Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Well at least the part about baggage is right. We all have it no matter what face we put forth. It's there behind the facade of our normal everyday selves. It hides behind the carefully constructed comfort zones we create. It resonates below the surface calm of a placid personality.
So, the next time you think you see someone who seemingly has it all, remember this.....no matter how charmed, successful and content they seem, they are hiding something too. No one has the perfect life. We all do the best that we can.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Just when I think that maybe I'm just destined to fit but, somewhat fluffy.....it occurs to me that I've changed a lot more than I thought this last year on Spark.
I've changed how I look at food. I've changed the shape of my body, I've changed how I feel about my body and I've changed my goals. The weight loss has become secondary to health gain.
Ch-ch-ch-changes. They feel pretty good
Sunday, July 12, 2009
In the end I think that is all about exercise and fitness. We can and do watch what we eat. We can create better habits. But food does set us up for disappointment when we choose to indulge.
Exercise or any physical activity, on the other hand, has the potential to change our shape, our body image and the way we look at ourselves, even if we are still overweight. It also has the added benefit of releasing chemicals into our system that ward off depression and discomfort.
Exercise gives me a bank account to draw from, when I want a treat, when I am feeling low and when I need to feel like I have accomplished something.
It's not necessary to be an over-achiever but, you need to look at every activity, every movement as a plus. Ten more steps, ten more minutes, ten more hours of fitness a week might give you ten more healthy years on your life. It's worth it.
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