100 Days Healthier Me – Day Nineteen

We all have bad days. For some, that’s putting it really mildly. Those bad days sometimes feel like you’re living in the back of a garbage truck with someone constantly pelting you with new garbage that just smells a little bit worse than the last. Glass is digging into your side, and you’re constantly getting cut with aluminum cans. At least, it feels like that.

One of the hardest things to learn is thinking positive and getting out of the garbage truck. For me, I have to take the time and actually visualize where I am and the positive aspects. I need to see that this garbage truck is actually a room in an apartment I pay for with work from a job I enjoy. A job that allows me to work with people who constantly teach me and whom treat me nicely. That new garbage that’s been thrown at me is just me making my life slightly more dramatic by adding emotions that aren’t really there.

In these bad days, we need to trend carefully. We can be nicer to ourselves by finding these positive moments and moving forward in them instead of just bathing ourselves in the garbage that’s inevitably hurting us.

Think about it, you have made your way to this blog which means you have internet access. You were looking for my nerd knowledge or perhaps my fitness knowledge so you’re striving for excellence just like me. These are all great first starts to lead you down your path and you have to realize that every one starts somewhere. I started by typing words on a page, and I start again each morning to propel myself forward.

It’s day nineteen into this 100 days healthier me, and I’ve gone up and down in my journey. I crashed just last week, but here I am moving forward at a decent pace to keep things going. Tomorrow, I plan on start at the gym again. I’m going to start EASILY, with just going and doing one repetition of the body-weight exercise. This will make me go to the gym. It will get my blood pumping, and will make it one step easier to start again. I’m giving myself the gentle approach so hopefully by New Years Day, I will be going back to 5-6 days a week at the gym.

Sometimes, you have to treat yourself with kid gloves to make life easier to cope with. Life may feel like you live inside a garbage truck, but you have to know that there’s people here who will help pull you out and dust you off. You can also get yourself out of there and take that banana peel off your head. You just have to know that each morning you restart, and this is feeling of horribleness is just a temporary set back. Tomorrow will be better. Tomorrow will be awesome. Mostly, it’s awesome cause you’re in it and you’re heading towards the excellent, awesome life that is super-heroic. Be gentle with yourself. It’ll do you good.

If you want to see more of the Advocate of Adventure’s healthy living ideas, her book, or just check her out. You can find out more here at the Advocate of Adventure.

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