AffirMINTion, Good Morning!, Health and Fitness, Mintdom

A Special Gift

12/20/09 – 3,214

75 minutes of shoveling snow

Food Journal – No

Good morning Mintdom,

I woke up sick this morning – ug.  It is just a cold but I am happy that I have a snow day from work.  I did; however, make my bed, got dressed (Friday casual), and because of our technology will be able to work from home today.

I will tell you that shoveling snow is GREAT exercise.  I not only got in a bunch of cardio, I also got in some good strength training – at least my arms, legs, back and waist are very sore this morning.  In fact, I really needed to stretch my hands this morning, because they were stiff!

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer ~

Last Friday, I received a present in my mailbox.  The gift had a note attached thanking me for my blogs, that they were inspirational, and they especially liked the positive attitude blog on the 16th. They went on to say that they found this in the store, loved the name, please enjoy it, and Merry Christmas, but they did not sign the card.  Now those that know me well know that I LOVE presents, but the BEST part of this gift was not the lotion called Optimism, it was that someone that reads my blog is inspired and that perhaps I am making a difference in someone’s life.  ::::: tearing up:::::   That is more then I could hope.

“The real meaning of Christmas is the giving of love every day.” Author Unknown

Thank you for my secret Santa’s gift; it means more to me then words can express and for giving love to me in a very special way. If the spark grows dim to write this blog, I just need to remember receiving this gift!

AffirMINTion:  I am grateful for ALL the gifts in my life, especially the gift of friendship!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!

AffirMINTion, Good Morning!, Health and Fitness, Mintdom

If You’re Going Through Hell… Keep on Going!

12/16/09 – 15, 838 Steps – whoo hoo!!

Food Journal – No

Good morning Mintdom,

I had a GREAT step day yesterday! I had a hard time keeping up with myself, hence the lack of a Food Journal.  I think I need to start over with the food journal and go back to just writing down on paper what I eat and not worry about points or calories.  Maybe that way, I will get into the habit.  I will try that today along with my 30 minutes of intentional exercise. 

 “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” –Winston Churchill

While I am not going through hell in any way, shape, or form, (unless you count passing up Christmas treats as hell LOL) I am a bit frustrated with my lack of results.  I like this quote because no matter what, I just need to keep trying.  I need to stick with the basics while looking for new options.  This quote reminded me of a Rodney Atkins song.  Click on the link to listen to it.  I am doing my first 10 minutes to this song. 

Warning:  This type of song sticks in your head; you might end up singing it all day!  LOL!! 

 http://tinyurl.com/keepongoin

 AffirMINTion: I keep moving towards good health!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

 Life is good!