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Anticipation


Friday, January 11, 2013

The next 12 week challenge is about to begin and I'm sitting waiting with everything ready. Anticipation is a great motivator. You can apply it to most areas of life! It is the foundation upon which things are built.

Let's look at a few examples. Remember when you were in grade school and you went to the local big box store with your supply list? Remember how much fun it was to buy those new pencils, binders, notebooks, folders, erasers, etc? It was often a time of new shoes, clothes, haircuts, and one year a desk for my own room! When I got to high school it was receiving my schedule in the mail. When I went to college it was a whole new level of excitement moving into a dorm. The anticipation fueled PREPARATION!

How about vacation? You plan for weeks. You make reservations, look up restaurants in the area online, plan tourist stops and buy tickets to attractions at a discount before leaving home. You pack your bags carefully and schedule boarding for the pets and hold your mail and paper. All of that preparation makes for a better vacation!

We just came out of the holiday season. That's another time of preparation. If you made handmade gifts you had to start months in advance. You compiled lists for Christmas cards, gift exchanges and planned party menus. You may have been in charge of a holiday charity event like Toys for Tots or the Angel Tree. Preparation made the actual EVENT a success.

So here I am on the brink of another challenge (and you can apply this to your OWN challenge/team/plan) and the anticipation has caused me to prepare well.

I have healthy foods in my pantry and fridge.
I have new scales (check your batteries if you have not recently).
I have a gym membership and home EQ.
I have DVD's and Wii games for fitness.
I've read articles and blogs online to help me fine tune my personal program.

I've ANTICIPATED the event which caused me to PREPARE and build that foundation from which I will launch my journey with success.

Carly Simon sang it well... Anticipation is making me wait... but not for long!

Press On!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUNNERRACHEL 1/13/2013 7:03PM

    Great job getting prepared for this next challenge!! Preparation is key and you are more than ready!

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IMSOOZEEQ 1/12/2013 11:25PM

    emoticon blog!

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PAMAPPLE 1/12/2013 10:04AM

    Thanks for all of the tips to get ready for BLC!! My hubby just went to the store with our grocery list, I just joined a gym and am planning on using it LOTS, I have my stepper, weights and mat in my closet in the living room, exercise DVDs and Wii exercise games and a hubby who likes to exercise with me!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANIHAKA 1/12/2013 2:35AM

    Great reminder to be organized and prepared. As per usual another great blog.

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GOING-STRONG 1/11/2013 11:06PM

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LYNMEINDERS 1/11/2013 10:55PM

    Woohoo...go you...

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COCK-ROBIN 1/11/2013 10:06PM

    You're doing great!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/11/2013 10:06PM

    You're doing great!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/11/2013 10:06PM

    You're doing great!

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RELIVE 1/11/2013 8:42PM

    Thank you so much for reminding me to check my scale's batteries!! :) Appreciate it.

Yep! Let's make this year a good one so that it has a positive impact for all future years ahead!! :)

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WALKINGGRANDMA 1/11/2013 4:36PM

    You do inspire me. Make it a good one. I'm waiting to hear you break the century!

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JEANNETTE59 1/11/2013 4:00PM

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CAMAEL100 1/11/2013 3:36PM

    Check! I have all done and waiting!

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PRINCESSAMY 1/11/2013 2:10PM

    I know the feeling. emoticon

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LOLOSMOMMY 1/11/2013 11:25AM

    I can't wait to find out my team!

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ZOEANAEL 1/11/2013 11:16AM

    You are right about that! As much as I LOOOVVE Christmas time, I think most of the fun is in gettnig there, shopping, singing classics etc. Same with the BLC! I hope we'll lears soon what's our assignement!

I'm mostly prepared:
I started already a workout program for 90 days, matching the lenght of the BLC.
I have a brand new slow-cooker to try new healthy recipes
I bought 5 pounds and 10 pounds dumbbells and transformed my living room in a gym!

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BARBARAROSE54 1/11/2013 11:06AM

    I'm anticipating my spark mail over the weekend. Thanks for pointing me in this direction.

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