Wednesday, November 20, 2013
It would have been easy to chose motivation for my M word, as this is such a buzz word in the weight loss world, but just as important is the word motion.
1. The action or process of change of position....Boy do I need that!
Do you ever feel stuck? Does a little voice tell you, to get up and move? to stop sitting?
Even to change your position on a thought, or feeling?
Do you ever hear the voice, but continue to be...motionless, wondering why you can't just get up, when you know it is the right thing to do?
2.A meaningful or expressive change in position of the body or a part of the body.
Thinking on this, it could be a simple act of motion that can make a difference. Mean a lot.
What if I shrug my shoulders? That motion could show how I am feeling, but it could also work out my shoulders,
OK. I am sitting here writing this and I am in motion. My shoulders going up and down.
I am feeling better, already.
I am not shrugging to suggest that heck, I don't care, so what, but I am shrugging to make good use of my sitting time.
3. The way in which the body moves; gait.
I have this kind of motion every day, but can improve on that motion. A pep in my step kind of motion. A good posture kind of motion that shows that I care, am getting my body in alignment and that I have confidence in my moving forward.
Slugging around is bad for my confidence, look and progress. Straighten up, suck it in, and move with purpose.
4. The ability and the power to move.
I DO have the ability... I am so very blessed that I do, as some people do not. I have the power.
I DO. I like having power...hehe... Why not use it? Why let it sit idle?
5. A prompting from within; an impulse or inclination.
I must dig deep, once again and find that prompting. It has been sinking, for reasons unknown, but I know it is still within me. The spark is still there and it needs oxygen to get it going. If I have motion, I will have oxygen and the more I have the bigger the flame will get, until I m a bonfire of burning calories and burning off the bad habits, replacing them with good ones.
We all have an impulse, an inclination, some have it near the surface, other like me, at this particular time, have it buried pretty deep.
Time to dig... I am a gardener for goodness sake. I know how to dig, turn over, work the soil, add the good stuff...compost, or healthy food. I know that it needs constant attention and I know you don't see results right away.
The mere act of writing this blog is like holding a tool, that is digging a little deeper with each sentence.
So... motion. Big motion, little motion. Motion of body , thoughts, actions, steps.
Motions that show right away. Motions that take time to see, the effects.
Stay in motion. Pay attention to that voice.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
There are many definitions of this word. I will touch on just a few.
1.to pursue a positive and satisfying existence.
I am working on this. I am pursuing , but to what intensity? Seems pretty slow, but I am making progress. I am super positive. Annoyingly so, or as I have been told by some.
Others find it uplifting, but regardless I shall remain positive.
Satisfying existence? I am happy with what I have, but I do strive to improve myself and my surroundings. I visualize a better existence. I wish to live, satisfied that I am the not putting my health at risk because of being overweight. I've got some work to do.
2. To embody in one's manner of existence. (He lived his beliefs.)
Do I really live what I believe? Sometimes, but not always.
Do I believe that I should be kind to everyone? Yes. Am I ? Most of the time, but not always.
Do I believe that I should forgive people? Yes, but do I ? Again, most of the time, but I struggle with a couple situations and am still working on this.
Do I believe that I should lead a healthier lifestyle? You betcha! Am I living that life? Honestly? No!!
I have a good percentage of healthy living, but not as much as I need, to make the progress I say I want to make.
So what is holding me back? Again, I have the knowledge. I have done it in the past.
I know I am not satisfied.
Do I enjoy torturing myself as I go jiggle and blobbing about? I really can't stand that feeling.
How about when I look in the mirror and see that tire around the middle? Ugh!
So what will it take for me to LIVE!!! Not just the 75% but 100% in.
This is the only life I have! The days are ticking by and as my Dr. put it...I am not a Spring chicken anymore!! (Sorry, but he is an idiot when it comes to bedside manner)
That comment ticked me off for three days.
So. Will my energy come from that comment? I love to prove people wrong!
I love to show them a thing or two.
So yes. I will take Doc's comment and make something good out of it!
I WILL live the life I truly believe I should have.
3. To continue to remain alive.
I will try my best to remain alive...God willing, in the physical sense, but also spiritually and mentally.
It all works together.
Is it not true that when one of these three things is lacking, or "dead" the others are harder to acheive?
I will remember that God is with me, each step of the way. I will give Him thanks and also ask Him for help along my journey.
I will speak only good of myself and say positive affirmations to encourage myself, along the way.
