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Keep going!

Monday, September 01, 2014

I swear this was me today while I was out on my walk:



My legs felt very heavy for the first 20 minutes of my walk today . . . I kept giving myself the pep talk, "You can do it, Alice. Actually, this is easy for you. You'll be glad you walked this far. Oh, come on, sweetie, you can keep going."

Anyone else talk to themselves while they're working out??? I keep reminding myself - my body will do what my brain tells it to do.

KEEP GOING!!!!!!

  
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IGNITEME101 9/5/2014 2:00PM

    self talk can make us or break us! Good for you!! emoticon

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KAT321123 9/4/2014 12:12PM

    I do this ALL the time when I'm running. I've written so many blog entries about it at this point. My "I can't do this" becomes "You've totally got this!" and my "My legs are tired" becomes "You feel great!". Tricking myself through positive self-talk works wonders =)

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LINTPICKER 9/4/2014 6:12AM

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KITT52 9/2/2014 8:51AM

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OMNOMNAMASTE 9/2/2014 8:18AM

   
I love the sweet, kind self talk, Alice! speak poorly to myself so often- how motivating that one good change could be!

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SPARKED2BFIT 9/2/2014 5:14AM

    Whenever I want to stop working out, that's when the self talk starts. just one more song...just five more minutes...just a little longer and it will be 45 mins. I call it mind games and it works. Keep going!!! emoticon

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NELLIEH1 9/2/2014 4:20AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ...yes..I recite scripture sometimes.

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SPEDED2 9/1/2014 5:58PM

    Don't quit ~ commit.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/1/2014 5:54PM

    Just read your blog. Everyday I pick someone to write to that is not on my friends list but is on the message board. Today it is you. And yes, if I don't take a dog with me, I to talk to myself. Sometimes it is not very nice either. Hope you had a great Holiday, and keep up the talking. I sometime even ask myself questions and answer them. LOL

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FORZACHANDMATT 9/1/2014 5:16PM

    I do all the time - and I'm going to "keep going" just like you

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Measuring yourself

Sunday, August 10, 2014



Your journey is not my journey.
Your thing is not my thing.
I'll have good days & not so good days.
The good days will outnumber the not so good days.

  
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SPARKED2BFIT 8/26/2014 4:13PM

    love this. thank you for sharing!!! emoticon

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IGNITEME101 8/21/2014 5:00AM

    YOU'RE RIGHT! emoticon emoticon

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SPINSTER321 8/11/2014 4:12PM

    I thought this was gonna be about body measurements with a measuring tape. emoticon Good post.

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NELLIEH1 8/11/2014 10:59AM

    Appreciate this reminder! emoticon good choice to share!

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JUSTYNA7 8/11/2014 8:44AM

    Thanks. I was just thinking this morning that I need to get to the end of the day asking myself if I am happy with what I have accomplished... and not worry if I am meeting a team's needs or will disappoint someone. That said, it is those challenges that sometimes push me outside my comfort zone to do something MORE. I do need all my spark friends, but you are right, at the end of the day I should be still measuring against myself.

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KITT52 8/11/2014 8:42AM

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when people ask what my secret to loosing weight and keeping it off..I say find what works for you and then stick with it.....what works for me might not be what works for you....we are all different..

have a healthy day

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LINTPICKER 8/10/2014 11:41PM

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GRANJERRY1 8/10/2014 8:28PM

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We all have to walk our own paths and the situations will be different. So once we realise this we will be far more happier & satisfied.

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SPEDED2 8/10/2014 8:22PM

    It's my journey, but it's reassuring to know I don't have to travel alone. emoticon

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The real workout . . .

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

LOOVE this sentiment because I have this ongoing discussion in my head (while I'm working out) of "it's time to quit" . . . "No, you can do 5 more minutes" . . . "But I don't want to" . . . "this is your favorite song -- just do one more song" . . . "I think I'm going to die" . . .



Sometimes I put more effort into the fight in my head than I do into the cardio exercise. So, I need to remind myself that when I feel like quitting, I'm actually just hitting my stride. There are more steps, more yards and more songs to go!

  
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SPARKED2BFIT 8/28/2014 10:54PM

    Bam!!! you hit the nail on the head. I must say that many times that favorite song(s) has been the difference between stopping and going the extra mile. emoticon emoticon


ps...thanks for your encouragment and support on my latest blog....Sparkfriends are awesome and a blessing! emoticon

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IGNITEME101 8/21/2014 10:13PM

    This is true!

