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Day 28 - Deal With It ... Happily!

Photography courtesy Max Wanger

A lot of people, over the years, have told me that I am too-hard-on-myself because I never feel I have tapped my full potential and believe there is always something I can do to make things better. But you-know-what, I think people are wayyy-too-easy-on-themselves (Just to clarify, having a pity-party of one, at home doesn't count as being hard on yourself). Most people are affected by everything that happens in life so strongly. One set-back and they are shattered. One victory and they go crazy. Personally, I don't see the point of gloating or crying over every small incidences in life till the final goal is achieved. What I am trying to say is that how/when I enjoy my life is not dependent on the miniscule incidents that occur on everyday basis. I constantly strive to live-in-today provided it's not going to be an obstacle to my long-term goals.

The point of setting goals is that you follow-through with them. As my husband often quotes, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." God forbid if I fail, the first time around, then I get-my-act-together and make new ways to achieve my goals. Let's face it, life is never going to be a bed of roses. There will always be hurdles, things going wrong at the last minute, unexpected circumstances, blah ... blah ... blah ... snore ... So one has to put on her big-girl-boxers-and DEAL WITH IT!

Here, I am not just talking about health and fitness. This is my attitude towards anything and absolutely everything in life. And also, if you come to think of it worse-to-worse what will happen? You might die! But that's inevitable, regardless!

*Word Goal is used as a synonym for everything in life one wants to achieve, personally or professionally.

This is Jillian Michaels

I was reading Jillian Michaels website, as my constant greed for fitness trivia, I found her tips on shedding 5-10 pounds in 30 days. This seems like a lot of work and tremendous will-power to restrain from everything good in life. I am already breaking my neck over here. I do not know if I can do this (but I want to ...) but in case any one of you are interested, her tips are as follows:
  1. Cut your sodium to 1,000 mg a day.
  2. Drink at least 80 ounces of water daily.
  3. Cut out processed foods.
  4. Abstain from alcohol.
  5. Train at 85 percent of your MHR (maximum heart rate) for 1 hour 5 times a week
Week 4 | Day 28 | 13th September 2009
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