SHARON10002 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Just when things seem to be cruising along in our daily life, we encounter a challenge or obstacle that we hadn't bargained for. It can be something temporary or permanent, and how we respond to it can make all the difference in the quality of our life as we try to move forward out of this place.
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations." ~ Charles Swindoll
These are our lemons. We all have our own bunch of lemons. When you find yourself with a lemon or a bunch of them, it's your chance, and CHOICE, to find a way to add sweetness to the sourness that you're feeling, and make some lemonade.
If you've ever made lemonade, you know that it doesn't taste good if it's too sweet. Too much sugar makes a sickeningly sweet syrup that lacks that "refreshing zing of flavor" that you hoped for.
Good lemonade makes our taste buds POP! It's that very sourness that makes us not only pucker up, but utter "Aahhhh" when we reach the bottom of the glass, and sends us back for more.
We don't have a choice about how many lemons appear on our tree of life, but we do have the choice in the recipe for our lemonade.
Life is like sweet lemonade
You savor every taste
Live it to its fullest
Never a day should you waste.
Drink in all your surroundings
Fill yourself from within
Close your eyes and relish it all
Enjoy everything once again.
This is nourishment for your soul
It will quench your appetite
The hunger that grips your very core
Can also give you sheer delight.
Feed upon the bounty before you
Don't ever be afraid
Just venture out and take a sip
Because life is like sweet lemonade.
Author: Jodi Seidler
Spring 5% Challenge Goals
* I will track my food and water every day.
* I will track my exercise every day.
* I will concentrate my efforts on a combination of strength training and cardio to achieve my weight loss goal.
* I will strive to exercise every day, but will exercise no less than 5 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each day.
* I will aim to accumulate at least 800 Spark Fitness Points every month.
* I will follow the nutritional guidelines set forth by Spark People for me during this challenge.
* I will strive to stay within my Spark nutritional guidelines during this challenge.
* I will stay focused on my efforts to help me move forward to achieve my goals.
* I will strive to lose 12 pounds by the end of this challenge.
* I will eat between 1200-1600 calories/day
* I will try to burn 650 or more calories each week
I am doing 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 times per week.
I am focusing on the foods that I eat and how they fit into my nutritional guidelines for the day.
I am also drinking my water, and logging it every day.
I will resume strength training at least 2 times per week.
I am a certified Ai Chi Trainer, and love the water. It is a very giving, healing thing.
Ai Chi, like life, is all about balance - mind, body, and spirit.
Secrets of Success
. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill
2 hours ago
Being strong doesn’t mean you can’t express what you feel…
it doesn’t mean you can’t cry when you really want to scream…
it doesn’t mean you have to be strong all the time…..
Being strong means that you can smile even when you’ve been crying…
it means being yourself as GOD has made you….
it means growing stronger then what we were yesterday…
BEING STRONG MEANS NEVER GIVE UP,
SHOW THE WORLD THE REAL YOU,
AND BE THE ONE WHO CAN SEE EYE TO EYE
WITH EVERY HURDLE THAT COMES YOUR WAY….
7 hours ago
“If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.”
― Daniell Koepke
9 hours ago
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You are a gift, all the parts of you. Lisa Baker-King
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14 hours ago
Hi, Sharon, hope you're doing well and enjoying the summer.
16 hours ago