Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Feel Good Song

Morning Has Broken done by Cat Stevens is one of my favorite songs. It makes me happy. I like to listen to it in the morning when I'm getting ready for work. I'm not a morning person, so it makes them more tolerable.

This is the same song done by Aaron Neville. I love them both.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Is you is or is you ain't?

Why is it so hard to let go of things that we know don't work? I ask myself that question a lot because I tend to get into a pattern or a routine that's "safe" when I know deep down that it's not good for me and it's not allowing me to reach my full potential. I think the answer is just that, it's safe. We are creatures of habit, we do what we know, whether it's in our best interest or not. Learning something new and adapting to it is scary and it's sometimes hard especially while we are still in the learning curve. Being in a learning curve is challenging because everything takes longer than what you normally do. Meal prep takes longer, training takes longer, even laundry takes longer because you have more clothes and towels. When your old routine is leaving work, coming home and plopping down in front of the computer suddenly changes to leaving work, going to the gym, prepping food, repacking a gym bag etc. it's normal to rebel, even though you know what you are doing is good for you. Why? Because it's different and while you're in your learning curve you feel out of control, like you're never going to get to enjoy the things that you once did, like spending 3 hours a night on Facebook. Sometimes I find myself throwing a tantrum worthy of a 3 year old because after working 8+ hours a day I just want to go home like "normal" people, but the kicker is..I don't want to look like" normal" people. I don't want to be 200+ lbs. I want to buy clothes that a like and not just settle for what fits and a host of other things that aren't achievable by going home, sucking back a pint of B and J's, hanging out with my online friends for 3 hours and then going to bed. Geez, I'm whining again aren't I? Oh well, that's ok, it's my blog and I'm allowed. I think a healthy dose of whining is good every now and then as long as it's accompanied by an even bigger dose of "doing"