1/18/08

Spread the looooooooove

If you've never read Krissie's blog, you should. She oozes positivity and she rivals me as the biggest starbucks junkie in North America (lucky for her, she's south of the 49th parallel so we won't have to have a "who can order a drink the right way" showdown). Yesterday she challenged people to right a list about acknowledging what we love about ourselves, seeing as there's a lot of people poo-pooing what's not so great in their lives (as it is the season to try and reassess the damage and make amends...). I'm always up for a challenge... 1. What do you absolutely love about your body? My eyes. They're a wicked ass colour; blue on the edges, then green with brown speckles. If you say hazel I'll kick you in the shins. My parents have hazel eyes and mine are NOT. 2. When did you surprise yourself with your physical strength? LONG time ago when I could move tables at a rec centre all by myself with no help. But then again, I was always pretty butchy and intimidating. 3. When were you braver than you ever thought you could be? hmmmm...I think that might have been the other day when I quit my job. I've actually been here for six and a half years; part time since 2001, full time since the end of 2003. It was a HARD decision but the best thing for my mental health and career growth. 4. When did your self-control blow you away? I think the first time I had one and half plates at a buffet, and the first one was salad. My family is NOTORIOUS for having birthday gatherings at a buffet restaurant of the celebrant's choosing. It didn't hit me how in control of my self I was until I sat there and was FULL from eating just veggies, then some meat, rice and more veggies. But then I lack it at other times...that blows me away too :( 5. What is your proudest moment ever? so far, finishing my first half marathon. I couldn't run to the end of the block to catch a bus and now I can run 21k? It still baffles me and gives me the chills thinking about it. 6. When was the last time you felt absolutely beautiful? It's really odd...but when my dad looks at me with glassy eyes, moves my hair out of my face, has this proud look on his face and asks me who replaced his mouser with such a pretty girl. Or when Sydney says, "Marie, you look very pretty today" and I ask her what she wants. 7. Why do you deserve to meet your goals? Well, I met them once before because of hard work and dedication, so I definitely deserved to meet them. That's the only way anyone deserves to get there. You have to work for them. You don't magically get granted wishes and dreams. It takes hard work and you can have the job you want, the house you want and the weight loss you deserve too. Fight for it. Love yourself. You're worth it.

14 comments:

katieo said...

love this post.

I'm all choked up from this, "...has this proud look on his face and asks me who replaced his mouser with such a pretty girl." Not kidding, tears are forming in my eyes.

I totally agree, it's nice to read some anti-poo-pooing :)

Angie All The Way said...

Your answer on #7 could not be more right on. Absolutely 100%

Cat_82 said...

Great post, and congrats on taking that huge scary step and quitting your job. I admire your courage with this.

Sarah said...

love the post! Agreed, its so nice to see some self-recognition when everyone is being so hard on themselves.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Love that list- I'm stealing it.

I didn't consider the fact that your job change might mean that Kris and I would be breaking up. Maybe you should reconsider and stay at the job you so dislike so that Kris and I can continue to make fun of each other... Or MAYBE Kris should just leave a comment on my blog, so I would know where to find him myself. The thought of life without him is far too much to bear.

Tina said...

Loved the post... needed to give myself a positive boost today... used it on my own blog. Thanks!

Krissie said...

Thanks so much for playing! I love all the positivity!

Green Girl said...

congrats on the new job, and on getting up the courage to quit the old one! yay for you!

Jennifer said...

That was awesome, I loved it.

Mousie, I have a question. I'm a treadmill runner, and I was wondering, is it better to run on an incline? If so, what kind of incline? The treadmill I use goes by 0.5 intervals (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, etc). Is running on an incline better for toning?

Thanks! :0)

Tracey said...

I love that challenge idea....hope you don't mind my blogging that as well!? Love your musings mouse...you're a doll :)

marie said...

jen - people say 1 per cent incline is good if you want to simulate outdoor running. others say it's bs.

"toning" will only coming from the entire combo of cardio, diet & weight training.

find a good routine, mix it up and have fun :)

Candace said...

Mouse, WOW - are you ever deep today. Love the post. Your Dad sounds awesome - give him a big hug from me next time you see him.

marie said...

Of note: I watched my dad do the SAME THING to my niece Sydney the other night and it was BEYOND precious.

She was sitting there colouring and rambling off a story about school and he said, "who replaced my Sydney with such a smart, pretty girl?"

Everyone should have a little piece of my dad.

Sara said...

love the post!! Nice to read something so positive!

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