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Just Keep Swimming...

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Motivation can be so difficult to sustain. I find myself thinking about giving up so often that I wonder how I ever talk myself through it. I've decided to take out quotes I've printed and placing them around my house so I see them multiple times per day. I've decided to go sparkpeople and track my food and exercise again. I am just not going to give up - and that's it. I am going to lead myself into a healthy lifestyle and make it stick. I wonder if eating healthy and exercising will ever just come naturally, or if it is always going to be a conscious choice. Whatever the answer, I am just going to do it like Nike says, and just keep swimming, like Dorie says!

I can hear her singing in my head right now!

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CARGIRL13 8/17/2013 7:39PM

    Thanks for the support everyone! Have a healthy weekend!

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ON2VICTORY 8/17/2013 4:21PM

    yup, thats how its done... just keep swimming, swimming, swimming......

Many times I felt like giving up but then I also ask myself "..give up and do WHAT exactly?" i punch in at my job if I feel like it or not because it is a necessity, so is living a healthy lifestyle. quitting can become a habit, dont fall into that trap.

As an athlete, I found that if you tough it out, it makes you stronger and more resilient. If you allow yourself to quit, then it can become a "quitting trigger" that once a certain level of discomfort is reached, you are conditioned to quit. The same applies here as well. we need to raise our threshold where once a certain level of discomfort with our weight loss journey is reached, we dont just quit automatically.

just keep swimming... the alternative is sinking.

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LATTELEE 8/17/2013 1:23PM

  Challenge!

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ALICEART2010 8/17/2013 12:59PM

    Nice attitude!

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ALICEART2010 8/17/2013 12:59PM

    Nice attitude!

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My arm hurts, so I want to just give up!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I know that's a completely silly way to think, but I just can't help hearing that voice in my head. I had a surgery 5 years ago on a nerve in my arm and everything healed just fine after that. It acts up every once in a while, but for the most part just goes back to normal after a few weeks. Not this time... EMG last week and MRI coming up this week... It's unbelievable how a simple injury can throw off everything... I've been down in the dumps for the past few days just thinking about all the "what ifs"... and that is sooooo not me! What if it doesn't get better.. what if I completely freak out in the MRI machine... what if they say I need surgery again... what if I need to be out of work for 6 or 8 weeks again... what if it never goes away... wah wah wah... I can hear my inner 5-year old whining like crazy!

But I can't give up - I just can't!!! Heck, I wore a bikini at the July 4th party this year!!! A BIKINI!!! I'm just not going to give in to the negative thoughts... and that's it. It really is much more simple than I think... So, I am going to make myself busy right now doing anything but eating... and I'll just keep myself busy until it passes.. I will run on the treadmill tonight and tomorrow... I will cook a healthy dinner with my husband tonight... I will get out that swiss ball and actually use it! I will try my best to keep positive...

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ANDYLIN90 7/27/2013 4:53PM

    Make that positive voice very loud and you will be fine.

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EMPRESSAMQ 7/27/2013 12:43PM

    emoticon I am familiar with that inner-5-year-old in the head who always wants to give up. Guess we all have one. Good for you for not listening. emoticon

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MARYANNB25 7/27/2013 12:40PM

    I am sure it is hard but just remember emoticon emoticon


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Yesterday you said tomorrow...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I saw that quote somewhere on SP...It's what I tell myself when I'm trying to motivate myself to do something... usually cardio! You better get on that treadmill... or outside running, or to that fitness class... because "yesterday you said tomorrow" and that means NOW! It's so easy to lose track of time... especially on the weekend. The days just seem to practically run together anymore, but I'm taking control again... I'm going to try to FILL my time with worthwhile things, instead of letting it just slip past me! Onward I go!

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2DAWN4 7/26/2013 12:15AM

    Good for you! Loved the quote!


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WALLPER26 7/25/2013 9:02PM

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Keeping up with Myself...

Monday, June 03, 2013

Most days I see my long to-do list and think, of course I can get all that done today... but then as I reach for the bills I have to pay, I see a coupon I don't want to forget, which leads me to the magazine that I should really put in the bathroom so I can actually read it (LOL), where I see a counter top that needs a lysol wipe, so I grab the wipes and in the closet I realize I've been collecting all those toliet paper rolls for a long time and it's time to pick them all up off the bottom of the closet and put them in a bag to donate to the animal shelter... which is when I end up under the kitchen sink grabbing a bag to put them all in.. where I see the other container of lysol wipes which reminds me to actually wipe the counter top in the bathroom that I saw earlier... Really, I wonder how I get ANYTHING done!! :) I swear I go in circles trying to keep up with myself, until I really begin to trip over my own feet... Usually, what makes me stop and regroup is the moment I go for the same item a second time and suddenly I think wow, did I already do this? I am not a procrastinator by any means.. am I? I really want to get it all done but I distract myself constantly by following my wandering mind. It's really pretty hilarious. Sometimes I really think I'm living in a comic strip in the Sunday paper, which of course reminds me that I saved the comics from the last paper I bought so I could read them later... where did I put them? oh yes, with the bows, so I can use them as wrapping paper sometime in the future... of course, right? I can really relate to my one dog... she runs through the yard picking up a toy and running away with it, but happens to pass another toy, so she drops the first one and picks up the second one.. and it's really amusing to watch, mainly because she is just loving the whole game of it... even if she's not really trying to play! Tomorrow, I will make sure to try to stay on task... one at a time... finishing each before moving on to the next. For now, I'm going to go to bed. Well, first get the dog treats ready, then wash the dishes, then get tomorrow's lunch packed, then, then, then...
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Sunny Day!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Took the dogs for a run this morning, grilled up some chicken and got fresh salad greens and radish from my garden... Great day today and it's not even 1:00pm yet! I've a list of things to get accomplished today and I'm on a roll. The ground is wet from rain, but the sun is shining! Reminds me to just push through whatever is going on, until you get through to the other side... and I am doing just that. Like Dorie says on Nemo... Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...

  
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COOP9002 5/12/2013 2:16PM

    Glad you're enjoying some sun today.

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CYND59 5/12/2013 12:58PM

    Sunny day here in Florida. Sounds like a good day so far for you.
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