It has taken some time, but I feel like my focus is starting to become more clear for this website. I feel like I have even more of a direction than I had before, and I'm so excited about it. I love being able to help people and to get them to make their own discoveries. So, I'm slowly but surely going to jump into the world of life coaching. I think that's my niche since I'm closing in on that magical number (in less than four years). When people have life changes such as an empty nest or struggling with career and financial decisions, it can be really scary. My goal will be to assist others in navigating through this transition and to help them see what a truly exciting time of their lives this is. My main areas of focus will be reading, writing, exercise, and meditation as it applies to various life choices. I'm still shaping how I want things to look, but the picture is definitely becoming more clear.
As I talked about on the exercise page, I'm fighting a cold. I listened to my body during the week and didn't work out for a few days. Sometimes I think athletes try to push too much and then they end up having to take a longer break. So, I took four days off. I felt wiped out when I finished my workout, but I ended up regaining some energy and got a lot done today. I made some homemade hamburger potato soup and finished wrapping Christmas presents. I felt a lot more productive, and I can trace it back to the fact that I worked out.
That was my mantra at the gym today. As I worked out on various cardio machines, I felt myself pushing harder and the words above popped into my head. I really feel as if I worked out harder than I have in awhile. I got in the "zone" and I didn't think about anything. I just pushed my body and felt the muscles working. When I was finishing my workout with a cool down on the treadmill, my friend Cody came over and remarked that I was a cardio queen today. That's kind of how I felt today. I felt like the queen of the gym today. I didn't look around to see who was at the gym, I completely focused on me, and I know that's what I need to do every single day.
Sometimes things are just the way they are. My intentions were to get to the gym every day this week. So far that has only happened once. There are no excuses. Things just popped up or took longer than I anticipated. It just is what it is. So, I focused more on my nutrition to make sure I didn't overeat. I'm maintaining a positive attitude and controlling what I can. It's not an attitude of starting again tomorrow. It's taking a look at the positive contributions I made to life today. There's no getting down on myself. It just is what it is. Now, off to tan with my daughter!
So, when I got to work this morning to make changes to my school counseling website, I decided to check the stats out for this website. I did a shameless plug on both Facebook and Twitter last night around 10:00 p.m. I was pleasantly surprised to find that 27 people decided to take a look at what I'm doing. I'm thrilled about that! I need to figure out how I'm going to make that number grow, but I'll take it for the first day. I know a lot of it will be by word of mouth, and it's going to be hard work. However, I know that when I'm passionate about something and set my mind to it, I can do just about anything. It's time to do some research on marketing strategies.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.