Saturday, January 19, 2013
In search for some motivation this afternoon, so I logged on to SparkPeople to see what was going on with my Spark Friends. While browsing Friends' feeds, blogs and pictures I found myself at a very familiar page...Carpediem_2009. Yes this is MY page which is filled with many motivational quotes, inspiring blogs from time that has passed, and pictures of a strong woman that was determine and motivated to make a change in her life. Where did she go, what happen to her along the way...let her tell it LIFE happened. I have just as many excuses at the next but sad to say I know they are excuses because I have made the changes needed before to become healthier, but what is stopping me now...where is my strength, motivation, and accountability. I look through my past that is stored on this page and I am not happy with myself, yet feeling disappointed, but I will not let this stop me.
People that know me on a friend/personal level know that I am a lover of poetry and quotes. With that being said I went on a hunt for motivational quotes to uplift my spirit, and came across two that I believe I need to keep close, when I feel like this journey is getting hard and wanting to give up.
1. The Question isn't CAN YOU? Its WILL YOU?
This quote is straight to the point, and seems very simple but yet is so complex. I was taught you can do anything you put your mind to, but that is just I'm having issues getting myself mentally ready for this journey. I eat like i'm suppose to, and I exercise on a regular, but not at the same time. So i'm putting my Will DO attitude upfront and pushing forward to get my mental state where it needs to be. Back to the basics putting what is important first which is ME.
2. If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. ~Jack Dixon
I've been doing this all for the wrong reasons ,RESULTS, the scale is not moving or its moving in the wrong directions, these pants don't fit the same, by butt is getting bigger/smaller...etc. Instead of focusing on the bigger picture CHANGE, I have allowed myself to take a few steps back but now it is time to get back on track and make the CHANGE I need to get the results deserved.
....“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” Moving forward with what I need to do to make the CHANGE I need to see the RESULTS I want!!!
My Spark family please feel free to provide any advice you may have to help me on my journey to find the NEW ME!!!
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Hello Spark's Family...
It has been a while since I have blogged...many changes, obstetrical and excuses have kept me from interacting with the site on a much needed basis. I'm proud to say that I have entered in to '2013' with a positive outlook on life, and a burst of motivation that was needed. Although I am stress and drama free, in so many words "No Worries", I fell off the wagon and ready to jump back on and start moving forward.
As I reflect back over this journey I realize that all the effort, time, and hard work I put into losing weight, has 360'ed for me to only gain the weight I loss back plus some, you have to hate the and some. All I can say is what a difference Sparkpeople will make if you stick to it.
My goals for '2013' are to live life to the fullest and better my health in the process.
"Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future." ~Denis Waitley
Good-bye '2012' and 285lbs...HELLO '2013'
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
So what I discovered this week was new songs for my workout playlist. For those of you who like R&B/Hip Hop Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am” is a must listen too…there are multiple tracks that are good for working out…in my case it was the whole CD…..
This has been a productive week for eating healthy and exercising. I have manage to try different workout to keep me moving and motivated and along the way I have found out that I like it the switching up not just doing my regular cardio on the treadmill and elliptical.
I am so excited about this journey…yes, I have had many journeys but I feel different about this one. This one feels like the one that will be successful. I currently want this more than ever to be happy and healthy.
I know that this blog is all over the place, it was just my way of getting it all out.
....Last but not least, looking forward to The Biggest Loser Contest (8 Weeks) at my gym that starts Aug 1st, WISH ME LUCK….I’m in it to when it.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
“Shame”, yes I know her I was walking with her for a couple of months now and didn’t realize who she was until it was too late. “Shame” my friend I thought because she was there through the big break-up, the stressful nights at work, the depressing lonely nights along in my one bedroom apartment to give me that friendly advice; it’s ok to eat that cake, indulge that ice cream, and that cheese burger is not going to hurt this time, you deserve it. “Shame” what can I say you was there for me in my time of need but now that “Reality” has knocked on door and told me that I need to look for “Motivation” because “Shame” has helped enough by knocking me 2 steps backwards in result of a 20lb gain. I’m trying to kick “Shame” to the curb but she is so stubborn, because I’m waiting on “Success” to come back into my life and “Shame” and “Success” are both selfish and I can’t have one with the other so I have to choose between the two and I choose “Success”.
“Reality” what can I say about her…she is not always my best friend but she tells it like it is and points out the facts. At times I hate to see her coming but there is no sugar-coating when she comes. “Reality” pointed out that 20lb gain, those skinny-legged jeans I wore last summer in the closet that I can’t fit, that muffin top that was almost gone that has returned, and double-chin that’s peeking to come out of hiding. Yep, she knows how to put a sista in her place I must say, she get the minds wondering (What happen to “Accountability” and where is “Motivation” when you need them?).
“Motivation” left me when I told “Accountability” to back off because I had bigger issues to deal with. Those were my true friends the ones that wanted what was best for “Me” at the end of the day. That’s the difference between “Motivation/Accountability” and “Shame" some are in it for the long run and others for the short walk. So I hit up my old dear friends (GOOGLE.COM, SPARKPEOPLE.COM, and etc.) in direction to find “Motivation”, because “Accountability” is always with “Motivation” they go hand-and-hand. The two of them together is one solid team, which will lead me to “SUCCESS”.
So, my SPARKPEOPLE family can you help find “Motivation”, if you see her before I do can you please tell her, her friend “CarpeDiem” is looking for her and miss her dearly! Because it is time for me to gain back control of my life, and say good-bye to “Shame”, find “Motivation”, and say hello to “Accountability” because “Success” will be knocking on my door, so “Reality” can take a break and get some rest.
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