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Welcome back motivation--where have you been?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

After checking my fitness plan today, I decided to do something that I haven't done for a LONG time--go swimming. In the past, my putting on a bathing suit would have involved someone holding a gun to my head! So, I blew the dust off of my suit, put it on and jumped in the pool. I swam, did aerobics, jogged, and just had FUN! I stayed in so long that my fingers and toes were all shrivelled up and when I went to get out my legs felt like rubberbands--kind of like Gumby. I would have stayed in longer, except drinking all those glasses of water really hit me! I've told my husband that I'm a human Brita filter--well you get the idea. I feel like I'm learning a new lesson everyday. I've pulled myself out of the rut that I had been in, and found my motivation again. I've realized that joining SP has been one of the best things that I have done for myself in a LONG time! Welcome back motivation!
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TRAVELNISTA 8/13/2009 9:34PM

    emoticon emoticon Your are exercising, staying cool, and having fun! I can't think of a better way to get in the "dreaded" exercise. That is my exercise of choice. emoticon emoticon

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DCAFFRO 8/13/2009 6:08PM

    YOu are too cute! Thanks for the chuckle...HUMAN BRITA FILTER!

So glad to read your post...it really sparked motivation for me on my end as well!!

Good Luck!
DEna

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SUSAN_H 8/13/2009 5:52PM

    Great! Swimming is always fun! It doesn't feel like exercise! So glad your motivation is back!

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KTLASERS 8/13/2009 5:46PM

    Good for you! I, too, have seen my motivation again. I think you hit the nail on the head with exercise: have fun!

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ZENA_MARIA 8/13/2009 5:43PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!!!

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Finding joy where I least expected !

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I ventured out early on my bike this morning, trying to avoid the Florida heat. After a late night rain, it was ALMOST cool. As I rode, I thought about how all of my senses felt alive! I looked around and everything seemed so lush and green. I saw the sun coming up and peeking through the trees. I heard the birds singing and the sound of a hawk in the distance. I felt the breeze on my face and in my hair. And the smell of jasmine still hung in the morning air. No cars, no lawnmowers, just quiet. I love early morning, it's a new day and a fresh start. It's my time to reflect and clear my thoughts. What surprised me was that I found joy where I least expected to--exercise! I rode home feeling energized and ready to start my day.

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BERGIE8771 8/27/2009 7:09PM

    Are you a writer ,or was this a once in a great while joy (that came thru on your post)?Thanks for sharing the joy! - Sharon

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TRAVELNISTA 8/12/2009 8:17PM

    You paint a beautiful picture. Keep on enjoying those bike rides, emoticon

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JELLI-LEAN 8/12/2009 4:52PM

    Sounds like a great walk, and a wonderful way to start your day! ~ Janel :)

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MOMMYSARA605 8/12/2009 3:42PM

    Great job! Keep it up and and keep enjoying the moments as you find them.
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Goodbye to the Invisible Woman!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hi! I'm fairly new to SP, having joined about one week ago. So far, I love it and I'm SO glad that I joined! I know that I have a long road ahead of me, considering that I would like to lose about 130 pounds. But all journeys begin with the first step, which I've already taken. One of the major reasons I joined was to hopefully get some support. I'm so blessed to have a VERY supportive husband, but I can't say the same thing about some of my friends, and especially NOT about my extended family. I feel as if my self esteem has been chipped away by negative comments, and I've often been made to feel invisible. So here I am, ready to pull myself out of this rut I've been in, and CHANGE MY LIFE. I will no longer be the Invisible Woman! I will make myself a priority and focus on my goals. I can do this--I will do this!!!

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TRAVELNISTA 8/11/2009 4:43PM

    You have now found a second home. Try to spend as much time on Spark People.
You should encounter nothing but positive conversation, giving you nothing but fantastic motivation and support.

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JEANINECAMP 8/10/2009 8:01PM

    You're not invisible...because I see you! (oh, that's because I'm invisible too!). I can relate to what you are saying. I too have 100+ lbs to lose and am on my way as well (I hope anyway). I am learning though it's not about the pounds but about the process of healing. I wish you well on your path to visibility and aliveness!

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What, am I nuts?

Saturday, August 08, 2009

After being motivated by others on this site, I decided to venture out on my bike for a ride. I've not been on my bike for a couple of months due to an old knee injury that was causing pain-- again. But I felt motivated, so out I went into the afternoon sun. Oh, did I mention that I live in Florida and it's like 200 degrees outside emoticonin August? After six miles I felt sweat running down my head, I was blinking hard to keep the sweat out of my eyes, . emoticonmy backside was now numb and I felt like a rotisserie chicken on a spit! I was thinking to myself, 'WHAT, AM I NUTS?' I realized something when I got home [beside NO knee pain] I felt GREAT! I forgot how much I loved my bike! So next time I venture out on my bike, I'll ride in the early morning and/or evening when it's not so hot. emoticon

  
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MYTURN11 8/9/2009 9:30PM

    Thanks for the chuckle but I wanted to add that Kudos to you for getting out there. That's how it starts on this healthy journey, you get sparked, you begin and it just gets better. Good for you! You can do this, yes you can! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 8/9/2009 12:32PM

    emoticon I am not laughing at you but at the 200 degrees outside and your reaction.

I am so happy you were inspired to get out there and go for that bike ride. I am happy that you are no going to give up but ride early morning or later at night when it is cooler out. Those are excellent Baby Steps darlin!

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LAURIE5658 8/8/2009 5:12PM

    Good for you! By the way...I absolutely love your Spark Page. Have a great weekend and be easy on your backside the rest of the day!

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