Fitness

For All Intents and Purposes

I know intentions, and goals “feel good,” and serve a function. However; I dare say, it is not complete.

It is important that you are clear on the following:  Your only access for impacting your life is action. The world does not care what you intend, how you feel or what you think. It certainly has no interest in what you want or don’t want.

Take a look at your life as it is LIVED. Then you will see the truth. This world we live in; and share, will only move for you when you act.

What are you doing today to make the world a better place?  What are you doing today to make your own life have value?  Do not aim to be successful.  Aim to add value. A goal without a plan is just a wish; but a plan without action is a waste of paper.

Pray. Plan. Act.

Don’t bother getting busy.  How about let’s be productive?  One does not equal the other.

You can tell the world what you think, feel and believe.  You can rally the troops behind your cause.  Just ask yourself … are you making a difference or are you making noise?

For all intents and purposes … let’s create a great day for ourselves.  Then do it again tomorrow, if we are blessed with such an opportunity to live another day.

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As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

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No Room In Boise

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Today we did something many RVers do regularly, we do it on occasion. We spent the night on a Walmart parking lot in Boise, ID. Now spending the night on a parking lot is not awful, but it can be noisy and bright. Many truck stops, casinos, and Walmarts allow overnight camping.

There are some guidelines to follow when spending the night in a parking lot.

  • If overnight camping instructions are not posted, ask permission to spend the night. There may be a city ordinance that prohibits spending the night on a parking lot. Also, there may be a specific area of the lot where you should park.
  • Don’t drag out the grill and folding chairs to set up camp. Remember you are in a parking lot not a park.
  • You are dry camping – boondoggling – no water or electricity, so save your batteries and water as…

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I Know You’re Mad at United but… (Thoughts from a Pilot Wife About Flight 3411)

Interesting post … read the whole thing.

The Pilot Wife Life

If there’s one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that there are always two sides to every story.

On April 9th, a very unfortunate incident played out on United Flight 3411, the video of which has since gone viral causing a mass social media uprising with an ‘off-with-their-heads’ mentality. I mean, across the board. Fire ’em all and let the gods sort it out later.

Look, I get it. When I first saw the video I was appalled too. To say that it was inflammatory would be putting it mildly. But it was also a situation that was escalated far beyond the boundaries of necessity.

If a federal law enforcement officer asks me to exit a plane, no matter how royally pissed off I am, I’m going to do it and then seek other means of legal reimbursement. True story.

Knowing what I know about airport security, I’m

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Longevity Woman?

On this day in history back in 1974 – a show called “Wonder Woman” debuted on television and I was about 5 years old. It was very popular. Even then, at that young age – I remember thinking that Wonder Woman was SO beautiful and I wanted to look just like her. I wanted to be WONDER WOMAN…and not just for Halloween. I remember my mother being shocked by her outfit. I guess in this day and age fewer mothers would be shocked. Ahhhh, the media hype sending such messages to young girls, even back then – to be perfect, to be beautiful, to show off your cleavage. I SO very much wanted to be her when I grew up.

 

Now some may argue that as a grown-up mother of four who runs a household of 7, works for myself and keeps up with way too much laundry … that I may indeed have achieved my Wonder Woman status … but alas, I do not look anything remotely like her, and I shall not be wearing any such costume, not even to the beach (maybe Halloween, yet I somehow doubt that).

 

 

Others may argue that I pose my Wonder Woman pose so much in photos that I am indeed secretly still longing to be her.  No, not really.  I just never know what to do with my arms. Truth be told, I still am slightly uncomfortable having my picture taken a lot; but I do it anyway.  Largely because people ask me to keep posting selfies and photos showing that I am maintaining the weight loss.  Also, so my kids will have tons of pics of their mom being active and doing stuff … not couch surfing.  Sometimes I think I’ll stop posting pictures so much on social media, for fear of appearing vain or attention seeking.  Then, without fail, some random person I never even knew was paying attention, will message me with an uplifting message and encourage me to carry on.  So I do.  Now if some people find me vain or attention seeking, that’s fine.  They can ‘un-follow’.  No biggie.  And you know what, that’s okay. I like me, as is. I am a work in progress of course – constantly learning and striving to be healthier.  If I manage to motivate someone, somewhere, to make better habits, get their kids active, enjoy nature, whatever … it’s worth a few nay-sayers or haters. Truly.

 

 

I wonder how many pictures I can find of me in my ‘Wonder Woman’ pose.  Just for kicks, or for your amusement, I’ll post a few here.  You have my permission to laugh at me or make fun of me.  Truly, my skin is thick.  These pics are in random order and some are current and some were during my weight loss journey.

 

 

I no longer have a desire to be wonder woman, I’m thinking I want to be longevity woman! Despite how I often pose in pics.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
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How Do You Like To Do It?

So I ran across this interesting post from a blog I love to follow (The Art of Manliness). No, I’m not a man, but his stuff is great, on point and universally applicable in most cases. He also has a lot of guest contributors.  I would love your opinions … weigh in … do you prefer group exercise or going it alone?  Hmmmm, or maybe just one on one with a buddy ? Do you believe in an accountability partner?  Do tell.

 

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This is a slideshow of various fitness pictures … me, my family, friends …

throughout the past couple of years, maybe 3 years or so.  I’ve lost track.  

It just shows a wide variety of activities I have done, alone and/or with people.

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yogaoutfitAs for me, my personal favorite is exercising (or just fun fitness) with my family.  My family fitness regime definitely includes my kids.  Just check out the slideshow above to see some examples.  That is not always possible, of course.  I love group exercise classes too.  I especially Body Pump and sometimes Yoga.  I would love to have a buddy or accountability partner, but I fear I do not really have one of those at the present moment.  Presently accepting applications for such, tee hee.
I will say; however, I do not mind exercising alone, at all.  Sometimes it can even be quite therapeutic.  I know a lady, in one of my fitness groups (and she’s a friend) – who does what she calls ‘angry running’.  She is going through a divorce, and when she gets irritated or frustrated, she uses that to push her and power her on the pavement or the dreadmill.  She calls the treadmill Satan’s Sidewalk which I find hilarious.
Basically, I like variety.  I do not think I would do well if I only exercised alone, at home.  I need interaction. I need people.  Not everyone is wired that way though, and that is okay. The main thing is to figure out what works for YOU, and then … ya know … DO IT.  So let me hear from you.  I love to hear your thoughts.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
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