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Don’t stop Groovin’(exercising) now, your health and happiness get a big boost from exercise. The brain produces endorphins when you groove. It is important to think of how you are going to continue to include physical activity into your day.  Motivation is key and is usually the hardest thing to come by.  This blog is designed to motivate you.

Every day is different which means that every day will present new obstacles to fitting in your workout and healthy eating.  The key is to make these IMPORTANT health habits a priority so that, no matter what comes up, you won’t let your health slide to the bottom of the priority list.

To stay motivated try these tricks:

Plan on ways to get past obstacles before they happen.   If you find you’re skipping exercise because of family responsibilities, plan a family walk or outing to get them involved too.

Workout in the morning.  You’ll have more energy throughout the day and you won’t have the excuse of skipping it because you’re tired or have to work late.

Workout with a friend.  When a friend is waiting for you, you’re less likely to back out!

List your goals and put them on the refrigerator.  When you think about skipping your workout, go back and read your list.  Remember why you’re doing this!

Keep track of your progress.  When you reach a goal – that will motivate you to keep going.

Plan your workouts the night before.  Wake up each day and ask yourself how you’ll make your day healthy.  Plan your workouts the night before and be prepared with a workout bag read to go so there are no excuses!

Reward yourself!  It’s important to pat yourself on the back for reaching your goals.  Get yourself a massage, a new pair of workout shoes or a night on the town every so often.



Exercising (Photo credit: NOAA’s National Ocean Service)

Extensive research shows that inactive lifestyles contribute to heart disease; high blood pressure; type 2 diabetes; colon cancer; stroke; osteoporosis; depression and anxiety; breast cancer; and falls among the elderly.  Physical inactivity is unhealthy and can be expensive.  Increasing your activity level is one of the best ways to improve your health and save you money.

If only I had exercise equipment at home.  If only I didn’t have so much work to do.  If only I had more time to groove (exercise). Some people are now calling exercise “grooving.”

We all have reasons for not being physically active.  But getting regular physical activity doesn’t need to be intimidating.  You can begin to see physical activity in a very different light: 10 minute segments, three times per day.

Instead of thinking of physical activity as something that requires special effort, notice the many opportunities to become more physically active all around you.  Washing windows, doing lawn work or taking the stairs instead of the elevator all qualify as physical activity.  So does playing catch with the kids, sweeping the sidewalks, dancing to a favorite song, or walking from the “worst” spot in the parking lot.

When it comes to physical activity, the small things in life do matter.  Instead of a 30-minute ride on a stationary bike at the gym, we can also meet our goal by carrying in the groceries, walking the dog, throwing a Frisbee, trying to double dutch jump rope, or even playing a little hop scotch.  Just remember there is no right or wrong way to Groove…just Groove 10 minutes 3 times a day.

Grooving can and should be fun- something we can do together as a Spirit team, family, and a community.

Why bother with such a challenge?  The CDC (Center for Disease Control) states that you can get the same cardiovascular benefit by “Groovin” 10 minutes 3 times a day that you would if you decided to “Groove” 30 minutes all at once. So remember there is not right or wrong way to “Groove”, just do what works best for your schedule… 10 minutes 3 times a day or 30 minutes all at once… just get Groovin’! 

If you’re ready to start Groovin’, but you’re not the treadmill type or you just can’t find the time, take a look around you.  Maybe the “bad parking spot” is actually a good parking spot after all!

Affirmations bring success

Brad Stanton —  September 24, 2013 — 4 Comments

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey (Photo credit: Wikip

 Jim Carrey said:
I’ve always believed in “magic.” [My note: There isn’t really anything magic about it, but when you study what it does for the subconscious mind, you see why it helps.] When I wasn’t doing anything in this town, I’d go up every night, sit on Mulholland Drive, look out at the city, stretch out my arms, and say, “Everybody wants to work with me. I’m a really good actor. I have all kinds of great movie offers.” I’d just repeat these things over and over, literally convincing myself that I had a couple of movies lined up. I’d drive down that hill, ready to take the world on, going, “Movie offers are out there for me, I just don’t hear them yet.” It was like total affirmations, antidotes to the stuff that stems from family background.

Those affirmations gave Jim the confidence he needed to accept the constant rejections that come to people in Hollywood. But there is something more to it than that. He calls it magic. Some people call it faith. Jesus said “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Some eastern religions and scientists who don’t believe in God say the same thing. Some call it the Law of Attraction.

You reap what you sow, if you think and speak about success long enough, you sow thoughts of success and later you begin to reap success. Charles Stanley says this works every time, but that it takes time to come about and you reap more than you sow.

The converse is true too. If you sow thoughts of worry and dread, bad feelings toward other people, bad things will come about. I find this is especially true in relationships. Bad attitudes toward other people soon becomes apparent in facial expressions or a certain coldness, or even unkind words. Most communication is nonverbal, scientists say.

Click to read the rest of the story–how Jack Canfield sold books using ideas you can use to sell anything   what he did to sell books
amazing power of Prayer

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English: Jing Ulrich and Warren Buffett.

English: Jing Ulrich and Warren Buffett. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a great idea for career success, and for getting anything done in less time, whether it is housework, yard work, manual labor or office work. The key is to have a good attitude about the work and get excited about it—to enjoy it, and you will find you work much faster. Not only that, usually you will do better quality work too.

I studied Chinese for several years in China. Week after week I memorized lists of Chinese words and their English definitions. It got really boring. Then I begin dating a Chinese girl who spoke very little English. Suddenly the lists of words became more interesting because I found words that I had wanted to use to express ideas to her, but couldn’t. I found that if I got excited about learning new words, I actually memorized up to four or five times faster!

It seemed hard to believe at first, that I could memorize that much faster. But then I began to think back about my time spent memorizing the lists. I might sit down and relax for awhile before starting the list. Then I was easily distracted. And to make matters worse, it was hard to keep my mind on the list because it seemed so boring. After I got excited about it, the words had special meaning, and were much easier to remember.

Dale Carnegie is famous for his public speaking classes. But he also wrote a book in which he talked about methods that various people used to enjoy their jobs more and work faster. Warren Buffet took Dale Carnegie classes not long after college, and it apparently didn’t hurt him any.

I write more about this in my book Ten Keys to Success. There is not enough time to write it all here, if you want to read more about it, buy my book. J