LifeHealthKnowing When to Slow Down

Knowing When to Slow Down

I couldn’t sleep so I went to the gym this morning at opening, which is 5 a.m. I got on the Elliptical machine and tried a new program which simulated going up a mountain. Every so often, the prompt on the screen would say “Prepare to stop”.  Several seconds later, the prompt on the screen would change to “stopping..” and the pedals become almost unmovable. Next, I was prompted to “resume workout in opposite direction”.

Taken during this Morning’s Workout. #trustory

The first time, I waited until the pedals stopped me and went I was prompted to resume workout I almost broke my neck trying to change my footing. The trick, it seems, is to actually slow down when you are preparing to stop. Once, you actually get to the stopping phase you can readjust your footing and prepare for the next climb. Visually (and symbolically), as seen in the screen capture to the left, it all starts to make sense as you get closer to the top of the mountain. There is no such thing as a straight road to a destination or to the top. Knowing when to slow down is as important as the “going” phase. It is when you slow down that you discover what direction you should go next.

A Healthy Les 
When: April 16 through August 20, 2012

Daily Affirmation:
My Love For Myself Drives My Desire to Be Healthier.
Daily Goals:
1. at least 15 10 cups of water each day
2. take my Vitamin each day
3. at least 15 Minutes Prayer/Meditation Each Day
4. at least 30 minutes of cardio each day
5. No fast food

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Leslie discovered the power of the pen in the third grade after her family moved to a new school district. Writing became a way to sort out her new surroundings and escape to fantasy landscapes. That child, and voice, has matured into a poet, writer, blogger, journalist, online content creator and editor. Leslie is a social entrepreneur with a demonstrated commitment to community. She is an active community member in Washtenaw County (Michigan) with expertise in social media marketing and content management systems, volunteer coordination and writing and 19 years of experience in the areas of online community management, training, leadership development, and social networking. She is interested in facilitating connection with both community residents and businesses. Through this work, the economy of the community is improved and the organizations are financially successful. Her main mode of advocacy and online community, however, is through writing.

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