Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Transformation 101 - “Out With the Old and In With the New”

Happy New Year everyone and I hope 2013 truly brings you and yours the happiness and joy that you so deserve.  Well we are still here and the world did not end on December 21, 2012, as many had predicted.  Instead, we have entered a new era in our existence -- a new beginning – a  renewed enlightenment and spiritual awakening.  

We have entered a time of peace and harmony, hope and change, love and understanding and a time of desire and ability to take back what has been taken from us. . . our dignity as human beings.  We will no longer be subjected to tyrannical governments and human degradation. 

We will stand as one against evil and injustice and pursue our right to exist in a free and just world.  The time has come.  The time is now!  The scales have tilted and the power is now with the people.  

First of all we need to make New Year Resolutions and set personal goals in our lives. Setting goals are what motivates people into action.  One of your main goals should be to obtain regular physical activities.  Remember your body is meant to stay in motion.  

It’s estimated by many experts that this will be the first generation that “WILL NOT” outlive their parents.  The main reason is genetically modified foods which have no nutritional value and leading a sedentary (sitting posture) lifestyle. 

A sedentary lifestyle or “the couch potato lifestyle” has contributed to over 200,000 PREVENTABLE deaths a year. The leading causes of death for people with heart disease, cancer, stroke, kidney disease, liver disease, and diabetes are most strongly influenced by lifestyle.

People who get regular exercise are healthier -- mentally as well as physically and spiritually, than people who don’t! They live longer! They’re happier! Their brains even work better!

The more fit you are, the longer you are likely to live.  Being fit usually means you engage in some type of “cardio” or “cardiovascular” exercise.  Cardiovascular exercises are any type of exercise that gets your heart rate up and keep it up for at least 30 minutes or more. 

Everyone should be engaged in some type of cardiovascular exercise (fast or power walking, running, aerobics, swimming, bicycling/spinning, etc.) at least 3, 4 or 5 days a week for 30 to 45 minutes or more. 

We all remember seeing Tom Hanks, in “Forest Gump” taking those long strides as he ran across the country and making that famous line “I was just running.”  All it took was receiving a pair of tennis shoes from his mother and having nothing else on his schedule to become a runner.  He wasn’t running for “World Peace” –he was just running.

Like Hanks in the movie, running to me always meant not just clearing my mind but releasing my inner-soul.  As I look back on what has happened in my life this year, despite making great headways in my business by completing 18 empowerment books at http://www.AngelsPress.com - which can be read by 12 year olds and above, my greatest personal accomplishment, however, has to be the fact that I started back running again. 

After years of participating in cycling and fast walking at the gym and outdoors, I had so desired to become a runner again and this year I made it happen!  I transformed my body from being a “walker” into being a “runner” again.  Wow, what an accomplishment! 

You see I had been a long distance runner early on in my life.  As a long distance runner, even when I was in the military, I usually came in fourth or fifth even when running and training alongside of men.  Running always brought me pleasure and I guess you can say at this point in my life, I have the same mindset and feeling of accomplishment, pride and joy that I had at that point in my life when I was running.

Because I live a natural and holistic life, my brain has never worked better.  But my transformation was not overnight.  For the past 4 years, I used my own body as a “guinea pig” to see what worked and what did not work.  Sometimes the things that did not work landed me on medications or caused my numbers to be out of range -- but still I was able to figure out “how the human body actually works” -- and how to reach your highest level of health. 
The end result has been a complete transformation of my mind, body and spirit.  The good news is that “Y-O-U” don’t have to wait 4 years to transform your life, but you do need to understand it will not be an overnight transformation! 

My empowerment company, Angels Press, (www.AngelsPress.com) is available and offers a line of empowerment products and services that can help anyone get back into the driver’s seat and transform their lives in regards to their family life, business and career. 

My business covers topics such as family empowerment, community relations, health, business, writing/publishing, workplace discrimination, whistleblowing, domestic and international traveling, law enforcement, politics, car buying, selling and maintenance.  Make your motto in 2013 “Excuses Begone.”

Getting back to doing something that you love can truly be a rewarding and exciting time for anyone in their lives.  For me it took wearing the right type of shoes and clothing to get that motivation going again.  Many people who work out or who try to engage in working out -- don’t understand how the right type of equipment can make all the difference in the world. 

For instance, if you will be engaging in running, then you need to buy running shoes; aerobics - aerobic shoes; spinning - then spinning shoes - not shoes for other sports.  You also need to wear clothing and other equipment that will excite you everytime you step outside of your home.

If something as small as engaging in an old activity (or even a new activity) can excite you – like it did me -- then what are you waiting on?  It is never too late to set goals and do the things that you truly love and can appreciate.  Everyone has something that brought them to a certain place in their lives and brought about a certain amount of fulfillment and joy – like running have for me. 

So keep moving -- but be excited about your life!  The goal is everyday that you get out of bed, move into the direction of your dreams by doing whatever brings excitement and joy into your life. Be grateful that you woke up and that you were able to spring out of bed --because eventually it won’t be so easy especially in the third or fourth stage of your life. 

So don’t forget to stop now and “spell the roses” while you squeeze every ounce of joy and happiness out of your life!  
CathyHarrisSpeaks.com -- Don’t forget to live, love, and enjoy!