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Dear Hard work...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dear Hard work,

I used to dislike you. Not in my work life, but when it came to working out, eating right, and achieving a healthier, fitter body. When you called my name I ducked away from you. When I knew you were coming I used to hide from you. When you had others talk to me I used to make excuses to get away from you. Afraid of the pain, afraid of failing. Who are you to make me afraid of you? Reflection in the mirror, shadow behind me, I take one step and you're still ahead of me. Sweat in my face, tears in my eyes. You tell no lies. You turn the poor to rich, F's to A's. Is there anything you can't do?

Now look at me. You made me who I am today. Because of you I have this never giving up attitude.

Quitting? That's not in my vocabulary. When they quit? I keep going. When they say I can't, I show them I can. When I tell them of my dreams and they laugh? I laugh last.

I'm a dream chaser. That means I chase my own dreams and no one else. Only I can defeat me. It's me against the work you put on me. There is no quitting. Quitting? I will not quit.

I came this far and I am not stopping now.

Oh hard work, my Dad was right about you; you do pay off. Because of that, I love you. I'm no longer hiding from you. I'm waiting for you. I need you.

love, me

Based on this video:

Your body will last you a lifetime, so how do you want to live in it?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARATHONBOUND 4/26/2012 4:44AM

    Love this, thank you!

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MOONBIRD 4/25/2012 10:34PM

    I LOVE this. Right on!!

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JAYDEE16 4/23/2012 2:25PM

    Ohhhhhh so true. I'm going to add "sweat" to the same category of "hard work" as things I once avoided and now enjoy . . . :)

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YESCURLYCAN 4/22/2012 3:13AM

  emoticon Love this!

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GETSTRONGRRR 4/20/2012 10:45PM

    Great attitude!! What a difference that makes to our overall health, huh!

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SWIMMING_CAT 4/20/2012 9:28PM

    Now, I completely understand what you mean. That's awesome!

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    Love this blog! And it's so true! :) When I tell people who ask me how I've lost the weight that it's a result of working out almost every day and eating right and tracking EVERYTHING you can see the looks on their faces. They tune out and don't believe it. They don't want to do the work. But the work is what WORKS! You're so right!

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MISTYBLUE716 4/20/2012 8:39PM

    Great blog!!!!!! I love hardwork too!

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PEANUT883 4/20/2012 8:13PM

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YIWEN39 4/20/2012 7:57PM

    Great blog :-) emoticon emoticon

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