WISE WORDS
Helping Women Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

Lynda Wise B.Sc., C.P.C.C.  
Weight Loss and Wellness Coach
416-225-3535
lyndawise@yahoo.com
www.wisecoaching.ca

February '10
Issue 57

Welcome!
What's in it for you?  A connection, some challenges, a few questions to encourage you to simply reflect about how you currently live your life versus how you want to live your life.  Feel free to share your thoughts with me;  I'd love to hear from you.  This is an invitation to focus on where you'd like to change and grow.  

IN THIS ISSUE:  

1.  PERSONAL LIFE COACHING:   What makes Olympic Material?

2.  FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND THOUGHTS ON FOOD OR WEIGHT:   My Conflict

3.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:   Impact

1:  What makes Olympic Material?  

How are Olympic athletes created?   Physical gifts are a must, but by themselves, are not enough.  The immeasurable drive and determination to be the absolute best in the world and in front of the world must be honed from both genetic and environmental directions.   Most often, it's the unilateral focus that creates the champion.   Would I like to be the best in the world at anything?  Likely.   Would you?   Would I like to practice and perfect and prioritize as these superstars do?   Nope.   Would you?   And how does this apply to the vast majority of us?

Take a moment and aim to get more conscious about how you want to be and/or what you'd like to accomplish.   What will it take to get there?  How much are you willing to give it along the way?   When do you bypass other interests so you have more time to work towards your target?   When and how do you compromise other facets of your life?   How do you deal with the short change?  And finally, when might you consider redirecting all that energy?  

When you take on a new challenge in your business life, family life, social life or self care, do you consider its side effects?   How can you be the champion in your own life without extraordinary sacrifice?

It's so not necessary to "have it all worked out" when you contemplate change and expansion.  Yet sometimes a slice of reality can allow you to compensate when needed so you can gracefully zoom to the finish line.   Olympians are not the only winners.

lyndawise@yahoo.com or 416-225-3535

2:  My Conflict

For years, one of my many weight-maintenance mantras has been "Don't drink your calories except for the odd glass of wine".   I love to chew my calories.   It takes longer and is much more satisfying than simply swallowing them.   And now along comes POMEGRANATE JUICE.   According to "the experts" pomegranate juice is the panacea for much that's wrong in our bodies.  Studies have shown its effectiveness in anti-aging, lowering the risk of breast, perhaps prostate and other cancers, slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease, perpetuating cardiovascular health and even curing erectile dysfunction, to name a few.  

Here's the catch: an 8 ounce glass of pomegranate juice has 31.5 grams of sugar (about 7 teaspoons) and 160 calories.   If you continue eating as usual and simply add that 1 glass of pomegranate juice (recommended daily amount), you'll consume an extra 25,000 calories/year that translates into 7 1/2 lbs!  Do that for several years and you'll be back contemplating the hazards of obesity!

What's a girl to do?  

Want to talk?  416-225-3535 or lyndawise@yahoo.com

3:  Impact

Last night I was privileged to attend the retirement party of a superb human being and educator.   Speaker after speaker referred to his warmth, his always being welcoming to anyone who wanted to talk to him, his ability to make everyone feel good about him/herself and in general his willingness and capacity to find time.  His 35+ year career began as teacher and progressed to guidance counselor, guidance department head, vice principal and principal.  There were about 200 people in the room and I'll bet that each and every one of them felt just a bit more special because of him.  

Leaving there I had food for thought.  What more can I do to make people feel better about themselves?

Wishing you what you wish for yourself.
Lynda



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