One of the biggest obstacles I see for many people is that they take things personally.
often I've heard them say that someone did something "to them" yet,
when I look at the facts, basically, they just did something ~ it
wasn't "to" anyone in particular ~ AND, even if it was, it's still not
This was brought up to me many years ago. At the end
of a transformational weekend, my teacher gave each student a small
piece of paper with something… Continue
Added by Revvell on February 27, 2010 at 2:03pm —
There are so many factors when it comes to aging well.
The basics of course, food, rest and movement.
Today, I'll be talking about movement.
Playing off of my "use to" (I've been corrected that it should be "used to" )~ blog, it's really been made clear to me that there is a LOT to consider if one wants to age gracefully.
Next time you go somewhere where there are a lot of people, watch them. Watch how they move, how they stand, how they sit, how they… Continue
Added by Revvell on January 24, 2010 at 11:31am —
I had just finished prepping for my UStream show
and gone out for my walk when I realized I NEEDED to come back here and write this up. If I didn't I'd have said it all in my head and forgotten it by the time I came back.
I'm realizing too that I really need to empty my voice recorders and take one with me every time I go out so I don't have to cut my walk short. I did get in over 3000 steps before coming home… Continue
Added by Revvell on January 22, 2010 at 12:59pm —
Things don't really irk me much and once I write this out, it'll be GONE! DONE! I don't dwell anymore like I use to because life is SO grand and wonder-filled that I just don't have time for it so, gonna put it out here and let it go!
(What I'm doing here is showing you how to live a stress-free life! So many would let something like this go on and on in their heads for DAYS! ... and be binging while doing it. lol)
Anyway, I put out my blog from yesterday on a few sites… Continue
Added by Revvell on January 3, 2010 at 1:46pm —
I awakened this morning contemplating weight gain. How fun is that? lol
There are a few ways and reasons I gained in the first place.
First was possibly menopause yet, I'm not sure of that one. I hadn't gained before I got married at 55 and I'd gone into it a few years before OR, maybe I just didn't notice which we'll get into in a bit ~ the noticing, I mean.
One thing I'm sure of is going out and eating. Once I realized how much I'd gained since getting married… Continue
Added by Revvell on January 2, 2010 at 8:56pm —
When I first began learning EFT, I had a hard time with tapping on the negative part of the sentences. For so many years, I’ve been saying “Acknowledge but don’t focus” and here, we’re saying something negative and tapping on it?? To me, that was like tapping the negative INTO myself and I had SO much resistance.
What I have found since then though is that the reason we say the negative is to acknowledge and accept where we are. For instance, if someone says, “Even though I… Continue
Added by Revvell on December 28, 2009 at 4:30pm —
One of the fears I encounter with people who are interested in joining my program
is, that they can’t have something. What happens when emotions come up and they can’t have that comfort food? Those starches? That chocolate? or, whatever it is they crave?
Well, the difference between my program
and weight loss diets is, there is no “can’t have”. What it will come down to is “want to have”.
One of the most… Continue
Added by Revvell on October 31, 2009 at 4:52pm —
Last Monday night when training with my teacher and the group, I noticed that my teacher was looking like he'd gained some weight.
After class we were talking and he'd mentioned he'd gained back about 8-10 pounds.
He told me he realized it wasn't about the food; he'd not been doing his former habit of binging and throwing up BUT he was overeating. What he did realize, for himself was that it was about having the good. This makes sense because when we reach a certain level… Continue
Added by Revvell on October 28, 2009 at 9:45pm —
I'm sitting here eating one of Rawmazing's
wonderful crepes and marveling at the last 4 days or so.
One thing that's amazing to me is how many people say to eliminate weight, cut out the fats. I don't know what fat they're talking about because I ate 4, count 'em 4 crepes last night and this morning I'm down another pound. When I went raw about 14 years ago, we really didn't have the resources that are available now so pretty much all… Continue
Added by Revvell on September 21, 2009 at 7:19am —
Last night part of the neighborhood got together for a local book signing
. Pretty cool! It was held at Webster's Fine Stationers and we were all right by the door when folks came in.
I also had an opportunity to do smoozie demos. I didn't get a lot of action but some of the other authors did. People either knew them or had heard of them. No one knew me unless they were "friends" from Facebook. Was nice to meet the other authors, one I… Continue
Added by Revvell on September 6, 2009 at 10:01am —
Whew! This has been an amazing week or so. He came to me yesterday and asked what I was doing last evening. Well, I've got a teleclass, why? He said his throat was sore from breathing the smoke and would like to get out, get some fresh air, etc. Sure! We can do that. One great thing about doing teleclasses, they can be done ANYwhere!
