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What's in store for me this week ~ March 3 - 9

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Sun ~ March 3

emoticon Every step I take today could be leading me toward a major turning point -- but only if I am ready for it will I see it. Having too much comfort or ease in my life is nice every now & then, but it's not the recipe for real growth. That's why I need to accept the changes that are happening in my daily landscape today. They might not feel comfortable at first, but they will ultimately create a new experience that will change my attitude for the better.

Feeling the Facts ~ Aries Daily Horoscope
My pragmatism will likely serve me well today as I make and fulfill goals. It is likely that the issues I encounter today will be complex & difficult, and my emotional response to such challenges can inspire me to believe that I am not ready to take on projects as ambitious as these. Yet my sensibilities may tell a different story, as I have no doubt prepared myself to cope with all of the obstacles and adversity that are an unavoidable part of the dream realization process. If I adopt a realistic approach to matters related to my well-being today, I may be less tempted to give up when problems pop up.
emoticon The colorful view of the world we enjoy when we look at life from the heart's perspective can serve us well in emotional matters but may not represent an ideal vantage point when the circumstances before us are serious in nature. Sometimes it is best to regard the conditions around us with a pragmatic eye, as there may be mundane details that seem at first to be unimportant but later turn out to be vital to our success. If we discount nothing without thinking carefully about what is at stake, we tend to be better prepared to make decisions and to cope with any challenges that may arise. Practicality may not be exciting, but it can ensure that we are giving the facts surrounding our circumstances the consideration they are due. Your realistic approach to the rigors of existence will help you prosper today, even when the matters before you are confusing.

Mon ~ March 4
emoticon Energize Yoga emoticon
emoticon Insanity emoticon
emoticon Lunch Run emoticon
emoticon Upper Body emoticon
emoticon 2 miles (Goal is to beat 24.78 min) emoticon

emoticon Boosting my career is on the top of my 'to do' list today, especially when my deep yearning for something more challenging goes from a whisper to a deafening din. It's getting tired of being ignored! So I did myself a favor by checking out a few employment websites. Just start exploring what's out there, and what I may want. Remind myself that change is possible if I want it badly enough.

Naturally Calm ~ Aries Daily Horoscope
I need to take a few moments to quiet my mind today, I will rediscover my calm center & be better able to cope. Affirm that I am calm. I may also want to repeat some empowering affirmations that can help me feel emotionally stronger. This process could be especially helpful before making important decisions.
emoticon We can easily make good decisions when we quiet our minds and calm our emotions. While it is natural to worry, anxiety rarely helps us figure out what we need to do next. Instead of letting our emotions unsettle us, we can learn to release our worrisome thoughts and focus on remaining calm and centered. We can then think more logically and make wiser decisions because we have empowered ourselves. With practice, we can overcome the tendency to worry obsessively. By making an effort to calm your emotions today, you can develop the focus and confidence to make solid decisions and overcome any challenge.

Tues ~ March 4
emoticon Energize Yoga emoticon
emoticon Insanity emoticon
emoticon Lunch Walk emoticon
emoticon Jack Quinn's emoticon

emoticon Being frank is the name of the game today, and the good news is that it won't be as hard for you as it will be for some! You'll have a lot of fun telling it like it is, and watching how people react to your opinions. Some folks might be taken aback by how honest you are, but everyone will appreciate it -- sooner or later. It's a very liberating sensation to speak your mind no matter what the consequences may be, and it's also going to exert a very healthy influence over the group.

Energy with Focus ~ Aries Daily Horoscope
I feel energized, competitive, and ready to take part in fun, physical activities today. I want to take care that friendly competition with others doesn't turn into a battle between egos, as this would reduce enjoyment for everyone. Learning how to channel my competitive urge in fun, productive ways can give me the feelings of satisfaction and triumph I crave. Often, the best person to compete with is myself. Now is the time to take on this exciting challenge and see if I'm up to the task.

emoticon By learning to channel our energy in positive ways, we can experience more fun, enjoyment, and fulfillment in life. If we take time to explore our options, we can find many ways to harness our energy to create more of whatever we want in life. When we can maintain a laser-like focus on what we want and direct our energy toward its manifestation, we feel empowered and cannot be held back. Channel your energy into fun, challenging, or competitive activities today, and you will feel uplifted, inspired, and excited by life.

