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Part 1 - My word of the year for 2016 is TIME. Last year I heard myself saying, "Where has the time gone? What time is it? Sorry, I'm running late but am on my way. How did it get to be that time?" Lost time. Lost track of time. Living in the past & future. That's where my time went. This year I will be more aware of how I am spending my time, carving out pieces for work, me, and time I spend with John.

"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin
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What I've learned are challenging things for me:
1. I don't take care of myself...so need a plan to do that.
2. I am in control of my work hours so I need to learn to say "no."
3. I need to be my best advocate - particularly at work but also with friends.
4. That it is okay to not make everything better for everyone else.
5. Motivation to take care of me needs work.

What I know works:
1. I feel good about me after walking with my neighbor.
2. I need time away from people associated with work, even if they have become friends.
3. Morning meditation helps start the day on the right side.
4. Quiet time at home with Katie is healing.
5. When I eat healthy, I feel healthy.

The Plan:
1. Scheduling at least 3 morning walks per week.
2. Spending time with friends not affiliated with work.
3. My first 15 minutes of the day (after feeding Katie) will be spent in gratitude meditation.
4. I will say no to invitations for evening activities to spend quiet time at home.
5. Plan my meals & grocery shop each week.

This is my 2016 Summer 5% Challenge Plan.
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"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." - Winston Churchill


Member Since: 7/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 30,174

My Goals:
*SPARK RESTART* Plan:
1. Affection for self
2. Eat healthy - 3 smaller meals plus 3 snacks daily.
3. Track nutrition daily.
4. Do 15 minutes of strength training daily.
5. Do 15 minutes of focused walking daily.
6. Track exercise daily
7. Acknowledge blessings through blogging.


My Program:
Time
Affection
DO
quiet
conciously
balance!
connection
mindfulness
truth

(These are my words of the year for 2008-2016.)

�The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."~~ FB page of "Paying It Forward - One Day at a Time



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I DON'T LIKE THIS NEW STYLE SPARK PAGE. ON BEHALF OF SP, I APOLOGIZE FOR THE CLUTTERED LOOK.


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Books are my transport out of my little world into the universe! Nothing better than curling up with my cat Katie, book & a cup of tea...or glass of water! Love theater and movies, too!




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  • v WIZKEY
    Hi Mauri -

    I sure do miss my Casual Travellers!! I will be back for the Fall Challenge, definitely. I am doing well. Getting ready for cataract surgery in 2 weeks and trying to pack and purge for our upcoming move.
    Keep me in your pocket emoticon
    Teressa
    39 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Stopping by to say emoticon , hope you enjoyed the challenge and plan on coming back in fall. Have an emoticon day. emoticon
    41 days ago
  • v JENSHAINES
    SO good to see you, Mauri! I've gotten so busy with BLC, I'm afraid I've long neglected other spark friends. Things are going well on my end and I hope they are with you, too. Are you also trying a no/low sugar challenge?
    54 days ago
  • v YOYONOMORE1
    Hi busy lady. Wanda and I thought it might be a good idea to take the month of Aug. off from doing the daily challenges and wanted you to know, we'll start back up in Sept. I know you still have a few very busy work months ahead of you. When we start back up in Sept. will try to help with Wed. & Thur. daily challenges if you don't have time to post. If I don't see post of those days by 10 a.m. will post for you, if that's ok with you. We had some nice cooling rain early this morning, feels good to have a cooler day.

    Hugs,
    Shirl
    60 days ago
  • v MOMWANTSNOWAIST
    You are welcome ! I find I have to check a few of the numbers { and recheck down the line ,including double-checking MY numbers} before I push POST! Sometimes, if I do it too late, I get tired and mess up MY OWN numbers! Here's to Casual Travelers Team !!! YAY!!! emoticon Glad to help!!!
    65 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/26/2016 6:41:59 AM
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