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Do You Need a Few Words of Encouragement?

Saturday, October 05, 2013



You have what it takes. All you need to do is what's in front of you today. As my mother would say, "Don't borrow trouble," from the future. Just handle today's tasks. Certainly, some of today's tasks involve setting yourself up for success tomorrow. But you don't need to look ten miles down the road. Be with what's in front of you today. Take care of yourself today.

Just put one foot in front of the other, and don't stop.

Never, never, never, never give up. - Winston Churchill

  
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ON2VICTORY 10/17/2013 12:24PM

    stealing this pic! thank you so much for sharing....

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JENHERMAN 10/5/2013 8:12PM

    emoticon So true.... and just what I needed to hear!

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TREV1964 10/5/2013 6:57PM

    If you are holding too much rubbish from your past you have no ability in your arms to hug the future.
Great stuff - highly inspirational - well done.

Cheers

Trev

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PEZMOM1 10/5/2013 6:52PM

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CAROLJEAN64 10/5/2013 10:19AM

    This quote so encapsulates my maintenance journey. I have gotten this far and that means i am continually learning how to complete the next steps. Thanks for the words!

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ROX525 10/5/2013 6:14AM

    "Today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday, was it worth it?" Love this saying. Thank you for the morning reminder. Have a great weekend.

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VTORIA3 10/5/2013 5:10AM

    This blog is so encouraging. Great timing for the weekend, too, which is a particularly challenging time for many. If one breaks things down into small steps and only focuses on the present, things don't feel so overwhleming. Thanks for positng.

Have a terrific Saturday!

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GENERIC-FIT 10/5/2013 4:58AM

  Thank you. Gracias. Merci.

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TOKIEMOON 10/5/2013 2:42AM

    emoticon One day at a time!

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On a Budget and This Is My Monthly Splurge!?

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dumbbells. I spent my $30 "mad money" and bought a set of heavier hand weights for my at-home workouts.

Sometimes, this new lifestyle hasn't caught up with me yet and I find myself shaking my head at what excites me. Like those dumbbells I bought today. Or my new absolute favorite meal: a big bowl of mixed salad greens with avocado, grilled chicken, walnuts and poppy-seed dressing. Seriously? No fries with that?

emoticon when I catch myself laughing in these moments. Transformation is not only possible, friends, it's kinda hilarious.

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REBIRTHDIVA 10/15/2013 3:37PM

    i know the feeling! last month i was so excited to buy a new exercise dvd emoticon emoticon and i'm looking forward to continuing to use it more and more. lifestyle change emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 10/2/2013 9:58PM

  emoticon your blog.

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K-GETTING-FIT 10/1/2013 8:28AM

    Love it! Was thinking about that around my birthday. Friends picked up fitness related gifts for me. Nice:)

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FITFRIT 10/1/2013 2:34AM

    The salad sounds fantastic and I too get silly excited over things like a quick walk with hubby or a stroll to the store for a bag of ice...little things that I'd have dreaded before now get me all WOOHOO

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TXPATRIOT 10/1/2013 12:13AM

    I can relate to this blog a lot! It's amazing how much our lives can change (and for the better)!

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TREV1964 9/30/2013 8:03PM

    A purchase in the right direction which will prove itself with each use over and over again.

Cheers

Trev

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TIMEHASCOME56 9/30/2013 8:29AM

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VTORIA3 9/30/2013 6:47AM

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I enjoyed this blog. My last splurge of some pin money was buying a Leslie Sansone 30 Minutes, 30 Day Challenge. So now I'm involved in a 30 day challenge in addition to my 20-25 miles of weekly walking. It's hard, but at least it got me back into some strength training....a year old promise I just couldn't seem to act on before, LOL.

Enjoy your new equipment. Using it, I mean. emoticon

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KOHINOOR2 9/29/2013 10:33PM

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PHEBESS 9/29/2013 8:00PM

    Yup, my new fave meal is the shrimp and avocado salad at the restaurant next door - so delicious, so low in calories!

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TOKIEMOON 9/29/2013 6:39PM

    It's awesome that such healthy, good for us things can bring such intrinsic joy. Good for you!
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JENHERMAN 9/29/2013 6:02PM

    Awesome purchase!!!

