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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stive for progress, not perfection.
Love this! I was in the grocery store on the weekend and there was a woman, who had no assistive devices, but clearly struggled to walk. It could have been pain or a disability but as she passed me I realized how lucky I am. I want to be stronger (and with that, be more compact than I am) but I can breathe and I can walk, and I can eat most things, and I can drive a car, and I have a job, I own my home, and I am loved by my husband and my family, and I have friends who are thoughtful and fun.

Maybe I am already living my ideal life - holidays and a "polished" looking house are superficial. Maybe more satisfaction from my job and feeling stronger in my body is really it ... everything else is great because I am blessed.

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JASI27 1/30/2013 8:17AM

    It is very humbling when I play the woe is me game and then see someone who is way worse off. Makes me count my blessings!

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COLLEENROSTE 1/30/2013 2:47AM

    we are blessed in so many ways- let your abilities spur you on to be your best in whatever circustances you find yourself. your attidude of gratitude sure set the table for success

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IMREITE 1/30/2013 12:58AM

    One of my coworkers needed 2 people to help her in the building this morning. one to hold her bad and the other to guide her over the ice. She is not very old, but i know she has had several injuries that make walking painful for her.

I try to think of her and try to enjoy the activities that i she can't do.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 1/29/2013 10:23PM


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Daily Coaching Motivation Day 10

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Imagine that you are perfectly content with every aspect your life. What does that life look like?

Ha! First on my list is that these renovations are done - the house is finished (no exposed pipes, holes in walls, hideous paint colours or pink bathroom counters with gold fixtures). I'm financially stable to go on holiday. I am appreciated in my job and compensated for the hours worked. Isn't that interesting that these are the things that are top of mind. Money & Work (both the means).

Second to that is being strong through my shoulders/arms and legs - strong enough to do squats again and to do some of the yoga moves that require you to support your body weight through your hands.

What steps do you have to take to make that life a reality?
Reconsider my career. It will dictate my time allotted for evenings and financial resources.

I will live by yesterday's motivation: It doesn't get easier, I just get stronger. How? Through consistency and challenging myself.


Daily coaching Motivation, day 9

Monday, January 28, 2013

This one is tough: visualize yourself in your favorite place in the world. Reading in bed in the sunshine is what first comes to mind. It means that a) the sun is shining, b) I'm warm and cozy and c) I felt relaxed enough to take some time to read in the afternoon.

Breathe deeply and take in all the positive energy from that place to carry with you today. How can you use some of that good energy to help you reach your goals?

These questions are hard for me to answer. I'm not great at visualization, let alone transferring an image to a present situation. It just reminds me of how busy I always feel, which doesn't energize me at all.


Daily Coaching Motivation Day 8

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Imagine yourself doing something at your goal weight that you can't do at your current weight. How does it make you feel to see yourself actually doing it without pain or discomfort?

I don't have any weight limiting activities. I have a reasonable wardrobe for this size and my husband loves me. It's entirely a personal goal: having muscle tone and feeling sexy, fitting into the "front room closet" clothes.

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LABRATIAM 1/28/2013 7:46AM


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GORDONBE 1/27/2013 9:39AM

    Today's inspiration is so true:

You don't get what you want. You get what you work for.

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This is what I need

Sunday, January 27, 2013

This was on today's Insider: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti

Follow this principle with all unhealthy foods at work: Close the lid on that donut box, move the plate of bagels off the conference table and into the break room (where other co-workers will quickly gobble them up), and take an alternate route so you don't have to walk past the candy dish in reception.

My challenge is the candy dish on the administrator's desk, right outside my office. All week I have visualized the truffles as being citrus flavoured (because it's not my favourite) and that really helped ... until Friday. I was so nervous. I had not just one, but four. That's 200 calories for nothing.

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SUSANBEAMON 1/29/2013 3:08AM

  but only one day. four days you didn't eat any. that makes 200 calories for the week extra.

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