So, we packed up necessities for the day and headed out. I had a meeting at 3 (by phone) and then the teleclass. Between the two, we were at the beach… Continue
Added by Revvell on September 2, 2009 at 7:14am —
We vacated Sunday because the air here is so bad from the La Canada/Flintridge fire
. The a.m.’s here are really rough because the marine layer presses the smoke down to the ground. The house still smells like a chimney and we really can’t go outside. Inside is very bad air even with fans and a/c.
My throat is hurting again. We were thinking of going back up to Big Bear but are hearing the smoke is traveling up there as well ~ from… Continue
Added by Revvell on September 1, 2009 at 11:31am —
Crap! Woke up this morning with mild headache, sore throat, stuffy nose and such. Got fires near us so, breathing smoke from two directions.
We saw the "Morris Fire" just as it was beginning on Tuesday when we came down from Big Bear Lake. The La Canada/Flintridge fire began yesterday afternoon. The first is only 10% contained; the second, about 20%. As long as the winds stay down, they should get a handle on them. The temps have been VERY high with very low humidity. I'd hate to be… Continue
Added by Revvell on August 27, 2009 at 8:09am —
Wow! Whoulda thunk that after all the walking I do, walking down a lil bitty mountain would cause as much pain in my calves as I have! Sheesh! I'm walking like Lurch!
They started hurting yesterday morning; pretty bad today. Long as I'm walking (after the first few minutes) I'm o.k. Sit for any length of time and yowza!!!
What that tells me is, not that I need to do MORE necessarily, just to get up in the local hills because, when we go up there next month, I want to do it… Continue
Added by Revvell on August 26, 2009 at 10:54am —
Ever get to that point where the scale just WONT move??? How frustrating is that? For tappers
, here ya go ~ "Even though I'm often frustrated when looking at the scale, I choose to remain focused on my outcome".
Today, I got on the scale FULLY clothed and it was down to below where I was totally nekkid!!! YAHOOOOO!!
Really been getting some great awarenesses while out walking, in the shower.
Last night in class, one of the… Continue
Added by Revvell on August 20, 2009 at 10:35am —
Yesterday, got up about 4:45 and was out the door by 5 a.m. Had done 8,759 steps by 7:12 so, IF my focus was on 10,000 steps, wouldn't take much more. Didn't go out walking again yet, what I did at home brought me to 10,455. Shows me I don't sit as much as I sometimes think I do.
This morning, thought I'd change up. Fitness is not just about cardio. It's about strength, balance, flexibility as well. I've got all the dvd's yet, one of my favorites is Turbo Jam. Went down to the… Continue
Added by Revvell on August 13, 2009 at 11:17am —
Awakened sore and tired this morning. Just did NOT feel to get out walking. Made all the excuses. Heard all the rationalizations ~ I can walk this evening when it cools down again, blah, blah, blah. Yeah, I can yet, if ANYthing else pops up to do, I'll do THAT!
So! Got up, got on the 'puter for the mundane daily stuff, got dressed got out and WALKED! Fit or Fat??? My choice! Put in over 7,000 steps so far! The tapping has certainly helped make it easier. It's like, no matter what the… Continue
Added by Revvell on August 11, 2009 at 1:16pm —
Since I've been really looking at the Fat to Fit program, movement and working/playing with the "Tap Into Your Ideal Weight
" program, I've come to realize how "counting calories" really has very little to do with eliminating excess weight.
Yesterday, I read an online article from Time magazine on "Why Exercise Won't Make You This". Makes total sense to me.
One statement made in the article is, "... while it's true that exercise burns… Continue
Added by Revvell on August 10, 2009 at 10:45am —
Got in over 10,500 yesterday. Don’t know who chose that particular number yet, to get that many a day takes some persistence, I’ll tell ya! Got in about 8,000 yesterday morning during my first walk ~ the other 2,000 is easy.
While I was walking I was feeling how the front of my thighs are doing. Seems I’m getting some muscle there.
Reminded me of when I went to Europe in the 70’s with a former boyfriend. We had $300 for 3 weeks in England, France and Spain. Not a lot of… Continue
Added by Revvell on August 9, 2009 at 6:58am —
Got in over 10,000 steps yesterday. Went out for an a.m. walk, then, in the early evening, needed to go to the bank, so, walked there. That completed the steps easily.
While out walking, I was thinking about my classes
and what the women in the class had said. When I got home, I emailed them more ideas and information so they'll stay connected. Cannot wait for us to come together again to see/hear what progress has been made.
Going to call… Continue
Added by Revvell on August 8, 2009 at 12:46pm —