Live a healthy life…

For over 25 years now I have been able to manage my weight pretty good. I decided that with a family history of heart conditions, blood pressure issues, and many other ailments…I had better get a grip on my health. I feel that since my mental health was fairly stable, I had a good chance. My brothers seem to have too many health issues lately. I do not want to take medications, unless it is a matter of life and death.

I have maintained a balanced diet. This is not to say that I do not “cheat” every once in a while! I manage to get in walking on a daily basis. I purposely park far from any entrance to where I am going. I use light weights on a regular basis. I love stretching. I embrace yoga and meditation.

I hope you all have a system that works for you. Without our physical and mental health in tact, what we can achieve is limited. Believe in yourself. Take charge of your life. Look ahead, not back.

Have a great summer. I will be around.

Believe in Yourself;
Luisa Doraz

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Listen to your body….it speaks

I am always amazed at what I find when I am listening to what my body is trying to tell me.

Sometimes I really do not want to hear it, but I end up regretting that decision!

I am sure there have been times where you KNOW you should not pick up that HEAVY box, but you do it anyways.  The pride factor kicks in.

That evening you are just sitting around in disgust because you did not listen to your body speak!

Does any of this make sense to you?

I can list hundreds of times I should have listened!

Now, what I do is meditate and do some yoga.

It really helps me stay focused on ME and what I am feeling and thinking.

When I do this, my body is happier.

I walk different.

I move different.

I kind of DANCE around!

Try it out.

Hope it works.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

A Day in Ventura at the beach……..

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Like my new shades? Looking good or should I trade them in? lol I had a relaxing day at the beach in Ventura. I walked up and down Main Street. Lots of shops ranging from thrift stores, antiques, and crazy gadgets. There sure were a lot of surfers out! I love watching them hit the waves. I got to eat at a delicious Irish Pub. The atmosphere was very friendly and inviting.I also took a look at the Ventura Mission. There you can find some samples of the way of life back in the day. I loved it!I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time in Ventura this summer. I also love going to their RV parks. I guess I had better get in shape! I have starting walking every day now for a minimum of 20-30 minutes. I also do some yoga and light weights. I do not belong to a gym. I find it more relaxing to do it in the comfort of my home. Hope you are all planning on having a nice week. I need you all to send some prayers out to my mom. She is having a heart angiogram on Tuesday. Thank you for your support.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Taking it easy….

Time to take it easy and relax from the normal routine. I need to switch things up. It is like I have snapped out of a trace I have been in. I can only imagine what is ahead for me with this new outlook I have. I am in survival mode. Look out world. lol Hope you all have a great week. See you soon. Be happy. Stay healthy.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

I’M SICK OF IT…..a series of thoughts/questions I have …..4/14/12

When you go get something to eat at your favorite fast food place or your special restaurant and you are just exhausted physically and mentally, the last thing you want is to be served by someone who has been having a bad day. I mean, they do not even acknowledge you are there. They just keep talking to their co-workers on and on about who knows what. They are those people who do not smile or make any attempt to be nice. They are those that feel we should be serving them and they are just annoyed to be at their job. You know, those kind of people. Well, to all of you out there that have this personality trait, please get another job besides the one you have. It is so obvious to me that you hate you job, so why not accept that and move on. If you feel you can not move on, for financial reasons…then realize that it is not the fault of the person you are serving, so do not take it out on them. If you start a conversation with them and say that you are having a rough day, that would make it easier for the customer to handle. Be honest with your emotions. Do not radiate your disgust to an innocent party of people. Life is really too short. You need to see what will work for you and your situation, and you need to do the best you can…with a smile. It is better mentally if you keep a little of a positive attitude as opposed to a negative one..all the time. Switch it up now and then.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Just because you are not happy with your job, why take it out on the rest of us?

D-A-N-C-E………

I noticed something today at the gym. I seem to dance when I exercise. I just seem to go off into the music world that is sounding off in my ears. I have one of those things the kids got me with a lot of my favorite songs, so I just d-a-n-c-e to the music and do the elliptical with no sweat!I have read that it is actually good exercise for the brain to be stimulated this way. It helps me stay young, I hope! I notice I am also one of those people who seem to LISTEN and REACT to the music that is being played whenever I go. I also manage to dance in the car lol I guess I have ALWAYS felt that MUSIC is good for the sole. Being able to EXPRESS YOURSELF in music is an ART. I tend to lean on the PICASSO side, but at least I dance in my life. Do you all FEEL THE MUSIC?

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz