Tag Archives: Loving Yourself

Life’s Too Short

Life’s too short…

to waste time on negative people,

to forget how it feels to dance in your underwear and knee-high rainbow socks,

to not say that cheesy joke you know you’re thinking,

to postpone your dreams.

Life’s too short…

for terrible food,

for fake people,

for fake orgasms,

for fake love.

Life’s too short…

to say “no” to opportunities,

to not ask for what you want,

to pretend to be someone else,

to judge others for their opinions, beliefs, lifestyles, choices.

Life’s too short…

to be unhappy.

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It’s All Relative

I used to despise running, well, anything active actually.  Then I got involved in track in high school.  I felt so great about myself!  I loved the soreness my legs felt during and after running; I loved the feeling of sweat forming droplets on my skin.  I was in my element.  Then life hit me, and I let all of that go.  I was overeating and stressed.  I was avoiding any exercise at all costs.  I always had the best excuses.  Young mother, working, college, who has time to workout?  For years I have witnessed myself gaining weight and becoming so out of shape that even a short flight of stairs would make me breathless.

I have my power back!  I decided that being unhealthy was far more painful than waking up an hour early and working out.  I decided that indulging on an entire pint of ice cream was more painful than going for a jog.  I can look at myself in the mirror again, not because I am anywhere near my goal, but because I am not giving up.  I can be proud of that!

Today, I finished my first week of the “Couch to 5K” training, and I am over the moon at how I rocked it.  I even threw in some extra days!  I have also added some squats, some crunches and leg lifts to my workout.  On top of that, I am doing thirty minutes to an hour of yoga every morning before my day officially starts.

My eating has changed in the fact that I am not over-indulging.  Yes, I still indulge in the occasional treat, but more than that, I am watching my portions.  I think a lot of being healthy is self-control.  I try not to complicate it too much.  I watch my calories and drink at least 100 ounces of water a day.  That is easy for me because I love water more than any other drinks!  I will never drop my caloric intake to an unhealthy number because, frankly, I love food.  But then again, I think we all should! 🙂

I may be new at this, but in my opinion people complicate it too much, and that is not something I’m interested in.  So, I am taking it one day at a time and loving every moment!

Extra Extra Read All About It

As I have mentioned briefly before, I am a writer and now a published author.  Unlike many, I was never confused about what I was going to be when I grew up.  It was simple, I was going to be a writer.

THE STORY OF HOW MY BOOK CAME TO BE:

My son has always been a bit different.  He was very verbal, but he had trouble with being socially awkward.  He never had any interest in others, and he was always particular about his routine, even to the point of having panic attacks if any change whatsoever occurred.  I just thought he was quirky.  I had never heard of Asperger’s Syndrome until a lady at a playground asked me if he had it.  I was offended.  “Of course he doesn’t have that! (Whatever that is)”

Not long after, I took him to his four-year check up.  His doctor, who I came to find was a 30 year autism specialist, asked me if I knew what Asperger’s Syndrome was.  I almost growled at him.  Why does this term keep creeping up?  He explained that it was a neurological disorder that was basically high-functioning autism, and he wanted to test my son for it.  We made the appointment for two weeks later.  I, as a very curious mother, decided to google everything I could that had anything to do with Asperger’s.  And guess what?  I cried every day for two weeks.

After he was officially diagnosed, and I had come to terms with the fact that I needed to get educated as well as my son, we went on a search to find children’s literature about Asperger’s.  I wanted my son to understand why he is the way he is, and I wanted him to be able to explain it to others and not be ashamed of it.  So, we searched and searched…and searched.  We came across one book and so not to say anything negative about this book, I won’t mention the title.  I will only say that it wasn’t for us.

My mom, knowing how much I love to write, told me I should write my own children’s book about it!  And I did!  The rest is all a bunch of miracles and perfect timings, but to make the story short, it is now published!

So, just to show you guys my very proud work of art, here it is:  the first book of the Aspie Hero series, Counting Jacob.

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It is available on Amazon, and I hope you enjoy it!  🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Counting-Jacob-Abbey-Perry/dp/193655478X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407036594&sr=8-1&keywords=Counting+Jacob

http://aspiehero.com/

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