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2013-- Eliminate Excuses!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

2013-- Eliminate Excuses!!!

I got off-track during the last challenging years of taking care of everyone else but me...and I GAINED!

-- I allowed the three white deaths back in: sugar, salt, white flour. I'm starting fresh... this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down-- it’s the staying down!!!

NO EXCUSES: I never get anywhere when excuses pave the path.

NO EXCUSES: There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're COMMITTED to something, you accept NO EXCUSES; only results.

NO EXCUSES: A person who wants something will find a way; a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

NEW YEAR-NEW ME! I am making this my most memorable NEW YEAR: Feeding my Spirit (instead of my physical body)!

emoticon Remember when you were a kid around Christmas time? The anticipation? The nervous excitement? It’s fun watching children live this out each year. It helps remind me of what it’s like to pour emotional energy into a single moment in time, all because of the promise of a payoff.

This realization had me asking myself this question,
emoticon “Why Am I Giving Up Before the Payoff?”

I was able to think of many excuses – everything from “my husband tempts me away from the healthiest choices” to “I’m an emotional eater, and I’m going through an emotional crisis”. All of the answers were important to work through because they’re extremely relevant and can help in keeping my commitments.

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Another important question for me to ask is,
emoticon“What Is the Payoff For Me?”

In other words, “Why am I giving up donuts and pizza every day for broccoli and smoothies?” Why would I want to wake up before the sun comes up, strap on sneakers, and go for a half-hour walk in cold when the bed is soooo warm?

Then I realized this...

“If my ‘Whys’ are important enough, my ‘Hows’ are easy.” If I'm motivated enough to do something, I’ll figure out a way to do it, no matter how challenging it is.

I need to continually ask myself...
emoticonWhat’s that thing that will get me through the difficult places in my health commitments?
emoticonWhat drives me to overcome diabetes?
emoticonWhat compels me to lose weight?

Unless I have something tremendously powerful pulling me through, I’ll remain over weight and never reach my goal.

In the end, the thing that drives me – REALLY drives me - is the thing I have to keep in the forefront of my mind every single day when I decide what I eat, whether I exercise, what to do when I crave sweets, etc.

Many dreams & goals die for lack of vision... so, what I need is a vision to prevent my commitments from dying. I need not only a plan, (the How), but I need reasons to stick to the plan, (the Why).

This year, I want to give myself an incredible gift!! I want to figure out what my “WHY” is! Discover WHY I want to do whatever it takes to get into the best shape ever, or to have more energy than I did in my twenties. I MUST have a reason – and preferably a time frame – for accomplishing it.

It’s up to ME to figure this out.

emoticon I CAN DO THIS!!!
emoticon and I know my Spark friends will help!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DRADDIE 1/15/2013 5:35PM

    You definitely can do this! And your Sapphire sisters will help you stay accountible! Way to sign on for BLC 21!!

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PATTYJ48 1/15/2013 2:11PM

    I really learned a lot from reading your post. I feel as if we have been on similar paths. Is it because we are both artists? Your blog has really inspired me to look at Why? emoticon

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SUZIEW27 1/15/2013 1:45PM

    We had an ongoing theme last BLC round of No Excuses!. We'll continue on that journey this round! I'm so glad you are with us! The Sapphire Soldiers are ready for battle!

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OILPAINTER 1/14/2013 6:10PM

    Thanks so much, everybody... I'm going to revisit this each day to pump me up while I'm discovering my "WHY!"

Comment edited on: 1/14/2013 6:10:58 PM

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PRINCESSAMY 1/14/2013 2:56PM

    emoticon blog

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LADY_JAE 1/14/2013 11:58AM

    emoticon Camille ~ IKNOW that you can do this!!!! One thing you said describes where I am in my head....."What compels me to lose weight?
Unless I have something tremendously powerful pulling me through, I’ll remain over weight and never reach my goal. "

I realize that I don't have a compelling reason to lose the weight & that is why I am floundering!!!! I need to find that thing which will compell me.....MY WHY!!!!
Thanks.....great blog!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

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TACONES 1/14/2013 10:56AM

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LILLYPILLY24 1/14/2013 10:28AM

    Great blog. Thanks for sharing what motivates you, and how to eliminate those wretched excuses. Reading this has really helped me today - I'm grateful you took the time to write!

Have a wonderful day!

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AIMS130 1/14/2013 9:59AM

  Great blog, Camille!

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CURVYGURL8 1/13/2013 11:20PM

    I couldn't have said it better myself! Thanks for the inspiring words. You rock!!

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CURVYGURL8 1/13/2013 11:19PM

    I couldn't have said it better myself! Thanks for the inspiring words. You rock!!

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PINKHOPE 1/13/2013 10:26PM

  Camille - You CAN do this! You WILL do this! GO GO GO!!!


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NGREGOR 1/13/2013 10:01PM

  Oil Painter, it sounds like you're on missions. Just don't over analyse your motivators. It sounds like one of your missions is a healthier you with diabetes as your motivator, and that mission is an important one.

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THENEWAMBER 1/13/2013 10:00PM

    You CAN, Camille, and we're here for you as much as you're here for us. emoticon emoticon

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