It was Friday morning. I had worked a 15 hour day and then only got 3 hours sleep. I was grumpy. I didn't want to get up and I especially didn't want to get up and go straight into work (missing my gym session) to look after 2 boys all day! As I got to work I opened up Instagram. Instagram always makes me smile. I love seeing all my beautiful friends pictures. It's like a little window into their lives and I love being able to share their journey. Today...well today was different. The picture I saw was on a whole other level. This picture took my breath away.
( Photo taken by 'arronw' )
It hit me. It reached right into my core and made my heart smile. This picture is an absolutely amazing example of pure beauty. If I could describe my life right now, my thoughts, my feelings, my outlook on life...it would be this picture. No matter how grey or gloomy the word may seem you must ALWAYS look for the shinning light. It's there. It is always there. No matter what the situation or how you feel you must always try to let it go, let the light shine and make your heart smile. Thank You Arron! You truly made my day!
Now it's Friday evening and I am home by 7.00pm and EXTREMELY ready for a 4 day weekend!
Check out my view driving home! It was magnificent! Completely magical! A full rainbow and oh so bright!
It's picturesque beauty was there from the city, all the way home! Just that extra little reminder that no matter how grey the skies are there is ALWAYS beauty shinning bright for you!
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!
Keep smiling and searching for that shinning light and rainbow!
I am a big giant ball of excitement right now! Energy is running through my veins, passion is beating through my heart and happiness is shining from my eyes. This year has been a whirl wind. A massive roller coaster that I absolutly can not keep up with! Every month, every week, every day, brings a new set of challenges and accomplishments. Time is flying. It's March already people. How did this happen. Last I remember I was planning for my birthday and getting ready for Christmas. These past few months have flown by and every day has been memorable. Happy memories, sad memories, joyful memories and tough memories, but never the less, memories that will stay with me forever. This has been my first year as a coeliac and my first year dealing with giving up food. Giving up food for me was like giving up a part of myself. Not easy to deal with, but I have gotten through. I have NEVER been on a diet in my life. Now my whole world revolves around this difficult diet. Every meal, every snack and every treat has to be thought about, planned and executed very carefully. I take it seriously because I need to get better. At the start of the year I started running and was loving it sick. Now looking back I realise that My running was my outlet. It crossed my mind once or twice but now I definitely know that it was my outlet. I replaced my eating of gluten and lactose with running. A nice trade in my eyes. Good on ya brain. I didn't do it on purpose. I wasn't consciously thinking, instead of eating this sandwich I'm going to go for a run. It just happened.
Now 3 months later, I have found a new love of exercise! Before this year I didn't get it! I expressed it once or twice in this blog! I didn't get 'gym goers' I didn't get how people live for and loved exercising! Now...I get it! I totally get it. I don't know why? I don't know how? But it's awesome and I love it. I am feeling so much happier and I am seeing results in my body!! My body is toning up by the week and I am getting so many compliments! Not only about my body but that I seem so much happier and brighter!
I love my gym! I love the people, I love the instructors, I love the classes, I love the feel. There is no pressure or competition! We are all there for the same reason...to become fit, healthy and happy! And that my beautiful friends is the awesome journey I am on!
I wasn't going to post this photo but I want to document it! It's part of my journey! It's who I am right now in march 2012! I want to look back and see the changes! I can already see changes and it's only been 3 weeks! I'm not perfect but this is me and I am proud of my body! We as women should be able to look in the mirror and be proud! We should love! I love my body right now! I know it's going to tone up more but I'm happy right now! So here I am! Proud and in love with my body!
There is so much I want to talk about on here. But I cant. I have not written in 2 weeks, TWO WEEKS! What a huge 2 weeks it has been. So many feelings, emotions and ups and downs have occurred. I have had to blog them all in my head, hit publish post, and push them to the back of my mind for a later day. It's funny how this blog is a reflection and record of my journey, yet I am not ready or brave enough to write it all out. I talk it out with a few special people in my life, but not here, not yet. Ive said it before...I'm on a journey. A journey of self love and appreciation. A journey of happiness and gratitude. Unless I can speak positively about a topic I want to keep it on the down low. When I can work through it in my heart, soul and mind, find the positive and beautiful silver lining, then I can share it with you :-) Promise :-)
Sooooooo remember how I said that I wasn't a gym girl and I loved my running outside and I could never go to a gym because it would be boring and I couldn't be locked up inside????
I am totally a gym girl
Miss "i love running outdoors and will never sign up to gym again' in fact signed up to a gym 2 weeks ago. Call me crazy but I love it just as much as I love running! When I signed up they asked me what my goals were. I simply said I needed a safe place to run! I was running by myself at 7.30 at night and as the seasons changed it was getting darker and darker and was just not safe for me. So I made the decision to sign up to a gym. I would finish work, go straight to the gym, do my 45 minute 5K training then go home and get started on my nightly routine. Well well well hasn't THAT all changed. I now wake up at 5am every morning. Feed all the animals, have my breakfast, watch the sun rise and then head to the gym at 6 for a 6.10 class. Family and friends pick that jaw up off the ground - Yes this is me, Sarah, talking here! I am NOT a morning person! I hate the mornings. In all of the 5 years of mine and Robs relationship Ive got up about twice to see him in the morning. Now look at me! I love it! It is completely awesome and has totally changed my outlook on life. This has been a HUGE corner I have turned on my journey and I am loving it! I never thought I would be doing this and loving it so much! Yes I'm tired. I go straight from the gym to work and don't get home til 7.30pm but ladies and gentlemen SARAH IS SLEEPING!!!! Yes for the first time in 4 years I am sleeping through the night! I have tears as I am writing this as those close to me know how much I have struggled with my insomnia. Night after night only sleeping for 3 hours. I am now in bed and ASLEEP by 10.30pm! I feel like I'm living in a dream! Everything is turning out perfectly! I am so much happier and calmer. Last week I was sick a couple of days and could not go to my early morning class! Gosh I missed it! Even after a week, I noticed how much my body relied on that early morning class to start my day. My days were miserable and I was irritable! Now, today, after being at the gym since 6am this morning, I feel more alive than I ever have!
I am happy. I am confident. I feel beautiful. I feel at peace.
Who would have thought smashing it out at the gym at 6 in the morning could do this!