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Follow the Leader

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Have always loved this quote. I have embraced this philosophy in my professional life, but never in my personal life. Now, instead of following people that aren't where I need to be to become healthy, I am trying to forge my own path. Tracking has become a way of life, working out as soon as I get home, another way, staying in touch with friends here, another. I am forging a new path little by little. Yay!

  
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SWEETNEEY 7/19/2013 7:56AM

    Beautiful

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/18/2013 9:03PM

    Have always loved that quote.
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CHOCOL8_LVER 7/18/2013 4:50PM

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/18/2013 1:16PM

    I agree!

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JACKIE542 7/18/2013 11:43AM

    I love that quote. emoticon emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 7/18/2013 9:38AM

  THanks for posting that quote. I have never heard or read it before.

Have a great day.

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KAB7801 7/18/2013 9:21AM

    That's starting in my life also! emoticon

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WATCHMEGO! 7/18/2013 9:07AM

    Excellent!

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10 Minutes

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Catching up from Spark Solutions, I read about the "all-or-nothing" philosophy we have towards exercise. I used to have that, but right now I feel guilty when I don't work out and usually get it in. I have just made it a habit this summer since I have had more time off. Now that I am headed back to school, I am concerned about making time, but the concept of, even if you don't think you do, make only 10 minutes in your day somewhere. I promise my thinking is changed and that WILL happen!

No more thinking that exercise is too hard to fit into my day, so I will skip it and not do anything at all. 10 minutes!

  
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KAB7801 7/17/2013 2:22PM

    I love doing those snort videos, one lead to another!
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JACKIE542 7/17/2013 11:04AM

    Love the quote, and that is how I started with 10 minutes. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/17/2013 8:23AM

    emoticon That's the thought process!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/17/2013 7:18AM

    10 minutes often leads to more. Like the Lorimer quote, thanks for sharing.

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PATSYB7 7/17/2013 6:54AM

    Yes! We can do 10 minutes per day. Thanks for the reminder.
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Making Habits

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day 2 of 12-Week Daily Challenge. I always think of changing bad habits, but that might be the negative slant. How about beginning to make new habits?

  
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SUECHRIS50 7/16/2013 3:26PM

    that's sure true!

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ENG_TV 7/16/2013 2:05PM

    how true!

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AUTUMNGLORY7 7/16/2013 1:13PM

    emoticon Thanks for reminding us about importance of good habits. emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/16/2013 12:06PM

    Great idea. emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 7/16/2013 11:23AM

    I like that approach

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KIMPY225 7/16/2013 10:34AM

    Good Habits = Yes!!!!

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 7/16/2013 10:23AM

    Yes.... positive is always better.
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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/16/2013 8:32AM

    True

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LOPEYP 7/16/2013 8:27AM

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BLUENOSE63 7/16/2013 7:53AM

  I am going to make a new habit of eliminate procrastination from my life...I will start next week! emoticon

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KAB7801 7/16/2013 7:42AM

    Yes, new habits it what it's all about!
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Challenges

Monday, July 15, 2013

Today I am excited to take on a new challenge. I just joined a new ST - 12-Week Wellness Challenge. I'm hoping this will keep me accountable as I go back to school and time and organization become the essence. Most, if not all, of the team members seem to have been a part of the 2-Week Spark Solutions team. I have not even finished the book. Well, to be honest, barely started! I had good intentions, truly! We'll see how it goes!

  
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JACKIE542 7/15/2013 10:37AM

    Good luck with your new challenge, love the quote too! emoticon emoticon

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CHOCOHIPPO 7/15/2013 9:44AM

    I haven't finished the book yet either, but I did follow the plan for two weeks and did really well on it. I'm following another plan for the next two weeks and will likely come back to this one -- and hope to really read the whole book through in the mean time.

Good luck!

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KAB7801 7/15/2013 8:19AM

    I haven't finished all of the book either or made all recipes, but continue a bit each!

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Holding Me Back

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Interesting thoughts to ponder. Been wondering about why, when I have a streak of doing so well, I self-sabotage? Not hugely, but enough to have to restart some part of my life. I realize that I am trying to change a lot of lifelong habits and I cannot expect perfection AND I am not discouraged, but quite happy with my progress. I have recently been thinking about WHY it is so hard and slow going? Not so much the product, but the process.

  
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KAB7801 7/15/2013 8:10AM

    Right now nothing is holding me back
But when I fall behind it's probably fear of failure

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BLUENOSE63 7/15/2013 7:20AM

  The fact that I feel the need for perfection holds me back sometimes.

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MOTHEPRO 7/14/2013 9:51PM

    Sometimes I think fear of success is holding me back, but I'm not giving up.

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LOPEYP 7/14/2013 8:22PM

    I agree with Tops. I do yhe same thing. It's hard to keep plugging when human nature is to slack off a bit. emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/14/2013 1:33PM

    That is why we need to take baby steps, change a bit at a time, and when we make mistakes, don't get too upset, learn from them and move along. emoticon Hope your knee and foot a feeling better today. emoticon

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TOPS-TORTOISE 7/14/2013 11:46AM

    I know what my problem is. After I've had a good losing streak I tend to give myself permission to slack a little bit. If I've been doing great for the last few weeks and lost 10 pounds, I can have this 'fill in the blank'. I work out so a few extra calories won't hurt. That's my reasoning to justify having some things that I want. Then I'm surprised when I gain a pound at the next weigh in. I can flip back through my food journal and see a pattern. Sometimes I think I do it subconsciously. Maybe that's how you are sabotaging yourself. I am focusing on being consistent with my eating and rewarding myself with things other than food. Best wishes for your progress.

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