January 9 , 2005

Good day to all of you!

I hope our newsletter finds you and your family well.

Nothing else contributes as much to one's sense of well being and health as a positive mental attitude. A Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) can make a crucial difference to our lives. The difference between brooding over our problems and moving ahead; between living in the shadows and claiming a place in the sun, between wallowing in self-pity and helping others overcome.

In the sphere of health, nothing can contribute as much to a sense of well-being as a positive mental attitude. "I feel healthy, I feel happy, I feel terrific," is one of the slogans advocated by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone in their influential best-seller Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude. They recommend one to develop the PMA philosophy. "Prepare for any possible emergency. Always have something to live for. Never abandon hope", are some of the principles.

"He has lost the will to fight, to live" is a statement one hears often. Sometimes, doctors are baffled. While one patient succumbs easily to a particular disease, another makes a miraculous recovery. The miracle is often effected through PMA. While Negative Mental Attitude (NMA) spells defeat and death, PMA represents life and achievement. It is the wonder drug that enables the severely disabled to participate in the Olympics, travel across the world and climb the Everest. Here is to your Positive Mental Attitude in this New Year... because Attitude Determines Altitude.

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Self Discipline Is The Key
by: Brian Tracy

Elbert Hubbard defined self discipline as, "The ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not."

In the final analysis, success in any area requires tons of discipline. Self-discipline, self-mastery and self-control are the basic building blocks of character and high performance.

Focus Clearly on Your Number One Task
By focusing clearly on your most valuable task and concentrating single mindedly until it is 100% complete, you actually shape and mold your own character. You become a superior person.

You become a stronger, more competent, confident and happier person. You feel more powerful and productive.

Build Your Self-Confidence
You eventually feel capable of setting and achieving any goal. You become the master of your own destiny. You place yourself on an ascending spiral of personal effectiveness on which your future is absolutely guaranteed.

And the key to all of this is for you to determine the most valuable and important thing you could possibly do at every single moment and then, "Eat That Frog!"

Action Exercises
Once you start your most important task, discipline yourself to persevere without diversion or distraction until it is 100% complete. See it as a “test” to determine whether you are the kind of person who can make a decision to complete something and then carry it out. Once you begin, refuse to stop until the job is finished.

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Water Works
drink up to keep energy flowing

“You need to keep drinking water to replace the fluids you’re losing.”

Sweat acts as your body's air conditioner, helping cool your body's core temperature and muscles, which can generate eight to 10 times more heat during exercise than at rest. Drinking plenty of water - staying hydrated - during exercise, whether it's a run on a treadmill or a session with weight machines, keeps your cooling system running right and your muscles working at top form.

Humans sweat more than any mammal and, under normal conditions, you'll lose about one to two quarts of fluid for every hour you spend exercising. You need to keep drinking water to replace the fluids you're losing. Besides cooling the body, water helps your cells absorb minerals, vitamins, and glucose, the all-important muscle fuel that allows you to exercise.

Water and your workout
Staying hydrated is one of the most fundamental performance goals for any exerciser. It's important to drink fluids before, during, and after exercise. For optimal hydration, you need to:

Drink at least 20 ounces of fluid two hours before your exercise session. This provides the body enough time to absorb what it needs and excrete the rest.

Drink another eight ounces of water 15 minutes before you begin exercising.

Bring a water bottle to your workout.

Drink during your workout. While exercising, consume a cup of water every 15 minutes. Don't rely on thirst. By the time you feel thirsty, you may already be two quarts of fluid below normal and in a dehydrated state.

Drink after your workout, but weigh yourself first. While the scale may show a post-exercise weight loss, it's not body fat that's been lost, but water. To regain proper fluid levels, drink a pint of water for every pound of weight that's been lost.

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Fear Lives In The Future

"We can't fear the past. Fear is a future thing. And since the future’s all in our heads, fear must be a head thing."

-- Tom Payne

It helps to understand that fear is usually a projection into the future. We typically fear what MIGHT happen rather than what is happening now.

Susan Jeffers notes that 90% of what we fear usually does not materialize. So replace your images of disaster on the TV screen in your mind with awareness of what is really happening. And don’t allow your thinking to change channels.

"I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me."

-- Erica Jong

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2 cups apple cinnamon tea
2 scopes sugar free protein powder - vanilla
1/4 cup whole milk
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