Change My Thoughts, Transform My Life

I have been so busy and then I finally had a three day weekend... Saturday Valentina went off to camp for 4 days, I hope she is having a lot of fun... the weather has turned out to be wonderful for her. I spent the whole day at the salon getting my hair cut and colored... it's a school but they do great work and for a really decent fee.  Sunday I was wiped out, all I did was relax and get caught up will all my blogs... I had taken 3-4 days off reading and commenting... I really needed the time to refresh.

Today I spent more time cleaning and organizing... now that I have things in order, I just want to keep it up... I don't want to go back to where I was, it was overwhelming and depressing. One of the best decisions I made was to hire the lady that has helped me get my life and house in order. Since I am organized with my house, I have a strong desire to cook at home, instead of stopping off at the grocery store every morning for lunch, I pack a tasty and healthy one at home. 
So food wise I am feeling great, I am using My Fitness Pal and I'm tracking my food daily... I am not feeling like I am missing out as I am enjoying the fruit and vegetables that are available this time of the year... What I am struggling with is exercise, I don't know why I can't seem to push through like I did before. I just did it, I never used any excuses and I didn't care if I sweated... Lately all I do is rationalize about not exercising... which frustrates me as I know that moving more is a great way to get in shape and be healthy. 

I feel like I need to find that switch inside of myself that I found a few years ago... I was in the zone, nothing got in my way... I know that all I really need to do is just start, I have done it before, I can do it again... I don't have to go all out like I did before as I think that was a bit much for me and one of the reasons ended up getting hurt. I don't even want push to myself like I did before... I just want to start again and build on it over time. 
I have decided that I am going to exercise 3 times a week for a half hour each time per week to start with... it is something I can do so that I don't get hurt or give up. I would love to do it before I start work as that is the coolest time of the day, I am still waiting to work from home, I am not sure what the hold up is... all I can do it just be ready for when it happens... As soon as I do, I could exercise before work, have a shower, start work and kick off my day with a good start. 

Until that happens, I will have to make an effort to exercise after work, otherwise it could be another month and I would still be in the same place. The last thing I want is be in the exact spot I am right now... and I am the only one who can change it. Sometimes it's difficult to admit that it really is up to me, knowing this means that I need to put the effort in... no one will or can do it for me... I am hoping by changing my thoughts I will transform my life... again ...
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67 comments :

  1. Hi Launna. I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. I know what you mean about exercising. It can be quite hard especially when you are doing it alone you kind of have to motivate yourself. I start slow and slowly add more time. I usually go on the treadmill and do Jillian Michael's videos.
    BEAUTETUDE

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  2. I think you have the right attitude Launna! Little by little and step by step you will do it. You are so right changing your train of thought can be a challenging thing, but so worth the effort. Wish you all the best on all your goals this month.

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  3. Dear Launna, I hope you soon can work from home. So far the weather is good and commuting may be not heavy. I'm glad most things are going very well.

    Jasmine xx

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  4. Good to hear the healthy diet is going so well! I'm a real fruit lover so I really enjoy my five a day.

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  5. Hi sweetie,
    you are having the right attitude. I'm sure you are going to make it :)
    I should probably take you as an example!

    Kisses
    Maggie
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

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  6. Hi Launna! It's great to hear there have been more positive developments in terms of your living space, and you've been inspired to keep up the cleaning and organising. It's amazing what a difference it makes. Sometimes exercise can feel like a chore, but if you focus on the feeling it will give you, then I think you'll be more inclined to get started! Hopefully with a moderate approach, you'll feel the benefits of more exercise and also avoid getting injured, so you can stick to your health goals long-term.

    Wishing you lots of luck!

    Saba xx

    www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.com

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  7. August is nasty and disgusting and hot...even I am not walking around like I normally do, which is saying something. Take this time to enjoy your nice organized home. xoxo

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  8. Hi Launna I m glad about the changes u made in ur life and I understand how it feels.. an organized and disciplined life makes u more productive and helps u feel stress free... its good that u cook at home now - home food is the best food coz it is healthy any day.. Hope u find more motivation to exercise n loose the desired weight.. have a great week ahead ♥

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  9. I so understand your struggles and what you are going through. It is so hard to find that inner 'oomph' a second (or third) time. I have been in your shoes and they are ill-fitting shoes, aren't they?

    You can do it! You did it before and you can do it again...just baby steps--you don't have to be perfect (which I know that you strive for)--you just have to do the best you can at the moment you are in.

    Love to you- hang tough, girlie! xo Diana

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  10. I'm finding it hard to exercise too. In fact I haven't been to the gym for two months and I'm being debited for it. BUT I've been active playing football with my son and training while doing it. You'll get there, Launna. Take it one day at a time, please. Cheering for you from here. :)))

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  11. You have such a great outlook on everything! I hope it all works out for you! I loved this post! :)
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

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  12. Yep....you are determined and positive. Way to go and I believe Launna, anything you set your mind to do, you're going to do it!!! I have faith in you. Hugs and wishes for a great week.

