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Making changes


Monday, July 01, 2013

Wow, this year is already half over. Time to stop the excuses, games and get down to what's important in my life. That is moving forward towards a healthier lifestyle.

The results from my Vector DA were not so good. I am in the high level of disease activity.
In short my RA is highly active & could be doing damage to my body. Despite the pain, I must push myself to exercise. Ten minutes is not so long. I will just do the best I can and try to gradually increase my time. It's important that I begin again to take the first step, and follow through each day. Consistency is the key to success. I feel that Tai Chi and Qi Gong, and yoga are good choices. They will help help to release some of the stress I carry around. Kettle Bells and weights are another option.

Others area's that need my attention are:

1. Aim for 8 hours of sleep
2. Reduce my sugar intake ... Chocolate in particular
3. Learn to meditate to clear my mind
4. Get rid of the negativity ... What you think is what you attract
5. Let go .. Forgive and forget
6. Practice gratitude

I am going to take advantage of the three month trial of Spark Coach. I'm also considering getting the app for my phone.

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MATTEROFHEART 7/2/2013 3:14PM

    Great, positive blog! You are doing emoticon

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 7/1/2013 8:01AM

    Love the Ralph Marston quote... and love your blog! Here's the the better half of 2013!!!

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AKELAZ 7/1/2013 4:51AM

    This blog is emoticon for me this morning.
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, particularly: *Get rid of the negativity ... What you think is what you attract * I save sentences from blogs that really inspire me and use them as screen savers. This is definitely going on my screen today.
I'm lucky enough not to have any particular condition and send sympathy for your RA. However, I need to be more positive about my weight and health and the reason I joined the Spark Solution challengeis because I knew there's be great enthusiasm support on the boards here. Everyone here is always so helpful.
I wish you good fortune in getting on top of the RA and thank you again for your motivation.
AND - I love the background to your page - I wish I lived near such a beautiful woodland. emoticon


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NYARAMULA 7/1/2013 2:09AM

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SUSANBEAMON 7/1/2013 1:18AM

  i'm not sure i'd do kettle balls with RA. not compared to TaiChi or Yoga, which are much gentler to the joints.

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ZRIE014 7/1/2013 12:27AM

  keep with your plan

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