Faith Fitness and Laughter

Do you listen to people?

on July 19, 2012

I actually love Wednesdays.  Want to know why??  That means there is only two more days until the weekend!   I am off this Saturday and the day is all clear!  I don’t have anything to do.  I might paint my room, or just hang out around the house.  I might go see a movie!  That is the beauty of it, no plans.  Ahhhh.

I kind of unplugged again last night….  I had some blood drawn yesterday (Tuesday) and was feeling really tired.  I didn’t even take any pictures yesterday.  I did manage to do some yoga!  I did a 40 minute session and it felt amazing!  The moves were to relieve stress and let me tell ya, it worked!!  At one point I could have just closed my eyes and gone to sleep in one of the positions.  It felt great!  When I was all finished, I felt sooooo relaxed, which is what I needed.

I slept great again last night!   I got up at 5:20 (Wednesday) and threw my running clothes on and hit the treadmill.  Woot Woot!  3.21 miles.  With negative splits I might add.  🙂

I went home on my lunch break today and put in a 20 minute arm routine.  That felt great too!


Back to the blood talk.  I did finally get someone to listen to me!  And what do you know, it was a woman.  I was really candid with her and told her everything.  And my symptoms.   Before I left, she took two tubes of blood and will be doing a complete blood panel.  Thank goodness!  I wasn’t going to leave until they took blood.  Know what I’m sayin!

I was just glad that someone finally took the time to listen.  🙂


This got me to thinking.  Most everything gets me thinking.  🙂    Anyhoo, do I really listen to people when they talk?  Do I take the time to really try to understand what they are saying.  Sometimes I don’t.  I really want to make an effort to really listen to people when they talk.  Do I have to give an opinion?  No, not always.  Only if they ask, but even then, it is still just my opinion.  I think it’s just nice to be heard.

We live in such a fast-food mentality.  I want it now, and fast!  Do we really take the time to engage with someone.


**I had this post prepared yesterday and was going to post it when I got home, but um…..I left my laptop at work and really didn’t want to drive all they way back in to get it.  Something came up with one of our merchants and I didn’t leave work until 7:00 pm.  Ugh.  Soooo, another night of being unplugged.  It wasn’t a bad thing.  I went to bed early and got up feeling great this morning!**

Another side note.  On my lunch break I went outside to “finish” this post by using McD’s wi-fi.  They were really busy or I would have gone inside…….Um, let’s just say it’s HOT outside and sweat was involved!!  Ahhhh, the life of a blogger.  🙂




I just love eggs.  Don’t you?  I really like them any way.  Hard-boiled, fried, poached, scrambled….you get the picture.  🙂


This picture is a little foggy, but the steam from the eggs fogged up my lens!  :p




Yummy applesauce!




I was so excited about my lunch today……Salad.  I love salads.  Everything about them.  The texture.  The endless things that you can put in them.  The freshness of them.  Well, sadly, my greens have gone bad.  I packed up my salad last night, but by the time I was ready to eat it, it had gone bad.  Smelly bad.  **sad face**


Question:  What do you do when something like this happens?  Do you scramble around trying to find something to eat?? 


Hope you have a great rest of the day!!


6 responses to “Do you listen to people?

  1. I’m so glad you finally got someone to listen to you and follow through with what you wanted 🙂 That’s really great – well done on persevering!

    I’m sorry to hear about the lunch though, that is a very sad end to what sounds like an otherwise good salad!

  2. I am glad they listened, keep us updated!

  3. i kno sometimes u have to DEMAND ur doc’s attention and repeat things until u’re blue in the face. i can see, yea, they see tons of people, so we have to make sure to MAKE them listen. i’m guilty of ‘tuning people out’ sometimes too…so when it’s something important sometimes us runnerchicks gotta really use our voice. 🙂 i’m glad u did!

  4. evafitness says:

    I hate it when I have to get all demandy on the doc, but you have to advocate for yourself! Glad you were heard! I ALWAYS have to find something to eat, I can’t go without a meal if I’ve planned it – I lose concentration and energy so easily without food. And I’m with you on the eggs, they’re so versatile, I could eat them everyday!

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