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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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DEBBYSTN 7/25/2010 8:48AM

    Love your blog this am--- I might just "borrow" that phrase...because I can is so uplifting and positive...thanks for sharing !

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BRIMINUS150 7/25/2010 1:43AM

    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!

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SGBR-1 7/25/2010 1:15AM

    "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.

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DWROBERGE 7/25/2010 1:09AM

    Great line. I use it frequently with my GP when he asks a foolish question of a retired person.

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