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  13. so happy to read that you are eating well again
    I wish i was so determined when it comes to exercise like you

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  14. Sempre arrasando amei
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  15. Life has not been going my way this week. In a span of a week, we lost three pets, and a fourth is losing her eye. Its been hard. I am trying so hard to transform my thoughts to be positive. It can be hard sometimes... - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  16. Dearest Launna, I'm almost setting a track record for being Missing in Action but the past couple of days had been hard on me. Especially my personal well being. That being said now that I've managed to kind of tackle the issue, I believe I'll be following the same routine that you do. Well being, personal development. Thank you be for being ever so motivational!
    Love,
    Nilu Yuleena Thapa
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  17. I do exercises every day for me is my medicine to switch to the day I have to do it quickly but every day you can find the strength in your soul
    Kisses

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  18. Totally agree: everything You need is already insidie! Great post Launna!
    xo Paola
    Expressyourself
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  19. Hope Valentina is having fun/had fun at camp!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  20. I firmly believe that everything is in our heads, so your logic definitely makes sense to me!

    Bella Pummarola

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  21. That's a great start. With great qill power one can do wonders. I think you will do great and set your routine for exersice. Best wishes.

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  22. Yay for eating at home! I've been on an exercise kick. After our car accident in April, I've had a terrible time with my back--enough that I wasn't sure I'd be able to hack writing. 4 months of treatment later... Physical therapy was the best. I just finished and am now on my own to keep up the exercises. 1/2 hour each morning while I study. It's painful, but I know from experience if I don't keep it up, I will be in a miserable place. Unable to write. It's pretty strong motivation.

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  23. Dear Launna,
    I'm so happy for your long weekend. It's hard for me as well doing exercice, I feel tired. But we know well how important it is just moving everyday... Thanks for your lovely comment...
    A big hug :)

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  24. By controlling our thoughts, we can control our outlook on life.

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  25. Great Post Launna! i love the Quotes, amazing Inspiration!

    kisses :*

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  26. Postagem maravilhosa
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  27. Obrigada, Launna! *.*

    Acho importante isso de começar os exercícios aos poucos! Iniciar os exercícios com força total pode não ser muito bom. Devagar você consegue chegar onde quer!

    Ótima quarta!

    Beijo! ^^

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  28. I'm just nodding my head here, Launna.
    Yes to changing our minds and transforming our lives. Yes to all these.

    Hope all is well with you, my friend.

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  29. You posts really clear out many things going on in my mind and my life. You are a great motivator Launna :) <3

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  30. It is nice that Valentina went to camp, I never did when I was a child.
    Take care dear

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  31. I hope Valentina is having fun at camp!

    Good for you for working to stay organized. I love that having a more organized home is prompting you to make more meals and eat healthier. Great for your mind and body. Wishing you the best of luck with your new exercise plan. Hopefully getting into a routine will help. :)

    ~Jess

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  32. You are on the right track. Hopefully, it will come and all will be great soon! Yes, the heat is so awful here, I don't even want to think about getting out in it to walk. I know I should do something on the basement steps, but I haven't even had time for that lately. All the best. Hope you get the GO AHEAD to work from home, soon.

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  33. I am sure that you will achieve your goal. You always do and thus encourage all of us to follow your foot steps, by writing nice posts like this one. God bless you.
    I know that if I don't watch out I will be so off. Now I know that I am not the only one. I should always come here and check out as you always have something I get without looking for it.

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  34. A little bit of organization actually does wonders! I am a very messy person, and somewhere I feel that trait even affected my relationships - it may seem a strange metaphor, but I wish I could iron out the creases of my relationships in the same manner as I can iron and sort out my clothes. I'm getting my life back on track, trying to start from where I left - starting from the last memory I have of myself being happy and being "me" - I think I can build myself from there!

    Even though I don't visit this space regularly, your words give me comfort. Thank you for that! You are an inspiration!

    I'm sure you'll be able to stick to your goals and accomplish all that you've set your heart for! Best Wishes Always!

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  35. As always I am 4 days behind in my reading and I hope by now the change it thoughts is starting to really settle in. It is difficult! There was a time when I worked a job that allowed me to go to the gym at 5:30 AM. I would shower there and then go to work. It was a little extra effort but boy were those great days! It started me off so well! Fingers crossed for you!

