Forget the all or nothing mentality with eating or exercise

So many times I’d beat myself up because I didn’t do all 57 things (exaggeration) I’d planned to do perfectly and because I didn’t I’d also give in to temptation or give up because I wasn’t perfect.  Does that sound familiar? Sometimes people are hesitant to try a new program for exercise or a improving their eating because they can’t be perfect.

How about you dip your feet in and take some steps in the right direction? Have more fruits or veggies in your meals, have a meatless day once a week, take a walk, do 10 minutes of the exercise video, think twice before eating that 2nd cookie…you name it.  Small steps count too! Changes to eating or exercise plans aren’t always easy.

Take the steps you can handle now and build on them.  Once you’re comfortable try the next step.  When I started following a plant-based, whole foods diet based on the advise in Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman I still added some salt, still drank coffee with skim milk and artificial sweetener (gasp!) and still used commercial dressings.  Those things made the difference for me and I was able to follow everything else he advised.  Once I was ready I took steps to eliminate the skim milk then a while later the salt etc etc.

I’m far from perfect but those steps helped me with the overall huge improvements I made into my life.  I still slip, I still crash and burn but overall it’s the big picture that I see.  I’ve had ups and downs but overall this is working and I’m glad I took the plunge.

How about you? Are you ready to dip your foot in or do you want to take the plunge?

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She Let Go

I love this…Letting go of old stuff allows the new stuff to flow into your life

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and as you read it think of all the things you need to let go and just do it!

She Let Go

by Rev. Safire Rose~Agape Int’l Spiritual Center

She let go.

Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of fear. She let go of judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go.

She didn’t search the scriptures.

She just let go.

She let go of all the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right. She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it.

She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horopscope.

She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t utter one word.

She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing.

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good. It wasn’t bad.

It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her.

And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

Every time I read this it reminds me of my skydiving experience…talk about letting go in a big way!

Every time I read this it reminds me of my skydiving experience…talk about letting go in a big way!

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Looking Back – My Two Month T-Tapp Workout Success

I love looking back and came across this chart of my progress after doing T-Tapp for only two months.  It was a new exercise program for me and I fell in love with it after seeing these results.

1st month results 2nd month results Overall Difference
Bust -3.75 -0.50 -4.25
Waist -2.50 -1.00 -3.50
Upper Abs -1.50 0.50 -1.00
Abs -3.25 -1.50 -4.75
Hips -0.75 -1.00 -1.75
Upper R Thigh -0.63 -1.00 -1.63
Upper L Thigh -1.25 -0.75 -2.00
Lower R Thigh -0.75 0.50 -0.25
Lower L Thigh -0.25 -0.50 -0.75
R Calf -0.25 -0.50 -0.75
L Calf -0.40 -0.60 -1.00
R Arm -1.25 -1.00 -2.25
L Arm -0.75 -0.75 -1.50
Total loss -17.28 -8.10 -25.38
Weight -4.00 -7.50 -11.50
Body Fat -3.00% -1.00% -4%

With results like these imagine what you can accomplish too!  What are you waiting for?

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