Go up in a swing and drink lemonade

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Tonight I’m writing.  This is for Wednesday.  How to stay emotionally fit?  I think I’m a person that likes to be in control, that keeps emotions to myself, and one that struggles when I  can’t figure out the solution to something, or have what I want.  I’m a little sleep deprived as I write and in a few short minutes I’ll be dreaming.  Not to vent or anything, but when you stay up most of the night with a sick child and watch them suffer and you can’t do anything about it, your heart breaks.  My heart hurts.  Exercise has been my happy endorphin, my peace , and a boost for my emotional health.  I’m a little broken too.  The BIG gombu has hit our house, some getting it worse than others.  My ribs are sore to the touch from coughing so much.  I’m better now, but I need to wait out the soreness.  I tried to run tonight and couldn’t accomplish what I had expected and it frustrated me and made me sad.  SOOOOOOOOOOO…..what to do when life gets you down?  Ohhhh, you make lemonade.  Being injured is never fun!  But of course my favorite college quote comes to my mind….this will all be but a brief moment.  And it will.  Happiness is a choice of course.  Here is my impromptu How To Be HAPPY LIST when you are injured!!!

SMILE

THINK OF BLESSINGS

LEARN SOMETHING NEW

HELP ANOTHER

BE OUTSIDE

READ A BOOK

KEEP BUSY

FRIENDS

SWING

My Mom used to sing me a song when I was little that was passed down from her Mom and that I sing to my kids.  Too bad I can’t sing the melody on a blog, but here are the words:

How would you like to go up in a swing?

Over the ocean blue.

Oh I do think it’s the most wonderful thing

ever a child could do.

Oh, up, up in the sky

over the hill

till I can’t see no more

Higher and higher and higher you’ll go 

over the ocean blue!!

967abe7c915b10abf39f4fe998aca3d7For all you NON injured folk, I came across something GREAT on bodybuilding.com.  Check it out HERE!!!!

female-training-bibleIt has everything!!  I will be using this for sure.  Lots of basics on nutrition, weight lifting exercises, meal plans, and workouts.  Jamie Eason is my fav. and I’ll use a lot of this information with my own personal training!!  Time to sign off.  I hope I hear no coughs tonight.  This is a busy time of year.  All good times and wonderful learning experiences to grow from.  Lift Heavy.  Work Hard.  Smile (:

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