Posted in attitude, coaching, commitment, diet, Education, emotions, encouragement, exercise, goals, health, illness, inspiration, life, mental and physical health, observations, sickness, support, well-being, tagged accountability, commitment, exercise, exercise class, goals, health, lifestyle, new year's resolutions, personal trainer, physical fitness, physical fitness coach, well-being, work out routine on January 28, 2011|
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Ok, We are almost to the end of January 2011. Many people went through the motions of making a New Year’s resolution to get more physically fit. There are those individuals who decide to put themselves on a diet. This may or may not work for you. There are those who are educated enough to understand that the true way to physical fitness is by making a commitment to exercise on a regular basis, in combination with eating the right foods. The hardest part of that commitment, I think, is finding a way to keep yourself accountable.
One way of doing this is by making an announcement to your friends and family. But, really, who doesn’t get discouraged by having people watch over their shoulders every minute of the day? Still, having some way of being accountable is needed; otherwise human nature takes over and before you know it…weeks have gone by without any lifestyle changes to your level of exercise and physical fitness. So what is a person to do who wants to become healthier but has trouble staying focused? To read the rest of this post: Write Where You Are
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Posted in attitude, baby boomers, Business, celebrity, children, commitment, culture, death, Education, elderly, emotions, encouragement, exercise, family, goals, health, help, Impact, inspiration, legacy, life, mental and physical health, mother, news, observations, Remembering, well-being, wife, tagged baby boomers, celebrity trainer, childhood, exercise, Fearless 45, fitness, health, inspiration, interval training, Jack LaLanne, lifestyle, physical fitness goals, well-being, working out, writing about remembering on January 25, 2011|
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It is sort of a sad day in my heart today as I learned that Jack LaLanne, fitness guru of my baby boomer childhood has passed away from complications from a recent bout with pneumonia. Mr. LaLanne was 96 years old. I remember him from the early days of my childhood; watching him on television encouraging housewives to get up and get moving. My mother had us kids right along side of her working out. This was a new idea for women to work out in a regular way.
The impact of that was the beginning of the fitness niche that you see today. Exercise was not just a gimmick for Jack, like you see so many businesses pushing today; just to make money. It wasn’t a fad for him, it was a way of life, each and every day. Jack LaLanne I remember you and your wife Elaine’s career; and, I remember how you inspired a nation to get fit by setting an example with your words, your actions and your life. If you would like to continue reading click here: Write Where You Are
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Posted in attitude, comfort, communication, compassion, depression, domestic violence, emotions, encouragement, family, Fear, friendship, Frustration, Heart, help, hopes, Impact, inspiration, life, loneliness, loss, love, mental and physical health, news, observations, of connections, Opportunities, pain and misery, relationships, tagged attention, attitude, caring, comfort, communication, compassion, emotion, help, hurting, love, mental health, news, pain, relationships, reports, sensitivity, stress, struggles, Time, well-being, world on March 7, 2009|
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Have you ever talked with someone, in person or on the phone, and FELT the pain that they were going through? Staying connected to those around us demands an attitude of awareness and compassion. Having a relationship with others, that goes beyond the surface, requires time, attention, and sensitivity. Are you able to feel someone else’s pain?
Communicating comfort, love and caring towards others is easy. All you have to do is reach out to them, for them to feel that love and caring. Will they talk about their pain; it depends on whether they are ready or not. Some people internalize what they are going through…they can’t share it until they have processed what they are struggling with. Others unload their challenges at the drop of a hat.
The key to staying connected and being helpful to another person; is knowing that person well enough to know how they handle painful situations. If they need someone to talk to when dealing with difficulties, try to be there for them. If they need time to process what they are going through…make sure they know they can call on you when they are ready to talk it out.
Lately, it seems like there are too many news reports of people who have broken under stress or pain and have become desperate…hurting themselves or someone else that they professed to love. It doesn’t have to be that way. If everyone tried to be more aware of those around them…this world would be a better place. Do you know someone who is hurting; or, is it you who is going through a hard time?
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Posted in attitude, emotions, Frustration, giving, Impact, service, spiritual, stress, well-being, tagged blessings, discouragement, emotions, giving, limitations, needs, physical, purpose, spiritual, vision, weariness, well-being on December 14, 2008|
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When you have given your all and feel like you have nothing left to give…that is a great time to do a little Rest & Renewal. Stop, don’t make any decisions; or, take any actions when you are feeling burned out and overburdened. Stop, take a few deep breaths and re-evaluate the situation when you are feeling more refreshed. Rest, eat healthy, drink water; ponder the blessings in your life and be thankful for them.
Don’t allow yourself to dwell on the negatives. It is too easy to feel discouragement or weariness in that frame of mind. When your vision is clear you will be in a better position to see things as they really are…assessing both the positive and the negative; allowing you to act accordingly.
Emotions and physical limitations can blind you to your actual situation. Give it a little time and remember to recharge your batteries. No one says that you have to do all and be all things to everyone around you. It is a wise person who takes the time to make sure that their own physical, spirtual, and emotional needs are met…then, and only then, can you continue to pour yourself out, or give to others in a real purposeful way.
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