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Wed Nov 23

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Enjoyed going to bootcamp and core Conditioning classes this am, looking forward to my sister and her husband staying here the weekend. I got up super early this morning so I am going to go to bed, good night!

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SUNNY1432 11/23/2011 10:26PM

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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NINNY165 11/23/2011 8:38PM

    I can't wait to see my sister & family tomorrow. Starting the day with a 5k walk!! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 11/23/2011 8:07PM

    Woohoo me too Sis and her family is on route now

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Are you paying attention to your health?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.

- Thomas Fuller, British clergyman and author

If you want to be around to enjoy your growing family, it's never too late to start taking care of your body. Whether or not "skillfullest" is a word, Thomas knows the value of prevention versus treatment. You have a better chance of survival by using the doctor that keeps you out of the hospital in the first place. Why wait for symptoms to show up before you start paying attention? By then, it may be too late. Remember the major goals and the people that you're living for. Are you really willing to risk missing out because you didn't take precautions? You'd be amazed at how some basic, simple everyday nutrition and fitness choices and actions make a big difference in staying on your feet. Injuries and disease are a steep price to pay when many can easily be avoided.

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LHLADY517 11/22/2011 8:06PM

    So very, very true. We Must learn to listen to our bodies.

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APIRLRAIN888 11/22/2011 12:32PM

    Trying bout junk didn't eat it

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Are you creating your own life? Today's daily healthy reflection from SP

Monday, November 21, 2011

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.

- George Bernard Shaw, playwright

Take a moment to look at the circumstances of your world. Is it what you want to see? What could you do differently to take one step closer to your ideal vision? We're all dealt different hands in life. That's how things are. To change things, you have to first accept that fact, then figure out where to go from here. We should all be able to count on each other for help, but in the end, we can't expect anyone to change our lives except ourselves. Nor should we want it that way. It's natural to feel powerless and give up in the face of hardships, but complaining and blaming do nothing except prevent action. Without positive action, you're giving up your power and asking for more of the same--a world you did not create. Where you start may not be your fault, but the course you run is still your choosing.

Reminds me of my dh when he told me I couldn't complain unless I was willing to do something about it. Such a wise man :)

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APIRLRAIN888 11/22/2011 12:23PM

    Trying. Living life outside of SP or sparking my life

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Investing time and energy in others

Sunday, November 20, 2011

People usually talk of "spending" energy and time on others as if once it's used, it's gone. In reality, that effort is a powerful investment because you'll get more in return. When a match lights a candle, the match's flame doesn't shrink--if anything, it grows. In the same way, you'll be even more inspired and successful by building others up. The bonus is that they'll also be better equipped to return the favor. Take action today to make someone's life a little better. Come up with just one nice thing to do for each of the important people in your life, one little thing that can make all the difference. After all, what good does it do to improve your health or your life if you're not going to do anything with it?

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CORINNEMOMMY 11/21/2011 5:46PM

    that is so true! it is truly a spark!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/20/2011 11:00PM

    yes agreed, after you screen ;p

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Everyone can teach you something

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Todays sp daily reflection

Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but follow no one absolutely.

- Chinese proverb

Possible mentors and teachers can be found everywhere and anywhere. Everyone you've met today has something they could teach you--a skill, a bit of wisdom, or a personal secret to success. All you have to do is look for it and ask plenty of questions. Most of all, respect the fact that each person has something of value to offer. If you can't find one "feather" to pluck from someone, you're not looking hard enough. Yet, in the end, you still have to think for yourself. It's still your job to take the knowledge you gain and turn it into your own value system for solid decision-making. It's still up to you to use your skills to carve a unique path in the world. So when night comes, those feathers can make a nice soft pillow that lets you rest your head in peace.

So thankful I have great friends & family to make me a nice soft pillow :) that let me rest my head in peace.

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BEE_FIT 11/20/2011 10:02PM

    You have spoken true words. Thank you for the reminder.

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WATERMELLEN 11/20/2011 6:26PM

    Nice proverb, great gloss on it . . . thank you! (Got a feather from you today, absolutely!)

And thanks too for the cheery yellow flowers!

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MARTHASPARKS 11/19/2011 12:34PM

    I love these!

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TELLINGGREY 11/19/2011 10:46AM

    I love having mentors, thank you for reminding me that it is possible to find a lifestyle mentor as well.

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APIRLRAIN888 11/19/2011 10:44AM

    That is what I'm doing here

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