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Getting Back With The Program..

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Monday, September 10, 2012

So far, nothing has changed on the job front and that is all the blog time I will give to it, it isn't worth any more discussion than that. Now for the good stuff....

I have been taking alot of inventory of the things I am thankful for and the positives in my life and that is what I have been dwelling on. Taking thought of all the good things is like medicine to a worry-sick soul. Why is it that the first thing that gets discarded in a situation are the very things that bring empowerment and reinforcement? What is it about human nature that drives a people over the proverbial cliff like so many mindless lemmings and causes us to pass over the things that bring strength in time of need?

I suppose that question has been asked millions of times.

Last night I thought about all of the scrapes I have been in and how my family and I have been brought through, sometimes in a way that is akin to Moses parting the Red Sea. As hard as it is to do, I choose not to live in fear. It drains and disables me from making the best choices that, in the end, will affect how we do if and when the time comes. As a leader of my home, I cannot afford such self defeating and reckless behavior. To every thing there is a time and a season for every purpose under heaven. Even the strongest of soldiers need to go somewhere and let it all out, but then there is a time to reload your clip and lock n load.

That time is now.

I got back on my bike yesterday. I would love to say that it was like a reunion with an old friend. Mentally, I felt estranged and out of the game. My faithful bike was a distant lover.
This is where a saying that came to me a long time ago when I first started this journey applied.

Success depends on what you do when the woo hoo is all through.

Empowerment comes, not as a result of "riding the tide", of surfing a wave of driving motivation that carries you to your goal. There have been those times for sure and its awesome when it happens. Rather, empowerment comes from getting the job done when every thought and feeling screams at you to the contrary.

After 30 minutes, I had a good ride.

Time to "rinse, lather, repeat" until the momentum builds.

Today, I am empowered.
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TRACKMOM64 9/13/2012 6:04AM

    Take one day at a time. emoticon

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CARDAMOMMA 9/13/2012 1:09AM

    Wonderfully said.

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ERIGUST 9/13/2012 12:59AM

    What a gifted writer you are! Such talent! I really enjoy reading this,
thank you.

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BKNOCK 9/12/2012 9:27PM

    Good for you, that's the spirit!

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FUN2BAROUND 9/12/2012 4:27PM

    Good for you! Tough to do, but MIND over MATTER!
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SPARKLISE 9/12/2012 3:47PM

    emoticon Good one! emoticon emoticon

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JO28352 9/12/2012 2:37PM

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WIGGYGIRLEO 9/12/2012 12:43PM

    try try try!!!!!



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MARGARITTM 9/12/2012 11:21AM

    OK OK I hear ya....... don't want to go to the gym ....but I will !!!

Thanks for the boot in the pants!

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ESME25 9/12/2012 10:36AM

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SHAPEUPNOW1 9/12/2012 10:01AM

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ANSWRGAL 9/12/2012 9:33AM

  Thanks for another great quote...success depends on what you do when the woo hoo is all through.
Love it!

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TRACYLI 9/12/2012 7:08AM

    I really love this - such a positive post.

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SLFGOLF 9/12/2012 1:01AM

    You can do it! Keep up the positive attitude and keep control of all that you are able to.

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STLRFNS 9/11/2012 10:50PM

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BLOOMETTA 9/11/2012 9:42PM

    "...what you do when the woo hoo is all through" - I love that!

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PGRIEVE2 9/11/2012 7:46PM

  Yes, don't anticipate, participate. It is strong of you to get up and make a move and get going on what you can control and that is you and your physical ability. Soon enough the mental strength will come and you will be able to deal with everything else with some clarity. Men, number one are having a tough time out there and that is not going unnoticed and most times it is not within your control. What is in your control is your physical and mental strength to carry on and be strong.

All the best.

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SH9719 9/11/2012 7:21PM

    Keeping that feeling of success is what helps us look for repeats. The pain during the exercise gets overwhelmed by the satisfaction or completion and the results. Good job!

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SAKARIS_MOM 9/11/2012 7:01PM

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MANILUS 9/11/2012 6:29PM

    Keep it up!!!