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JUSTYNA7 8/11/2014 8:48AM

    It is about pushing, isn't it? Doing a little bit more. Because nothing changes if nothing changes.

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/9/2014 8:37PM

    Nice blog!

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KITT52 8/5/2014 7:33PM

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SPEDED2 8/5/2014 7:13PM

    Oh, how I wish these mental battles would burn calories! Thank you for sharing your battle. emoticon

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LINTPICKER 8/5/2014 4:09PM

    I am soooo good at fighting this fight! today I read a book while on the gazelle ( a little bumpy ) but before I knew it 20 mins. had ticked by!!

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I can see the angel within . . .

Friday, August 01, 2014

Periodically, I listen to the CD that accompanies Paul McKenna's "I Can Make You Thin" book/program. It's full of affirmations about healthy eating.

It contains an anecdote about Michaelangelo that I've been thinking about. There is a story that when Michelangelo was asked how he carved such beautiful angels, he replied, "I see the angel in the stone, and I chip away at everything around it to release the angel within."

So, there's an angel inside me -- a strong, beautiful, healthy, tenacious angel. By exercising (and sweating) and eating wholesome food, I am helping release her to the world. I don't have to become someone else (God forbid!). There's only one Alice!

  
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IGNITEME101 8/21/2014 10:15PM

    Nice! emoticon emoticon

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BRITT831 8/16/2014 1:47PM

    PS Love your last line..."There is only one Alice!" Reminds me of that same quote in Alice In Wonderland :-) Just remember to be the BEST Alice you can be!
Brittney

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BRITT831 8/16/2014 1:45PM

    This is so creepy cuz I just read a short book about this story. Was an easy yet VERY inspirational read...."The Angel Inside" by Chris Widener. Absolutely LOVE IT! Very good lessons to take away from it. I recommend it to EVERYONE! :-)
Brittney

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JUSTYNA7 8/11/2014 8:49AM

    Well this is an image I can latch onto today. Thank you for sharing!

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TATTER3 8/4/2014 1:56PM

    Too cool!

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OMNOMNAMASTE 8/3/2014 4:01PM

   
What a beautiful blog, thank you so much!

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LINTPICKER 8/2/2014 3:20PM

    keep carving away with your masterpiece!! WE can do this!!

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NELLIEH1 8/1/2014 11:52PM

    We are on the anvil with the hammer pounding, for sure! But what a blessed place to be under the Master's hands

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TERRY0217 8/1/2014 9:53PM

    That is a wonderful, powerful message...thank you for sharing!

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KITT52 8/1/2014 8:11PM

    interesting point of view....

have a healthy week end

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NOT_A_LANNISTER 8/1/2014 8:00PM

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MAMAMOOSE54 8/1/2014 7:41PM

    That is the most beautiful thing I ever heard-thank you so much for sharing.


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Setbacks are just temporary

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Now that I've stalled on my weight #, I've had to ask myself a couple of times, "So, what's the point of trying?"

I saw this today & it reminded me that giving up is not an option:


Just because I forgot to brush my teeth at night doesn't lead to "Oh, well, I slipped up . . . guess I'll never take care of my teeth again!"

I wish I was seeing more progress in July, but maybe my body has gotten used to the new "set point" and I just need to mix things up again. I'll keep chipping away at it!

  
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KAT321123 7/27/2014 9:36AM

    Love this blog entry. I have two thoughts...

One is that, even though it's hard, it can be helpful if you can find the reward and joy in taking care of your body (the journey) rather than the weight loss (the destination). Our bodies don't always cooperate and do what we want them to do, but if we find some happiness in just knowing we're doing our best, it can help...and it can lower our stress levels which helps with weight loss. Easier said than done, of course.

My second thought is that sometimes even if the scale is not rewarding us, our body is rewarding us in other ways. My weight loss has been minimal in the last several months, so I was surprised when I measured myself with a tape measure and had lost a LOT of inches since my last measurement. And my body fat (according to my scale) has gone down. The scale is definitely not the end all be all.

Keep on keeping on. With your positive energy and attitude you'll get there...and until you do, just enjoy the ride.

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LINTPICKER 7/27/2014 8:24AM

    totally normal for the body to readjust. In time the scale will move again!

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KITT52 7/27/2014 7:57AM

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NELLIEH1 7/26/2014 11:29PM

    That's a good thought! We can keep on keeping on..even when we see no progress...or we just might lose the ground we have already gained. Thanks for the reminder and sharing the good quip.

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