Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How often do you worry?- Positive Wednesdays

I often admire those persons who wake up every day and just keep going. They do not worry about the things they cannot change. They just change the things they can.  I often try to be like  that.But, every now and then i get knocked down. It often starts by just one stray thought and then it balloons into a mountain  that sits on my shoulder. I usually go into internal mode until i get a reminder like this one. I hope this can be your reminder too.

Legend has it that 90% of what we worry about never comes to pass. Whether that is statistically precise or not, there's probably some truth to it in your life. How much of our lives do we miss because we're agonizing over what might happen down the road? How often do we fail to act--even if it's the right thing to do--because we fear any number of possible consequences? Fretting over the future doesn't solve any impending problems. It only paralyzes your actions of the present. It stresses you out, makes you mentally and physically tired, and saps all the fun out of what could have been another great day. 

Next time you start to worry about what might happen, think of this: You can prepare, but you cannot predict. So do what you can and forget what you cannot.  

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

- Corrie Ten Boom, author and human rights activist


Resource site: sparkpeople.com


Monday, June 27, 2011

I need to go to REHAB!!!!!


Yesterday, i posted a blog entry about being healthy and eating right. This post was for me a reminder of what i needed to do in order to be fit and happy. Now it's confession time. I am currently addicted to sweets, snacks, down right lazy eating habits.This includes eating crap and not exercising. As i type, i am dreaming about a large slice of Black Forest Cake, Cheers Chocolate Sweets and Bread Pudding. Basically, you name it and i am thinking about it. My recent journey to the Sweet Tings Bakery which is located in Downtown Kingston did not help.


 

Guys, my addiction is bad. Like i have said in yesterday's post. I have always been able to eat what i want. Dieting, portion control or balanced meal was never part of my vocabulary growing up. Neither, was watching ones weight. It was unheard of. Being a skinny kid in a country that is fascinated with curves and voluptuous bodies was also not a set norm.  Even now, i find that my eating patterns are horrible. I wake- up and go to work and have my first meal at 10- 11. This meal is usually lunch. Then, i snack after that. Follow, this i finish my lunch at about 3-4 pm. At home i snack. 9 out of 10 times i skip dinner. 


 The truth in all of this is. I know i need to shake up my diet, my life style choices, etc. However, i honestly think that i don't want to. It is soo easy to eat crap. That is the truth. I keep telling myself, tomorrow you will go to the gym. Tomorrow, you will  make a lifestyle change and eat right. Well, lets just say i am still waiting on tomorrow.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Are You on a See-Food Diet?

 Its summer and we all are dying deep down to have that perfect summer body. I can honestly say that i am on a see-food diet. Therefore, I see food i eat it.  However, all of us can reduce certain lifestyle diseases and stress by eating healthy.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle


Exercise regularly. Physical activity plays a key role in reducing and preventing the effects of stress. Make time for at least 30 minutes of exercise, three times per week. Nothing beats aerobic exercise for releasing pent-up stress and tension.

    Eat a healthy diet. Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress, so be mindful of what you eat. Start your day right with breakfast, and keep your energy up and your mind clear with balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day.

    Reduce caffeine and sugar. The temporary "highs" caffeine and sugar provide often end in with a crash in mood and energy. By reducing the amount of coffee, soft drinks, chocolate, and sugar snacks in your diet, you’ll feel more relaxed and you’ll sleep better.

    Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. Self-medicating with alcohol or drugs may provide an easy escape from stress, but the relief is only temporary. Don’t avoid or mask the issue at hand; deal with problems head on and with a clear mind.

    Get enough sleep. Adequate sleep fuels your mind, as well as your body. Feeling tired will increase your stress because it may cause you to think irrationally. 


    Resource site: http://www.helpguide.org/  

      Saturday, June 25, 2011

      Step into my Bubble (Part 1)

      Today, i want you to step into my bubble.I was on the road today with family and friends doing shopping at Downtown Kingston. Here are some of the pics from today.

