The Ultimate To-Do List

Anyone who shares advice on organization, effective planning  or time management who does not advocate creating some type of to-do list should be regarded with suspicion. Can we get along without one? Sure, but it just isn’t possible to be as effective or efficient as we can be without one. There are tons of books, blogs and podcasts on the various ways to do this. Too many to review. Just this weekend, I checked out all of the new apps available on the iPhone for creating a To-do list. Even with the plethora of apps and organizational planning tools  and systems out there, the method I prefer to use is what I call TBT–The Big Three– a great strategy for pen and paper or electronic device–which is always  good.


No matter which additional system of list-making you choose to employ, you absolutely MUST incorporate this strategy if you would like to take your daily productivity to the next level.

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Fitness Friday–No, I Don’t Want Any!!

March 11, 2011 by  
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Happy Fitness Friday!

Today the habit that I am going to commit to stopping is: Taking food offerings simply because they are offered to me.

I have the bad habit of not wanting anyone to feel badly, so if someone asks me or offers me something I take it because I don’t want him or her to feel badly. This often translates into saying yes when I should say no (more on how and why we all need to stop this in other areas of our lives later) but specifically in the area of food offerings.

At my job people are always running around offering each other food as a goodwill gesture, whether it’s cake for someone’s birthday or treats or snacks left over from a club event or meeting, it’s always something. At the moment it’s offered, taking a little bite of this or “sure, I’ll have one of those”,  may not seem like a big deal, but those little “yeses” and “sures” turn into a mysteriously gained pound here or worse, several  pounds back “there”.

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Planning for the Week–Strategy #3

Happy Tuesday Ladies!

So you’ve got  your events, activities and tasks for the week scheduled and noted on your calendar and  your t0-do list. You’ve got your 5-6 outfits laid out and ready to go. Well, you’re 75% closer to having a less-stressed week. The last step that you have to take to “meet your week like you know it’s coming” is what I am sharing today in strategy #3–Plan and prepare your meals for your week.

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Today is All You Get

We don’t have yesterday. It’s gone. We don’t have tomorrow. It isn’t here yet and when it comes, it won’t be tomorrow. It’ll be today. The only day we have is this one. Today.

This day is a wonderful opportunity because unlike yesterday where the thoughts we had and the decisions we made had an impact on how we felt and what we did just 24 hours ago, today is a new day. We can choose how we feel, what we will do, and how we react to the events that will occur–today.

Today is the only day we get.


What will you do with it?


Choose to be remarkable!

Fitness Friday–What To Do When You Can Eat A Horse

March 4, 2011 by  
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I don’t know about you, but from time to time I get so hungry that it seems that no matter what I eat, I am still soooooo hungry!

I find myself going back and forth to the refrigerator or the pantry– picking on this, nibbling on that, or wondering if a corn muffin would taste good with chocolate spread on it or whether or not I should warm up the popcorn chicken from Costco or just eat them half-frozen. In the end, if I give in to my craving, I’ll end up eating some type of bread or cracker or cake. For me, these foods are my nemeses. I can’t eat just one or a little bit. If I start with one, it’s the first step down a slippery slope that ends with me feeling guilty and disgusted with myself. And I know this. So, what am I supposed to do?

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