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carpe diem

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)
- Horace

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Stephenie Meyer (Twilight Saga)

Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

My favorite saying is " today is the first day of the rest of my life". This is so true. we don't know what tomorrow may bring we have to grab on to this moment and live life to the fullest. I think with spark i'm finally getting that. I have learned so much through this site, from my friends, and about myself. Each day brings me one step closer to my goals and new possibilities.

I have always been the one to sit on the sidelines and wish to be somewhere else. Or worse wish to be someone else. Since i have taken this journey of renewal i have learned alot about myself. I love to get up and move, sitting still even on a none workout day isn't as option. Oh i like to think i can just sit back and watch but in the end i just have to move. I have learned i enjoy cooking new things, mixing, matching, and trying. But most of all i have enjoyed the time i spend on spark.

I have to be honest i was never a person to chat on line. Just didn't feel right to me. But now on spark i feel like i have friends i can share with and they are just a click away, i have blogs i can vent, type out loud, or just jot down a moment. I have come so far on this site both in weight and my own personal growth. I know that all the time spent here has been worth each moment.

So i'm going to seize this day and make it the best i can. I may not be blessed with tomrrows and i need to believe i have done all that i can to make this day the best it can be. god bless each of you reading this. we all need to seize the day once in a while.

  
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IUHRYTR 1/27/2010 4:32PM

    So true. We should act as if each day might be our last and watch what we do and what we say and practice present moment happiness. -- Lou

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BUSSMOM 1/27/2010 10:46AM

  I am ready to Carpe Diem!

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JMORSE30 1/27/2010 10:36AM

    Thanks for the encouraging reminder. Great post!

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JUNEBUG1944 1/27/2010 8:32AM

    I'll be seizing the day with you! You are doing great and have become dedicated to healthy living. You go, girl! emoticon

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carpe diem

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)
- Horace

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Stephenie Meyer (Twilight Saga)

Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

My favorite saying is " today is the first day of the rest of my life". This is so true. we don't know what tomorrow may bring we have to grab on to this moment and live life to the fullest. I think with spark i'm finally getting that. I have learned so much through this site, from my friends, and about myself. Each day brings me one step closer to my goals and new possibilities.

I have always been the one to sit on the sidelines and wish to be somewhere else. Or worse wish to be someone else. Since i have taken this journey of renewal i have learned alot about myself. I love to get up and move, sitting still even on a none workout day isn't as option. Oh i like to think i can just sit back and watch but in the end i just have to move. I have learned i enjoy cooking new things, mixing, matching, and trying. But most of all i have enjoyed the time i spend on spark.

I have to be honest i was never a person to chat on line. Just didn't feel right to me. But now on spark i feel like i have friends i can share with and they are just a click away, i have blogs i can vent, type out loud, or just jot down a moment. I have come so far on this site both in weight and my own personal growth. I know that all the time spent here has been worth each moment.

So i'm going to seize this day and make it the best i can. I may not be blessed with tomrrows and i need to believe i have done all that i can to make this day the best it can be. god bless each of you reading this. we all need to seize the day once in a while.

  
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THE_JULES1 1/27/2010 12:00PM

    It amazes me how much we have in common. I could have been reading about me here.


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My weigh in:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Well drum roll please............down 1.6 from last week. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I have to say I owe it all to the weather and getting outside this week. Not only did it allow me to get moving like i haven't in a very long time, but I gave my body and new plan. Spark does say that changing up exercises every now and then is a good plan. TOday i have to agree. Now next week i may have a new thinking on that. LOL.

I have in the last couple of days come down with a cold and right now i don't feel so special. but i have to say that getting healthy it isn't as bad as it could be. so i'm not going to blog long. i really want to get back to the couch. rest and fluids i need.

so till next time. keep sparking.

  
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EVVYSBABY 1/25/2010 3:09PM

    Yeah!!!!! You are awesome. Get well soon.

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PATRISNA 1/25/2010 7:34AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon 1.6 is emoticon

emoticon to hear you are feeling sick. Hope you feel better soon. Get some emoticon

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IUHRYTR 1/24/2010 8:01PM

    Down is good. emoticon -- Lou

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JUNEBUG1944 1/24/2010 7:50PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Good for you! That's super! Another 1.6 pounds of ugly fat GONE FOREVER! You rock!

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THE_JULES1 1/24/2010 7:37PM

    Congrats! emoticon emoticon emoticon


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STEPHANIEDEAR 1/24/2010 6:05PM

    congrats!

