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Personal Thoughts: Gratitude & Embracing Your Current Situation

Hey guys!

Hope everyone is keeping well.

Sorry for the lack of “fitness/running/health” related posts lately. I have a few posts under “draft” that never seem to pass the “publish” stage. Procrastination at its best.

I know my blog is “adeleruns” but I don’t always want to talk about running. I like to share my personal thoughts (and life) and what I think/feel on certain matters in life.

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Living a healthy lifestyle is having a healthy mind, body, soul, balance and so much more. Running/fitness/health is just ONE small part of it! I want my blog to be a little more dynamic and interactive.

I am someone who likes to think…… A LOT! My head is always bursting with thoughts that sometimes I wish I could download it onto a hard disc.


Today’s thought:

“You need to not have a reading light in your room to appreciate it”

HAHAH. Yes. Today’s thought came from something as simple as that. I did not have a reading light in my room for the past one week because we didn’t realise that the lamp was not included in the box.

Tip: If you buy anything from IKEA, CHECK the box to see what’s included and what’s not!

“You need to have bad coffee to know what GOOD coffee is”

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What I’m trying to say is that you wouldn’t know how good/blessed/happy/grateful/lucky you are until you lose something/not have it. This also applies to tough/shitty/difficult situations in life. You need to be in a really unpleasant, dreadful and horrible situation to know how pleasurable your normal day-to-day life is.


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I’ve always been told that I’ve got the best and most supportive parents. Because I always had that, I don’t appreciate it as much as I should! Also, I’d think that everyone has awesome parents.

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You need to actually BE in the situation and SEE it for yourself to FEEL what other people go through. In this case, my eyes have opened. And I know JUST HOW BLESSED I am! I thank God everyday for awesome parents.

What are YOU thankful for?


Tough Situations

Embracing the bad

I’m not exactly in a tough/shitty condition. But I’m definitely not living the life I am used to. The kind of life where you have everything provided for and where things are easily accessible.

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But I’m learning to love these situations. Because instead of dreading them and complaining, I’m tackling the situation.

I am constantly learning, growing and adapting. And that is what life is all about!

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Experiences, doing new things, learning, falling and getting back up!

I am actually quite happy about the dengue experience last year. In terms of my fitness, I didn’t think that I would ever crawl back up. BUT I DID! And I have gained SO MUCH confidence in that. I know that whatever happens, I will have the strength and capability to do it all over again. And that is very reassuring. Of course, with GOD behind my back. 😉


So the next time you are in a tough situation, THINK about how you can use it to shape your character or add experience and a pinch of “fun” to your life.

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What’s life if you’ve always had it easy? There’s nothing juicy or interesting about an easy life. 😉

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Time for an adventure.

Happy Monday!

xoxo

The Holiday Season: 3 Things to Do

1. Be Grateful

Whatever situation you’re in, however crappy your life is right now, BE GRATEFUL. You’re still alive, you’re still breathing, that heart of yours is beating every millisecond.

My younger self always craved for more. More money, more stuff (more like junk), more clothes, more food, more pleasure, more more MORE…… I guess that’s human nature. We are never satisfied with what we have.

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I am not saying that we should not have goals in life or that we should settle for what we have. But while we are chasing those goals/dreams/the ‘more” in life, appreciate and be thankful for what you NOW have. Someone else out there is dying to have what you have, someone else out there is fighting for their life.

If you have more, give back. Always give within your means. Whether it is 10 ringgit or 1000 ringgit, a gift is a gift. There is no gift that is too small or too insignificant. And no one should judge you for it. It may not even be monetary. It may be as simple as a helping hand, a listening ear or a warm hug. What matters is that it is a gift from the HEART.

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This is also a reminder to myself. I tend to “forget” what God has blessed me with and what He has done to wipe out my sins. Taking this time to STOP, DROP and just be GRATEFUL.

2. Eat to Your Heart’s Content  

The holiday season means LOADS of parties and FOOD. I’ve had a few people asking me how to curb cravings during this season. Well, my answer is just enjoy yourself.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetCalories do not count during this season. HAHA! Have a bit of everything but that does not mean that you should stuff yourself silly or feel sick after.

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If you want that slice of cake/cookie/pie, JUST EAT IT! You should be more concerned about what you eat on a daily basis and NOT just during the holiday season.

3. Sneak in a Workout   

I know, everyone is busy preparing for the holiday season. Working out is usually the first to be cut out from the list of things to do. But don’t! In the midst of the hustle and bustle, take some time out for yourself. Get in a good workout or just MOVE. You may have decided to take a break from your usual routine (which is okay!) but that does not mean that you do ABSOLUTELY nothing. You might want to turn down the intensity or duration but don’t completely remove it.

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Opt for something light and easy and something that is also enjoyable. You can go for a family walk/jog, play some outdoor games, try a new sport/class, walk your dog etc.FullSizeRender

JUST GET MOVING. You may feel sluggish and tired from all the food at first, but I promise you once you get going, you’ll be fine. PLUS, you’ll feel super and more energized right after!

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Something to think about 😉

Happy Holidays!

xoxo