Throughout each day, and throughout our lives, we have a perpetual stream of opportunities running endlessly around each of us. We are living from day to day enveloped in choices on how to act and feel. Each opportunity, which often runs seamlessly into the next, is an opportunity to become more acquainted with kindness.
In this day and age, bottled water and filtered water are available. If you’re not drinking at least 4 of these a day, there’s going to be issues. I do my best to drink 7 of these a day. It does a body good!!!!!!
Where are you at ??????????????????
Well, I decided to hold off on blogging for the first 2 weeks of the new year because I am wondering where you are at with your new year’s resolutions (if you made one or more).
I personally am in a constant growth pattern every day, but one thing that I did a lot of last year was spend money on educating myself for many different areas of business, well it paid off. I am finally grasping and understanding the beauty of focusing on what you want, waiting for the opportunity to happen and then taking hold of it when it does.
I love my life and the people that are in it and I find that as I am getting older, I surround myself with healthy, like-minded individuals. This is a gratifying life to live.
If you have made the decision, how determined are you to make changes in your life? How dedicated are you to those changes? Will it last the year, a month or are you already done and dusted?
No matter where you’re at, I would love to hear all about it. How else are you going to grow, change and get the support you need?
Peace, love and light.
I wanted to take a few moments to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Remember, this time of year is about family, not food. We have a tendency to look at food as the main part of our socializing, when the focus should be love, catching up on life with relatives we don’t see as often as we should and laughing. I love laughing, it’s such a great medicine!
Remember the tips I gave you from the Thanksgiving post:
- Have a well macrobalanced breakfast and avoid snacking throughout the morning. There will be plenty when it’s meal time to eat.
- Choose 3 of your favorites and make sure you have enough protein to balance out the carbohydrates
- Do some exercising if you want to whenever you’d like during the day.
- Remember that the carbohydrates to control are potatoes, rice, breads, desserts and alcohol. I would suggest, turkey, green beans, and potatoes – If you want the alcohol – nix the dessert……if you want the potatoes, then nix the alcohol or dessert. Pick one complex carbohydrate.
- Take smaller bites – they big and small bites taste the same. The smaller bites will be better because you will eat less and have the same satisfaction.
- The day after a holiday you’re usually dehydrated. You may think you’re hungry, but you’re dehydrated. You should typically take in 8-14 glasses a day, but I would definitely go towards the 14 glasses when recovering from the holiday meal.
- Exercise – run or walk 10 mins, then go lift some weights, then go bike for 10 mins, then go lift weights again or yoga – stretching is beneficial for activating the muscle metabolism. This back and forth really aids in activating the muscles and keeps the heart rate working well.
With that said,
Best regards to you all!
Do you know what IBS is like? I did for years. …… not since November 2013. Thank goodness.
From the Mayo Clinic:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. IBS is a chronic condition that you will need to manage long term.
The signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can vary widely from person to person and often resemble those of other diseases. Among the most common are:
- Abdominal pain or cramping
- A bloated feeling
- Diarrhea or constipation — sometimes alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea
- Mucus in the stool
Well that certainly isn’t any fun dealing with this. I noticed that I developed this after my body went through a year of chemotherapy and other medications that went along with it. I am not sure if that is the reason why, but I do know that is when I started noticing things on a regular basis and it was getting worse over the next 5 years!
My mother also suffered from it too and she would either be on the toilet off and on all day or hadn’t been for days. I had her try what I was using and I asked her a couple of weeks later if she noticed anything different? She said, “Honestly honey, no.” I replied, “Well, you’re not telling me how you are on the toilet or not for the last 2 weeks suffering!” She said…………..Oh yeahhhhhhhhh.
It’s amazing to me when you are suffering you notice it completely, but when things are running normally and on all cylinders, you just go about your business.
Suffering this way was causing an issue at work where I would be in and out of the bathroom. It got to the point that I had to quit coffee! How horrible is that? I do love a cup of coffee a day – I’m lactose intolerant too, so the double whammy!
Anyway, what do you do when you are struggling? Changing some things in your diet I am sure can help, but if you don’t have good gut health, well that is where a lot more than IBS can cause health issues for you. I found something that actually worked for me and I know a lot more people it has helped with IBS where their symptoms are gone, like me.
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Have a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving to you all!
OK, I go to the gym working out with my personal trainer 2x a week and yes, she kicks my bootie. I am not the type of person that is good at actually exercising on my own, unless I have the accountability. I struggle with ADHD, so I go all over the place if I don’t have a set schedule. I used to do some workouts with friends, but getting the coordination of time to workout down and the lack of dedication on their part to follow through just left me flat.
In June, I decided to go back to my old personal trainer. She knows me well and is excellent at what she does. I totally trust her. She is kind, but she knows how to push me to my limits and I love her for it. My body has changed in some ways and I am pleased that I am building up strength and muscle. I had surgery, so I had to build muscles differently, so the process is a little slower than most, but I am pleased with it.
I know if I didn’t have a personal trainer, it would be a lot more difficult for me to stay on task and workout on a regular basis, I am grateful to be able to workout with her. However, why don’t I do it on my own? I know I have reasons/excuses for not, but why don’t I just push myself? This is something that is in my character and part of the ADHD……………but honestly, it’s a daily decision that I have to make to go workout. I have a gym membership that is right down the street a few miles from where I live, so why not go for it?
If you workout, how is that for you? What do you do to make it happen? If you don’t workout, why not? What are the reasons/excuses you come up with?
I just confessed to mine and I wish I had more concentrated effort to do this on my own on the off days I don’t workout with my trainer. Wishing isn’t going to make anything happen! How many times do we wish this or that only to be disappointed because we don’t have it? That is fantasy land thinking there. The only way it’s going to happen is to Work It Out!
It’s time for me to stop making excuses and put it in my calendar like I do with my personal trainer and (in the words of Nike) Just Do It!
It’s mindset to go for it, do what I need to do, because I know I will be happier, feel better and look better in the end. Not to mention the accomplishment of overcoming the issues in my life/character. Believing in myself and doing for myself…….loving myself to give the best to me.
Do you do that? Do you love yourself enough to get out of your own way? Remove that bodyguard that is trying to stop you from getting where you need to go.
The head game can get the best of us, will you let it get to you?
So, share with me your thoughts, insight and suggestions………….
workout and feel better, stronger and more determined that you can accomplish much!
Work It Out!
This is why I love what I am doing with my life. I used to feel this way constantly, but now things are different.
I want all of you to focus on loving yourself. Loving ourselves can be the hardest thing to do sometimes, especially when we feel unloved by those around us. However, we can’t rely on others to make us feel loved and have worth.
Remember, you are worth every ounce of energy and passion towards your health & wellness of mind, body and soul.
This passage spoke to me.
Please read this……….
Whenever we are engaged in body-hate, we are suffering, whether we recognize it or not. Instead of heaping on any more judgment, blame, or hatred, offer yourself compassion. Terrible thoughts may continue to swirl, but when you notice thoughts like, “I‘m hideous,” “I hate my thighs,” “I’m fat and disgusting,” or “I need to lose 10 pounds,” offer yourself some empathy. Tell yourself that you are lovable anyway. This simple process was the key to my recovery.
BY Jackie Dobrinska
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