Monday, 13 February 2012

Motivation Monday - Sparkle

So if you have been reading along, then it is no secret that last week was a tough week. I had my final appointment before pre-op, and it didn't go well. A lot of my questions remained unanswered, the obnoxious attitude of the intern I met with left a bad taste in my mouth, and I was left feeling like I was going to end up looking like a troll with my shirt off. Not great. Not great at all.

I found myself sitting on the couch wondering "Why bother?". "Why try so hard? All my efforts aren't going to matter in a couple weeks when I go under the knife to willing managle my body. And then as I have to spend the next 12 wks living as the princess of Slugdom while I struggle to recover?" I was depressed. I felt tired. I felt overwhelmed. But more than anything else I felt sad, because deep down there is a part of me that just wishes things were different.

But things are not different. This is all happening. And I needed to seriously regroup. So when I woke up Thursday morning to this message from one of my favourite companies, I couldn't help but smile.

Stay Strong and Sparkly! That is really what this journey is all about isn't it?! There are aspects of this journery I can't control. But I am in control my actions and my attitude. The night is always darkest before the dawn. And out of the darkness I want to sparkle. And I want to shine. That's why I bother. That is why I am working so hard. That is why I started this process.
So when this pink sparkly headband appeared in my mailbox, with an accompanying email telling me to SPARKLE all the way through my half marathon. I was so touched. Not only are these bands super cute, but it stayed in place during this week's long run. I got my sparkle back in more ways than one. I have 3 weeks of training left, and I am going to run Bright, Sparkly, and Radiant all the way to Dday.

So Thank You Sparkly Soul Inc!
And if all you lovely folks are interested in getting your sparkly workout mojo back, head over to Sparkly Soul 's website and enter the discount code DarwinianSparkle to receive 15% off their adorable products.

This week's goal: Stay Sparkly! Let's do this!
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