This morning I scan Facebook for motivation and laughs. I hate the news. Rarely do I search out news. I am skeptical in its presentation versus reality.
Within the search, I find this.
Seb’s video motivates me. Focus on today. Small steps. That’s all I hear.
Tonight I find a hoodie with my Maiden name which has a saying….
“I am an Endless Legend.”
And I feel like I can be a Super Hero. Yep that’s right. Click on the link to see what motivates me to write about it.
My maiden name is Doughty.
Today our temps reach above 0C.
I am closing in on living with Type 1 diabetes for 40 years. Exercise, activity, healthy eating and keeping myself in shape and healthy is important to me.
BUT, It’s been a rough few months exercise and otherwise for me. Winter and I don’t get along as far as energy and ambition. The month of February in Ontario was the coldest on record since 1875.
Word on the Weather Network is temps will reach upwards of about 6C. It will feel balmy if it is true! No wind would be nice too! I haven’t heard about the records set for wind this winter but one must exist!!
Today I work from home finishing up some Admin that’s been driving me crazy. The sun shines bright all day. The bright sun gleaming through the windows blinds me at times. Despite that, I embrace the intensity of it.
Suddenly the hope appears with the time change and the increase in the intensity of the sun.
About 5pm, I take a break from the Admin work I focus on all day. I put on my ear buds and hook up my music. I make my way to the ‘super mailbox’ up the road to get our mail. It feels so good to get out. I can’t stop looking to my left, smiling at the sun as it made its way down the sky to sleep for the night. Today, I am thankful for the gift the sun has given.
I wish the roads allowed for me to put on my running shoes and go, but I can’t stand wet feet…and not good for the well being of them either.
Knowing I can’t let this time go, I take the ‘long’ walk home.
Thankfully, we live right off the Trans Canada Trail…it is just a few minutes walk from our home. I am excited to make my way there as soon as the snow melts and puddles aren’t ankle deep to get my running gear on and go…for miles and miles.
Despite the fact I wear my Blundstones, to keep my feet dry tonight, I want to run so bad. It is so hard not too.
In anticipation of this, I find a post on FB of a T and hoodie that include my Maiden name…and I fall in love. So, I ordered a few work out T’s and a hoodie.
And one for my Dad…cause if it wasn’t for him….I wouldn’t be an Endless Legend!
What do you do to motivate yourself to move?
P.S. Pink is my favourite colour…of what I ordered, I picked a bright pink tee…and I while I wear my fav colour I will remember while I am running or lifting weights…. “I am an endless legend.” for so many reasons.