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Be a Turtle

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

" You don't have to rush down the hill. You can walk down." Clint Eastwood

Many people rush through weight loss and exercise. It is much better if you go slower . Be a turtle .

Most people give up way to much when they start a weight loss strategy and then they give up all together. It is better to start slow , have half a soda , and then a third and then none, Give up one vice at a time and wait for it to stick. Then begin another .

The same with exercise . Sometimes it is hard for people to do an hour or even a half during the day so they give up. Like Spark Guy says, start with ten minutes a day . When you can do that every day then shoot for more. You can also get exercise in during commercials , walk your kids soccer fields . Jump rope for ten minutes.

Speaking of which you are not going to able to jump rope for ten minutes the first time or maybe not the tenth . But do it any way practice makes perfect.

You should slowly be making strides in exercise and eating. Do to much and you risk an injury or a sickness.

A lot of people won't join a ninety day fitness routine , or a Zumba class . Because it is too hard . If you go slowly it is doable, I do p90x3 and there were moves that took me almost 90 days to learn. I learned to modify a lot and as I got stronger the moves just came to me. Exercise is not all about power and speed but also about balance and good form.

So remember when it comes to exercise and losing weight be a turtle . Be proud to move slowly. Hugs , Happiness and healthy Living
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Risky Business

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

" If you don't risk anything , you risk even more. Erica Jong

Losing weight and exercising is risky business.

Will my family accept the new me?

Can I still hang out with my friends and eat salad while they eat pizza.?

Can I learn to say no , to the after work party and go to yoga class instead?

How will my body react to new foods?

Will I lose my friends with this new way of eating?

If I eat this cookie after abstaining for six months will I binge again?

I am trying Zumba for the first time will people laugh at me?

Can I fit an hour a day of exercise in and will my family accept this or feel abandoned .?

Now that I bought all this new healthy food will I ever learn how to cook it properly ?

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You are worth the risk. You have a right to feel and be your best. Don't be afraid to fall or fail they are just learning tools on the way to success. You can do this You got this. Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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    Love your blog! Well said! Thanks for sharing! I hope your day is full of lots of love and happiness!
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FORZACHANDMATT 10/21/2014 9:03AM

    Love this because it's so true

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    I hope all's well with you.

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How can you change it

Monday, October 20, 2014

" Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possible avoid it ,"But how can it be like that?" because you will get" down the drain" into a blind alley from which nobody has yet escaped . . Nobody knows how it can be like that . Richard Feyman

Sometimes bad things happen to us . Sometimes there is no reason . What we should be asking is what can I do about it ? How can I change the situation and move forward.? How can I find the good in this ? Hugs, Happiness and Healthy living

  
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HOLLYM48 10/20/2014 6:19PM

    Love it! It is always about how you are going to deal with any given situation. I can be happy, or I can be miserable! I like to look for the good in everyone. I know there is always something in everyone I meet that I can like! Have a great evening! Hugs!

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/20/2014 10:25AM

    Keep up your positive attitude and keep moving forward girlfriend! I hope your week is full of lots of love and happiness!
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SLIMMERJESSE 10/20/2014 8:05AM

    True.

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LEANJEAN6 10/20/2014 6:28AM

    so true and it sets us back a bit!

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    too true. Hoping you have a great day.

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What does it mean

Sunday, October 19, 2014

" Believe in this world --- that their is meaning behind everything " Vivekananda

There is so much learning to be had in this world . so many lessons to learn .Most things both good and bad happen for a reason it is our job to find the meaning and lesson.

Here is some of the knowledge I learned , At thirteen we lost our house to a fire. The firefighter said it was a miracle we all survived, I learned that people are more important than possessions . I learned that you can get by with less. We got to live for six months with my grandma and were safe from my parents constant fighting and my fathers drinking , He didn't dare do it in my grandparents presence, We learned many lessons from my grandparents we got to see how people in love really behave , And we got stronger so when my parents eventually divorced we could handle it better.

My grandma was my best friend and strongest supporter . When she died , I almost followed , but I became so much stronger on my own then I ever thought possible . I learned that when a person dies you can still take their love and spirit with you ,love never dies .

