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Archive for February, 2016

Visualize

Visualization leads to Actualization
Includes Excerpt from fitness coach, Joy Jones
Visualization, done right, can be extremely powerful in achieving any goal. As you think about your goals for the New Year, take into consideration the following…Using your imagination and concentrating on your desire, see yourself already in possession of your goal. Picture yourself with the healthy and fit body you desire, and literally feel what it is like to have it. You cannot achieve anything in your “outer world” until you first see it in your “inner world.”

Here’s what a I challenge you to do:  if you have goal to reach you, first, make sure its realistic.  Then you begin to form in your mind what you are doing, what you are wearing, how you are living, who you are spending your time with, what you are saying, what are you eating, etc.

Creative Visualization is distinguished from normal daydreaming in that Creative Visualization is done in the first person and the present tense – as if the visualized scene were unfolding all around you; whereas normal daydreaming is done in the third person and the future tense. Using affirmations that begin with “I am so happy and grateful now that…” is an excellent way to begin programming your subconscious mind to move towards your goal.

Visualize to Actualize
Remember, all things are created twice – first in the imagination and then second in the physical world. Study this excerpt from Napoleon Hill’s famous book, Think & Grow Rich:

Read also Romans 12:2
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Tips for Success

  1. Create an affirmation statement and visualize yourself with your goal achieved       • Put your affirmation statement in places you’ll see it often like your bathroom mirror, car and desk. Put it on a card and keep it in your pocket at all times
  2. Spend some time in Prayer, seeking strength and insight from God.-our bodies are the only vehicle we have to fulfill our purpose in this life.  We only have 1,
  3. Create a Vision Board – cut out pictures of your goal (i.e., fit bodies, athletes, etc.) and make a collage that you can view often. Get emotionally involved when you look at it.

There are no can’ts in this scenario.  You rise above the failures of your past, and create a new future.  With His strength, you can do anything.

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

There are hundreds of options online for this protein hearty, comforting breakfast option. Quinoa is naturally loaded with protein and fiber.  One cup of cooked quinoa brings about 8 grams of protein.  Add nuts or yogurt to increase the protein content.  Here’s a simple version you can make with common ingredients found in your cupboard.

Food Healthy Quinoa Pumpkin Bowl

This Sept. 21, 2015, photo shows ingredients for quinoa pumpkin breakfast bowl in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

1 cup  quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 cup fruit or berries,  or medium sized fruit like apple or banana cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a small saucepan, cover the quinoa with the water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Lightly fluff the quinoa with a fork and cover it again.

In a medium skillet, toast almonds, stirring a few times, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add the quinoa, maple syrup, oil,

cinnamon and stir well until heated through.  Top each portion of quinoa with fruit and almonds