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Nurturing your garden

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy , than to cultivate one's garden ." Voltaire ( Francois =Marie Arouet)


The only way to get by, to make it through , is to change .We can't change anyone we can only change ourselves.

We need to nurture what is good in us. Bolster up our strong parts. We need to keep and cultivate our good strong roots.

We need to cut and trim all our bad parts. Our fears , insecurities, our stubbornness , our laziness .

We need to keep our hopes and dreams .

We need to be open more , to be closed off less . We need to smarter, wiser and stronger. We need to move forward in some aspect every day . We all have beautiful gardens they just need a little tending. Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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    What inspiring blog! "Love it!" Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful day!
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    Nice!

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Impossibly Right

Monday, September 01, 2014

" The world would never amount to a hill of beans if people didn't use their imaginations to think of the impossible ."Pete Seeger

What is so hard about seeing yourself toned fit ,trim ,and healthy. If you think it's impossible well that's okay to because the impossible happens all the time around here.

It can happen to you. You can succeed . One day at a time , one choice at a time . One step at a time.

Use your imagination to see yourself working out , eating healthy, and looking good. Imagine yourself happy . Imagine a you that can move better.

Anything you imagine can and will happen it is all up to you. Hugs happiness and healthy living .

  
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JANTHEBLONDE 9/1/2014 4:30PM

    Awesome blog! You are so inspirational! I hope you have wonderful day
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    Great attitude for the new month!

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    Very good ....... We were given the gift of imagination for a reason ......... To use it, like you said! .......... emoticon

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    Great blog and thank you once again. emoticon

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    Great inspiration!

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    We can do this---our health will benefit!-Lynda

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Mistakes I Made A Few !!!!!! How about YOU?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

" One thing is certain in business . you and everyone around you will make mistakes ." Richard Branson

Forget work business . I view my health as an all important business . One I can't shirk and forget about. Have I made mistakes sure I have , a lot, but you know me , like everyone else is doing things my way.

Last night to go with kielbasa my husband made I made roasted potatoes , onions , and multi colored peppers , zucchini and yellow squash, and beets from the garden. I added olive oil and a packet of onion seasoning, and that was my down fall . I took something ultra healthy and killed it with two much sodium,.

This morning I took the dog for a walk when she got tuckered out I brought her home . And then I continued on alone . I walked 7500 steps all together by 10 am . My mistake is I may not have left enough in the tank for me to make my 1000 today. Too much to soon.

Last week I couldn't count all the mistakes I made. Not enough sleep, not enough movement in my day. Not enough stretching for the amount of exercising I was doing . Letting stress get to me , shirking house hold chores and more. Food wise not enough vegetables . Too much whey protein for the amount of food I was eating. Too much sodium, too much salad dressing , to many additives and the list goes on and on.

But guess what folks the scale had gone down the first time in months by over two pounds . So in all the wrongs all the mistakes , in doing things my way I still lost weight . I got some good nutrients in, I toned my body. I made sure I did enough exercise to ward off my depression,

Don't let your mistakes rule you and stop you in your tracks . They are all part of the business of everyday life , and we all make them . Just keep doing things your way . Keep pushing forward and trying you'll get there of that I am sure . Hugs Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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_RAMONA 9/1/2014 1:31AM

    "Don't let your mistakes rule you and stop you in your tracks . They are all part of the business of everyday life , and we all make them . Just keep doing things your way . Keep pushing forward and trying you'll get there of that I am sure ."

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HOLLYM48 8/31/2014 1:55PM

    glad to hear that the scale went down. Each day is a new day to do things differently so we have to just keep on moving forward, no sense in looking back.
You are doing great! Keep up the excellent work!

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/31/2014 1:10PM

    I'm getting better about forgiving myself for some of those mistakes. But it takes practice.

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    Awesome blog! Thanks for sharing! Congratulations on losing 2 pounds! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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A Healthy Expedition

Saturday, August 30, 2014

" Any worthwhile expedition can be planned on the back of an envelope." Harold S. Tilman

I love this idea . We always write a list or notes on the back of envelopes . So why not make plans .

I am even going one step further . I am getting one of those huge yellow envelopes . On it I am writing the words........

Health and Happiness

And inside I will place a treasure trove of free ideas to get me there

Some examples

A walk in the park, a swim at the lake , a hike up a mountain , a stroll on the beach.

Reading a book under a tree . A visit to a fishing hole. A picnic in the park .