At twenty I was a victim of date rape that haunted me for decades . I learned that bad things often happen to good people . That you should never let a bad incident define you. That for every bad person their are hundreds of good and you should always look for the good in others.

At thirty we lost our house to foreclosure, I learned that life is not always roses . That when bad things happen you can turn it around and rise from the ashes . I learned that money isn't everything .

At forty I got a pacemaker , I learned that your body may sometimes fail you . That you need to nourish it and get as much exercise in that you can handle. Never concentrate on what you can't do concentrate on what you can . If one body parts fails you their are others that are fine exercise those .

I believe that most things happen for a reason , I was meant to find this great site , So I could be touched by the great people here. Maybe I was brought here to help someone. I know I am deeply touched by the knowledge you all give me , the lessons you teach me . I learn so much here not just about weight loss but about life . I am honored to be your friend . Hugs , happiness and healthy living

  
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JOYATLAST 10/20/2014 8:46PM

    Beautiful blog from a beautiful person!

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    I have always thought you were one amazing, strong and wise lady, this blog proves it emoticon
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    You were guided to this site to help me and
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KOHINOOR2 10/19/2014 10:17PM

    It is said that with age comes wisdom and you sure are a very wise lady. I love all of your blogs for the same reason. Thank you for being my spark friend. Let your light keep shining bright. emoticon emoticon

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PROT358 10/19/2014 9:24PM

    Wow, what a story! It really is all a matter of perspective. Thank you for sharing!

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PROT358 10/19/2014 9:24PM

    Wow, what a story! It really is all a matter of perspective. Thank you for sharing!

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WISHICOULDFLY 10/19/2014 9:06PM

    Joanne you are a case study for RESILIENCE! You are incredibly strong, kind and insightful. You grandmother would be so proud of you! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/19/2014 8:41PM

    Wow! I think you're amazing! Thanks so much for sharing some of your life story! You're such an inspiration! You always have a positive attitude! I am honored to be your sparks friend! I hope your day and evening is full of lots of love and happiness!
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SLOW Your Life Down

Saturday, October 18, 2014

" Bend down once in awhile and smell a flower." Russell Baker


Our world is a none stop whirlwind . Sometimes you feel like your on a merry go round and you can't get off, Work , kids , appointments, obligations , housework , yard work , friends and parties , families and get togethers . It never stops .

Well if we are going to survive and keep our sanity we need to slow way down . Be a turtle emoticon not a hare emoticon . We need to breathe emoticon become one with nature emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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And also remember you can't smell the flowers if you keep pissing in them . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Stop messing with your life keep the parties and the overtime to a minimum . Eat only healthy food whenever possible and drink water most times . Get you exercise and your relaxation in . and sleep sleep sleep emoticon emoticon emoticon It is the best thing you can do for you .

Today I did not exercise it is my day off , I switched because Sunday is usually my day off. Today I worked 8 hours overtime . Did three loads of laundry , went to the grocery store put everything away , emptied the dish washer and vacuumed the house.

Tonight I will sleep emoticon emoticon emoticon like a vampire emoticon And tomorrow after my work out I will stop and smell the flowers and relax and rejuvenate. I will get my healthy lunches ready or the week and be ready for some more overtime . Remember to slow down and enjoy life hugs , happiness and healthy living

  
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    Wow! You worked 8 hours today already???? You must be seriously tired Joanne! emoticon

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    Enjoyed a relaxing Sunday today. Nice and easy.
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    Definitely slowing the pace today. emoticon

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    I love how you think your days into some kind of balance; exercise/nutrition/home/rest and play emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/18/2014 9:33PM

    Nice to have a rest day, I have been taking more naps, hope you have a very relaxing sleep. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/18/2014 9:24PM

    Wow! It sounds like you really needed day off! I hope you sleep like a baby tonight!
"Sweet Dreams!"
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HOLLYM48 10/18/2014 7:50PM

    emoticon emoticon it sounds like you need a real day off. Take care of you! Sleep well tonight!

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2BDYNAMIC 10/18/2014 7:47PM

    Such sound and practical advice! ............. I love it when I can get OFF the hamster wheel and slow down and notice the Fall leaves and smell the fresh air! ........... And sleep is NOT over rated, so we must (or I must) do better on that one! .......... emoticon for such a good message!

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