Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Even if you have been doing perfectly well this week
Even if you haven't done a damn thing to take care of yourself this week
Even if you have done ok with some things but not others
I want you to know, you are still here
and that counts.
You are reading this so
You WANT to succeed
You are looking to improve your health, your body, your happiness
You may not be in perfect sync, but you are making progress.
It still counts.
So by Friday, I want you to choose 2 of the following items and please, report back.
Give yourself a break
Make a list of 5 things you have done right this week
Make a list of 5 things you can do better
Say hello to 5 separate Spark friends that you have been thinking about
Vote for one of your friends who is motivational to you to be a motivator
Read 1 person's blog whom you have never met and comment on it.
Find a new spark recipe and actually make it
Do a short workout video from the spark collection (thanks to you , Denise).
Tell yourself NO to a negative thought, a compulsion to eat that Halloween candy, to the laziness that is creeping in telling you to sit out that walk or run or workout.
And remember when things get tough, I am here and I am cheering for you and I so are alot of other people. Progress not perfection, ok? Ok.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
OK guys, you are eating mid range on the protein right? Or at least eating the minimum.
You are eating at least 4 servings of fruits and or veggies.
You are drinking all your water every day.
You are trying to get enough sleep.
So these are the building blocks.
How are you doing?
How is your exercise program going? Can you commit to some type of exercise 4 days a week? Are you already doing that?
I jumped started my program by adding a 10 minute Kickboxing video 3 days a week. I love it cause it makes me very motivated for the rest of the day. I dropped a lot of weight this week being fired up and all and i am carrying that torch into next week and am leaving the 220`s behind forever
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I had to go to work with frank this morning so I kept checking but nobody stepped up for fostering him. I called the pound while I was on the road and they came and picked him up. He was in very poor health. Kelly was here when they came and got him.
That was a really hard thing. I gave him one night of what a dog should have: food, love, water, a warm bed.
My hope is that they will give him medical attention and find him a home. Even if it turns the other way, my prayer is he will be reincarnated into a new life of a well loved dog and this life will be a vague memory. I just read a book called "a dog's purpose" based on exactly that.
I have always been an optomist and I am going to reject my inclination to find out what happens next. I HAVE to believe that good things are ahead for him, no matter what.
I cant talk about it anymore. It makes me sad, angry and other not good for me emotions. Thanks for being here last night. I appreciate you guys.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
On the way home from the movies, here was this little grampa dog and his friend in the middle of the road. We turned around, and pulled over. This poor little thing was terrified but he trusted me enuf after about 5 minutes to come to me. I wrapped him in my shirt and put him in my truck. His friend was dead in the road around the corner. Someone had hit him.
I took him to the shelter and it was closed so guess who is on my front porch? He is hungry, filthy, missing fur, long toenails and thirtsy. I gave him, food, water, a blanket and some love. He fell asleep in my arms. I put him to bed and he promptly followed me to my front door, wagging his little tail. I can't bring him in because of stitch plus he has fleas so I am doing all I can tonight and tomorrow, unless some one will foster him, he has to go to the pound. Even there, he will have a better life than he obviously has had. I can't keep him.
The lesson taken is how amazing that a dog, who has been unloved, abandoned and terrified, will still risk it for love and the human companionship for which he was made. Yeah. I'm crying.
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