|WISE WORDS by Lynda Wise|
37 Rockland Dr
B.Sc. , C.P.C.C.
Helping women reshape their bodies and their baggage!
Weight Loss and Well-being Coach
What's in it for you? A connection, some challenges, a few questions to encourage you to simply reflect about how you live your life versus how you want to live your life. Feel free to share the answers with me: I'd love to hear from you. This is an invitation to focus on where you'd like to change and grow.
1. PERSONAL LIFE COACHING:
2. IF YOU DON'T LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WHO WILL?
Are you having fun yet? Lose the weight in 2008!
3. FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND THOUGHTS ON FOOD.
Getting the biggest bang for your Fruit and Veggie bucks!
4. THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:
Lining up your ducks.
Yes, it's mid-December and life can feel complicated. Consider the actual celebration of Christmas - a happy time for some, a busy time for many and an unusually stressful time for almost everyone - whether you're actually celebrating the holiday or not! As I've mentioned in the past, it's a time when everyone expects you to come alive with the Christmas spirit. But who has time to get in the spirit while attempting to juggle all of the regular job and family responsibilities compounded by the shopping, the planning, the entertaining etc.?
What if you were to assume a new outlook on the remaining days in 2007? Since time is the greatest enemy of most people, how would you feel about making friends with the clock? If you could let go of a couple of things each day, how could that be a great gift to yourself? Does the word "delegate" have any appeal to you? Maybe you could amend a friendship to include 5 minutes/day of venting! Sometimes having someone listen to you can be tremendously soothing and de-stressing! Accepting graciously when someone offers to help often makes the giver of help feel significant - it's not simply a lightening of your load! And lastly, if you're up from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., that's 960 minutes. How about splurging 15 of those minutes just to "be"? You may just sit and think or meditate or listen to music or do a puzzle or read or...
Your interpretation of the days ahead is up to you. I challenge you to enjoy them all!
2: Are you having fun yet?
Remember last month's challenge? For a refresher on the article about fun, please visit http://wisecoaching.ca/newsletters/ezine_Nov_2007.htm
I wrote about the impact of fun on your life and then gave the assignment;
Perhaps the biggest hurdle comes from the world around us - overflowing with negative energy: the TV news is filled with graphic images of war and destruction, the newspapers feature the most sensational/horrendous photos and descriptions and even our entertainment is generously peppered with stories of murder, rape and dirty politics and the list goes on. In addition, life on the home front often throws curves - illness, career problems, money issues, relationship trials and other facts of life!
No, having fun really isn't as easy as it first sounds.
But given its benefits, finding a place for fun in our lives is crucial!
How to blend? True, there are no easy answers: even so, I've provided a few suggestions.
Generally, surround yourself with as many sources of positive energy as you can.
2: Lose the weight in 2008!
The 12 Week Weight Loss Forever Telephone Group is BACK! - 2 opportunities!
One program begins on Monday, January 7 at 5:00 p.m. eastern! The other program starts on Tuesday Feb. 19, 12:00 noon eastern. If you're still battling and feeling frustrated with the whole weight issue - you might wish to give yourself this gift of a better, longer life. You deserve it!
Please visit http://www.wisecoaching.ca/WL_teleGroup.htm for more information or call 416-225-3535 or email email@example.com for a complimentary coaching consultation. This is a fabulous opportunity - you'll love the success, the support and the reclaiming of power over your life!
From a former participant: Ann – mom and Policy Analyst, Ontario Government
Lynda’s program really helped me gain insight into and focus on what personal issues were keeping me in the mind set that I just could not lose weight. I now feel like I really can tackle my weight loss. Thank you for the coaching and inspiration.
3: Getting the biggest bang for your Fruit and Veggie bucks!
Everyone knows the health mantra - "eat lots of fruit and veggies"! But how do the maximum benefits get from farm to stomach? Frozen vs. fresh? Steam vs. microwave or roast? Raw vs. cooked? Organic vs. non-organic?
Here are some of the answers:
Fresh or frozen?
Fresh is best when it really is farm-fresh and ripe. However, many commercial fruits and veggies are picked before peak ripeness -- which also means before their nutritional peak -- to avoid spoilage during transport and storage. And just a few days after harvest, fruit and vegetables begin to lose some of their nutritive goodness. What's more, the longer they sit on the shelf - during transport, in the supermarket, and in your fridge -- the fewer nutrients they have left to pass on to you.
On the other hand, fruits and vegetables intended for freezing are usually picked closer to the peak of ripeness and are flash-frozen immediately after harvest. The processing does deplete some nutrients, but it locks in the rest for up to 12 months. So in some instances, frozen fruits and veggies may actually have more of the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Furthermore, vegetables cooked directly from frozen retain more vitamin C than vegetables that are thawed first.
To microwave or not to microwave...
Although some studies suggest the microwave is to blame for robbing your food of the nutrients, others point a finger at the water in which they are cooked. There's lots of controversy, still.
For most fruits and vegetables, any type of cooking lowers the nutrient content. So for now here's the scoop:
Organic vs. non-organic? Coming in January.
4: Lining up your ducks.
I invite you to contemplate your path in 2007. And here I go with my questions again...
Change is more likely to happen when you write down goals. For me, setting goals is very difficult - maybe I'll fail! Maybe I'll change my focus or my mind. I trust it might be difficult for some of you as well! It's definitely worth the effort. What kind of support do you need to create the life you want? I urge you to reach out to those around you. You don't have to do it all alone. If you're thinking that coaching might help, please take part in a 30 minute complimentary coaching session. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-225-3535. There's no obligation.
Create 2008 how you want it to be. Only you can line up your ducks!
I wish you what you wish for yourself. Healthy, happy New Year!
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