October 30, 2010

Add a habit of success to your life!

Whatever you do again and again turns into a habit just like putting on your seatbelts which is a great habit!  My habits have a profound effect on the quality of my life. The last 10 months have proven that to me without a doubt.

My horrible lab work results at the beginning of the year has drastically changed my habits! My eating habits, exercise habits and total lifestyle has changed with one blood work results that was so frightening and continued to get worse every two weeks and blood was drawn repeatedly out of concern.

I was feeling fine on the outside other than some weight I have gained during the last four years or so.  I learned to control my actions and habits and chose what I had to stop doing and develop a new and healthy way of life or things would turn grim.  I thought just my exercise in the pool was enough cardio but I was wrong……..need a lot more than that.

Though you can’t get rid of bad habits overnight, you can indeed choose and control them. I added so many new life changes and I certainly got rid of so many destructive ones that dramatically improved my life. I believe I was scared enough to do as I was told by my doctor. It took 10 long months to see improvements but they finally came. Thank goodness!

The Vegan Diet is the most difficult to do for me. I’m now allowed just a few things back like fish but still NO meat, dairy and grainy stuff like bread and crackers. Just eating fruits and veggies is boring but I have learned to make some new recipes that I enjoy some and some I don’t but I have programmed my head to be strict with myself. I didn’t say it would be easy!

I couldn’t believe that even small little habits made big differences. Because each time you do it, you steadily add more power to it. I added two more days to the gym. I now eat breakfast and lunch which I seldom ate………not to lose weight, I was just never a breakfast person and I was always running around at lunchtime doing errands but I now make it a must to eat breakfast and lunch. Actually, by not eating those two meals was causing me not to lose weight!

Think of what you can do, beginning right now to rid of an addiction. We get addictive to certain foods just like over the counter drugs or smoking or alcohol or any other addictive destructive things…………..Don’t wait until you become a senior citizen to start changing your life. Your quality of life will be so much better………trust me!  Keep in mind, your environment, selection of friends and choices of certain social activies can create bad habits!

I recall feeling like an outcast four years ago when I was the only one still smoking when all of my friends have stopped.  Now, I'm with the "In" crowd and on the right track!  I'm praying that some will kick the habit......you know who I'm talking about!

A dear friend recently gave me the recipe for WW muffins made with pumpkin.  Well, they tasted so good but were personally very addictive to me!  I did not have the willpower to have a dozen of these delicious things in my house so I had to give them to a neighbor!  LOL  I'm still craving them like I did the cigs when I stopped smoking so habits in all forms become addictive!

I got those new “Rocker” sneakers on sale for $32.00.  A fraction of the cost than the New Balance or other brandnames that cost $100.  First, let me start by saying that I was very skeptical and was an extreme doubter of the hype of this shoe. Such a weird shape and profile can really set anyone on the path of apprehension.  But they certainly force you to stand up straighter and align your spine. You have to get used to them at first and be super careful. I love them now! You definitely feel the burn in the back of your legs after a long walk or a Silver Sneakers Class routine!  I only wear them for walking and a workout.

P.S.  There was an 80 year old lovely lady in KMart that was wearing these Therashoe sneakers.....that sold it for me!  LOL  If she could handle the Rocker, then I knew I could do it too!

Add a habit of success to your life!

Hugs, Rose


  1. I'm glad you are doing so well. That would be scary enough to get me changing some things fast too. I try to eat balanced meals and keep active but don't work out at a gym. I still love my sweets though and eat them but I don't overdo. If change is required down the line, I know I'll do whatever it takes. I hope your Saturday is a great one!

  2. Rose,
    You are inspiration to everyone, I started back at the gym. And eating more fruits and veggies. Almost no meat at all.
    Thank you so much,

    Blessings, Donna Ying

  3. Glad the sacrifices are starting to pay off.

  4. Wow, you have continued on the diet, that is great. I just don't stick to things long, don't know why, I just start an exercise program, then switch in a few days.

    You have some stamina and fortitude to keep up with all of that. BUT then it must pay off, you eye shine and you look great in the newer picture.

    Take care and stay on the right road, I am hopin gto see a difference in my numbers next month.

    Love you,
    Sherry & Jack

  5. Good for you, Rose!
    I admire you for sticking to the Vegan diet
    and adding walking and exercise.
    I can't wait to see you!!!


  6. Congrats on the changes..working on mine too!

  7. I tried leaving you a comment earlier and it said "service not available? Odd
    I am sure your family must be so proud of you. Keep up the good work. You inspire me.

  8. -No. No. Don't make me give up my coffee and cigarettes. They are what hold me together. I promise I'll eat my fruits and vegetbles. Just let me slurp and puff.

  9. Glad to hear you're healthier. I'm afraid my habits will remain with me, but I do exercise and walk.


  10. This was a very encouraging post, and I'm glad your new habits are getting easier to keep up!