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Being the "New Me" now! Why wait?

"Be the change you want to see in the world."~Gandhi

"Do or Do Not. There is NO try!" ~Yoda (my spiritual mentor! Ha!)

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." ~John W. Gardner

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." ~Harvey Fierstein

"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" ~Frida Kahlo

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"Be the change you want to see in the world."~Gandhi

"Do or Do Not. There is NO try!" ~Yoda (my spiritual mentor! Ha!)

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." ~John W. Gardner

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." ~Harvey Fierstein

"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" ~Frida Kahlo

"At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough."~Toni Morrison

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."~Gandhi

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Towards the end of April 2009, I shifted my approach to health and fitness. I envisioned myself at my goal weight and imagined how I would have to eat and exercise to maintain. My philosophy now is simply to behave as if I'm already at my goal weight~as a fit ME would behave. (I'm 'being the change I want to see' in ME!)

I'm learning to abandon this notion of fitness as a destination rather than a way of being. I've recognized that when I attempt to get fit or lose weight, I usually harbor secret desires for what I can do when I'm done or for what I'll no longer have to do 'when I'm done'. The truth is I'll never be done. Now I'm working on moving past merely paying lip service to this concept.

Since then, I've really revolutionized my eating and fitness routine. I've defined a new 'normal'. And I love it.

My new motto is:
"My life is better this way."

Plain and simple, regardless of my weight, living this healthy lifestyle is worth it in so many ways. I'm happier and livelier!

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January 2010
It's reflection time. Refocusing time. And of course, it's Boot Camp Time! I'm renewing my vows to love and cherish me through good and bad.
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Member Since: 8/23/2008

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My Goals:
January 2010 Goals!!

1. Complete Bootcamp

2. Track goals & streaks daily.

3. Reflect daily on plans, goals, and appreciations (things to be thankful for)

My Program:
Exercise Daily.
Set attainable goals.
Be proactive.


Personal Information:
WHERE DO I COME FROM?
A cozy place with a comfy couch, fuzzy blanket, and the oh-so-soothing (and mind-numbing!) TV!
I come from a more mental, internal place.

WHERE AM I GOING?
To a more active, balanced place where I remember the things I truly care about and act on them! It's great there! I love it each time I visit!

HOW WILL I GET THERE?
By setting small goals, following through, and rewarding my efforts.
I also must nurture my internal self by planning quiet, peaceful activities ('me time') that are fulfilling rather than mind-numbing!

Other Information:
For more thoughts, silly and serious, visit my other blog: http://fitgirlchronicles.blogspot.com/

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Member Comments:
KNPTOBE
6/19/2009 8:50:20 PM

Thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog. It really helped and reassured me that I have the ability to take on the world. Justing ended up making me a delicious pineapple salsa mahi recipe and I loved every bite. much better than what we would have had going out.

I'm looking into the book that you suggested also. I do need something simple that will help me reach my first goal.

Thanks again!

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-DEBY-
6/14/2009 1:56:27 PM

o wow and I see you have joined the team...

LOVE your BODY, so glad you have chosen to join us...
looking forward to getting to know you and sharing with you

blessins
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-DEBY-
6/14/2009 1:54:49 PM

emoticon for stopping by my page and sharing some of your experience.... I am still adjusting to the new way of thinking... this exercising has been soooooo new to me and I am LIKIN it... teehee

~~BLESSings~~ this LOVEly SUNday ~~0:)




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LAFEMMEDELALUNE
6/13/2009 4:20:17 PM

I am not sure if you meant your graduation or someone else's, but either way....
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COMMITTED2009
6/9/2009 11:48:13 PM

P90X is a 90 dvd work out program. a lot of people I worked with have had success with the program--google beach body and check out the work out---good luck



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