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Friday, July 25, 2014

" Don't let other people tell you what you want." Pat Riley

You know where your going and how to get there you and only you. You come with your own set of directions your own internal GPS. Your goals, your ideas, your passions all belong to you.


Do not let others speak for you or lead you down the wrong path. Never let them stop you, or deter you ,or turn you around, or upside down. Never let them speak for you or change your ideas . Do not let any one belittle anything you do or want or are striving for .

You are and always will be the director of your show . You can always be a staring actor , or the king . Never let others rule over you.

On a happy note I found this on facebook yesterday . Yes that evil place that sucks up all your time, where your so called friends are lurking . lol maybe . This goes out to all my real friends who are hurting .

Don't feel guilty if you are too sick to do things . You have value simply because You Are . Even if you cannot be productive in the way to which you are accustomed .Learn to cherish your very existence.

Just wanted to say I love everyone just the way they are I see no need to make them steer off course.

Have a Happy Aloha Friday friends and if you feel a need for a guide, let the trade winds lead you to happiness let the sunshine touch your face and dry your tears . And may you catch that wave of happiness . Hugs , happiness and healthy living


  
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PURPLEBIRD63 7/25/2014 4:43PM

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I Love that last paragraph!!

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  Amazingly put my dear friend,thanks for sharing!We ALL have
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/25/2014 9:08AM

    Wow! Awesome blog! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have A wonderful day! Sending you a big bouquet of spring daisies today! Hugs and love!
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SECTION1RON 7/25/2014 8:52AM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing. That is so true in all aspects of life whether it is career, diet, fitness, and relationships. So often you are persuaded to take that road that your mental GPS advises against. Hitting the over ride switch and saying "No" makes you a stronger person. This is something I have been working on to make me a better person.

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_RAMONA 7/25/2014 8:36AM

    WOW!

"You have value simply because You Are . Even if you cannot be productive in the way to which you are accustomed .Learn to cherish your very existence."

I struggled here for years. I knew it was important. I knew if I could learn this, I could do anything.... but I was very alone in my journey.

THANK YOU for validating my journey to this moment.

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/25/2014 8:15AM

    Good reminders.

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    Happy Aloha Friday to you too Joanne! emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/25/2014 7:03AM

    emoticon emoticon Take charge of your life. HUGS!

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    Keep strong and be proud of it!

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Excellent!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

" If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second , quit doing less -than - excellent work." Thomas Watson

If you want to be excellent you have to ask your self some hard questions . For instance How can I work harder, smarter or faster.? How can I get more out of my day and more out of me. ? How can I be better efficient at getting around obstacles ? How can I be more motivated?

Sometimes all you have to do is change things up. Sometimes it involves trying something new and going out of your comfort zone. Or just plain working harder until you sweat. Here are a few things I have done to take my workouts from ho hum to outstanding . I am sure you have a few of your own and please put them under comments so we can all be excellent tomorrow.

I have altered the temperature in my workout room, added air conditioning or proper heat when needed . When you are more comfortable you can be excellent. I have tried some of the harder moves in p90x3 and then modify , I will use a wall or chair for extra balance allowing me to finish the move. If I can't perform an exercise at all I continue to move my feet or add one of my own. For instance crow in yoga , I am never going to get it .So I do cat dog instead. I also try to get in that last rep when I think I cant I may surprise myself sometimes. Just because you think you can't doesn't mean it is truly so. If that was true I would never have started p90x3 and never would have gotten to week 7 and astounded myself.


My eating ideas: I have never been great at my eating so I am sure many of you can add to my list. I make a week worth of lunches at once. It is easier to make five tunas on a pita . Then the rest of the week I just grab one out of the freezer and go. Making sure I only have good choices to grab from helps . I always have oranges , and apples on hand and will make sure they fit in the budget. I have gone from sugary yogurts, to Greek yogurts and add my own fruits, blueberries and strawberries are my favorites . .I try to center my meals around vegetables. Last night I had a zucchini boat so I ate way less pasta than normal. I don't buy what I am afraid I will eat to much of ,or what I know is truly not good for me,

Any day or time you can be on your way to excellent ,it's all up to you. Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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MEXGAL1 7/24/2014 6:02PM

    wonderful!

I only eat at specific times per day not allowing myself the slip of eating between meals. I also do not keep any tempting foods in my house.

