Before I went to bed last night I set my alarm, for the first time in months. I wanted to make sure that I got up in time to go to the gym. Even though I have in fact made it to the gym a few times in the last month, that was purely by chance. I woke up and decided to go to the gym. I am not sure that I have set my alarm for 5am time since Labor Day.
While I was supposed to be training for the half marathon, I was dreading my workouts. I felt like I should be running, I didn’t want to be running….ergo, no gym. Luckily, that half has come and gone (and no I didn’t run it). So, now that the gym is just a place for me to go to workout on any equipment that I want to. I got 5 miles in today and it felt fantastic.
Most of the fun of working out for me is reading and listening to music. I am now reading “The Weird Sisters”, by Elenor Brown. I read over 50 pages while working out and that makes me happy. I was listening to Hip Hop BBQ on Pandora, which is usually 90s rap and hip hop, but today “Uptown Funk” came on.
Now, I don’t listen to any “current” music. Up until a couple weeks ago, I only knew parts of this song from commercials. Two weeks ago, at our cousins wedding, the two ring bearers jammed all night long. The were on the dance floor to every single song. Uptown Funk was one that I stood on the dance floor and watch them dance to in its entirety. Picturing them dancing, with their giant smiles and love for life, got me through the last mile of my work out.
I hope that when people think of me, they can picture me dancing, see my smiles and know that I am someone who LOVES life. That’s all I want for my kids, my husband, family and friends. When they think about me, I want them to see all the good, all the love and joy. I have so much love and joy and on the inside I am almost always dancing, I am working really hard to bring that to the forefront again.
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