Really. But you’re never going to accomplishment a single thing if you think it’s impossible.
- Be quick to forgive and forget… the first time. My issue was that I never cut people slack. I never put myself in their shoes. Being more apt to consider the other person’s perspective has drastically reduced the number of arguments I’ve gotten into. That being said, don’t turn into a doormat. Being walked all over is never good for the soul.
- Pretend like every conversation is your last. Whenever I start to get worked up over something small, I fantasize what I would feel like if it was our last conversation. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
- Do nice things for other people. And don’t expect anything in return. You’ll get your due karma, I promise.
- Fake it until you make it. Even if you have to “pretend” to be positive, do it. Because eventually, it will become true.
- Ignore Negative Noise and Energy Vampires. Because it isn’t worth your time or energy.
- Re-assess your thinking from time to time. There’s a positive way to approach every situation. Life is hard enough without beating yourself down mentally.