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The Power of Decision and SEEING the Goal

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant. ~Anthony Robbins

Today's Daily Motivator spoke to not just setting the goal but SEEING it... I share it here for you.

See the goal clearly and you make it less distant. See the goal passionately and you make it more real.

See the goal in rich detail and you’ll figure out how you can get there. See the goal from the perspective of your life and your purpose, and you’ll understand why you must get there.

Simply visualizing the goal will not make it happen. Yet it will indeed make you make it happen.

Every moment you live, you have an influence on life. A clearly defined goal will focus all those momentary influences into meaningful achievement.

See the goal, and see what you must do. See the goal, not only with your eyes but with all you are, and you’ll understand why it matters.

See the goal, and as soon as you do, you begin to live it. See the goal, and make it real.

— Ralph Marston

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Part of my note from the Universe today was a great little boost too in my visualization process...

Let's slide forward in time a bit, Helene. Far enough to where we find your greatest dreams of the present have come true long ago. Seems like you've had a soulmate forever, and that ages ago it was common knowledge among the angels that you would inevitably travel the world. And oh, yes, there were countless happy surprises along the way, that, well, I'm not at liberty to write about here, but use your imagination!
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So my decision is to keep my eye on the GOAL...

1. To be leaner and fitter in 2012
2. To be joined by my soulmate
3. To plan travels for 2012 and beyond!

Simple plan - and now I am going to put it to work by starting the day with 20mins of exercise!!

Wishing my SP Friends a Terrific Tuesday!! SAC challenge week 2 weigh in tomorrow... Going to make it a good one!!

  
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FITFORMYKIDS 12/13/2011 5:13PM

    Great Goals...much success!!

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ABISMITHY 12/13/2011 12:28PM

    Great goals and I am sure you will get there in 2012!!!! I hope I will too!

Have a great week - this blog is really positive and you sound focussed and happy!

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BRENDA_2012 12/13/2011 9:04AM

    I've missed you and I'm glad to be back and ready to reach my goals with you in 2012. Thanks for sharing Helene!!! Great blog and love your goals!! emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 12/13/2011 8:53AM

    Great goals and blog!

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PHOENIX40S 12/13/2011 8:27AM

    You have a wonderful 2012 waiting for you!

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MSLZZY 12/13/2011 7:18AM

    Good goals and a great reflection on where you want to be in the New Year! HUGS!

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BLACK-PRINCESS 12/13/2011 6:41AM

    emoticon wishes for u to reach ur goals

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KIMMYLOU4 12/13/2011 6:29AM

    All attainable goals. I wish you the best. emoticon

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JSALERNO 12/13/2011 5:02AM

    YOU HAVE GREAT GOALS.

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Counting up the days...

Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm a numbers girl as I look at the calendar and see the 12th day of December leaving us with 19 days in 2011.

It's making me realize that there is much that needs doing as I look to ending the year on a positive upbeat note. The new week is upon us and with the busy weekend behind me, I'm looking forward to making every day count!

I had a very busy day yesterday beginning with my making some soup and the lasagna for last night's dinner as I had to work from 11 to 5. It's nice to make a meal so that when I get home I sit with the girls to eat and catch up a bit. During the week we rarely eat together as they end up eating when they get home from school. So Sundays are the day we usually eat as a family - me and my angels.

I was very tired last night - making me realize the difference between my jobs - the full time 'desk' job and the part-time retail job... it's good that I have it to balance my inactivity (while I do try to move at my full time job and take breaks and walks throughout the day).

My plan for the week is to get back to a routine as I have finally recovered from most of my symptoms of the virus and/or the SAD (seasonal affective disorder stuff)... but the lingering headaches are still somewhat present. Louise Hay's book often speaks to how body ailments are signs or our body speaking to us and I'm listening... I realize there are a few things on my mind and working on addressing those to release the tension.

I hope to get back to my morning workouts starting tomorrow and my lunch time walks weather permitting. I work Thursday night and have my staff pot luck on Friday night but off on the weekend... when I plan on finishing my xmas shopping.

So as I count up the days, I am going to make sure I maximize each and every day... Two days to SAC's 2nd weigh in... and hoping to make my ticker move as I aim to land in 140Ville for January 4th, 2012...

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead SP Friends!

  
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NHGRL68 12/12/2011 7:48PM

    Sounds like a great plan:-) You are doing SO great! I know you will continue to reach your goals. emoticon

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1DORENDA 12/12/2011 7:39AM

    You can do it. Keep your earlier quote posted where you will continually see it for the next 19 days.

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MSLZZY 12/12/2011 7:30AM

    Time seems to go so fast this time of year. Good luck on your goals. emoticon
Are you having headaches from sugar? Tension headaches are one thing but my sister gets bad headaches from too much sugar. Just a thought.

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ELDORADO_MOM 12/12/2011 6:48AM

    You're so close! Keep going! A lot can be accomplished in 19 days.
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I am about 1-2 pounds from a healthy BMI and want to start 2012 healthy and also want to maximize my days of 2011.

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JSALERNO 12/12/2011 6:04AM

    GOOD LUCK REACHING 140VILLE

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Busy Times...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Well on my only day off... I am going to be a busy lady!

First off going to make cookies for my daughter's cookie exchange. Then finish decorating the tree and then meet a friend for lunch and some mall browsing. This afternoon - drive my youngest to her cookie exchange and later pick them up for their 'sleepover' here... Gotta work tomorrow from 11 to 5. My step-daughter might come visit too.

