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Moving towards our goals

Friday, January 08, 2010


To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Anchors are very useful devices when we want to remain in one place, but too often we keep our lives anchored to the familiar even when we try to set sail.

Today, courageously hoist your anchor and set full sail in the direction of your goals.

I for one am ready to set sail. I have been coasting in the breeze for a while now but today I think i will open my sails and set a course for ME. After all i'm the one that counts on this journey. Not anyone else. I have to do this for me and only me. So one step at a time, one meal at a time, one movement at a time. I'm moving and sailing towards the ultimate goal, loveing myself.

I mean really who can love something that can't move without pain, can't say no to that donut, with every bite you take you are kicking yourself more and more but yet not stopping for one second. really do any of us want to be that person? No we want to set sail and let the wind take us where it will.

Let's set those sails today and head into the sunset. god bless each of you on this journey. emoticon

  
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THE_JULES1 1/8/2010 12:10PM

    Very good blog!

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NANC304 1/8/2010 9:45AM

    I will join you in your sailing. Together we can sail through this journey!

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JUNEBUG1944 1/8/2010 8:25AM

    Good blog. "Me" is the most important thing in our lives!

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IUHRYTR 1/8/2010 7:52AM

    Let's head toward "Me Land" together and with a positive outlook. -- Lou

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day 5 bootcamp

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Just a quick note, i finished day five and now i'm going to get my cardio. i have to get ready for work so no time to chat. i have made it almost a whole week of bootcamp. i can say i'm proud of me. and believe me there where mornings i wondered if i should do this or not. but i have goals and to get to the end result i have to get going.

i want to wish all a wonderful day. live is what we make of it. i choose to make mine all it can be. god bless.

  
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JUNEBUG1944 1/7/2010 9:34PM

    Good for you! Keep it up. You will see results. Be patient!

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PVILLELADY 1/7/2010 4:56PM

    Day 5 was painful for me...I'm not into strength training so this is a REAL challenge for me. Doing the cardio is no problem.

Keep up the FANTASTIC job, Michelle!! I am so proud of your progress!

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Diane

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THE_JULES1 1/7/2010 1:45PM

    Woo Hoo!

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IUHRYTR 1/7/2010 9:19AM

    One workout, one day at a time. keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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Day 4 bootcamp

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Well i've made it for 4 days of bootcamp. so far so good. if only the scales will reflect some of the hard work i have put in. I haven't gotten my 30 min. of exercise the modern way the last couple of days but i have gotten it the old fashioned way.......i worked, hard. I'm in the process of getting my house back in order after christmas. I have had to work so much that this week is the first chance to get anything done. And i must say i have gotten it done. Now i'm back to work tomorrow and the routine begins again.

well guys my husband is now on this journey with me. It actually seems funny him helping to pick out foods, veggies that is, and talking workouts. Now don't get me wrong i'm enjoying the company and help, but it just isn't my Todd. As i would joke to my friends, he is growing up so fast. lol.

I will keep posted on that as the news happens. i'm hoping he will stay on the change as it is kinda nice us working towards a common goal. I would like to think that i led and he followed because of the changes in me.

Good luck to all, we are going to get there from here i just know it.

  
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JALENMAC 1/6/2010 8:38PM

    emoticonMy husband doesn't need to lose but he supports & encourages me. I love our walks when he is home!

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IUHRYTR 1/6/2010 7:43PM

    That's cool that he is on the program with you. Keep us updated on your and his progress. -- Lou

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LYNDALLAS 1/6/2010 5:30PM

    I wish my husband was into being healthy with me. Unfortunately, he is fit and doesn't think he needs to eat healthier.

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BIBLECHICK 1/6/2010 4:54PM

    Neat! Go Todd! You are already spreading the Spark. Hang in there, your results are bound to come soon.

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Weigh In:

Sunday, January 03, 2010

As I sit here ready to type this blog i'm filled with a renewed sense on energy. My weigh in this morning was the same not loss, which in my book is great, also i'm down an inch and a half from last month so that is awesome to boot. So I have to give this weigh in a emoticon.

