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Beefing up my efforts at fitness with affirmations..

Saturday, May 29, 2010

1. I phrase my affirmations in the here and now: [I am craving healthy nutritious food], so my subconscious knows this is what I want right now.
2. I use the first person, and add my name: [I, Sunshine65, love the way my body feels when I do my exercises]. I use phrases like: I am... I can... I have... I choose...
3. I limit how many affirmations [1 or 2] at a time so they can have more power to work with my subconscious.
4. I repeat them a LOT. I write them out 15 or more times every morning and night. At the mirror I say them looking at myself and using a YOU statement [You have a healthy, sensuous, fit body]. When a negative thought attacks me I use it as a trigger to say my affirmations [with a smile on my face that says I mean it!]. I belt them out like a song in the shower.Sometimes I record them on a disc and play them in my car to and from work. I leave room on the disc to repeat them. Lately I've been putting them on my iPod.
5. When I have doubts I write them out. Then I turn them around into positive statements: ["I'll never get through this plateau" becomes "I am falling off the edge of the plateau dropping off pounds again"].
6. I rev up the pictures of me in my brain living the life my affirmations want. I make it so vivid I can feel it in my body! I create emotions of joy in this and revel in them!
7. I make this whole process a fun game. Every effort at affirmations and the goals they describe seems like points in my game. What a blast!

  
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SARAHTH001 4/30/2011 1:57AM

  I've always heard that affirmations really do work. I just never knew what to say. Thanks for all the tips.

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A10TIVTRTL 7/23/2010 8:43AM

    Sounds great. I, too, say affirmations while I am exercising. I would be careful about using that "c" word "craving," though-LOL!

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LJCANNON 7/23/2010 7:45AM

    Some people never do understand the power of their own words. emoticon
I made it a rule to never say anything to myself that I wouldn't say to my best friend. I don't always succeed, but I am improving every day.

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TB20101949 6/1/2010 11:00AM

  I loved your blog and the positive energy it portrays!

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DEE_LITED 5/30/2010 3:10PM

    Lately I've been telling myself: My mind is sharp. I remember easily. I am confident. My voice is clear and beautiful.

Like you, I believe in the power of affirmations!

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"My Body Believes Every Word I say"

Monday, April 26, 2010

Affirmations are simple words or phrases that I can repeat to myself whenever I feel an urge to eat or to skip my daily workout etc. When I have an urge to eat, I take a deep breath. Now I focus my thoughts in a positive, pleasant situation. Now I say: I am good to my body and my body is good to me. The more positive messages I send to myself: the more I'll want to do what's needed to slim down. My affirmations are to be in the present tense to give them a greater sense of power and immediacy. I never use the future tense, because it creates an inner mind program which says that I am not ready now. The present tense, in contrast, affirms my readiness and willingness to reach my goal now. So I keep the affirmation positive with the emphasis on ME AT MY GOAL NOW!

  
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TB20101949 4/26/2010 11:11AM

  Beautifully said!
I love the "power" of positive thoughts
and positive affirmations!

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GRACIESMOM70 4/26/2010 10:00AM

  You are so right. I give myself pep talks all the time. I do believe it helps along with writting in a journal.Keep it up. Remember we are on this journey together and together we will do it.Have a GREAT day emoticon

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GLORYB2014 4/26/2010 6:20AM

    Positive self-talk helps tremendously! Thanks for the reminder!

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DEE_LITED 4/26/2010 1:24AM

    Yes! And always remember to make your statements of what is happening, or what you are, not what you don't want to have, do or be. In other words, instead of saying: "I do not crave" this or that, say "I crave only healthy foods." This is because the psyche doesn't recognize the negative words, such as "not" and will interpret "I do not crave," into "I do crave." Not what we want!

Thanks for the reminder. Affirmations are great tools.

Dee

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JAMER123 4/26/2010 12:59AM

    Excellent thoughts! A person can really keep their life on track if they can follow the positive. Great work!

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Prejudice

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I am coming to the realization is that the new prejudice is against people who can't speak English. I think that when we all have to be able to speak another language we can require everyone who emigrates to the USA to learn a second language. We are as arrogant as the French!!!!! [PS did I tell you I am prejudiced against prejudice?]

