Learning. I’m in this, come with me
I have a lot to post today. I will be all over the place because I am typing on a phone. I will try to keep it orderly. 🙂
Ok. For starters- It’s day six for me, and I’m still going strong. No wavering. I am looking forward to tomorrow which is weigh day.
This morning I listened to my inside out weight loss program Number nine. It is entitled “continuous improvement”. In it Renée talks about the concept or philosophy of kaizen. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but look for it and give it a listen, it is really good stuff.
This is now my home page on my phone. Credit to: http://iamkaizen.com/
Another link I have in my reader :
Next: had a delicious nutriblast today to make up for the yucky one yesterday. I rushed out the door and didn’t get a picture, but the ingredients were- Avocado, spinach, watercress, ginger, half of a pear, half cup of mixed berries frozen, flax seed, and a banana.
I found a new snack that I am totally in love with. It’s an acquired taste, but for all its goodness, I can deal with it. It’s brown sugar and sea salt seaweed. This is my new candy!!!!! Yes!
See below. I’m on 1% and not going to get up to charge the phone as I’m icing my knees!
Work was good today, I drive for a living and get the chance to daydream and think a lot. Today I started thinking about the question that Dr. Phil made popular a while ago, and that is- “How is it working for you?” I began thinking about why being overweight or how being overweight is working for me. And without getting too deep into my psyche, I realized that I am just not happy. I have very little things around me that make me happy, and I don’t know if it’s an excuse or if it’s the truth, but I’ve always said I like food, and food makes me happy.
Today I decided to change that. I also decided to use the philosophy of kaizen to my advantage. Here is where some serious journal work comes in to play. Do you keep a journal?
Tonight after I worked out, to Kukuwa again, I decided to get on Netflix and see if there were any documentaries that were interesting. I found two. The first one is simply called “Happy”, and the second one is a National Geographic study called “Stress: Portrait of a killer”. Both were very good. I will incorporate these into my new journey.
This evening before coming home, I stopped by the use sporting-goods shop, and pleasantly found out that the used weights were $.25 a pound on sale instead of $.60 a pound! So that was a good thing. I bought my tot two 1 pound dumbbells coated in pink plastic, I bought oh 16 more pounds of weight for myself and dumbbells with quick release springs or whatever you call them.
One last link. Whether it’s true or false, I’ve seen this video a few times, and I am inspired by it. Bottom line, never give up.
Finally, Count your blessings – life is really not that hard. Try to de-stress, laugh a little, have compassion, try to be happy. Things really aren’t that bad. They could always be soooo much worse.
Got to go. It’s going to be a late night, the tot took a late nap from 6 PM until midnight!