Friday, March 20, 2009
Well, at least on the calendar. Today it was a whopping 19 degrees outside and I really wanted to get out and walk on the new trail near my home. But, I guess, it's back to the Y to weight train....I'm due anyway. Plus, I'm treating myself to a 30 minute massage this afternoon and I am soooooo looking forward to that. I had bought the massage for my DH for a gift, but in a year, he's not used it and it's about to expire...so I told him I'm using it! lol
I think we all need to "treat" ourselves to something that is wholly good for our bodies and peace of mind once in awhile....work out the kinks....so many of us, never do such a thing. WHY? When it's so good for us. To curl up with a good book, take a hot bath, do some slow yoga...RELAX!! Even if it's just for 30 minutes. It decreases stress, therefore, it must help to decrease belly fat, blood pressure, stress on the heart....you name it!! Maybe with the renewal of Spring, we all need to look at how we treat or "treat" ourselves and show ourselves a little more love!! We only have one heart, mind...body!! Let's treat it right!!!
If you reply...list how you "treated" yourself today or plan to in the near future!
Peace be with you!!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Yesterday morning, I think I hit "rock bottom". Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Truly. I can feel it and I can feel the positive vibes you all here are giving me. I wasted a year and didn't keep on track, but this year...I'm gonna look fine in 09!! I've started a new fitness program, my husband is starting a new nutrition program and I'm joining him. I feel I have to do this...my life depends on it. I want to be strong for my two sons, healthy for me. I want the energy back. I need it!!! I am embracing the whole food plan with no refined crap anymore! I am wrapping my head around this. Any more good vibes are welcome!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Well, it's been a tough few weeks. I fell and broke my right fibula (ankle bone) and am on the mend. This has put a MAJOR crimp in my plans on trying to get back on track after the "LOST SUMMER". I basically fell off the wagon and just stayed where I was for the past 5 months or so. But I was watching the Today show this morning and saw a fellow "Sparker" who lost 110 lbs. staying on track here. It can be done with the right mindset. I'm working as I'm healing to get that mindset back. I'm close in weight to where she started and need to get to close to where she is now. I doubt if I'll ever compete in a triatholon, but I know I can move more than I am now! Currently, I'm rolling around in a wheelchair and wish with all my heart, I could just take off for a 5 mile walk on this new beautiful walking trail near my home! So, patience must prevail. Good thoughts needed!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
But the weather is not cooperating and it's getting me down. This is the time here in MI we normally can start hunting the elusive morel. I always look forward to this time, but in past years, this included, we have gotten some serious drought conditions going. We got over 100 inches of snowfall this past winter but that was quickly absorbed by the stressed out trees. So, everyone wish us, pray for us, whatever for rain!!!! I need the healing of a good hunt in the woods to keep me motivated as I've been slipping up and gaining some back. Today I've marked as a NEW DAY and am back to journaling and focusing on an "AOK" (act of kindness) that I'm going to do each day for the next month. It has to be something for either the planet, another living creature or another person. It also has to be something where you expect nothing in return other than the good feelings doing it gives you back! If everyone could make a point of doing this, the world would surely be a better place. Last of all, this is the 17th anniversary of my Dad's passing. He was an amazing man who lived to be 71 years young before succumbing to lung cancer due to a lifetime of smoking. I miss him dearly today and also mark this day a day to focus on taking care of myself better so I live past those 71 yrs. He was my old mushroom hunting buddy and I know he is with me in the woods whenever I go now. Here's to you Dad!!
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Today is the first day in a week that I seriously worked out and have so far stayed within my calorie range. I am back to journaling and am back on track. I just need to keep it that way. I feel this is the place to find it! It's like this is my little safe spot to go and keep out of trouble and be with kindred spirits. SO glad Sparks exists! I want to say.."wish me luck!", but know luck has very little to do with it. Hard work, perserverance, and stamina (ha ha Cilla!), patience, balance and many more sources have everything to do with it. For now, I'm
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