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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wow, what a week! One week down on C25K & still standing! LOL! I've been tracking my points/nutrition again, as well. Joining the SP community has been a HUGE motivator for me. So far, this community is everything I was searching for & more! Reading the countless, extraordinary transformations of my new SP friends has "re-sparked" my desire for living a healthy & fit lifestyle. The positive energy around here is contagious! emoticon

I believe that you become the people you hang around. So, as I make this lifestyle shift, I am making it a priority to surround myself with uplifting people. My first step was joining SP! YAY! The immediate support I've received is nothing short of incredible. I'm a bit sad though, because I realized that people close to me & speak to everyday ("friends"/ siblings) aren't nearly as supportive or have even tried to discourage me. Well, as the saying goes, eagles don't fly with crows...

I look forward to the 2nd week of C25K training. I never thought I would like running as much as I do! I've definitely started something GREAT! And logging on to SP has become as natural as checking my email, but more FUN! emoticon

My 3rd grade music teacher has always said, "You can't learn the whole music piece with one lesson." So true. In the past, I used to be all or nothing about everything I did. But now, even though I have a ways to go, I am going to enjoy & appreciate whatever steps I take to get to my goal - the good, the bad AND the ugly. The only person I'm comparing myself to is the person I was yesterday. This week's goal is to fine-tune my nutrition by adding more fruits & vegetables, drinking more water, & running a bit farther.

Thank you, fellow Sparkies, for all the support so far! I am inspired by you all. Have a great week!

H.R.H. in training

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 5/24/2012 8:58AM

    Eagles don't fly with crows... never heard it before, but I'm definitely going to remember it! Awesome.

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DUCHESSBEE22 5/22/2012 7:57AM

    Thank you for your support & encouragement, everyone!! Have a great one! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 5/20/2012 8:30PM

    Well I pray eventually that your fam/friends catch up to where we all are & put in work to show you just how important you are. Also, how important reaching your goals is important to you...

God bless,


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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/20/2012 12:26PM

    It's wonderful that you've found SP as a home and safe place to come for support. Those around you have to get used to the idea of you changing and getting healthier, while they stay the same. That's hard for some people, so give them a little time to warm up to the idea. Also, if they have no interest in changing, they may not want to hear about your changes - so as hard as it is, if you let them SEE the changes instead of talking about them, hopefully they'll soon get on board. Until then, you have SP as a place to go!

As you said, you used to be all or nothing - it's great that you're trying to get away from that. There's nothing in the world that is always absolutely perfect. Striving for perfection will make us fail every time. Instead, by always striving to Do Better, we can meet our goals in a sustainable and enjoyable way. Every small change you make, every little additional effort, and every tim you make a better choice you'll find yourself getting closer to your goals!

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JEFALLEN 5/20/2012 12:03PM

    I liked your Eagle saying. Here's another, "Even Eagles need a Push". I think thousands would agree with you, that SP provides that push we all need. Don't allow the negativity of others to affect your goals. Most of all enjoy the journey.

Great first blog. -- Jeff

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STUDLEEJOE 5/20/2012 11:46AM

    greeat post

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RG_DFW 5/20/2012 10:36AM

    emoticon emoticon

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