Wow. The response to yesterday’s post was absolutely overwhelming.
In a good way, I’m pretty sure.
I did a mean thing. I said a mean thing. I’m still processing why I felt it necessary to say something so nasty.
It sort of was a great reminder – what my friend pointed out to me – and the overwhelming response I received on the piece, of the rules you remember before you make a comment.
- Is this true?
- Is this kind?
- Is this necessary?
Sometimes I say things because I think it will be hysterical, and humor is sort of my default setting because there isn’t a ton that I can be serious about. But I don’t realize how it comes off, or how truly negative and hurtful my words can be.
I appreciate yesterday’s yank back down to reality as a reminder that one, words mean things, and that two, we pick other people apart when we’re not 100% comfortable with ourselves. And in my effort to be better about this, I’m gonna have to not only stop even mentally tearing others down, but also, saying mean things about myself. It’s not doing anyone any good.
All that said, I can’t believe that we’re staring the weekend right in the face, and we’re barreling down on January of 2016.
Here are a few things I’m excited about this weekend:
- I couldn’t find anyone to teach aerobics, toning, or step, back to back to back this weekend, so I’m going to eat a nice big healthy breakfast, and then take a crack at it. Bring on the terrible comment cards!
- Stacey, a trainer at the gym, told me that I could have her old treadmill that she doesn’t use anymore. In addition to the activity I get outside of the house, it will be SO nice to hide out sometimes and just hop on the treadmill, even if it’s just for a walk while I listen to my podcasts. I DO need to be careful though, that I don’t become somewhat agoraphobic. My anxiety has been a little more active lately, and I don’t want this to be a way for me to hide out from all people all the time.
- Napping with my husband. Sometimes, on Saturdays or Sundays, he will lay on one ratty end of the couch, and I will lay on the other, with our knees and feet all tangled in the middle. That’s always the highlight of my week, because we work so much, and we don’t always make a ton of time.
- Running. Always a good time to check in and say hi to my body.
I’ve had quite a week. Quite a week.
What are you excited about for this weekend?
Oh yeah, as a bonus, here’s a picture I took of one of my instructors teaching his class.
How cool right?
As much as I damned whine sometimes, I am SO lucky. I write. I get to work out. I work in nonprofit. And I live in a zoo with my husband. I am thankful!