I want to apologize for not being on here much lately. Sometimes life gets you by surprise!!! I have had some family emergency I had to deal with and also injury to my foot. I have been walking off and on in the last two weeks but not as much as I used to. At this point it looks like I will have to have minor foot surgery, but not a 100% sure. I will update as soon as I can.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
"Enroll in this weight program and you'll lose 30 pounds in five days!" "Come to this free seminar and after spending one hundred dollars on books you'll be a millionaire!"
There is no quick fix, no panacea that will work for every person. Success rarely happens overnight or in five days. Even the Twelve Steps are only suggestions. Although proven to work, the details and decisions about how we apply those Steps in our lives are left to each one of us. And few things happen overnight, except the beginning of a new day. Listen to your mentors. Examine what's been tried and true, and has worked and helped countless others along their paths. The Twelve Steps are one of those approaches. But don't be taken in by false claims of overnight success and instant enlightenment along your path.
True change takes time and effort, especially when we're changing and tackling big issues. We can often get exactly the help we need at times from therapist, book, or seminar - the best things in life really are free and available to each one of us. The Twelve Steps, again, qualify in this area.
Discover what works for you.
Trust that you'll be guided along your path and receive exactly the help and guidance you need. Then give it time. There really isn't an easier, softer way. (Language of letting go)
I thought this was really appropriate for all the people who are trying to get better (fit). BTW, I really like my new gadget. No picture yet.
10783 steps, 6.47 miles, 644 cal, time: 1:28 08
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I got the New Balance wrist pedometer and heart rate touch watch last week but today was the first time I used it. It took me few days to actually sit down and read the instructions and set it up. lol. So, after I walked for little over half a mile I realised I didn't started my new toy. :) Anyway, today I walked for what I thought felt around 5 miles. I was so pleasantly surprised when I checked my new toy. I walked 7.12 miles. Now add another half a mile to that. I did great and I really didn't get that tired. I guess all this time when I walked I did it longer that I thought I did. Pretty cool if you ask me...
I am sorry I didn't update each day this last week, but I did walk all but two days. :)
I will try to post the picture of my new toy tomorrow.
11867 steps, 7.12 miles, 679 cal.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
We hear a lot about becoming whole. "Become a complete human being." Start on the pathway to becoming whole." "You won't find romantic love until you're complete." Frankly, these kinds of comments often confused me. But than I decided that wholeness relates directly to the process of detaching and letting go.
It is admirable to go after our dreams and know what we want to accomplish. But after we identify what it is we're after, we need to let it go. We need to know in our hearts and souls that we're okay whether we ever get what we're after or not. (As long as we try). Another friend described it this way. "It's the old Zen Buddhist thing," he said. "When you're one with yourself, life becomes magical. You can get whatever you want."
The most powerful and magical words we can say in the language of letting go are these: I am. Then we step it up one notch by learning to say, I am complete just as I am. (Language of Letting go)
So I only walked 4 miles this morning. Not as much as I wanted to, but it got hot outside and I thought I would just go again at night. Weeellll, instead of walking tonight, I am watching one of the movies I love, Ever After. BUT I love myself just as I am...