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MYBABYGIRLS 9/11/2012 6:19PM

    Wonderful words! Love the thoughts, there are some things here I can really use. emoticon

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PHYSEDTEACHER 9/11/2012 1:58PM

    Awesome...seems we have lots in common..lol

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 9/11/2012 1:31PM

    You always write so positively. I feel lucky to be able to read your blogs.

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MOTORCITYNANA 9/11/2012 1:08PM

    Your blog was just the shot in the arm that I needed!

You made the right decision to tackle the one thing you have control over and not stress over the things you can't control. This period will pass...it is what you learned that will stay with you. Best of luck to you!

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STRIVERONE 9/11/2012 1:05PM

    Back on the horse and your off. Onward and upward.

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KAREN_NY 9/11/2012 12:45PM

    CHEERS to you! and for you! :)
After the woohoo is through.... or before the next woohoo? Whatever - you're on your way, and that's a good thing.

I've just started adding running intervals after 2 months of physical therapy for my hip. I'd love to say it feels great to be running, but it's really frustrating. Still, for 1 minute at a time, it's not bad.

On our way to the next woohoo!
K:)

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DR8561 9/11/2012 12:24PM

    So glad you're feeling better (or at least on your way there). emoticon

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CAROL494 9/11/2012 11:12AM

  True words!!! emoticon

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FIGHTINGFORME1 9/11/2012 11:01AM

    WAY TO STAY POSITIVE

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GODDREAMDIVA1 9/11/2012 10:00AM

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TBOURLON 9/11/2012 9:53AM

    "Success depends on what you do when the woo hoo is all through."

WOW, what a GREAT quote! I think I'll keep it - thanks for sharing! emoticon

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DOTTY7267 9/11/2012 9:30AM

    Thank you for sharing. This is just what I needed to read after getting back on the exercise "wagon" after a brief hiatus.

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COFFEELADY68 9/11/2012 9:28AM

    Thanks so much for sharing your encouraging insights! I'm so proud of you for getting back on your bike and that you are feeling empowered! It's a new day! Your family is blessed to have such a caring, strong, and devoted husband and father to lead them! Keep thinking of all the things that you are grateful for and positives in your life! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STARLIGHT615 9/11/2012 9:18AM

    Great job getting back to it!! now if I could just find that same empowerment!!

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SONITA34 9/11/2012 9:12AM

    It's nice to know that being positive in the changes we make is life is a reward in the end. emoticon emoticon

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IS1GAR 9/11/2012 8:54AM

    emoticon This is the path that I always have try to embrace. Positive thinking changes the way you think and act. Not always comes easy and spontaneous but you have to work on it to be able to see the glass half full.
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MYUTMOST4HIM 9/11/2012 8:43AM

    My motto is: "When all else fails, follow Peace"

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CAROLZ1967 9/11/2012 8:40AM

    Glad to hear things are turning around...at least in some respects. :-)

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HOLLY255255 9/11/2012 7:26AM

    Postive thinking is indeed powerful doing!

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DHARMAPHILE 9/11/2012 3:49AM

    You're so right! And I need to take that wisdom to heart too.
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NANHBH 9/11/2012 12:26AM

    Robert,

Oh, yeah. Now you're talking. Amazing how conjuring up positive thoughts can change one's whole attitude and perspective. Way to go!
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MISSLISA1973 9/10/2012 11:34PM

    Awesome, awesome blog. Exactly what I needed to hear. And encouraging that you are feeling a little less overwhelmed by the work situation.

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SPIRIT42013 9/10/2012 10:12PM

    Success depends on what you do when the woo hoo is all through. May I steal this? I'm going to assume the answer is yes, unless I receive a cease and desist order. Hop on the bike again tomorrow. And give your wife and kids hugs. I lve alone and don't have a job to go to, so you're ahead of the game. emoticon

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BEECHNUT13 9/10/2012 9:11PM

    Unlike the times you fell before, this time you have your strength and experience to cling to. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with the bike. :)

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