Also- I consumed ONE thing today that I didn’t plan on. I got an iced coffee from Dunkin’ (sorry Justin) because they’re cheap right now… so why not? ;) But otherwise I am super proud of my meal & snack choices today…I’m going to wake up with so much energy tomorrow, that is truly the best part of making healthy choices. Don’t get me wrong, I have a sweet tooth and I love french fries. But at the end of the day, if I know that sweet potato fries and a strawberry cheesecake fiber one bar will fulfill my desire for unhealthier options… I will choose that! I love waking up full of energy.
So I was scrolling through Pinterest earlier for some new shoulder workouts (if anyone has any new ones, send them my way, ya girl is getting tired of hers) and I came across some pretty good quotes. Originally, my post for today was going to be about carbohydrates, but I will save that for later this week! I’m super excited about that post though. So here are some good ones that I came across, happy Monday everyone!
I sent out a cute picture on in a Facebook message this morning to some people to start their days off on the right note (with a smile!), and when people responded and laughed, it made me feel good. Always good to start the day off on the right foot…especially a Monday!
“Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters”
Initially, this reminded me Grandma. Grandma’s passing showed me what really matters in life, and that is happiness. I know what Grandma would be telling me the past few years, I just don’t think I would’ve listened to it. I’ve known for years what I should’ve been doing all along; I just never fully did it. It is one of those things that you know is right, but you are scared to make the leap of faith and just do it. I've always been scared to come out of my comfort zone...until I finally just took the leap. But with time, you will gain the confidence and strength within yourself that you will need to overcome anything. Because in time, you will be happy… What really matters in life is being happy. Time has a wonderful way of showing you what happiness is.
“Have the maturity to know that sometimes silences is more powerful than having the last word”
Oh Shelby, how this reminds me of when we were little. It makes me realize how different things have gotten as I have grown up. To me, it is so much easier to walk away from a situation than it is to speak in circles with someone else. If the relationship is worth it, is it meant to talk over? Sure. But that decision is for YOU to make. Not everyone will agree, and that is okay. If you are able to take a deep breath and feel the release of anger whilst keeping your mouth shut…you hade made it. Although for the record Shelby, I did always get the last word in…and I always won ;) (Crazy how this many years later and this is still the first thing that comes to mind when I read this quote! So blessed to have my sister and our relationship.)
“We’re getting too old to be explaining what people already know they’re doing wrong”
I was actually talking to Jess about this today! We were talking about how people know they should recycle but they don’t. I have an issue where I feel the need to help everyone…but not everyone wants your help (and I know others suffer from this too, Jess being one of them when it comes to recycling). You need to be mindful enough to realize that some people know their flaws…they just don’t want to work on fixing them. And you also need to be mature enough to realize that there are people who believe they have no flaws…therefore you cannot help them. You need to look at it like: I’m willing to help anyone willing to help him or herself. And although this worries me because the first thing that comes to mind when I read this is doing personal training… It’s easy to think you want something, but sometimes it is hard to actually follow through with it. It is going to be a learning process, just like everything in life.
“Revealing the truth is like lighting a match. It can bring light or it can set your world on fire”
Sometimes, it can do both. It can set your world on fire, in the best way possible. It can set your world on fire with passion and desire to achieve a new level of mental freedom that you’ve never believed to be possible. Looking at these quotes in different views can make them even more meaningful. Always take it a little too far, because that it usually where you will find the truth. Try it sometime.
“If you don’t think you have any blessings, remember your heart is still beating”
I love this so much. Sometimes, not everything is great. Sometimes, we face battles and we lose them. It happens, but we always move on. It is a blessing to wake up everyday. For me, it’s very easy to start my day off with positivity. Keeping it throughout the day is the struggle, hell, that is the struggle for everyone. You have to fight for what you want. I don’t have everything right now, but I am finding happiness in the things that I do have. The part that amazed me…was how easy it was to find this happiness in the small things I never really looked at. Sometimes we get so wrapped around the thought about how life is supposed to be, we forget about how life really is. Once you learn to drop the ‘expectations’ you think you need to meet, finding happiness in what you have comes very naturally. I am happy that I can wake up at 7am without an alarm every morning and have the energy to start my day. I am happy that I am able to work on my blog whenever I want. I am happy that I have a house with 2 dogs and loving parents to come home to. I am happy that I have a little car that looks like a bug. I am happy about the hopes and dreams I have because they are getting closer and closer to reality everyday. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect for you to be happy. So don’t think for a second that just because you have issues in your life, that means you cannot be happy. I know you could find things in your life to be happy about; you just have to look for them! (I bet you don’t have to look very hard either ;))
“People may not always tell you how they feel, but the will show you. Pay attention”
Eh, or people will tell you and not show you. Paying attention to people’s actions that follow up with their words is more important than focusing only on their words. It is so easy to say something, but it’s harder to do it. On Saturday I was running on 4 hours of sleep, driving back from Sami’s graduation then having to wake up at 5:30 to babysit…wasn’t easy. I went out with Jess, Lauren, and Justin Saturday night for some drinks and I got really cranky come 11:30. On the way home, I told Justin why I got cranky (because I was tired and was getting a ‘tired’ headache), and he cut me off, told me to calm down, and told me he would take care of me. Hearing someone say that is so meaningful…but he truly does follow up with it. He always has my best interest at heart and it shows with his daily actions. These are the kinds of people you need to surround yourself with. But you can’t have him; he’s mine ;)
Have a good week!