As for exercise, I wear my fitbit constantly and always look for ways to park far away from stores, etc. so I will add to my steps.

Great blog.
Sallie

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    emoticon emoticon You are most excellent!!!!!!!

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LUCYCAN7 7/24/2014 12:52PM

  Excellent ideas Joanne,thanks so much for your ideas I love them
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SECTION1RON 7/24/2014 11:47AM

    Keep up the great work!

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PURPLEBIRD63 7/24/2014 11:29AM

    Great Blog.. and Great "doings" Joanne! emoticon

My biggest change up I've done recently is ....
I am on my second week of riding my bike to work and back
(9-10 miles a day round trip)...
instead of driving ...
guarantees me 45-50 minutes of exercise a day :)
and I LOVE IT...
And in doing this, I take 3- 5 days worth of lunches and snacks to work at a time (so that is all planned out ahead and ready)...
and then I, also, take 3-5 days worth of clothes to work at a time
(to change into when I get there as am pretty sweaty when I arrive,
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Makes getting ready for work in the morning super fast and easy now too emoticon
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Always love your blogs!
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    Awesome blog! Well said! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love!
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GOANNA2 7/24/2014 8:37AM

    Great blog Joanne. Thank you.

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    Nice blog, Jo.

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2BDYNAMIC 7/24/2014 7:05AM

    All great ideas Joanne ......... And I love how everything is well thought out and when you see something (like temperatures) you tweak .......... I am going to go for 'more veggies' at meals myself. Yesterday, I was happy ... (trying not to be boastful) But I had my yearly performance eval w/ my Boss and got an "Exceeds Expectations and therefore got an 'Excellent" review w/ raise. Peeps in our dept. have been on vacation, which means I worked 43 hours and one is getting ready to take off again ......... so long days w/ none off ......... But I am planning to take the same work standard to somehow fit it to the food and fitness ............. Love your blog ........... I carry away some thoughts to what I can do to implement here ............. emoticon

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We Are All Equals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

" If you never assume importance , you never lose it." Lao-Tzu

Everyone on this great planet of ours is the same, Yes we are a little different ,but yet we are the same. We may have different style or mannerisms but yet we are the same .Some of us are better than others at some things , but the truth is we all have our weaknesses , and our troubles.


We all have a mind and a body some are weaker or stronger but we all can use ours for evil or the better.

Some people feel the need to go first , to insert themselves in every conversation. They think the world revolves around them . They feel that they are the most important and everyone and everything is beneath them .

Then there are those that sit back and continually let others shine . They may have a great idea but if someone's else claims it that's okay too. As long as the idea is out there to help others then it is all good . These people hope that people are better than them and at the least they know that everyone is important , everyone has ideas everyone should shine . Because We are all equals .

So remember this on your journey in life someone may be faster , skinnier , prettier , richer , younger , stronger , taller , smarter but so are you .WE ARE ALL EQUALS.

Remember to be kind to yourself as well as others . Hugs happiness and healthy living

  
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    Awesome blog....you should send it out over the internet!!! There are some that should read this!!!

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    Awesome blog! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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MEXGAL1 7/23/2014 1:05PM

    Love it and well said.
enjoy your day
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  Beautifuly said Joanne.Have a Blessed day my dear friend!This is so
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    An interesting one today, made me think which person am I ..... emoticon

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Living the High Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

" We are all worm bait waiting to happen . It's what you do while you wait that matters." Kinky Friedman

Ever notice that some people are always happy living a great life and you are always struggling ? Things will change if you simply change your outlook.

To be happy you have to be happy it's that simple. Look for more positive in your life, it was always there it has just been hiding behind your poor attitude. Concentrate on the good ignore or minimize the bad. Yes work on the bad every day but don't let it consume and be who you are.

Here are some simple pick me ups that happy people involve themselves in.

Sing in the shower or just plain anywhere your heart desires . Dance in the rain. Stand in the sun . Marvel at the wind. Go for a walk in the snow.

Spend time with little children or the elderly they will make you laugh and smile.
Help others because it will help yourself and make you smile

Happy people move their bodies because it feels so darn good , not because exercise is a chore and a bore .Happy people reach for healthy food like blueberries and fish , because it not only tastes good but improves their mood.

Read learn and grow. Plus reading is a great distraction from troubles. Spend time in solitude shut off all technology and just be . You and nature alone.

