Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stopping to smell the roses...

Lately, I feel like life has been whizzing by. It's not that I haven't been enjoying the ride, but I feel like I'm taking a lot for granted. The fact that time is flying has been most evident in my almost-three-year-old daughter. She's starting to look so little-girlish, and the toddler days are starting to fade behind her. Everyday she does something that makes me think, "When the heck did she start doing that?!". I started thinking yesterday about how fast time is going.

I'm starting to realize that life can pass me by, as I become preoccupied with other things (especially the kids!). I need to make sure that I stop to smell the roses, and appreciate what I have, especially as far as my health goals are concerned.

I always tend to focus on what I'm not doing right, and how I could be doing so much more. And then I feel guilty.

So here are three health-related things that I'm grateful for:

1. Running a 5K!
2. Losing 10lbs and getting to my pre-pregnancy weight with my son. Sure, I have a LONG way to go, but it's a start.
3. Exercising at least three times a week. Even if it's a stroller walk.

Here's to focusing on the positive, and continuing to work towards goals.

p.s. I'm going to visit with my English teacher from high school today! I haven't seen her in about, oh, fifteen years. She was a big inspiration to me, so this should be fun!


Teresa said...

Time seems to pick up the pace as the years go by. Have a great day smelling the roses. Celebrate your successes, kick the guilt out the door. Enjoy your visit with your teacher.

totegirl said...
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totegirl said...

Excellent post! Time keeps on marching along, so it's up to us to focus on what's important!

Keep up the great work!!!!

Carolyn said...

Great idea, concentrate on what you are doing right. A positive outlook changes everything!

Oh fun!! I would look to meet up with a few of my old teachers! Have fun!