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Minty Motivation!

Posted by The Mint on April 15, 2011

04/13/2011 – 4445 steps
04/14/2011 – 5264 steps
 
Good morning, Mintdom!
 
Whoo hoo! I have a new pedoMINTer.  My little box is filling up with ex-pedoMINTers – it is difficult to find just the right one because I am fussy.  This one actually speaks to me so I do not have to keep looking; it also reminds me to be conscience of my steps and it keeps me motivated.  Anyway, I am happy to have one again – gotta love counting steps!

Right now, staying motivated is my biggest challenge.  Motivation is like keeping a campfire going; it needs tending to constantly or it goes out.  That is what happened to me – my fire went out and I lost my motivation. Having a pedoMINTer is the spark that ignites my fire; wearing it every day and writing Mintdom stokes my fire. The other thing that helps tend my fire is the support I receive from all of you, either in your notes to me with little nudges, or ones in person!  I SO appreciate each of you!

What are some of the things that keep you motivated?  I would love to hear your ideas!

AffirMINTion: I tend to my motivation.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire.”
 ~ Fred Shero ~

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says she agrees with Fred Shero … AND I LIKE IT

Life is Minty Fresh!
 

My Minty Motivation!

 

 

xoxo

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Health – Our GREATEST Wealth

Posted by The Mint on March 2, 2011

Good morning, Mintdom!

I got back from CA last Thursday at 5 am and I have been in bed (except for a trip to the dr.) since due to a virus.  Today will be my first day back at work.  I will tell you that I learned how important health is, and it has given me a new resolve to stay on my path. 

I learned a lot while I was away – both business wise and personal growth wise, and I will be sharing with you as I look over my notes and digest it all again. The one thing that really stands out to me is how grateful I am to be working for such a GREAT real estate company. 

Each year, at the end of the convention, there is an Inspirational Breakfast.  Our Vice Chair, Mo Anderson, heads this event. There are inspiring stories and speakers, and I love that, but one thing really struck me was something that Mo said.  She said that Keller Williams is striving to be the most honorable and ethical real estate company in the world.  I am so proud to be part of a company that strives to be honorable! 

Anyway, I want to share with you one of the speakers that was there. Rhema Marvanne is 8 years old and she lost her mother when she was 5, I believe.  Her mother was a songwriter and a singer and Rhema honors her mom through her own voice.  She just completed her second album.  Wait until you hear her.

 http://tinyurl.com/awesome8yrold

 AffirMINTion: I am grateful for my health

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

The greatest wealth is health.  ~Virgil

My mom agrees with Virgil… AND I LIKE IT! 

Ps. here is Rhema’s story in her words http://tinyurl.com/SingsforMom  

xoxo

Waiting for Mom to come home

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Getting Ready For…

Posted by The Mint on February 14, 2011

02/14/10 – 10 Minutes of Exercise (Dancing) – 7,243 Steps (found pedometer) whoo hoo!

Good morning Mintdom,

I have a busy week this week, both at work and at home.  I am heading to California on Friday to attend a convention. I am excited for a couple of reasons.  First, I get to spend 6 days with my sister, Nancy who is also going, and second, this is my first time at the Keller Williams Realty Family Reunion.  You know how it is when you are getting ready to leave town; there are a million-and-one things to do and a lot on my mind – hence the early posting this morning. I am a little nervous about all the walking, but I am wearing good shoes and bringing Motrin. LOL!

Jeepers – my mind is going in a hundred directions right now. I am excited for Friday, and it is ONLY Monday!  It is hard to focus so I am making lists of what I need to do a personal list, work list, and packing list.  I learned to make lists from my dad; he is the champion of lists.  I think that once I get it all down on paper, my mind will slow down.  I already feel better just writing this morning.  Maybe that is the cure to my insomnia – just get up and write.  LOL

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Here is a GREAT video if you need some motivation to get ready to do whatever it is that you need to do today. http://tinyurl.com/GettingReadyFor. What are you getting ready for in your life today? Are you prepared?

AffirMINTion: I have prepared for the day!

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says that even though she is awake, I can stay snuggled next to her, and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

 xoxo

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Making Right Choices Today!

Posted by The Mint on February 8, 2011

02/02/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise –Strength Training Legs + Arms + Chest Added (sort of) – H2O – 8 – 4,000 + Steps
02/01/11 – H2O – 8 Glasses – Strength Training Legs + Arms + Chest Added

Good morning, Mintdom!

