Happy Friday everyone! If you love to follow many healthy living blogs like I do, then I’m sure you’re aware of the Healthy Living Summit that’s currently taking place today. I am super bummed I’m not there and have been living vicariously through all their fun posts, but I’m really going to make plans on saving a little cash so that I can go next year…although maybe I can bypass a plane ticket if it’s held here in CA?! How fun would that be?! I think San Francisco would be a perfect spot for a blogging summit, hint hint 😉 And I got a great pad for everyone to crash at, heheh 🙂
So I had quite an interesting day yesterday. I’m fortunate enough to live within a couple miles from my work so unless I have other plans for lunch, I always go home on my lunch break and eat there while catching up on my DVR shows and laundry. So as I was driving back to work I suddenly heard this loud noise as if I ran over an animal. But as I continued to drive, I kept hearing a loud clanging noise coming from the back of my car. Freaked out and totally scared out of my mind, I pulled over into a parking lot, got out of the car and walked around to the back to see none other than this in the back of my tire…
That would be a pair of pliers in my tire!! All I could say was “oh my god, oh my god!” I get freaked out over these things very easily, yes I can be dramatic, so once my shock and panic wore off I called work knowing I’d be late. Thankfully my coworker said he could come and help me switch out my tire and put my spare on, so that made me feel better and back in control of everything. We were done in about a half hour and now I got a sweet lil doughnut on my beautiful Ford Mustang…
The auto repair shop already said it’s not fixable so I gotta shell out a pretty penny for a new one. Oh well, things could have been much worse and the only thing that matters is that I’m ok. So to everyone out there, please always be careful when driving! I wasn’t even going that fast, about 25-30 mph, and that happened. So please always be cautious of your surroundings, you never know what may instantly happen to you in just a split second!
The rest of the day I was pretty annoyed about what happened, especially since I was being so careful! As I was catching up on blogs I came across a comment that Sarah left on another blog which said “Eliminate your negative thoughts! Your life will not change until your way of thinking does.” It came at such a perfect time and I needed to read that at that very moment. I felt like that totally spoke to me and told me to snap out of my funk. Like I said earlier, things could have been much worse and it’s just a tire and a lil money to fix the problem…I had to remind myself that it’s not the end of the world.
That quote also got me thinking about staying positive. I always try to remain positive in my life and do things to make me happy. So when something like this happens that turns my mood upside down, it really puts me in a funk and I throw myself a pity party. I have to remember that life comes with the good and bad of things and that I can’t control everything that happens to me, but I can control my way of thinking into a positive one, and that will lead to a positive, good, life! 🙂
Speaking of control, when I didn’t want to face my problems head on (work at the time), I would shove those emotions towards my disordered eating and control the very thing that I had power over, my food and weight. Restricting and seeing the pounds go down was, in a delusional way, a powerful feeling to me. Even though I hated how unhealthy I looked and felt, focusing on calories and losing weight was my way of blocking out unhappy feelings and emotions and it was just a vicious cycle that continued until I couldn’t go any longer.
Now when I’m faced with a problem, like yesterday, I face it head on and deal with it. I don’t hide it with restricting, or with other emotional masks such as over eating or drinking, I sit with the emotions and feel the rawness of it. Now that is empowering! The mind is a powerful thing, and we really do have the power to transition our negative thoughts into positive ones…it takes work, but it’s work I’m willing to proactively do every minute so that I can continue on this journey to live the good life 🙂
Also, if you’re currently struggling with this, know that you’re not alone. It takes work but if I did it and came out pretty good on the other end, you can too. And if you’d like more info on this, I would encourage you to read The Secret. It doesn’t talk about disordered eating per se, but you can relate it to it’s theory in regards to how effective putting positive thoughts and feelings out into the universe will bring great, positive things back into your life. I’m actually going to start reading it again since I think I could always do even better about being positive in my life 🙂
Speaking of positive things in our life, let’s get to food! I didn’t get a picture of yesterday’s lunch, it was a usual avocado and turkey sandwich that I didn’t want to bore you all with another pic of 😉
Dinner was another salad…I just love them so much in the summertime!
This morning was a workout day for me and the hubby so we got up bright and early at 4:30am…well, not really bright!
In the dark I enjoyed my lovely cup of coffee with our new creamer…thanks hubby!
Breakfast was a new fav of mine…overnight oats!
And yay for casual Friday at the office! It’s the little things in life… 😉
1. Do you believe in the power of staying positive and positive thinking?
2. How do you deal with control and unhappy moments in your life?
3. Have you read The Secret?
4. Any fun plans tonight or for the weekend?!