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Monday, February 14, 2011


How long do you think it will take me to forget what I just learned??

  


A thought about motivation

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's interesting to hear what motivated someone to start excersizing. It's never the same thing in the same way as someone else. We should be motivated in all things we do in life. Motivation makes hard things (like excercise) funner. For instance a saying is "an escalator never breaks.... it only becomes stairs". An unmotivated person thinks "crap! now I have to climb it". A motivated person thinks "let's climb it several times!!". I hope to see everything in my life through motivated eyes. Then maybe all the things in my life that stress me out will become challenges I want to climb instead.

  
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SPARK-KELLI 2/14/2011 8:45AM

    Terrific positiveness! I love it!

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JUANITAGRAINGER 2/14/2011 8:33AM

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LADYBUGG67 2/14/2011 8:30AM

    Very positive outlook! emoticon

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Lack of pep or sign of patience

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It seems to me that as we get older we believe that our energy level diminishes. I believe that is true to a point but most of the lack of energy comes from a lack of exercise. If we watch young children we can see that they are always running around, climbing trees, falling out of trees, chasing the dog, being chased by the dog, and so forth. They are always on the move until they have to go to bed.
If you look at a young child that has a gaming system in the house, they are out of shape, out of energy, and definitely not on the move until bed. Most people I talk to, have a person in their life ( or that they know) that is in their sixties but can out work people in their thirties. If you look at this person they are usually on the move until they go to bed. A lot of the jobs older people do, they do because it provides more money. These jobs are mostly jobs that require a lot of sitting. So it is no wonder we start running out of pep because we are not on the move alot.
People that are older are usually a lot more patient, because they have lived through a lot of different diversities that have taught them not to be so worried about things. So older people are more slow to react about things because they think it through before taking action.
So which is it in your life? If it is patience it is a good thing. If it is lack of pep than it can be fixed. We just have to get moving and exercising even when you don't feel like it.

  
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JACKSMIMI2 2/10/2011 12:54PM

    Hi Kevin...wow this is great... I started to think I was running out of pep...and then found SP... It was amazing once I got moving, I found I have more pep! I also found out the more I sat around, the worse my food choices were - simple carbs (ie junk food), which in turn made me more sluggish, etc. I truly did think I was 'just ageing'... now I know that not to be true! The difference is amazing - I feel 10 years younger than I felt last year at this time.

PS - Glad to have you 'back' :-)



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BAILEE_GRAVES 2/10/2011 12:29PM

    Right now I kind of have a lack of pep.....
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You want me to spend how much!!!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

I found a way for me to really pay attention to calories. I view them in terms of money. And I'm somewhat of a penny pincher over many things. Sparkpeople says I get 1500 to 1800 a day. So I was in a gas station and started looking at the honey buns I used to so fondly eat about every day. For interest I looked at the calories on the back. 400!! My first thought was "you want me to spend how much!!!" That would be 400 of my precious 1500 spent at one time, not to mention the soda that I always had with it! I gently set that honey bun back on the rack and quickly stepped away! I was thinking "do you know how much more I can get for my 400 calories in good food.

  
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JCDFRITTS 2/7/2011 2:49PM

    Love the way you look at it!! That is such a great analogy!!

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MINIGRAN 2/7/2011 10:14AM

    Just did what you did, Kev. I'm back where I started! So I'm gonna try your trick! Love ya! emoticon

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GUILDWARSGIRL 2/6/2011 1:16PM

  I do the same thing !The precious few calories I can consume , I 'd rather spend on something tasty and good for me . emoticon

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BREWMASTERBILL 2/6/2011 11:41AM

    I had a very similar mindset. I called it my "calorie budget". It is now spilling over into nutritional value of items. I want maximum nutrition for my calorie. More bang for my buck, so to speak. heh.

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OLVAJE 2/6/2011 10:46AM

    Thats an awesome way to look at it!! Am going to have to try it!!

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How did I get back here again!!!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

As I sit here tonight I am in heavy contemplation "how did I get back here again"
I was doing great and feeling great. I got a job with a wonderful couple that like to feed people. When they would bring food in and ask if I wanted some I thought "well I dont want to hurt their feelings" so I would have a little, figuring I would work it off later. The bad thing was that little became a daily habit. The other problem was working on concrete every day in cheap shoes got both of my knees hurting so bad I was limping everywhere. So guess what, no working it off. I would come home hurting and sit. Before I knew it 7 months passed. I did not keep up with my sparkfriends for encouragement out of shame I guess. And I am sorry for that. So I had tried to do it on my own. Keeping track of everthing in my head. So today as I remembered how good I was feeling having lost 18 pounds, breathing easier, running 5-k's,not keeping my wife up with my snoring and all the other wonderful benefits that come with becoming fit. I decided that I did not like being "back here" with the weight back on and all the not so wonderful benefits that come with being out of shape. I realized that I could not do it without sparkpeople and my sparkfriends. I know the road is hard because I have been down it before but remembering how good I felt has me motivated to the point of wanting to get going right now. I encourage anyone that has slipped back there again to hit the reset switch and just start over...fresh!!! The wonderful thing is that your spark friends will regroup with you in support and not judgement. It is a freeing feeling.

  
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JCDFRITTS 2/4/2011 7:24PM

    Aw Kev!! I know you can do it!!

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LALMEIDA 2/2/2011 10:51PM

  We all have slip ups. I know I have my share. Welcome back to SP.

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