Saturday, March 06, 2010
Wednesday February 24, 2010
Categories: Janice Taylor, Life Coach, happiness, healthy living, motivation, women's health
Fatigue can attack us winter, spring, summer, or fall, day or night, on workdays or weekends. So how can we wake up, rev our engines, recharge our batteries, and strut our stuff? Get ready to find out!
Here, I will share with you my best energizing secrets that will bring a smile to your face, a bounce to your step and a zippidy-doo-dah to your day!
You can incorporate some of these 21 tips into your daily routine, or if you like, you can mix 'em and match 'em, depending on your lifestyle. Whatever you choose, get ready to wake up to your day refreshed and rarin' to go!
Practice Extreme Craziness! Sing, chant, hum, dance, prance, bang your drums, run in circles, skip, and/or walk backwards. Do what you have to do to shake the doldrums out of you! We don't want anything to get in the way of you claiming what's yours!
As Bill Blass says, "When in doubt, wear red!" Red is the most energizing of all colors. Just a hint of red will do; no need to dip your entire body in it! Try wearing a pair of red earrings, a red scarf, or even a red pocket square.
A quick splash of cold water, first thing in the morning, may energize you even better than a cup of caffeinated coffee! No kidding.
... Did those 3 energizing tasty tidbits whet your appetite? Want the full skinny on 21 Ways to Get Your Mojo in Gear!!! Learn how to boost your energy??? Of course, you do! Who doesn't need more energy www.beliefnet.com/Health/Healthy-Liv
Thursday, March 04, 2010
I love being a grown up but let`s face it, what civilization would have us believe about our passage of life as middle age women: being an over-the-hill, dried up, bitchy, menopausal, sexless, useless, discarded, once attractive, no-longer-desirable, stringy-haired, wrinkled old lady...well except for the being bitchy...isn`t entirely BUNK!
It's no wonder we women are in constant search for that magic elixir; anything promising the fountain of youth whether it be the newest creams; Reversalist from Avon is an EXCELLENT one, oils; organic cocunut oil does turn your grey hair back to it`s natural colour. I`ve been doing this for about four treatments now and yes it is working! Then there`s the potions, plastic surgery, lazex surgery, or any dream product that will give us just a few more years before the sentencing of old age becomes our destiny!
So ladies; adolescence, teens and younger adults, make no mistake growing up isn't for sissies!
Doing it well takes work. I've been working on it for quite awhile now and I'm now experiencing those middle age years first hand! Don't misunderstand me here. It has been and will continue to be a worthy endeavor; the time I've put into preparing for change.
Problem is change is happening so rapidly around us that as an individual I have had to and must remain proactive about my health in order to stay abreast of what's happening with my health. We're not supose to feel worn down and worn out; we're not to be predisposed to get the diseases associated with aging. We're suppose to be healthy and happy and if we continue to work at it with the resolve our creator has given us there is no reason why we shouldn't be!
And you know, I wasn`t looking for another lesson in life, but you never know when one will arrive. So here I am cheerfully, or at the least trying to remian indifferent about it all, handling the aging process and being grateful for the wisdom I have gained in exchange for the crows feet begining to appear around my eyes. I had decided it was going to be the best years of my life. I would grow old gracefully. Then... the seven gremlins of menopause arrived! Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Lethargy, Bloated, Forgetful, and All-Dried-Up. One by one they have crept into my private domain and are trying to take over my life.
The first gremlin to arrive unannouced was Itchy. `She` decided to drive me insane with itch anywhere and everywhere! I wanted to scratch the skin right off my body!
The second gremlin whom I have named Alterego was Bitchy! No longer was PMS contained to one or two days a month-it is now constant PMS! She is with me twenty-four-seven. And she too has an alter ego called Weepy; Ms over emotional sensitivty! OH MY GOD what is wrong with me!
Now it`s the middle of the night and Sweaty likes to crawl into bed with me. Not every night but far to often for my liking! Oh yes, and with her she so nicely introduced me to night sweats. And she in turn so graciously introduced me to Lethargy slash Sleepy as well because i am tired 99.9% of the time. Why, because I wake up several times throughout the night and can`t get back to sleep.
And then came Bloated. Do you think she crept in.. By no means! She thought she had to be equally as important as the others! BAM! She was there! Zapping my already portly figure with an extra ten pounds around my mid section even though I was working so hard and diligently following my weight loss; lifestyle change and having success with it! I had dropped 40 pounds so far
And forget trying to remember when Forgetful arrived! All I know is one day my brain started taking mini vacations! You know, I considered myself a pretty focused woman before she came along! Now I have days where i can`t keep a coherent thought in my head! I`ve become a scatter brain! I have given Forgetful the affectionate name of `Sometimers`
And as for Ms All-Dried-Up I haven`t met her yet and don`t intent to!
Yes Menopause has hit and hit like a ton of bricks. And even though I thought I was prepared; talked and disgust with and read umpteen acrticles and literature; others expereinces, ...NOT! I don`t think anyone can prepare for this life altering event! . And not one woman experiences the same as another. It`s the most personal and individual experince a woman can or will ever have.
And we think we have it bad! What about our mates! They are as equally unprepared! Oh at first they are sympathetic and try to be understanding but they quickly tire of the complaining, irritible, argumentative, techy, lethargic rag of a woman formerly known as the love of their life!
So hmmm alleviation..what to do. What`s the first thing we do....run straight to our family doctor for SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!! And what`s the first thing they start perscribing.....hormone replacement therapy. Yep it does alleviate the symptoms but then there are the risks. I don`t know about any of you but I certainly DO NOT want the risk of any disease or life threatening illness. What I DO want and NEED is RELIEF from the hot flashes and mood swings! However, the most conventional wisdom in our fix-the-symptom meidcal society leads us women straight to synthetic hormones combined with Prozac or Paxil. that`s all they know! SORRY! NOT FOR ME! I REFUSE to put that garbage into my body! So what is the solution that will send these gremlins packing never to return... because I refuse to let this beat me! I will not go silently into the night and let go of the woman I`ve always been and want to be for the remainder of my twilight years!
Friday, February 26, 2010
And to be brutally honest until it hurts today..? I have been struggling so hard emotionally lately. I know at least 85% of it is hormone levels due to erratic menopause issues but none the less it still effects a body!
As most of you know I went for my bone density test on Wednesday and of course they were wanting me to step on the devil (scales) and I knew I was going got be up because about half way there my body decided to to go into a hormonal fit. I was so bloated and in so much discomfort if someone would have poked me with a needle they would have heard a definite resounding POP! Sure enough I was up TEN pounds!! You can imagine the horror! I could have cried, make that screamed!
Yesterday was a decidedly better day to say the least. And I know today is going to be even better Things have calmed down and I am ON TRACK. I've already completed one set of my exercises and am just now eating my breakfast and onto my third glass of lemon water. I've been up since 6.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
If there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, IT IS NOW. Something that's your inspiration, something that's your dream. You owe it to yourself to make your days here count. HAVE FUN. DIG DEEP. STRETCH. DREAM BIG. Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy. There will be good days. And there will be bad days. PERSIST. Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools, you can do great things. Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart, guide you. TRUST. Believe in the incredible power of the human mind. Of doing something that makes a difference. Of all the things that will cross your path this year. The start of something new brings the hope of something great. You will never become who you want to be by remaining who you are!
You will never become who you want to be by remaining who you are! It cuts right to the chase and puts the responsibility for change right where it belongs doesn't it…in your hands! If you want a different life, a healthier body or a better job, it won’t happen until YOU make it happen. If you continue to think and act as you presently do, what will your life be like in 5, 10 or 20 years? I think you get the message!
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