Friday, April 26, 2013

#PositiveThurs - Week 100!

Hello All!!

Welcome to this, the ONE HUNDREDTH edition of #PositiveThurs!! :)
Can you BELIEVE it!?!

Thank you to everyone who participates and makes this community my FAVORITE one on the internets. ;)

It's tweets like this that make #PositiveThurs THE BEST!

I got warm & fuzzies with this one:

Those of us that live in Victoria, BC have had it MAAAAAAADE this week! Our weather has been amazing!

This share for Jer made me laugh!

Sean shared a quote that is very important to remember:

and NEVER forget:

Would it be a #PositiveThurs without Mr.Pickles??

Here are all of your fabulous tweets. Keep rocking out the awesome vibes. 100 weeks strong! :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

#PositiveThurs - Week 99!

WOW Everyone! We've had 99 #PositiveThurs'! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?!
When going through all of your tweets to choose which ones to highlight in the blog, I bookmarked about 15 of them... and I usually only feature 5. So strap in! This is going to be an AWESOME ride!

This week was full of tragedies. It was a week where we were shown the darkness in humanity. However, Katharine's tweet sums the lesson we should grab from all this.

This one made me SMILE BIG!

This next one are some of my favorite kinds of #PositiveThurs tweets. When you tell people how awesome they are!

Obviously couldn't resist this one:

A fitting tweet after that picture: :)

People share quotes on #PositiveThurs, and this next one REALLY hits the nail on the head for me this week!

I love this to-do list. I think more of us should "treat" ourselves to this EXACT list.

Stay amazing, don't stop smiling, give out some hugs.

Here are all of your awesome tweets in a slideshow!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Help Yourself Succeed

When we're looking at 30-day challenges, they are often geared toward health.
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Here is where I take issue with 30 day challenges. People take these challenges that are unrealistic or aren't meant for the longterm. Then, after the 30 days are over, they just go back to what they were doing before. (That is, if they even made it through all 30 days.) Any progress they made disappears. One reason being: that there is no transition period to most of these "diets".

Friday, April 12, 2013

#PositiveThurs - Week 98!

This week, I'm featuring just some of the pictures from yesterday.
There were SOOOOO many amazing tweets! Also, I don't know why the spammers have decided to stop spamming the #PositiveThurs hashtag, but if you go to it now NO MORE SPAMMERS! The stream is just all original content and it makes me SMILE!

Ok, let's get to these pictures!

This one really made me smile:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Time to Refocus

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In 2013, I've really "upped" my running mileage. It felt amazing when I realized that I could run over 10km at least once a week. I had a rockin' February where I ran a total of 119kms, and topped that in March with a crazy 127kms total (which included running a non-race half marathon with my run buddies!)

I'm a 'numbers' girl. I love seeing my average minute per kilometer drop. I love watching the kilometers increase. I love watching the pounds drop.

After I ran a Ghetto Half Marathon, my knees were bothering me.
Now don't get me wrong - Being overweight and a runner, I'm no stranger to sore knees. However, it always goes away after a day or so.
This wasn't doing it's usual thing, so I've scaled back my running a bit. Added in some knee exercises to strengthen the muscles, added some walking days, and I'm going to pay really close attention to what my knees want.

At first, when I decided this, I felt sad. My numbers aren't going to be increasing.
The problem with being so numbers driven, is when numbers aren't your goal. My goal isn't to run over 100kms in a month, it isn't to get faster and my goal (believe or not) is NOT to lose weight.

My goal is to be healthy.

If I stick to my orignal plan: (Eat Healthy. Exercise for at least 30mins/day x  at least 4 days a week) I will reach that goal.
Will that goal naturally decrease my weight? YES. (*Bonus!)
Will that make me faster? YES. 

It's just time to refocus on what my actual goal is, stick to my original plan, and not get caught up in the numbers.
While I don't appreciate the pain, (Knees - I'm looking at you) I appreciate the nudge to remember what my real goal is. Now let's stay injury-free and get healthy together!

Friday, April 5, 2013

#PositiveThurs - Week 97!

Well well well, I'm not sure how many people noticed - but I took a little day off last Friday. I slept in, and then went out to enjoy the sunshine!
We're back, up and rolling today!

It wouldn't be a #PositiveThurs without Mr.Pickles, and I especially like his submission this week (Becky, I almost think he should have his own twitter account!)