Thursday, October 03, 2013
As Diana Nyad swam from the Hemingway Marina in Havana, Cuba to the Key West shore, her mantra after numerous failed attempts before was "Find a Way!" And I recently found it worked for me, too. While on a juicing reboot that was working for me, my Breville juicer suddenly gave in after constant use for more than six months. At the same time, I had purchased a downloadable antivirus program to protect my laptop. I couldn't get it loaded.
After being offered a computer fix for $200, I went to Staples for a free PC tuneup. It turned out that the problem was easy to solve, although the entire process took about 2.5 hours, mostly for the tune-up. I learned a lot from the experience and applied it immediately afterward. "Find a way!" helped me to find the answers I needed without needlessly buying expensive services I didn't need. (The company charging $200 said there was something seriously wrong with my computer. There wasn't.)
I have been using "Find a way!" for sometime when I found the usual ways of losing weight were not working for me at all, no matter what I tried. I kept searching for answers until I found what worked for me. One approach that worked for me was green juicing. My juicer broke and the new one my husband ordered arrives tomorrow. I am counting down the hours until I have that new Breville juicer in my kitchen and plan to get the old one repaired as a back up. My day isn't the same without green juice and also the carrot juice that my husband and I both love.
"Find a way" helps with exercise, too, including when I had a knee injury and had to make big changes in my workout program. Even if I had to start back with walking and a walking dvd, it was worth trying. It worked, and I am healing more by the day. I've used "Find a way" with other challenges as well.
Find a way. It is a really good mantra. It helped Diana Nyad to make yet another attempt to swim from Cuba to Key West, the last time being a world record. And "find a way!" is a good mantra for me, too.