Trade Offs And Life Lessons

My life has become a life of trade offs, I've had to make some huge one's in my life. The one's that are hardest to deal with are the one's that are out of you control. Either way there is growth through all of this or I wouldn't be where I am today.

So, a new decision I'm making today is that once I do go back to watching TV, I will have to do some form of exercise for it, the same goes for the computer.  I will have to work for them both, I'm grateful that TV doesn't interest me very much.  I'm actually going to do this with Valentina, which will make her watch much less TV.

That is a great trade off, less fake entertainment and me healthy.  I'm going to start with some crunches, each day... I also have a stationary bike and another exercise equipment that I can walk on.  I got weighed after two weeks and I lost 8 pounds, the week before that I lost 1 pound. 

I'm pretty happy for a 9 pound loss, it really motivates me to want to do better, eat better and incorporate some exercise into my life.  I'm feeling stronger daily, which is amazing. 

I wish all trade offs were this good, unfortunately they are not but they all have life lessons.  Valuable insight into how my brain processes disappointments and changes.  I'm getting into the swing of wanting to know myself so that I can change the negative thought patterns more quickly. 

When I catch them sooner, I tend to only tear up, instead of sobbing.  I start thinking of everything I'm grateful for, this reminds I'm blessed.  I feel like I can only get better from here on.

"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield


  1. Hello Launna:
    In no way wishing to sound superior, for that is far from the case, but we gave away our television over thirty years ago and have, so to speak, never looked back!

  2. I think that is awesome Jane and Lance, I really think that is the way I am going as well. I have not watched the TV for a month, I could care less:)

  3. I usually think of trade-offs as a negative thing, but I like the positive spin you put on them. Makes good sense.

  4. Thank you Daisy, there's always a good way to look at it, not easy but possible:)

  5. That's a great idea Launna. I think I might start incorporating the exercise into my day and help me cut out tv and other bad habits.

  6. Thanks Pacman, Valentina wasn't so thrilled but she knows that next week that is what is going to happen. I think it will be great for both of us:)

  7. I'm just getting back into exercise as well and I'm at that split decision point: difficult to get motivated to do it, but when I do I feel a million times better. It's just one of those things I have to force myself to stick with at first & then the benefits outweigh my laziness lol. You'll hopefully find the same & it will bring lots of clarity & happy endorphins along with the physical results :-) Good luck to you both for getting this plan going!

  8. Thanks Jenn, I will let you know how it goes, I do love how I feel when I exercise;)

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