I love my dash so far!!!
An offering of ashes.
Today we begin the Church season of Lent.
We, as Catholics use this time to remind ourselves that we are not long for this world. As we stand before our Pastor and he places the ashes on our forehead he reminds us “you are made for dust and to dust you will return” (paraphrase)
We know that in the next few weeks we share in a journey of the One who paid for our free will to secure a life eternal.
For me, it reminds me to live my life to its fullest and always remain in gratitude for what I have and not bitter or envious for what I do not.
On my journey this year I will be sharing my daily gratitudes. To remind myself that when I return to dust it was with a life spent in thanks for all of it.
I think I have been spoiled. I think that in my year with GoodLife Penhorn, I’ve come to know some of the best trainers. Ever.
Today I couldn’t make it to class because of the snow. So, I found a reasonable facsimile on YouTube
Now don’t get me wrong; she was great and I did get a workout in. However, the music wasn’t loud, I was afraid of breaking stuff in my house and there wasn’t a room full of like minded people feeling the same pain.
It’s ok in a pinch but I now prefer the real thing. Strange as it may be for me to say that. I was terrified of group fitness until this year. I used to feel like everyone was staring at the far girl.
Now I don’t care if they stare at the fat girl. That fat girl is going to Body Combat and getting her fight on. I’m ready to take them all on.
Baby it’s cold outside! So take your tea to go!!!!
Confession: I made choices this week (cause)
I gained this week (effect)
It’s my first true gain since new program, and I could tell you lots of ’causes’ for that effect. But…they’re all smoke screens
The only cause we’re my choices. This new program always talks about beyond the scale, this week I made choices that flew in the face of that scale.
Confession: I have to walk the #progressnotperfection walk this week.
I know I’m changing with this new program because a gain would have thrown me into pity party for a day it two.
Today, I went to the gym and followed my planned day. Progress.
Confession: at the gym I pushed myself to the fastest speed I have managed yet! Crushed it.
Now I’m curled up watching Footloose with some popcorn.
That moment when you giggle in the car when singing along to a song because you remember the little rush you got when you were younger and sang a song with a cuss in it and your parents didn’t hear you say it!!!! Hahahaha I was such a wild child.
It’s back!!!! Roll up the rim to play again hahaha
Did you know life is short? Have you considered that maybe one day you will look back and wonder where the time went?
I do it all the time with my kids. I feel like the same person I was when they were born. Clearly I am not.
However, I think I spend a lot of time not doing things that make me happy…..for no other reason than I think sometimes it’s selfish.
If you’re not happy though….it can manifest. I’ve never been so settled and as content as I have been since just before Christmas. I am making myself happy.
I want to do things that make me happy. A happy me radiates and makes others happy.
That is my gift 😚 I love to spread my happiness.
Sometimes you see something that is so amazingly true, that you don’t have extra words for it. Today I saw two of these things…..