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Hi, I am a 26-year-old who wants to be fit and healthy. My goal for my weight is to be in the healthy range for my height. I joined SP for accountability. I always told myself that Iíll start my diet on ĎMondayĎ, then always seem to make excuses to push it back. Iím tired of it. Itís a cycle that has to end. Iím going to be more active and eat healthier foods. I want to be have my confidence back. Iím self-conscious about my weight and itís so annoying. To be honest, I am tired. Tired of ...
Hi, I am a 26-year-old who wants to be fit and healthy. My goal for my weight is to be in the healthy range for my height. I joined SP for accountability. I always told myself that Iíll start my diet on ĎMondayĎ, then always seem to make excuses to push it back. Iím tired of it. Itís a cycle that has to end. Iím going to be more active and eat healthier foods. I want to be have my confidence back. Iím self-conscious about my weight and itís so annoying. To be honest, I am tired. Tired of not being able to find something to wear, tired of feeling embarrassed about how I look. On the Biggest Loser, the contestants mention how their weight prevents them from living life to the fullest. I understand that because I feel the same way. When I lose the weight , I am hoping to be able to take a trip and not be concerned about how Iíll look in the pictures. So, I am determined to lose the weight and gain my life back.

"You can tell me that you choose not to. You can tell me that you choose to quit, that you choose to be less than what you are and less than what God intended, but donít ever tell me that you canít do it!Ē-Jillian Michaels

You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. You've always got to make the mind take over and keep going." - George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian

All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

"You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face."

Your goals will remain goals until you do something to achieve them.

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day." - Jim Rohn

" Action is the foundational key to success."

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.Ē

ďThe best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours Ė it is an amazing journey Ė and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.Ē

The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it. - Vincent Lombardi

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men. When you see 20 or 30 men line up for a distance race in some meet, donít pity them, donít feel sorry for them. Better envy them instead. - Brutus Hamilton

"This is where it matters the most. This is where lives are made, in these moments when you choose whether or not to say "I can't" or "I can". It is a choice that will either make or break you for life." - Jillian Michaels

'Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.' -Robert Collier.

Weight loss in your 20s is about more than your dress size. It's about becoming who you're meant to be.

"The simple fact is that you can change your life by changing your mind. Nothing is impossible for the willing mind! We all have the power to gain control of our lives, reach our goals, and live our dreams. The challenge is locating, nurturing, and believing in your ability to do soÖ" ~Jillian Michaels

"You get credit for what you finish, not what you start."

"It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. TOO BAD! The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses."

The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing."
- Michael E. Gerber

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

- Mark Twain, American writer

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.Ē
- Theodore Isaac Rubin, MD

"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.Ē

"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful."

"Keep time in its proper perspective. Remember the past - treasure the happy memories, but do not let what "used to be" outshine today. Learn from the painful memories, but do not let past hurts and angers rob you of your life and loved ones. Look forward to tomorrow - there is hope and unfound joy in each new day; but never get so caught up in what "could be" that you forget what is. Always take time to enjoy the love and beauty of the present moment; for life is lived in todays."

ďItís not who you are that holds you back, itís who you think youíre not."

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now. ~Zig Ziglar

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
-St. Francis of Assisi
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10/31/2013 11:14:51 AM

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6/3/2013 7:48:08 PM

WOOHOO it is the month of June! Are you READY to jump into the summer month? Are you WILLING to set goals that will improve your summer? Are you ABLE to supplement your goals by creating outdoor activities that will bring you closer to achieving them? Letís be READY, WILLING and ABLE to enjoy the freedom that only the outdoors can bring! We CAN turn our summer goals into sizzling success!

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emoticon J = Journey towards self-improvements by igniting your inner spark!
emoticon U = U CAN commit to healthy nutrition, fitness fun and emotional growth!
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5/20/2013 2:49:34 PM

emoticon Let's put the UMPH in triumph to meet our weekly goals! Put the UMPH in triumph by bringing fun and enjoyment into our journey! Put the UMPH in triumph to go out and live our lives as we have imagined it! With enough UMPH, we CAN and WILL have a WOOHOO week!

"The difference between try and triumph is just a little UMPH." ~ Marvin Phillips

emoticon U = U are Worthy! ~ U Can Do It! ~ U are a Winner! ~ U Deserve It!
emoticon M = Maintain Focus on the Goal ~ Daily Commitment & Follow-Through!
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