I'm In The Zone‏


The other night I read a blog that inspired me... she was talking about missing that feeling of being in the zone with food and exercise. I empathized with her as I have not been in the zone for quite some time.  She then hoped she would find it soon... I told her we both could get it back since we both knew the feeling.

This being out of the zone thought wouldn't leave me though... The more that I thought of it, the more I knew that it was within me to be in the zone... 'I' had stepped outside and allowed one excuse after another for my food and my exercise choices. What makes me happy about all of this is that the life change I made is just that a life change... All I have to do is change.

I've been on my own this week... with that I have taken the time to clean out some cupboards and drawers... it's been wonderful purging. Then tonight I read about how we needed to make our goals known. So, I'm going to make a short list here. I've always known this is true but it's always good to be reminded when I seem to have forgot.

I have already stopped the excuses about food... I'm going to be planning my weekly meals out so that I will be set up for success.

I have found three people I can walk with, we just have to work out schedules... I walked for almost an hour with one girl last night. My neighbor has a dog I can take for good long walks. She will be my nightly companion when I have to walk on my own. I was able to get out with another person tonight, they really challenged me, I will have to walk with them more often.
Completing my courses.. on the way to starting that soon. Define a plan for my career with my company or possibly going outside the box.

My chapters for my book have been written, I need to organize them and proof read. I know how to put a sentence together... I just like writing the way I talk with family and friends. Which I know is not proper for a book. This probably won't happen until the new year, due to my courses.

I have other goals I'm going to leave for another post... I just feel wonderful being in the zone again.
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90 comments :

  1. OMG a book wow now that's amazing! I am a huge book junkie I can imagin how great it will turn out.
    Beautetude

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  2. I know what you mean...I love being in the zone! Let's both stay there!

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  3. That was a wonderful feeling being pen down by you dear. Yeah our body and mind becomes confined in the boundaries we set but the soul is free. If we realize how beautiful it is within, there won't be any worries. All the best for fighting for that beautiful journey you talked about buddy. Thanks for going past my blog. Receiving a comment from such a wonderful blogger gave me the desired motivation :* :) :)

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  4. sounds great sweety!
    wish you a wonderful weekend!

    <3

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  5. Ciao Launna!
    I'm glad you've planned everything again is very important for your physical well-being and then the idea of ​​your book I love it !!!!
    Happy friday!

    Expressyourself

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  6. Hello Launna,

    Perhaps a really significant part of accomplishing challenges in life is not to feel alone in the quest. As you have found, there are others with whom you can walk so that exercising feels more company able and pleasant as a result. With regard to your courses, we are sure that you will find others to whom you can turn for moral support when the going gets difficult. And, for your book you can rely on yourself.......and we, your readers, can be part of the journey!

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  7. My dear Launna,
    I understand perfectly the feelings you describe. Your location is very important and I believe that you have chosen the right way.
    A big kiss and happy Friday
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  8. Planning meals ahead is a great idea. It's also great for budget management! :-)

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  9. Now I'm on that zone too, and I feel better than ever! I'm glad you feel better too.

    XOXO!

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  10. Keep it up the spirit maim~ Warm regards from me
    ~Sangay, Bhutan

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  11. you're on a good way. having goals and wanting to achieve them is one good step into a better, healthier, happier life.

    by the way, the nutella recipe i shared on my blog is really healthy and it's so delicious. and not too sweet. you should really try it. also if valentina likes nutella. that's a great alternative recipe.

    yep yellow really brightens up your days. guess it will become my new favourite apparel colour.
    launna, i haven't felt so well at the beginning of this week, but it gets better. life is too beautiful to be sad.

    i'm also glad to hear that you also like the new colour of my book shelves. i also love refinishing furniture, but it's a difficult and sweatsoaked work. but it's worth it. i would love to see your 'new' dresser. sounds like a nice project. you should begin it. changing colours also change your life, to the better.

    i'm wishing you a wonderful, sunny and warm weekend my dear.
    glad we can call each other friends.

    much love!
    dahi

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  12. I love how you get inspired easily and find happiness in small things. Have a great weekend :)

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  13. It's good to be in the zone again. Good thing you found three people to walk with!
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  14. I understand the concept of "being in the zone." That's how I used to describe the times when I rolled strike after strike at the bowling alley or sunk every ball on the pool table, no matter how difficult the shot. (Trust me, it didn't happen very often!) To live one's life with that feeling every day would be amazing. I hope it happens for you, sweetie. Sounds like you're on your way to making it happen.

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  15. I knew someone once who loved to tell stories but he wasn't much of a writer. I told him he should record himself telling the stories, then pay a writer to transcribe it and turn it into a novel. It could work!

