My Fitness Dreams


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By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)

Playing free in the sunshine,
Soft brown hair in tossing in the breeze,
Walking amongst the flowers,
Hearing the buzzing bees.

I discover and I travel,
Without a wheelchair or walker in sight,
Walking down the sandy beach,
On a balmy Florida night.

I visit favorite places,
Like those I used to go,
Disney World and Epcot,
To walk them makes me glow!

To fly there now,
Would really be a treat,
Instead of buying two,
I would only need one seat.

I would ride the rides,
And relish each and every one,
And enjoy the walks between,
My journey has begun.

My body dances in the wind,
On the curls of the ocean surf,
Limitless and full of possibility,
My soul barely touching Earth.

I want to live the dream now,
I know it can be done,
Iíve lost 145 pounds now,
My battle is halfway won.

The inner child never tires,
And now nor will I.
With grace and beauty transformed,
I now aim for the sky.

What is your fitness dream?

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    Playing and hiking with the grandkids in the White Mountains! - 1/4/2018   5:52:16 AM
  • 99
    My dream is everyday,
    Ordinary, but
    Every day it's this
    Comfortable in my body
    Proud in my body
    Unashamed of my age
    Grateful for my beautiful life
    Attentive to what surrounds me
    Humble before the mercies I've been shown
    Merciful in return
    A nurturing mother to my children
    A worthy partner to my spouse
    An inspiring teacher to my students
    A giver of the joy I feel

    I stumble often
    I am upheld
    I see this

    Every day
    In my everyday dream - 12/29/2017   9:15:49 AM
  • 98
    Very beautiful. - 10/5/2017   12:05:59 AM
  • 97
    Beautiful & real. - 9/7/2017   8:28:29 AM
  • 96
    I truly believe I will succeed. - 9/3/2017   7:11:15 AM
  • 95
    As usual you put it down on paper beautifully. Well done Beth. - 2/23/2013   7:17:28 AM
  • 94
    Your passion in your poem made me really think about how similar we all are... everyone wants to feel so alive, don't you think? Love your Poem! Keep up the Good Work! - 9/10/2011   2:38:51 PM
  • KARNT6
    Such a beautiful poem. Stay strong, you will succeed and do all the things in your poem.
    Deb - 9/7/2011   12:30:56 PM
  • 92
    I loved this! I printed it and put it on my bulletin board next to my home office desktop. - 9/7/2011   8:21:29 AM
  • 91
    Your poem is exactly what I needed to read this morning. Keep up the awesome work, and keep inspiring people to keep moving forward. - 9/3/2011   12:47:01 PM
  • 90
    Beautiful, inspiring poem!! Thank you!! - 9/3/2011   9:37:58 AM
  • 89
    LOVE it! I'm definitely saving this one.... - 6/27/2011   1:49:21 PM
  • 88
    This is really beautiful. You have such a talent with poetry. I don't usually care for a lot of poetry but I loved this. It really spoke to my heart. - 6/2/2011   11:52:04 AM
  • 87
    Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!
    What Spark People has helped so many people accomplish!!! - 5/18/2011   10:18:19 PM
    Thank you for posting such a beautiful poem that expresses the dreams I have also. Wishing you all the best on your journey to better health. - 5/18/2011   1:33:59 PM
  • 85
    Fantastic...thank you! - 5/18/2011   6:37:39 AM
  • 84
    May your health and fitness dreams come true! - 5/17/2011   9:28:17 PM
  • 83
    loved this poem - 5/17/2011   3:49:22 PM
  • 82
    Beautiful poem!! - 5/17/2011   6:52:32 AM
  • 81
    It is so wonderful to have the dream and then to be able to live the dream - What Joy!
    TerrBear - 5/16/2011   5:58:27 PM
    What a beautiful poem. You are such an inspiration to all of us. - 5/16/2011   11:20:20 AM
  • 79
    Perfect for monday morning. - 5/16/2011   9:38:47 AM
    What a beautiful poem and what a journey you've been on losing all this weight Beth :-) Congratulations and keep on keepin' on. Thanks for sharing!! - 5/16/2011   9:01:00 AM
    I liked your poem. As per usual you got me thinking. I want to develop a healthier eating program, exercise program, and way of life. Thank-you again. - 5/15/2011   10:09:06 PM
  • 76
    Absolutely Awesome!! - 5/15/2011   10:05:10 PM
  • 75
    Beautiful!! You truly are an inspiration!!! Congratulations on your accomplishments...incredible!!! - 5/15/2011   8:55:02 PM
  • 74
    Beautiful Poem! You are beautiful and an inspiration to all. - 5/15/2011   8:39:29 PM
  • 73
    You've done a GREAT job!!! Good luck with the rest of your journey......YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!! - 5/15/2011   7:09:33 PM
  • 72
    Great job! - 5/15/2011   6:48:50 PM
  • 71
    thank you for motivation and congratulations on your weight loss and good luck as you continue your journey - 5/15/2011   6:13:42 PM
  • 70
    to tone my body so that it looks on the outside like I feel on the outside. Also, I want to keep up with my running, and surprise people with how fit I actually am.

