Saturday, December 11, 2010
...has just been turned on!
I mentioned it earlier. I'm seeing TSO (Trans Siberian Orchestra) tonight. I'm always touched by the beautiful Christmas story they tell. That does it for me. I won't go into the rest of the show which is phenomenal! When I leave the venue, I am full of Christmas cheer and love. It carries on throughout the year though. That's the point of the Christmas story.
I realize that I am blessed to be extremely fortunate. This is a spiritual thing for me. I don't do religion even though I was brought up in Catholic churches and schools. And yes, I was an alter boy! I try to be regular in giving throughout the year. Now, I can do 5Ks for the causes which are personally close to me. I've given some great clothes, which are too big now, to charities in need. I try real hard to be friendly and cheerful to people. (Tampa Bay drivers do challenge me to the max!) I am also looking for opportunities to volunteer. Remember, I'm of the SP dark side so you know I'm far from perfect. ;) But I try to think of those that lead and have truly stood for peace and unity. They inspire me.
In any case, I wish the gift of sharing to you, your families, and friends. You know they say it will come back to you. It's all about the Karma.
Friday, December 10, 2010
It's Friday already? Where did the week go? Working out, tracking food, and making things right just blow away the time. SO we have to stop and smell the roses in building a healthy lifestyle. Take some time for yourself and make it a quality moment for you! I think we all deserve it. Give yourself a reward for doing the right things. I'm talking right things. We all tend to trip and slip here and there. But like I read, "one step back and two steps forward!" And if you did that then you deserve that special time. I'm feeling good just talkin' to y'all! "You be careful out there!"
Thursday, December 09, 2010
I was outside today putting up lights for the holidays and thankful for the sun and the beautiful day. I saw several people on their daily walks and was also thankful for the nice neighborhood I live in. I've done the perimeter as a walk several times. (1.7miles) I've extended it by going out the front entrance and all around two neighborhoods then back to my front door. (2.02 miles) I've also gone down to the causeway, up a bike run walk trail, through several more communities and back for a perfect 5K!
I could go on about the various different routes I've taken but it would be overkill. The bottom line is I'm walking. I'm very fortunate to be able to walk and I love it. I'm also glad I live here on the Suncoast so I can walk like this.
I also know SP inspires me to do better in my pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. I found that this is getting easier by the day and I think I've got it. I think my very simple secret is that I've just opened up and let it in. Much love...
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
It's been a while since I started doing serious strength training. Let's get real, it's been forever. So I started tonight on core and I started to feel the crunches almost immediately. Now after 30 minutes, I feel the emphasis on the stomach more. OWWIE! Here it comes. I like the pain! I remember forever ago when I worked out regularly. If I felt the pain, then I did the exercise right. Ah, the glory days. I do have to watch my back in certain exercises but if I focus on the execution of the exercise, I'll be fine. In any case, I do feel good about my plan. I'll be going into 2011 with guns blazing! Out!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Ok, so the last month and a half I am feeling good about my cardio, the start of my food tracking, getting educated, and absorbing the Spark experience. But you are always learning in this journey and I am facing something I seemed to have had slipped by...a tangible goal.
My first full month of November, I had a decent cardio month. In December, I must take that up a notch in time spent. But the fitness plan was seriously lacking strength training. So now, already 7 days into the month, I have started. Once again, I must see where I go for the rest of the month, evaluate, and then post fresh goals for January.
This exercise in program management will go on throughout my journey until I have found the permanent plan. Is there such a thing? Where is this elusive Holy Grail, this Sorcerer's Stone? Or can it only be found in the parallel dimension or the visions of the mind. One can only hope?
In the mean time, I'll focus on December! Much love...
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