Holiday Strategy Tip #2: Run up to the starting line. When I was an assistant track coach (decades ago), I observed that there were a number of events in which the athlete ran up to the starting line- and then threw, hurled, jumped, etc. That means that before s/he actually got measured for jumping, throwing,..
Mindset has to be your starting point It’s already started, of course. The holidays. It used to be that Thanksgiving started the holiday season. But now it’s Halloween. You’ve already had to deal with Halloween at home- and now co-workers are bringing candy into the office to get it out of their house. Thank you..
You just read about how Max learned how to go down our backyard slide, right? (If you haven’t, click here and read that post first). So what about you- what’s YOUR slide? Let’s do a quick application of Max’s learning process- but let’s go back one more step. You see, Max had to decide what..
January 2017 happened fast! I decided to participate in Mannatech’s 90 Days to a New You Challenge…which I started it officially on Wednesday, Jan. 4. I have a team of three women who live in Phoenix area, and we make up TeamPhoenix. There are certain requirements for the Challenge. We have to take measurements, photos and..
Expectations during the Holidays A pastoral family has a different Christmas experience: it comes with the territory. You adjust expectations and ‘do the next thing.’ My list of the next thing is always quite different, however. LOL! Reality Then, just before Christmas, we welcomed Sadie into our family: a new life. Precious. Beautiful. So much..
Your Report Card What kind of a grade did you give yourself for following through with your specific goals for the evening? Pass??? or Not??? If you feel good-to-great about your outcome, bump fists and high five! If you don’t feel so good physically, and you don’t feel so good emotionally about your decisions..
As it turns out, there are a number of eating strategies that can kick in before you actually arrive at that holiday party or event. Here are a few that I’d like to pass on. Have as many normal days as possible prior to your party. Maintain a schedule that would include the basic lifestyle..
You know it’s already started. That’s right: the 2015 Holiday Season. What was your score for the Halloween kick-off week-end? Did you satisfy-or intensify- those sugar cravings? How many Snickers bars did you slip out of your kids’ trick or treat bags? Now that we are into November: Are you ready for the next holiday, more..