Monday, September 15, 2008

Day 1 of the rest of my life~



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HEY ya!! I am fired up for FALL today~ the weather here feels like fall for the first time this year and it feels GOOD! I had a good "rest" day yesterday and am going to live this next week with the motto "today is day 1 of the rest of my life"...I need that shift in perspective- kinda like "begin with the end in mind" type mindset...What am I willing to do today that will impact the rest of my life in a positive way?

I guess the reason why I need to focus on this shift in perspective today is that I've been a bit down the past few days...as it turns out actually did hurt my knee rather bad last week and have to let it totally rest this week (NO CARDIO that utilizes my lower body at all and no lower body lifting). I was quite bummed about it on Friday and Saturday, but now I've shifted my focus towards what I can still do vs. all the things I can't do. I can still do upper body workouts, do abs, do stretching, do some pilates and I can control my DIET! I can do a lot and I will! I just have to keep focused on the fact that I can still do a lot to impact my future life for the positive and getting my knee healthy is key component of that. I also need to look into the medical advances towards the treatment for my knee issues...it's been 11+years since I had surgery and was last seen by a doctor for my knee problem (I have a degeneration of my tibia called chondromalacia)...and I expect that there may be new treatment options for my knee issues. I plan to attack the SOLUTIONS and stay focused on the things I can do....

So on tap for me today besides laundry and work, is a trip to the gym this afternoon...I will warm up in the tanning bed and then hit my chest and tri's and abs for a good solid workout! I think it will feel great to get a workout in...I've taken the past 2 days off. I am also going to join in on the splits challenge, but may have to "ease" into it this week since my knee is more stiff than usual and I am joining KIM and several others here in the RR for the 14 day super focus challenge-- I am boosting, so it'll be a challenge for sure, but I need it!

I also need to say: Congrats to DEB for her great job on Saturday!! She is fired up and ready to rock her next contest in 2 weeks~ I am so excited for her!!!

Well, I am off to attack day 1 of the rest of my life!!!
Love,
Michelle