Bringing Enthusiasm To Life
“enthuse yourself and enthuse those around you”
"If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind."
~ Norman Vincent Peale
"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm."
~ Thomas J. Watson
Enthusiasm first appeared in English in 1603 with the meaning "possession by a god." The source of the word is the Greek enthousiasmos, which ultimately comes from the adjective entheos, "having the god within". Enthusiasm clearly has every day connotations of being "inspired" or "excited". Enthusiasm is a good feeling! I would be willing to bet that most people if required to do a particular task, would (if they knew that they could) choose to it with enthusiasm.
Read this paragraph and then try the following. Close your eyes, go inside and just pay attention. Think of a task that has neutral connotations. Something you probably should do, but you can't honestly say you are fired up by it. If you are anything like me, that shouldn't be too hard! Now, draw your attention to the quality of enthusiasm, and notice how you would feel having introduced the quality of enthusiasm to this task.
Doesn't that feel better! People like enthusiasm. They like feeling enthusiastic, and they like people to feel enthusiastic around them.
"Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone's interest." ~ Paul J. Meyer
Enthusiasm affects and infects communication in all directions. If you are explaining something to someone and they start to get enthusiastic about your ideas, then wow don't you start to feel good! Hey, you probably even decide that you really like that person. Here is a person who understands the important things, just like you!
"Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come from miles to watch you burn."
~ John Wesley
Conversely, your enthusiasm is infectious. People want to be around people who make them feel good. We recognize, at a deep level, that we perform better and appreciate life more fully when we feel enthusiastic (just look back at the origins of the word).
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Conquer Fear With Action
Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
When you dare to face the things that scare you,
you open the door to freedom and success.
Most of your obstacles would melt away if,
instead of cowering before them
or procrastinating about dealing with them,
you would make up your mind to walk boldly through them.
Don't be afraid to take the steps you need to take
to make those positive changes in your life.
To fight your fears, you must act.
Your fears increase when you wait, put off, or postpone.
If you understood your situation enough,
you would never be afraid.
The attainment of your dreams is but a determined action away.
Successful people take action.
Copyright 2007 www.yourdailymotivation.com
25 Ways to Get Back in the Groove
“Your body isn't going to change overnight. Adjusting your expectations will save you a lot of frustration.”
Remember that great fitness routine you were so into just before you started eating all that barbeque this summer and going to all those backyard parties? Well, if the passage of a few festive weeks has weakened your routine, you're not alone. Here are some tips for getting started (again), no matter what kind of fitness activity you participate in:
1. Hire a personal trainer for one hour and discuss short-term and long-term goals. It'll give you a good place to start, it'll give you a plan, and it'll motivate you to get moving again.
2. Sign up for an exercise class that you've never tried before. First, you might surprise yourself and find something you like, and second, exercising with other people is usually more fun than trying to get back into a routine by yourself.
3. Spice up your workout. During your first week back at your fitness facility, don't do the same workout twice. If you exercise three days a week, ride the bike on day one, do weight training on day two, and go for a swim on day three.
4. Avoid burn out (and injury.) Don't try to make up all your missed workouts all at once - work up to a regular regime.
5. Get the most out of your fitness investment. 30%-35% of people who join fitness facilities don't actually go - calculate what that costs and remind yourself of the value of your investment in fitness.
6. Give yourself a realistic pep talk. If you've been off the exercise wagon for the holidays, your body isn't going to change overnight. Adjusting your expectations will save you a lot of frustration.
7. Ignore the scale. Is dropping those extra holiday pounds your exercise incentive? Do yourself a favor and stay off the scale for three weeks to give yourself time to actually lose a pound or two.
8. Enjoy an outdoor workout. At least once a week, go outside to exercise (walking, running, cycling, blading, anything...). The varied terrain will challenge your body in ways that a treadmill (or other indoor machines) can't; the fresh air will feel good in your lungs; and if you live in a cold climate, your body will probably burn extra calories just trying to keep warm.
9. Keep an exercise journal so you can reflect on what you've accomplished and write down your new exercise resolutions (goals).
