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Because I can

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Someone asked me the other day why I ran up the stairs. I grinned and said 'because I can." And that is the simple truth. I go out of my way to go the 'extra mile' because I can. I can walk and swim without pain and discomfort. I can sit in a restaurant booth comfortably.
I can Kayak for four hours and be tired but feel good. I have little if any back pain any more and take a lot fewer medications. Eating healthy is not the end but the means. As you travel along with Sparkpeople think of what you can do not what you can't do. I can do one pushup
not I can't do pushups. I can walk for 5 minutes not I can't walk a mile. Concentrate on all the things you can do not what you can't do. It is not a race nor a competition but a way to do more for yourself even if to start it is little things. The little things compound and grow into big things. I am going on a business trip and I looked at my passport for the first time since I joined Sparkpeople and only now realized the changes in the last year. emoticon
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    Love your blog this am--- I might just "borrow" that phrase...because I can is so uplifting and positive...thanks for sharing !
    2279 days ago
    That's so great. I really love your attitude. I'm always kinda in the "I can't do..." mind set, but I'm gonna start thinking more of what I can do, instead of what I can't. Keep up your great work!
    2279 days ago
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    "Because I can" is a wonderful statement and is a special kind of empowerment whether it be because of health reasons or other life decisions. Good for you and great success to you in the future.
    2279 days ago
    Great line. I use it frequently with my GP when he asks a foolish question of a retired person.
    2279 days ago
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