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  16. It feels wonderful to be in the zone, doesn't it? That's basically why I started being more productive in my planner--I figured that if I actually wrote out my personal goals, I would get around to doing them. And it's been working out so far :)
    A book! That sounds amazing :) I love writing, but I never get around to finishing stories. I guess that will have to be a personal goal to set for myself.
    I hope you're able to accomplish all of your personal goals, I know you can do it! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    MJ // www.littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com

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  17. Hello Launna, Wow congratulations on such a great planned. That's real awesome:). I love the fact, how cool and brave woman you are, that means you also deserve most happiness as much as other women does. I'm glad that you found the friends to walk with, that's so lovely. I have been real busy and busier about register all the boys back to school, it's a week of registration in Atlanta areas. I'm running between school and doctors offices, also school supplier, new shoes, new clothes for all the boys, you knew all about that with Valentina as well:). Wish you all the best of you are going to do sweet Launna. Cheerssss.

    Good luck with upcoming classes Launna.

    Wishing you a lovely Friday and upcoming weekend.

    oxox http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  18. I am so glad you have found your zone again! Makes life so much easier if you can feel good about the choices you are making! As for your book -- do you really think you should change it? I think your own voice and your own style is part of what makes you -- you. Just a thought...

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  19. I have read that it's good to stop diet sometimes and eat a cake or something with more calories, just to cheat your stomache. xoxo

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  20. Dear Launna, food and exercise... I should do some Pilates and walking every day, it's a promise I do to you... and to me :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.it

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  21. this is a really great post! I just started this year trying to work hard on food and work out and its hard! it really is a life style change in a good way :)
    kelseybang.com

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  22. So glad that you fined your zone! :-) Stay positive! It haves effect on your mind/body!
    Keep up the good work Launna!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  23. I admire your will power to find happiness in small things. Have a great weekend ... hugs from Brazil :)

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  24. Dear Launna, eating anf sleeping habits also affects a lot I realise. I'm glad you are finding similar poeple who share similar moments as it makes relating to the other person so much easier!
    Love Nilu Yuleena,
    from
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  25. Ficar com o cabelo oleoso é complicado, né?!

    Planejar é sempre importante. Força para alcançar todos os objetivos! ;)

    Ótima sexta, Launna!

    Beijo! ^^

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  26. Welcome back to the zone. I love that you can walk the neighbor's dog. They probably appreciate that, and the dog probably does too. :)

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  27. I can relate to this too. Thank you for your thoughtful posts and your friendship.

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  28. I tried to comment on my iPhone when I first read this. It wouldn't let me! So frustrating!!

    I love that you are in the "zone." I need to get there too! When I was doing so well and was losing I was definitely in the zone. I didn't care what anyone around was eating or doing, I had my own plans. When I'm not in the zone I have a much harder time dealing with temptations.

    A book is so exciting! I can't wait to see what you have done!!!

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  29. I too sometimes have this feeling of being out of the zone...Good luck with being back on track in terms of food and health :)

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  30. Since my recent bout with illness, I have been eating several small (and healthy) meals a day and I have never felt better! I always enjoy your posts, Launna, thank you so much for sharing.

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  31. absolutely beautiful
    I posted a new OUTFIT, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    http://tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

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  32. Launna, I can totally relate about being in the zone, not for food and exercise, but for my finances. I've created a plan, set up a budget, and put it into action. Being in the zone, feeling focused and knowing without a doubt that my finances are improving everyday. In celebration to being in the zone!!!! Awesome!!!

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  33. i'm glad you liked my origami butterflies :)

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  34. i'm glad you have planned everything again. :)
    have a nice sunday darling
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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  35. I'm so happy you are feeling so motivated. You can achieve all you want, I'm sure. Have a lovely Sunday, Launna!

    Jasmine ♥
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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  36. Going outside your comfort zone puts you in the zone. The zone is much bigger than the comfort zone. Live in the zone even if it’s scarier. Keep up the good work Launna, can't wait to read your book!!

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  37. "In the zone" is ringing in my head now as a commercial but I can't think of it just now. Congrats on getting in the zone. I feel that way about writing - I'm trying to get there. I've been toying with the idea of turning comments off. I thought maybe if I didn't worry about whether or not someone was reading it, I would write no matter what. I don't know. I probably won't do that. LOL. I need to find a exercise companion. There's an aqua spin class at the gym but I don't want to go try it by myself.

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  38. My dear Launna, I nominated you for Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you visit my blog, you can find the prize :)
    http://bellezzefelici.blogspot.it/2014/08/the-very-inspiring-blog-award.html

    xoxo Elena
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  39. have a nice week sweet Launna
    new post from my blog http://tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

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  40. I am excited for you Launna and admire your will to step out of the comfort zone. you inspire and motivate me always through your comments, I am thankful. I wish you well and sending positive energy your way.

    Anne
    www.liebeladies.com

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  41. Another great post.Cant wait to read how your book turns out
    Cheers

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  42. Thats always better to be in the zone! I understand what you must be feeling and loved it! :)

    Love
    Charu
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/
    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/

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  43. Love the Idea of a Book <3 ,also great Letter ,and the Quotes are so much Inspiration!

