Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Life Hype: The Euphoria You Get Right After Exercise

Today, I have a Life Hype:  The euphoria you get after exercise.  There is nothing like it.  You feel so refreshed, so energized, so accomplished.  If only that feeling could last all day!  I am trying to hang on to the feeling and to savor it to use in order to motivate me to get to the gym again the next day.  Because I guarantee you come tomorrow, I will not feel like going to the gym again, so when that times comes, I will think about the refreshing and energetic feeling it will provide once I am there.  Not to mention, the pay off weeks down the road when I reach my goal weight!  Getting into shape will not only make you look great, but feel great and above all, we must take care of our health.  So many benefits to exercise, it's hard to understand why we fight it.  But I am doing my best to fight for it this time because I love that euphoric feeling I get afterwards!

Today's Life Quote:

"No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change."

~Bill Phillips~

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Life Gripe: Growing Old Gracefully

Today I have a Life Gripe.  Growing old gracefully. I would say that I am not one of those people who is growing old gracefully.  For the most part, I haven't found anything about growing old to be gracious or graceful.  My skin is losing it's elasticity, I can't remember anything, I'm so forgetful.  I am getting lines and wrinkles, my hair is graying, gravity is taking place, my metabolism is almost non-existent to where I am gaining weight by the moment and I feel so tired and horrible more often than not. 

The worst for me, I think is the metabolism slowing down.  Because with that comes weight gain along with feeling extremely tired all the time.  And when you put those two together...weight gain and an aged body, then you're asking for trouble.  Talk about no motivation and lack of enthusiasm.  So tell me, what is so graceful about growing old? 

Okay, there is one thing I can tell you I like about growing older and that is the wisdom that comes with age.  You know that saying, if I only knew then, what I know now.  Well that saying certainly holds true.  And you know what, if I knew then, what I know now.  I would have continued to work out throughout my thirties and into my forties even more so and harder than what I did.  I would have prepared more and earlier at that.  If I would have done that, I may not be in this position now. 

If only I knew then, what I knew now.  At least now, I can make smarter, more wise decisions in my life.  In the meantime, I am not growing old gracefully, but I am thankful for the wisdom I have gained over the years.

Life Quote:

'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.

-- Martha Graham

Monday, June 7, 2010

What happened to basic Twitter etiquette?

Today, I have a life gripe.  I was looking across my tweetdeck board, as I have the past several days, and something stood out to me yet again.  There were little, as in only one or two across the entire board of columns of twitterers with any @ replies.  And in addition only a few more RT's than @ replies.  So I'm assuming everyone wants to talk talk talk, about themselves or their business but no one wants to listen or interact?  Second time today, I've asked myself, what is the world coming too?  Why I've even tried tweeting out a couple of @ replies/questions myself, but they weren't answered.  And yet those people (most, not all) still haven't answered me and that was this morning.  And guess what, they're online still tweeting away. 

What happened to twitter?  What happened to the basic twitter rules and etiquette.  Maybe I'll post them again and by some miracle people will actually read them and begin to follow them again.  If even they follow them 75% ...hopefully something.  All I know is there needs to once again be more interaction on twitter.  Let's not just keep posting and talking all about ourselves...let's get over ourselves a bit, okay?  And hey, I am guilty of it to, at least to some degree.  But then, it's hard to do @ replies when people rarely answer you.  You try and you try, but what do you do when you get nothing in return.  It's called common courtesy people.  Remember Twitter is a "SOCIAL" network, so socialize a little. 


A Brief and Informal Twitter Etiquette Guide

Complete Guide to Twitter Etiquette

Today's Life Quote: 

Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes