My friend Joy and I play a little game we call things we know–and things we don’t know. Friends for 40 years, we both know the more we learn, the less we know, but despite that, somethings are very clear. This morning, I share with you the things I know for sure…at least as they relate to health, fitness and peace….
–The more you read, think and focus on negative, the less you will have and the worse you will feel. Obviously, the antidote is to focus on the good and the positive and that’s what you will have! Additionally, practicing gratitude for just a minute or so a day, will always make your more grateful! Trust me on this one and if you aren’t already doing this, start today!!!
–Working in the garden and composting, gives recycle and reuse all new meaning. This past week I used my finished compost for a layer of my new garden soil and used the worms I found in that compost to put in a new batch of compost along with the fallen leaves from my mango tree. It felt so good to do all that work and not put ANYTHING in the garbage!
–Mangoes are always best just as they fall off the tree.
–Writing down what you eat each day will definitely help you stay honest about your weight loss goals and help you stay in your calorie zone…because
–CALORIES DEFINITELY COUNT
–Exercise and meditation often work as well (or better) as any medication, with no bad side effects. On that same topic, all medications have some side effects.
–The very things we need the most to improve our physical, mental and emotional health and wellness are the very things that we most resist. Stepping out of our comfort zone is never easy but usually has incredibly beneficial results.
–Setting REALISTIC goals makes goals come true. Of course this requires the discipline to see your goals through. My new goal is to belly laugh more. Thanks, Rose, for reminding me of the importance of this for all of us!!!
–Cross-training not only makes us stronger than doing the same thing over and over again, but also prevents over-use injuries! A win-win.
–If you build it, they will come. This line, from the movie Field of Dreams, echoes true in our weekly Thursday Night Vegan Feast, still going strong after several years! It has echoed true in most of my classes. I remember when I started teaching Pilates and a lot of people just didn’t get it. It took a while but class is always full, now! It echoes true in this very blog–I have never wanted to automatically appear in anyone’s mail or push this blog on ANYONE. I don’t market it, I just put it out there for those that might be interested in a little more peaceandfitness. Slowly, like a snail, readership has grown. While I have NO vested interest in anything more than sharing information, it’s nice to see more and more people tuning in. Thank you! Patience matters.
–If you wash your car, it will rain 🙂
–BALANCE is paramount to a happy, healthy life. I have often struggled with this one, but life is a journey and I realize more and more every day how important BALANCE is.
So on that note, I am off the computer and on to MOVING. I know, for sure, that Blaze’s daily walk is what he lives for, but it’s just as good for me, as him…for more reasons than one could imagine. Walking, besides the obvious, also gives us an entirely different perspective of our surroundings. We can smell, see and hear things that we never could from inside our cars. Walking is and has always been one of the best things we can do for ourselves.
Have a fabulous VFT. Try a meatless meal. I forgot to mention in yesterday’s blog that the 70 something year old woman who survived the 2 brain aneurysms, happens to be a vegan since the 1970s! The doctors seemed to feel her lifestyle had major impact in why she survived these aneurysms while most don’t. She had NO idea I lean so heavily into a plant-based diet, when she mentioned this to me, but needless to say, I found it very interesting. While a plant-based diet might night be right for you, I am certain that adding more vegetables into your life can NEVER be a bad thing. For you, for the animals and for the environment.
There are so, so, so many things I DON’T know but would love to learn. To that end, I hope you will share some of the things YOU know!