Don’t believe the hype! You are​ worth it.

Hello friends! Just a reminder that you are more important than you think you are.

You are worth it! Do not let anyone entice you otherwise. If you are here in this present world then you mean something and have a purpose. 

Hello friends! Just a reminder that you are more important than you think you are.

You are worth it! Do not let anyone entice you otherwise. If you are here in this present world then you mean something and have a purpose.

It’s up to you to find out what that is. For some, it may take a few trials or a few unpleasant circumstances. That is ok! That’s life! Life’s situations whether good or bad are all designed to make us into what we are to become.

Just think of the butterfly. In it’s earlier stages of being a caterpillar it does not have the ability to fly but as time and circumstance unfold it breaks forth as a beautiful butterfly.

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We follow the same in life. When we are born into this world we take on an original form not intended to last our entire life. Over time we encounter life circumstances that are designed to mold and shape us into what we are intended. A beautiful butterfly.

Hope this encourages you. I’m rooting for ya!

It won’t happen overnight​

Hello everybody! So, with any journey, there are things you learn along the way. There will be highs and there will be lows but the main goal is to keep your focus on the prize and keep chugging along the way. 

When it comes to keeping fitness goals it is extremely important to understand that reaching a particular fitness goal will not happen overnight. 

Hello everybody! So, with any journey, there are things you learn along the way. There will be highs and there will be lows but the main goal is to keep your focus on the prize and keep chugging along the way.

When it comes to keeping fitness goals it is extremely important to understand that reaching a particular fitness goal will not happen overnight.

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So many of us falsely believe this to be the case. Especially when effort in exercising and time devoted to a specific meal plan is given. We inherently expect that the time just spent exercising will somehow automatically melt away those extra pounds and yield the proportionally aesthetic body achieved by others.

We fail to realize that it will take time to reach a specific fitness goal. Especially if extremely out of shape. We have to accept that it is with time and patience that we will ultimately better our condition and see the desired change. It is so easy to give up after only spending a short time working toward a fitness goal. The reality is we have to understand that time, patience, and dedication are needed.

I know because I personally experienced the feelings of failure and regret after not really putting forth a commitment to change. The failure that I did not stay in the grind of the week in and week out exercise routines. And regret that when the opportunity was there to devote time for fitness I never took full advantage.

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Now, the mindset has changed and I am completely sold out to the lifestyle. For me, eating more fruits and vegetables and consuming less of foods high in fat helps me to feel energized and fresh each day. Learning more about how certain foods impact the human body help me to make wiser food choices. Accepting the fact that patience is key helps me know that I am closer to my fitness goal than the day before.

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Sure, there were days when I questioned the process. Especially when I had a great workout the day before and did not see the expected physical change. Boy doubt definitely crept in!

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But looking to others for motivation helped me to overcome! Yay!!!!

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So, if you are in this predicament here are a few suggestions I believe will help you to keep your focus and stay the course toward your fitness goals.

  1. Know that you are not alone – there are many others that have to deal with the same struggles of being consistent day to day in reaching their fitness goals.
  2. Determine what your fitness goals are for you only – Understand others can encourage but only “YOU” can make it happen. Personalize those goals and own them!
  3. Develop a meal regimen – With any positive fitness goals paying attention to food consumption is a must. What you eat as well as when you eat is extremely important. Owning up to this will positively yield visible fitness results.
  4. Surrounding yourself with positivity – Just as there are focus groups for certain initiatives surround yourself with others that encourage the fitness lifestyle who can identify with the struggles.
  5. Devote time – the fitness lifestyle needs time. Make time for it. When we accepted the previous lifestyle we gave most of the time to it. Time devoted to the fitness lifestyle is a must.
  6. Read fitness material – spending time on websites that promote fitness and reading fitness material helps to educate and build your fitness IQ. Feed your mind with positive fitness material whether it be YouTube, a magazine, or a specific website.
  7. See yourself meeting those fitness goals – With any successful company, there is a mission statement. That mission statement helps to guide the company. Meaning all teams, districts, divisions, departments, and regions develop a plan to promote the overall company’s mission. Do the same! Develop a mission statement that says “I will promote and encourage fitness for me. I will read to educate myself, I will eat foods that encourage a healthy heart and promote clear mental thinking. I will reach my fitness goals by spending time exercising.

Although this is not a complete list, these are just a few suggestions to help you lock it down when it comes to meeting your fitness goals.

I do want to mention I am no professional but one that shares and encourages a positive life and health experience in others.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned! Next up……How consuming apples can help you meet your fitness goals.