Wed ~ March 6
emoticon Energize Yoga
emoticon Insanity
emoticon Lunch Run
emoticon Jillian's 6 Week Six-Pack
emoticon 2 miles (Goal is to beat 24.78 min)

Thur ~ March 7
emoticon Energize Yoga
emoticon Insanity
emoticon Lunch Run
emoticon Peak 10
emoticon 2 miles (Goal is to beat 24.78 min)

Balancing your family evenly with your career is not always required -- on days like today, it will be clear which one should take top priority. You cannot let good opportunities pass you by. When you have the chance to move forward at work, you have to grab it. Your family will understand. After all, they want you to be happy and feel successful just as much as you do. Talk to them openly about what they could expect in the next few weeks. Get them prepared.

Fri ~ March 8
emoticon Energize Yoga emoticon
emoticon Insanity emoticon
emoticon Lunch Run emoticon

Left work early for dentist appt ~ fun times. Numbed my lower right side and upper left side ~ I almost had an anxiety attack ~ my fear was I couldn't swallow because my tongue felt so huge in my mouth.

Sat ~ March 9
emoticon Total Body Yoga
emoticon emoticon Peak 10

emoticon The 5% Challenge this week -

Living the Good Life – Blogging and Feedback - theme new habit. Earn 5 points for each day you post a blog - maximum 5 points daily.

1) What new habit do you wish to develop?
Be consistent

2) How will you do that?
Make a plan & stick to it

3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?
Share to be accountable

4) How are you doing day by day?
Today is just the beginning so nothing really to report

5) What can you improve upon?
Focus and have a plan B in place

6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!
Not today

7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team
If not today, when? Make the choice & just do it.

Accumulated Kapha

Out of balance Kapha leads to heaviness, sluggishness and congestion. Stimulation and movement help overcome the resistance of accumulated Kapha. Think activation and invigoration. Here are some tips to maximize balance and well-being:

Take a yoga class to connect to your body and invoke your natural energy
Perform a vigorous daily self massage with Invigorating herbalized oil
Take deep breaths throughout the day
Favor spicy foods with a predominance of pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes
Walk 5-15 minutes after eating to aid digestion
Drink Invigorating Tea
Put your full attention on your meals when eating

Meditate twice a day to clear the mind and rejuvenate the body
Wear invigorating fragrances
Listen to up-beat sounds to invoke your natural energy
Organize the clutter in your environment – your outer world reflects your inner world
Awaken at sunrise and create an invigorating morning routine
Diffuse invigorating fragrances into your environment
Favor bright, strong, bold colors with vivid shapes and designs
Look for opportunities to be more spontaneous
Embrace uncertainty

Your scores are Vata: 1 Pitta: 4 Kapha: 5
Based on your results, you are a KAPHA-PITTA:

Kapha Characteristics
Kapha is the principle of protection, nourishment, and stability. It is associated with the earth element. People with a predominance of Kapha in their nature tend to have a heavier frame, think, and move more leisurely, and are stable. When balanced, it creates calmness, sweetness, and loyalty. When excessive, Kapha can cause weight gain, congestion, and resistance to healthy change.

Kapha Characteristics
Mind: Detail orientated, steady, consistent
Body: Sturdy, gains weight easily, has trouble losing it
Skin: Smooth & oily
Hair: Thick, oily
Appetite: Loves to eat but has a slow digestion
Routine: Methodical and sturdy, resistant to change
Temperament: Thoughtful, forgiving, sweet, patient, loving, content, slow moving
Conversation Style: Simple and profound
Shopping Style: Saves
Stress Response: I don’t want to deal with it! Withdrawn
Pitta Characteristics
Pitta is the principle of transformation represented in our digestion of ideas, sensory experiences, emotions, and food. It is associated with the Fire element. People with a predominance of Pitta in their nature tend to be muscular, smart, and determined. If balanced, a Pitta is warm, intelligent, and a good leader. If out of balance, Pitta can make us critical, irritable, and aggressive.

Pitta Characteristics
Mind: Sharp, intellectual, direct, precise, discerning
Body: Medium build, warm, muscular
Skin: Sensitive, flush, acne-prone
Hair: Tendency towards early graying or thinning
Appetite: Strong, can eat just about anything, anytime
Routine: Very precise and organized
Temperament: Passionate, driven, courageous, strong sex drive, good leader
Conversation Style: Speaks to convey a point
Shopping Style: Spends on luxury items
Stress Response: Irritable, tendency to blame others.
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    Good luck on your week ahead. I love what you wrote at the start, awesome!
    1722 days ago
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