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Music-can you find inspiration in words for you to succeed?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hell yes I can, i've got a playlist that inspires me to do better to feel to want to do more!!

I love the show Glee and i've been watching the season one and it is inspiring I grew up in a glee club so music rocks me to the core but i heard this song and wow it really hit me to the core! Read the lyrics:

Defying Gravity by Glee.

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

It's time to try
Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I am defying gravity
And you wont bring me down!

I'm through accepting limits
''cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost

Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!

I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you wont bring me down!

I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you won't bring me down!
bring me down!
ohh ohhh ohhhh!

Another song that inspires me is This Is The Moment - Donny Osmond from the broadway play Jeckell and Hyde.

This is the moment!
This is the day,
When I send all my doubts and demons
On their way!

Every endeavor,
I have made - ever -
Is coming into play,
Is here and now - today!

This is the moment,
This is the time,
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme!

Give me this moment -
This precious chance -
I'll gather up my past
And make some sense at last!

This is the moment,
When all I've done -
All the dreaming,
Scheming and screaming,
Become one!

This is the day -
See it sparkle and shine,
When all I've lived for
Becomes mine!

For all these years,
I've faced the world alone,
And now the time has come
To prove to them
I've made it on my own!

This is the moment -
My final test -
Destiny beckoned,
I never reckoned,
Second Best!

I won't look down,
I must not fall!
This is the moment,
The sweetest moment of them all!

This is the moment!
Damn all the odds!
This day, or never,
I'll sit forever
With the gods!

When I look back,
I will always recall,
Moment for moment,
This was the moment,
The greatest moment
Of them all!

It is amazing to feel positive when you listen to such music. Inspires success!

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EBPOOKIE 10/31/2010 4:52PM

    Lol thanks for sharing... i just started run/walk programs 4 weeks ago, doing good with it and that is what i'm doing today setting up inspirational fun tracks on my mp3 :)

Thanks for visiting my page/blog!

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CAITY86 10/31/2010 4:19PM

    Awesome song! Sometimes when I'm running (just in the beginning stages) I change some of the lyrics of a song I'm listening to, to make it sound like a weightloss/motivation song, of course I sing it in my head not in the gym surrounded by people haha.

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Who & What Motivates Me

Friday, October 29, 2010

I sit here today thinking what motivates me to lose weight; to succeed in my weight loss journey, what keeps me going when it gets hard?
Well there are a lot of things that motivate me as I really put thought to it.
We all look at the magic number on the scale, measuring tape and clothes. How do they fit but truly I think of the one that really motivated me to continue. That was my AC1 blood test (this test checks your blood glucose levelsódiabetes) I used to be on 3 pills a day of Metformin now Iím on 1 pill and soon to be off it. Last year when I had my physical my AC1 score was at 7 and I couldnít control my blood sugar readings. I am officially now at 5.6 my goal is to get to 5 or under to get off meds completely. So what motivates me surely that alone canít be it but yes my health motivates me because the only thing I did was eat right-more veggies, fruits, lean meats and good carbs. I still have things that are quote bad but I have learned no food is bad just needs to be drank or eaten in moderation.
PORTION CONTROLSóreally new concept not I knew I ate more then I should. Now I use the plate method half of my plate is veggies and fruit then the rest is protein and carbs. I used to drink my calories about 800-1000 per day in Coke or Pepsiís, now 150 calories is my max and sometimes I chose my calories wisely and not have any Pepsiís at all. If I want more I have to exercise and burn moreÖ yes OMG the bad word, wash my mouth out with soap word EXERCISE!!! OMG do I have to?
Exercise Ė eeck yuck hate it!! That is a bad word at my house!!! Movement but why?? OH it is necessary, you are crazy! I avoided it like the plague. To a fluffy person exercise is just wrong BUT in reality itís a fluffy personís best friend in the end. I have learned and I say learned to think I went to school for this learning (it has been expensive if I just would have listened from the get go-can you say STUBBORN?) I learned that if I move the scales moves too.. IMAGINE THAT!!
Loveóyou say really huh? What is that? I love everyone but do you love yourself the way you love everyone huh??? Yeah Yeah, nah look at me, I donít deserve it?? Iím too busy, I canít this or that, heck do you say that to your kids, husbands, parents and or friends. We treat ourselves worse than any enemy could treat someone, yet if we do something wrong in our dieting eating or forget to exercise we will beat ourselves silly and give up on ourselves. Now what the heck is wrong with us?? HmmmÖ
Basically who motivates me, myself! I keep dreaming I will achieve it. I donít want to quit on me!! I love myself like my husband, mother, father, sister, friends etc. do the way I should have. Sure I still wake up and say really gotta run/walk or go the pool. Yes, look in the mirror and see who you are becoming and remember how great it felt when you went from a size 30/32 to a 26 how you went from 318.5 to 374.6, remember how great it feels to go to the doctor and hear your AC1 # are going down and soon you will be off your diabetic meds no more poking yourself with needles or having to remember to take a rotten pill. Remember when your hubby makes fun sounds like grrr baby you look good or whistles. When your weightloss friends clap for your success or hug you when you need it. That is what motivates me! A little song that says itís my moment to shine reminds me I hear it daily when I wake. That is what I do!


15-21 Day Run/Walk

Monday, October 18, 2010

I did it!!!!!! Woohoo!!! I am now running for 2 1/2 mins/1 min walk for 30 mins with a 5 min warm up and then 5 min cool down walks. I made it!!

Now i will mix this with good eatz and see if i can lose the weight i've been maintaining the past few weeks. Trying to put it together. emoticon

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SUE1512 10/18/2010 11:52AM

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Way to go Emmy!!

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Day 8-14

Monday, October 11, 2010

Boy, i've been extremely busy with work but have not detered from my goal at hand. I am up to 2 min/1 min intervals and now doing this for the half 30 mins so my total work out consists of 40 mins now. for warm up and cool down. I realy do like my jogging just wish the rain wouldn't be here. I live in Oregon so must coup with the liquid sunshine!!

So overall i've been at this for two weeks and so far so good. The goal is to evenutally no walking but i'm doing this at my pace vs the programs pace. eventually i will do it but for now i like the walking in between it's a very brisk walk no lally gaggging ;)

Okay well off to work i am!

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ROBYN168 10/13/2010 8:21PM

    Keep up the hard work Emmy!! Way to go!

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REXTINE1 10/11/2010 2:47PM

    Doing it at your own pace is the only sensible way to do it. Good show!

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Day 7

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

5 min warm up
23 mins 1.5 run/1.5 walk (thought I would die but did it)
5 min cool down

I have to figure out when to run when it's not dark out, i don't like it even with my reflective gear. It gives me the neelies..

maybe am runs before work... that means adjusting bedtime!

I did it one whole week!! WOOHOO!

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FLUTTERBY4JC 10/7/2010 11:27AM

    You are doing awesome! You are really inspiring me to try and start doing this! Keep up the great work!


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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/6/2010 12:24AM

    emoticon Keep the streak going!!

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REXTINE1 10/5/2010 4:59PM

    I do it in the morning in the summer when it's coolest. My wife has her own schedule, so I go to sleep on my own and she gets up on her own. You can do it.


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