Saturday, August 25, 2012
I have faced a lot of obstacles in my life. Like so many people I have experience my fair share of pain, abuse, heartache and sadness. There are many things I can blame, and people I can use as excuses. Reasons for not doing what I want to do with my body and my life. For not changing who it is I want to be.
I have had the following quote on my page for awhile now but have never really understood it nor accepted it for truth until NOW. Excuses are a form of weakness. There will always be something or someone just around the corner for me to use to stay just as I am. The problem is, I don't want to stay just as I am.
I want to be better, smarter, thinner, stronger, motivated, self reliant, confident, empowered, and develop a love for myself that I have yet to feel in nearly 54 years. I am tired of excuses. I am tired of weakness. I am tired of allowing everything and anything to get in the way. I am tired of feeling less than, never good enough, not strong enough. I want to leave this world in better shape, physically, emotionally and mentally than I have lived it until now. In truth, I am, and have been the other thing standing in my way. And it's time I do something about that!
Monday, July 30, 2012
"You have to know what you want to get it."
"You must have long-term goals to keep you from being frustrated by the short-term failures."
"Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving towards a worthwhile goal."
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."
"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right!"
"Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go."
"Don't let the low times get you down. Learn from them and reach for the high times."
"The more effort you put into something, the more you get in return."
"The sense of achievement and joy after overcoming the impossible are the most treasured and fulfilling ones."
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands--and then eat just one of the pieces."
"Most of the important things in the world have been achieved by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
"The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have."
"Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling, enduring, and accomplishing."
"We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are."
"Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows."
"Those who win are those who think they can."
"Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to."
"Fall seven times, stand up eight times."
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence."
"Being defeated is only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
"Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting."
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage!"
"There are many ways to fail, but only one way to succeed; NEVER GIVE UP!"
"Accomplishment of small things leads to mighty things..."
"Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy."
"Never, never, never give up."
"You are stronger than you know."
"While there is a breath in me, that long will I persist. If I persist long enough, I will win."
Sunday, July 29, 2012
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Yes, my first and middle names are after my paternal Grandmother and Great Grandmother
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I do. I have been told I have nice handwriting
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yes, one adult daughter who will turn 26 in October
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes, I am kind, loyal, trustworthy and listen well
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
No, not at all
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Nope, I had them removed at 17
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Heck no, I'm seriously afraid of heights
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Honesty right now, No
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Mint Chocolate Chip
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
15. RED OR PINK?
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I over analyse, and I stress out about everything
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My mom, she died when I was 22 and was seriously my best friend and go to person
18. WHAT IS THE PAUL MCKENNA TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
19. ANY TATTOOS?
Nope, but got my ears pierced last fall at age 53.
20. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Not wearing any
21. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Salmon, brown rice, brussel sprouts and salad last night for dinner
22. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The hum of my computer and my dog Cinnamon snoring next to me
23. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
24. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Roses, rain, freshly cut grass, evergreen trees, lavender, my grandson after his bath when he is all snuggled in his towel and smelling of baby lotion, chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven, and Roast Turkey with stuffing on Thanksgiving day
25. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Wylene, an old and dear friend
26. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
27. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Swimming, Dance, Gymnastics, Ice Skating
28. HAIR COLOR?
These days it's Garnier Medium Brown
29. EYE COLOR?
30. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No, just glasses
31. FAVORITE FOOD?
32. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings are nice but I would have to say scary movies but not the gory, 101 ways to kill someone just for the heck of it kind. I'm more of the classic vampire, werewolf, alien and Halloween type.
33. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
The new Spiderman with my grandson
34. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
35. SUMMER OR WINTER?
36. HUGS OR KISSES?
37. FAVORITE DESSERT?
38. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
I like Strength Training but Cardio helps to distress me, so both
39. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
40. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Bad Childhood, Good Life
41. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
My grandson's laughter
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Hawaii and Canada
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Writing, organizing and anything to do with art and crafts
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. My father was stationed there.
47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
Brick and Cream with Blue Trim
49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
Yes, why else would I do it?
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