Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20th, 2014 I Ran (So Far Away)

October 20th, 2014 I Ran (So Far Away)

I woke up this morning hardly recognizing the man in the mirror. How does my hair get so jacked up in the middle of the night? I mean, really? (I wish I would have snapped a selfie) My hair was doing cool 80's style things as if I had joined A Flock Of Seagulls tribute band. It wasn't the wild hair, though. It was more the feeling of a completely rested body and mind. I slept for 11 hours straight!

Today was another vacation day for me since I hadn't planned on being back from Vegas until this morning sometime.  I enjoyed a day off, relaxing--catching up on blog comment replies, emails and fixing the Vegas posts with the Tweet embedding issues.

I also started working on what is my next project, it's MP3's and Audio CD's titled: "Weight Loss Meditations." I have a lot of writing ahead of me for this one. With WLM, you'll be able to select the meditation that fits what you're experiencing and how you're feeling. Feeling empowered and right on track? There's a two minute motivational meditation for that! Are you challenged and feeling weak? There's an encouraging meditation for that, too! Are you feeling stuck and unmotivated? Listen to track 40! Did you just have an awesome weigh-in? Perfect, listen to track 13. Was it a horrible weigh-in experience? Track 17 will help you gain some perspective. Do you have a big dinner with family, friends or coworkers coming up and you're feeling anxious? Listen to track 52 on your way to the event. I plan on creating somewhere in the neighborhood of eighty different two minute messages, delivered in a calm and soothing way, designed to motivate, encourage and inspire in three different categories: Before Bed, First Thing, and Right Now! And each will have sub categories like the above descriptions.

I'm putting WLM ahead of book number two on my list of priorities. Right now, I'm pumped up about both, more than ever!

I had a wonderful weekend. I needed a good recharge! I had a good and relaxing day, today. I needed a day to simply chill. I made it to the store and prepared a wonderful dinner at my place. Usually we go out for dinner, but my goodness--I've had so many meals out lately, I lost count! So I prepared a gluten free pasta dinner at home. Amber enjoyed it very much! I am not gluten free (see Joseph's Pitas in my Twitter feed), but I do like to limit the gluten when I can. The dinner was nice!

I'm looking forward to getting back to the YMCA tomorrow and back into my work routine and everything else routine! Being into a different routine the last several days has shown me that I can break from the norm without breaking my commitment to taking extraordinary care. What I do in the foreground of my life can change often, what I do in the background with my food and exercise mustn't change. As long as I keep this perspective, I feel like I can take on the challenges along this road and have a decent shot of winning.

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Thank you for reading and your support,
Strength,
Sean

16 comments:

  1. Gotta have that crunch. You have addicted me to those darn tostada shells. :)

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    1. The crunch will get ya!! I love the crunch--that's why I love 'em so!! Take something creamy and delicious and pair it with that crunch--oh my, you gotta winner!! Glad you're loving them too!

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  2. 11 hours? I got 4! You stole my sleep.

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    1. LOL, Natalie! It was a rare thing for me, that's for sure!! I was wondering why I was dreaming about all things Australian! :)

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  3. Looking forward to the meditations, Sean! Hey, what brand are those tostada shells? I never have had them, would like to try.

    Dede

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    1. I am too, Dede! It'll be a very interesting project! Those tostada shells were Best Choice, a store brand. I also have and use Guerrero brand. And I've tried a few other brands. Honestly, one isn't better than any other. The calorie counts vary according to size, though. I've had some that checked in at 50 calories--and some at 65 calories. It's delicious to me, for sure! I hope you like 'em!

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  4. Good restful sleep can make such a difference! Glad you got your rest and got back in one piece :)

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  5. I always need a day to recover from a trip. Those meditations sound fantastic!

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    1. Yes, indeed! I could have used a couple days! Connie--I'm super excited about the meditations audio project! It's the perfect project for me! Loving it!

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  6. Don't you just love a chill day?? I call them "mental" health days.. I love them! Nice job on keeping on track through out your trip and then home. I think sometimes we give ourselves permission just because we are away to eat what we want. I personally think it just derails us. Your new project sounds interesting!
    Rosie

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    1. "Mental Health Days," I like that!
      Yeah--the old mindset that a trip away must include eating large amounts of food in order to be fun, just doesn't apply anymore. I had a great time--even better, because I feel great about my choices. My focus wasn't on the food--it was on the people around me and everything else that is Vegas! Thank you, Rosie--I'm looking forward to getting this project finished and ready to ship!

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  7. So happy to hear you've had a good trip recovery! :) Reorientation isn't always easy but getting enough sleep sure helps.
    Your meditation project sounds GREAT! Is it going to be on a DVD? Do you have a deadline in mind? I know it usually takes 2 years to write a book. What is the expected timeline for this project? Or am I asking too many questions too soon!?
    Our "taking extraordinary care of ourselves" running in the background while life is moving us through our days is the best advice/visual method you have given me to make it through my Permanent weight loss!!!! Thank you so much Sean.

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    1. Nancy, it'll be available on regular CD's and as MP3's for digital music players.
      I would really like to have it ready for orders and shipping by the middle of December, but I'm afraid that's not enough time. Realistically, I'm looking at Spring 2015--and that's if I get on it and start making even more progress right now!
      I'm overjoyed that the "running in the background" visualization clicked well for you!! That's so awesome, Nancy!! You're very welcome--and thank you for your tremendous support!

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  8. Do you have an audio meditation that's just you screaming "DON'T EAT THOSE CHIPS, JACK!" at the top of your lungs?

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    1. Jack, great idea!!! Custom packages! LOL Funny, sir.

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