January 16, 2011
I just read this somewhere else. I think it had to do with budgeting or something, but as the author stated, it’s certainly a multipurpose issue.
When you commit to something — exercising more, eating better, saving money — it is challenging to stick with it. Whole forests have been felled in the name of books meant to help us stick to self-improvement promises.
Every time I want to procrastinate about something, I shall now say to myself, “You’re killing a tree.”
I’m not necessarily the biggest tree-hugger that ever lived, but guilt? Guilt, I can do.
November 15, 2010
Okay, so I’ve not been the most dedicated of people to my fitness regimen in the last … well okay – ever.
I have been keeping with some regular attempts in the last couple of weeks though, so go me. I haven’t gone nuts, hasn’t been daily or even every other day. I have, though, tried for a solid 80% of the time to pay better attention to the food and drink that I’ve been putting in my body, drinking more water, not eating as late (well, maybe I should say “as close to when I go to sleep”) – along those lines.
It also has to be noted though that I’ve also taken to sucking down nigh a bottle of wine per week for each of those weeks. Granted, it’s some great wine, but still – a bit out of my norm for alcohol consumption since, uh, freshman year of college?
So imagine my giggle today to see that I’d dropped 8 pounds in the last 2 weeks between doctor’s visits?
Apparently I need more wine, more chair dancing, less stress, good food, and more FUN in my life. Who knew? 🙂 It’s a small victory, but today, it felt bloody fantastic. Not only was a due a little victory, but it was an affirmation of just trying to be better to myself, to actually care for myself, and seeing that pay off.
Go me. 🙂
November 7, 2009
The connection that yoga gives you with your body is one that I find unique. Since I was never an athlete, it’s possible that as an athlete you become just as connected to your body, using it constantly to do what you do, and I just never experienced this. But with yoga, I certainly have.
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