I am a little behind the times, I know. I have been out of focus for a few days AND I lost my pedometer. I know it seems silly, but that pedometer seems to kick-start my day. I will get another one today after work. Jeepers!

The (sort of) behind the strength training above is because I did not complete the last exercise. I have been doing this exercise lying on a ball, and the last time I did it, Minty jumped on my chest and would not let me continue! LOL Last night I did it standing up. I know there are always solutions and no excuse for not doing them; it is simply my choice. I am now choosing to focus again. 

             “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” –Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

Today is a fresh new day, and I am excited to exercise, drink lots of water, eat healthy, track it all, and most of all, stay positive!

AffirMINTion: I choose to live a healthy lifestyle!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?*
tinyurl.com/WhatchaWaiting4

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My Mom says… getting some good sleep is part of a healthy lifestyle… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

*My mom also says…listen to the song above to encourage you to live healthy now

I love my beauty rest!

xoxo

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Attitude * ComMINTment * AND Trivia

Posted by The Mint on February 2, 2011

01/31/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Dancing – Strength Training Arms + Chest Added – H2O – 6 Glasses – 5,363 Steps
02/01/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Dancing – H2O – 8 Glasses – 3,423 Steps

Good morning, Mintdom,

I did not do my strength training yesterday; however, I made up for it this morning and did both arms and legs. The one extra thing that I need to comMINT to today is, to make a doctor appointMINT.  I am anxious to go and dreading it all at the same time. It is not for anything important; I just need to go for a physical.  I just do not like going at all. I know, I know, I need to change my attitude. I am working on it!

I am on a food kick right now.  I am working on eating healthy meals.  In order to eat healthy, I have to know what I am eating; therefore, I am looking at food labels. I also like to take do the Trivia Quiz on www.Sparkpeople.com .  Here is an interesting question.  Minty will have the answer for you below. 

Which of the following ingredients is a sign that a food product is made with 100% whole wheat?

1. Wheat flour
2. Multigrain
3. Unbleached wheat flour
4. Enriched wheat flour
5. Stone ground wheat flour
6. All of the above
7. None of the above

I actually got this question correct on the quiz.  How did you do?

AffirMINTion: I LOVE going to the doctor. I can hardly wait to make my appointment.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Minty Mini MoMINT

My mom says… the answer is number 1*, just like me, and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Proud that My Mom Knew the Answer!

 

xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

*EXPLANATION (from Spark People)
To make sure you are getting 100% whole wheat bread, look at the ingredients list—not the front of the package. “Whole wheat flour” or “100% whole wheat flour” should be the first ingredient and the only flour listed. Do not fall for deceitful terms such as “wheat flour,” “unbleached wheat flour,” “multigrain,” “enriched,” or “stone-ground wheat flour.” These are just sneaky ways of saying refined white flour.

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Intentional Happiness

Posted by The Mint on January 28, 2011

01/27/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Strength Training Legs – H2O – 8 Glasses – No Step Data – 20 minutes of shoveling driveway

Good morning Mintdom,

Yesterday, I asked the question, “Is happiness genetic?”  I told you that I would let you know my opinion, and here it is. I believe it is a combination of genetics, circumstances, self-awareness, and choice.  I think choice is the biggest factor.  Genetics and some circumstances are out of your control. I do think that no matter what happens in your life, it is more about how you handle your circumstances that contributes to your happiness. I am also intentional about surrounding myself with positive people; I read positive books; and I listen to positive music. 

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Herman Cain
 
Here is my happiness question for today:

Do you make time each day for complete silence?

Studies show that just 10 minutes of sitting and breathing each day will give you a happiness boost.  If you believe these studies, would you be more inclined to practice sitting quietly each day?

AffirMINTion: I enjoy my quiet time each morning.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… watching me, play makes her happy, and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!
xoxo
http://tinyurl.com/HappyMinty

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Are You Happy?

Posted by The Mint on January 27, 2011

01/24/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Strength Training Arms – H2O – 8 Glasses – 4,253 Steps
01/25/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Strength Training Legs – H2O – 8 Glasses – No Step Data
01/26/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Strength Training Arms – H2O – 6 Glasses – 5,365 – 10 Minutes of Shoveling

Good morning Mintdom,

I am living in a little frozen Mint world today.  Yesterday, we got about 5 or 6 inches of snow.  I worked from home most of the day, and today, I will do the same.  It was actually good for me as I got a lot accomplished, and I am looking forward to getting a lot more work done today. The only distraction I had was Minty.  The snow is good for Minty too as she loves playing and eating it; we are both happy!

