Today was a good day. I woke up with miserable allergy symptoms, which honestly makes me quite disgusting and snotty to be around. Just the same, I had plans with a friend this morning. Earlier in the week, my friend Kristin and I planned to get together and do something in the earlier part of the day. We do coffee often, enjoy movies (The Vow!), and have this really uniquely bonded friendship. I can’t say enough about how much I adore her.
This morning when I was feeling pitiful and snotty, she unknowingly gave me some good advice about how I was feeling: “Don’t make it worse than it is,” she said. Brilliant. Don’t you love it when friends tell you exactly what you need? I do.
So… after she and I had a lovely cup of coffee in the Colorado sunshine, I took her advice and ran my errands, instead of going home and being pitiful. I did a few things I’ve been meaning to do… one of which was finding my local recycling drop off station. I started recycling for the first time at the beginning of the year and had no idea where to take them. Found it!
I also went to Jenny Craig to get some food… something that I’ve been wanting to do ever since I ate my last cinnamon roll last week. I also stocked up on some of my JC favorites (Rising Crust Pizza and the Meatball Stuffed Sandwich), as I’ll need them this week and moving forward. I’ll tell you more details about my new eating plan next week. It’s going to be amazing.
I also KILLED it at the gym… with a pack of Kleenex in the cupholder on the treadmill, I did a fantastic round of my C25K training program. Even with my snottiness and my thinking I was “sick,” I ran stronger and more effectively than I have any other time on this program. Frankly, I feel so much better after that workout! I also did some new exercises I picked up from the trainer last week. Overall, I feel awesome.
I had planned to have a quiet Saturday night in. With all that I’ve accomplished for the day, I am happily settling in with a movie tonight. I also made a ridiculous dinner. So, so good. I’ll post the recipe for you guys tomorrow. Think pizza. And get ready for something soooooo good.
What a lovely day. I give you this, my dear readers. It’s all about perspective. When the day’s starting out rough, “don’t make it worse than it is…” that’s my advice to you, and advice I’m so glad to have received this morning.