Sunday, August 26, 2007
Well I won't be posting blogs too much over here...I created a blogspot that I plan on writing on a lot, so if you guys want to bookmark it. :)
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Whenever we are attached to having something a certain way, better tah nit already is, we are, almost by definition, engaged in a losing battle. Rather than being content and grateful for what we have, we are focused on what's wrong with something and our need to fix it. When we are zeroed in on what's wrong, it implies that we are dissatisfied, discontent.
Whether it's related to ourselves--a disorganized closet, a scratch on the car, an imperfect accomplishment, a few pounds we would like to lose--or someone else's "imperfections"--the way someone looks, behaves, or lives their life--the very act of focusing on imperfection pulls us away from our goal of being kind and gentle. This strategy has nothing to do with ceasing to do your best but with being overly attached and focused on what's wrong with life. It's about realizing that while there's always a better way to do something, this doesn't mean that you can't enjoy and appreciate the way things already are.
The solution here is to catch yourself when you fall into your habit of insisting that things should be other than they are. Gently remind yourself that life is okay the way it is, right now. In the absence of your judgement, everything would be fine. As you begin to eliminate your need for perfection in all areas of your life, you'll begin to discover the perfection in life itself.
What I think: This spoke worlds to me. It's so what I do to myself. I sit around and judge myself for all the mistakes I make. People make them. Everyone does. Their is no definition of perfection, so how can I possibly expect myself to be perfect. And like eating a donut makes me less of a person? How silly we are to ourselves. We would do so much for other people, but constantly are unhappy with ourselves and our choices. No one will EVER be 100% happy. But it's time to stop judging myself for certain things and truly enjoy life.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Sorry once again for the lack of blogs. I've been crazy busy again. But it's all been good. I had the BEST weekend of my entire life. Geno (my boyfriend) came to visit me for the first time. He met my family. We had so much fun and my parents love him. We went to dinner with my mom, dad, sister, her husband and my grandmother. It was a lot of fun. He means so very much to me, and can't wait to see what the future holds with him. :) He's just so sweet and caring. And no one makes me laugh like he can. :) Eating definitly wasn't 100% though. It never is when he's here. LoL. I know that's no excuse, but I'm back in action this week. :) No excuses and no feeling guilty. :)
I've decided to start baking. Geno & I are going to make a website to display my cakes...and see how things go. I bought a few cake books to further my cake decorating skills from amazon.com. So every week I'm gonna make something new. I want to try to make healthier options for people. So I'll be busier then ever lately. I promise to try to blog everyday, but I can't make promises. Between the studying, working out, cooking, emails, working, and sleeping...some days I just don't have a lot of time to journal. But I will try.
I hope everyone is doing well!
Monday, August 13, 2007
1. Vacuuming -- 25 minutes of vacuuming around your home will burn just about 100 calories.
2. Gardening -- Like to garden? It's the digging and raking that will reap the most fitness benefits. These are the bigger calorie burners when it comes to gardening. In fact, you can burn up to 100 in just 15 minutes with these movements.
3. Walking -- The easiest and one of the most natural movements known to human beings. Fifteen minutes of brisk walking will burn approximately 100 calories. A brisk daily walk at lunch time or after work will make a difference.
4. Jogging in place -- Need a quick pick me up before work? Jog in place for 12 minutes and burn a little more than 100 calories.
5. Dancing -- 20 minutes of dancing at a moderate pace will burn 100 calories. C'mon, you know you love to do it, so have some fun with it.
6. Ironing clothes -- If you have to do it for the whole family you might as well know the calories you're burning. Just a bit more than 100 calories in 25 minutes.
7. Badminton -- A casual, noncompetitive, 20-minute game of badminton will get you to the mark, and it's a lot of fun.
8. Housework -- Vigorous housework for 20 minutes will burn a little more than 100 calories. You have to do it, so why not make it count?
9. Volleyball -- Twelve minutes of volleyball is all it takes to reach our magic number. Not a bad way to burn some calories while on the beach.
10. Biking -- How about a light bike ride in the summer? A light intensity of approximately 10 mph will burn more than 100 calories in just 40 minutes.
11. Golfing -- Just 20 minutes of golf will burn 100 calories.
12. Swimming -- I'm not referring to swimming laps or training for the Olympics. Just a 15-minute leisurely swim will get us to our goal.
13. High-impact aerobics -- You might wonder why I would include this. It's not like you're going to aerobic class for 10 minutes. However, if you're pressed for time or working long hours, invest in a fun aerobic videotape and use it for 10 minutes (after a warm-up) each day. That's close to 120 calories in just 10 minutes.
14. Car waxing -- Forget the car wash. Do it yourself on a hot summer day. Just 20 minutes of waxing your car will burn more than 100 calories.
15. Frisbee -- A fun 30-minute Frisbee toss with your kids or a friend will burn up our needed calories, and it's a bit more pleasurable than a boring jaunt on the treadmill.
16. Take the stairs -- If you work in an office building, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Approximately 20 minutes will burn about 100 calories. You don't have to do it all at one time. Just make sure to spread it out during the day.
17. Pushing baby stroller -- Pushing a stroller burns approximately 60 calories in 20 minutes. No problem, two nice and easy 20-minute strolls per day will get the job done without even breaking a sweat.
18. Mowing the lawn (self-propelled mower) -- 25 minutes and you've burned about 100 calories. Just like cleaning, it needs to be done so put a little oomph into it.
19. Painting -- Need to paint a room in your home or apartment? You can burn approximately 100 calories with 20 minutes of painting. Plus, you get a better-looking room at the same time.
20. Weight training -- 15 minutes of vigorous weight training will burn approximately 100 calories. You don't have to workout forever. Just three 15 to 20 minute session per week will keep your bones strong, muscles tight -- and you'll keep burning calories after your workout.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
So I keep saying this & never do it! I plan to BLOG every SINGLE DAY! LoL. I am going to do it this time. I even bought a planner to the day before I can write down everything I need to get done for the day ahead. :) I planned out my exercise rotation 3 weeks out too. So I am on track! Well today is awesome. It's supposed to be SUPER DUPER hot. I just got done with workouts, and I'm gonna go swimming with my sister in a few. :) Gonna be a good day! I'm trying a new recipe today, BBQ Pork Chops, yum!
Also planned my meals for next week!
Here is the plan!
Honey Soy Pork Chops
Chicken Stuffed with Artichokes, Lemon & Goat Cheese
Green Beans with Bacon-Balsamic Vinaigrette
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