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Accentuate the positive!
Positive self-talk is a great tool I use all the time to move me along the journey to a healthier lifestyle... I don't know how many people use the calendars on their computer like I do, but yesterday I sprinkled my calendar with some of my favo... Read more
Be all of who you are!
Last night I was watching Catwoman, the movie for the 100th time, and the following line jumped out at me while I was contemplating the new smoking level I would be attempting starting today.
“By accepting who you are, all of who you are, y... Read more
Step up to the plate!
When you start on a new journey, there's always a bit of apprehension...fear that you won't be successful...What is often overlooked is the opportunity...to be successful...if it doesn't work, you've lost nothing, but if it does, the gains are i... Read more
Become a totally responsible person!
To summarize my experiences so far as I move closer to a healthier lifestyle, I am becoming a totally responsible person. I've always considered myself a responsible person, looking for the silver lining, lending a helping hand whenever I could ... Read more
I can and I will!
So far I've been doing ok reducing the number of cigarettes smoked along with watching my weight and calories. Today is an affirmation day...I've manuevered pretty well so far with my cig count, but I know the time is drawing near when I need to... Read more
Stick with your plan!
There's a reason why I am on this journey...I want to make changes to my lifestyle...How do I that, I set down rules/boundaries to follow when I find myself making decisions that are contrary to what I want to achieve...Mentally, I place myself ... Read more
Know what you're eating and why!
A fellow SP team member shared that she was reading David A. Kessler MD's "The End of Overeating: Taking control of the Insatiable American Appetite" book, and it sounded interesting. I was able to obtain it through my library, so as long as I'm... Read more
You can do anything if you try!
It has been so hot the last two days, I've been doing everything to avoid turning on the stove/oven, even minimizing the use of the microwave.
Pre-exercise: zucchini muffin with green tea
Breakfast: Cereal, milk, blueberries,
Snack: B... Read more
It's all good!
I lost my original entry, but this is a snapshot of a part of my journal...I've been working hard to pull it all together, and yesterday was as good as it gets.
Completed my exercise routine (strength and cardio total 180 mins split between... Read more
"You've got to believe...you can succeed"
I read the following from the Healthy Reflections email today and it touched me...and want to keep it for future reference. If you didn't have time to read it, do so now...I think you'll agree with the message.
"What we can learn about patienc... Read more
It's your journey, tailor it to fit you!
There are very few things where one size fits all...each of us are so beautifully unique...tailor your journey to fit your lifestyle, that is what will make it work.... Read more
Walk it off and water it down!
Got stress?! Walk it off...the air will do you good mentally, physically and spiritually...THEN water it down...take that mountain and cut it down to management sizes! Life really was meant to be more harmonious...make it so!... Read more
Getting there is only half the fun!
It's not easy making major changes in our life, albeit necessary to do...If it is looked at as a chore, the load gets heavier...so let the child out again and have some fun learning about yourself and mixing things up...make getting there only h... Read more
Hope is a muscle- develop it!
If the first thought that comes to mind when things don't work out is negative, this is a very important muscle to build. It can be a tricky little minks, so thank goodness it's a muscle that can be exercised everyday. The muscle is similar to a... Read more
Count your blessings everyday!
It's so easy to look around and see the things that are going not what they should be, you listen to the news and see how poorly people treat themselves and others...It can get really heavy carrying all that baggage around...Make a point, everyd... Read more