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Best version of you...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Be the best version of you. Right here, right now." - Dolvett Quince

The first time I heard this I was sweating like crazy and trying to keep up with interval drills. The second time I heard this I was sweating like crazy and doing a better job keeping up. The third time I heard this I was sweating like crazy and thinking "I got this!". This is when it hit me.

Be the best version of you. Right here, right now. Do the best you can at this moment. Each day, each workout, each meal, each moment - our best varies. But if we do the best we can at that particular moment, we are being the best version of ourselves.

I'm no longer going to think "I could have done better" or wonder why my workout was harder this time versus the last time. I'm definitely not going to think that "20 minutes isn't enough so why bother?" So many things contribute to the moment - How did I sleep? Did I feed my body well? Am I stressed? Is there something on my mind? Was it just a crazy, busy day? Am I just not feeling it?

I just have to do it and remember to give it my best at that moment and accept that my best will vary but is always worth it and always amazing. It's the best version of me. Right here, right now.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ELECTRICITY3699 3/5/2013 8:56AM

    That's right girl! So many things factor into our daily routines and we don't always acknowledge that. Sometimes our best may only be 15 minutes when other days we can go for 45. Maybe today we only walk and yesterday we ran. We have to accept what we can do and just do it. Then we need to be proud of what we've done, smile and get ready for the next moment!

Great blog Steph! Shine on girl!

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XENATHOMAS 3/1/2013 1:09PM

    Great blog Steph. Your words always resonates with me. Thank you for posting

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RUNNER4LIFE08 2/28/2013 11:03AM

    Such a great message and something to always keep in mind. emoticon blog!

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ADDISONS-NANA 2/27/2013 7:58AM

    Awesome blog as always my very first SPARK pal!

I truly believe to make lasting change we need to be exactly where we are and love ourselves the way we are right now! Be the best we can be at every step of our journey...let go of the guilt when we have a bad day or bad meal...and get right back at it!

You got this pretty lady! emoticon

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MELAPALOOZA 2/26/2013 12:08PM

    Great blog! Keep up the positive mantra!!

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VALYNN26 2/25/2013 1:32PM

    What a wonderful message. Truly inspiring. Great blog!! Loved it! emoticon

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AMY-MIMI77 2/25/2013 12:54PM

    You inspire me & help keep me motivated
Great Blog -- Thanks for sharing

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ON2VICTORY 2/25/2013 7:40AM

    great blog from a super Sparker :)... I need to be reminded..... thanks :)

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EOWYNRUSS 2/24/2013 3:41AM

    What an amazing message, that our best always varies--so many of us try to live up to some impossible standard we have in our heads, when being our best, right here, right now is the only standard we need.

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SASSYLJB 2/23/2013 10:50PM

    You are so inspiring! You amaze me each and everyday! You are remind me to continue to strive to do my best each and every day!
As I am fond of saying one day at a time one moment at a time!
You shine bright Diamond Girl!


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SPARKFRAN514 2/23/2013 10:26PM

    Thanks for the reminder we can only do the best we can at that moment. this is something we often forget.

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    Yep, you hit the nail right on the head! Bingo! You've got it all together, your attitude is outstanding! Love this blog. Thank you! emoticon

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CHSHULER89 2/23/2013 6:15PM

    Sooooo true!! Keep it going no matter what is happening... thanks!

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WORLDSERIES11 2/23/2013 1:42PM

    So true!! Thanks for the reminder!!
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NDKARIKARI 2/23/2013 1:23PM

    spot on as usual, sparkfriend! my mantra for the day, be the best version of myself, right now. thanks so much!

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READYBETTY 2/23/2013 10:57AM

    You're an inspiration! Thanks for such an encouraging blog to be our best while in the moment! Excellent!

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BECKYLIVES 2/23/2013 9:10AM

    OOOHHHH I love this!!! Thanks!

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GCHUNG 2/23/2013 8:54AM

    Great job!!! You can do this.

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 2/23/2013 8:51AM

    I love that quote! Thanks!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/23/2013 8:44AM

    Fabulous blog!

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NEPTUNE1939 2/23/2013 8:44AM

    A great "Can Do" attitude, Earl emoticon

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