Friday, November 19, 2010

Things I am thankful for.

After my previous hiccup in training and my much needed rest yesterday, I started thinking about all the things I should be grateful for and how focusing on negative only serves to do one thing "make you more negative". My personality type although driven and determined (which is a good thing), can also serve to make me feel like a bit of a failure if I don't reach my desired goal or stay within the realms of what I think is acceptable for me. I wonder why it is I do this to myself. Nobody else expects or requires that I perform to a certain level, in fact all of my friends (yes, you all included) only ever tell me how great I am doing. So with that in mind, I made a list yesterday of all the things I should be grateful for.
  • A healthy body and spirit (mind is getting there).
  • A loving and supportive family.
  • Friends who encourage and enable me to succeed.
  • The ability to see, hear, talk, feel, love, desire, trust, believe, create.
  • To be free in every aspect.
  • The ability to give all my dreams and aspirations a good chance to succeed.
So as I focused more on the things that I should be grateful for, the negative and down thoughts just seem to dissipate.
"Nurture your mind with
great thought's"
Bejamin Disraeli
I am also thankful for having a great coach. I rang Jodie yesterday and told her how I was feeling and she brought up a really good point. I felt the same thing in Week 3 of my last month's training, so as of next month instead of having a monthly programme where it's 3 weeks on with 1 week recovery - I will now have 2 weeks on 1 week recovery till my body adjusts better. I mean really it's all about getting to my 70.3 goal healthy and strong - not to keep having periods of complete fatigue. I think this is going to help immensely. Thanks Jodie.

I am also grateful for that the fact that Tryingatri has reached 104 registered followers. Who would have thought. I certainly never did when I first started this journey. Thankyou to all who read, comment and share in my ups and downs. You guys are awesome.

I am also thankful for the fact that I got to watch "Dumb and Dumber" yesterday for like the 1000th time. Nothing makes me laugh as hard as this movie. This movie was my husband and my first date. I could not stop laughing in the cinema, nor talking back to the screen. Poor Stephen I am sure was wondering what the hell he had gotten himself into. Something else I am thankful for, he has stuck around for 16yrs. I must not have embarrassed him as much as I thought.

What are you thankful for?

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage