Friday, October 21, 2011

THE ONE who really knows if your throwing a bunch of Baloney!

Quick blog this morning:

We are so great at giving advise, right? We're so SMART!

  It's easy to step back and evaluate someone else's situation.  Why, because we can logically and non emotionally (most of the time) see the bigger picture.

Do we give ourselves Great Advise?  really.... So what's the Struggle?

 ....  Take it to the MAN.  He can give GREAT advise and directions and dispense the power we all need to "Take advise and LIVE IT!"!

Who's the MAN?

The One who knows you since you were conceived 
          in your mothers womb (unless you were hatched!).  

The One who knows where you've been, what you've been through

The One who knows every bump, bruise and heartache 
        you have experienced in your life.

The One who knows what lies you tell yourself every day.

The One who knows what is your heart desires.

The One desires to not only hold your hand but carry you through the darkest of times.

The One who desires to lead you to a place of Peace, Joy and Love.

THE ONE  is The Lord Jesus Christ!   Seriously, why do we ignore the ONE who Died for us.  We we're born into Sin (not our fault).  But it is our choice to live in that Sin.

HE is the ONE that can give GREAT advise and directions to US.

No appointment needed.  Just Start a Conversation and Read HIS ADVISE (The Bible) Today.

So when you find yourself struggling, 

mad at yourself for what you didn't do, should have done... making excuses for yourself.... 
when you need Real Advise! 

go to the ONE who can give you ADVISE ....
"the real truth" 
and let healing and  forgiveness begin

Luke 12:5-8

New International Version (NIV)
5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
   8 “I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.

Good Morning and Salute to your Health and Wellness

(Health and Wellness is completely dependent on your choice(s)  today. Your Health and Wellness is also a Gift..... think about it, cuz I am)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stretch YOURSELF - Just DO IT

Stretch yourself   W  H  Y?

The primary purpose of stretching is to make the muscles longer to provide a greater range of motion at the joint, or joints, over which the muscle crosses. Stretching can, in fact, has the opposite effect of warming-up, by promoting relaxation instead of increased activity. The Purpose of Stretching Web Link

Think of that! The benefit of Stretching is RELAXATION!

Like when your neck and shoulders are tense almost to the point they hurt.  You  shrug your shoulders and rotate you head from side to side.... may be stretch your arms over your head... all in attempts to loosen and relax the tense muscles.

You have to STRETCH Muscles to RELAX  Muscles

Let's get down to it.  


I just explained why PHYSICALLY we need to Stretch !!!  Apply this to your SPIRITUAL BEING.   Oh, That's right.... we would never on our own attempt to "stretch our Spiritual being", No need.   

God made the provision that our DAILY LIFE attempts to Stretch us spiritually.

We face challenges and stressors with our health,  with Family, Friends, Work, Finances  and Life in General....

"NO, I won't get out of BED..... I'm not ready to face the DAY "
what your really saying is "I CAN'T FACE LIFE"
Instead of stretching ourselves Spiritually, by lifting high our thoughts towards heaven and stretching our being to reach out for our Creator, we shrivel up in a corner, retracted and Afraid. 

So why all the resistance to "stretching" ourselves spiritually?  
why do we do that when, IT is GOOD FOR US!  

It will Strengthen our spiritual walk, 

 Through stretching spiritually our hearts will less likely be "broken" and well less likely be " emotionally fragile" because we are more flexible and strong.

 when Life's insults, drama and heartache's come our way 
(whether we attempt to doge it.... it's mostly smacks us in the face on a daily basis). 

MENTALLY stretching our selves?  THAT my dear friend is something we attempt to avoid!
We turn on the BOOB TUBE and use the "excuse"  I just want to relax and take my mind off things.  Really?   Do you know your mind is still engaged and working while watching TV?
The difference is that you've given your mind to be directed and influenced by whatever is on the TV.  Maybe, you choose stimulating shows, informative shows.... whatever.  But the Point is
how are you "STRETCHING" your mind .... challenging your thinking?  Ahhhh think about it, cause I am.
Could it be because you're NOT in SHAPE to HANDLE LIFE??????

Point of today's blog.... Stretching our bodies is  all about moving our muscles slightly beyond their comfort level.  Becoming more F L E X I B LE 

Stretching our self physically, MENTALLY, and SPIRITUALLY too! will make us more Flexible in life to handle what comes our way!

Optimal HEALTH and WELLNESS in our lives "demands" us to not resist   
STRETCHING ourselves  daily .....  




God Bless you today in your pursuit for Health and Wellness

"God is faithful, 
and he will not let you be tested (STRETCHED) 
beyond your strength 
but with your testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it" 
1 Corinthians 10:13


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I want it NOW or Jumping off the Train


You have purchase a  train ticket for the destination:

The "Land of Health and Wellness"!

You invest in work out clothes,  gym equipment or better yet, a gym membership.
As well as  Health and Diet books, expensive vitamins, ....etc etc etc

Your ready.... "tomorrow" you get on board to the "land of Health and Wellness".

Let's just say, YOU  DO get on board.  (that's a miracle in it self since most of us put off boarding that train for days, and days, and days.....)

 You're doing great 
(for the first few hours of this trip.... hahaha! Maybe even a few days ).  

Your excited, pump up at getting to your destination.

But wait.... you look out the window and see a landscape full of  See's Lollipop Trees, and Marshmallow clouds
Over stuffed lounge chairs by a stream... A BIG FAT TV in the Sky with your favorite Show... 

Your favorite Fast Food Restaurant! 

(whatever.... make up your own picture of what your weaknesses are) 

in your delirious "I need" 
"self gratification" 

Ouch!  You got the picture.

How difficult is it to get back on that train?

Especially since..... "hey stupid" you didn't jump off near the next train stop. And you wonder why it's so hard to get back on "the Track".

You got it!  
Our self serving, need for  instant gratification, 
never say no to yourself 
L I F E 

You see the "cookie, candy, ice cream" and or  You see the "Rest, no effort, relax... I deserve it attitude"

and after months of carefully choosing to "stay on the train" jump off just for a lousy,
not even that good  "moment of pleasure".

Ahhh....the price we pay for acting like Veruca 
( from Willy Wonka) 
 impulsive  behavior.
Wanting every thing N O W ! 

This blog was started and developed to discover W H Y  I  am reluctant to
"Get on the Train" and  Stay on the "TRAIN" . ("Train" of thought!)

It isn't any wonder why people who "exercise and diet" with others or in a group, or with a trainer/coach are more successful.  You NEED that support to keep you focused and engaged with GETTING TO YOUR DESTINATION.... staying on the Train.

That's it!  It just hit me (epiphany).


I AM my own support and coach and cheer leader
I CAN  do it when I decided I WILL do it.

Get it :  I "WILL" to do it.  It is my Will 

My "will" 
my MIND 

in sync with my SPIRIT 

in sync with my BODY.  
When it's out of sync
  we are "unhealthy"
Living in defeat
so.... Reverse that:
When it is in Sync
we are "Healthy"
Living in  "accomplishments"

So, when I jump off the Train (as I have this past week) I need to ask question and then seek the Answer.

WHAT is out of sync?   for me ..... If I eat a box of cookies 
(which I did and knew  it was not a healthy choice)

Why didn't I have the MIND to say NO? 

Why didn't I have the SPIRIT to say NO?

Why did my BODY (appetite) Say YES?

One of these Three is Not being feed/exercised/challenged/nurtured :

1. Body 
2. Mind 
3. Spirit

OR Two of the Three 

OR all three are being neglected

So, I have my ticket and I'm headed for the Train Station.  

I'm getting on board tomorrow morning: whooo hoo, TOOT TOOT!  BYE   the Whistle is blowing! 

I KNOW WHERE I WANT TO GO!  The land of Health and Wellness

I know that I have to fortify  
 my MIND and SPIRIT 
Which will direct my BODY (actions) 
to make the right choices tomorrow.

James 1:8
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.


Blogging HELPS me!  (I see the difference when I am not blogging)

It helps Because it Reinforces my thinking!  It's more than just  thoughts.

It's my thinking in Black and White (ok, I like color too).

It's me Thinking, Typing, Reading what I know I need and WANT to do. REINFORCING!

Tomorrow, I will wake up and FEED my Spirit 
(a plate full of thanksgiving and praise)
To my Creator and God
before I feed my face.  

Tomorrow, I will wake up and FEED my MIND 
(a plate full of the powerful words of God ... Bible) 
to Strength and Focus my thoughts.  
"my train of thoughts for the day".

Tomorrow, I will tell my BODY  what my Mind and Spirit wants it to do!

This will bring me into BALANCE and cause me to be in sync!  

So my actions match my thoughts, and my Spirit controls my Being and I will Stay on the  TRAIN!

Ciao and Salute! to Your Health and Wellness.