Friday, November 5, 2010

Appreciation, what is that exactly?

Today I am stealing an idea from somebody on my facebook friends list, Josie is posting things that she is grateful for for the next 30 days on her page and this idea somehow sounds like a cool idea so I shall do something similar. I don't know if I will be able to post EVERY day so I can't say for the next 30 days but I am going to attempt to post something that I am grateful for or something that I appreciate as often as I remember, this could end up being easy or it may be harder than I think but either way its an interesting venture.

So I wonder, what do I appreciate, there are so many things to choose from and so many different directions this can go in but I have to say that the thing that I appreciate today is my wife. She is my rock, she is there when I need her to be and she is there no matter what the situation, without her I am unsure how successful I would have been with my better health venture and she knows this but in the spirit of the appreciation thang, she gets the number one spot. The image that I posted is her standing next to a sun flower that we were growing, She is my hiking partner, my conscious and you will never find a kinder person on the planet, which is subject to debate on the days that I don't put the dishes into the cabinet! she is a huge part of why I am able to do what I do.

Ok, ok enough of the sappy stuff, back to the weight loss related chatter, This week I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off and finding time for myself has been quite the task and because of that I haven't gotten many posts up this week, such is life I suppose. The little bit of time that I have had to myself has been spent at the gym so you can't fault me too much for that right? I mentioned that I got some seat time at a tattoo shop and because of the placement of one of them its bothering me when I lift weights so I have pretty much spent my time this week on Cardio more than lifting and Saturday through Tuesday I didn't even make it to the gym because of an unrelated issue so its been an odd week for me over all. Making good choices with my intake hasn't been hard for the better part of the week and Halloween did toss a couple hurdles in my way but I think we made it through pretty much unscathed for the most part and this week the theme will be hardcore workouts.

The things that I do now compared back a couple hundred pounds ago and the way that I do them aren't comparable, Making good choices with diet and exercise force me to stay healthy these days. I have said this on my blog countless times but I believe that anyone who wants it can lose weight and get healthier than they are currently, the biggest part of weight loss is the mental because as soon as we realize that fact everything else doesn't seem so hard.

A bit random but that's all I got for today.

As Ever


  1. Your wife seems like a great coach and partner. Nice to have one of those in your corner.

  2. I love it! I swear I am more successful overall when I have gratitude :-) Love to read it with others.

  3. Your wife is beautiful and I think it's wonderful that she is such a supportive figure in your life. My husband is as well and I really think that I would not have been nearly as successful without his support!

    I'm glad you liked the gratitude posts and look forward to seeing all the things you appreciate in life!

  4. Your post reflects exactly how my wife is. She has always been a rock for me, no matter what hard times I might be going through. I think having someone to back you and help push you to succeed is crucial.
    It's good to stop once in awhile and think about the things you are really grateful for. I used to make a habit of taking 5 minutes every day to sit and reflect on all the positive things in my life. I know it helps me to stop fixating on the little annoyances or inconveniences in life that really don't matter all that much.