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Find the balance!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Confused, frustrated, overwhelmed...words that reflect that life is not in balance. The mind, body and spirit are meant to work together...I joined SparkPeople with one focus, to lose weight and become healthier. The journey has brought me so much more; it brought to the surface other areas that also needed attention, areas that needed to be decluttered which made eating unhealthy, not hydrating myself appropriately and somehow made the time to exercise and pamper myself seem impossible. We all have the same 24 hours, what's up with the thought that comes to us all, "There's not enough time in a day".

While reading the SP articles I came across the Story of Priorities and a Jar (the link is listed below). I had heard it before, and even remember finding a movie for my daughter that illustrated the points of the story and yet we go to bed not at peace, with a sense of imbalance that can make you dread getting out of bed the next morning. Read the story, thenfind the balance that works for you, taking one day at a time.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
ion_articles.asp?id=264


Happy Journey everyone!

  
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MOM210 2/26/2010 8:48PM

    Great blog!

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Choose to be the verb in your life-full of action!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Don't be the wallflower, standing by and watching your life go by...never satisfying the yearnings that burn inside...missing out on the lessons life has to offer...let the fire out, and choose to be the verb in your life-full of action! emoticon

  
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TURQUOISELOTUS 2/25/2010 3:03PM

    What a positive statement! Reminds me a little of the song "Georgy Girl"... loved that movie :) Thanks for the reminder emoticon

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PINKGRANNY 2/25/2010 12:04PM

    This really resonates what I want to do as I move toward living in the present, and planning for a healthier active future. Thank you! emoticon

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Make friends with your food.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Food is a life source, you can't do without it; it a great source of satisfaction and frustration at the same time. It has become an all-or-nothing situation, when there's a lot of room in the middle; it's not just delicious and sinful or healthy and boring...Pick a food you've never tried (ok, maybe that pushing it, start with something that you don't usually like) yet the food is really good for you (packed with nutrients your body really needs) and pair it up with something has equal intensity on the other side of the tastebuds scale and you may find that it's easier to pull more foods onto your menu...For me, I had never enjoyed brussels sprouts or asparagus but they are packed with good stuff...One day I tried it with picked up a vegetarian frozen dinner (Healthy Choice Pumpkin Squash Ravioli) that had asparagus in it and the taste of the squash make the asparagus so much appealing to me...with that, I decided to try something new, sweet mashed potatoes with brussels sprout... emoticonso good, I will even eat it for breakfast...

So make friends with your food...try new things, mix it up...your palate will love you for it and the ability to stick to your plan will get easier.

  
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RUSTYSHAW1 2/25/2010 3:18AM

    Excellent thoughts! Thank you for sharing that. It's true, pairing up something new with something familiar is the best way to approach any new activity. Eating is an activity we can't do without, so it makes sense to become friends with our food. Boy, I am GOOD friends with my weakness, crackers. LOL. But I am learning to deal with them. Really, they are a comfort food. That is why I kept taking teeny tiny steps during my first few months with spark - reading, thinking, reading, thinking.
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Get tough and get buff!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's time to put your foot down on the things you want to achieve...yes, you're doing more than you've done before but have you really tightened your belt the way you need - not really...It time to get tough and get buff!
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MRSBLAK27 2/23/2010 10:37PM

  that's what I told myself about a week ago....glad you put it into words.
melissa

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RUSTYSHAW1 2/23/2010 9:43PM

    Boy, I needed that little "shot in the arm" - I have just been thinking of what more I could do on my 23-week personal challenge. Push up my exercising. Whew. Wish me luck on this one. I have to balance how much I push and how my joints are feeling on a daily basis. But I am excited about the thoughts to increase my activities. emoticon

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Testing my metal!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Every now and then, every now and then I have to test my metal...push it just a little further than the schedule calls for...I don't stay at this point, it's more like studying for a quiz, or intervals in running...just to test my metal and decide if I'm ready to make another adjustment...no harm no foul if I don't finish an entire set because it's extra, but good for the soul! emoticon

  


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