Friday, April 15, 2011
This quote fits what I feel today... Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. ~ Wayne Dyer
Sure I have issues and things are still tight financially, but I also have great abundance! What I find is that when you recognize the signs, you receive more of it (because you are tuning into it). From the many pieces of loose change that I find here and there, to gifts from friends/family who offer to take my kids out and do things with them, to the wonderful friendships I have.
Whenever I feel stressed about a situation or wonder if I'll make ends meet... I stop myself and think of all that I DO have and I affirm that "money comes to me in unexpected ways"... Like the staff lottery I won a couple of weeks ago and like the cheque that was handed to me last night to pay for my trip to Moncton NB in May for my association (I was named delegate to attend the Canada District Conference and can't wait to experience that!!)
While my family consists of just my sister right now, I'm thankful for me ex-husband's family and how they are doing such wonderful things with the girls. They arrived safely in Florida yesterday and today they are going to Disney World! I'm so thrilled for them and very very grateful! My own family would not have been able to offer this - so while I'm now divorced, there is still 'love' there!
And of course there's my job... Working with the team focused on "Healthy Active Living" has given me such wonderful motivation to meet my goals! Going "public" with my intentions is going to keep me on track!! My team is working in conjunction with the Live Right Now initiative and for the month of every week they have daily planned events... Check out the e-mail below, challenges and a peak at the featured 'inspirational' stories...
APRIL - LIVE RIGHT NOW...
We are heading into Week 3 of "Inspiration for a Nation" - rolling out 30 inspiring stories, tied to 30 challenges in 30 days.
Everyday we hear great and inspiring stories from across Canada. See the ones we plan to highlight this week:
Live Right Now Challenges
Sunday, April 17
Challenge: Start Running
Inspirator: Daniel Loewen could never run until he joined Live Right Now. Using support, recipes and inspiration he's lost 10 pounds.
Monday, April 18
Challenge: Build a Support Network
Inspirator: Marlene Romanoski's son was killed by a drunk driver two years ago. The loss sent the Hamilton resident into a deep depression and give up her competitive passion for running. Through Live Right Now and the support of her family she is getting motivated and active again.
Tuesday, April 19
Challenge: Fill your fridge With Veggies
Inspirator: Amber Marshall from Heartland is proud to be involved in LRN and loves that CBC is asking Canadians to take responsibility for their health and the health of this country. One of the ways she stays healthy is by stocking the fridge with veggies.
Wednesday, April 20
Challenge: lose 20 pounds
Inspirator: Wendy Walker, from Stoney Creek , ON is hoping to lose 57 pounds by Christmas. Live Right Now has helped her lose 20 pounds so far.
Thursday, April 21
Challenge: Take a Walk at Lunch
Inspirator: Helene Sinclair, from Ottawa , is celebrating her re-entry into 150-ville. She calls her weight loss goal a "work in progress". By taking on small changes in her life - like walking at lunch - she's lost 13 pounds. Her goal is to lose a total of 30 pounds by June 30th.
Friday, April 22
Challenge: Stretch for 60 Minutes
Inspirator: Following a health scare caused by Meningitis, CBC reporter Colleen Jones. Colleen Jones is more determined than ever to be as healthy as she can be. One of the things she's doing to get their is to build on her yoga routines.
Now there's my MOTIVATION in black and white! I am more determined than EVER to meet my goal. While this morning's weigh in only records a half pound loss ... I'm OK with that (because I had my chapter meeting last night including a wonderful meal)...
Life is GOOD and I am rich with so many great things! What abundance do you have in your life?
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Life does not always bring us the results we want. Be it in our weight loss journeys, at work, at home and for me in the fun times of exploring the dating world again.
What was to be a 'date' night turned out to be a NO date night. No phone call, no contact since Sunday. What's up with that?!? But I refuse to call it quits because I know there are plenty of fish in the sea and that there has to be a few good ones left out there.
I drew my angel card this morning and it spoke to "Self-Respect" and above all this is what I'm maintaining in my practice as I move ahead with the sea of 'the dating world'. Trust me folks - I just wish I had a partner and didn't have to do this at my age, but life is what it is and I am dealing with it.
I loved this quote I found by Wayne Dyer - Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
So I move forward with Passion and Purpose! There are ups and downs (including some downs as the scale is back in 150Ville this morning after my weekend indulgences)...
It's time to weigh in the balance of life and so long as I keep pushing forward, make good choices and above all, respect myself, I know I will succeed!
Today would have been my sister's 53rd birthday and when I recall how some leave this world way too soon... it reminds me just how lucky I am to have my health and my life! I am very grateful to be alive and I'm going to make the best of it and live like there is no tomorrow!
So potential date didn't call... I'm a great catch and when the time is right, I know I'll be connected with a good soul (because I will not settle for any less).
In the mean time I continue with my other goals in life including aiming to hit my 20lbs weight loss mark for April 30th, finishing up my year as President for my association and looking ahead to new goals after the summer months. I'm signed up to participate with my team in the DragonBoat races (my first time participating - and will volunteer as well). I was going to skip Bluesfest volunteering this year, but going to do it again (3rd year in a row). I'm putting myself 'out there' and living life and hopefully making a difference by helping out where I can!
SP will always be a huge part of my life... it's part of my sacred time as I wake early every morning to blog and reflect on things. It's a wonderful way to start my day and I am honored that I have some regular blog followers who seem to get something out of it as well. The greatest thing about our SP journey is we share and we get the feedback that confirms we are NOT alone here!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
For every problem there's a solution... The Daily Motivator speaks to this today and I paste one of its paragraphs for you to consider...
Let the problems come, and let the problems go. Whatever the problems may be, engage yourself purposefully and enthusiastically with the best life has to offer.
Read more: greatday.com/motivate/index.html#ixz
After a weekend of being 'off' program, I am happy to report I had an ON day yesterday. I had about 70mins of activity including a lunch time walk (I can't believe with the humidex we reached 28 Celcius here - the little bit of snow we had is now gone!)
I am back up in 160Ville again this morning and upset about that so the week will be spent working my way back to my ticker point for Friday (and I so wanted to make it move down some more)... but it's my own doing and I'm letting go of the weekend and taking it one day at a time to FIX things and make them right!
Looking to the remainder of April, I know I have 18 days to my final weigh in where I still hope to reach my 20lbs weight loss mark. It will mean focus, determination and it will mean staying AF! Alcohol can just not be part of my diet if I'm going to make this happen. I have come to accept this and while I know I don't have to quit forever, I know I'm not strong enough to have the 'cheat' day because it leads to too many indulgences so by accepting what I can or can't do, I can make some progress.
Bottom line is what do I want more?! With the warmer weather approaching - I want to feel GOOD wearing sleevless shirts, shorts...
Only 2 more sleeps until I send the girls off to Florida... Looking through clothes I was amazed at how much Megan has grown... NOTHING fits her so I'm scrounging to see what I can pick up for her before she goes. Wasn't ready to shop for summer clothes but alas, I'll get her a few pairs of shorts and send her on her way. And Trista - she's a great teen! She is not a 'skinny' girl but she is happy with her body and I'm so proud of her - she bought a bikini to bring to Florida and said it's her way of promoting her self-confidence and I say kiddo!
Mom needs to take lessons from her... I want to feel confident in my swimsuit this year too and that is the picture I must keep in mind!
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