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Embracing the Change!! Whoop Whoop! I wanna dance!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Here is what I have been hearing today from different people that ARE NOT related to me - and it feels great!
You're losing weight! What are you doing?
You LOOK great!
I'm loving your natural girls, you really rock em'.
You look like a rock star are you in a band? (I am wearing RED converse low tops with a short dress today...)

Here's what I have been doing to get here:
Boost my self-esteem daily by changing my thought process from negative to POSITIVE!
Sign Up for SparkPeople
Sign in to SparkPeople daily and track my nutrition, fitness and other goals
Don't beat myself when I am not able to sign in to SparkPeople
Every time I have a negative thought about myself - I say "FORWARD" in my mind.
Embrace myself at the lowest point of my life and REFUSE to let that experience define me
LOVE myself enough to change my SELF TALK from negative to positive
Tell others about SparkPeople
Allow myself to be vulnerable enough to share what I am doing with anyone who asks
Limit my portions and fatty foods
Tell myself "I LOVE YOU!" everyday and mean it
KNOW that I DESERVE a LOVING partner and that he will show up at the perfect time
Walk at least 10,000 steps 5 days per week
Live conciously aware of my thoughts, words and actions
Let go of people who are negative, petty and are not elevated by POSITIVITY
FOLLOW my Creative DREAM's
BE WHO I AM authentically instead of what others may expect of me culturally, racially, financially or otherwise
Say to myself every morning, "Good morning Beautiful Girl, lets go see what good is out there waiting!"
Say to myself every night, "Good night Sweet heart, I loved being with you all day, you are so
wonderful, genuine and funny - rest well, I'll see you in the morning!"

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NEWNIKKI50 4/12/2013 11:23AM

    Thanks to all for the wonderfully positive comments!

CINDYAST -- Positivity is clearly not an ACTUAL word. However, I've embraced my ability to make up words when needed to express what I want to get across to my readers. Words like FABULOUSCITY! As in, "I see you rockin' your FABULOUSCITY CINDYAST - loving that tiara, you look amazing in your pic!"
It's all part and parcel of my learning to live my creative process, and as you say "Who cares" especially since I will always choose to be kind over being right emoticon

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CINDYAST 4/9/2013 5:41PM

    I LOVE this blog!!! Thank you so much for your positivity, pretty sure that's not a word, but who cares! Thanks for brightening my day!

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KING_SLAYER 4/9/2013 4:35PM

    Your attitude is awesome! It feels so good when other people actually notice the work we're doing. Keep up the good work, it's working for you!

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JAIMESIZED 4/9/2013 2:53PM

    I LOVE your attitude! :)

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Savor the Good!

Friday, April 05, 2013

It is amazing how much good I am able to find in a day when I choose to focus on smiling instead of complaining. I am learning to remind myself that the little frustrations and annoyances in life just make the good even sweeter.

I was so SALTY early this morning because the 6:30 am commuter bus for my community has not been showing up on Friday's - for NO reason! I'm telling you it set me in a downward spiral of anger and negative energy.
Then I remembered how much I like solving problems and the only real way to solve this problem was to lodge a formal complaint with the Metro system that maintains the bus schedules and regulates the bus operators. I decided to represent myself and my fellow riders and I let go of my attachment to the outcome.

You see, once you have done all YOU can do, taken all avenues to resolve the situation - it is out of your hands and out of your control.
After I filled out the complaint form and hit send - I was free to enjoy all that is GOOD about my day!

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NEWNIKKI50 4/9/2013 2:53PM

    Thanks for all the great comments MSMOSTIMPROVED, CLPURNELL, and KING_SLAYER! I'm happy to share what I have KNOWN and am finally applying and what I am learning as I work this process of self-love, determination and LIVING my life to it's fullest!

Life is really good if we just allow ourselves to enjoy it! Sometimes that means biting the bullet to make some changes Damn IT!!! LOL.

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    I wish I read this blog earlier. I love " let go of my attachment to the outcome." We can work ourselves up into such a frenzy over things we have no control. If I just focused that same laser focus on getting into the gym and putting the fork down...

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CLPURNELL 4/5/2013 11:27PM

    yeah definitely inform someone about what is going on with the bus. then let it go and enjoy your day!!!

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KING_SLAYER 4/5/2013 2:22PM

    Raising a ruckus! Go you, tell those Metro people how you feel! Doesn't seem right that they wouldn't have a bus on Friday morning, do they think everybody gets Fridays off!?!?!