I will make forward progress with my physical activity and healthy eating.
I will ask my Sparkfriends for encouragment and give back the best that I can,
It is nice to know we are in this together.
I will live the life that I have been given and although I am not perfect, I will continue to improve.
I love being alive! LIVE!!!!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
1. Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study.
2. Specific information about something.
Knowledge. We have a good bit of knowledge that we have gained through our life experiences. We gain additional knowledge, every day.
Sparkpeople provides a huge assortment of articles and tools, to increase our knowledge, when it comes to healthy living.
Our Sparkfriends, share their knowledge and we share ours.
What will we do with all of this knowledge. Just be glad that it is there? Ignore it? Leave it for others to use? Read it and forget it?
Or shall we grab on to the positive, helpful knowledge and apply it to our lives?
Use it or lose it. I know that my knowledge of Math and foreign language has greatly diminished from lack of use.
I may have known this stuff at one time, but after awhile it fades, at least in my brain.
It is great to have it swirling around in our minds, but what if we do more than that.
Read, learn, apply and grow. Keep using it!
I have learned so much over the years about healthy living, and if I had truly kept using this knowledge, I would have stayed at a reasonable weight and fitness level.
I KNOW what I should have done, and should be doing. I have much knowledge, that has accumulated.
Alas, I have not put most of this knowledge to use.
It does not need to stay that way. I will take the knowledge and going back to a-action, put it in action.
While I am at it, perhaps I can bone up on my German! Math...well, maybe in the subtracting of the pounds.
Are you using all the knowledge that you have?
Monday, November 11, 2013
1. The capacity to make reasonable decisions ; especially in regard to the practical affairs of life; good sense, wisdom.
So many times, I think of the word judgement as in being judgemental of others. Or being judged by others as being inadequate or less than one should be.
Not always good, as do we really know the whole story as to why someone may be the way they are? Who am I to judge, when I have improvements that I can make to myself?
Likewise, should people be judging me? Do they know the circumstances, or experiences, that have occurred, in the past, or even what is going on at this very moment?
So.....I like the definition, I have posted, above.
I DO have the capacity to make reasonable decisions! Especially, in the practical affairs of life, as in what I should do to be healthy, to reach my goal, to help myself and others.
I am known for making good sense, having a level head...well, most of the time.... and now with age, having a bit more wisdom to boot.
So I will try my best to improve myself, my judgement and make clear decisions to reach my goals.
Less of the bad judgement, more of the good.
After writing this I like the word, much more than I did, previously.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Hello, everyone. I am back from a mini vacation, with my daughter, Ashley. We were out of town, in Williamsburg, Va. and I was doing my best to live in the moment and not get online.
I love to live simply and it sure did the trick to unplug, for awhile.
Now back to the ABCs...
1. Confident belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.
I believe in God...that is one type of faith.
I also believe in things that are not physically seen, as in reaching my goals, set for a future date. In visions of things, yet to come.
The stronger I feel these things and have faith, the stronger it becomes, the closer it gets and boom. There it is!
Have faith that you will reach your goals and keep your goals, firmly in mind.
1. The purpose to which and endeavor is directed...an end an objective.
2. The finish line of a race.
It is important to have goals and to write them down, with a date, you will work towards, as your finish line.
Otherwise you will just flounder about aimlessly. I have done this before, but realise that in all areas of my life, a written goal with a date, gets you there much quicker. Even if you don't reach your goal, by that date. the steps are still farther along and then, you set another goal!
Never just settle. Never give up! Never be satisfied! There is always something to work towards!
Happy. I like this word. Even the look of it!
1.Having demonstrated pleasure or satisfaction; gratified.
I love the feeling of happiness, that comes from a job well, done. The feeling I get after a workout, or positive self talk. A healthy day of eating. Time with family. A walk in nature and any number of things that brings the feeling of happiness.
It is important that we find happiness, in the small things and the big things, in life.
Each day, search for your happiness and be grateful.
1. An agency, such as a person or work of art, that moves the intellect or emotions.
I search for inspiration, every day. Sparkpeople is full of inspiration!
Each of you is an inspiration, to me. We are all different, but yet, we can get inspiration from each other that helps to move us in the direction, towards a healthy, positive life.
Inspiration can come from a favorite quote, a book, a photo, or painting.
A beautiful garden. Just about anything!
Search for inspiration! It is all around us, if we look at it with eyes that expect to see it.
Whew. Caught up now.
Feels good to be back and ready to practice A-I, today.
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