AffirMINTion, Health and Fitness, Mintdom, Weekend Edition

RecomMINTing Again!

10/29/09 – 6,945 Steps

Food Journal – No


10/30/09 – 2,900 Steps

Food Journal – Yes


Good morning Mintdom,


I am back from my vacation.  I caught up with my relatives and met new friends. I had a wonderful time and I am happy to be home too. I am recomMINTing again (is that an oxymoron? LOL) to getting my exercise in AND eating right.  Being overweight is so not fun; however, traveling and being overweight is horrid!  Walking through the airports with a computer and a big purse slung over my shoulder was painful at times.  I DID use the people movers, but I walked them. It was so late on my return, that the shuttle was not operating and we all had to walk.  If walking through the airport was physically painful, then sitting on the plane was emotionally painful.  I am telling you that I REFUSE to get on another plane at the weight I am now. I am sure that most people take it for granted that they fit in the seat with room to spare, and when they fasten their seatbelt, there is a foot left over!  It is disheartening to put down the tray table in front of you and find that there is no space between you and it. When I get down to a healthy weight, I will NEVER take sitting in an airplane seat for granted.


As painful as my travel was, I am happy that I had this experience because today, I am more comMINTed then ever to my health.  I am going to start carrying a picture of a plane wherever I go to remind me of this experience.  Each time that I think that I would rather stay in bed instead of going to exercise, I need to think about my travels.  I need to think about my travels when I am ordering food at a restaurant, when I am planning my meals, and grocery shopping.  This was a GREAT lesson for me.


You have to love Lou Holtz!

“If you don’t make a total commitment to whatever you’re doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It’s tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his life jacket on.”  –Lou Holtz

AffirMINTion:  I am totally committed to exercising and eating for my health!


Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.


Life is good!


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Winning Locker Room!

10/1/09 – 5,049

Food Journal – Yes

11-Knee Exercises – No

Good morning Mintdom,

If it takes 21 days to make a habit – I think it only takes 2 days to break it!  When I was going to the gym and or walking every morning, I swear I had more time!  I know that it does not make sense.  I have the same amount of time in my day, but since I started adding the knee exercises to my program, I do not have enough hours in my day to do them!

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein”  -H. Jackson Brown

OK (rolling eyes) last night I came upon this quote – darn it.  Jeepers – do you mean that I have the same amount of time in my day as ALL those people?  Well, that is certainly humbling for me.  This quote tells me that I DO have enough time in my day; I am just not prioritizing the knee exercises.  It means that I have NO EXCUSE for not doing them and that I need to be vigilante about getting my exercise in.  In addition, I guess it means that I need to do another 21-day sprint – on Facebook, and now I can add the Spark People site. Starting Saturday, October 3, 2009 (I need to put a date on it) I will do the 11 exercises for 21 days in a row – stay tuned!  The famous coach and speaker, Lou Holtz said, “Excuses come from the losing locker room.” I want to be in the winning locker room – do you?  What important things are you putting off because you do not have the ‘time’ to do them?  Think about it.  Are you making excuses?  Let us all stay in the winning locker room!

AffirMINTion1:  I prioritize my time for the important things in my life

AffirMINTion2:  I do what it takes to be in the winning locker room

Here is a tip:  If you can relate to the AffirMINTions that you see, or find them helpful, write them down on a 3×5 card and keep them with you.  Repeat throughout the day.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!