Friday, October 21, 2011
The Journey has me learning more about me who I am for reals !!!
Each day we can choose to have control over our CHOICES.
It's easier to sleep in.
I want Chocolate NOW !!!
I am too tired to workout.
Pizza, soda, and ice cream OR veggie omelet, smoothie, ice cream made from frozen protein shake with spinach? Sounds gross but tastes oh, so yummy. For me can I have some more unsweetened tea?
It's helpful to make a list of things to substitute for I GOT TO HAVE IT NOW CRAVINGS or ELSE I WILL EXPLODE !!!
I found new loves.
Essential 7 Protein shake chocolate flavored of course. 70 calories INSTEAD OF eating my HUSBAND'S cookies. Ya, his. (He doesn't mind sharing.) It helped me break the COOKIE MONSTER CYCLE and CANDY FIEND.
Smoothies with greens.
Apples with Cinnamon sprinkled on top. YUM.
EAT LIKE A THIN, HEALTHY PERSON WOULD.
It is our choice to keep on doing the things the path of least resistance, the way we are used to doing. We tend to procrastinate which causes frustration, stagnation, and lack of progress.
It is much more challenging to choose new pathways, to learn new healthier recipes, and to do different workouts. The path of resistance offers many opportunities to grow and progress. It is the path of least resistance that offer more pounds, thunder thighs, and a blubber belly.
Making the right choice can be very difficult. EACH DAY IS A CHANCE TO PROVE OURSELVES OVER AGAIN. We can make the correct choice.
Today I will get up and do a BRISK CARDIO WORKOUT !!! I value my health, so I choose to workout. It's hard to choose over getting on line. It's hard to get in my workouts EARLY, I like to do them later. When evening comes I usually get my workouts in consistently, but If I started earlier I could do MORE. Yoga in the Morning, walking with Leslie Sansome, and Strength Training in the evening.
Each choice we make can contribute to more stress, more pain, more unhappiness, and frustration.
If we pick wisely, it can lead to positive momentum, create progress, which builds momentum in which we ultimately reach our goals.
If you make the wrong choice pick yourself back up again.
Even though it's hard to make wise choices, YOU CAN Do IT.
Before you eat that slice of pizza ask AM I BEING TRUE TO MYSELF? Can I really eat just one piece?
Choice is our INNER GUIDANCE SYSTEM.
Become aware of what you are doing and how it aligns up with your GOALS. Are you conscious or unconscious of your choices? I know I was.
I am learning GREATER AWARENESS of when I exercise, how much I exercise, and of what I put into my mouth.
My Inner Guidance system helps me to understand why I am making the choices I do.
It opens up my eyes to OBSERVING IF I REALLY AM HUNGRY, THIRSTY, or using my time wisely.
It allows me to overcome Obstacles by being MINDFUL.
The choices are tough, I must be Strong.
It is our Choices day in and out that make us.
Listen to your inner voice, Honor yourself, be true to your values and goals.
What are you doing TODAY to Reach your Goals?
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Cute Legs !!! I wish mine looked that great.
Eventually, working out consistently - DAY IN & DAY out Progress will BE MADE !!!
Nothing stands in the way.
It's hard to make good choices, but I TRY MY HARDEST EVERY DAY !!!
EVERY DAY I MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES, I GET STRONGER !!!
CHOOSE TO START TO BE GREAT.
Making HEALTHY CHOICES. Raw, fresh, apple slices with Cinnamon instead of a slice of cheddar cheese.
I must stay strong, after all. . .
I will FIGHT for what I WANT !!!
NOTHING IS GOING TO STOP ME.
It's not easy. It takes PLANNING. It takes WORK. It takes ATTITUDE and DETERMINATION.
MY DETERMINATION MAKES ME STRONG even when I am weak.
Even if others think you can't or won't don't Believe in you, YOU CAN DO IT.
Your DREAMS WILL COME TRUE.
I AM LEARNING TO MAKE WISE CHOICES.
I think OUTSIDE THE BOX !!! I do workouts to heal my body, mind, and soul.
I might be slow, I might be disabled, or have been in a wheelchair, could barely walk, walk with a limp or wobbly pace, or slur my speech. They might label me as hopeless but they are WRONG.
ALL IS POSSIBLE TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE.
ONLY YOU can decide what is BEST for YOU.
If your unhappy it's a SIGN to TAKE ACTION. BE INSPIRED.
don't wait for tomorrow.
