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Friday, August 17, 2012

is awesome.
I have renamed in awesomeness and challenges.
I realized the other day that I am getting better at countering my negative voice, but not giving enough credence to singing my own praises when I do things that are awesome.
This occurred to me as I was riding my bike to work, lamenting the fact (blasting myself) that I had not been doing much cardio.
Then I realized that was ONE way to look at it, the other way is:
WOW! you are biking! With a stress fracture you are still biking even though you could just throw in the towel for a few weeks. AND you are biking while carrying your fracture boot on your back to wear at work. You are great!

That was much more pleasant, so I started listing things that are awesome, and the things that made them, and my day, challenging. Note that I am NOT listing things I did wrong or ways to improve. Those go through my head enough. But not these other 2.

So this occurred to me the same day I started the free Sparkcoach trial, where they have you do it every day. So I've been doing it every day and it's been good.

My motivation is pretty good. And that is amazing considering the weekend I had. We got not so great news about my Dad's cancer, and our friend came into town on the 5th anniversary of her husband's (also our friend) murder in our neighborhood. It was an intense, sad weekend. On top of it all we didn't get much sleep which just makes everything worse.

But I mostly met my goals despite that, and am having a good week since.

I'm feeling motivated and inspired to keep working toward my goals, including working toward my goal weight, just 36 little pounds away.

Have a great weekend!!

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  • SUSIEQ911
    2008 days ago
    Feeling that energy too thank you. I have to counter mt negative voice big time. emoticon
    2009 days ago
    Your great attitude is inspiring me. Keep up the good work!
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  • RCW0442EHS
    Wow, I'm totally feeling your positivity. In light of a bad weekend you chose to dwell on the good not the bad which many people including me can't do. I really admire your ability to do that. I've been trying spark coach as well but I haven't really been feeling it but now I'm going to stick it out after reading this. Keep up what you've been doing and I hope you get to your goal soon.
    2010 days ago
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