Archive | February, 2011

The Champ

26 Feb

LA Marathon 2006

This one’s for you!

I have a friend who I call the “Champ”. She has earned this title in my opinion because of how she views life, and how throughly consumes every fiber of it! We did one of those personalities tests on each other, you know the ENFJ type, and she turns out to be part of this 2% of the population that has a “Champion” mentality. And it’s true she sets goals that most would just hold to a dream and carry no further, and then she actually accomplishes them! For example she wanted to run in a marathon, so she set the goal and did it! Now she’s up to having completed 5 successfully! ANd that’s just one of the amazing things that she’s accomplished, she’s traveled to exotic lands, and always strives to stay passionate about life and who she is. I could gush about her for hours!

A couple of years ago when I was in a not so fantastic place I was given a cd on goals. I used the helpful tips when I started school and before any tests. So since I’m so close to finishing one of my most major goals (successfully passing my adult echo education Woot Woot!), I’ve decided to line up a few more goals for the future (I mean it worked out so beautifully before). I think that’s the beauty of accomplishing something that you set your mind to, you want to know “what else can I accomplish?” Being able to fulfill this goal has felt really empowering as i reflect on all the blood, sweat and tears that i’ve put into it all. So my next batch of goals after I finish my 2 national exams, and complete Pediatric Echo (which will take me to the end of 2011) I plan to (drumroll please……) train for a marathon, and master the art of Thai and Indian cuisine. That’s it so far. I’m sure I’ll cook up a few more goals for myself before the years end.

Mohammed ALi declared that he was the greatest way before he was. He later filled those ambitious shoes with an unprecedented 61 fights, 56 wins, 37 by KO and 5 losses.

I thought of the “Champ” specifically this week because even thought she always called me a “champ” too, it wasn’t my personality description. But this week I heard a little voice in my head say, “Britney I think your a champ too!” Setting goals and accomplishing ‘em…watch out now!” 🙂

Thanks C for all of your inspiration, and unconditional friendship!


Don’t Give Up!

12 Feb

This is what my 3 year old tells me, “mama don’t give up!” It puts a smile on my face every time i think about it. And I’m reminded of why I am pursuing all this in the first place! here’s to you Z!

Have a great weekend!

Who Knew?

5 Feb

me in a few months 🙂

So this week I finally felt like i’m making good progress in my scanning ability. In analyzing why I feel that I am improving though I realized something else far more profound.
Well I guess I should back up and say…this week I sucked it up and started waking up at 4:30 (in the morning I know absolutely crazy!) to exercise. And I strictly watched what I ate. No Doubletree cookies for 4 days 🙂 Waaaaahhh… And the weirdest thing happened to me…I felt better! I felt more positive, more alert, and just like i could do anything! Who knew that I could feel superhuman strength from doing those 2 simple (well not really that simple) things? So on the 5th day I treated myself to a Doubletree cookie. And this morning the weirdest thing happened again, I felt less motivated, a bit down, and overwhelmed by life again! I haven’t been eating sugar so I was able to pinpoint it to the Double tree cookie. I find this to be a phenomenal discovery! The discovery that sugar (who I thought was one of my best friends) has a direct correlation to me feeling more anxious, tired, and just an overall sense of yuckieness. How could sugar do me so dirty??? I mean I’ve heard these things before, but I felt it resonate differently actually nailing it down to that blasted cookie!

So that being said, I can’t afford to be more neurotic than i have been, it’s making me, and those around me nuts! Plus I think this is the only way I can get through these tests without completely losing my mind in the process! So I think i’m going to keep this up. It’s proving to be a good thing!

What do you do to help relieve your stress?