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Visualizing Myself as an Athlete? Ha!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Spark Coach video this morning encouraged me to visualize a professional athlete who trains daily to be physically fit for upcoming competitions. This is to inspire me to stick with the "training" I am now undertaking to lose weight and be more fit. This makes me laugh because I do not think of myself as an athlete in any sense of the term. I am notoriously inept at any sport requiring the use of a ball.
However, now that I think about it, I am quite good at swimming. I enjoy lifting weights. I love hiking. Perhaps, I've been unfair to myself to say I am not athletic. I could quite honestly claim that I excel in sports that do not require the use of a silly ball.
In any case, I have success stories in my life in which I have maintained daily "training" habits over long periods of time. I have kept a journal for years. I have read through the entire Bible - reading small portions daily. So I thought of a friend who is training for a marathon. I can do this daily weight loss "marathon" in the way he prepares for his marathon - take some time each day to work at the goal.

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SLAPTHEFATCAT 10/19/2012 11:53AM

    Of course you can be an athlete! One of my personal goals is to graduate from college as a scholar athlete. I currently can only jog for about 45 seconds to 1 minutes.

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RUSSELL1960 10/19/2012 9:50AM

    Thanks for the encouragement! I need it today.

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NEENSTER1 10/18/2012 11:55AM

    Hi, Good for you!!! You can actually visualize yourself as a athlete. That's emoticon Keep up the good work. Be Encouraged my sister. emoticon

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RUNNER12COM 10/18/2012 8:48AM

    Your words sound familiar. I never considered myself an athlete, but a rack full of finisher medals (including two full marathons and fourteen half marathons) tells me something very different.

Good for you for recognizing that you ARE out there performing as an athlete!

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NUTRON3 10/18/2012 8:00AM

    Good luck!

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New Start

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I am restarting my effort today by breaking my longer term goal into smaller steps. Today I am starting a five week effort to lose 10 pounds. I am still searching for an accountability partner to help keep me motivated.

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ROCKYCPA 5/31/2012 9:36PM

    You can do it!!!

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