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7/365 You Do Have Worth - No Matter What

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A well-known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, "Who still wants it...?" Still the hands were up in the air. "Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We may feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE.

You are special-Don't EVER forget it." If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches, the hurting hearts it speaks to, or the hope that it may bring. Count your blessings, not your problems.

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BEEJAY49 1/8/2013 11:59AM

    Thank you for sharing that! :) HUGS!

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KITT52 1/8/2013 9:18AM

    thank you for sharing, it has toughed my heart....
I reread a letter my Dad sent me in 2003, and he said almost the same thing....he told me no matter what problems I had or have I am still a wonderful person.....gee it did not hit me till right now, with the story you told.....I am worth so much no matter what I have done......great lesson to learn

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DARJR50 1/8/2013 9:09AM

  Thank you for this. It has helped brighten my day.

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6/365 My Episodes

Monday, January 07, 2013

Episodes are what I call my panic attacks n my mini depressions.

Well I've had to episodes while @ the gym. The 1st was during a body bump class the 2nd during a zumba class. thing is both episodes happened while we had a substitute instructor. I have realized alot about myself; for example unexpected change is not good for me. Scheduling my days is good for me.

On the plus side I did work thru the episodes & finish each of the classes. So I plan on having a back up plan for when my regular wsls instructors arent there. I also m scheduling every aspect of my life; whether it is my workouts or even my cleaning.

well this is yesterdays blog

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BEEJAY49 1/8/2013 4:38AM

    I'm glad you could get it under control and finish the classes. I know how hard it is when you get use to an instructor then they're not there. I had to do that many times when I was at the Y. I was an assistant to my instructor and when she quit to move on to better things, I did too. I just couldn't stand the idea of working for anyone else. We should be able to handle any instructor that is helping us, but in reality, it's not an easy thing to do. Congratulations for hanging in there! HUGS!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 1/7/2013 7:43PM

    sounds great and it is nice to know what your triggers are so you can figure out how to work through it

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5 of 365 - Sleep

Sunday, January 06, 2013

SLEEP the mythical creature that always seems to escape; its just out of reach.

This is not new this has been for years. I have trouble sleeping. Its actually been better the past 2 mths BUT its still not close to what it needs to be. Thursday I went to bed around 11:30 pm and I slept until almost 5:30 NOW THAT WAS SLEEP. First time without medication that I got some sleep.

Usually I get up about 2 or 3 hrs of sleep to start then I'm up every hr or 2 for the rest of the night until about 5:30 then I get up.

Tonight was a really rough night; I got up about 3:30 am and took an asthma treatment and took 2 neurotin its almost an hr later and I dont feel any better. Yesterday was my day of rest and I guess my nerves finally realized how much I've been working them emoticon
I do go to bed when I feel tired; there is no tv or computer in my room. It has helped.

Its kind of funny the day that I take off from working out is the day I windup in the most pain

I will continue to work on getting sleep. Sleep is harder to work on the eating right and exercising

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 1/6/2013 2:17PM

    Ah yes, sleep, the one thing that is really out of our control. Yes, we can go to bed at a certain time, we can try all the tricks, but our bodies don't follow the rules. I used to be able to sleep through everything but now I hear every little sound and it stirs me. Sometimes I'm up for a couple of hours but I still have to go to work in the morning, ugh. I have been trying melatonin and that does seem to help. I hope you find something that works for you. Keep up the great job on exercising!!!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/6/2013 7:01AM

    I agree, sleep is harder to work on that eating right and exercising!

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Day 4 - Walk & Tone

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Walk & tone is a new class offered @ the gym; so I decided to try it. Only 2 of us tried it ; me & 1 of my workout partners. I loved that the 1st class was noone there but have already gotten a few ppl to agree to come nxt wk. I learned more in that 1 class then I learned in the last 3 wks.

It sucked to find out that I was doing my strength training exercises wrong; but, great to find out how to do them & y. It is a 45 minute class that involves strength training type exercises & walking.

I wasnt even gonna go to the class cause my thighs were so sore that I knew that I couldnt ride the bike there & bac. so I called my exercise partner n told them I wasnt going & y - they offered to pic me up. I wasnt happy but I agreed to go & wow I m so glad I went & cant wait till nxt wk & my nxt class

well this was yesterdays blog so I b bac later

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MJ7DM33 1/5/2013 6:11PM

  I know that you are glad that your exercise partner offered to pick you up so you could'nt back out! emoticon

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BEEJAY49 1/5/2013 4:01PM

    I'm so glad you decided to go. :) Doing strength training properly is the key that keeps us from hurting ourselves and gives us much better control on the training! You go girl! HUGS!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/5/2013 2:31PM

    Maga, you are on fire! Keep up the good work!

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LYN-EDWY 1/5/2013 12:47PM

    So glad you decided to go.
I feel the same when I sometimes try to
back out of something that is good for me.
I always feel better about myself when I finish.

Have a good one....


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Day 3 - Body Combat

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I went to my 2nd Body Combat Class today. I made it thru the whole class with many modifications. The sweat was pouring off of me before we made it to the halfway point.

It you dont know what body combat is its a combination of moves. Moves made up of martial arts & boxing. I cant do some things but even after modifying it was really a workout.

I rode my bike to the gym 18 mins - 60 mins of body combat - 22 mins on elliptical - 30 min zumba class n then a 20 min ride home. I did take a break in between each thing.

I didnt go over my calories today - I've been doing really good with that. I even slept 5 straight hours.

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LYN-EDWY 1/5/2013 12:48PM

    Wowee, I'm impressed.

You go're gonna make your goal for sure!!!


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LIVING4HIM_INWI 1/4/2013 6:01PM

    Wow! Look at you go! That is awesome! Keep up the great work!!!

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EBURGITE 1/4/2013 10:21AM

    that's a LOT of output in calories!!! way to be moving!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/4/2013 7:52AM

    Wow Maga, you are amazing! That sounds like such a great workout, I really wish I was there with you! Keep up the good work1

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BEEJAY49 1/4/2013 3:58AM

    You are doing an awesome job! I'm so proud of you! :) HUGS!

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