Helping People Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

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

March '12
Issue 82

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:   How Important is Being Organized?

What Constitutes the Best Breakfast?

3.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:   Milestones: no answers, just questions

1:  How Important is Being Organized?

This morning I heard a talk about getting organized.  Thanks Jeannette!  She shared interesting stories relevant to being 'disorganized', some great suggestions of how to create an environment where everything has an easily-findable place, and then how to maintain that special type of space.

The talk got me thinking.  Here are some of my random hits.....
When individuals are organized, they give themselves many gifts:

  1. The gift of time -"Where ARE my keys? wallet? scissors? etc."
  2. The gift of better self-care: the special side effect of more time
  3. The gift of 'calm' - when one sees chaos, one feels chaos.
  4. The gift of confidence - the world is my oyster!
  5. The gift of energy - what looks good more often can feel good!
  6. The gift of clarity of thought - not like driving through a fog!
  7. The gift of success - ready, set, go - in your business and personal life.
I suspect there are even more!

I'm totally convinced that a more organized system would serve anyone well!
Somehow, you're tempted to find the time.....  but likely not this week/weekend......  but soon!!!
Any of this resonating with you???  If you're experiencing overwhelm as a vice somewhere in your body, maybe we should talk.

lyndawise@yahoo.com or 416-225-3535

2:  What constitutes the best breakfast?

I'm hoping that last month I drove home how important a great breakfast is for health, energy and weight-loss.  In case you missed it, visit www.wisecoaching.ca/newsletters/ezine_Feb_2012.htm

Here's more of what defines the 'best breakfast':
Try to include most of the following:
  • fruit - for their vitamins, anti-oxidants and energy
  • protein - for its staying power
  • complex carbohydrates - for energy
  • fibre - your colon will thank you
So here are a some samples
  1. An orange, a cheese omelet (use PAM or a non-stick pan with 1 t. canola oil, 2 eggs and 1 oz. of shredded cheese) and a slice of multigrain toast with 1 t. butter (measure it please - of course that's enough!)
  2. A sliced banana smothered in 1/2-1 c. fat-free Greek Yoghurt, drizzled with 1 T. honey, 1/2 t. cinnamon and accompanied by a toasted whole grain English muffin with a teaspoon or two of peanut butter or jam
  3. A bowl of berries and 1 c. of whole grain, high fibre cereal and a cup of skim or 1% milk.
Of course - add coffee/tea if you wish ... and watch what you put in it! Stevia for sweetening seems to be the healthier choice if you must, and low fat milk if you wish. Orange juice has lots of fans .... and a 6 oz. glass can be added. Personally, I'd rather chew my calories. What do you like?  How can you build it into a healthy, balanced start to your day?  Not sure? please ask - happy to help!


3:  Milestones....no answers here: just questions

My cousin was approaching a BIG birthday with denial, annoyance and regret!  She's healthy, active, capable and grateful for all she enjoys in life.  Somehow the dreaded new decade was overshadowing some of the pleasure and rejoicing in the milestone.  A similar (though milder) scenario fits the decade change for a dear friend 20 years younger, with a birthday today.

On one hand, we applaud our good health and good fortune as we celebrate yet another year:  on the other hand the advancing years, especially those that move us to a new decade, are emotionally charged with sadness and disappointment.

I believe that society's outlook on youth, so appreciated and valued, and age, so not appreciated and valued, make the accomplishments and benefits of the aging process quickly fade..

So I ask .... how do we simply count our blessings and, one step at a time, thoroughly enjoy where we're at without worrying about the label attached to the number of the year?

As someone who is so extremely grateful for my family and faculties, you'd think I'd enjoy immunity to the numbers' game - but it's not always so.

Any thoughts or suggestions???

Wishing you what you wish for yourself.

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