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Friday Morning...

Friday, April 30, 2010

Good Morning!

Steady evolution is the game I'm playin'

Doing really well this week, a little maxxed out mentally from working so much over the last 2-3 days...but it does feel great to be closing the month strong for business. Actually looking at the numbers, assuming today is solid, this year so far month to month compared to last year's first 4 months, we are up...not where I'd like it to be, but growth in this economy is a-ok with me! After I get my daily health tracking stuff done, I need to call GQ magazine back (ya I know right, new big dude modeling), no it's just for some fashion photo shoot and they want to buy some of these pendants that we sell:





Cindy and I have been walking together for the last couple of days, hopefully again today if the rains hold off and then we are having some kind of healthy braised beef with broccoli tonight for dinner!

A few weeks back I came up with my own system for "Where I'm At" based on all the variables in my life and overall tempo..."Throttle Back" "Hold" & "Push"...it's funny because each week I can really see how this fits my inner energy levels and attitude and the more accepting of myself exactly "Where I'm At", the better I seem to be with not judging myself and not being part of the problem.

It gives me the freedom to be working on this huge challenge for myself without falling into all the typical hype of self-doubt, and negative thinking, which has been the default go-to position for me my whole life...so it's the same problem, same challenge, just re-framing it, looking at it from a different angle - I'm motivated to figure out what can keep me in the game...for the long haul.

Anyway, just blasting off some of my thoughts...I'm not totally sure about any of this, but I imagine that other obese people trying to get healthy and lose weight through nutrition & exercise really, really struggle or have struggled with never feeling ok, or that they can keep going and do whatever it's gonna take, dragged down mentally without much hope to pull them through.

So alot of my thoughts and ideas about working with what I've got where ever I'm at is born from necessity...I needed a new way of making this work for me, and fitting all these changes to me - where ever I'm at on any given day...so I'm either in "throttle back", "hold", or "Push" mode, every day can be a mix, but I cannot spend my time on this journey comparing, judging, & doubting myself....so I needed to create this simple philosphy for my own success. Can you relate to this kind of thinking? What are some things you've created for yourself to help you along day to day?

Hope everyone has a great Friday! Ryan
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  • MSEVERLAST
    I love these items! I don't remember seeing these pendants when strolling your website? Although I do remember looking for t-shirts. Are you planning for any of those any time soon? Womens t-shirt would be a hit!!
    4067 days ago
  • DIFROMWYOMING
    I'm not sure I totally understand how I feel about myself day to day, but I know that it is not 'normal' for me yet to feel 'okay' about myself. I spent more than 40 years not feeling okay at all, so I need to understand sometimes that the changes I am making are a little foreign for me, and it will take me awhile to adjust. Sending hugs to you today my friend! emoticon
    4070 days ago
  • MASRITE
    Ryan, do you have a website of your items? I have a friend who is so into Buddaism and would love some of those pendants. Let me know. Would love to see what you have. Hope you have a great weekend!!
    4071 days ago
  • JANEYINMADTOWN
    I love looking at your items...have my eye on a few as well....you will be hearing from me!

    Have a great Friday....looks pretty hairy out there right now...storm is definitely on the way!
    4071 days ago
  • CAROLANN27
    Hi Ryan,

    I like JSTCHLIN's idea!! I'd go buy a copy of GQ in a NY minute if you were going to be in it! (The pendants are beautiful.)

    To answer the question at the end of your blog, I had not found a way to process and accept being in different places mentally/emotionally. When I read the blog in which you originally described your ideas, it was like someone turned the lights on in my brain. When I have an unmotivated day, and I think of it like you do, it is much easier for me to understand it's part of the process, feelings cycle, and it doesn't mean I can't accomplish my goals. That's such a relief for me. So THANKS for putting that idea out there!

    Glad your business is doing better compared to last!!
    4071 days ago
  • MEGANC1988
    I love the pendants, they're gorgeous!
    4071 days ago
  • JSTCHLIN
    Great pendants! Tell GQ about your personal story and maybe they will take a before picture of you and an after picture down the road and put it in the magazine. Hey, you never know. Have A SparkTacular Weekend!

    Take care and stay healthy
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    4071 days ago
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