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Making myself proud!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday was my 'off day'. My muscles thank me for relaxing and sticking to stretching even though it would have been a gorgeous day for an afternoon run and by evening I had barely any residual soreness and felt like working out. I didn't, instead I finished off my my day with family time, hit my core with some crunches and I headed to bed early. I was back and at it this morning, I did my one hour of jogging AND let me tell you, I feel rejuvenated. After kicking ass all week and feeling sore, tired, and grumpy I am finally feeling those endorphin's kick in and I just want to rock it! I am in G.I.Jane mode! I've got this! I want you to catch this feeling too!
I am really proud of myself for concurring this simple but tough program, I am keeping with it and already loving the results.
As for this whole published article thing... I haven't made it public knowledge yet, I have told my husband, my mom, 4 of my closest friends, and you sparkers. It isnt Facebook official or anything like that. I guess, a huge part of me constantly feels like one of my friends is gonna be all "sike, gotcha, there aint no feature in a Magazine for you!" I am not sure if it makes me a foolish girl for not fully believing it yet or if I am just being realistic. I tend to not believe ultra cool things like this until 'the check clears at the bank' or in this case 'the prints on the page'.
....and to be very clear. Although I maintain a healthy lifestyle without much struggle these days, I have wanted and tried to step up my activity, endurance, and clean eating for a while now. I am NOT training to look 'good' although I want to be in my best shape as possible. This is about confidence. I want to feel confident that I, Siena, have earned this really cool opportunity. I want to feel confident that every word is true. When I tell people 'my secret' for weight loss and healthy living is 'that everyone has that overly familiar voice inside them saying "I can't" and that its up to us to tell that voice it can "STFU!" And go after what you want and who you want to be, to prove to yourself you are unstoppable & just do it, then do it it again!".
I want to be confident that I have applied this in all areas of my life, right now I am very confident that this has never been more true!
And thats how I got from where I was(right) To where I am (left)

Thank yall for taking time to read this! Make yourself proud today!!!
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    Congrats on the article and all of your progress! You are an inspiration!
    1767 days ago
    That check will clear and the print will be on the page. I've been bragging about you to people enough for the both of us. I'm just really, really proud to be in the same circle as you via our local Spark team. You are real, tangible proof to show our local folks about perseverance and determination. We are so fortunate to have people like you, POOKASLUAGH, and several others among us to use as wonderful examples.

    By the way, when the article comes out, you MUST attend a Spark Meet. Going to be some folks with magazine in hand wanting you to sign the article as a keepsake memory and encouragement for us to never give up. Swallow all fear and doubt, Siena. Take your rightful place as a motivator, encourager, and champion!
    1767 days ago
    You look greaat! emoticon

    I read your blog on the Shake Weight and was impressed. I wanted one of those and got it as a gift, but I have not been faithful in using it every day. Think now I probably should. I was wondering if you still use it. I wrote a blog called, "Just a Part of Senior Charms," about jiggly arms. I am not happy with the jiggle and am hoping the Shake Weight will help.

    Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon
    1767 days ago
    1768 days ago
    Awesome blog, thank you for sharing!!! I'm totally sparked!!!
    1768 days ago
    Great attitude. Keep it up!!
    1768 days ago
    You are beautiful
    1768 days ago
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