Well, one of the reasons I ask is because the phrase "Be Yourself" had been bubbling in my spirit for awhile now so I thought I would let it out with a little creativity (the poster below). The other reason is because I am a very private and protected person (you would never guess so with all my business on display on this blog, lol) who has an exterior that says I've got it all together. When in reality sometimes that may not be the case, so I too needed to hear these words.
In a world that is constantly bombarding us with messages which suggest we would be better off being anything but ourselves I'm here today to reassure you that you are the perfect you. I heard someone say recently that 'your freak is your money maker' lol. Translated, that thing(s) about you or your experiences that you are trying desperately to hide or change are your passport to fulfillment and success in life.
So, please stop comparing yourself to others. Find some time to have a good look at yourself. Learn to appreciate the varying aspects that amount to you without discounting anything. See your stunning beauty, your incomparable worth and your inconceivable value and embrace it. That is you. The one and only you and you are already Special!
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Weekly Workout Recap June 21 - 27, 2015
We started off the week with a bang. Robin and I headed off to Silver Comet Trail for the first time to meet up with a riding group. SCT is a beautiful covered trail which at one time was a railroad trail which ran from Georgia into Alabam. The trail is famous for being flat. Let me tell you, nothing is flat when you are pulling a toddler in a trailer! We missed the group because we were running late. Nevertheless, we were not deterred. I pumped up the tires, packed and hitched the trailer and off we went. The group had mentioned that they planned to do 10 -20 miles so I estimated that I could do 10 miles and then see how I felt.
We ended up do almost 15 miles which was great and we were beating the heat. Not even a mile in. Robin was done and wanted to get back to the car. I pressed on and eventually we saw a playground which we stopped to allow her a break and have a snack. Working out with your toddler doesn't come without its own unique challenges, but there are ways to address it which makes it more doable. I keep saying I'm going to write a post on it. I need to get on with it.
We started at 8:30 am and back lunching in the car by 11 am. Workout and play done!
Monday was interesting. I usually ride on Monday morning after I drop Robin off to school, but lately it has been in the 90's at nine in the morning. As I mentioned before in my post Get Ur Freak On I tend to have challenges with dehydration. That together with knowing I had to run later I didn't think riding and running in the extreme heat on the same day would be a great idea. Instead, I headed out to the Barnes & Noble to scope out some books. I've got a few things on my mind pertaining to the topics of the books. I'll tell you more about this later.
Notice Rule #1 To Working Out. Never Skip A Monday!! So tell me why later in the day, when it was time to go running, I was trying to make like I was so busy with a post that I couldn't go. I had taken my clothes off and was relaxing around the house when hubby asked what was happening. Long story short, he kicked me out the house and I went running. Thank goodness for accountability. Not to mention I really do enjoy getting out there. I tried to hang close to Chelsea of Meet The Amazing Chelsea on the run which made me run faster and further than I intended. Sometimes you just need a little extra motivation.
Tuesday - Rest
OMG!!! Is the only way to describe what happened on Wednesday. The short version is that I got my butt handed to me by the Panola Mountain Panola Shoals Trail. Well to be clear, I knew the trail was hilly but I chose it because it has gotten so hot in GA and this trail is woodsy and mostly covered but it was a beast nevertheless. The views are lovely and when the trail opens to the lakes it is spectacular. The real beast was waiting for us
After the mammoth monster everything seemed like it was downhill on the way back. Lol! We covered both sides of the South River Trail to get in an exhausting 11 miles.
Thursday - I listened to my body which was screaming "Not Today!" lol
Hike and bike day was fun. I rode to Stone Mountain from the village and then around it. That was about seven miles. It was my intention to hike to the top, but I only made it to the rest stop. I was short on time. W
Friday night I did my usual Restoration Yoga routine so I could have a complete day of rest on Saturday.
Saturday - Rest
And that's a wrap!
Did you try anything new this week?