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Great day off with a new friend!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Had the day off work. I decided yesterday that I was going to sleep in...check! Slept till 9:30 which is very, very rare for me. I got my upper body workout in before I ventured out as well as a few chores. Went to an outdoor mall with a friend from work. I think sometimes we are put in to certain places/work, not for the actual place or job, but for the people who we need to connect with in our lives.
We are close in age so we have a lot in common. We had a great time! Seems we share a sense of what is considered "hideous" fashion... I don't think the sales people appreciated our humor but .. who cares? lol Did a lot of walking (exercise..yay!) and I felt comfortable opening up a bit (I need this!) with someone who will not judge me (yep.... I'm cautious.. and I feel people out.. I've been hurt too many times).
The past few weeks I realized I wanted a "friend," someone I could confide in, relate to .. sure I have other friends but my best friend lives in Florida.. I talk to her often on the phone...but the distance and not having her 5 minutes from my house like before is tough ..... my other great friend is now in a relationship (and we all know what that means even though it shouldn't matter.... but it does) and there are SOME things I can't talk to my daughter about..not that I have a problem with being open and honest but I think it makes her uncomfortable so I'm respectful. And I have my Spark friends.... love all of you.... you have been so supportive and helpful!
So.. I had a great day off with my friend. We did a lot of walking (yay exercise!! love it!) and I'm ready to face the work week while looking forward to dancing on Friday and maybe even Saturday night. Love my dancing!
Oh... and I have my 40 year class reunion less than a month away....I want to look smokin hot!! .... why? I don't know... I just want to... shallow? maybe..but right now it matters to me and right now, the way I'm feeling...it's important to ME! Putting the ME first for a change. Feels a bit weird but I'm trying to get used to it. In retrospect... my high school years were not that great. My life right now is not where I planned it to be..... far from it! But life, and all it's quirkiness, took over and I'm where I'm at... exactly where I should be.... and despite all the so called "trials" I'm determined to be HEALTHY..both body and spirit! I'm an awesome WARRIOR WOMAN! (thanks SP friends for reminding me of this!)
Now I think I'm going to dance some..... cardio burns calories and energizes me so much.. and I will have a good night's sleep to recharge for a NEW day!
Keep Sparkin...one small step does make such a difference.
Hugs! Cathy
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  • TSISQUAUSDI
    Remember: Thoughts become things. You can create the reality you desire!
    3206 days ago
  • GERMANIRISHGIRL
    emoticon spark on!
    3206 days ago
  • HEALTHY4LIFE360
    Glad to hear you had a wonderful day off and were able to connect with someone close by. I can totally relate to needing that 'friend' ... as I don't have many close to me either. Thank heaven's though to my SP friends, because I know I'm never really alone.

    Have another wonderful day Cathy!
    3207 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Keep on keepin' on that's the WHOLE secret to it all. I just refuse to lay down and give it up...even though on some days I know the thought of it sounds pretty mesmerizing.

    WE can do this..we just have to stay focused.

    Here's to YOU...smokin' hot...you GO girl! emoticon emoticon
    3207 days ago
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