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Courage

Friday, March 11, 2011

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

The quiet voice in my head this morning whispered ... Be Kind. Have Courage. Move. Blink. Breath. Do Something ... but don't drowned in despair. In the blink of an eye I moved. I breathed.

Rewards come in many forms. Look and Embrace the rewards you get. Don't morn, weep, or become bitter for the rewards you thought you should get today.

Find your courage and if not now, tomorrow.

  
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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 3/13/2011 10:02AM

    I love that. Someone sent this to me yesterday, and I've decided to send it to my friends. If you have time, watch it. It talks about courage and vulnerability.

http://www.ted.com/talks/la
ng/eng/brene_brown_on_vulnerabi
lity.html

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TRENTDREAMER 3/13/2011 8:19AM

    "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' ~ Mary Anne Radmache"

* I like that one a lot.

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ERIKO1908 3/12/2011 11:13AM

    beautiful! thank you so much for sharing! it really is quite often about what we will try to do tomorrow!! we will only defeat ourselves if we only look at what we didn't get, or didn't do today. we should always be thankful that we have the opportunity tomorrow to take another shot at it all...to do better at the stuff we did not so well & repeat all the wonderfuls! happy sparking!

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HEALTHYME47 3/12/2011 9:02AM

    Wow, this is really profound. You are so right that this journey takes a lot of courage. All we can do sometimes is try, try again.

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BEXTRESS27 3/11/2011 3:50PM

    Thank you! I needed to hear this. Sometimes I think we get influenced by our society and all of the instant gratification that technology brings. We feel like we should be perfect *right now* and we should see results *right now* but it takes courage to realize that some of the best things don't come to us immediately. Sometimes perseverance is the best, or only, route. It takes courage to keep going when we don't see instant results.

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RUTHAHONA 3/11/2011 3:18PM

    I loved your quote, "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." ~ Mary Anne Radmacher" Thanks for sharing that. I WILL try again, right now.
RuthE

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BRANDI.FEY 3/11/2011 3:12PM

    Excellent advice. Have a great day!

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Feed the hunger not the emotion

Thursday, March 10, 2011

If you eat your emotion, you'll never feel it.

Emotions can be uncomfortable .. . Sadness. Anger. Loneliness. Desperate. Numb. Sickness. Guilt. Shame.

Emotions can be comforting ... Happiness. Joy. Euphoria. Relief. Love.

Emotions can be indifferent ... Numbness.

Emotion - if we always feed it we'll never know what real hunger is.
Feed the hunger not the emotion.

  
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ABB698 3/10/2011 11:32PM

    You are always right on with these! emoticon

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IMREITE 3/10/2011 7:49PM

    i was upset about something and i thought about eating some chcolate cookies in my desk. then i realized that i was looking for comfort. i was absolutly not hungry. i drealt with the issue in another way.

those cookies are still in my drawer. I am getting better about not eating emotions.

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HEALTHYME47 3/10/2011 7:42PM

    Well said and just what I needed to read today!

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TYME2BME 3/10/2011 7:23PM

    Good advice. emoticon for posting it.

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HIPPIECHIC68 3/10/2011 6:51PM

    Thanks for posting. I'm working on not feeding my emotions but feeling it instead right now. emoticon

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Workout Classes

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Step, one, two, three, turn. Zumba, Step, Belly Dancing - Oh My.

I love my classes, as much as anyone can love a workout class. It's a force feed workout. Go here. Do this. Jump. How High? The music. The energy. It can all carry us away. Sending us to a world of euphoria as we twist, bend and pump it up. The daily question is: Will I set the gym on fire and let it burn or let is simmer?

Step, one, two, three, turn. Tonight I'll set the gym on fire & let it burn.




  
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ABB698 3/10/2011 1:09AM

    You're so hot you're SMOKIN Girlie! emoticon

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WILD22 3/9/2011 5:53PM

    You are a champion!! Let them fires burn!


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BEXTRESS27 3/9/2011 3:01PM

    Burn, baby, burn!!! emoticon

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LADYBELL 3/9/2011 2:57PM

  yep

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Sometimes learning can be uncomfortable ...

Monday, March 07, 2011

I learned a few things about myself this weekend.

1) I love good food done right.
2) My passion for cooking is being wasted on a daily basis.
3) I love to eat good food done right.
4) I workout hard.
5) Young men watching me or any where near me while I workout makes me uncomfortable - to the point of distraction.
6) I am no longer a manic trying to get it "all right" for when guests come over.
7) I finally live the line, "They are here to see me/us, not how clean my house is."
8) Social gatherings at someones home + eating = death my calorie intake. (I got some work to do)
9) I'm aware and I live in the moment, sometimes that makes the big picture fuzzy.
10) With every misstep there is a lesson, should I choose to listen.

