Observations Round 23: Consistency

A powerful Tony Robbins quote reads “It is not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently”.  Synonyms for consistent are persistent and steady.  Currently experiencing what feels like the worlds longest plateau (smile) I am keenly aware of the value of remaining consistent and how consistency empowers me to keep moving forward on my journey.

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Observations Round 21: From Complex To Simple

I enjoy learning about a wide array of topics from the complexity of the human body to ideas for cooking frozen Brussels sprouts.  With my realization that much of the accepted health and dietary guidelines find their basis in dogma rather than science, I invest a fair amount of time educating myself on how to support my own health and wellness.

Recently, I came across a podcast featuring Dominic D’agostino PhD on the topic of ketones.  I have some background on the topic but it felt like I was listening to an expert interview in a foreign language!  But rather than turn down the volume, I kept listening and picked up some interesting nuggets.  My biggest take away was a renewed appreciation of the complexity of ketones, nutritional ketosis and the miraculous human body.

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Observations Round 19: Not Linear

With the correct perspective, I use quantitative measures to reinforce choices that I have made, develop future modifications, and create personal conundrums when my progress does not match my linear expectations (smile).   Scale weight, macro tracking in Cronometer, blood glucose checks, occasional blood ketones measurement, periodic lab tests, and body measurements a la “how my pants fit” are the parameters that I track to gain insight into my important journey to better health and wellness.

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Observations Round 18: What Do I Want To Be True?

I am back from attending the ASCEND workshop in Boston hosted by Elizabeth Benton at Primal Potential.  This workshop was an opportunity to meet the podcaster who is playing a big role in my mindset transformation.  Many thought provoking topics were covered and I took away a number of ideas to reflect on and strategies to implement going forward.  One of the things that Elizabeth does that I love is put forth ideas and strategies in the form of questions.  One question that really struck me was “what do I want to be true for myself?”.

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Observations Round 16 – Labor Day and Mindset

My 16-month mark falls on the Labor Day holiday and I am inspired to explore the meaning of the word labor and how it is connected to my journey.  As a verb, labor means to work hard; make great effort.  Synonyms for labor are grind away, struggle, strive, exert oneself.  I would say that labor is the perfect word to describe actions needed to build a strong mindset.  Laboring on mindset, working hard on what I believe it takes to achieve my goals has been a game changer.  Mindset, I am continuing to learn, is the cornerstone of my journey.

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Observations Round 14 – Non Linear

One year and 2 months following my adopted lifestyle of nutritional ketosis finds me experiencing a plateau with regard to scale weight loss.  Good thing I am not too concerned.  Good thing that fat loss/weight loss is not a linear process, as are most roads to achieving goals.  Good thing that, THIS time, I fully embrace the concept that I am building a lifestyle that I will not turn away from.

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