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Openheim

I have been thinking about happiness lately and I have a couple of questions for you:

Do you consider yourself happy?

Do you think that happiness is genetic?

My mom says that she thinks that I was born happy. I rather think that it is a choice.  I search on Google for the answer and found several articles (just a few are listed below for your reading pleasure) on this topic.  Before I give you my opinion on this topic, I would love to hear what you think about the topic, and the two questions. Please feel free to share your thoughts here .  I am sure that you will have many interesting things to say.

AffirMINTion: I am a happy person

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… I am the happiest creature that she knows, and I LIKE it!

Life is Minty Fresh!
 

Happy Minty

xoxo

http://www.forbes.com/2004/09/23/cx_mh_0923happiness.html
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1721954,00.html
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-imprinted-brain/201005/happiness-ultimately-its-genetic
http://www.lifecho.com/happiness-genetics-circumstances-intentional-activity/

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Mints Just Wanna Have Fun!

Posted by The Mint on January 24, 2011

01/21/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – 10 10 10 Strength Training – H2O – 8 Glasses – 5,046 Steps
01/22/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Dancing – H2O – 8 Glasses – 4,442 Steps
01/23/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Dancing + 10 Minutes w/Minty on Floor– H2O – 8 Glasses – 4,652 Steps

Good morning Mintdom,

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie

Speaking of fun – this is a GREAT video.  www.tinyurl.com/funpianostairs . It is a shame that we cannot have more of these.  Exercise IS a lot easier to do if you have fun doing it.  I love to dance (cardio) and play with Minty on the floor.  What sorts of things do you do to make exercise fun? Feel free to share your answers on www.Mintdom.com – I am sure you all have some fun ideas!

AffirMINTion: Dancing is fun and I like doing it every day

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to. 

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says that she is succeeding with her exercise because I put the fun into it… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun xoxo

PS You know my mom had to give you this www.tinyurl.com/MintyFun
PSS AND you can have fun dancing to it! xoxo

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Take Time to Play! :)

Posted by The Mint on January 20, 2011

01/19/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise Strength Training (10-10-10) – H2O – 8 Glasses – Steps – 4,300 +

Good morning Mintdom,

I feel good about getting my steps up there, and I actually did better then what you see above, but somehow I have misplaced my pedoMINTer or it fell off and that was about what it said when I last looked!  I hope that it is at the office or in my car.  If not, I am off to buy yet another one!  LOL!  It really helps me to wear a pedometer, as I am much more aware of moving during the day.

I have to be extra good with food and water today as tonight is our office’s happy hour.  By good, I mean I am going to eat correctly, with protein, fiber and a lot of water.  I do not want to be hungry or thirsty when I go, which will help me not over, indulge!  I am looking forward to it though.  Our happy hours are fun because the people are so awesome! I think it is always good to take time out to play, although some in my family might think I like fun a little too much! 

“Have fun in your command. Do not always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you’ve earned it; spend time with your families.” – Colin Powel

AffirMINTion: I love putting fun in my day!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says that she has fun playing on the floor with me… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Minty Plays!

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Mints Rule!

Posted by The Mint on January 19, 2011

01/17/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Strength Training (10-10-10) – H2O – 8 Glasses – Steps – 4,432
01/18/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Cardio (Dancing) – H2O – 8 Glasses – Steps – 3,303

Good morning Mintdom!

My steps were low yesterday, because I worked from home due to ice on the roads.  I am sure that I could have brought my step count higher; however, I did not focus on it.  Today will be better.  I am still stiff from the little strength training exercise that I did on Monday – yikes – ten minutes, and I am sore.  My sister, Nancy gave me the exercise to start with on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  She calls it 10-10-10; it is three sets of 10 reps for three little strength training exercises. I am restarting with baby steps.  It takes a long time to get in shape, and I swear it takes a minute to get out of shape!  The good news is that I am aware that I stepped off the path of my health journey and that awareness has led me right back. I am looking forward to getting stronger!

“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu

For those of you that have stepped off your path – you can come back anytime!
http://tinyurl.com/comeback2

AffirMINTion: I am stronger every day in every way.

A Mini Minty MoMINT
 

“I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.” – Pietro Aretino
My mom rules, but she is a queen.  My mom calls me her little princess… AND I LIKE IT!

 

Life is Minty Fresh!

Princess Minty

 xoxo

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