Today officially kicked off the spark your body bootcamp...wow was that a great way to wake up this morning. I took all measurements to ensure I keep a good track for me this month and I posted them in my notebook journal. This is my visual for the next month.

As I begin this new year i'm filled with this awesome feeling. I can't begin to explain it but I just feel like this is my year. So i'm ready, i'm prepared, and i'm bound to make this a great year.

So my spark friends I say today was an awesome day....god bless. emoticon

  
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EVVYSBABY 1/3/2010 5:48PM

    I agree - this is the one! I feel that it is my year as well. I love your attitude and for me, the measurements are what I am watching as I seem to be shrinking but not weighing less.

Here's to 2010!

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JUNEBUG1944 1/3/2010 2:23PM

    Good blog! It's great to be positive!

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DARLENEK04 1/3/2010 1:36PM

  Michelle,
You and I should be sisters..............I also feel very
positive and OPTIMISTIC that this is OUR year.

Wish we were closer so we could walk together. As cold as
it is here right now, ??????? no chance I am going outside.
ha

May as well be up in Illinois country as cold as it is. Wellllll, maybe not. the weather channel just said it is
9 degrees in St. Louis.........

You go girl,,,,we can do this....
Darlene

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PVILLELADY 1/3/2010 11:01AM

    WoooooooooHooooooooooooooo! This is gonna be our year, chick! You've got a winning attitude!!

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Diane

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IUHRYTR 1/3/2010 10:22AM

    Love your attitude. -- Lou

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New year, new beginnings

Friday, January 01, 2010

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

The seasons turn. The years turn. Lives and civilizations turn. Today, the year is a newborn. How will we choose to dress it, to feed it, to teach it, to learn from it?

Happy New Year! Happy New Beginning!

Choose Wisely!

This morning as I was reading this daily inspiration I thought of spark. This is a new year, new day, new beginning. Today is a clean slate. We can do with this year anything we choose. We can choose to bring about success or failure. We hold the moment in our hands. I for one am ready to bring about success. I'm ready for a great year. I can't explain it but 2010 feels like my year.

A couple of examples of this is a friend I work with has a nephew who he and his brother were in an gas grill explosion, the brother died, then other lived but stayed in criticle conditon, yesterday he walks into our pharmacy, bandaged but whole, now people i'm telling you i went to meet this young man and hugged him. He didn't know me and i surely only knew him through my freind and my prayers, but standing in front of me was a miracle of god. Even he said the doctors couldn't believe it. They came in that morning and told him they were sending him home. NOw mind you he still has to have treatments on his burns but lord willing he is alive. I told him i was standing and seeing a miracle. God is good. Now mind you one died, but i have to wonder was it so one could live?

Second, and not at the bottom of my list is my son, clean now and off drugs for a year, he got a job yesterday, what a new years blessing that was, and he did this on his own. I mean he did the interview, and i work at walmart and i know from personnel how great he did, and that makes me proud. pray that he continues this new Josh and that he keeps this new job. I have asked god daily for a window to open for my son and he has seen to that.

So this is 2010, new iimproved and we can make it what we will. I choose to make it great. HAPPY NEW YEAR SPARK FRIENDS, let's give it heck. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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EVVYSBABY 1/1/2010 5:40PM

    My prayers are with you and the boy who lived. I know what it is to have a child going thru the addiction of drugs. They can beat it and they can grow and improve.

Thank you again for the reminder I needed that this is a new year, a new beginning and a new me!

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UNEEK39 1/1/2010 9:39AM

    Such an uplifting blog. What a way to start the New Year. No matter the year, month or day there's one thing that never change and that's the soverign love, mercy and grace of our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. Happy New Year! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 1/1/2010 7:55AM

    Two exciting examples of God's grace. Thank you for telling us about these young men. Let's pray they both continue progressing through 2010. -- Lou

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DARKCHILD 1/1/2010 6:58AM

    What a Blessing to my Spirit! Another example of God's Grace and Mercy. Thank you so much for sharing. emoticon

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