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    MICKEYMAX   63,346
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Where Have I Been?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Truth be told, I am not sparking less, but I am sparking less here. I am sparking more in my own life, doing things day by day that I see are mattering to me more again. Whew! For a long time, I didn't see any change happening, and finally it is, and I am relieved.

For too long I was living with a case of the "what ifs" which is essentially made up crap in my head that keeps me from moving forward. Where I am focusing my efforts on now, is building a better fitness base, and restraining myself from going to the gym and working out like a maniac. Just because I am feeling motivated right now is exactly why I am not. How's that for counter-intuitive?

My go-to behavior has been gear myself up and crank it out. But now, I am trying a different tack. I am SLOWLY building up myself and adding to the past work by increasing or bettering what I am doing by slow increments. Baby steps, darn it. I can't even begin to know how long I have been immersed in that philosophy but now I am finally doing it. WOO HOO! It make take me a long time to finally "get something" but I get it...eventually. HA HA HA.

The result of this has been a more calm, relaxed me. I am performing at my best when I am like this. I stopped myself yesterday literally in mid frenzy and got myself to stop. I told the person, "I would think about it." It's a 1000 % better approach for me. There's no need to frenzy or fret. I even drove like a happy human to work today. No screaming, no Jersey Girl gestures, just calm driving and Gasp - letting people move in front of me without freaking out. I am hoping it is a sign on good things to come today.

I am doing what I can do and letting the rest go. It is a beautiful thing. Try it some time, you might like it too.

Have a happy day, sparkies!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SARAWALKS 10/27/2012 11:03PM

    Glad you are back and baby-stepping along! Definitely the way to go. emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 10/26/2012 4:13PM

    I have been changing things with baby steps.
I am so glad you have found a way to make it work!

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LADY_MARIANA 10/26/2012 4:13PM

    This sounds lovely! Good for you!

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/25/2012 8:13AM

    Good luck and have fun doing it!

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DOODIE59 10/24/2012 7:02PM

    This new life philosophy is absolutely great news ... who knows the places you'll go, to paraphrase Dr. Seuss, with a mindset like that? You go, girl:)

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_KATHY 10/24/2012 6:15PM

    ***Happy Dance***

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MAVERICK59 10/24/2012 10:09AM

    Baby steps will get you through the journey quicker and more peacefully.
Hugs Mar,


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NOTABOUTHEFACE 10/24/2012 9:56AM

    Baby steps is the way to go baby. It's a lesson we all need to take to heart.

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NORWOODGIRL 10/24/2012 9:51AM

    I'm so happy that you found a path to personal success and serenity!
Keep it up and enjoy. emoticon emoticon

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CARA_FIT37 10/24/2012 8:20AM

    I know exactly what you mean because for a while I was going crazy and over working myself. And that is no good! Good luck as you continue your journey! emoticon

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