What can watching sports teach us about doing sports? Not much, if you sit and watch with a bowl of chips and a beer by your side. OTOH, if you watch for inspiration or watch sports while working out yourself, it can really improve your motiva... Read more
This is a hard concept for me right now.
I'm shuttling back and forth between two cities - taking care of my mom in one, and my son and dh in the other. I'm also trying to get my own work and projects done in between.
The idea of jump... Read more
I just finished writing to a friend who just lost her husband. He was 45, and their relationship was one of those Hollywood romances (literally - they live in Burbank). He died of an aneurysm after taking good care of himself and running two m... Read more
I completely agree with today's quote of the day. Kindness beats status any day!
The question becomes when are you kind and when do you become a doormat?
For many people, and especially women in the role of caretakers of any type (inc... Read more
I read today's quote/reflection and was totally uninspired.
Why, I wondered?
And then I realized - of all the unhealthy habits I still have to break, eating junk just isn't one of them.
I was wandering the aisles of Trader Joe's y... Read more
Two steps forward
Abe and me, we walk the same way.
However, I can't in any other way compare us.
He showed up. Every day. In every way. (Except, maybe in his marriage, but that's another story. I DO show up in mine! ;-)
I need to be better about sho... Read more
One of the best short term goals from the list for me has been "do one thing at a time."
This is such a simple idea, and yet it's not anything that I've followed since I was probably in my pre-teens (and I'm going on 47 now).
Women these day... Read more
There are many levels on which to show your individuality.
There's a lot of talk about being "true to yourself."
What, exactly, does that mean, though?
Does that mean being true to your needs? Your history? Your personality?
If I'm true... Read more
Today's quote was just what I needed.
Yesterday I didn't make the best eating choices - I was coming down with bronchitis and wanted comfort foods, I was nervous about a job situation and wanted to eat off my nerves, I was frustrated about not... Read more
The journey IS the important part.
The dream is a fit, healthy body. Each day I live in a healthy manner, though, I've already gained a piece of that dream. If the dream is health, and I'm living health, then I'm dragging this body along wit... Read more
I find that journaling helps me in various parts of life, not just for dieting. It helps me with my writing projects, thoughts on my ds's education, emotions, taking my life's "temperature."
I know that I can't diet without keeping at least... Read more
A lot of the points in today's quote really hit me.
These are all issues I'm struggling with right now.
The priority of MY health, versus everyone else's priorities for their needs, whether it's for the classes I teach, the needs of my famil... Read more
One thing that I've found on this journey is the medium goal "leave 10 minutes earlier than you normally would."
I looked at this and thought, "huh?"
I thought that meant leave events you don't want to be at 10 minutes earlier. Guess I ne... Read more
It's funny that sleep should be the topic of the day. Today was my day to "sleep in", and I just couldn't. Nor could I get to sleep when I wanted to last night, despite feeling tired around 9:30. Because when I actually WENT to bed at 10:30, ... Read more
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Well, of course I found the quote to be true. How many of us, while blowing it during a meal out, have said, "Well, I already blew it anyway - might as well blow it all the way?" I certainly know I've done that.
I also know that I feel much ... Read more