Today I woke up at about 4:20am, and I was REALLY sore... I sat in bed and thought about how I used to be in pain all the time. Every moment of every day.
And then I rolled over and got out of bed. :-) I knew if I wanted so badly for change to occur, lying in bed wasn't going to make it better.
I went to work and decided to convert part of the day into a self-advocacy lesson. The classes like hearing the updates on the training anyway, so I decided to bridge that talk into a full lesson. It turned out to be a great motivation for them, and helped me as well. I talked with a regular education high school class for a brief period about my project. They were all ears, and were nodding as I told them the only person responsible for making me succeed was myself. I am beginning to see that my daily success in this project is going to have a tremendous impact on myself and my family, but I also think it will carry over to the school. A few of the girls asked if they could work out, and were very interested in getting fit.
I redecorated my classroom door, so that all the students that passed by will get some daily motivation in all aspects of their life. There are assorted quotes that I love, and I will add more as time goes on. One of my favorites is on there:
I want to be the girl
that changed everything.
The girl that made a difference.
The girl that gave you a story to tell.
This was perfect for me, because I knew I always wanted to lady that grows old and has a collection of stories to tell. But even more, deep down inside of me there was a part of me that wanted to inspire a story NOW. And now is my time!
And I do realize that I promised an explanation of my goals and their significance tonight. That will have to wait for tomorrow's update. Today was an action-packed day of teaching and training, and my body has had all it can take. The trainer has asked me today if I have brushed up on my Italian over the night. I told him I was just going to find me an Italian man. ;-)
P.S. Today I DID train... Upper body weights, elliptical machine, and stair machine... Whew!!!