I’m sure some of you out there deal with the ugliness of weight fluctuation, myself included. It may be something simple as plain old laziness or it could be stress related. Hell, it could be a plethora of things! The reason for this subject is because it is exactly my enemy at the moment. I figure if I can get it together a few short months before the holidays, I can at least enjoy the feast when Thanksgiving arrives!
My cure for this craziness is to start slow. For example, if I find myself craving chocolate chip cookies ( which I do way to often ), and I give in….. I’ll eat 3 chocolate chip cookies instead of 4, then gradually take them out all together. That’s progress!
** Maybe its the whole bag of cookies, so only eat half the bag then eventually zero. LOL. No shame, no judgements. It’s life and it’s real!
I’m focusing on cutting back with the end goal be to “cut out” all the crap I put in. While I’m focusing on cutting back, I’m also kicking up my workouts by walking an extra mile or maybe adding an extra day at the gym. Bottom line for me, I cant go cold turkey. It’s a shock to my system and I’ll rebel. Haha. Slow and easy with forward progress keeps me motivated and positive for the end results.
I hope that helps some of you who struggle with the maintaining your weight!
*** Update on my mando playing…. I broke a string tuning my instrument! Ugh! The begining is always the toughest
“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.”author unknown
“Your body can do anything! It’s your brain you have to convince” author unknown
Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You.
As a retired performer for 25 years transitioning careers has been difficult. I truly enjoyed my career as an aerialist performer. I was fortunate enough to see the world, traveled many places and met people from all cultures. I learned a tremendous amount about life and people during my years traveling than I would in a school setting. The one thing I took away from being on the road is that no matter what ethnic background you are, we are all so similar. A smile is a smile in every language (happiness or contentment). Expressions of all emotions have the same meaning around the world. For this reason we are similar, and I somehow find that comforting.
I'm now in my 40's and reflect on my accomplishments as well as my failures up to date. Both are irrelevant to what I value most. I value people and relationships. I value my deity, it is the number one thing that keeps me stable. Being true to myself is a portion of my "food" in regards to my decision making. When I steer away from being my true self I am disappointed. Exercise, taking walks, and being still are another source of "food" in my life. I like to be still, listen and observe all things. I have been this type of person since a young child. Perhaps one of the reasons why I take an interest in Personality Psychology and my recent studies human behavior. I hold an Associates degree in Music/Theater/Dance from Dean College in MA. I quickly realized I wanted to perform, therefore my journey began immediately after graduating from Dean.
I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer.
I am curious, I am persistent and I am passionate. I'm on a mission to be a better person, to help those who want to help themselves, and to share my thoughts, opinions, experiences to anyone who gives a damn. All in hoping that what I have to offer will change lives as you learn to keep your priorities in order. And so I started prioritize you.