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My August In Review and Creating Balace In My Life

Monday, August 30, 2010


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MOMTO3BOYZ2000 9/1/2010 8:52AM

    John, thank you for a great vlog. Your words mimmic what I have been going through this past August - trying to find balance in my life, learning how to deal with the stress that is just a part of living. I, too, have "allowed" myself to fall out of balance....with my nutrition, exercising, and quiet time for myself. So, my goal this month is too get back what I have allowed myself to lose - starting with no computer time first thing in the morning ; no excuses for not giving my all when I am exercising; being accountable for my nutrition; and learning to enjoy each and every day no matter what stressful situation life may throw my way.

Thanks again.... :)

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YOGINI_JACKIE 8/31/2010 9:28AM

    I definitely get lower back pain as well; I didn't ever think that it could be related to stress.

Thanks, I needed this pep talk!

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MSSUNBUG 8/31/2010 8:10AM

    Hi John,

As usual, I relate on a lot of levels. I too have my sights set on another 20-25 pounds, struggle regularly with balance, strive for balance in the same areas you do. I think for a while I've operated under the illusion that balance was something I could achieve and then just walk away from. But as you're suggesting here, it takes constant and consistent effort to not only ACHIEVE it, but to MAINTAIN it. It takes consciousness, awareness, self-respect, and the ability to put myself and my needs at the top of my priority list.

I agree with your perspective--that weeks like the past several you've had aren't a loss but rather a great tool for learning. I'm glad you shared your experience in them--as usual, I feel like I'm hearing precisely what I needed to hear. I can be as successful as I choose to be. Today I can make choices that help me live my very best life possible.

Have a fantastic day.

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MEREDIE02 8/30/2010 10:22PM

    Great vlog! I'm adding you as a friend so I can help you stay accountable. I'm always looking for people to do the same for me.

And I love that Alabama song. I think it will make a good addition to my running playlist.

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FALLENCRY 8/30/2010 9:34PM

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EDWINA172 8/30/2010 8:22PM

    Yes! ABS! Abdomen!

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HDHAWK 8/30/2010 7:47PM

    My plan is to find my balance again too John. I've allowed (just like you) life to get in the way; engagement, selling 2 houses, moving us, moving kids, planning a wedding, etc. All of this will settle down after our wedding on Sat. Then I can get back to focusing on my plan, the one I let go by the wayside when I was so close to it at one time!. It's tough, but like you said, all the ups and downs are opportunities to learn something about ourselves.

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/30/2010 4:50PM

    I think getting balance in life is harder than it would appear. With so many pulling you in different directions.

But .... emoticon

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DEE797 8/30/2010 3:22PM

    John, another GREAT blog. So thought provoking and just what I needed to hear today as I have been struggling. Now I need to reflect on the "I Allowed Myself" part; and figure out what I need to do.

YOU ROCK! emoticon

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GIRANIMAL 8/30/2010 1:22PM

    Hi John! Thanks again, very, very much, for another much need reminder about balance. I am in the same trap! I just can't ever seem to fit in ALL of the following: all the exercise I want, the physical therapy I need to continue (maybe forever), time spent preparing great meals every day, spending time with my beloved, taking excellent care of my aging dog and -- god forbid -- that essential 10-30 minutes for ME. I'm really going to have to find a way to schedule it in, and then honor that schedule, like everything else.

Anyway, I can't believe you're just 25 pounds from your original goal. That's awesome! "Slips" or none, i hope you remain incredibly proud of yourself and your perseverance. It's so easy to forget.

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JAN1149 8/30/2010 11:27AM

  Thank you for telling your truth in such a real and open manner. It's inspiring to someone who had not been committed to herself.

"I allowed myself to get out of balance" and Life has provided me with a big wake up call. Now, do I take this information and commit myself to living Life on Life's terms or do I continue to think the rules don't apply to me and continue to keep doing what I do and getting the same results.

Yes, I am bringing my life more into balance, and stumbling, or being 'led' to find your site this morning is a shot of inspiration I needed; now, I commit to being in balance, putting one foot in front of the other and do the difficult but only think worth doing.

Thank you again!

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ELIZABETH525 8/30/2010 10:12AM

    I like what you choose how successful you want to be. That is so true. Every day people make choices. Some help us, some hinder us but every choice teaches us something.

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/30/2010 10:09AM

    I swear, you write exactly what I need to hear, John! I am in need of getting a little more balance in my life as well; that's what I'm going to be doing over the next couple of days for myself. I'll do my best to call you on it if it sounds like you're getting out of balance again, so feel free to do the same for me. Onward to a healthy, BALANCED life!


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DOLLBABE56 8/30/2010 10:05AM

    I must say that this is a great blog. The same has happened to me (several times). I'm back on track and so are you. Now get your rear end to the trainer and get movin'. emoticon

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