I'm not sure where number 5 stems from but in all honesty its crippling. I believe this is why I fear running outside and why I become distracted and almost angry when I'm at the gym. I need to explore and then let go.

Number 8 is a problem. I don't have any problems going out to eat and I can say no without regret. Number 8 becomes a problem when I'm socializing at someones home and there is food for the masses. I just eat. Being aware is half the battle, walking away and putting the food down is the part of the battle. I don't want social situations to be about food ... I want it to be about the people. Their company, their stories, lives, and laughter. Next month, at my friends monthly party I shall do better and mind my calories better.

My journey is one step at a time. When I fall down, and I do sometimes, I want to sit for a moment while the dust settles so I can see why I fell and how I can recover best. Sometimes learning can be uncomfortable ...


  
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HORSECRAZYKK 3/9/2011 12:28PM

    AMEN AMEN AND AMEN!!!!

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MANLEYSANDY 3/8/2011 1:49PM

    I have a tough time with number 8 too! I always use the excuse in my head, well if me friends are eating whatever they want then why can't I? So, as you say one step at a time!

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KINSBAILE 3/7/2011 10:55PM

    You know there was this time last year when this very cute couple was pretend jogging around the park where I jog. You know they were on a date...but when they saw me coming around the bend...the 40 yr old slow jogger...they just HAD to ramp it up and bit and start running. Of course, after a few minutes they stopped and I would pass them again.

I was quite nervous about it at first but then had a great deal of fun playing the part of the turtle winning the race. It was funny for me to see them get excited about someone as big and old as me - like I am surely a threat to their jogging egos, right! LOL

At any rate, I find it a bit flattering now. I don't mind ppl wanting to go faster to pass me.

I hope this obstacle will not be too bothersome.

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TEDDYBABE 3/7/2011 9:03PM

    I bet you are a great cook! Keep the good work!

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KITHKINCAID 3/7/2011 1:41PM

    I get distracted by the "guy watching - watching guy" thing too. Although yesterday I think it helped me. This guy actually tried to pick me up right before my run. I already had my headphones in, was stretching out beside a bus stop, and he walked right over and tried to engage me in conversation and then asked for my number. Haha. I laughed it off, but then he asked how far I was running. I hadn't really decided that yet at that point, but then I heard myself say "six miles" and he just about fell over, he was so surprised. Once I started running, I figured I better stick to my word, and the hilarious thought of being hit on right before my run kept me distracted enough that I did run six miles!

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JENJESS48 3/7/2011 1:22PM

    But the important thing is that you learn. And then do better or work through the problem, depending on the circumstance. Just recognizing the problems is a great start! You should be proud of yourself for that. emoticon

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RUTGERSM0M 3/7/2011 12:34PM

    Some times there seem to be nothing but obstacles in the way but we tend to work our way around them, if we want. Best Wishes on your journey. Love your wallpaper.

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When worlds collide

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Cupcakes and Birthday wishes, OH MY! I faced off with a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting and lived to tell the tail. Yes, worlds did collide.

I certainly don't want to stop living life or be "that" person who always turns down something because of this or that. I also don't wish to be the person who accepts tasty treats only to toss them behind closed doors. Thin or Thick I'll eat a treat once in awhile!

I ate that cupcake and drank a cup of hot tea - It was delicious.

I ate it, I logged it. I'll eat less for dinner tonight so not to overdraw my calorie bank. I'll work harder in zumba class too.

Today it was a sweet treat to have worlds collide! I always want to live out loud!

  
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ABB698 3/3/2011 11:34PM

    MMMMM....so was it YOUR birthday????

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CALIKIKI 3/3/2011 1:27PM

    It is all about moderation and fitting into your life all the things you want. Good for you!

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KINSBAILE 3/3/2011 12:19PM

    Great job! :)

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ENDUROVET 3/3/2011 10:26AM

    A cupcake is the perfect portion size ain't it??

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KITHKINCAID 3/2/2011 10:47PM

    Yahoo! I love Red Velvet :)

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HEALTHYME47 3/2/2011 10:18PM

    Exactly! There is no need for us to deprive ourselves, since this is a lifestyle change and not a diet!

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TEDDYBABE 3/2/2011 7:57PM

    Yumm love cupcakes! Good for you GF!!

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