Thursday, September 5, 2013

Even If It's Raining

There is an intriguing prospect that may just change life quite drastically for me and mine lurking just around the corner.  (I promise to give details if/when this thing comes to fruition.) 

I couldn't help but notice that when looking into said prospect I started to think/act quite a bit differently.

I wondered at why it would take a different life situation to make me think so differently.  So much more openly.

I wished it didn't take the prospect of a pretty big life change to make me want to make more positive changes in my life overall.  I thought about where I was when I decided to dump a bunch of weight.  And how that had been the same kind of light bulb moment and I wished that I could somehow make these kinds of things happen without having to face up to some sort of negative aspect of life first. 

I just love the idea of going right ahead and jumping onto the positives that help to make life so much better and really want to start doing those things without the push of a negative to get me to that point.  You know, I kind of want to get past the point of needing the proverbial cattle prod to improve myself!

For today, my goal is to get out and exercise in the fresh air as much as possible, even if it's raining. 
This is a tough one for me and yet I just know that I will be rewarded with even better health and other beautiful and wonderful non-tangibles along the way.

What do you struggle with doing that is easier when life prods you in some way?  What is the best reward that you have reaped from a life change?


  1. I know exactly what you are saying!

    When I found my new doctor here in Jacksonville she scared the crap out of me. The first thing she wanted to do was take all painkillers out of my life forever. Woah! I had subsisted on them for nearly 10 years. I didn't want to give them up. But THE TRUTH was that I wasn't getting better doing what I was doing. So, I agreed. It was so scary. And the first four to five days were miserable. But then, it all leveled out and I felt just as well using the nausea medication as I did on the painkillers. It made it easier to believe in the other changes she wanted me to make. No sugar, less carbs, more protein, no processed foods, daily exercise, and the tapping therapy. I don't think any one thing would make me improve all on its own. I had to do EVERYTHING to see improvement. But, it was scary. (However, I had a pretty negative (terrible migraines) as an incentive.)

    1. While the prospect here for me is certainly more positive than dealing with those nasty migraines or any other major health issue, it does seem that we all need that kick in the pants to get going in a better direction. I do pride myself on being a real self starter, but we can always do better- can't we? I guess it takes some outside force or someone with a more objective take on things to get us to change.

  2. Jasmine: I hope we can sit down for a long conversation some day. I have made such drastic changes in my life that most people wouldn't believe. Things I gave up, careers I have changed, people I have both rejected and embraced, and all without the slightest hesitancy. I make it a point to go with the positives, seek opportunities, and never look back. My reward has been wanting only whatever I have whenever I have it. Thus, I want for nothing. That is life, and it is always terrific.

  3. I struggle with so much, I don't even know where to begin. Currently, I'm struggling with relationships and how I may be the problem to so many of them gone wrong. Not just love relationships, but also with friends, family and even strangers. Staring in the mirror and realizing your reality, is eye-opening and so difficult, but must be done so I can find my peace. Hope your struggles are fewer and far between.

  4. Your situation sounds exciting. Hope the best for you. I could use a big positive life change. I also need to exercise more. My doctor told me so yesterday.

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