ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Fiftyfive and Fabulous

Updated on September 5, 2015
AnneKsksk profile image

Anne retired from a 35 year corporate career to write her first children's fiction novel and blog about women's issues.

Source

Not another diet plan!

Before I begin I would like to state that I am not a doctor, nor am I any kind of expert in diet and nutrition. I am writing this blog for anyone who has ever been stuck in the diet wobble. The wobble is a place of wanting to lose weight, starting the diet and exercise plan, and then blowing it off one or two weeks later. This is also written for anyone who is annoyed with those of us stuck there. I mean we should know better. Right?

The answer to that is yes! We do know better. Being overweight, a lot or a little, is not something anyone aspires to. We know it is not healthy. And it has been made clear how much we offend others by our mere existence. So far I have not met the woman who enjoys the leers and hrrmphs from a teeny-tiny ten dressed in her white yoga pants! The world can rest assured that most of us would very much like to be in perfect health.

Aside from the physical and emotional conditions that trigger overeating and complacency, there are other variables affecting us. And no matter how hard some of us try, we may still fail at losing the pounds.

I will not make a list of foods to avoid, exercises to tighten the booty, or herbal remedies to achieve weight loss. I am only a woman who is going to turn fifty-five years old next month, and I have been on the diet wobble for the last two years. During this time I found one sure thing that affects my weight loss. When I am stressed, or depressed, and in the mindset that I have to lose weight, I gain weight! When I feel good, and I’m not thinking about how much weight I gained, I lose weight!

I am convinced that the changes we make today regarding our emotional well-being, will make a significant impact on our health tomorrow. Nothing too new really, I mean you hear about mind, body and soul all the time. But personally I have not found much information that focuses on the latter- our souls. In this blog I will share encouraging, inspirational and hopefully funny stories that will help us all reach a higher level of love and acceptance toward self. Sounds challenging? Read on.

Try standing naked in front of the mirror and tell that stranger, “I love you!” (This has been suggested by others who are probably not weighing in at 175 pounds.) At first the words may not be sincere. You may want to throw the 5 pound hand weight and risk being handed 7 years of bad luck. I implore you to refrain, nothing is worth making this harder.

Instead, force yourself to say the words, "I love you." Then make it a habit. Do not think anything negative about your body. If you start to fall into that old habit, excuse yourself and correct the thought or the statement with “I’m sorry. I love you. Please forgive me.” Then let it go and move on!

Continue to say and think the positive. “I love who you are inside. I love who you are now. I love you so much, that I want to help you feel better. I love you so much, that I want to you to be here to play with your grandchildren. I love you so much, that I want you to be happy.”

The next morning try starting with, “Hello, Beautiful! This is your day to feel good all over. Keep up the good work!”

Don’t worry, we can work our way up to naked yoga!

Throughout the day when a low point sets in, or some stresses get your heart thumpin’, put on the Gayantri Mantra or the 528 hz frequency to the Tibetan bowls. Both are very relaxing and empowering vibrations. I use 528 hz often when I cannot sleep.

Next, look for a creative outlet such as painting, making jewelry, or decorating your home. I just completed writing my first novel, a fiction story for children. Nothing during my thirty-five year career has ever given me such satisfaction!

Finally, surround yourself with people who you respect and love, and vice-versa. This may be difficult to achieve for some people, but it is important. Healthy relationships are one of the most important ingredients to a soul’s health.

I look forward to hearing back from anyone who tries these soul exercises. For me consistency is important- after only one day of meditation I felt wonderful. But since making these habits part of my daily routine I have begun my journey back toward ultimate health.

Here’s to Happy!

Anne

© 2015 Anne T Kerrigan

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • AnneKsksk profile imageAUTHOR

      Anne T Kerrigan 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Hi Karen. So glad you enjoyed it! Please share with your friends, I will add a post weekly with similar words of encouragement.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)