Day 26! action

“Wherever the great dilemma exists is where the great growth is, too……..I hope you have gotten sufficiently tired of hitting the snooze button; I know that what you need or need to activate in yourself will appear; I pray that your awakening comes with ease and grace, and stamina when the going gets hard. To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself, for now.” – Anne Lamott

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I’m officially over the 1/4 way mark! Here are some things I am loving:

  • I love the fact that I don’t visit the “little store” at work anymore.  (the junkfood store literally attached to my office)…the store where the clerk yelled “hey! it’s Candy Girl!” when i walked in. ugh! Not cool!
  • I love that when I am working at my desk I snack on fruits, veggies and nuts instead of M&Ms, Diet Coke and Laffy Taffy.
  • I love that my son no longer sees me consume massive quantities of crap.
  • I love that I sleep better (when I make the effort to get to bed on time).
  • Still a work in progress, but I am loving my healthier skin!!
  • I love the CALM.
  • I love love looooooooooove that my arms are getting stronger and I can kinda sorta hold a headstand.
  • Breathing!  I think yoga has helped me integrate DEEP BREATHING into my day to day life. I love this.  I am an anxious/nervous/shallow-breather-type person and lately I find myself taking a lot of deep, cleansing breaths. Ahhhhhhhhhhh.

Not so loving:

  • Fatigue.  If I don’t get 7-8 hours of good sleep (which is VERY difficult considering my son’s schedule and getting up early to run), I start to seriously DRAG.  My recovery sucks and running hills makes me cringe.  I need my sleep.  Ok, this is a good thing I am learning.
  • NUT BUTTERS CALL MY NAME!!!!!!!!! I’m afraid I need to put the kibosh on the PB and almond butter for a while.  It has a hold on me as a “treat” and that doesn’t feel good. Feels a little crazy.  I’ll add it back in later.

I love Anne Lamott.  She’s hilarious and always spot-on.  The quote at the top is from this piece she wrote on ‘becoming the person you were meant to be’.  I love the bit about making mistakes:

“You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren’t. You take the action, and the insight follows: You don’t think your way into becoming yourself.”

Take action.  Insight follows.  By doing this 100 day experiment, I am learning that the action part is KEY.  The making of mistakes.  The becoming.

 RockFlower

 

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2 thoughts on “Day 26! action

  1. Wonderful, Erin!

    A great thing about your 100 day trial is its experimental nature–a voyage of discovery. Who knows what you’ll learn!

    On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 4:05 PM, sakura blooms

  2. I love this! Isn’t it amazing how a little thing like changing your relationship sugar (or alcohol) can make so many changes in your life!! With ya, sister.

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