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PCOS website encouragement: Are You Rushing Through Life?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Hey this is some encouragement for anyone, but I got it from a website dedicated to women like me who live with PCOS.

Are You Rushing Through Life?

"Stop rushing through life. Live it instead."

"We must be completely present for what we are doing, without sacrificing or rushing what's in front of us in order to get to 'more important' stuff later. No matter how mundane the activity, treat everything as important and take pleasure in it. At bottom, whatever we are doing right now is what we are engaged in and it deserves our full attention and appreciation."

These thoughtful passages are from "Less: Accomplishing More by Doing Less", by Marc Lesser. It made me think about how often I do one thing while thinking about something else.

Last week I went to my exercise studio where I do a rather complex set of routines called Gyrotonic. Considerable concentration is needed to get the most out of this exercise routine.

As soon as I started, my mind jumped to a phone conversation I had with someone a few hours earlier. I become so absorbed in the details of the conversation and what I would do next with this person that I started doing my exercises incorrectly. Finally I got so distracted that I could not think of what exercise to do next.

In other words, by thinking of something else, I lost the benefit of helping my body by doing the correct exercise.

There are also consequences when another person is "not present". A couple of weeks ago I had a phone conversation with someone who obviously was washing the dishes in her sink as we were having our conversation. We were discussing what I thought were some pretty important business issues. But I felt like she was not giving our conversation the 100% of her attention that the topic deserved. Not only was I annoyed but I felt we did not accomplish as much as we could have.

Was this person so terrifically busy that she was compelled to do the dishes while talking with me? Was she signaling to me that our conversation was less important to her than dirty plates in her sink?

You can actually accomplish more and have a higher quality of life if you focus your full attention on the present moment, and focus on the most important task at hand.

I encourage you to do two things:

1) Simply notice where your mind is while engaged in an activity. Bring awareness to your behavior without judging it.

2) If your mind has wandered, bring it back to the present activity by saying something like: "I choose to be fully engaged in this activity right now."

Use your senses to ground yourself in the present moment. What do you feel with your body? What do you hear or see? What can you taste or smell?

You'll know you're getting it when you feel yourself slowing down, relaxing, and breathing more deeply and fully. Then, wait for the moments of joy to come -- the experience of realizing that this very moment is actually the best time of your life, regardless of what you're doing.

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MNCYCLIST 6/28/2010 1:10PM

    Thanks for sharing

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BOVEY63 6/28/2010 11:52AM

    Thanks for sharing. I often find my mind wandering to something other than what I am doing. I will try and be more conscious to this and attempt to stay focused on what is at hand.
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ALOT2GO1 6/28/2010 11:10AM

    Great blog! "stop rushing through life, live it instead" How true. how many of us do this. We all need to live it.
Have a great day!

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Nashville Tennessee Flood 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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MZSASSY 5/26/2010 4:24PM

    SUPPORTING!!!!

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TROUBLE635 5/26/2010 12:14PM

    Love the info. It broke my heart.

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Nashville Floods We need your support!

Friday, May 21, 2010

On May the 2nd and 3rd my hometown Nashville, TN and surrounding counties was flooded. Due to the damages many lost everything they own and even their lives. There have been reports of bodies found floating in rivers. It is really truley sad!

I never thought anything would happen like this. It reminds me of Katrina when New Orleans was flooded. Here are some pictures:



















If you have a heart please join the Nashville Flood Relief Group to help us get through the recovery process.

We need your help with Nashville Flood victims. Help lift Nashvillians spirits up when they feel down. Nashvillians may join the group to get help from anyone on spark no matter where you live. Please Join.

Nashville Flood Relief Group
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I've created a group for the victims of Nashville, TN and surrounding counties. This group is for anyone weather you live in Nashville or Not. Feel free to help, share stories, give guidance, and give support. "We need your help"!

Please consider being apart of the help for victims that are on Sparkpeople.

Also I need 4 Co-Leaders:

Co-Leaders #1 Greeter (Greet new members)
Co-Leaders #2 Pastor or a good Prayer (answer prayer request)
Co-Leaders #3 Monitor (monitor daily chat and discussions)
Co-Leaser #4 Birthdat (schedule and give birthday wishes)
Co-Leader #5 pictures (upload pictures of flood damage)

please contact me if your interested through my email keonm4@aol.com

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PLAYBLUES22 5/21/2010 10:24AM

    Oh my what devastation

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MRE1956 5/21/2010 9:29AM

    I will keep you and the Nashville area in my best thoughts - I live near a notorious flood zone, myself, and have seen firsthand what that kind of flooding can do to an area.....