GET UP NOW. TAKE ACTION or not.
The choice is yours.
DO SOMETHING GREAT !!!
EXERCISE AND EAT RIGHT.
MY GOALS - UNDERLINED AND IN BOLD ARE WRITTEN DOWN.
Determination, consistency, Great Choices Day in and out work best for ME.
BE UNSTOPPABLE !!!
what is your choice ???
No matter how hard it is make the right choice !!! It's up to you.
Sometimes our wrong choices lead us to better places, like SPARK PEOPLE !!!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Will update later.
My Update. Early Morning, to wide-EYED to sleep !!!
It was a dark, dark, really cold, fall night. The wind was blowing around the leaves, they rattled as they fell to the ground, swirling on the concrete. In the Moonlight the cat chased a MOUSE. Honest. Then she ate it, leaving a few bits of remains for me to clean up in the morning.
Alone in the house, it was Bob and I. My heart Pounded - racing a bit, while my legs trembled, my arms shook, SWEAT beaded up on my forehead. Bob had never been to the house before. It was his first time and I, well am rather rusty at his game. He was so nice, I really couldn't resist what happened next !!!
Bob knew all the right moves to throw at a girl. He smiled kindly as he tortured me in his quiet encouraging voice. It was amazing, sweet heavenly torture. My muscles clenched tightly as he toyed with them. He smiled wisely at me. I squirmed, impatiently as my muscles grew warmer.
It was HOT, Really, REALLY HOT inside even though a cold breeze blew into the house. I didn't know how long I could hold out, enduring his sweet torture. My veins pounded loudly, so loudly I thought he would hear me. My breathing became louder. My blood flow increased causing my body to flush all over. Finally Bob made me Whimper. . . The Whimpers came closer and closer together as I tried hard to Please him. My breathing increased, becoming ragged, louder. I hoped he couldn't hear. Blush. I quivered as my muscles finally succumb to fatigue.
Bob WON, He had his way with me. But I had some control.
GOT YA !!! LOL. With Bob Harper. I just got one of his workouts to try.
Then he put me to sleep, all worn out.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
On COOL, Fall Mornings I wear ZANY socks, expressing my newer found confidence at expressing myself. Never before would I have worn something as WILD and EXPRESSIVE as these HIPPIE, WILD WOMAN SOCKS. What the heck, it's time to enjoy life to the fullest.
The LOVE of MY LIFE gave me these EXPRESSIVE socks as a gift the last time we went to the Redwood coastline. My toes wiggle in PLEASURE as I wear them as a REMINDER of our wonderful trip.
The most amazing things happened on that trip. It was a Celebration of Life, while we waited for my husband's diagnosis. We were waiting the outcome, worried, stressed needing a release from our troubles. Many hours were sent in prayer on the beach. Fortunately every single test came out negative. No signs of cancer, just pneumonia. Blessing were showered on us.
He went out and got a NICE Bike which he rides 22 or more miles. This has improved his health greatly. He also stopped smoking !!!
Another weird thing that happened was a confirmation that it is OK to Go Silver. Many women my age color there hair or highlight it disguising the passage into the our WISDOM YEARS. It was my decision with my husband's encouragement to stop highlighting. It did make me look younger, but with all the health hazards, the wasted dollars spent involved with coloring one's hair and having a neurological disease I decided to go silver.
I always thought it would be neat to be thought of as one of those women that you see that have the glow of WISDOM, Peace, CALMness, of living a fulfilled life. A woman who is confident of herself, the life she lived was a good one, one that mattered.
On that summer trip a waitress commented that she couldn't stop staring at me. I was rather SHOCKED !!! She went on to explain that my hair color and my complexion simply GLOWED !!! GASP. I never expected that in my LIFE, to be complicated for my BEAUTY. She totally made my day and well months afterwards. Her words made me feel like I AM THAT KIND of a WOMAN !!!
My Eating CONTINUES TO BE MUCH IMPROVED with my determination. Picking wise choices, planning ahead helps out so very much. Yesterday I made the most delicious PUMPKIN Smoothie out of an old butternut squash that sat around for a year. LOL. I was so slow to use it but it was still good. I threw the whole butternut squash into the blender with a cup of water, cup of almond milk, added cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and agave sweetner. YUM !!!! It was a mostly RAW Butternut Squash smoothie.
