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In Need of Motivation

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Today is Valentine's Day. Ah, the smell of roses. The wafting scent of chocolate candies. Maybe a new ring. The beautifully inscribed card........WAIT.........

WHO AM I KIDDING?

I didn't get any stinking roses, or chocolates, no ring, or even a card. SIGH!

I looked into a local gym membership but they don't offer any type of discounts for no income persons or persons with disabilities. So, I've been bummed today. My motivation to go, got up and went!

I really wanted to be able to go swim.
Maybe I'll get a kiddie pool, fill it up, and lay in it with my feet touching one side and my head touching the other, and swim to nowhere! (yes, I'm laughing. It's hard to hear my sarcasm!)

But, in all seriousness, I want to succeed. And, I realize businesses have to make money so they can succeed. This gym is booming with business so I don't understand why they won't offer assistance. Can you tell I'm more than a little grumpy today?

Lack of decent sleep is beginning to take it's toll on me. My Mother is showing signs of the same illness that she almost died from two years ago. So, I'm in a constant state of worry. My path today has been filled with thorns and briers, sticking me and ceasing me from moving to keep from feeling the pain. And I'm trying hard to remember but it's difficult.

The best advice I saw today was this:


I have to remind myself: because my feet are considerably smaller than my behind! And I sure don't want someone pointing at my butt print and saying, "look at that big butt print, she must be huge!"

Today, is simply a down day. emoticon
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  • v SIMONEKP
    Just keep in mind that you don't need a gym to lose weight. You can work out at home, SP has a lot of videos and you can check out others from the library. The YMCA generally has a sliding scale for membership fees. A friend of mine who was out of work a few year ago had a family membership for just $9 per month. I remember the cost because I used the same Y and paid $91 per month. Also, most public schools have a pool that you may be able to use.

    Additionally, if there are colleges nearby they often charge low fees for community members to use their gym and they usually have a pool. Good luck
    1229 days ago
  • v CINDYSDAY
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  • v JMC155
    emoticon I hope today is a better day. My Valentines gift was....drum roll......Taco Bell cinnamon twist. Yes, you are reading that right. With the comment well you don't eat chocolate anymore so I know you like these. Can't tell you the last time I have eaten cinnamon twist. I guess he didn't understand the different hints I left for him or the comment You can skip the flowers this year and get me the Weight Watcher Kickboxing set from Walmart it is only $24, a lot cheaper than flowers.

    I hope you find a gym that will work with you.
    1231 days ago
  • v DIANA3BANANA
    I hope you can find a place to swim. emoticon Do you have a YMCA near by, maybe they accommodate no and low income members?
    I know all too well the feeling of losing my motivational mojo. I wish I had some good advice, but it's just darn hard to find it some days! But that doesn't mean you can't find it tomorrow emoticon

    And I hope your mom is healthy and doing better very soon! Hang in there!

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    1231 days ago
  • v BEEJAY49
    I hope you're feeling better today. If you have a local Y there, try them. Most of them do have assistance for little or no income and I'm sure they will work with you to get the best deal for you. Hang in there. Just know that my feet prints will be in that sand next to your butt prints helping you up! Love you! HUGS!
    1231 days ago
  • v BOPPY_
    Sarcasm is good for weight loss. Join Sarcastics Unlimted.

    Also see Coach Nicole's chair and floor exercise you can do at home. She's got some great stuff. Is there not a YMCA where you live?

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    1232 days ago
  • v MARIANNE9855
    Did you try a Y? They might have a sliding scale or is there a school nearby? They sometimes let the community use their pool if they have one. While my husband is no peach I am fortunate he recently bought an exercise bike at his drs recommendation but I am the one using it.

    I believe things willget better. You are a talented amazing woman and I believe in you emoticon emoticon
    1232 days ago
  • v CANDYPA
    I understand

    I understand about the Valentine's Day thing. I didn't get anything either. I gave but did not receive. What else is new?

    I understand about the gym financial thing. I cannot afford it either, but want to swim and other things. I want to succeed too. I walk when I can even if it is only 5 minutes. It might seem pityful to most people or why bother. Anything to keep moving.

    I don't understand your situation, but I do understand lack of sleep, pain, and dealing with health issues that contribute to stress. Sometimes it might help to get a change of location like going to a park. Taking a walk outside to see a bird or a squirrel or a flower (not in snow/ice though). Take a few cleansing breathes and just breath. emoticon
    1232 days ago
  • v FELINEBETTER
    Awwwwwwwww, Girl! This day too shall pass! I'm sending along a warm feline hug to help you feel better. emoticon emoticon

    Despite how you feel, you are not alone!
    1232 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/14/2013 10:32:14 PM
  • v CANDYPA
    I understand

    I understand about the Valentine's Day thing. I didn't get anything either. I gave but did not receive. What else is new?

    I understand about the gym financial thing. I cannot afford it either, but want to swim and other things. I want to succeed too. I walk when I can even if it is only 5 minutes. It might seem pityful to most people or why bother. Anything to keep moving.

    I don't understand your situation, but I do understand lack of sleep, pain, and dealing with health issues that contribute to stress. Sometimes it might help to get a change of location like going to a park. Taking a walk outside to see a bird or a squirrel or a flower (not in snow/ice though). Take a few cleansing breathes and just breath. emoticon
    1232 days ago
  • v MAGA99
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    1232 days ago
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