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KYBORN 1/24/2010 5:45PM

    Congrats on your loss!!!!! emoticon

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ramblings of a sparker

Friday, January 22, 2010

Society may predict, but only I can determine my destiny." -Clair Oliver

Ok, yesterday was almost a bust. exercise wise anyhow. I had a hair appointment in the early morning and after bootcamp it was straight to the showers. Then i had errands, then off to work. by the time i got home it was 7:30 and i was in no mood to exercise. thank goodness for the breaks at work to get in some movement.

why is it we have days like that? The ones where you feel like all your hard work is going out the window? the ones where we question is this really the path i want to take? Because we all know it would be so much easier to just lay back and let life take over. Now i'll be the first to tell ya i'm a relativly lazy person and if i wasn't set on this goal,.....well you know what would happen. Life. But we are in control of ourselves. we make the decisions, the efforts, the glory.

i have to wonder does one day make or break us? heck no. I did realize yesterday that i felt bad that my routine was shook up. even my cheat days aren't really cheat days, yeah i have one more serving of a favorite, but really, i don't sit back with chips, chocolate, soda, icecream and indulge. truth be told i don't crave that stuff very often and even this pms month i didn;'t crave sweets at all. I think once you get your body used to the good stuff it really doesn't care about the rest.

so lets give this day heck. i plan on it. i felt so bad yesterday that this morning i will be heading out for a run and just let myself fly for a while. have a spark kinda day today all.
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EVVYSBABY 1/26/2010 1:18PM

    Thanks again for making me think about my bad days. You are an inspiration!

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JUNEBUG1944 1/24/2010 11:21AM

    After a bad day, it seems a good day is much easier! Glad you don't give up when the bad one occurs. emoticon

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DKAB55 1/22/2010 3:10PM

    Great attitude! You're determined to be successful and achieve your goals. I think you were agitated that you didn't feel like working out speaks volumes...exercise has become a way of life...Your new wonderful healthy fun filled life!
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IUHRYTR 1/22/2010 2:32PM

    One stumble does not offset all of the good we've done. One meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time. -- Lou

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JMORSE30 1/22/2010 12:36PM

    I had the same kind of day yesterday. Thanks for the reminder that one day doesn't break us and that one extra serving isn't as bad as we used to do.

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THE_JULES1 1/22/2010 9:34AM

    Sometimes you just gotta shrug it off and go on.
Hope your day is Spark Filled!

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ITSABOUTME2407 1/22/2010 9:01AM

    how right u are it is so much easier to just let life happen....yeah we are always at choice ..one minute at a time emoticonthis has been a good way to start my day emoticonthanks for sharing emoticonhave a great week end ..trish

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PATRISNA 1/22/2010 8:27AM

    Have a great weekend!

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NANC304 1/22/2010 7:07AM

    I've skipped my workout yesterday and haven't done one yet today. I'll make sure to workout tonight after work. Thanks for the inspiration!

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NUTRON3 1/22/2010 6:38AM

    Have a great day!

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quick blog

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

JUst a quick note to let you and me know i'm doing great. Still doing the bootcamp and that is getting easier with each day. I also think i may keep this up for a bit. I will change the videos up but getting in strength daily is keeping me focused. I also enjoy the 30 minutes of cardio. Now that the weather has broke for a bit i'm out walking and running once again with my furry friends. I think they enjoy it almost if not more than me. But the fresh air each morning is keeping me sane throughout the day.

well guys, i must confess i did have two, count them two hot dogs with rolls last night for supper. Now i must also say i'm doing fine and one day is not going to make or break me, but when i figured the ww points for this i almost fainted. 8 guys, 8 is like 400 calories just for the darn hot dogs and buns, that isn't counting the fries i had. But alas i counted each bite and i'm stll good for my points for the week. Of course you all know today i'm back on track. I will treat one meal a week but then i have to get back to eating right or i just feel crummy. I've gotten so used to good for you foods that the others just don't do it for me anymore.

so till tomorrow i want to wish all good luck on this journey. don't let one meal or day break you for the rest of your tomorrows. just because you didn't ;get out and exercise today doesn't mean you can't tomorrow. emoticon

  
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EVVYSBABY 1/20/2010 6:24PM

    Way to stay in there! It's awesome that you are so level about it all. You are doing great!

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THE_JULES1 1/20/2010 12:49PM

    It is so funny you mention that. My hubby asked for hot dogs last night! I looked at him and said do you know how much sodium is in those things. But it did start the cravings. We did not have them, but I am still dreaming! emoticon emoticon

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MCMPOOH43 1/20/2010 12:28PM

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BUSSMOM 1/20/2010 11:29AM

  You are so right. One meal is just one meal and should not wreck your week.

Plus, I think sometimes you just have to have a hot dog! I like hot dogs and don't eat them much, so when I do, I enjoy each bite as if it were my first!

Congrats for staying within your points and sticking to your program.

-Maribeth

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IUHRYTR 1/20/2010 10:54AM

    One meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time. Keep up the good attitude. -- Lou

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