      Tire and stressed waiting for my sis.

      After all the stress, we stopped to buy lunch at 'Sweet Tings'. Trust me the menu was indeed sweet.


      Jerk Chicken Pizza

      Isn't this refreshing?????




      It's time to go home and i am dog tired.



      I had to buy guineps at the stoplight. Only in Jamaica. 



      Wednesday, June 22, 2011

      Do you remember what you did.........?

       Just Click For: A Dose of Positivity


      I was watching my videos on You tube and i just had the overwhelming urge to blog. Well today, June 21, is officially the first day of summer and i am super excited. I absolutely love summer. Why? There are numerous reasons. However, at this moment in time, it's because i am on holidays. Plus July is my B-month and i and totally into birthdays.

      So I was trying to remember what i did last summer and i could not remember. I am totally blank. Do you remember what you did last summer? So, i decided that i am going to keep a blog journal so plzzz bear with me. (smile) I just want this to be a youthful summer. I don't know if it is because this b-day will be my last celebrated 20 something year, why i am so motivated to make this summer great. After this i feel like i would have firmly placed both feet into adulthood. I hope this all makes sense.

      I have a few things that i want to get done. I might just post a list at another time or i might not.  One thing I, must do is see my step-mom when she comes to Jamaica next month.

      While,  thinking about all of this i am ever reminded that i do not want to put it all out there. So there will not be blow by blow commentary of my summer activities, just lovely highlights.



      Tuesday, June 21, 2011

      When Sickness Comes.........

      Today, i called my dad to wish him a happy belated birthday and father's day; i was greeted with the news that my step-mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.I felt like a weight was on my shoulders. I just wanted to cry. I have always known the disease as 'the disease that Michael J Fox has'. I never thought that my family would be affected by it.

      I spoke to her and i was quite upbeat because i felt like that is what i had to project. I did not want to show pity because honestly that is not what i felt. I did not know whether i should talk about it or disregard it. All i knew was that i could not cry, i had to be strong. 

      Now, i sit in bed and type and i think about what's next. To be honest i don't want to think about next week, next month, next year or the year after that. I just don't. I can just imagine how scared and unsure she must feel. How afraid of the future she must be. In this moment, i hate the disease for robbing us of today and eventually tomorrow.

      Monday, June 20, 2011

      Out and About Mondays- Somerset Falls

      I recently took a trip to Portland, Jamaica. I rarely journey to this part of the island but i was happy i did.

















      Sunday, June 19, 2011

      Happy Father's Day

      "I cannot begin to imagine how scary it is to become a father. Thinking about it now, i realize that women have nine plus months to get use t..."

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      Saturday, June 18, 2011

      LOST & FOUND

      I had the overwhelming urge to blog tonight. I have no topic in mind, i just want to blab. I have been gone for more than a minute. No, i did not leave blogger. I just needed to regroup and re- evaluate my reason for blogging. I realized that i was getting too wrapped up in lower my Alex rank, gaining more followers and just plain making my blog known. There is nothing necessarily wrong with that. However, that is not why i started to blog. Also, I realized that my content was not what i wanted it to be. 

      I have said it before, blogging for me is scary-crazy-fabulous!!!!!! Scary because often times my thoughts, feelings, and personal life out there on the world wide web for open criticism. Crazy because anything can happen. The possibilities are endless.I must say i have met some fantastic bloggers and followers. This makes it so fabulous.   

      There will be some changes to my posts. However, i promise that Positive  Wednesdays will stay. I will be celebrating my birthday on July 25. Yes,  I am a Leo.Yet , for the first time in a while i am very apprehensive about that. I will be turning 29 and somehow i am looking  back at my early twenties and i am kicking myself.  You will hear why in subsequent blogs. Also, I want to make some vlogs as well. We will see how that turns out. But most of all i want to be ME.

      This one is for all my precious followers, readers, follow bloggers and friends. Thanks you for your support. You add joy to my bubble. You all ROCK!!!!!!!!!!

       
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