Yesterday I got in 5 miles doing Leslie Sampson, working around the house, working out in front of the TV, rebounding on my PINK BELLICON, My endurance is improving along with my balance. The 2 pound weights came out during the Leslie Sansome workout. For 8 min. I moved my arms in many different directions to increase the cardo effect of the workout. This morning my reward was sore muscles all over. She smiles, PROGRESS IS BEING MADE !!!
My Workout room HAS COLOR which reflects ME. LIke this MAT.
It is always ready for ME. No More Excuses.
Since my Spark JOURNEY has begun, I made progress !!!
Now I can :
1. TIPTOE !!!
2. JOG IN PLACE !!!
3. Jog up and down the hallway with the cat chasing a string.
4. Make POSITIVE Choices towards my health.
5. Learned Workouts that are best for rebuilding the neruopathways which help to repair the damage done by Multiple Sclerosis.
6. Balance Better !!!
7. JUMP !!!
8. Keep an accurate Record of my Workouts.
9. Developed a HABIT OF WORKING OUT !!!
10. Became CONFIDENT I WILL get to my goal weight.
11. Developed Determination.
12. Created Positive Habits.
14. I am now ABLE TO DO THINGS THE NEUROLOGIST AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST SAID WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE !!! They said I would get worse, decline, go downhill, become wheelchair bound. I REFUSED TO BELIEVE THEM.
15. I BELIEVE IN MYSELF !!!
16. Have Improved Energy.
17. I GLOW WITH HEALTH !!!
18. Like Green smoothies.
19. Enjoy YOGA !!! Yin, restorative, and many other types of yoga. Large, Stiff people who's boobs get in the way when stretching can still do it !!!
20. Became more flexible. AT my age I did it !!!
21. Became stronger, even if it's just a bit.
22. Lift Weights.
23. Swing Kettle bells.
24. Use Resistance Bands.
25. Invested in myself with a BELLICON REBOUNDER AND LOTS OF WORKOUT DVDS.
26. Workout with the Best, most popular instructors by using DVDs at HOME.
27. Feel BETTER.
28. Got a PURPLE BLACK MAGIC YOGA MAT which is the best yoga mat.
29. My memory is improving !!!
30. Enjoy LIfe MORE !!!
31. Now a ZANY, CONFIDENT, radient, Glowing, PEACEFUL WOMAN !!!
31. Learned tracking Workouts shows what is working for ME.
33. Realized the Benefits of Monitoring Food INTAKE.
34. Eat tons of Vegetable, COOKED and RAW !!!
35. Eat Lots of Fresh Fruits.
36. You can survive of lots of fruits and vegies in your diet.
37. CONSISTENCY COUNTS !!! Do it even if you don't want to.
38. Short, frequent workouts are GREAT. I burn more Calories doing Intervals.
39. Read Motivational, Inspiration, Wonderful Books.
40. Cookbooks make you hungry. Find low calories snacks to eat when READING.
41. Make IT FUN. It does Improve.
42. When I could barely walk, I marched in place with a PEDOMETER to improve strength. You can Do it. I did.
43. Just do it. everyday, even with a headache. Sometimes my migraines leave!!!
44. Don't let a Dr. Nurse, Physical therapist take away your dreams. They make mistakes.
45. Take CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY.
46. CHOOSE WISELY. ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY.
47. Walk with Leslie, Sweat and BREATHE HARD with Richard Simmons, cuss quietly with Insanity's workout.
48. BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CHOICES YOU MAKE EVERY DAY.
49. Time Fly's. Use it Wisely.
50. Mirror's are your Friend. They are Honest, Show all your flaws and Strengths.
51. The Journey may be slow, windy, with ups and downs. I WILL PERSIST.
52. Sore Muscles leave by taking a dead-sea-salt bath or Epson salt and baking soda.
53. Hummingbirds like one gallon of sugar water a day. I need none.
54. Sweet Grapefruit oil drops make water taste good. 3 drops per liter. It helps to burn fat.
55. Step Aerobics Are FUN !!!
56. I CAN Dance - Even if I look Silly.
57. YOGA calms the MIND, takes away pain, makes you feel GOOD ENDORPHINS.
58. YOGA helps you to fall asleep.
59. Electronic toys and gagets help keep you motivated when working out.
60. QUIT FINDING EXCUSES.
61. Spark people is wonderful and you are my extended FAMILY !!!
62. Let your BEAUTY SHINE !!!
63. 49 years old WILL BE BETTER THAN 48 !!!
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