50,000-59,999 SparkPoints 52,790

Balance is the name of the game....

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I want to talk about balance today. Balance can mean "keeping your balance" aka don't fall over or "balance in your life". Both are important to me.

Let's look at "keeping your balance". I'm told that balance is one of those things that can disappear on you while you're looking the other way as you become "more seasoned". In my case, balance has never been a strong suit. emoticon
I can remember as a kid in gym trying to walk on a balance beam no higher than 5 inches off the ground! Nope, I got no where there. I have a reputation as someone who falls down more than her share of the time. I KNOW I need help here and that's why I try to incorporate some yoga into my life. I want to fight my natural tendency to fall over! So as I'm standing on one leg, brushing my teeth every day I can tell....I've gotta keep working on this!

Then there's balance in everything you do. I'm just like so many others - I tend to hard charge after something sacrificing balance in my life without a thought. And because of the importance of my quest for health to me I have to always remind myself - seek a balance. I know I won't lose weight without it. Trying to win this battle through diet choices alone? Nope, doesn't work. Through exercise alone? You can become a stronger tubby. You need a balance of the two. That doesn't mean 50-50 effort. What I'm talking about is including both in your plans. I believe that food intake and portion control is the most important part of what I'm doing right now. The physical activity is the part that pushes me from no loss/no gain into the weight loss category. I'd say it's a 85-15 split (15 is activity) to make this work for me. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Balance is key! emoticon So I'm wishing you a healthy balance this week! Let's finish strong!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • TANYA602
    Finding balance is something we all need to continue to do in all areas of our life. This is such a great reminder!
    1963 days ago
    Thanks for the reminder! Balance, especially in terms of mentality, is always a challenge for me since I tend to have an "all or nothing" approach.

    Wishing you a Fabulous February :)
    1965 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Well said! Balance is my main goal. I also tend to struggle balancing life with goals and expectations of myself. I find when I stay positive and less critical of myself balance becomes a little easier :-)
    1965 days ago
    balance is a good thing. I am feeling very dizzy today and would like to feel more balanced.
    1965 days ago
    Both kinds of balance are key for me too. And as for weight loss, it's at least 85% calorie control . . . exercise helps me with toning, fitness, mood etc. but has little effect on the pounds!!
    1965 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by KLONG8