Joyful July

I haven’t written in awhile, so here I go. My head has been swimming around all topics of life. Here’s a couple πŸ˜‡

My AA birthday is this month and as proud as I am, there’s also some fear there. Not sure exactly what that is all about. I know many of us in recovery get emotional and anxious around our birthday, so I guess that explains why I’ve been restless, irritable & discontent. I’m doing my best to pick up that heavy phone and being aware of the behaviors that are rising to the surface. It’s just frustrating!

I recently told my story for the first time. As nervous as I was, it was therapeutic and a reminder of how far I’ve come.

I’m a firm believer in listening to my body, so I recently took a break from my beloved strength/cardio training class and focused more on walking. I absolutely LOVE my morning walks. It clears my head and wakes up my body. Plus I love the mystery of what I will see!!! Deer, rabbits, turtles, an alligator, or *gasp* a snake – which I happened to STEP on one last week. That’s one sure way of increasing your pace!!! I’m sure it was “just” a garter snake, but in my opinion, a snake is a snake!!!

I recently discovered the Nike+RunClub App. It tells you at every mile your pace and time. It’s a fun competition for myself.

Earlier this week I went back to my strength/cardio class and it felt really good. I love being able to go at my own pace, and just like walking, compete with myself. I just need to be aware of the areas that affect my knees.

Regarding my health, the past 2 years I left my annual health checkup beaming with the results due to my active lifestyle and much improved nutrition, so I only thought it was fair to share this years results. I was very disappointed to learn my cholesterol had increased. It was just over 200 which isn’t terrible, but still a disappointment. I continue to do all the right things and maintain my weight loss, but maybe I need to follow through with my goal to get adventurous in the kitchen again and mix things up!!!

So, back to me being restless, irritable & discontent, when I’m feeling like that I do my best to push back and find gratitude. I’m going to strive to make this a Joyful July and end this with a few things I’m grateful for:

  • Sobriety
  • Health
  • My family who loves me unconditionally
  • My friends who love me unconditionally
  • GOD
  • My husband who works tirelessly for his family
  • My children who continue to teach me more than I could ever teach them
  • Coffee

Imagine with all your mind ~ Believe with all your heart ~ Achieve with all your might

Life with Lisa πŸ’•

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