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I'm Back!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Wow! I took a bit of a break and didn't even realize it!
I beat that bronchitis back to where ever it came from (LOL) and I feel fabulous again - slowly getting back to my walking routine. Did I ever tell you that I have a HOT Pink FitBit! I love it. When I was not getting my "conscious walking practice" in it kept me reminded that every step counts!

I'm simultaneously working on some amazingly creative projects right now.
I'm downright giddy about it!
These are projects outside of the very fulfilling social justice work that I do at my day job.
I feel like my life is better than it has ever been - EVER!!!

Here is a "Pass It On" thought that I'd like to share:
The world is full of news about disasters, injustice, murders and war.
Many are suffering from economic and social inequities.
I am aware that there is no end to the bad and that's the cold reality of our society.

I make a conscious choice every single day -
I am convinced that adding my 2 cents worth of negative just won't be missed, so -
I CHOOSE to be positive in a already dark and disheartening world.
I CHOOSE to be on the side of good, light and empowerment!
I CHOOSE to smile, laugh and create peace at every opportunity.
The people I know, the strangers I meet will feel a little bit better from my kind word and smile.
I CHOOSE to use my ability to make a choice for being more and bringing more love!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NEWNIKKI50 4/4/2013 12:45PM

    Your right about that King_Slayer. I've got to admit it's been hard getting my motivation back to previous levels! Seriously...I'm taking advantage of extra steps where ever I can!

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CHOCSUNDAE 4/4/2013 12:24PM

    Thanks for sharing and welcome back!!

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CLPURNELL 4/3/2013 10:53PM

    Awesome attitude!!! Love it!!

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NAPPIGURL 4/3/2013 7:56PM

    Love the "Pass it on"!

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KING_SLAYER 4/3/2013 4:41PM

    Good to have you back! Now it's time to step up the walking and get back to where you were before the bronchitis hit!

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Today IS My Friday -

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Feeling emotionally strong and safe in my own skin today.
I've not been eating as many veggies as I should be and I'm paying the price for it.
Made a commitment to myself to do better.
Excited about getting my blog launched before the end of April after it was delayed due to my lack of coding skills. Had to go back to the drawing board.
I have a long weekend to enjoy starting tomorrow.
All in all life is good. emoticon

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CLPURNELL 3/28/2013 8:21PM

    Awesome Happy Easter!

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KING_SLAYER 3/28/2013 5:20PM

    Have a great Easter weekend!!

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CJJANISS 3/28/2013 12:15PM

    life is VERY good! have a nice Easter weekend! :)

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Sick Days

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Today is my first day back to work while still fighting a nasty bout of bronchitis.
It laid me out and I could barely get out of bed to pee much less keep up my daily workout goal of 12K steps!!
So, what's a perfectionist, die hard, never give up girl to do?
Listen to my body, that's what!
I am treating myself with gentle compassion, being aware of the tightness in my chest, following my doctor's orders to drink extra fluids and ride out the cough with over the counter expectorant.
All will be well in about 2 weeks - so I'll just ride the gentle waves of getting well.
I WILL NOT!! Beat myself for easing slowly back into my tracking routine once I have more energy. I "LET GO" of the self-imposed challenges to keep myself motivated and the streaks that I had going with a goal to reach 100 days on each.
I embrace the 1st day of Spring as a brand new beginning. emoticon

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NEWNIKKI50 3/21/2013 1:44PM

    Thanks all for the support and encouragement!
I feel a lot better today than I have in a week but still coughing like a chain smoking, dirty cussing, rum swigging pirate! emoticon It's THAT nasty - Arggh. LOL!!

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CLPURNELL 3/20/2013 7:58PM

    Great job listening to your body and the doc and giving yourself time to rest! Hope you get well soon!


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KING_SLAYER 3/20/2013 4:00PM

    Good call, sometimes we have to have some down time! Take this time to re-evaluate your fitness and health plans, read more (of course!), you can do a lot of things that don't require busting your butt working out. Enjoy the downtime and make good use of it while you have it!!

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EWL978 3/20/2013 10:06AM

    You are RIGHT ON!!! It just simply doesn't make any sense to knock yourself out when you are not at a time in your life when you need to concentrate on getting yourself over a bout of's just too wearing on the body.

Take good care of yourself and don't ever let anyone else tell you when you're back to "normal" (whatever that is)

Keep on keeping on....suddenly one day you'll know it's time for other stuff.
You are the master of yourself!!


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