Sunday, August 10, 2014

Leg Day with Richard

I came across this picture the other day and fell in love with it for many reasons. What many do not know is that when i was in middle school, my mom let me pick out my tennis shoes for PE class. I am not sure where we found these particular gems and i unfortunately, do not have a picture but you can imagine what they looked like when i tell you the brand was "Richard Simmons". They were plain white and BULKY. Not even kidding a little bit.

And boy, was i made fun of for those shoes! I was only teased a little bit by my closest friends BUT i OWNED those shoes and it didn't bother me one bit. I laughed with them. I've always know to be a little quirky so i don't think it phased me really.

As i have always been into fitness - usually just admiring bodies instead of working on my own, it's only fit i had those shoes at one point in time. I've finally realized i can't just admire bodies to be fit - i must actually work at it and exercise. Crazy i know! So, yesterday - i posted this picture of my man on my Facebook page and every other quirky person i know "liked" it.

Posting that picture meant more to me than anyone realized i'm sure! In fact, my best friend from that PE class is still one of my best friends today. She definitely still remembers those shoes and we definitely still laugh about it. AND YES, yesterday was LEG DAY!

Work it!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Getting My Ducks In A Row

There is an internal battle going on within me. There always has been. It's something i feel i will always struggle with, yet, maybe not.

Lately, i've had an incredible amount of determination to get my life where it needs to be in ALL areas! BUT, i've also still been lazy, sad, depressed, lonely, etc. I've ALWAYS dealt and struggled with those negative feelings. Some days are worse than others. I don't know if it stems from my car accident and alcohol/drug use. Or if it's just something i struggled with becoming an adult. Both of those began at the same time.

A week ago, i began reading 'The Slight Edge' by: Jeff Olson. Already, the book has really helped me PUSH MYSELF to be the best version of me. Of course, i don't always succeed BUT i most certainly try - just not hard enough all the time!

When i was little, life came super easy to me. It was pretty much handed to me on a silver platter as they say. Upon graduating high school - i sorta had to figure out the world is a cruel place and figure out where i fit in. The path i've taken is a crazy one and not necessarily one i'd recommend BUT it's not about where we came from or what happened to us in the past. And it isn't about where we are going in the future - It's about NOW. What am i doing RIGHT NOW to change the direction my life is headed?!? What are the steps i am taking?

If you take positive steps every day and contribute to what you want your life to be - YOU CAN HAVE THAT FUTURE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED. Not all steps are seen by others, but that doesn't matter - what matters is that YOU see them and know you are doing them!

One duck at a time!