“2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”—Romans 12:2
"There comes a time in your early twenties when you’re sort of stuck between holding onto the youthful abandon of your teenage years and bracing yourself for the accountability of the real world.The people you meet in this time tend to be people that you cling to for dear life, and when a relationship forged in that time falls apart, it hurts more than any other before it, but you move on."
and thought about how every so often panic strikes within me and my friends/people of similar age when we bang our heads against a wall and ask ourselves what we are doing with our lives, uncomfortably suspended between more defined periods (i.e. college & grad school/dream career, etc.). It’s hard to embrace the uneasiness of this transition period. My friend Dennis calls it purgatory lol.
But anyway, I thought this was a very good reminder to the flip side and seeing the big picture. It should be a period of growth and exploration…a time for us to be selfish with our time and figure out who we are, what we like/don’t like, try new experiences, etc.
I know sometimes I get caught up in thinking I need to have everything planned out as if the path will be straight as an arrow when more often than not things hardly go as planned lol.
Less thinking..more doing!
“You should love every single moment of this hot mess of a decade.”
Ahhh! I finally got up at 5am to do my workout after failing everyday this week lol.
Maybe it was helpful that today was Cardio recovery….
While I didn’t feel like my heart pounded with quite as much vigor, I definitely felt the lactic acid build up and burn throughout my body as I attempted to hold various yoga/pilate positions.
These types of exercises and stretching always make me feel so clumsy as I flail various body parts around, trying to find balance. The freakin’ people on screen look like they do it with such finesse and flexibility as if it were so easy!! Siiiiigh…so not graceful @___@
Mmkay…off to shower and start my day. Hoping to finally get in that last minute Vegas shopping/errands after work today!!
After exercising yesterday, I had a hard time going to sleep. Usually, I’m grandma status and am in bed by 10pm-ish…or pretty sleepy if not KO-ed yet. I didn’t sleep until midnight and could not for the life of me get up by 5am like I hoped.
I want to make it a habit to work out before work so as to get my day started and energized. Lol..but when I woke up this morning…I could barely get outta bed and felt sore in places I didn’t know I could be. My thoughts…”how the eff did I work that part of my body out??” hahaha
So, after work today, I thought to myself…mall for last minute vegas shopping or go home and do day 2. I went with the latter because, knowing myself, I would be too tired by the time I get home.
So another day of getting my butt kicked haha..my heart was ready to jump outta my chest on multiple occasions. I look and see that month 2 requires the prefix max before every name, and I can’t even imagine the level of intensity that awaits….
Anyway…tomorrow, I hope I make my 5am goal, so I can do my last min shopping after work. ANNND…I AM going to go to Hot Dog on a Stick and drink a lemonade and possibly eat a corndog :9 lol.
Been having a hard time trying to get my ish together…but slowly , one by one..I’ve decided to try and take charge of the things I CAN control..i.e. my own health and wellness!!
After the loss of my old Asics (farewell high school running shoes….put a lot of mileage on you back in the day)…I FINALLY bought a new pair of running/work out shoes. Nikes! They’re pretty comfortable :D. Hoping to do some damage in these! I’m tired of living in the crumbling shell of my former active self (from long long agooooo gooo ooooo…lol). I’m sure high school Lara is embarrassed at the sight of me huffing and puffing after a flight of stairs lol. Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that we used to run at least 5 miles a day everyday so casually back in high school. No big deal. What happened!?!
So today…I started Insanity! Had my first fit test and already had me crawling on the ground D:. Did a short dance with Insanity last year when my sister was still up here for three weeks…but for some reason it seemed so much harder today! Maybe cause I didn’t have my sister floored beside me in agony (lol miss ya sister <3) lol I’m hoping this time around I can followthrough. It seems more achievable/helpful with so many others around who are making such an effort and being so encouraging!
They say surround yourself with the people you want to become :]
So in the words of Shaun T…..”let’s….GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” lol