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Thoughts for the day

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I think everyday can have some kind of miracle in it. The picture above is of me and Lexi Colmenero. She let me borrow her beautiful hair clip! Lexi was born very premature and weighed less than 2 lbs. In this picture she is over a year old. She was so tiny that her foot fit across two of her dad's fingers. Now she is crawling and moving around and growing. We all enjoyed holding her on Thanksgiving. She is a living miracle.

This is just a fun picture in case Coach Denise who is also Team Edward drops by!

emoticon I am sick and took advice and slept alot today. Good for me that I work from home and have the ability to control my schedule. I had intentionally built in a couple work from home days since my mom had been visiting and flew home yesterday. I thought I might need a couple of catch up, work in my pj's days and that proved to be accurate for the wrong reason. I did get in about 4 hours of work, but rested as well.

This evening I'm sitting in bed reading some old issues of Success Magazine. I love that magazine and find it truly inspirational everytime I read one. Here are a few quotes and thoughts that I took note of tonight:

1. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino

2. All obstacles have one thing in common: you. The only thing standing between you and what you want is all that chatter in your head. Mel Robbins

3. Create a legacy everyday. Live fully, authentically, and spontaneously with nothing being held back.

4. What is now proved waas once only imagined. William Blake

One of the challenges for my team this week is to create your own personal mantra, and then next week will be followed up with sharing positive motivational quotes so I've been doing a little research. I have two mantras right now that I am trying to focus is borrowed:

This is from the Susan G. Komen foundation and I love it. I bought a key chain with this on it, and a tshirt (which one of my daughters immediately confiscated as her own).

My other mantra is Live UP! I had a dream about that recently which I thought was interesting. I must have really been pondering this mantra thing if I started dreaming about it. In my dream my saying was Live UP! and it meant that I was focusing each day on living in a positive direction instead of a negative one. I was challenging myself to do better, and be better, and to have a positive influence in the world.

So all of this is percolating in my head as I try and determine how to cross the finish line with the last 10 lbs or so I want to lose. How do I get those thighs to look toned and not flabby? How do I get closer to the six pack abs instead of the kangaroo look? We all have to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone to reach the goals that we have for our life. If it were easy, then everyone would be able to do it and there would be no effort required.

Getting to your goals requires effort, focus, determination, and a dream. What is your dream? What do you need to focus on, and put the effort into in order to achieve it? Start tomorrow and tell me what you are going to do for one day to get closer to your goals.
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THE_JULES1 12/2/2010 8:54AM

    Love the inspirational quotes. I am borrowing one! emoticon

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CAROJONES 12/1/2010 6:48PM

    Very good! emoticon

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TRIPLE_EMME 12/1/2010 4:17PM

    I love the picture of you and Lexi!

I'm glad that you are taking some time off to rest and take care of yourself -- that is so important.

I enjoy reading your blogs. They are always so thought provoking!

My mantra for the rest of 2010 is:
"Healthy Makes It Happen!"

I'm going to follow my strength training exercises on Spark to get closer to my goals.

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AMYC0128 12/1/2010 3:03PM

    Hope you are feeling better soon. You gave me alot to think about will take me time to process everthing and have it come out right though.

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SUSIEWHITE1109 12/1/2010 9:50AM

    Awesome blog!! Love the mantra idea! Obviously, I'm behind on my Jingle Bell Challenge reading...bad girl, I am!

Good job resting too! I hope you feel much better this morning!

My mantra (I think)...

Take back control of your mind and take back control of your life!


It's never too late to make a difference!

Rock on girlfriend!

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ALLEY2300 12/1/2010 2:45AM

    Hope you get to feeling better soon!!

I am still working on my mantra! I would like something new if I can come up with it! something other than Nothing tastes as good as how skinny feels. Although I DO use that a lot, a change would be good I think.

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BRIAEL 11/30/2010 10:39PM


"One step, one day, one life - make it count".

"Goals, goals, goals .... keep setting them, keep getting them!"

Love this blog, you made me dig deep for those mantras. I don't generally set goals in writing, they're more vague wooly-clouded ideas floating in my head so it was pretty darned hard to put thoughts into words. :)

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SP_COACH_DENISE 11/30/2010 9:45PM

    LOL! Thanks for the picture in your blog! emoticon It's perfect!! I am anxiously awaiting the Eclipse DVD that is coming out on Saturday! I ordered through Amazon and now wondering if I did the right thing because I think it will be delivered next week, so I will have to wait a little longer. ARGH!

I'm glad you got some rest! I hope you feel better very soon!

Coach Denise

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