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Like many of you it is not easy for me to exercise. However if I can just focus on the personal benefits I receive from it I am better off.
Regular exercise leads to better overall health, more energy, a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, smaller waist, provides more oxygen to the brain, self confidence, and a longer life. From a mental health perspective, the mental-health benefits start right after you exercise. I like the relaxed feeling or even feeling euphoric? The mood lift, often called "runner's high," comes courtesy of natural morphine-like chemicals called endorphins. Exercise provides the brain with endorphins, which help to relieve pain, enhance your mood, and relieve stress.
"But the feel-good effects don't stop after the endorphin rush subsides. Over time, exercise provides a major boost to your confidence. As you start working out and getting stronger, your sense of strength in other aspects of your life will naturally flourish as well. To put it another way, if you can survive my workouts, you can do anything — and when you feel that sense of empowerment, nothing will be able to stand between you and the life you want to live." Jillian McMichaels
I want to loose weight and do so primarily by eating correctly and by running, walking, and weight training so I can weigh 170 by December 12, 2009. I realize I am really changing my habits and my life style not just trying to lose weight.
Waist - 45'
Chest - 45"
Weight - 220 lbs
Thigh - 24 1/2"
Arm - 15"
Neck - 16 1/2"
a smaller stomach
a thinner waist
to fit into 34" pants
to gain better health
to prevent heart disease and diabetes
to think more clearly
to process oxygen more effectively
to have a lot more energy
to be more mentally alert
to eliminate fat around my organs
to stave off alzheimers
I need to find the motivation within me to exercise daily and eat properly. Eating right is my major area of need as well as portion control. I can eat all of the right foods but do so in too large of quantities. I have been charting my food on a daily basis.
| current weight: 198.0
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! This is the time of year to when were decking the halls, drinking eggnog and having one too many cookies, but it's also the time to spend with your loved ones and share in the Spirit of the season. May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas filled with love, joy and peace!
"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." (Burton Hillis)
*~ Paula *~
1646 days ago
Thank you for the goodie and the turkey wishes! Gobble-gobble! *~ Paula *~
1675 days ago
Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you and yours a wonderful day filled with good food and company. There is so much to be thankful for and this is the time of the year to remember and reflect on that. Gobble-gobble! *~ Paula *~
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." (Meister Eckhart)
1676 days ago
Trick or Treat! I hope hat your night is filled with tricks, treats and things that go bump in the night. Have a Spooktacular Halloween!
"Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear Octoberâ€™s days." (Author Unknown)
*~ Paula *~
1702 days ago
THE BODY WARRIOR PLEDGE
Because I understand that my love and respect for my body are metaphors of my love and respect for my self and my soul, I pledge to do the following:
To stop berating my body and to begin celebrating the vessel that I have been given. I will remember the amazing things my body has given me: the ability to experience the world with a breadth of senses, the ability to perceive and express love, the ability to comfort and soothe, and the ability to fight, provide, and care for humanity.
To understand that my body is an opportunity not a scapegoat.
To be the primary source of my confidence. I will not rely on or wait for others to define my worth.
To let envy dissipate and allow admiration to be a source of compassion by offering compliments to others.
To gently but firmly stand up for myself when someone says to me (or I say to myself) something harmful.
To change the inner-monologue in my head to one that sees possibility not problems, potential not shortcomings, blessings not imperfections.
To give my body the things that it needs to do its work well: plenty of water, ample movement, stretches, rest, and good nutrition, and limit or eliminate the things that do not nurture my body.
To see exercise as a way to improve my internal health and strength instead of a way to fight or control my body.
To understand that my weight is not good or bad. It is just a number, and I am only good.
To love my body and my self today. I do not have to weigh ten pounds less, have longer hair, or to have my degree in my hand to have worth. I have worth just as I am, and I embrace that power.
To recognize my body's strengths.
To no longer put off the things that I wish to experience because I am waiting to do them in a different body.
To understand that a body, just like a personality, is like a fingerprint: a wonderful embodiment of my uniqueness.
Sending ((((Positive & Skinny Vibes)))) your way,
1722 days ago