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Round 7 Spark Nashville Challenge

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Round 7
SPARK NASHVILLE'S 5-WK
STARTING CHALLENGE WEIGH-IN,
weigh in Oct 1: 263

Wk 1: 140 mins Weigh-in = 262 -1lb
Wk 2: 284 mins Weigh-in = 259 -3
Wk 3: 275 mins Weigh-in = 261 +2
Wk 4: 375 mins Weigh-in = 259 -2
Wk 5: 255 mins Weigh-in = 258 -1


FINAL 5-WK WEIGH-IN = 258

TOTAL WEIGHT/POUNDS LOST DURING THESE 6 WKS = - 5

TOTAL EXERCISE MINUTES DURING THESE 6 WKS = 1,329



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EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 1:

Wednesday=

Thursday = 30 Walk

Friday =

Saturday =rest

Sunday =rest

Monday = 60 walk/kickboxing

Tuesday = 50 kickboxing/strength

total minutes for week 1= 140

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EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 2

Wednesday= 30 walk

Thursday = 60 walk/kickboxin

Friday = rest

Saturday = 45 kickboxing/strength

Sunday = 30 kickboxing

Monday = 30 kickboxing

Tuesday = 89 walk/kickboxing/butt blast/strength

total minutes for week 2 = 284

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EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 3

Wednesday= 30 walk

Thursday = 75 walk/kickboxing

Friday = 20 walk

Saturday = 45 kickboxing/strength

Sunday = rest

Monday = 60 walk/kickboxing

Tuesday = 45 kickball/walk/strength

total minutes for week 3 = 275

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EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 4

Wednesday= 60 walk/kickboxing

Thursday = 75 walk/kickboxing

Friday = rest

Saturday = rest

Sunday = 120 aerobics/kickboxing/walk/strength

Monday = 75 walk/core aerobics/strength

Tuesday = 45 walk

total minutes for week 4 = 375

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EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 5

Wednesday= 75 walk/cardio/strength

Thursday = 30 aerobics

Friday = 45 walk

Saturday = rest

Sunday = 60 walk

Monday = 45 walk

Tuesday = rest

total for week 5 = 255

  
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TOOFATPIA 10/14/2009 1:09PM

    I know you are ready and doing this. Keep up the good work

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 9/24/2009 8:00PM

    All right...the plan is there...all organized and looks so nice...good job! I look forward to see all the awesome numbers you will be posting there to show how well you are doing!!!
Good losing

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Round 6 Spark Nashville Challenge

Friday, August 14, 2009

Round 6
SPARK NASHVILLE'S 6-WK
STARTING CHALLENGE WEIGH-IN,
Aug 12 weigh in 267

Wk 1: 422 mins Weigh-in = 264.5 -3 lbs
Wk 2: 229 mins Weigh-in = 262.5 -2 lbs
Wk 3: 292 mins Weigh-in = 261 - 1 lbs
Wk 4: 105 mins Weigh-in = 261 -0 lbs(but didnt gain over Holiday)
Wk 5: 135 mins Weigh-in = 263 +2lbs
Wk 6: 60 mins Weigh-in = __
2009 =
FINAL 6-WK WEIGH-IN = 263

TOTAL WEIGHT/POUNDS LOST DURING THESE 6 WKS = -4lbs

TOTAL EXERCISE MINUTES DURING THESE 6 WKS = 1243



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TOTAL EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 1: Started Wed. Aug 12

Wednesday=55 walk/butt blast/kickboxing/

Thursday =87 walk/butt blast

Friday =25 walk/butt blast

Saturday =50 kickboxing/butt blast/strength

Sunday Rest Day

Monday =95 kickboxing/butt blast/walk

Tuesday = 110 kickboxing/strength/butt blast/walk

total for week 1= 422

TOTAL EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 2

Wednesday = 35 kickboxing/butt blast

Thursday = 57 walk/butt blast

Friday = 57 walk/ butt blast

Saturday = rest day

Sunday= no exercise but I grilled and played soft ball so I was moving around alot

Monday = 50 butt blast/kickboxing /strength

Tuesday = 30 walk

total for week 2= 229

TOTAL EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 3:

Wednesday = 22 walk

Thursday = 50 walk

Friday = rest

Saturday = 45 walk/strength

Sunday 40 kickboxing/walk

Monday = 68 tone/walk/butt blast

Tuesday = 67 strength/walk/butt blast

total for week 3= 292 mins

TOTAL EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 4:

Wednesday = 40 pilates for abs/walk

Thursday = 35 strength/walk

Friday = rest

Saturday = rest

Sunday rest

Monday = HOLIDAY

Tuesday = 30 walk

total for week 4= 105

TOTAL EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 5:

Wednesday = 30 walk

Thursday = sick

Friday = sick

Saturday = rest

Sunday rest

Monday = 68 walk/kickboxing/strength

Tuesday = 37 kickboxing/strength

total for week 5= 135

TOTAL EXERCISE MINUTES Wk 6:

Wednesday = rest

Thursday = 30 walk

Friday = 30 walk

Took the rest of the week off due to death in family




total for week 6= 60

  
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BEFIT014 8/19/2009 7:56PM

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3 lbs down is GREAT!!

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DROPPINOS 8/19/2009 7:59AM

    great on your total of mins & lbs!! emoticon

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DROPPINOS 8/14/2009 1:25PM

    emoticonWOOHOOOO!!!! you go girl! Can you give me alittle more detail on what activity you did on the days emoticon

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