Saturday, August 27, 2011

Enough is enough

Every thing must come to end. Eventually. I.can' I hope everyone knows "this" only refers to some specific issues and not anything overly global or dramatic!!

In spite of this, I am still loving yoga (but not doing it as much as I would like to ideally) and cardio training. I bought some excercise/lifestyle/diet books, but need to actually read/open more than one of them. The cool thing is that this activity does a few things:
1. makes cigarette smoking more disgusting and repulsive to me (that's just me...not judging...just saying).
2. keeps me distracted and busy and my head is not obsessed with current events.
3.oh, my....could I possibly look better and lose a little weight in the process?!! Who knew!
4. provides me a bit of future insurance on my general health status

It's enough to make me feel a little bit better about everything else.
I am looking forward to checking out an Ashram next weekend in Boulder with a friend of mine. It's a lot closer than India and I think the bugs are smaller. Yoga, meditation and vegetarian lunch (okay, what veggies???...arghh...)...

I will check in soon!
Have a great week!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day by day....doing it right

So here I am, a few days (or months) after my last day of smoking (May 10, 2011) and I absolutely am glad I don't smoke. I can't lie. There are some days that I totally feel like smoking. You know, the days where I know that first few seconds of relaxation are going to feel good and I may even curb my appetite by a few bites. It's funny, but this is the exact reason why I just can't bring my self to start again. A few seconds? This relief is so momentary, it's certainly Big Tobacco's big joke on us! Seriously, I know that I have been consuming more food since this most recent quit date, but I am working on changing those food choices as well. I have bought some new books (I had to satisfy the need to buy something, right?!) on healthy eating/lifestyle choices that are making these changes so much easier.

I think the take home message is that my life is new, refreshed with bright novel opportunities (intense meditation, yoga, eating right, new healthy people in my life) that I am done giving my power to the behaviors and people that drain me in every way . My emotional budget is dwindling; I only have room in my day for people I can detach from and still love at the same exact same time or people that add to my life and I can effectively add to theirs.

This almost makes me want to go buy something. Kidding. Kind of. Stay tuned. I am about to go and work out....30 minutes. See you soon!