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"Come back to the middle"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Somedays are more difficult to others to get through...even as you check each box on the TO DO list, there needs to be a safe place within yourself where you can go to find peace...Today was one of those days...completed my workout fine, ate fine and stayed within range (I'm starting to enjoy eating like a Queen in the morning, Princess in the afternoon and pauper at night), day 1 pretreated carpets, day 2 shampooed carpets, day 3 (finally) rinsed carpets complete, cleaned out refrig, cleaned oven, one more confirmation of a possible new career move, books back to library, prepared items for donation (Tier 1 - I do this 2x per year)...meditation helped this morning, but I'm past my schedule to have my new plan in place, so tomorrow I'll have to come back to middle --basically pull myself back and allow the confidence from past successes to be the wind in my sails as I plan the next steps to meet my goals.

  


Change your perspective and change your life!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's amazing how a slight shift in perspective can make all the difference...A part of exercise may always be seen as a chore, but with the right selection fitting them into your schedule comes so much easier; the same for foods, learning more about how it all works together, it started to get simpler to recognize that when you're missing something to meet and achieve a more balanced, nutritional meal...and how simply marveling as you feel and observe each task done, one babystep at a time, the I CAN DO IT statement comes faster when the tohought of changing a routine confronts you...one small change, sticking with it and building consistency, then another change and from there...the reward from making that one change, daring to change just one perspective can make HUGE difference and change your life!

  
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RODEORHI83 9/15/2009 4:55PM

  Great sentiment! It really applies all across one's life, too. The little changes really add up over time.

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REDNECKFEMINIST 9/15/2009 1:30PM

    So very very true!

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Keep moving out of your comfort zone to better!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Still working on the reconstruction of my plans...the last revised plan is still working for me in that I haven't gained any weight back. Now that I have taken my little one back to college, it time to take this to the next level, to keep moving out of your comfort zone to better! I usually have the 95% good food in my home, and I batch cook, but now to the next level...planned cooking to make sure that I'm getting a better mix; exercise workout has to be more intense and safe etc. I'm loving what I see in the mirror but something missing and hopely the next step will move closer to my goal. emoticon

  
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REDNECKFEMINIST 9/14/2009 4:24PM

    Keep up the good work and the momentum!

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Revisit, revise and revitalize

Thursday, September 03, 2009

We are all masterpieces in progress with the goal to live a healthier lifestyle...We picked a long-term goal, then broke that down to into mid-term and short-term goals...We've examined what we eat, when we eat even how we eat (slowing down to savor our food, deliberate chewing)...We're drinking more water and exercising more often (making an appointment and keeping it) emoticon...At one point or another we may have even hit the dreaded PLATEAU; you know when you're following your plan but more progress does not seem to be in your forecast so you change up your routine. When I became injured I took time and turned it into a maintenance phase (reduced weights in some cases, completely eliminated weights in others) and was still moving on along with incorporating new stretches and exercises to help strengthen the injury. Okay...well while I was doing all of that, and happy with the results, now that I am no longer in pain, and mentally prepared to move on I noticed the following: Given the level of exercising I was doing, I increased my caloric intake (currently at 1550-1900) and I'm maintaining it...To get to the next level I may need to increase my intake again...Time to revisit my resources to make this as smooth a change as possible, revise my eating and intensity level of my workout and revitalize my goals/plan to have the fuel to build more muscle.

Targeted time: week after Labor Day, give myself time to transition emotionally from dropping my little one off to college, and put my stop smoking plan back on track (have been off track for the last 3 days...not a lot, but need to stay where I am for the moment).

  
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TYEASLEY 9/6/2009 12:18AM

    Cudos to you. Have a great 3 day weekend. emoticon

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REDNECKFEMINIST 9/4/2009 10:16AM

    Take care of you!

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Cheer yourself on!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

It's great to hear other's support you, but the power of being able to look yourself in the mirror, give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done even if it's just a small step in the right direction and cheer yourself on...PRICELESS!

  
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MARYCMCGREGOR 9/2/2009 12:37PM

    Thank you for the encouragement on my blog. This post is so very true, by the way! Thanks for the reminder!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 9/2/2009 10:53AM

    This is so very true!

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