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My own personal Food-N-Fitness Fairy


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I read a blog today by LDRICHEL called "I'm Not A Superhero, You Know" that really struck me. Her blogs are both personal and universal and always interesting. I encourage you to read her stuff.

What I took from this particular entry is that there is no magical threshold for motivation for any of us. Even for those of us who have had some success in the fitness and pounds down arena, there are still difficult daily choices that need to be made. There is no Food-N-Fitness Fairy who gently (or not-so gently) taps you on the shoulder every morning when it's time to work out. We all still just have to make the choice and get out butts moving. No excuses.

Here is part of my comment on her blog.

"Thanks so much for sharing your experiences honestly. I too, have built fitness and a regular exercise schedule in the past two years. I am still overweight and still here on SP maintaining a 60+ lb. loss and I agree with you 100%. It's still not easy - pixie dust and moonbeams - every day. Sometimes, I just don't WANT to lift weights, or walk, or do HIIT. But I have re-framed my thinking to be "I get to make this choice every day to do something good for me. To maintain the muscles that I worked hard to get and that work hard burning calories for me every hour.''

For me, GOOSIEMOON, the eating part is even harder, but I find that if I keep up the exercise, I don't eat inappropriately as much. I make more good choices than bad. Every day has the same types of choices as the day before. You get to make them again and again and again...Hey! maybe I'M my own Food-N-Fitness Fairy! Does that count as a superhero?
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MCJULIEO 12/15/2012 10:20AM

    Cooooool! Do you have a cape???

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NANCYRUBIO 12/12/2012 6:42AM

    Yes, you are a super-hero, our super hero. Everything we repeat becomes a habit, lets make them all good habits.

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KASEYCOFF 12/12/2012 2:40AM

    In a word - YES! And when it comes to inspiration, you're MY superhero too, hon!
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LAURIEJOHANNAH 12/11/2012 11:43PM

    With the determination and commitment you show, I know you will be successful. Both you and LDRICHEL have it right: every day we make decisions: to exercise or watch tv, to eat the salad or cheesy potato with dinner. You have both inspired me to create another poster to see when I wake up. It's going to be a "What choices will I make today?" poster, hanging next to my collage.

By the way--I LOVE your background! I can relate emoticon

Laurie

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CLPURNELL 12/11/2012 7:32PM

    You are exactly right! It is a daily struggle!

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MISSG180 12/11/2012 7:05PM

    It's so true. Getting up each morning at 5 is hard, but it makes all the difference. I don't enjoy it, but I'm resigned to it.

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JANEMARIE77 12/11/2012 1:48PM

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/11/2012 11:39AM

  What a truly great blog of truth and motivation for me.

Yes, you are your very own "fitness fairy" as I am my very own"fitness fairy".

I love this blog and needed the words that you shared. thank you emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KITT52 12/11/2012 10:51AM

    food seems to be the hardest for me too...I think healthy not just weight loss

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AMETHYSTSTAR 12/11/2012 10:37AM

    Most definitely! We are our own best cheerleaders and nudgers! I like the Food N Fitness fairy being a Super Hero and kicking some weightloss tush!! Such an interesting vision!*LOL* Nothing gets by her! emoticon

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 12/11/2012 10:30AM

    Sure does - you are officially the food and fitness fairy!!! Every day is a new chance to make good choices - one day at a time- and they sure do add up!!
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