Helping Women Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

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

March '11
Issue 70

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.  


1.  PERSONAL LIFE COACHING:   Bad news, then Awakenings

I Hate this Weight Loss Strategy!

3.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:   Can You Still Have Fun?

1:  Bad news, then Awakenings  

New Zealand, Egypt, Libya, Japan - the nightly news is so overloaded with suffering.

I don't personally believe that everything happens for the best - but when life looks incredibly dark, it's helpful to search for anything positive that can be seen.   The best I can come up with right now is that despite the political conflicts and the challenges from mother earth that have resulted in desperate conditions in various areas of the world, we human beings are reaching out to help those who are so very much in need.   There have been volunteers stepping up, military aid being sent to defend the oppressed and lend a hand where possible and money being raised, to name a few.   There is acute concern and worry for people we don't know, and yet care about.

These disasters are ultra-painful for many parts of our earth but somehow they have raised our consciousness and hopefully challenged our complacency.   Perhaps they have encouraged us to look more carefully and gratefully at our families, our neighbourhoods, and our own country and step outside our personal comfort zone to share the responsibility and reach out to offer support.  

2:  I Hate this Weight Loss Strategy!

When your body is uncomfortably cold, your metabolism speeds up to keep warm.  

Care to live in an environment at 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) or less?   A recent study revealed that in the last few decades, the expectations of a warmer environment - and, thus, higher temperature settings - have contributed to the decline in the body's efficiency in burning calories to create warmth, and that is one of the factors that has led to a more obese society.

Any thoughts about going for a brisk walk outdoors on a cold day?   A good idea from a metabolic perspective!

But please don't abandon that eat-less-sleep-enough-exercise-more practice if you are serious about losing weight.

A complimentary coaching call can help get you on that treasured road to permanent weight loss.
To set up a call, email lyndawise@yahoo.com or call 416-225-3535.


3:  Can You Still Have Fun?

Confession:   I'm a Scrabble addict.   I'm in the strong-mediocre range of competitive players and I love it!   For me, it's a delicious activity where the journey is a most enjoyable challenge regardless of the result.   Don't get me wrong - I really like to win!  But, I love to play.  

I recently volunteered at the Toronto School Scrabble Tournament.   Surprize!   I ran into a former fantastic Scrabble player who suddenly withdrew from competition many years ago.   We had a great chat and catch-up and I was given the opportunity to ask about his disappearance.   And here's what he revealed:   he was intensely competitive, spent many hours preparing for competitions and when some words were dropped from the dictionary and others were added, he felt overwhelmed at the prospect of relearning it all, realized he couldn't stay on top unless he did, and opted not to continue with the game.  

I truly believe that his style of reach-for-the-top dedication, competitive spirit and desire to excel is what can lead to greatness.

How fabulous to feel that yearning to be the best and to have the initiative to do whatever it takes to get there:  conversely, how sad to relinquish the whole concept (and joy of the journey) when 'best' becomes overly daunting.

So I'm wondering what the competitive spirit means to you.   Will it propel you to excellence or prevent you from playing the game - not of Scrabble - but of life.

Wishing you what you wish for yourself,  

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