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back and forth motivation

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I feel re-energized and am glad to have this site to lean on for the tough stuff. I am making great choices this morning. I have a mountain of work to do, to make these choices a habit and yet, i know that every time I return to this site I have a few more "powerups" in my pocket.

The way I start and lapse may not be the most direct, but I am here today. an probably tomorrow

  
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ANNIESADVENTURE 9/13/2011 4:54PM

    Back and forth motivation, huh? Ebb and flow. Love the idea of this site being a powerup. It is, isnt' it?
Why is it so easy for the bad things we do time after time to become habit, and so hard for the good things to become habit? Persistence. Repeat again and again. Good things can become habits, too. It really does get easier.
Annie

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MJRVIC2000 9/6/2011 11:35AM

    Be true to yourself and focus on the solutions and not the problems. Unless you are true to yourself, you cannot be true to others. God Bless, Vic.

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staring the chocolate rabbit in the eye

Monday, March 15, 2010

evil rabbits lurking everywhere!

worked out two days in a row. Sadly this is my best gym record in a month. There will be better bragging by next week.

Just reminding myself how good I feel after a 30 minute heavy cardio stair workout. It's fast and doable. Im going to try to squeeze a few morning workouts in, as long as Im organized I should be able to do it!

  


limiting the activities that dilute my focus

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Im heading to Toronto to see an old friend. This is something I want to do, and owe to a good friend.

But after this week, I am limiting the interruptions to my focus on my weight and fitness.

I can't do it all, so it's time to prioritize saying no and yes to the right things.
Less work, say no to new projects.
Less socializing. say yes when it's buddy exercising.
less netiflix
less reading.

The drive will be a good time to plan some walks and activities.

  
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CRYSTALLULLABY 2/22/2010 11:50AM

  It is so difficult to get rid of those activities that seem so normal and yet keep you away from your goals. Good for you for listing them and acknowledging them! And taking what could be a derailer and using it for good! emoticon

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DEBMORSE1 2/21/2010 9:31AM

    I love the title of your blog, and I love it that you have the makings of a plan. Enjoy your drive, and when you stop for breaks, jot down your plans so that you don't forget anything. Best wishes to you on your healthy lifestyle journey!

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welcome to my 3rd midlife crisis - THE GOOD ONE

Friday, February 19, 2010

I dyed my hair platinum in my twenties because I never thought I'd have the guts to do it later in life. And I wanted to know what it was like to be blonde.

I've outdone my expectations of myself time and time again in bigger and wiser ways than hair color.

Lately, I've noticed a few old habits of thinking myself small, inept and contemptible.
I don't even own it, I imagine other people think I'm those things. I have good co-workers and they remind me that the people that I refer to have problems of their own. I was shopping yesterday and I just let the old sinking feeling pass. It was good, and I feel myself getting tougher about workplace bullies.

Today, I went to the hair dresser and picked a style that is new and alive and feels like someone I want to be. It's a graduated color change, light on top, and dark underneath. Complex, fun, and sophisticated. This is my 3rd mid life crisis and it's a good one.

  
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CRYSTALLULLABY 2/20/2010 9:13AM

  emoticon Sometimes it is those little changes (breaking out of the boxes) that make all the difference! I hope you love it! emoticon

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RD03875 2/20/2010 1:58AM

    Good luck, hope it picks up your spirits and makes you feel GREAT!

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ETCHILDE 2/19/2010 8:53PM

    Well...let's see it!

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My reward is here

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In so many ways, my reward is here.

What if I carried more of a I'm living the dream attitude? It's true that my reward is on spark people. The reward is the getting -- as in the satisfaction I get from making good choices and seeing little bits of progress.

The reward is also HERE, as in I go to the Ice Hotel day after tomorrow. It's Carnival in the north and there is a part of me that will truly celebrate what I have, and be satisfied with the now. It's hard for me to celebrate. Perfectionism means never appreciating it YET. It's always been yet, and this weekend, it will be NOW!

PS DID I SAY I QUIT COFFEE last Friday? Only tea and chocolate left. May be THAT is why I can relax now.

  
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ANNIESADVENTURE 2/19/2010 4:57AM

    When I read the title of your blog, I thought it has to be the ice hotel...and it is. I am excited for you, a dream coming true. Yay, you!

That's an intriguing idea, carrying the "I'm living the dream" attitude with you all the time. Hmmm, how would that change our lives if we believed that?
There is reward in good choices and little bits of progress. And stack all those little bits up and see where you are a year from now. We want it now, but slow and easy works! Sometimes the slow and easy people get farther than us jackrabbit starters. A little more tortoise and a little less hare.
Annie

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