Spend every day like it was your birthday . Look for the hidden presents and be happy.

Reach for the stars. Strive for your goals. kick some a@% while you are at it emoticon . Live like you are a king because you are one. You don't need money , you just need to earn to be happy. Hugs ,Happiness and Healthy Living
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IMLOCOLINDA 7/22/2014 9:47PM

    emoticon emoticon Life IS good!!

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SIEGRID 7/22/2014 6:52PM

    Well, the old saying is true, money does not buy happiness, nothing can buy it, but you can make it. And you have given people the recipe right here in your blog!! Thank you, you are really such an inspiration!!!!

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TAYGETSSTRONG 7/22/2014 6:24PM

    this was a great pick me up! Thanks for posting!!

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    I am choosing to be Happy today! emoticon I love your blog! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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    singing ... "Because I'm Happy, clap along if you feel like a ..." emoticon

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    I am HAPPY and living healthy!

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I choose to be happy today!
Thank you for this blog
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DDOORN 7/22/2014 9:26AM

    Thx for the pep talk! Great reminders! I'll add one of my favs from Mark Twain: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

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  CHOICES,Choose Happiness! emoticon Have a Happy Day! emoticon Thanks for sharing Joanne emoticon

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    Have a good day, Joanne.

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    Enjoy yourself!

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2BDYNAMIC 7/22/2014 6:24AM

    Yes---I'm all for solitude and grab when I can get away ....... (from work) ....... ((Hugs))

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NEW-CAZ 7/22/2014 6:03AM

    So true Joanne, I clap and caterwaul to music when I walk along the beach- I get some weird looks but some smiles too.
I play music going and turn it off homeward bound to enjoy the sound of the sea lapping the beach.
I don't think I'll ever tire of that sound- or of circling seagulls!


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Surprises

Monday, July 21, 2014

" If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail." Heracleitus

I will never forget the car trip we took one Sunday on the spur of the moment .We were a few states away lost in the woods some where in New York. Yes the scenery was gorgeous. But we were on a dirt road defiantly lost , in desperate need of a restroom ,and some food. It was now three o'clock and we hadn't eaten since breakfast. We also had our one year old son with us and I was beginning to feel like we were in a Stephen King Novel.

Up ahead we saw what looked like an old rustic log cabin home. A sign was in front said special All You Can Eat Shrimp . Welcome. Upon stopping we both realized we thought the other had brought some money. We went in hoping to use the restrooms and leave. The waitress asked if we were staying for the special my husband said shrimp was his favorite and but we had little money. She said the special was only five dollars. All we had was 15 so we decided to stay . They brought out bowl after bowl of these huge shrimp . To our further surprise the sodas were free. And they had extra oatmeal in the back for our son also free. The waitress sat with us for a time and made sure with a map we could find our way home . We hugged her when we left and apologized for our small tip. She said the love of our young family was her tip .

We had good company , good food and later realized we were not lost at all , but truly found.

I learned never to be afraid of the unexpected. Who knew I would be eating healthier then I ever thought possible , or that I would fall madly in love with exercise, There are always surprises in life learn to welcome them with open arms. Hugs happiness and Healthy Living

  
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PURPLEBIRD63 7/22/2014 12:19PM

    Awww that is like one of those articles you read in Womans World :)

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_RAMONA 7/21/2014 12:30PM

    What a beautiful story! THANK YOU!

Blessings are often circumstances not yet fully realized.

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    I love your blog! Awesome story! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 7/21/2014 11:00AM

    Thank you for sharing a lovely story, what a great memory you have. It is true that we never know what is around the corner. Life is full of wonderful surprises embrace them and enjoy them.

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DDOORN 7/21/2014 9:45AM

    Whew! Thx goodness for your good turn of fortune! :-)

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JANET552 7/21/2014 7:14AM

    Don't you just love it!! Great story!

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NEW-CAZ 7/21/2014 7:02AM

    What an unexpected pleasure in life.............just goes to show you...................

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    What a beautiful experience. emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/21/2014 6:28AM

    What a wonderful memory you shared! Looking back, it was the perfect springboard for this blog. Who knew how it would all turn out? HUGS!

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2BDYNAMIC 7/21/2014 5:42AM

    That was a blessing, wasn't it? ................ Some things do take us by surprise ........... like falling in love with exercise, as you say . ........... emoticon and thanks!

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