  
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SUNSHINE65 4/18/2010 6:19AM

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. My grandfather emigrated here from Poland around 1908. But he spent several years in England first. Obviously he learned English there as a teenager. He was fluent in both and could write in both. He was an entrepreneur and opened a shoe shop when he had enough money. My grandmother, however, was born here, to very poor folk. She learned to speak English but not to read or write either Polish or English. I used to read the Polish newspaper to her (I really didn't know what I was reading and my pronunciation must have been horrible...but close enuff for her to know what was written) and write letters for her. I think she was smart enough, but hadn't gone past 4th grade in school. I think many people do not have the gift of language and learning another language is pretty much impossible. However getting a child when the language centers of the brain are still forming means they could learn several languages. Not being able to speak English as an adult should be treated as a disability.

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GRAMMAP1 4/17/2010 11:58PM

    My first impulse was, "don't touch this", however I have lived in a non English speaking Country and I had the courtesy to learn their language. I had a high school friend that came from Poland and his parents never learned English and holed up in their home. (they were not ignorant either) but their Son had to be their interpreter all the time. He was killed during the Korean war and though I moved away from that area, I often wondered how they managed. It was a burden on a young boy too. He tried to teach them English and they refused!

I am not prejudiced, and I am sure there are exceptions and inabilities to learn. But I too, think people should make the effort to learn the language of the people! I don't want to be offensive, but this is my opinion. Obviously, you have learned our language. emoticon emoticon emoticon Jane

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The 2010 Census

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Census envelope came today. I can't figure out why people are so up in arms about it!!! It's been around for years and years. And it's mandated by the Constitution. Surely their patriotism would kick in by that! The two main purposes are Federal Funds Distribution and redistricting for Congressmen representing us. Seems like it's in our interest to cooperate, doesn't it?

  
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GRAMMAP1 4/18/2010 12:19AM

    We are in full agreement on this one. I like what Jean says, "what do they have to hide"? We have had census for eons. I think we have people protesting everything that is constitutional anymore. There is a better day coming. emoticon

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 3/18/2010 5:05AM

    Sounds like this one is not as detailed as the last one.
Jane on Guam

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JEANSHEP2 3/17/2010 11:00AM

    You are so right! Just do it, what do you have to hide? Thanks for expressing what I was feeling. I, too, got mine yesterday and filled it out and mailed it off. No harm done.

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NELLIEBLUE 3/17/2010 12:05AM

    There are two census forms the one like you received and another they are sending out to random people that is longer and wants more information. Thank goodness I received the one like you so I don't have to get upset.

Comment edited on: 3/17/2010 12:06:09 AM

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Boredom exercise cure...

Monday, February 22, 2010

I couldn't face my regular T-Tapp regime tonight. Got my 10 minutes in dancing to the album "Skinny Jeans" [downloaded from iTunes to my iPod]. Still breathing hard. Glad I thought of it...now I''ll go figure out how it fits in the fitness tracker.

  
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IM4KINGDOM 3/2/2010 11:58AM

    emoticon Dancing sure does get the heart going! And makes you feel so 'zippy' afterwards!

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GLORYB2014 2/23/2010 5:50AM

    Dancing is excellent exercise Gayle! Good for you, girl!
I usually use my stationary bike, I have it set up in my living room so I can look outdoors as I pedal, that keeps it from getting boring ~ plus I often read while on it.
I have a treadmill but it is gathering dust bunnies so I need to dust it off and use it too.
At 70 plus and not an exercising type person, I have to really push myself to do it. What I really want to get into is walking outdoors and I hope to do that in the Spring when the weather is better.
You're doing great Gayle! If I lived close to you I'd pop over and dance to that music too!

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Gloria

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SUNSHINE65 2/23/2010 1:10AM

    All those equipment items take up a lot of space and cost a lot...Not in my league. Also I don't have the stamina for that kind of workout at 70...and just an exercise beginner! But the treadmill sounds really boring. I'm sure I would use it to hang clothes!

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HEALTHYARTIST1 2/23/2010 12:07AM

    Yesterday I had a hard time getting motivated to walk but then I went on Spark, read some discussions, emailed two of my sparkfriends for motivation and YIKES I was off to a great cardio workout. Today, is the day I do cardio on my treadmill, had a great one, one of my best! I fight boredom on the treadmill by changing the incline and the speed all of the time, playing games with myself. I'll go all the way up the full 10% incline adding a percent every 15 sec, then go down at a different rate, then pick up speed and sometimes just mix it all up. Love it but I also love my gazelle. I know a lot of people don't but if you work it the right way you burn a lot of calories and get a great cardio workout.

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