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Time to get some "A's." Tired of only making "B's"

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I need to quite Being Bored, Bogged down, Blue, etc.

I want to feel Awesome Again, to be Awake to the good things in this world, to feel Alive. I need to get Active to become Attractive to Accelerate in my personal life & career.

I have often joked with some people that "Balance" is my bad B word, BUT I know to Acheive the Better me that I am looking for I realize that it will need to be part of the equation. It is kind of like the times I wrote to my high school teacher & mentor, back when I was in college. I would complain that nursing school shouldn't be so hard because I am an A student, but all I can ever get are B's. This teacher reminded me that I was learning alot of new information for the 1st time. It wasn't like in high school where we were primarily expanding on knowledge that we had gained throughout our educational careers.

I need to look at losing weight and building a healthier life style in that way also. Being raised on the family farm and now lifing in the suburbs create for 2 very different life styles. Because of this, I am needing to learn a very different way of looking at life.

*On the farm, I was used to getting fresh or home canned/frozen vegetables. Now, I have to get them from the store, where I question their quality and how the products were raised & shipped.

*I grew up on home grown beef and if my family bought any from the store it had to be 85% lean or even higher fat content. I am pretty sure that Mom fed us about every combination of hamburger with ketchup possible. Now, I try to find lower fat meat & or meat alternatives. This last was not really an option on a farm that raised beef.

*On the farm drinking a glass of milk with every meal was a requirement. I am not talking low fat stuff either. I am talking raw milk, from cow to refridgerator to dinner table. Dad refuses to buy anything less than whole milk from the store. While I am currently choosing to get my calcium through supplements or dark green leafy vegetables.

Yes, living in the suburbs is very different and requires a person to look at food a little differently. I am no longer chopping & stacking wood to keep warm during the cold SD winters, but pushing a button on the thermostat in my Nashville, TN home. Instead of the back roads where I could go walking & biking for miles and not be concerned about coming across any danger, I now live where the houses are tightly packed together, cars whiz by and dangerous speeds.

I am living a different life at this time. Because of this, I need to eat in a different manner, learn to cook for one-instead of the family with 3 kids like we had at home. Buy smaller amounts of more varied food, than the bulk save your money way Mom & Dad bought everything on their tight budget. I am making at least 5 times what Mom & Dad ever made in one year.

I can Afford the gym membership. I only have to Answer to myself, But I Balance is still part of the equation. No matter how I didn't like getting B's in school, I know they sure made me work harder and Appreciate every A I recieved. Today, I will need to receive at least a few B's to learn to Acheive the A's I am looking for in life.

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