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MARILYNROBERT 9/29/2013 5:16PM

    Ok, now your talking my lifestyle! Most of my real life friends think I'm nuts to work out and eat right. emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 9/29/2013 4:57PM

    Great blog and good for you!

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GRAMMYNSC 9/29/2013 4:23PM

    I know right! I was at Starbucks getting my trenta unsweetened green iced n shaken tea! and was looking at the cake pops.....i was like wow how do i wanna eat my calories?....in a bite or a bowl.....i find myself being real greedy of my portions lately! LOL I like alot on my plate! Have a great day and thanks for the positive blog!

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I'm Guilty!

Sunday, September 22, 2013



Sometimes you just have to emoticon for yourself, right?

I've been struggling lately to give the attention to my fitness and food program. Stress and excess demands at work have eaten into my evenings, which is my "me" time to workout, plan my meals, prep for the next day, etc.

Today I did my 55 minute workout, planned and made my lunch (and my daughter's) for Monday, and ate well all day. Feels great.

So yes, I'm guilty of killing it today! emoticon

  
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ZEEDRA 10/15/2013 7:07PM

    Thanks!

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SUSIEMT 9/29/2013 10:36AM

    Yea you!

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DDHEART 9/29/2013 10:09AM

    Good for you!

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KATIBUG49 9/28/2013 5:51PM

    You should always be proud of what you accomplish, great job!

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TOKIEMOON 9/28/2013 4:05PM

    You didn't Kill it Softly, like the song - you gave it your all! emoticon

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JOHNNIEMAE2 9/26/2013 11:49AM

  Thanks for sharing. this is encouraging for me

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KLONG8 9/26/2013 10:59AM

    OK, you made me smile at this. Awesome feeling isn't it? Especially if you've been waffling a little because of life stuff. Way to go!

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K-GETTING-FIT 9/23/2013 6:58PM

    Woohoo! I am hoping for that feeling tonight. Either way I am draggin my tush downstairs. You never know, it may be a special spark I needed:)
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MARILYNROBERT 9/22/2013 11:45PM

    Ha ha!!! Great! emoticon

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You go girl!

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MAGGIEVAN 9/22/2013 9:24PM

    What a wonderful expression. I can just imagine working so hard that the exercise itself has been mastered cum laude and the time used to max. Thanks for sharing.

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The Body Achieves

Saturday, September 21, 2013



Watch your self-talk this week. Interrupt "I don't feel like it" and "I can't do it" immediately. Replace your self-defeating or self-scorning thoughts with positive affirmations. Don't say "I'm not good enough." Also don't say "I will get healthy." Neither of these acknowledge where you ARE right now.

Try "I am living a healthy lifestyle," "I am strong," "I eat to reach my goals," or "I am a worthy, positive person." All of these build you up, and speak to where you are and what you're doing today.

Your body will respond to what you tell it!

  
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RYDERB 9/26/2013 8:51AM

    emoticon Great advice!

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LETHA_ 9/22/2013 12:46PM

    Good advice!
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LJBKENT 9/21/2013 5:44PM

    emoticon Great inspiration!

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MARILYNROBERT 9/21/2013 5:31PM

    I so need to get on top of my self talk. Thank you for this reminder!

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The Real Goal

Saturday, September 14, 2013



Goal weight is a minimally useful concept. The number on the scale does not define your physical health, your emotional wellness, your spiritual connectedness, your mental acuity. It does define your relationship with gravity on this planet. That's all.

You know what else is true? Reaching the end of the weight-loss journey is a complete fiction. If you're actually in this to win it, you can't expect there to be a time that you won't be working with the same skills you're using now. So do your best to master the requisite patience, self-respect, discipline, self-care, and nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to carry you through a lifelong journey. Anything less than that is selling yourself way short.

The goal is nothing more than that elusive lifestyle change we all talk about so much. Not a number on a scale. Not a really cool "after" photo. Not a body-fat percentage to envy. Living with joy, humor, agility and kindness, in a healthy body is the victory you're after.

You can do it. We can do it.

  
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KARENLEIGH32 9/16/2013 10:38PM

    Gosh really liked your blog. You def. speak/write the truth! emoticon

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UMBILICAL 9/14/2013 5:20PM

  Be Real

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