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"Victory belongs to the most persevering"


Monday, August 20, 2012

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

I am pretty sure he was talking about war and not weight loss... but how those words sure do apply. And not just to weight loss, which is it's own kind of war, but also to many other areas of our lives.

Perserving. What a loaded word. What does it even mean? "To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement."

Sometimes the difficult part of persevering is Just.Getting.Started.

I have been lax on my structured exercise, but decided it is time to focus on it again. And I wanted to start last night on my elliptical. Man how I dreaded it. But I kept seeing the words of a friend who had put these words on her status "very proud she made herself get off her lazy butt and ..." I kept seeing "get off your lazy butt"..... and so - I did.

And every time I wanted to quit before my buzzer went off, I kept seeing in my mind - "get off your lazy butt". And so I did! I kept going, I kept persevering! And I too, I was also very proud I got off my lazy butt and did my elliptical as I had planned/wanted.

Then this morning, after my weigh-in and the scale moved .4 downward, I found the words that I put into the title of my blog. "Victory belongs to the most persevering." I knew that was not a co-inky dink. And I knew it was not just for my weight loss journey. It was to be applied in all areas of my life. Those areas that I have lacked confidence, lacked enthusiasm, lacked motivation - I am finding renewed passion.

So remember - "Victory belongs to the most persevering" - Keep on keeping on - Keep on Sparking, my friends!

Have a fantabulous rest of the day!!!
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NEWCATA 8/22/2012 7:15AM

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TINAJANE76 8/21/2012 9:24AM

    Absolutely true! We don't get to and stay where we want to be without perseverance and consistency. That doesn't mean we need to be perfect--we just have to keep on trying our best and learn from our past mistakes instead of repeating them and expecting different results.

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EGALITAIRE 8/21/2012 7:50AM

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I can see a poster on the wall in front of your elliptical with these words.

Stay Strong

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1MILLDOLLARBABY 8/21/2012 1:12AM

    ok so now I really owe you!!! emoticon 2 hours, 5k and 13 miles biking later...yeah I think you motivated me to get off my lazy butt... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUCYLIN101 8/20/2012 10:40PM

    emoticon What an inspiring blog with such insight to all of us sitting on our bum. I see victory in out future! Never give up!!
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1MILLDOLLARBABY 8/20/2012 10:31PM

    and so it cycles....from my status..to your blog..to my comment...I just got off my lazy butt again now thanks to you noticing my status...now that's teamwork LOL...ok off to do at least my 10 min!!!! emoticon emoticon

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SHANSHE 8/20/2012 7:04PM

    I WILL persevere then! Thanks for sharing!
Shan

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HEYITSLISA 8/20/2012 4:15PM

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BARCLE 8/20/2012 3:49PM

    Excellent and congrats on your commitment and hard work - emoticon It can be challenging to stay focused but you're rocking it emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOODHEALTH4EVER 8/20/2012 3:01PM

    I LOVE THIS!!! I HAVE READ SEVERAL ARTICLES ON SPARKS IN THE PAST FEW DAYS ON THIS SUBJECT AND LISTENED TO AN AUTHOR...DIANE ?? LAST NIGHT ON PBS, TALKING ABOUT TAKING HOLD OF ONES LIFE...AND NOW YOU GIVE ME "VICTORY BELONGS TO THE MOST PERSEVERING"...ISN'T IT WONDERFUL HOW GOD KEEPS SHOWING US THE THINGS WE NEED WHEN WE ARE READY TO RECEIVE THEM! emoticon
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DEBPRE16 8/20/2012 1:33PM

    I needed this thanks. I have been finishing my exercises - it's the eating I need to get back under control.

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PRESBESS 8/20/2012 12:44PM

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I very happy to read about your 4 pound weight loss. So awesome! Keep up the good work!

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