 

 

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Launch

How many times have you heard this? You can do whatever you set your mind to do! Well, I believe we all have at some point during our growing years heard this from those who are the closest to us.

How many times have you heard this? You can do whatever you set your mind to do! Well, I believe we all have at some point during our growing years heard this from those who are the closest to us.

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I can hear parents encouraging their kids to press and believe in whatever you set out to do.

If it is a doctor then be it, if you choose to be an astronaut then do it if that is what you choose to do.

These words can easily be replaced with the emphatic word Launch“!

Do whatever you set your mind to do. There will be obstacles and times that make you think twice about going after your dream but if you set your mind to do it over time it will come to fruition.

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I can hear a parent giving the analogy of what it takes for the successful Launch” of a spaceship into outer space.

Well, son/daughter, there is much preparation that goes into the successful Launch of a spaceship.

  1. The astronauts have to go through training for the difference in atmospheric pressure which will affect their body weight.
  2. The astronauts have to train eating a different food for sustenance while in outer space.
  3. The astronauts have to train to handle the workload because of the difference in atmospheric pressure.

These points and others would be referenced to the child in order to give a picture of what would be needed and expected.

The parent would explain that just as the astronaut needs to train in preparation for the difference in atmospheric pressure, he likewise should train expecting that there will be obstacles to overcome while on the pursuit of his/her goal.

The parent will also note that your trials will be unique for you! Just as the astronauts’ food is uniquely made for consumption and sustenance the trials and test you endure will better prepare you for success.

Lastly, the parent would note that while on your pursuit expect the workload to be challenging! Because of the responsibility and weight of the job you must train to handle it.

Remember a lot goes into a successful Launch!

You have what it takes, just set your mind to it.

 

Is this your Time?

For some this time of year is what they have been waiting for, especially after dealing with the extreme heat and humidity of the summer. The relief of the weather alone can be exciting. 

Is this your time?

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For some, this time of year is what they have been waiting for, especially after dealing with the extreme heat and humidity of the summer. The relief of the weather alone can be exciting.

Others are excited cause this time of year brings special memories. These memories may bring to light special family engagements or unique friendship moments.

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What makes this time of year fun for you? Is it

  • The changing weather. Imagining the cooler nights?
  • Schools back in? Oh Oh, this might or might not be.
  • The changing color of the leaves?
  • The advent of certain professional or amateur competitive sports?
  • The onset of October and pumpkin fever?
  • Certain foods for the time of the year?

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I find it to be an interesting time of the year because of how nature reacts. Have you noticed the trees beginning to shed? What about the leaves? This time of the year reminds me that winter is coming.

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Although I am personally giddy about the previously mentioned list, the chill in the night air lets me know that winter is around the corner. Not that I am excited about winter but the time reminds me that I need to address a few winter prep items.

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  1. Is the car winterized (tires, right fluids)?
  2. Is the yard pretreated against weeds for the upcoming next year?
  3. If you have a home, is it winterized? The furnace working properly? Certain winter foods stored for the times’ bad weather immobilizes you?
  4. Proper winter clothing? Does it need to be addressed?

Is it the same for you? If not please add those things that remind us of this time of year in the comments. Happy Autumn/Fall all!

As a special note, I do not want to be insensitive to those of you who have lost loved ones around this time. Words cannot fully express the sadness of your loss. It is with the utmost respect that I write this.

Images courtesy of Google Images, GIPHY

Magnetic! Who KNEW!

Who knew? So many things where the opposite attracts. Take for instance the mallard ducks. The female duck is not as colorful as the male but designed for a  purpose. 

Who knew? So many things where the opposite attracts. Take for instance the mallard ducks. The female duck is not as colorful as the male but designed for a purpose.

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Of course, we know of the North and South Pole how the opposite poles allow for magnetic energy to flow which in effect manipulate earthly weather patterns.

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Let’s not forget about male and female and the differences that open the door for there to be an attraction or shall I say something magnetic.

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What is it about being magnetic? Well from just a few examples:

1. there is a difference in physical make up

2. there is a purpose in not being the same

3. the opposites have a connection

The female mallard has been designed with a color that is low-key and helps her to be camouflaged from any enemies.

Outside of the The North and South Pole being physically opposite of one another the unseen electromagnetic field connection help to stabilize global systems.

And of course, the opposite attraction between a male and female provide for offspring that increase the population.

So the magnetic attraction of opposites can be obvious.