Thursday, November 15, 2012

Seriously Gang... Seriously?


You know I love my country, the US of A but there is a problem with our beloved nation.  I'm not political by any means but we are poisoning ourselves.  I got a quick peek at a photo today from another I belong to and sought out this article.  Please read this!

If others are protesting this, why aren't we?

I'm just saying.  I love you all.
Be HappyBe Healthy!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

5th Place!

I just got an email from the Mercy Ministries 5K Family Fun Run and Walk.  The results, I know, I showed off like crazy but I have news!  I just got news that I- Oh, let me show you:

Age Group Race Report as of 10/27/2012 3:49:23 PM for Female 40 to 49 in division 5K
Place Bib # Name Start Finish Total Pace
1 902 Dorthy Stombaugh 09:08:18 09:37:59 00:29:41 9:35
2 296 Kim Knittig 09:08:18 09:46:17 00:37:59 12:15
3 295 Patty Griesenauer 09:08:18 09:47:39 00:39:21 12:42
4 255 Patty Lane 09:08:18 09:51:47 00:43:29 14:02
5 247 Alyssa Hunt 09:08:18 09:55:26 00:47:08 15:12

I scored 5th place for my age group!
Can you believe it?  Granted, that means there weren't many 40-49 year olds but still- I placed in the top Ten AND top Five!
Yay Team Alyssa!

Be HappyBe Healthy!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Patterns: Self-Fulfilling Prophesy

Here's a quick one for ya!

     Have you noticed that every day of our lives, we're recycling a pattern?  From the time we wake with the alarm to bedtime, we repeat ourselves.  If we work to stay positive then we more than likely have a positive day.  Things flow our way: we make every light before it turns yellow; we clock in with the perfect amount of time before we have to get busy at our jobs (except me, since I work at home).  We carry a smile that people around us appreciate and they reflect that smile right back at you.  Isn't that awesome?

     But when we get up and fall from the wrong side of the bed, it gets things rolling down Mount Fuji at a pace that makes everyone we meet fall right behind us.  Even when you come in contact with someone carrying a smile can become victim to your foul attitude.  And it carries on until you fall asleep that night.

     We have to be careful of this process.  We have to create a new pattern each day.  Now can that become repetitive?  Sure but it's the good kind, you know?  The thing is, each day you wake up in appreciation that you woke up, you are starting your day off with positivity.  You are creating a new You and your day.  You can roll through your day, knowing exactly what you want to achieve and actually accomplish it.
      Whether you're trying to squeeze in some exercise, cut out an item from your diet or add more vegetables in- you can do it!  I know you can.

     And in the immortal words of Forrest Gump: That's all I'm gonna say about that!

Be HappyBe Healthy!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Matching Your Outside With Who You Are On The Inside

Matching Your Outside With Who You Are On The Inside
     Have you ever opened your eyes from a good night's sleep and felt like a million bucks, only to gaze into the mirror and think, "Who the heck is that?"  have you ever felt like crap but as soon as you got on your feet, you knew you could defeat any obstacle that faced you?  It's crazy right?  How can we be two people in one shell?  Well, I don't know about you all but I have about thirty or forty different personas within this shell!  LOL  I kid, I kid.  But really, have you experienced this?
     Well, don't feel bad.  We all have.  I've done a bit of research on this and feel like I"m a professional.  I know that when you feel good in the mornings, the psychological reference to this feeling is: FEELING GOOD!  How about that?  And when you wake up and you feel like morning road kill, it's diagnosed as FEELING BAD.  See that, I've diagnosed us all!

     Here's the deal: Our feelings and our appearance do not always sync.  There are times, especially for us women, when we just can't match our outside with our inside!  No matter what we do, it's just not tangible, so we put on masks.  We pretend to be what we are not until the feeling hits us.  Problem is, it doesn't always happen.  We have to do our best to stay away from that state.

     When it comes to us being healthy and losing weight, we tend to wake with feelings of inadequacy, disappointment and despair because we can't get the control we desire.  We end up disliking and even hating ourselves.  Then we don't care and just do whatever we do, adding the pounds on, leading to more upset which puts more food in our mouths or stops the exercise that takes us to self-hatred.

     I can relate to these feelings.  I've been through many cycles of Karate Kid's Weight On- Weight Off to last a lifetime!  This can be prevented.  First we have to appreciate ourselves for who we really are.  I could be made at myself ro not losing much weight this past year but what would it get me?  Frustration, binge eating and no exercise.  Will I allow myself to go there?  Heck no!  Because I do like me, really I do.  I also have appreciation for who I am because I know I have drive and enough love to give my husband and children without excluding myself.  This can be done.

     Once I appreciate myself, then I want to make sure I remember that I matter.  How I feel must be addressed and catered to.  With this being done, I know I carry value and am more than just my weight.  I know that I am worth every bit of time and money that I spend on making myself a better woman.  I then place my value and appreciation into action.

     With action, I can accomplish anything.  I make goals for myself and if I fall short- I don't beat myself up.  I learn from the experience and devise a new plan.  One that will get me where I need to be through adjustments and positive attitude.  Is it easier said than done?


     It can be done and anyone can do it.  You just have to believe.  Remember my vlog on Paper Dolls?  (Youtube Week 10-  All you have to do is give yourself a goal and stick to it.  If you have problems sticking to it, devise a back-up plan!

     I am actually making a vlog on Back Up's tonight.  I'll hopefully have it uploaded with no Facebook issues.  I hope you all enjoy it and can empathize with me.  We're a team and I desire feedback and ideas as much as the next gal.  We don't have to feel alone in this.  We keep each other perked up and pushing forward because that's what we're supposed to do.

I'll see you tomorrow and remember to...

 Be HappyBe Healthy!