1. Ooh! Spot on, Sandy! I have an illness that requires regular rest, as well as healthy eating. This past week I’ve been listening to a self-hypnosis MP3 (on self-discipline) to try to improve on my ‘performance’ because when I keep overdoing things I prolong the illness. I have had to face up to the fact that rest is crucial and that my health is more important than anything else because until I am well I can’t look after my family in the way I would like to. The bust and burn cycle doesn’t just hurt me, it impacts the whole family. But it’s so hard! I have already realised that the perfectionism is a big issue. Sigh. But it’s all about progress and thankfully I have a heavenly Father who never asks, or expects, ‘perfect’ (knowing that has been really helpful)!

  2. Amen Sister! Preach!

    I was just chatting with a friend the other day. And she was talking about the choices that are out of her control, like food available on vacation, etc. I reminded her of something I have said to myself over and over again. I said “If all you have are bad choices, make the best bad choice!” If you are at McDonalds, order the grilled chicken sandwich and a side salad. Or a happy meal with apples and milk. Sure it’s still McCrap, but it better than a Big Mac and a milkshake! If you are at a buffet, fill half your plate with salad. If you don’t feel up to working out, take a walk….no one ever in the history of the world has regretted a walk! If JLaw is playing whisper challenge on the Tonight Show, pvr it and go to bed! Little things add up.

    Now I have to go. We are going to NYC in May and the Tonight Show wait list opens in 29 mins. Fingers crossed.

  3. I love it. I wish I had learned that lesson years ago. I can’t honestly say, that I’m ALL the way there yet. LOL!

  4. Nice new look on your blog. I think the hardest thing to do is to make the choice to just start. I think if you commit to just starting to exercise and don’t make yourself do some preset time then I think it helps. I would say if you do not do but 5 minutes then feel good about it and the next day just start again.

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