Friday, December 2, 2011
YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS!!
But something happened today, something quite miraculous. Not only did I make it to the "thumbs up rock" I made it all the way around it down back, did an additional climb up to a waterfall and went back down to the base of the canyon and hiked out of there and guess what?! I wasn't the last. I was still smiling and still breathing. I had awesome conversations with Michael the hike guide about things I want to do, things I have done so far and things he has done. It was QUALITY, it is what got me through the hard.
When I got back to the van, I had an inner conversation with myself, "I CAN DO HARD THINGS!! I just did one of the HARDEST hikes in my life. I didn't die, I didn't even come close. I am LIVING, I am REALLY LIVING!" At this moment in the van, I was completely overcome with celebration of MYSELF. I have this problem where I celebrate for EVERYONE else and I never celebrate when I accomplish something. Today I did. Today I proved, I CAN DO HARD THINGS!
I was thankful for when it came time for lunch just to have time to laugh and chat about things with MY girls Yes, that is right...they are MINE!! They are never gonna get rid of me. I love them forever. It is though they were my childhood friends.
After lunch the "Stay Overs" had a meeting pool side. My heart was so full and I felt sooo blessed that I got to stay ONE MORE week with these people, SERIOUSLY that was like Christmas thinking about it! LOVE THEM!
In Cardio Disco Jam (I am NOT a coordinated person, especially on the dance floor) I just let loose and didn't care who was watching...Fetch, I even galloped like a horse hitting my rear end with my hand down the "soul train line" and to make matters worse, it was captured on video...and I could care less! Now that is SUCCESS!
Liquid moves, is a fancy way to say Water Aerobics, but on Fridays we play Water Volleyball. I LOVE THIS part of FUN FRIDAY. I love Volleyball. I am not good at it other than serving the ball, but I love it! Our team this week was amazing! We worked together, we cheered for each other even on a bad play, we had the best non-confusing rotation and we WON! A few of us even stayed later to continue playing...in the water, you can't really do that..a few people doesn't work when you can't move fast..but it was fun and burned a few extra Calories!
Tonight a took my friends Becki and Susan to the mall. It was good to just go and feel the Christmas hustle bustle of everyone. We went to JCPenny's where Susan spoiled me and bought me the most AWESOME wallet (She is my Mama at the resort. I love her!). I bought the twins the cutest jean jackets and Susan got somethings for her grand kids. We went to Charming Charlies, Coach, the Apple Store etc. It was great to just walk around, and feel like we still can dress up like a normal person!
Tomorrow is a BUSY day for Saturdays at the Resort! Hike or 2 hr workout and a last chance workout plus Graduation for those departing. Gotta be geared up and ready to go, this is a new change since I was here last, I better be ready for anything!
Burned 5,356 Calories (not including 2 water aerobics classes)
Breakfast: Pancake Breakfast
Lunch: Caesar Salad Pizza and Mushroom Soup
Dinner: Chicken Tostada with Pineapple Sorbet