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"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"

Monday, January 10, 2011

I just finished welcoming a bunch of new friends to SP. It's funny cause no matter whether it's virtual or not, I feel for all of you. We are here to learn to live healthy lives, to be where some of us have never been (me) or returning to what once was. I was very optimistic when I came on in Oct '10. I am the same way with every person I meet here. I want you to succeed. Just in the last 3 months, so many have just opened up and shared. I'll laugh, cry, and hurt depending on what I read. But it always, ends the same. I want to see VICTORY for everyone! Choose to win and commit to it.

Defy Gravity! If you haven't seen the musical Wicked, google "Defying Gravity." Listen to the song, read the lyrics then believe!

"...And you can't pull me down!"

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 1/13/2011 8:44AM

  Nice blog! I'm sure you make a lot of people feel so welcome! emoticon

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ADNAW_YOTS 1/13/2011 6:13AM

    awesme!

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PMFISH 1/10/2011 8:38PM

    Amen!! Keep up the good work!

Pat

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Y'all should know...

Sunday, January 09, 2011

..you're definitely not alone!

I have had days when I start to find excuses not to go out and do my daily cardio walk. I come in and I really don't want to do my strength training. I go into the kitchen and I get frustrated because I have visions of what I would really love to have in my paws to devour. I go to a market, go down each aisle, and "lust from afar!" It gets nasty when I go to pick up my whole grain bread from the bakery section!

The word that would come up should I succumb to the temptations and the slacking is "weakness." I ain't playing that! The satisfaction of going through that BS mind game and surviving is a total high. Coming through the cardio, the exercise, and the healthy eating gives that special accomplishment that I stayed with it for all the right reasons! You better believe I feel good after surviving the real daily challenge. All of you should too! We are the winners! Stand tall!

  
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JOYCEMARIE9 1/10/2011 8:54AM

    Great blog I go through the same thing most days and you are right the high you feel when you finish keeps me coming back to do it again someday I hope it will become such a habit I will not have to go through this daily. Good luck and keep up the good work.

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Wha.....?!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

How did I miss yesterday's blog? I wrote the most fascinating profound piece ever and where is it? If I try to replicate, I know it won't be the same. All I know is that it was life changing! I'll just have to meditate and wait till it comes back to me.

Until then, I had a nice day at the Dunedin Arts and Crafts festival. I spent at least 3 and a half hours looking at stuff and didn't know where the time went! (Must be with that blog!)

I can home and did a shorter cardio walk but it was at a faster pace. I started to get some aches and pains so I backed off on the 60 min walks. I did my Boot Camp vid and my strength training so it's all good.

I wonder where that blog is! Enjoy Sunday!

  
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LAURAAT 1/9/2011 10:47AM

    I love that you knew to back off with the aches and pains. That's a situation I'm still working on. Knowing when it's ok, and when to back off. Sometimes I get it backwards!
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RONIH2O 1/9/2011 12:17AM

    I have had my blogs swallowed up in the past and it can be frustrating!

Glad you enjoyed the Festival and hope you enjoy your Sunday as well!

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The 'tude!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Been reading a lot of new blogs, and comments. I'm loving the attitude. Get mean with it. Do not succumb to the training. Attack! When you become one with it, take it to a new level. I love it when I look at two bridges during my walks. I step the pace up and get mean with the incline! It will lose! My first half of the walk was a bit slow today. I stepped it up and got a personal best out of it! When it looks like a doubt will try to creep inside your head, destroy it! We will do this! Rock on!

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JODYKAY50 1/8/2011 10:27AM

    You're an inspiration to many. Keep on bloggin' emoticon

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CAROLJEAN64 1/6/2011 8:40PM

    Love your 'tude as well!


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Carrots!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

We know what we want to look like!

BUT....Is it the points? Is it the streaks? Is it going where you haven't been on the scale in forever? ( I haven't been under 200 in over 40 years!) Is it going for a Personal Best (walking, running or biking) in a 5K, 10K, Half, 26.2 or Tri? (I do envy and cheer for those that can run!) How about a challenge? Is it the anticipation of shredding that goal you've set! When you realize what you can do, do you keep looking for things you've never done before?

It really doesn't matter which carrot motivates you. The Spark can take many forms. There are two ladies that dominate Sparkness to me! Day to Day, you can choose any of the carrots above and I have probably been running after any or all of them since Oct 2010.

Whatever it takes is better as long as you have the burn! All you have to do is take it! "Ain't it cool!"

  
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