Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Meditating in March

I've been MIA but for a good cause... VACATION! I had an awesome trip to Thailand! It was right on time. Talk about PERFECT timing! I've had so much going on I really didn't realize what my mind and body were going through until I was 30,000 feet in the air. As I have mentioned I am currently serving as the President for the Junior League of Baltimore! And its A LOT OF WORK! I mean I knew it would be but you really don't know until you know. With over 330 members from ages 21-83, a building, a thrift store, 6 employees, 990s, repairs, fundraising, audits, monthly membership meetings, monthly board meetings, committee meetings, and personalities! Wheewwwwww! Its a lot... I'm basically running a non-profit without an Executive Director, building manager or store manager. Amazing training ground but it quickly became clear being a "working President" poses significant challenges. With that said traveling is my passion and really the only way I can de-stress so I am sure my outgoing president's song will talk about my many travels throughout the year lol (Iceland, Jamaica, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and now Thailand) which by the way was an AMAZING trip! Amazing! I love traveling it keeps me centered and I am blessed to be able to do it. But there was a lot of foooooddddd! Our Thai tour guide told us their goal is to have everyone gain at least five pounds before they go home lol. Well I was successful!

As a quick review I lost 10 pounds after rejoining Weight Watchers and doing Smart Points. It is a great plan then I got sick and it turned out it was bronchitis and everything went downhill! I gained seven pounds in a week! A freaking week! Now I did eat all kinds of "bad" foods so I'm not saying I don't know howwwwww I gained it... I'm just being unreasonable and being annoyed by it lol so indulge me for a venting minute... It took like two months to lose it and poof like that it came back!!!!! In Thailand I gained an additional three. So I am back to where I was when I rejoined WW. *SIGH*

Now for my "Beyond the Scale" moments:

On the upside I came back and went right to the grocery store and bought lots of meats, veggies and fruits! I cooked and packed lunch all week and I must say I was proud of myself for doing that.

I have not made it to a WW meeting in a minute because I've had a lot of things to do on Saturday so I am making that a point to go back this Saturday morning.

Another beyond the scale moment I started the FREE  21-Day Meditation Experience, Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit. with Oprah and Deepak Chopra! I started this morning bright and early and it was a great mediation. Years ago that was how I started my early days at the office and it made a difference so I am glad this popped up in my email box while I was away and made a promise to commit to this! I will be honest I have not meditated in a longgggggg time so my mind was all over the place! I know it will get better though. I used the centering thought for today which was is:

My struggle has ended. I am in harmony with myself.

I reposted an old blog post from 2010 and I said I really need to get the 2010 Cylia back! I was SOOOOOO focused! Soooo focused. I do feel like I did not have a lot of balance at that time I would skip parties, happy hours, etc because I didn't trust myself to exercise good judgement. That wasn't healthy but I was so focused on that goal I got results b y any means necessary so I am trying to incorporate some of those good habits like blogging, journaling, exercising regularly, and mediating back into this journey! 

Similar to other goals I am working on... I used to feed myself good stories, positive affirmations, and vision boards with my weight loss and health and fitness goals since my focus has shifted to other goals I have slacked up on that. So I am going to restart that good Law of Attraction work. So in addition to the 21 Day mediation I am listening to the Oprah call on the Weight Watchers website as I am typing this. Oprah is talking to Weight Watcher Success Stories and its a good way to feed my mind on this goal. Oprah just said its a big spiritual journey its not just about taking off the pounds. I agree with that. The best thing I can hold on to is I've done this before and unlike a newbie trying to figure it out what's best I already have the winning formula its just about following though. 

Well that's all for now! Below here are a few pictures from my awesome trip with my sister!

Bye for now!