Yesterday wasn’t a banner day, but it also wasn’t really bad. I wasn’t quite as excellent during my work with clients as I normally am, and I kind of got the feeling I was a distraction during training. Not ideal, but certainly not terrible. I got to spend some time talking to one of the women in class, nothing too terribly deep or anything, but idle chit-chat. It’s nice that someone made a bit of effort to do that. Beyond that though, there wasn’t a particular high point for the day which makes journaling about a good experience from the day a little more difficult. Still, the fact that I’m fitting into class and such, that’s good. One of the things I always worry about in training situations is that my personality will be too big and throw off the chemistry of the room and provide a chance for some hard feelings. I don’t want to create hard feelings, just want to help people keep up with me, because I learn ridiculously quickly.
As for my exercise, I didn’t get quite as long of a walk as I usually do, only about a mile. The pace was less deliberate though, so it felt a little more effective as exercise than as a meditation period. Most likely because I wasn’t trying to enjoy a cigar at the same time. Still, I do enjoy getting out and moving around and trying to work away some stress, and ideally some of the copious amounts of body fat I’m currently carrying.
I am also grateful for the fact that my dogs are relatively well trained. They were when we got them, which makes for relatively easy ownership. They are potty trained, and will let me know when they need to take care of their business. They are also generally excited to go on our evening walks. They’re amazing.
I think some gratitude needs to be extended to my trainer at work. He’s done an excellent job of presenting information in a clear and relatively concise manner. It leads to fewer questions that can bog down a class when trying to prepare to be talking to and assisting clients. I hate classes that get easily sidetracked, but he does a good job keeping things on point.
I am also grateful for Maria, it’s rare that it feels like someone actually wants to be around me. By that, I mean actively seeking out my company and talking to me. It’s not an everyday thing, but certainly happens enough to make me feel like someone wants to be my friend. Since I moved to Utah almost 7 years ago, I haven’t made many friends partially because I hadn’t stayed in the same place too long, and partially because I feel like I don’t fit in here. Maria isn’t from around here, so that’s probably part of the reason we interact so well.
I’m going to work on making today a better day, thank you again for taking a moment to read my thoughts.
August 18, 2015 | Categories: Getting Where I Want to Be, Positive Changes, Re-Calibrating | Tags: Building Positivity, Career, Exercise, Friends, Lifestyle Changes, Mental Transformation, Momentum, Transformations | Leave a comment
After failing to meet my prescribed goals a week ago, I’ve decided to try again, starting today. Fittingly enough, my birthday and exactly one year prior to a deadline for meeting one of my bigger goals, my weight loss goal. So, let’s journal today and see how far I can take this, shall we?
Yesterday was a good day, in preparation of my birthday I acquired some fine cigars to enjoy when walking with my two best friends Copper and Patrick, aka the best dachshunds in the world. I was able to take them on a long walk, about a mile and a half or so. While enjoying a Kristania robusto from Kristoff cigars. While on our walk a ball came flying over a fence to one of the housing developments across the street from our usual route. So, we walked over and tossed that back into the yard it came from, the ball was wet with what felt like dog slobber, so that was slightly unpleasant but it does mean someone will be able to continue playing with their dog today. I’m sure that makes the dog and their owner very happy.
I’m particularly grateful to the rollers for Kristoff cigars and those under the employ of Don “Pepin” Garcia, I love their work and that hour or puffing on a cigar allows any stress I have to float away. A lot of people will say that smoking cigars is bad for my health, and maybe it isn’t good for my physical health, but it does wonders for my emotional and mental health so I call it a win either way.
I am also grateful for the other bloggers using WordPress, for giving me insight on things I have no real experience with. Things that I’m interested in, like fitness and healthier dieting, but also those things that while I’m not interested in. Things that I feel I should understand more, because they are issues that many people deal with (such as eating disorders and the like) and if I take the time to understand it, I might be able to help someone along the way find a healthier balance in their life. I appreciate that information being out there, and visible so I can learn about it from a less… clinical view.
I think though, that today I am the most grateful for my luck. I’ve been on the planet for 35 years today. I’ve been lucky, I’ve had some friends and acquaintances who didn’t make it this far. I’ve had some who made bad decisions that changed their life, and even though they seem to have come out of it okay, it made things more difficult for them. I’ve been lucky, lucky that not only have I made it this far, but that my bad decisions didn’t lead to any serious new difficulties in my life. Having a poor job history isn’t nearly as bad as going to prison for several years. I can still get to where I want to be, and I can get there relatively easily. I know how lucky I am, and I know that as long as I continue to have that kind of luck, and I put in the necessary hard work that I will be successful and that is all any one can really ask for.
Thank you for taking the time to read my words today.
August 16, 2015 | Categories: Getting Where I Want to Be, Positive Changes, Re-Calibrating | Tags: Building Positivity, Cigars, Exercise, Friends, Lifestyle Changes, Mental Transformation, Momentum, Transformations | Leave a comment