Saturday, August 25, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
|1st N Weight Loss: Couch Potato Challenge: Day 9|
If you need a little pick me up, tweak the article below, to fit your current situation.
The One Thing I Do Know, that matters more than anything in the world.
I know this thing with all my heart, and with all my soul, and with all my being.
I know that I have the choice to be who I am, when I am, where I am.
I may not have a choice, today, about what I do for a living, where I live, or what kind of car I drive.
But if who I am today is a writer, I'm a writer, even if I live in a homeless shelter, write on paper bags with stubs of pencils, and take the bus to a job in a fast food joint to try to get out of the shelter.
If who I am today is a writer, I'm a writer, even if my kids are sick, my car is broken down, my computer won't work and I haven't sold anything in years.
But if who I am today is a writer, and I decide that who I should be is a doctor, I'm going to be pretty miserable, because who I am is a writer.
On the other hand, if I'm a writer who wants to become a doctor, I've got a great handle on who I am, who I want to be, and probably an idea of whether it's possible and how to get there.
Never lose sight of who you are. Be who you are, no matter where you are, or when you are.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
|1st N Weight Loss: Couch Potato Challenge: Day 2|
When you jump out of bed every morning, all fired up with enthusiasm, motivation and eagerness to... Huh?
What's that you say? You don't do much jumping in the mornings?
Well, okay, when you ease out of bed every morning, all eager and enthusiastic to... Huh?
Say that again? You don't do that either?
Well, okay, when you're lying there in bed every morning wondering why the heck you should bother to get up...
Does your mind flash on all the things you'll get to do today, or is it filled with all the things you've GOT to do today?
What's the difference, you ask? Aw c'mon, any ten-year-old kid can answer that one. It's the difference between waking up thinking "It's Christmas Day" or thinking "I've got Final Exams today."
And face it, most of us live as though we're facing final exams every single day. Each sunrise brings more battles, more struggles, more dogged trudging, more frustrated attempts to deal with our chronic burdens.
Meanwhile, a few happy folks really do wake up eager. They're rarin' to go as soon as the light hits their eyeballs. But how do they do that? What's their secret to jump start their day?
Would you believe they don't have any secret? They just find it in their heart to love what's happening to them. Even the so-called "bad" stuff is treated with respect and dealt with as a potential learning experience -- something to profit from -- maybe even fun (with slight adjustments in attitude).
But they don't make any secret of it. What they do is right out there for the rest of the world to see. The only trouble is, the rest of the world is terribly busy not seeing. Not seeing the sunshine around them that so completely fills the lives of the eager-awakeners.
Those living in the darkside are tuned in to the dim, gloomy, depressing aspects of every event. Every day brings them the exact same occurrences that their bright-side neighbors receive, but since they're stuck in the dark-side, they must experience it all in shadows.
You have a radio, right? And when you turn the knob, the station changes. All those programs, every one of them, is in the air around you. But when you dial the radio, you're selecting just one from among all those thousands of signals.
And when you wake up in the morning, your dial can be set wherever you want it. Happy; sad; eager; dreading; energetic.
So is your mental dial stuck on station K-R-A-P or K-O-O-L? On W-O-R-M or W-A-R-M?
If you're not quite satisfied with the daily programming you're receiving, it's not that hard to change it.
No kidding... it's not. But you do have to do it yourself. Nobody -- I mean nobody -- is going to come in and reset your dial for you.
Now, you've read enough pos-think books and listened to enough tapes, you have a pretty good idea how this works. Let's stop kidding ourselves. You do know WHAT to do. But you haven't had much success with it. But there's one thing in all those techniques you're NOT doing.
When you do your exercises for a while, whatever it is you select during your journey, you get up afterwards and go about your day looking for signs that it's working.
And when you don't immediately see those signs, you start wondering why it's not working.
BBZZZZZZT! Wrong move.
Instead, you're supposed to be thinking how thankful you are that it IS WORKING, even though you don't see anything yet. You fill your mind with strong thoughts about what you want the end result to be like, and soon you will see..
Now isn't that simple?
Once you start seeing them for yourself, it sure will make a difference in the way you wake up every morning.
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Monday, January 8, 2018
Think back to the beginning of 2017. Like most, you started the new year with many goals. What goals did you set? Maybe 2017 was the year you were going to lose weight, get a better job, make more money, meet someone or quit smoking.
How did it go?
2017 has come to an end. How many of those goals did you accomplish? It's ok to admit that you did not accomplish what you thought you would or even worse, what you knew you could have.
Recognizing last years failure is the first step toward creating positive changes.
New Year after New Year you reflected on the past and promised yourself that this New Year would be different. You had goals and you made resolutions that you would accomplish what you failed to accomplish in the past, and yet you repeated the same behavior and did not accomplish your goals.
Albert Einstein said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results" Why do you expect changes if you keep setting goals the same way? Are you really expecting to accomplish them? You need to take a different approach. Unless you are willing to change your approach you will be ending 2018 the same way you have ended 2017 and, once again, nothing will have changed.
Though setting and achieving a goal does not require the start of a new year, it does have a psychological effect. You feel like you are given the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. The reason you want to wipe the slate is because of what you did not achieve. Individuals who achieve their goals dont want to start fresh; they want to remember and continue to build upon their past success.
As successful individuals achieve their goals, they are constantly setting new goals and forward momentum is maintained, producing endless results. You do not need a new year to get into action. What you need is to be resolved to produce results in your life. That is what making a resolution means, to be resolved to change behavior.
In the past you did not achieve your goals because you wanted to get the results without changing your behavior and following the steps to success.
This New Year, let's start forward motion by achieving goals continually. Here are the action steps to achieve your goals and produce success in your life:
1)Start out small. Don't think about huge sweeping changes that you want. Pick small goals that you can achieve in the next 30-60days. That is why you should try the "Couch Potato 21-Day Walking Challenge". Its not only small, but its simple, and by finishing, it can give you a sense of accomplishment, and motivate you to do more.
2)Become resolved and committed to your goals by writing them down and signing your name to them.
3)Read your goals out loud every day and ask yourself what behavior and actions are needed today to achieve them. In the past you made goals and got busy and those goals were quickly forgotten. Remind yourself daily.
4)Take the action you decided on that day. Every inch you move forward gets you closer to your goal.
5)At the end of your day, read your goal again out loud and ask yourself if you did everything you could to achieve it. Make necessary adjustments on your actions the next day when reading your goals again.
6)Achieve your goals within 30-60 days.
7)After achieving your goals, immediately make new 30-60 day goals and repeat the process.
Follow these seven steps to success and at the end of 2018 you will be celebrating a successful pattern of behavior that will bring you endless results for years to come.
Prior to beginning any physical fitness activities, individuals must consult a physician for proper diagnosis and/or treatment.This article is intended to be used for informational purposes only, and is not a guarantee that you will be successful following this routine. Results vary by each individual, depending on their effort, and following a strict low calorie diet, throughout the 21-days