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Running Today...

Monday, April 07, 2014

Was a stress reliever. Although I did not want to get out of bed at first I decided to get moving. I was a little slow paced this morning but sometimes slow and steady wins the race. I am still working on my consistency and core strength as well. I also believe that I need to do a lite workout on my off days Tuesday's and Thursday's to keep me going. I am also working on clearing my thoughts and just enjoy the run. This week I am going to work on my endurance and some mental inspiration! Have a great Spark week...... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MPETERSON2311 4/7/2014 10:40AM

    WOW good for you!

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How does one blog daily?

Friday, April 04, 2014

It's in my heart to do but I just don't have he time to do it. When I am on spark people I feel so free and so supported in my journey but being able to blog daily is just not realistic. My day is planned from my 5am run all the way up to tucking my kids in at night. Any remaining time I am praying, reading for my book club or having date night with my love bug. I want to share my story for others who are going through this journey with me but finding the time is my biggest obstacle. I thought becoming a spark team leader would make me more present but I feel like I am letting those individuals down that need the encouragement. It's not that I am not a motivator at heart or that I am not doing the work I just don't have enough hours in the day. I am so open to suggestions so help away.

Accomplishments this week
2lb loss !!!! Yayyyyyyy whoaaaaa what yes I did! Go Me!
New Job offer! Yayyyyyy God is Amazing! By God's grace only
New Car!!!!! Not a big financial note OMGoodness I am super speechless
Most important I am building consistentency!!!! Ching biggest accomplishment this week!
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MPETERSON2311 4/7/2014 10:59AM

    Don't worry if you dont blog daily. It's just a different part of the journey for some. I actually blog LESS when I am getting out of the house and losing weight, which you are doing!!!


As for being a sparkleader, oh man I feel ya about letting people down. So, I try to send out some goodies to some active members by looking at the team BLOG page to see who has posted most recently. Even "liking" things on a friend feed shows that you noticed that they are on the page. And that is only one click!

Oh and making announcements in the team or sending out team messages are a way to show you are there thinking of EVERYONE if going page to page is too time consuming.

I never feel guilty about maybe copying and pasting one message to those active members on their wall comments or in goodies. I just never do the ol' copy and paste on blogs because I would like for people to feel i actually READ the blog.

Also, do you have any co-leaders?

It's a lot, but you're right, realistically speaking no one is asking for you to do it all- thank goodness.

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BTWIMKEE 4/5/2014 2:14PM

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God is SO good! Enjoy it all because you are truly deserving of great things!!!

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Forgiveness....

Friday, March 28, 2014

Forgiveness is such a big word that I don't often use or even acknowledge a lot. What forgiveness means to me, is saying that its ok that I fell short but that it's alright to begin again. Well lately I fell short of my health goals. It's so easy at times to make up a list of to-do's in the health journey and you plan and plan but action and consistency don't always add up. This week wasn't a so good week but I forgive myself and I open myself up to try again without feeling convicted. Often times when we feel convicted we start to fall away from our health goals and lose sight of the mission and vision for ourselves. Well this message is to encourage all those who missed the mark whatever that mark was for this week. I use to think it was so hard to start over unless it was Sunday morning. But I am starting over Friday now. I am purifying myself today in fellowship with Christ the center of my life. If you can't forgive yourself think about why....There is no condemnation for believers. So start to have faith and believe you can succeed in this journey. Happy Friday Sparkies!!!! emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon m

  
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PENNYSAVER2 3/28/2014 10:54AM

    I love your attitude!! emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon blog...thanks for sharing. I understand and can relate. I am right there with you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 3/28/2014 9:29AM

    God is so GOOD! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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LOVELESMILLS 3/28/2014 9:18AM

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Discipline is not a bad word....

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I am learning that having a set routine and sticking to that routine is important. I know that in life we see options galore and it's hard to make sound decisions when you feel like you're going to miss out. What I have discovered is that you can still have options but sticking to a healthy routine and diet is very important. I want to live a healthy life where I am not forced to be put on medications to survive or need all types of equipment to keep me going. So I make the choice today that I can watch what I eat and how I treat my body so that when I am older, decisions don't have to be made for me. My grandmother's uncontrolled diabetes has led her to dialysis which is very frightening for her and us but hearing that she only has 10% kidney functioning and that she could die is forcing her to be more disciplined. I don't want to have to learn discipline over my mind and body as a senior citizen in a health crisis. So this is my advice to all my spark buddies including myself. Take time to set up the life you want before you're forced to take the life you don't want! emoticon emoticon

  
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LILSHINE 3/25/2014 9:20AM

    So well said. Thanks and I pray your grandmother gets better as she takes control of her situation.

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MALIAN1 3/21/2014 12:03PM

    That was the best blog I have read in a long long time. What great advice!!! You put it in words that aren't harsh but just realistic. Thank you so much!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 3/20/2014 10:55PM

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I work in EMS, and I have a lot of patients who say "I wish I would have taken better care of my health." Good for you for getting started!

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Thank God for life.......

Sunday, March 16, 2014



Life after a major car wreck! I have a new prospective on life today because of the grace and mercy God has given to me. Last week my baby daughter (4) and my mother survived a tragic car wreck and they walked away unharmed. I give so much glory to God for having his Angles protect my family. It happened last Monday which I thought to be a typical morning. I went running and then went to work with Monday blues of course not wanting to be at the office but its the simple things like working I took for granted. I received a call 10 minutes into the job after just being dropped off by my mom and daughter and they were being rushed to the hospital. My mom had a medical episode and the car flipped twice and landed into a pole. If I don't ever have another opportunity to stand up and be a living witness that I serve a great God this is my testimony today. Without Jesus I am nothing! I learned that I cannot be consumed by health and fitness or dwell on my vanity and eating habits all the time in this journey. But to enjoy life and family is the greatest gift we can have. I posted this blog just to say whenever you become complacent or unappreciative about the glories of your life please know that situations can change in the twinkle of an eye. The scripture comes to mind that kept me this week was, know that the trials that you go through come to build perseverance. Wanting to be healthy is a direct result of appreciating the life you've been blessed with. Know that life is a gift so cherish it!

My mom and daughter survived Hallelujah!



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MSMAKEOVER 3/28/2014 10:48AM

    I am glad your Mom and daughter are okay. Your baby is beautiful. That first pic brought tears to my eyes. I too am thanking GOD.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BTWIMKEE 3/17/2014 2:29PM

    Praise GOD!!! I'm so happy to hear that your daughter and mother are okay! Both pictures are a true example of God's grace, mercy, protection and love! SO many blessings bestowed upon us daily, we've got to give Him all the praise!

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SAINTBERNARD6 3/16/2014 10:33PM

    Praise and thanks to God for covering your family with His love and protection....

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/16/2014 7:31PM

    OMG that car has seen some trouble. It is awesome that our God looked over your family and carried them to safety. It is so hard to believe the precious time we have could be gone in an instant. Thank you for the reminder to be grateful just for today. No more boring Mondays for you.

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STEVEN_D 3/16/2014 7:30PM

    Praise God for His Mercy and Grace. That wreck looks so horrible, God is so great. When I think my struggles are bad and I see God's Hand in an event like this, I am humbled by His Awesome Power.

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