Helping women reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

Lynda Wise B.Sc., C.P.C.C.  
Weight Loss and Wellness Coach

March 2009
Issue 46

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.  


Between Seasons

Maybe your Buddy

Cruise Ship Challenge


1:  Between Seasons  

I often feel envious of you southerners whose lives are filled with warmth and sunshine all year round.   Not this weekend.  

You see, we had a glimpse of spring here in Toronto.   It was delicious.   The sun was constant.   Yes, it was still jacket weather but going for a walk outside was suddenly not just for martyrs!   The tedium of winter had evidently passed (I hope) and made the sunshine even sweeter.   The promise of the next 6 months became more real.   So much for the weather.

Whether you live in the north or south, the opportunity to take stock and look ahead is ongoing.   Life offers you an infinite number of chances to redesign it.   When was the last time you stopped long enough to create and be conscious of past experiences you wish to repeat, ongoing life that you savour and future experiences you crave?   For many of us it's easier to coast.   Taking stock can be scary.   Change can be threatening.   Whether it's examining your family dynamic, decluttering your environment, redefining your job, altering a partnership, examining your spirituality -- or whatever personal hurdle comes to mind -- it likely will not change until you acknowledge it.   Then introduce changes in baby steps.  The scarier it is, the smaller you should start.  

Society has arbitrarily assigned Jan.  1 as the time for new beginnings.   You are far too smart to let that be your excuse for holding on to mediocrity or negativity.  

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2:  Maybe your Buddy

A friend of mine had a walking buddy.   4 times each week, they met and walked for 35 minutes before going home to get showered and ready for work.   Motivation at its best; how could one opt out and let her buddy down?   After 3 years, the buddy moved away.   As they bemoaned their loss, they resolved to still be walking buddies!   Each one would walk on her own and on arriving home, would call to check in "I'm done".   For about 15 minutes/week, they allowed themselves the luxury of a cell- phone catch-up as they walked.   Knowing someone cared was enough motivation to continue.

Who can you ask to be your walking/exercise buddy?

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3:  Cruise Ship Challenge.14 nights, 13 days, 54 meals* and a nightly chocolate on my pillow.  Here are my secrets*

  • No walk - no eat!   30 or more minutes on the deck or up and down the halls
  • No elevators
  • Fabulous smoked salmon (lots of it) to start every day + fruit + an English muffin
  • Huge, yummy salad or oil-less stir-fry for lunch + fruit
  • 4:00 p.m.  sushi (some rice removed, thank you)
  • No deprivation at dinner, just some careful choices
  • A frozen yoghurt when I needed (ha!) it
  • Only ate what really sang to me
  • Saved the pillow chocolate for emergencies!
  • Tried to focus on the company along with the food… had a great time.
*The meal math…14 dinners, 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 late afternoon sushi ops.
*Struggling with weight?   Try applying these cruise ship secrets to life in general

4:  Intentions.  

I'm slowly reading the book "How We Choose To Be Happy" by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks.   It's a collection of stories of happy people and shared lessons for the reader.   I'm savouring the wisdom.   One thought from the book:  "Happiness is the voyage not the destination."

So far, the most crucial word in the happiness recipe is INTENTION.   So, here's a bit to think about:  what might your expectation and intention be for your personal voyage – during the next segment of your life - or even for the next few minutes?

Wishing you what you wish for yourself.  

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