Monday, September 13, 2010
It's a new week and I'm ready to put the focus back ON by making the most of each moment... Today's daily motivator is another great one about doing just that (I recommend you read it because as we reach and strive for our SP goals - we at times forget about this)... greatday.com/motivate/index.html
I have not blogged in a few days, which is not like me but I was somewhat 'lost' in time and focus. My Friday workday got cut short as Trista stayed home sick with a migraine (a headache that started 2 days before and developed to a full blown migraine on the third day). After calling the pharmacist and checking to see if her thyroid supplement might be the cause, she suggested I bring her in to see the doctor. Of course we don't have a family physician so we went to the clinic and did see a nice doctor who was surprised by the dosage prescribed to her and cut the dose in half. I hope that will help and we will have to go back in 6 weeks to get it re-checked (unless more symptoms show up again).
Then on Saturday I spent the day running errands, hoping to get to some cleaning, but by the time I was done doing errands I was pooped. TOM was visiting full force and my body was feeling it so I spent the rest of the day with the girls. Trista had a friend over (I was so glad she was finally feeling 'back to her nomal self' and happy to see her have a friend over for a sleepover).
I ended up going to help out SP Friend JL_FLEURY who ended up having a difficult day... but so happy that I was able to be there for her. It was one of those 'crazy driver days' and I myself wanted to park it because everyone seemed to be driving like there was no tomorrow. Unfortunately, Jodee got the real brunt of this as she was struck by some guy driving way too fast... Thankfully she is ok and I'm confident things will work out as they should for her.
We all hit or get hit with bumps in the road but the important thing is to keep our FOCUS ON! On Friday I was informed of something that really kind of took me by surprise in that some of my 'passions and actions' of volunteer work were not being viewed in a positive way, but rather being viewed as though I had too much time on my hands and not busy enough with work ... The old me would have been very upset by this revelation, but the new me sees it for what it is... coming from someone who is at a different place and perhaps experiencing their own stressors. So with this I will look at setting proper boundaries and balance around my own enthusiasm with my volunteer roles (as not everyone is as gung ho as I am).
I spent most of the morning thinking about how to do this and well as the motivator says, I'm going to make the most of each moment, yet not worry too much about what's next.
On the SP goal front, I am putting away the scale until the end of the month! I know I'm up from my weekend and yesterday's visit with my sister was great (she came by to visit here for the first time in 2 years - right after I just moved). I made a wonderful dinner and we were all 'stuffed' but in a good way. TOM is over and it's time to get back to my workouts. I didn't get one in this morning and not sure about a walk at lunch give the weather forecast, but I know I will DO something today. I have to check with SP Friend ABUSEDIT to see if we can make a date to get out to the gym this week. I am giving myself to the end of this month to see if I will keep my mmebership or cancel.
I hope to weigh in at the end of the month and be in 150Ville (I was soooo close). I need to keep my focus on the cruise in January and how I want to feel. Moment by moment, we must make the most of the NOW we have in our hands! Let's do this SP Friends!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Well friends, last night is another one for my 'record books'! I got to the meeting very early and read my notes for my presentation (or shall I say 'chairing' of the meeting). I looked up and there was Peggy McColl who also got there relatively early. She said hello and gave me a hug! What a wonderful lady! Down to earth, approachable, fun and truly inspiring! In my book's biography www.passwordsthebook.com/volume-2-au
thors/?authorID=28 , I wrote about how she inspired me, and as a gift for the event, I gave her a copy of the book. I explained how her particular book "Your Destiny Switch", to which she was speaking that evening, had truly opened so many doors for me! It was from that book that I found out she lived near us and I contacted her and the rest as they say, is history!
Her presentation was very well received and as I listened to her name off the famous people she new including Bob Proctor, the Hay House, Dr. Dyer, Mariane Williamson, and more, well I was in awe! As she relayed her story of how she got to where she is, I could see similarities in my own path and this was truly an amazing experience! Like her, as I have made changes in my life by stepping out of my past 'emotional' prison, I have become somewhat of a self-help 'junkie' and devouring books! I bought more of her products yesterday - some of which I already had, but thought I could give to friends as gifts.