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  36. I'm pretty sure she had great fun at camp. And I'm glad you got a chance to pamper yourself. I once got my hair done at a beauty college. It was pretty cheap and I was happy. I try to read blogs on Fridays only so I can work on other things during the week. I've kinda gotten used to that routine and it works. Glad you rested up for a few days. Food wise Ive done a lot of protein shakes, fruits and salads lately. I haven't been exercising too though and that can't be good. Have a fab weekend Launna.

    http://fashionablyidu.com/

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  37. Gosh, Launna, you have no idea how happy I am to read about these great progress you're making with your life. I remember you telling me that you don't enjoy cooking so to actually read that you're now cooking at home, wow, good on you!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  38. Dear Launna,
    tomorrow is Saturday at last, this week was a little hard. I hope to have a rest. I wish you a lovely weekend, hoping the weather will be good :)

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  39. I think it is a great idea to start slowly exercising three times a week. That sounds manageable and once you make that a routine, it will be easier to add another day or two when you decide you're ready. You certainly don't want to overdue and get injured again.

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  40. I feel like my legs are arms are going to old age. They're literally losing muscle mass before my eyes. I need to beef up an exercise plan to stop that now before it's too hard to do anything farily easily about it. Hurrah for getting your hair done, and for your daughter's good camp weather! :)

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  41. You need to find an incentive for yourself. Like once upon a time for me was if I exercised after work at the gym on my jobs side of town then I didn't have any traffic going home. I just had to pack my bag everyday and be ready. When that off time came in the afternoon I asked myself, do you want to sit in traffic or go to the gym. Then the drive home was wonderful. I hope you can find an incentive like that at least until you start to work from home. Then you can pop up and get it over with. That quote about making time and having time is so true and applies to a lot.

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  42. I hope Valentina had a wonderful time at camp.
    I think your exercise plan sounds good and makes good sense too, once you get into the routine I'm sure you will find it easy to maintain - and be so pleased you are doing it!

    Enjoy the rest of this weekend, and have a good week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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  43. Hi Launna,

    What a sweet post! I can't wait to see a pic of your new haircut. I can relate to not wanting to be in the same place as time passes by. Inspiring post.
    Lesley

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  44. I love the title of this post. Very inspirational! I'm in exactly the same place exercise-wise right now. I have yet to find that switch again. Three times a week sounds like the perfect regimen though. I think the key is to just start again! Have a lovely weekend.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  45. sounds like we are going through similar things. I've spent the last week sorting out EVERYTHING. so many things had piled up over the past year, or maybe more, physical, mental, digital. I needed a purge and a good dose of sorting and organizing. I'm feeling much lighter. I'm struggling with eating well and working out too, and am hopeful that this will become easier once I feel things are in order again. it's strange how hard it is to keep these things up, and how we go through good phases just to see it all collapse, over and over again, and how we have to start over and over again too.

    I hope you are nevertheless enjoying your summer. I am :) xoxo

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  46. I want make time, sometimes I am so busy with so many stuffs that I feel I didn´t enjoy my day and sometimes I go out and see the sky and breath because I need feel a bit alive.
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  47. You're right. Although it doesn't feel like it sometimes, we ALL get the same 24 hours every day, so we do HAVE the time. It's the management of that time that gets problematic. If something is a priority for you, you WILL find the time to do it. Your plan to exercise a half an hour at a time, three times a week, is manageable. You can do it. Go for it!

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  48. Kudos to you for staying on track. I love home cook food but won`t mine to eat out from time to time. All the best with without exercise and work.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  49. Launna, eu tenho muitos pincéis! Mas confesso que não uso todos! hehehe!

    Ótima segunda!

    Beijo! ^^

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  50. Dear Launna as you said, the change is inside, in the head. We are what we think. Our life begings every day in our thoughts so we must be careful with that because after thought come feelings and the the kind of action we make. The best is that we can recognize where we fail and then... change it.
    kss Launna and good week
    New post in my blog!

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  51. I know you will, Launna! You're strong and you're wise, you know what is good for you and you go for it. I think it's a great idea to start with three times a week for half hour. Probably after that half hour you even want to continue for another half hour, who knows? I'm sure you're gonna get back on track soon, dear Launna. :)
    xx

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  52. Your positive attitude will definitely help you to transform your life. I love your optimism and energy!

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  53. Getting started is always the hardest part for me. I have to take it one day at a time. I know you will be successful!

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  54. Dear Launna,
    I've come back from work today and wanted to sleep, I was so tired. But little Raffaele, 3 years old, is still too young and wished to play with me...
    Thanks a lot for your lovely comments on my posts. Have a wonderful evening :)))

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  55. Launna! Também gosto de marrons! E aquelas cores são perfeitas para sobrancelhas mais claras e também mais escuras.

    Ótima quarta!

    Beijo! ^^

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  56. Postagem ótima sucesso Lau
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  57. Hi Launna,

    I hope you are doing well, which you seem to be. Thanks for all your kind words on my blog! Have a great weekend!!
    Lesley Kim

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  58. I know just how it feels to know that you really ought to be doing something but somehow manage to not be doing it. It can get you depleted because whenever you think of what you should be doing that you haven't started doing, you literally feel drained and disappointed. I'm glad you've got the right attitude to it though..... I know just how it feels. I hope you get out of this phase sooner dear, I know you've got it! #morepower

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