Tending the garden .

Meditating with candles in a sunlit spot.

I will add healthy recipes , and awesome workouts .

List of books I can read to better my life, or just plan enjoy. Pictures of things that make me happy .

Everyday I can add new ideas and every day when I am stuck with no ideas and need inspiration I can take out my list.

Hope you are all having a happy healthy Saturday . This is the start of my three week staycation . We are short on funds , but still want some big happy healthy adventures . So I started off by sleeping 10 hours , and walking 4 thousand steps by 9 am . Next is a healthy salad and my p90x3 workout . For supper my husband wants kielbasa not my favorite . I am added roasted potatoes , and onions , peppers , zucchini and yellow squash, tomatoes and beets from the garden . That way we both can be happy and healthy then maybe an after supper walk and a backyard fire . Sorry Got to Go there is a book and a tree I have to get too. Hugs Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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HOLLYM48 8/30/2014 7:33PM

    I hope we see and hear all about your 3 week staycation. They can be lots of fun and productive! I hope you get lots of fun walks in maybe some new walking paths and some rest and relaxation!! Have fun whatever you do!!

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    Have a healthy weekend yourself!

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    Have a wonderful day, Joanne.

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/30/2014 1:01PM

    Awesome idea! Sounds like you're going to have a wonderful Saturday! Your dinner sounds yummy!
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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/30/2014 12:50PM

    Really great idea. Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog and have a great staycation.

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_RAMONA 8/30/2014 12:48PM

    What a BRILLIANT idea! I think I just may borrow it! THANK YOU!

...and I LOVE staycations! I make a concerted effort to behave 'at home' exactly like I would 'away': I make my time my own, I allow my whims and curiosity to guide me, I seek out new experiences, I don't answer the phone unless I want to, nurturing my soul, my body and my relationship with whomever is part of my staycation is my first priority, I become a tourist in my own back yard... and I've found so many unexpected surprises (I just google my area + free).

I pray blessings rain down upon your staycation!

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2BDYNAMIC 8/30/2014 12:21PM

    Love this idea and glad you are taking off to read a book 'neath a tree! ........ All great; I would hang around more too ........... But bags packed and off to the pool! emoticon

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Save Some In the Tank

Friday, August 29, 2014

" The secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up." Albert Schweitzer

The human race usually does to much . We just keep going and don't know how o stop , to relax , to slow down , to breathe .

We work very long hours and come home to tired to cook or relax. Some times we even overdue it with exercise and get burnt out because we work at it to hard or do it to excess never giving us time to recover.

We forget to go to bed , and when we do we are two wound up to sleep well and fitfully.

We take a vacation but often need a vacation from our vacation.

We don't know when or how to say no , we need to get off the merry go round.

Life can just use you up if you let it. Learn to relax , to find peace and quiet in your day . Just sit and ponder . Read , meditate , find time with God and nature . Get some fresh air and just breathe your troubles away.

Today is my last day at work before a three week vacation. Where am I going ? What am I going to do. ? Relax , recover and recharge. Exercise and eat healthy . I will see where my legs will take me. I know we will find a quiet fishing hole now and then where I can read , we will picnic and my husband will hopefully catch some fish and return them. A day or two at the beach is also planned . My husband is going camping and fishing with a friend for the week , so I should have some quiet relaxing time.

I hope you all learn to relax and recover . Have a Happy Healthy Aloha Friday , may the trade winds soothe your soul . May the island sunshine kiss your face .I hope you breathe in and out and find peace in your day. Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living















  
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LUCYCAN7 8/29/2014 3:19PM

  Beautifuly said.Enjoy your vacation and me time. emoticon and Blessings
May your journey be a safe one as well.Hope you have a wonderful holiday
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_RAMONA 8/29/2014 2:23PM

    "Save Some In the Tank"

...a life skill highly under-rated, seldom taught, and one I'm working hard to cultivate in my own life. Thanks for the reminder.

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PURPLEBIRD63 8/29/2014 10:47AM

    Enjoy your 3 weeks of R&R and "me time"...
have fun exercising, and enjoying life,
and enjoy not having to get up and go to work each day!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/29/2014 10:07AM

    Hope your vacation is all you hope for it. Relax in the sun and come back refreshed. Hugs Pat

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    Sounds very relaxing. Have a great vacation.
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    enjoy your vacation!

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    Have a wonderful vacation!

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    I hope you have a good vacation. Enjoy yourself.

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