Monthly archive for November 2004

A Second Helping of Blessing, Please

A Second Helping of Blessing, Please

We live in an intense, driven and demanding world. It can be relentless to just stay even, not to mention what it takes to get ahead. Changes in the workplace, new fears in society, swirling demands on raising children, and then the exhaustion of just doing the right thing, for us are contributors to our feeling overwhelmed. It makes me tired just to think about it. And to add to the energy drain is the negative atmosphere that seems to permeate our entire environment. People want more of my time, my resources – more of me – and what I give seldom seems good enough. Where can I get more of what it takes just to be? I need a second serving of BLESSING, and yes you can “jumbo size” it. Being overextended causes feelings of exhaustion, if we do not have healthy portions of   energy boosting blessings. Finding ourselves

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F.O.C.U.S. Week

Praise God for my time at F.O.C.U.S. Week. I wish each First Place member could have the opportunity to attend. Try to imagine an entire week away from the normal routine and pressures of life, being able to focus on God, myself, and enjoy a week of physical activity. At home, I walk early in the morning for exercise, but at F.O.C.U.S. Week, I participated in aerobics in the morning, walked in the afternoon, plus attended a strength training or Pilate’s class. I tremendously enjoyed a second helping of exercise each day, and realized that I was not putting an overload on my level of exercise at home. I have continued participating in a second helping of exercise each day. If you have hit a plateau in your weight loss, consider adding an extra exercise time five days a week and you will begin to see a weight loss each

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