Hello to my Journal & Friends,
When I was a kid, I remember hearing the saying: "Eat the meat and spit out the bones."
I didn't really know what it meant as kid, but now it's been a huge help to me as I visit various blogs. I can take what is helpful to me personally, and leave the rest.
"Eat the meat and spit out the bones."
Let's face it... not all ideas are created equal. And some are great, but they just aren't our "style".
I hope that is what people feel free to do with what I write here. I'm no expert at anything. I just share ideas that have helped me personally, or stuff that I am learning about.
We are all so different, with differing needs and situations. So there is NO one-size-fits-all on this journey to health.
(Polydactyl Maine Coon kitten)
The other simple concept that has helped me is one word: MODIFY
Instead of focusing on what I can't do, I focus on what I CAN do. I modify. I make it work.
Back when I first started exercising at 460 pounds, all I could do was lay on my bed, put on a Richard Simmons exercise tape, and pretend I was standing. I modified the moves, and followed along. I loved it! It was so much fun, and I fell in love with exercising to DVD's.
Now I have several different exercise DVD's, and until recently all of them were the "regular" kind, not Chair exercises. I just modified! It is so simple, there is no reason to say I "can't" do it.
Don't like the original? Modify.
Can't use the whole idea? Eat the meat and spit out the bones.
Change it. Modify it. Take what works for YOU, and shrug off the rest.
You might be surprised at some of the blogs I visit. But I can almost always find SOMETHING of value... one or two sticks to take away and throw on my bonfire to keep the blaze burning brightly!
I appreciate reading other blogs, and all the ideas and inspiration that people so generously share. And it helps to know I'm not alone on this journey, that others understand and go through some of the same things.
If you can only use a tidbit here and there from my blog, then that's GREAT! To me, it's a way to pay it forward. Just eat the meat, an' spit out the bones.
From Dr Phil's book: "Should it be true, then you must DEAL with it. If it's not true, kick it out!"
My verse for today: "I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me."
My quote for today: "If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in bed with a mosquito."
Enjoy the Journey,