Friday, December 16, 2011

Fun Facts Friday - Things That Make Me Smile

Finally - Friday has arrived! Even better, it's my rest day. Though, I will say I got in some unexpected cardio today:

Walking 3 blocks to and from parking lot (4 times total)
Walking 4 blocks to and from our company holiday meeting (2 8 blocks)
Walking up 10 flights of stairs to avoid stopping on every single floor on the elevator ride after meeting

So, active rest day ;-)

Today I almost told you all about the exercises I hate the most - you know, burpees. mountain climbers, pushups on the spin bike. But, that sounds kind of negative doesn't it? I then read a post by my friend Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga. Seeing the pictures, and hearing about something good that happened for her today made me rethink my negative post.

I also saw this quote today that helped change my focus "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

For Fun Facts Friday, I want to share the things that make me smile - granted, this isn't an all-inclusive list, just a few things on the top of my head.
  • The ocean (thanks for the pics Averie)
  • When something really good happens to my family or friends or just good people in general 
  • A good sweatfest - even if it is on the dreaded treadmill
  • Emails from my sister
  • Phone calls from my dad in the mornings
  • Messages from my mom
  • Laughing with Jason
  • Sunshine
  • Roses (loving your rose pictures Lindsay)
  • Realizing how lucky I am
  • Surprise packages in the mail (like a package of Think Thin protein bars and Love Grown Foods coupons)
What are some things that make you smile? Anything in particular today or this week?

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Smiling
  • Rest day
  • Happy hour with friends