10. Make one appointment with a registered dietitian so you can get your eating habits back in check.
11. Exercise with a friend - a partner will keep you company and keep you motivated.
12. Start a "family workout" tradition. Make exercising with your mate or family a once-a-week affair. It's a good way to get everyone into exercise, it'll mix up your workouts, and if you've got kids, you may find yourself experimenting with exercise options you never thought of (the playground comes to mind).
13. Target your best time. Find the time of day when exercising feels best for you - it's a key component in making any exercise routine work. If you're not an early morning riser, then don't force yourself into becoming an early morning exerciser.
14. Schedule time to exercise in your date book like you would any other important appointment and give it the priority it deserves.
15. Break it up. If you don't have time in the day for an hour of exercise then break it up into two half-hour sessions. For example, do a half hour of aerobic exercise at lunch and schedule a half-hour after work to do weight training.
16. Focus on what's working now. It's true, there are lots of changes that happen to your body when you work out, but many of them won't happen right away. Look for the changes that you will notice immediately: more energy, a better ability to handle stress, more willpower, and the ability to get a better night's sleep.
17. Get aerobic fitness up to speed. Even if your exercise hiatus was a relatively short one (2 or 3 weeks), you've lost a lot of your cardiovascular fitness ability. But fear not, it'll come back.
18. Stay in your target heart rate zone while you're exercising so you know you're getting an effective workout (try using a heart rate monitor!).
19. Getting back to weight training? Whatever you used to do, cut the amount of weight by a third and the number of reps in half and then build up to your pre-holiday routine over the next three weeks.
20. Take care of your lower back - Without exercise, your lower back strength decreases, so risk of injury should be a concern. Think about good form and posture no matter what activity you're doing, and get some instruction on how to properly stretch after exercise.
21. Try swimming if you have the opportunity - it's a great gentle way to get an excellent cardiovascular workout.
22. Focus on short term goals when you're beginning again - like just getting to your exercise facility, for instance - they'll bolster your spirits big time.
23. If you don't like it, then don't do it! Too many of us suffer through exercise. There is too much to choose from to continue something you dislike, so try anything and everything until you find an activity you enjoy.
24. Eat well. You may be anxious to lose those extra holiday pounds pronto, but good food will give your body the nutrients and energy it needs.
25. Get a physical. Call your doctor and schedule a check-up. (Think - how long has it been since your last one?) Embarking on a New Year's exercise program is a great plan, but making sure your body can handle it is always a good idea.
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Making The Right Choices
"I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike."
-- Emile Henry Gauvreau
Once again, we invite you to look closely at what you are choosing for yourself.
- Why are you doing what you are doing?
- Would you prefer to be or do something different?
- How can you bring that ‘something different’ into reality?
"You make what seems a simple choice: choose a man or a job or a neighborhood -- and what you have chosen is not a man or a job or a neighborhood, but a life."
-- Jessamyn West
"Choice is destiny’s soul mate."
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Sugar Free Low Glycemic Low Carb Blueberry Almond Muffins
Carbs Per Serving: 4.3 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1/4 cup whole grain or soy flour
1 tablespoon butter melted
1/2 tablespoon molasses
1/4 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1 tablespoon butter melted
2 cups whole grain or soy flour
1/2 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup light ricotta cheese
1/2 cup half and half
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blueberries
1. Lightly coat twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper bake cups. Set aside.
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3. For muffins: In a large bowl, combine the the whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, baking powder, soda, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Set aside.
4. In a food processor or blender, combine ricotta cheese, half and half, buttermilk, egg, canola oil, vanilla, and almond extract. Cover; process or blend until smooth. Add ricotta mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Stir in blueberries. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling almost full. Sprinkle topping over muffin batter in cups.
5. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.
Total Calories: 2033
Calories Per Serving: 169.41
Total Fat: 132.2g
Saturated Fat: 34.8g
Total Carbohydrates: 148g
Carbohydrates Per Serving: 12.33g
Dietary Fiber: 35.8g
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