I Have to Admit It’s Getting Better…

Hi friends,

I know I’ve been missing lately, but that’s because I’ve been doing me and it’s been feeling good πŸ™‚ What have I been up to you ask?

Getting fitted for and buying new running sneakers for my spring training…Asics GT-2160 and in my favorite color πŸ™‚

And running! Even though this picture is poor quality (my brother’s iPhone) it’s one of my favorites, 1st true 5k and feeling great!

Getting my protein on! This just came in the mail today; been making a conscious effort to add more lean protein to my diet, so far so good!

Making my mango-lime salsa and other delicious dinners! Last night I tried out this recipe with asparagus instead of peas and added caramelized onions. Oh, and for the first time in 23 years of living, I love onions! Only caramelized, but it’s a start πŸ™‚

Look what’s back, spinning!! I finally bit the bullet and went back to my former FAVORITE gym class. Although I am in love with Group Power lately, I need a cardio blasting class and this is my favorite kind πŸ™‚

I have been also going out more lately and meeting new people πŸ™‚ I am trying to just push my comfort zone and try new things. Although I enjoy my downtime and being a home body, I know that being alone and by myself is totally the worst way for me to be. I know that the added sunshine we’ve been having lately has been doing wonders for my mood and I’m going with it. After spending some time with my cousins at a family party this weekend I got some great advice, “sometimes you need to just stop and say to yourself, ‘what would a selfish person do right now’ because that’s probably what is best for you.” My cousin and I are both givers and helpers; we put ours needs second, third, and fourth on our lists to be there for others. She knows that now is a time when I just need to “do me” and take care of myself; she’s completely right. I am obviously still getting my grad work doing, going to work when they call me, and being a good friend to those I care about; but in the mean time I am doing the things I listed above to make life that much better. More exercise, outdoor time, friend and social time, meditation, cooking, and gratefulness are key!

What are the ways that you feel your best? Do you find yourself needing to be a little “selfish” at times?

That’s it for tonight, I am hoping to get to the gym early tomorrow so I can have a fun rest of the day πŸ™‚ Have a good night everyone!

lots of love,

Em

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5 Responses to I Have to Admit It’s Getting Better…

  1. Your cousins are right! Sometimes it just has to be about you and what makes you happy and nothing else matters! Love the new shoes πŸ˜‰ Mine are purple as well (only brooks). Purple rocks!

  2. Great post and very inspirational. I’ve also heard something along the same lines that you have to take care of yourself because if you don’t, who will? Also, treat yourself as you would a loved one. Be patient and kind to yourself. Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  3. Just wanted to say HI and hope you’re still doing well. πŸ™‚

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