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I was feeling old until …

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What are you going to do today?

Next ten years or last ten years?

My husband showed me this quote by Gary Vaynerchuk and thought it worth sharing.

Quoted from Gary Vaynerchuk

Quoted from Gary Vaynerchuk

Sure challenges me to look in my heart and dust off a few dreams. Not sure where it will lead, but hopefully to living my life more passionately. How about you?

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Great Expectations

My desire of becoming healthier through diet (not starving myself or following fad diets) and exercise can bring undue expectations for results. As I’ve aged I realize I cannot do what I did when I was twenty, at least not right now, but there are things I can do at fifty-something (sigh). My three week powerhouse workouts that dropped weight and re-shaped things all while not changing a thing with my diet just don’t work anymore — age does seem to have messed with my metabolism. Talk about wanting to turn back time — now I have Cher singing in my head — and with her money I could surgically turn back time too!

Back to expectations … I’ve started down this healthy road many times over the last few years but got stuck when things didn’t change after putting in a good four to six week effort. I hope that will change for me because of what I read today in the February 2013 issue of Real Simple:

“It takes six months to get into shape and two weeks to get out of shape. Once you know this you can stop being angry about other things in life and only be angry about this.” Rita Rudner, Naked Beneath my Clothes “THE WORKOUT WHISPERER”

Hum, I think someone needs to reevaluate her expectations. Everyday I need to serve myself up a huge portion of consistency and patience! I may need to be reminded of this next week, but I’m hoping this message sticks to become my great expectation that will result in lifelong changes.

What about you? Ever wish you could turn back time and get a do-over?

Resolutions … yada yada yada

Oh my! 2013 is here and my list of resolutions is still in draft form. One item that is the typical suspect on a New Year’s resolution list is exercise. The older I get the more I understand the importance of regular exercise. I’m not talking about becoming Ernestine Shepherd, even though I find her story quite motivating, I’m talking about being functionally fit. I’m still working on what that looks like both in exercise and eating healthy. I want to create a realistic plan that will work for me.

In the mean time, I found this list of exercises we’d be better off leaving behind in 2013.

– Jumping on the bandwagon.

– Beating your head against the wall.

– Beating your own drum.

– Dragging your heels.

– Jumping to conclusions.

– Grasping at straws.

– Fishing for compliments.

– Throwing your weight around.

– Passing the buck.

-Repeating excuses.

Seriously. To me, healthy living is at the center of the target for 2013. I don’t think the rest of my resolutions will be successful without it. I’m not standing still while I figure out what will work best for me. I’m working on doing something that points to my healthy living goal everyday. What plans do you have for 2013?

Winners to the Giveaway!

I used the random number generator and the winners to the Essentia giveaway are:

1. Trobairtitz
2. Caroline
3. Denice
4. Happygrape2

Congratulations ladies! I’ll be sending the one ounce jar of Essentia out this week!

Giveaway!

Woot-woot! I was thinking I’d like to do a giveaway, but didn’t know what it would be. Then a friend gave me a new product to try, Essentia an all natural ingredient face, hand, and body cream and BINGO this was it! I had to share this product because I like supporting companies that consider the social impact of their product. And this one does!

Essentia contains essential oils, moisturizers and vitamins, blended with natural Moroccan Argan Oil. Argan Oil is just beginning to hit the United States cosmetic world. Its moisturizing and nourishing benefits for skin are many and at my age I’m needing all the help I can get. Seeds of Innovation Technologies, exclusively carries this product and is very reasonable priced at $7 for 1 ounce jar. (FYI Sephora carries Josie Maran Argan Oil 0.5 ounce for $14.)

Back to the giveaway. I have four 1 ounce jars of Essentia to giveaway! To enter leave me a comment and share what you use for face moisturizer, don’t forget to add your email address! I will pick four winners on Sunday using a random number generator and post the winners names. One entry per person. Limited to Continental United States AND Canada (unless you want to pay postage).

Essentia with Argan Oil

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share this great product.