Somewhere in there have to do the regular stuff (housework, groceries...)

I'm tired just thinking about it!

I also want to take some time to plan out my week and meal plans. Nothing to it but to get to it!

Happy Saturday Friends!

  
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1DORENDA 12/10/2011 4:16PM

    I know the feeling - seems I am way too busy these days. I can't get to my Sparking like I like.

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 12/10/2011 9:06AM

    It will be fun, - just think, it will be over soon and back to normal.

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 12/10/2011 8:15AM

    Well done you, hoping you stay focused and good luck with reaching your goals...

Have a lovely weekend.

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JSALERNO 12/10/2011 6:43AM

    Happy Saturday! I know how you feel tomorrow is my only day off!

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Finding my Sunshine

Friday, December 09, 2011

While the weather at this time of year does not always bring out much sun and with the days being shorter... well it makes it even harder. Many people are SAD this time of year (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and the good news is there are things we can do to help ourselves.

Yesterday I picked up some Vitamin D capsules and some 5HTP to help with my mood and sense of well being (and hopefully help with these lingering headaches). Working in the health food store allows me to examine options and try different things so when I find the combination that works for me I'll share with you here.

Other things that help is maintaining a healthy diet of course and exercise... but it's hard to do the workout when you feel 'low'. Having had a bug lingering for almost 2 weeks knocked me off routine for a bit, but I am pushing it - even if it's 10mins here and there to DO something.

Of course at this time of year, it's a matter of ensuring balance. In the midst of the hectic holiday season, the social gatherings, the parties, the gift buying, the financial pressures... in the end you have to look at the TRUE priorities of life.

I have my tree up and have a few more things to do to finish the decorating. I have yet to do any Christmas shopping or do Christmas cards. I have a cookie exchange to bake for my daughter's outing this Saturday and well, the regular every day stuff that we all have to keep up with.

So today is Friday (YAYYYY!!) and I'll make the most of today and enjoy my 1 day off tomorrow as best I can. Amidst the snow that is now falling lightly, I will keep finding my sunshine because as I was reminded on my trip... the sun is always with us - but sometimes you just have to move to a higher level to get to it!

Stay positive my friends and make the most of YOUR day!

  
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    Sending you some sunshine from a tropical island!! emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/9/2011 12:29PM

    Have a great day! Glad you are starting to feel better.

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    Have a great day!

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MEADSBAY 12/9/2011 8:25AM

    Thank you, Helene.
I can feel my SAD slowly taking over my mind and body more each day.
It's like a dark cloud invading my space.
I haven't been to the gym since Monday but am going after work today.
I'm hoping that will help.
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Opening Doors

Thursday, December 08, 2011

When you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else. ~ Joseph Campbell

It's so true that when we follow our passions - so many doors open to us! I was reflecting today on how incredibly lucky I am to work somewhere that embodies what I'm so passionate about - being healthy and active, all the while looking for ways to help the issues that face so many - obesity.

I was not feeling healthy for about 2 weeks and still kind of working at it, but getting in a good walk at lunch yesterday felt great! This morning - I'm hurrying up to get my blog done so I can get 30mins in before I hit the shower (and hope to walk at lunch as well).

Tonight - I work at the health food store... instead of going to my chapter meeting ... a choice I made for a few reasons... to save money, and make money instead.

I also had not been quite in the spirit of the season as I had not been feeling well but I cured that a bit last night by taking the tree out and beginning the decorating. We'll finish it up on Saturday.

After this week - there are 2 more weeks of work and then a bit of a break which I'm looking forward to... as I will be working to finish up some projects and de-clutter making room for all "NEW" things in 2012. I will be setting intentions and goals for the year and will make the most of the remaining days of 2011.

While some doors have closed in 2011 for me - so many more have openened. I have found new challenges on SP which have given me a boost in my progress... and I'm super pleased with having the SAC challenge to carry me through to the next BLC challenge. Of course there are all of the other wonderful teams I'm a part of ... The greatest gift of SP is that of community/team support!!

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MEADSBAY 12/8/2011 1:04PM

    YAYEEEEE!!!
So glad you're feeling better.
Bet your girls are happy to see you smiling again.
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ABISMITHY 12/8/2011 12:34PM

    Well said! You sound happier and I'm happy for you!

Woo hoo - let's go! I am excited about what 2012 will bring us all!

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KRZYKAT3 12/8/2011 12:22PM

    glad to hear you are on the upside,

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TREASURINGLIFE 12/8/2011 11:57AM

    Wooo-whooo!!! :)

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AMARILYNH 12/8/2011 11:30AM

    I'm so happy to hear you getting your energy back - and you seem to have done it by DOING something (getting your tree out). I've listened to tons of motivational tapes and cds over the years and something that Wayne Dyer said in one years and years ago stuck with me. He said people often ask him what KIND pf psychiatrist he is and he tells them he's a Do Do psychiatrist. Meaning he encourages people to DO something - anything!! And over the years I've followed his advice and it always works!! Speaking of which, I'm off to do some de-cluttering of my own! Merry Christmas!!

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 12/8/2011 9:31AM

    emoticon emoticon I have found the same thing and try to follow my passion.

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KIN59VARA 12/8/2011 5:34AM

    Wonderful blog, I want to continue to open new doors too!

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