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Παρασκευή, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Why Dieting and Exercising Won't Work For Me Right Now



Don't get me wrong.

I love, admire and aspire to have 'the perfect body' .

Who doesnt. 

Even those who claim they dont want that,
secretly do.

The above pic was taken two and a half years ago,
when I was in peak physical condition
after seven months of intensive dieting and 
daily one-and-a-half hour workouts.

You know, the whole package
Flat belly, cute behind, (almost) cellulite-free thighs
shapely legs and arms, shoulders proudly thrown back,
for that awesome good posture look.

Loved that body and that disciplined me
(while it lasted).

Today, my body leaves a lot to be desired.

You see, the body in the above picture,
requires an insane amount of maintenance.

Lots and lots of exercising, both cardio and free weights.
Lots and lots of sleep, at least 9 hours a day,
to recover from such strenuous exercise, 
or else I was dead tired all day long and looked old and haggard.
Drinking galons of water and frequently running to the toilet.

And dieting, gosh, the dieting...
no sweets, minimum carbs, minuscule food portions
and being almost always hungry:
hungry when you wake up, 
hungry when exercising,
hungry after you finish your meals,
going to bed hungry, 
sometimes waking up from hunger pangs in the middle of the night.

Back then I was happy, healthy, fit, hungry ,and awesome-looking.

Right now I am happy, healthy, not so fit, not at all hungry and still decently fine looking.

Surely, you can see my dilemma?

Happiness is a constant with me, so that never changes anyway.

As it is, I have to choose between going hungry and looking awesome
or enjoying my food and looking less than awesome, but still decently good.

Who in their right mind would choose the first option, when the second one is there?

My point:

As I am at the threshold of my 44th year,
I am pondering on life's questions concerning body image.


Do I starve myself and sweat half the day to look awsome?
Or not?

Can I do it? Yes, of course, been there, done that, several times in my life, especially after giving birth to each of my 4 kids.

Is it fun? Yes, lots ( love me a good challenge)

Is it worth it?
Depends on what I'm prepared to lose for it.
(food, sweets, sleep, time)

Can I afford time, sweat and sleep to achieve this kind or rock-hard body,without going insane?
Only if I won the lottery ticket and needn't worry about working for money any more.

Does that mean I'm giving up entirely on fitness and healthy eating?

Of couse not. I exercise daily and remind myself to make healthier food options daily.

Will I ever do that whole perfect body thing?
Most likely, yeah.
Sometime
(probably when I win the lottery ticket and/or marry again and need to look perfect for those wedding pictures ;)  )

Most likely, not in the near future though.

As a final note, here's some insight from my love on the matter:
''It is an uphill struggle for you trying to 'lose weight' right now.You are at a stage in your life that you've switched to 'pleasure' and 'gaining' mode, so trying to 'lose' anything, even if it is weight, doesnt agree with you''

Maybe he's right. 
I am totally attuned  to allowing and receiving at the moment.

But I'm still hoping for that lottery ticket thing anyway!

Love
Eirini




Κυριακή, 11 Ιανουαρίου 2015

HOW TO HAVE A TON OF PEOPLE FOLLOWING YOU ONLINE





HOW TO HAVE A TON OF PEOPLE FOLLOWING YOU ONLINE:

 -Arise a positive emotion 

-Give them hope -

-Give them security -

-Make them feel better -

-Make them look better 

-Enhance their dreams 

-Help them solve a problem

And do that every time you are online....

Παρασκευή, 9 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Be grateful for the beauty you were given










We have all been given beauty.

Not just spiritual or soul beauty.

I MEAN BEAUTY OF THE PHYSICAL KIND.

Some of us however choose to hide it or ignore it
because, isnt physical beauty such a superficial thing?
Food is also a physical kind, 
but try to go a couple of days without it 
and see how superficial it is.

Same with beauty.
Beauty nourishes the soul , 
same as food nourishes the body that sustains the soul.
All so beautifully interconnected
Nothing is superficial, all is sacred and divine.

Claim your divine physical beauty.
Use it or lose it.
And dont compare beauties
Physical beauty is not just measured in numbers.
It is measured in the feelings it evokes.

But you have to claim it.
Recognise it in yourself and in others.
Flaunt it, not out of vanity, but as a source of inspiration.
Give thanks for it.

Then you'll be given more of it.

You are beautiful in your own special, juicy way

Παρασκευή, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Wishes coming true





I love making my own rituals and prayers.
Especially around Christmas.

Here is my favorite, simplified version:

-Opening my heart ( the center of prosperity) by thinking of past and present loving memories.
This is most important, do not rush it.

You' ll know it works when you get this wonderful surge of energy, a really good feeling of light-heartedness and joy.

-Explain to life/God exactly what it is you want and lighting a candle of any wish of yours 
(there is a powerful secret behind candle-lighting, but that is another story).

I chose purple glittering tea lights for a more festive feeling -hey it's Christmas! Each one represents a wish, one for a friend, one for my kids, one for love, one for a writing goal, one for my fitness goal and one for a money goal. 

-Let the candles burn down -or burn away for as long as you can- and start enjoying your wishes as if they are already part of your reality

Since it is already here, why not enjoy it?


Τρίτη, 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Why dieting will never work for you. Ever






You do know that, dont you?

That dieting never ever helps. Never. Not in the long run and never per se.

Why?

This is why.

Not because you are lacking in self-discipline and will and you are a pig.
Not because of your medical conditions, age or habits or genetics.

But because...

THERE ARE ONLY TWO THINGS IN LIFE: CONTINUOUS EXPANSION OR CONTRACTION.

Everywhere you look, stars, plants, animals, relationships, galaxies, oceans, it's either expansion or constriction. Nothing stays same for ever. It either expands or constricts and dies.

Our universe is constantly expanding, on all levels, and us humans constantly mirror it, constantly expanding on all levels. If you dont expand emotionally, you get mentally sick, if you dont expand mentally you get dementia, and your body keeps growing too and trying to expand , but that means piling up weight which means dieting goes against the most powerful universal trend, that of expansion, and dieting simply means trying to impose an artificial constriction to your physical self that goes against every survival instinct ingrained in you.

So what are we to do?

OK, expansion is the law of nature, so lets accept that being overweight is a natural byproduct of aging?

Not me.

You see, you can never ever get rid of anything you dont like by just uprooting it from your life or destroying it, because something in you craves it real bad and because the natural law of life is expansion, remember?

So how do you get rid of something?

Simple.

You stop trying to uproot what you dont want and plant what you do want.

BUT I GUESS YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT.

Now, about dieting, You can't beat your body, my friend. Impossible. No matter how hard you try. Unless you are an anorexic, but even then your body punishes you for choosing constriction instead of expansion, sometimes by death.

YOU JUST HAVE TO EXPAND DIFFERENTLY, bodywise.

Expand in strength.
Expand in resilience.
Expand in endurance

Expand in fitness and health.

Work out.
Daily.
Join me in  my 70 Day Challenge 

Start today. Start now.

Then dieting becomes superfluous.
Your body itself will show you the way when you stop punishing it with constriction and you choose good expansion instead.

The best is yet to come!

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