My experience in chairing the first meeting went off really well, despite a few technical challenges... the new meeting format was well received and the meeting ended at a decent time 8pm and allowed for people to then purchase products from Peggy. I was happy to see the interest in support of her in this way as our speakers come to speak free of charge... so this is a way of paying it back. Hearing all of the appearances she makes all over the world, on radio shows and all she is involved with through her website, well I was truly honored to have her come out to speak to our chapter and to make specific comments about my own actions last night. If any of you wish to visit her amazing website, as it has many great tools you can use, visit it at www.destinies.com
I want to send a special to SP Friend JL_FLEURY for coming out to support me in person! I think we all walked away with some ideas to re-spark our intentions and goals with some of Peggy's very specific action items to try out!
The membership was also very supportive and I got great feedback after the meeting to say "GOOD JOB"... and that was absolutely great! Surprisingly I wasn't too nervous up there and I know it can only get better from this point forward! Everyone is looking forward to our October meeting with guest speaker Jennifer Clark (who was one of the first to be certified as a teacher by Doreen Virtue). For the People in Ottawa I would highly recommend you consider coming out - it will be on October 14th and I will send you an e-mail as it's also our 'Information Night' ... but the topic is one we can all handle hearing more about: "Awake to YOUR life Purpose" where Jennifer will provide us with some concrete tools to get on the right path to living an amazing life!
It's now Friday and I'm going to give my 110% to work as it's super busy there as well! We had our ceremony yesterday whereby we reveal our new president's picture and as he spoke, I was again grateful, for being part of such a healthy, positive, "fun, fair, and flexible" workplace! For this reason, I am doubly blessed!
What more can a girl ask for you say?! A great work life, great family life with wonderful daughters, great friends here and through my volunteer activities... Alas, I have loads of love in my life and I know the law of attraction keeps giving me more!
Thanks to all who commented on my blog since my return... I'm still working on getting caught up on e-mails but will get there by Saturday once the work week is over. Come Monday - it will be the new SP week and back to my commitment to exercising. Here's to hoping the sun shines today so I can go out for my lunchtime walk - something I haven't been able to do in about a week!
TGIF Friends! ENJOY the day and beauty ahead!
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Boy was I shocked when I saw almost 300 messages in my inbox and most of them from my SP Friends... notes on my SP page, friend adds, goodies... Simply said - I'm 'wowed' by the friendship I've developed through this community!
I may not be able to reply to each of them, but know that I am thankful for each and every note and I hope to get 'caught up' and reply to as many as I can. I also have a lot of blog reading to catch up on... I was only away for a few days but being 'offline' completely, I am just getting back to routine now.
The weekend was filled with friends and great celebrations, and despite the cool wet weather, we still had loads of fun. No pictures of me in these ones as I was the photographer...
My sister and her 3 kids.
My sister and her guy (and all the food - I'm weighing in 'heavy' this morning but not to fret as I'm working it back off this week)...
The great music - here is my friend Kevin singing his heart out!
And my 'birthday hat' signed by friends/family
I'm back and ready to get back to my routine. Although I love going away, I also love coming hope to what is now my familiar and healthy routine. After a weekend of indulging, I'm certainly feeling it and will be rectifying that without delay by going back to my AF days and a few days of 'lighter' eating to reset myself.
It's only a 4 day work week but it's going to go by fast I'm sure. I have my first chapter meeting on Thursday with Peggy McColl as our guest speaker. It's surreal for me as I recall attending her booklaunch where she has her mentor Robert Proctor in attendance. I'm so thrilled to have her there and I hope the night will be well received by our chapter members!
I am sure I'll go back to tons of e-mails at work too but alas - one thing at a time and it will get done! Today's plan includes healthy eating, activity and of course more SParking!
Wishing you a great short week ahead! Thanks again for all your birthday wishes for a what I know will be an amazing 44th year of life! Cheers to 44 more years!!
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