Hit the ground running

Hi friends!  Good news!

I feel more like myself than I have the past few weeks.  Getting back in alignment and getting over being sick does wonders for appreciating health!  It’s no surprise how different elements of our health impact each other (mental, physical, spiritual, emotional) when one is out of balance!

This week, I hit the ground running (not literally, mind you) getting back into the gym and back into phase 2 of LiveFit.  There is something to be said about a nice 2 1/2 week hiatus, because I definitely felt energized and ready to work hard.  I definitely believe in the importance of rest weeks or days to give your body a chance to heal and rest.

Except, maybe the fact that the resuming week, everything gets sore very quickly.  Whoops.

As I was doing yard work this evening, (oh it never ends!!) I found my mind wandering the way it usually does when there’s too much silence.  I started thinking a lot about karma.

I actually think karma is kind of a hokie, hippie word.  It has a lot to do with your attitude:

It just boils down to being a nice and maybe letting go of things from time to time.  After all, we only have so many hours in each day, week, lifetime.  We can spend them doing and thinking positive things or doing and thinking negative things.

There’s also something to be said about how we deal with negative life experiences.  People aren’t perfect, despite our best expectations.  They hurt our feelings, snub us, make us mad, betray us, lie to us, disappoint us and leave us feeling defensive and maybe even insecure about ourselves.

How do we deal with these experiences?

Just think what this world would be like if we all were a little kinder.  If we smiled just a little more at each other.  If we gave each other compliments instead of criticism.

If we took things a little less personally, got a little less offended and took a second to consider that everyone has much more on their plate than it may seem.

I can’t control how others act, but I do have control over how I act.

Do I want to be known as a positive person or a negative one?

I know this post is a little sentimental, but it’s what’s been on my mind.

Now, who’s with me?

Peacefully,

p.s. None of these images are mine.  I got them all from pinterest.  Now you know.

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8 thoughts on “Hit the ground running

  1. So glad you are feeling better!

    I agree with you on all these points! I used to get upset over so many little things but I’ve been able to switch my thinking. First, I learned that getting upset will only hurt me – the person that cut me off in traffic is already gone and won’t even know I’m mad. Second, someone pointed out that I don’t know why they cut me off. Maybe they are in a rush to get to the hospital because a loved one is dying. It taught me to cut people some slack.

    • Oh man, people in traffic can be the worst. You are so right– they are gone and won’t even know you’re mad (or care) so what’s the point in letting it hurt you?

  2. Oh, girl, I’m 100% with you! I completely agree—our life perspective is totally in our control. We CHOOSE what to make of each day; we choose how we react to others’ actions; and we choose the purpose behind our own actions. If we live with a full heart and good intentions, the world turns into such a joyful, bright place!

    It was SO great chatting the other night! I can’t wait to hang out with you this summer! ❤ xoxoxo

    p.s. Yay for jumping back on LiveFit! Go get 'em girl!

    • I know! We definitely need to chat more when you’re away. Even if it’s only a few minutes (and SORRY I dragged that conversation longer that 10 min!) since we are such busy gals! Can’t wait to see ya this summer. We definitely need to farmer’s market/froyo. 🙂

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