This is a great article -- I can relate to not knowing when to respect my own limits. Whether its exercising too hard, eating too little, or working too much, tuning into and listening to what my body actually needs helps every time.
1/27/2013 2:15:22 PM
Enjoyed this very much. I like a lot of people, am getting a few years under the belt along with health problems that comes with age. I know my limitations and try to keep that in mind. I am 70 yrs old and my long goal is to live to be 100. You have to have something to work towards. Knee, ankle and back keeps me aware of what I can do. I'm from North Carolina and right now we are going through some cold weather so I have to stay inside more than I want. But spring is just around the corner. Keep up the positive writing. It sure does help.
Reading your article was like reading about myself. I like your positive perspective, because I know all too well the pitfalls of perfectionism. Well said! Thank you for sharing your experiences and insight. It Reminds me of some important lessons, and an alternative way of looking at myself.
i can relate to this so much. I am always comparing myself to my perception of 'the best' and of course this is a moving target and leads to dissatisfaction. I am learning (albeit slowly!) to enjoy the moment, appreciate the small changes and learning from my experiences. I try not to compare myself to anyone, although i find this hard, as I am my own unique person on my own unique journey, just like everyone else
That's me to a T....such good advice, yet I feel myself giving mental assent to your words while developing new schemes of greatness and how I will beat myself up to achieve them. I too have my own business and confess to being Super Woman - I even have the shirt :-) I normally wake up every 2 hours for no apparent reason all night long, every single night. This week I planted a vegetable garden and totally enjoyed getting dirty, standing there watering and admiring my little beauties and I slept for a solid 4 hrs, then fell back asleep for another 4 hrs. Stress maybe?? Thank you so much, I put your article in my favorites!
5/30/2011 7:59:39 AM
tank you for your encouring comments,i have a plateau of 21 lbs loss,and having problems ,trying to figure out what i am doing wrong,i'm trying to walk, it is difficult be cause of my back problems.but with encouragment,and maybe try harder i will do better
5/21/2011 11:27:10 AM
WOW! I wrote in my blog regarding your topic before I read yours. Thank you! Now I know I am on the right track.
This is great. I lost 40 lbs, gained 10, and now I'm back on track. This is so true because before I gained those 10, I felt invincible. Now I realize that I haven't truly changed, and I may not, but that's just a struggle I'm going to have to live with.
Thank You, Thank you, Thank you! I needed this today! I could see myself throughout this whole article!....One one of the most important concepts I need to work on is the "waiting until .....XYZ....and then I will......" No time like the present.....
Amen, Take time off to forget, to forgive, to let go & to not Blame. Amen, Don't Force, Leave Well Enough Alone. Amen, Respect Your Limits, I am My Best Friend. Amen, Make Lemonade, Tea, or Coffee and Savor the sip . Amen Enjoy Now. What you said is so true, I agree.
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