YAY! Today I get to go back to my hoop class! It has been over two weeks since my last hoop class, and my favorite hoop instructor is back. My Miss Rebekah is back in hoop this week also so double yay for that too! I think the best thing about hoop class, other than all my girls who come to class with me, is that its like recess. Middle of the week, middle of the day, 30 minutes to feel like a kid while you work on strength and balance. Not too bad, huh? Seriously, grab a hoop and give it a try.
Along with hoop class, I actually did get a lot accomplished on Wednesday. I got a great review from my boss, I worked on organizing my calendar, and checked off some big items off of the looming ToDo list that sits in my office. The biggest of which was something I had been nervous about for about a month.
Have you noticed that when you are afraid of an outcome, you will often avoid a problem. Kind of like doing your taxes. You know you need to do them, but at some level you just can’t believe its going to end up being a good thing, so you put it off until the last minute. I have a bad habit of doing that. If there is a chance it won’t come out the way I like it, I am likely to avoid doing anything. I know, its a failing of mine. I work myself into a blind panic, just certain that its going to come out bad. Today, I confronted that small fear. And the result was so positive, that I felt a little silly for avoiding it to begin with.
As part of my year of thankfulness, I keep trying to let go of some of these things that are holding me back. When I am afraid of something unknown, I need to stop writing the story with a negative ending and write a good ending instead. Our positive thoughts really do make a difference. Today I felt empowered by letting go of that fear and that feeling of empowerment is one I get to keep for a long time.
What fear do you have holding you back from greater levels of happiness. Do you think you can let go of that fear?
Today I got to give my speech. I am here to write about it, so obviously it didn’t kill me. It was actually kind of fun! The Biggest Loser Kickoff audience was pretty full, in fact, it was a lot more crowded than I had anticipated. But they were really receptive, and the program trainers did a great job with the whole presentation. The picture of me and Rebekah that they put on the GINORMOUS screen behind us was a little disturbing. I mean, how big a picture of your own face should you have to look at?
Miss Rebekah did AWESOME in her speech. I was so proud of her. She had the audience pretty much in the palm of her hand the whole time, laughing with her, and somber with her… She did great! I didn’t do to bad either. Although I am not sure if I pulled off the whole, inspiring, funny, emotionally touching, motivational speech I was aiming for, but I didn’t pass out and no one threw anything at me. Always a good thing.
Now that I have that behind me, I can focus my manic personality on other things, like school work, my very dusty house, my unruly pets, the usual.
So after my speech today, I went back to the office and prepped for tomorrow’s busy day, went home and worked on two hours of homework. I took a quiz online, and signed in to the research program site for my Psychology class. Then I made a huge salad for dinner. When did I get so motivated to get stuff done?
Have you ever noticed that the busier you are, the more you get done? And the more you are getting done, the more people hand you stuff to do. I have been feeling really busy, super productive, and only marginally crazy over the last few months. I know that this is a direct result of my Biggest Loser success. Not the win, but the success at changing my environment with more healthy food and the daily exercise.
No, I am totally serious.
The more I exercise and eat healthy, the more energy I have. The more energy I have, the more I get done. The more I get done, the more people give me and the more I sign up to do, because I want to do more. I can do more.
Dang it! I should have put that in my speech!!!!
Today was a day to get things done, start new things, and reflect on how much my life has changed over the last year. My life has changed and almost all for the better. So today, I think I will just be grateful for the chance to recognize how lucky I am, and how many blessings I have.
(Although I am a little bugged I missed hoop class.)