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Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 1 - The first step

"The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step." ~Confucius

Well, it's DAY 1 and even though I have a cold, I got myself out of bed and to the gym. Today, was upper body and I DID IT! 45 minutes of lifting, and it went by fast! I am eating correct portions and honesty it almost feels I'm required to eat MORE than I am use to! SERIOUSLY. The difference? Eating the right amount of GOOD food, leaves little if any room for even thinking about BAD, high or empty calorie foods. YAY, for this program. I feel good (except for this sinus thing I have).

I'm going to have a focus of each day, and today is:

Mindful eating. That means slowing down and really tasting the food. Chewing each bite mindfully and thankfully. Food tastes way better this way.

Bring it on!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A New Day!

Goals for the next 12 weeks:

1. Follow the BODY-FOR-LIFE 12-wk program
2. Get up everyday before 6.30 AM
3. Be in bed by 11 PM
4. Meditate for at least 10 minutes each day
5. Be grateful everyday and focus on successes

Outcomes I want:
1. Less stress
2. More self confidence and esteem
3. High energy levels
4. Toned health sexy body
5. Happiness and positivity


Today, Valentines Day 2010, I was sick! I stayed home from church and rested. Other than sleeping I got some much needed reading in (The Book of Mormon (in Afrikaans) Teach Yourself Meditation in 10 Simple Lessons (great ideas in there about stress release) and the entire 200 page BODY-FOR-LIFE manual by Bill Phillips.

I rarely get through a book in a few weeks let alone a day, but CHANGE has been knocking on my door for some time now and I finally opened the door more than just a crack. I'm actually figuratively out the door -its open so wide!

I decided even though I am not a huge Valentines-Day-Celebrator, I decided I am doing to give MYSELF - yes ME - some LOVE <3 and give myself the best gift I can: More energy, discipline, confidence, self-esteem, and health and happiness. I am going to stop hurting myself, lying to myself, beating myself up and BE GOOD TO MYSELF!

I am celebrating CHINESE NEW YEAR in style today by making some new goals (will be posted soon) for this year (after sickness and construction and moving got in the way of Jan 1st resolutions). NOTHING WILL STOP ME NOW!!!

Tomorrow, February 15th, 2010 will be the first step of this 84 day (12 week) journey that will be the beginning journey of the rest of my life. Now, you may be thinking~ Can she do it? Will she do it? The answer a resounding YES! I CAN and I WILL!

I'm going to post my progress every couple days on here and show you that CHANGE is possible.

I started this blog with a blog about CHANGE and now is time to fulfill that desire that is deep with in me (click here to read). I will draw on inner strength and pray that God will help me in my quest to reach. my potential because "When you gain control of your body, you gain control of your life" (page 1, BFL). I don't just believe that statement, I know it, because thats the answer I got a few weeks ago when I first realized that my life was out of control. Take control of one aspect of your life and others follow suit.

So, here I go...

The River Runs Through It

This is one of my FAVORITE clips from one of my favorite books/movies. The symbolism is rich and deep and the cinematography is stunning! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


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