    And I loved the poem. Makes me want to write my own... - 5/15/2011   6:08:24 PM
  • 69
    I would love to run more than I walk and I'm working to do just that! Thanks for sharing! - 5/15/2011   5:25:00 PM
  • 68
    Beautiful poem and congratulations - 5/15/2011   5:22:38 PM
  • 67
    Beautiful & inspiring! Thank You. - 5/15/2011   4:46:19 PM
  • 66
    You will reach your goal! What a beautiful post. Keep up the good work! - 5/15/2011   4:30:43 PM
    Thank you! - 5/15/2011   3:36:34 PM
    What a wonderful job losing all that weight. You really inspire me. - 5/15/2011   12:50:02 PM
  • 63
    Beautiful aspirations! And you are well on your way. You are so very inspiring. Keep blogging -- it helps us all. - 5/15/2011   10:50:36 AM
    That was so beautiful and inspiring. We share the same dream. I am working towards being able to walk without being winded and aching. You inspire me to keep going, slow and steady is the race but if we believe- we can achieve ! - 5/15/2011   10:29:41 AM
  • 61
    That is beautiful! Your journey is quite an inspiration! Thank you for allowing us to all share in your victory! - 5/15/2011   10:27:04 AM
    Great poem! I'm living my fitness dream. One of my favorite bicycle rides is to climb from Boulder (~5400 elevation) to a little town called Ward (9200 feet) and then if I'm feeling even more energetic, to ride along a rolling road to Caribou Ranch, then back to Ward and home. It's a long ride, lots of climbing, but so beautiful. It takes a lot of earlier rides to get to this level of fitness, but when I reach this point, I'm living my dream. - 5/15/2011   9:41:58 AM
  • 59
    Beautiful and congratulations on the weight loss up to now and that which is to come. - 5/15/2011   9:21:12 AM
  • 58
    My fitness dreams are to be able to run and play with the kids. I want to hike through the forest with my llama. I am walking along paths where trillium and pririe flowers bloom. I can walk with him up steep hills and look out over broad miles of terrain. I can ride my bike for 30 miles without ever flagging. I can pull on a pair of size 8 jeans and feel really comfortable with out the elastic. I have energy, creativity, imagination and I am beautiful! Thanks again Indy girl.

    Julie (Snowyowl) - 5/15/2011   7:51:37 AM
  • 57
    In my dreams, I have NO physical limits - no spinal or brain injuries! I walk freely, effortlessly, and often play with my granddaughter at a park. There was a period of time when I was crippled in my dreams, and I would struggle and suffer the effects. I'd wake up feeling hopeless and powerless. Then I realized I had become very depressed, and started dealing with it... I knew I was getting better when I began to walk again in my dreams! - 5/15/2011   4:51:22 AM
  • 56
    Thanks for a great poem! And I know you will get there, soon you will be walking all over Epcot Center and Disney world.

    You have done so well and are such an inspiration to me!

    Steph - 5/15/2011   4:30:55 AM
  • 55
    Lovely poem, sure enjoyed it. - 5/14/2011   9:27:45 PM
  • 54
    This is a beautiful dream and best of all it can become a reality for you and for us, your readers. - 5/14/2011   7:32:10 PM
  • 53
    Beautiful poem.....Thank you for sharing! :) - 5/14/2011   5:05:28 PM
  • 52
    You will succeed. Look how far you've come. Be strong, make your dreams come true and don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't ;) - 5/14/2011   4:46:31 PM
  • 51
    A beautiful poem. You inspire me so much every time I think I can't you remind me....I CAN!!! - 5/14/2011   3:47:19 PM

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