Kayaking in the Berkshires - September 2009
Picture we took from Tulum last year
LADILADIDA is a SparkPeople Motivator!
The result of weight loss is a fringe benefit to using the tools, treating myself well and figuring out who I am and what I deem important in my life. It is this work that makes the result of weight loss or any result or expectation possible. Life is wonderful and precious and I wish everyone to stop for one moment and be thankful for the air they breathe and consider what endless possibilities of living life lay at their feet.
Fresh Start Week - August 26 - September 1, 2013
-Healthy breakfast and fresh juice before I leave for work.
-Pack a lunch and eat my afternoon snack.
-Eat a light dinner.
-Drink water and tea, avoid coffee and soda.
-10 minutes qigong, every day.
-walk with my husband, two days after work.
-10 minutes meditation before bed.
Do what I love:
-ukelele, sing, write, journal, draw, listen to music - just to listen to music, DANCE!
I make a plan. That plan is a dream. I live day to day to enjoy. Nothing is more important than that I feel good. I look not beyond for the dream but I look to my daily life. I nurture and care for the moment and allow the results to come of their own accord. What care I for a result when I am happy now?
At the center of my Vision is:
Health and joy in wellness of my mind, body and spirit
Daily appreciation of the Earth and God
From which radiates:
Marriage ~ My marriage is strong yet fluid, romantic yet productive. Our relationship is my dearest outward manifestation of unity and opportunity to know myself. I nurture my marriage.
Knowledge~ My thirst for knowledge is ever-constant yet whimsical. I seek knowledge grounded by my inner child tucked into bed by the great Unknown. I am ever kindler, gentler and more tender loving to myself. I am nurtured.
Children&Creativity~ Children continue and expand upon my marriage and outward manifestation of unity and opportunity to know myself. I nurture children and cultivate childish play in my life.
Family~ From my dear sister and her family to our relatives and extended family of humanity - let me appreciate the gift of their presence in my life and the opportunity to see more of myself and practice unity and self-care.
Benefactors&Travel~ I give the same care to others and receive that care in return tenfold yet I give neither without expectation nor beyond my means. The Divine walks with me in my travels safe-guarding me and my companions.
Wealth~ Mine, my family and my friends' worldly and material needs on earth are more than met without hardship, grief or suffering to ourselves or others. Prosperity and good fortune blows towards us like a constant breeze off the ocean and we are able to harness and amplify its power like a windmill to continue to do good for humanity and the earth. We are blessed and fulfilled with good fortune, love, security, safety and comforts, which is true wealth.
Career~ My career is rewarding and not only inspires others but also does good for Humanity and the Earth yet fulfills all my worldly and material needs on this earth as well as offers freedom of time for travel, health and wellness, friends, family and general pursuit of happiness for myself, my husband, my family and friends. My family and friends also have similar rewarding careers.
Fame~ All those who cross my path or my path have crossed - appreciate me, recognize my worthiness, and sincerely love me with a divine love full of blessings for me, my family and my friends. I am recognized as good, loving, beautiful, playful, musical, graceful, whimsical, soothing, inspirational, bright, joyous, sharing, strong, steady, earthy and spiritual.
Check this part of the website out. Very cool.
*Continually ask what will bring me the most joy at this moment AND long term?
*Enjoy dolce far niente - the sweet pleasure of doing nothing
*Enjoy eating nutritious and clean food and beverages in small portions
*Enjoy practicing Yoga
*Enjoy exploring a personal yoga practice and other styles of Yoga
*Enjoy Strength Training
*Enjoy walking and getting out into Nature
*Enjoy watching the Sun/Moon set or rise
*Enjoy learning about ayurvedic principles
*Enjoy practicing qigong
*Enjoy creating clean, efficient space in my home
*Enjoy making gifts for my friends and family
*Enjoy time with my husband, family and friends
I am honest and clear yet gentle and kind with myself. I have a joyfully focused yet openly calm energy. Just be and revel in the moment of who I am which passes on to another moment which may or may not be the same.
In search for my own inner spark, I reviewed my entire online journal to find my best advice to myself in hopes to reveal my vision. You will see the link to the results of that process on my community journal to the right.
I have never given myself this much time to figure out what I want and the more I work on it, the more I realize this will be a lifelong process. But I start from where I am today.
I seek to be true to joy and happiness~ this IS my own self. Acknowledging joy and happiness in every moment of my life, from the mundane to extraordinary - I bask in my joy to ï¿½feelï¿½ and ï¿½experienceï¿½ ï¿½ to LIVE! I am happy for fluidity, the limitless and infinite nature of God, the Earth, the Universe, Humanity back to Myself ï¿½ separate yet ONE. I consider for myself that rather than a destination, ï¿½Happinessï¿½ is a state of mind and I have the power to choose my state of mind (or at least nudge it in the right direction!) I wish you all happiness in your journey towards wellness ï¿½ let your passion be a slow-burning, everlasting ember.
10 minute qigong practice.
Drink Water - 64 ounces a day.
Healthy breakfast before work.
Re-assess at week's end.
Can I soften and yield into an activity?
Can I honor the joy of each moment?
What would bring me the most joy in this moment?
Can I move in the direction of my joy?
I find balance in all the spokes in the wheel of life.
10 minutes of mindfulness is all it takes.
I am enough.
This is so much more than weight loss. This has been a journey of self-discovery and continues to be so. I am a wife in love with my husband. I am a classically trained singer. I am a yoga practitioner and soon-to-be teacher. I am a home-owner. I am a loving sister and aunt. I am a good friend - client - student - employee. I support environmentally sound choices. I support alternative preventative holistic medicine. I am a creative - artistic human being and savvy business woman. I am healthy.
From where I am at this moment... moving towards more health, more wellness, more balance and more JOY.
Secrets of Success
Hey, thanks so much for your comment, I almost started crying when I read it, but in a good way. Things did get better, at least a little. I read some inspirational blogs and remembered that post about that sparkpeople member who didn't budge from 160 but went from a size 12 to a 6. I tried to just eat when I was hungry today. I went to my friday night gym date with myself and was able to do all the hard moves and jump like I could pre-c-section. Thanks for being there. The night is always darkest before the dawn, right? Most of all, thank you for saying that I am worth something because I am me, not because of all the things I'm supposed to do or take care of. I need to remember that more.
1510 days ago
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel like there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own
Have wonderful day and make it Healthy!
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1646 days ago
Thank you so much for your comments and support. After I wrote that blog I just felt so at peace. It's like I finally turned this huge corner in my life. Last night I went through all the arias that I know and picked out a soprano list and a mezzo list that I felt good about and I think I can do right now as I am. I start practicing tomorrow! You are also so right about singing because you love it and not to be somebody. That's what I've so been struggling with. I will probably still struggle with some part of that always, but I think it will be a lot better now.
1711 days ago
Thank you for your suggestion of seeking out a yoga teacher. That's a great idea. I've been taking a class on how our thoughts create our reality and I've been looking into the energy of the body and this fits right in line with what you are saying. Hope you had a fun vacation!
1717 days ago
Hope you have an amazing weekend Mindy
1749 days ago