    Have a wonderful Sunday Launna ,kisses :***

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  44. I'm so glad hearing your news. I love walking ahead because it help me to feel better phisically and emocionally. It's so nice to feel we are on the good zone
    kss a lot
    new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/2014/08/lemon-print-mini-dress.ht

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  45. I'm so happy to see that you're inspired and motivated. I think a long walk can be not only an exercise but also a moment of mental relax, I mean, a moment for yourself where you can clear up your thoughts or not thinking about anything at all and just relax. I'm sure you're gonna enjoy it :)
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

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  46. I have pretty slow metabolism, and I have to work twice as hard as some other people, and the key of success is to never give up! Even if you eat something wrong, see it as a mistake you made and keep going with the healthy life. At least that`s what I learnt. :) Good luck!

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  47. Wishing you an amazing week sweet Launna
    Kisses and Happy Monday
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary Fashion blog

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  48. great post dear. right on time I've been trying to convince my self to do the things i really wanna do now before its too late. thanks for sharing =) new post in my blog. thanks for the visit
    http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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  49. I love the quotes Launna, they're so inspiring!

    www.nevernotinspired.de

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  50. good for you! i need to get back in the zone myself.

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  51. I will fight for it!!!! Those are the best words Launna. Whatever it is we want, it really is worth fighting for. Stay strong Girl and have an amazing week.

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  52. Dear Launna, happy week of Ferragosto, it's the central week of August in Italy when most of the people are on holidays :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  53. thanks for your comment darling
    http://tr3ndygirl.com
    have a nice day

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  54. I agree it is a good idea to list your goals. Knowing where you are going is the first step to getting there. :-)

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  55. beautiful post!♥ I haven't been in the zone for some time too.. I stopped going to the gym because I was too busy with my school exams and I haven't started following my healthy routine yet. Have a lovely day dear!:)

    www.Lorietta.cz

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  56. I need to get back into the zone and get in shape, I have had other more important things I have been focusing on.

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  57. Doesn't it feel awesome to clean out your drawers and throw out all the junk? Personally I hate cleaning but it feels so good afterwards! ;)

    http://bellapummarola.blogspot.it/

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  58. I'm happy you're in the zone again and keeping busy! It's the best thing for you! XO

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  59. Have a nice day, Launna. I couldn't do any Pilates yesterday, but I played basket with my kids :)))

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  60. Wow Launna, that's amazing you're writing a book and I think writing the way you talk to family and friends is the best because it makes it more relatable so don't feel like it's wrong. :) Also, I know what you mean about being out of the zone. Sometimes I work out 2 days in a row and think I can keep this up forever and then the next week is a whole different story. It's definitely a mental game and it sounds like you have a great game plan taking it day by day. Inspiring post as usual. :)

    xoDale

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  61. sweety have a wondereful rest of the week and stay strong!

    <3

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  62. Hi Launna! That's great that you found three people you can walk with. Company will definitely make for funner walks!

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  63. inspiring! good luck!! enjoy your meal planning. :-) God bless Launna:)

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  64. A book!!! Now that is a big thing. All the best. Don't let the editors kills the spirit.

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  65. Good luck with your book! I think I'll get back in the zone with food and exercise too. I've been needing to do that, but keep putting it off. You've inspired me. Thanks!

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  66. It feels so good to get organized and redirected! I did some major organizing last night; felt amazing!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  67. Thank you very much for your comments and for your likes, now I'm between going shopping or stay in bed, lol. Have a great day!

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  68. Launna...i am so glad that you've got everything together now! It's all about major organising!! And you are in the midst of it!! <3 It's nice to have the clouds cleared away so that we can see a better view! <3 And i am also so happy that you're spending more time with Valentina!! :) <3

    http://anshul90.com

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  69. Hi adorable Launna,
    Have an amazing day
    Kisses <3 <3 <3
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  70. I think your book will be amazing judging from the way you write your blog. Your very inspiring and I admire how you keep refocusing and staying on the right path. Your dedication is inspiring!
    Www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  71. Arrasou essas mensagens é tudo de bom
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  72. Wowww you are writing a book! So happy for you.. All the very best..
    And its nice to see that you have found new buddies for night walk. Enjoy! :)
    Your blog inspire me that i should stop being a lazy bum ;) and be little organized. :p
    Take care. Hugs!

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  73. Wahoo! That is a great place to be. I can't wait until I can get moved into my new house and settled back into a sense of "normal." Maybe then I'll find a great zone. I love that you've tracked down walking buddies. My mom used to do that, and I'd love to get into it, but not until I've moved. Yeah. Everything waits for that. =)

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  74. Pretty amazing. I have not looked at life this way. I will be opening up my mind more often. Thanks for the great perspectives.

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  75. Dear Launna, I hope you are well and having a nice day!
    A big hug from Italy :)))

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  76. Popping by to wish you a blessed week my sweet Launna. I've been too busy this week with my boys back to school and they're already got a cold from other kids from school. It has been only the 3rd day of school and already sick. You don't want to know how I feel:). I'm thinking not sending them to school tomorrow.

    Take care Launna.

    http;//www.attraction2fashion.com

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  77. <3 You are such a great inspiration <3 :)

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