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Friday, February 18, 2011

Have you ever gone back and read some of your blogs? I did today and OMG...in all honesty, some didn't make sense, although at the time I wrote it...it made perfect sense to me. Some were partial repeats of other blogs I'd written..(why didn't someone tell me??), and some I'm embarrased to say, actually motivated me :)

Todays' blog is more for me but if it resonates with you...cool! If it sounds a little familiar, it should. It's a combination of a couple of past blogs written more than a year ago, edited with my present thoughts. With that being said...here goes.


Today I started putting more focus on consistency when it comes to exercise, instead of taking the lacksadasical approach of ... 'I'll do it when I can" . Although cardio is important, boredom makes it necessary to play mind games with myself. If there's such a thing as running into a "wall', where it takes super commitment to stay on track, I always seem to find it.

Some mind games are positive, like the ones I used... to stay on the treadmill for longer than 15 minutes. Others that involve eating, such as... 'I'm going to eat just one of those and stop',...or "I better have that last big meal now because I'm going to start my diet tomorrow." . Well we know where that usually ends and that's why I stopped with the insanity and started eating in moderation a while back.

For me, allowing foods that used to be off limits have become my way of keeping the weight off. Pizza, pasta and chinese food are totally in, without the guilt and the infamous "I've screwed up, may as well pig out now." Do I indulge every day?... course not. Common sense, healthy choices, FLEXIBILITY, a healthy attitude towards food and eating in moderation, keeps me balanced.

So what does it all mean? It means no more binging, no more food-mind games, no more cravings, no more sabotaging, no more guilt, no more denying, no more overeating, no more obsessing and no more 'bad' foods list. Bottom line..it means taking responsibility for what I put into my mouth (and enjoying it)....without the head trip.

Balance is key...find yours!

ps...mahalo nui loa to all who have welcomed me back to spark. the outpouring of love has been overwhelming to say the least. i am so blessed... me ke aloha pumehana!

peace out and within!

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