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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

So there is some pretty snowy roads and conditions out there. Hubby didn't feel up to the trek through the snow to the gym, and I was so mad. Here we go again, I thought...can't even go one full week without giving into excuses.

But I didn't. I told him no grumpiness and negativity into my positivity please. Then I started to calculate what I'd need to cut from my daily caloric allowance so I wouldn't beat myself up, but then, because I stayed positive and pro-active, he said, "You're right. It's only snow, let's go."

And I'm glad we did. I feel so charged and focused. But I'm thrilled that I didn't give into negativity and excuses.

On the way out of the gym, as we're both sweating, he makes a joke and says, "we aren't sweating, that's our fat crying. Thanks for the push to workout today." Sometimes we are the light, and sometimes we're lost in the fog. I've been both, and I'm greatful not to be on that journey alone.
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FIREFLY_MEDIC 3/6/2013 1:45PM

    lol.. that is awesome still giggling about the fat crying

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NORWEIGAN1 3/5/2013 9:38AM

  I love the "fat crying" quote. Priceless. Great blog. Thanks for the encouragement.

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FITMOMINNJ 3/2/2013 8:42AM

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FIRECOM 3/1/2013 11:27AM

    Fits my life to a "T". Mid course maneuvers are really important and indicate success, not any level of failure.

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CM_GARDNER78 2/28/2013 11:53PM

    THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!! Way to go on not giving in to negativity - AND getting that workout in!! Good job!!

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MADZI88 2/28/2013 9:42PM

    I like your pushing yourself to be positive! Thanks for being my example today!

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LUCKY8GAL 2/28/2013 9:18PM

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PINKMOM3 2/28/2013 8:34PM

    Keep it up great job

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JENNYGIFFORD 2/28/2013 8:31PM

    Thanks again for the comments. I'm not usually a positive person, but something has changed in me. It's a big nerve wracking, this positive, glass is still half full chic. But I like her. And I like new outlook I'm seeing.

And feel free to borrow the 'sweat is fat crying." I laughed so hard, too.

And I do believe that God is putting me on the path I need to be, and its an amazing feeling. I'm usually quiet in matters of my faith and spirituality, but I feel uplifted and I'm gonna praise that!

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AJB121299 2/28/2013 7:07PM

    Great job

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FELINEBETTER 2/28/2013 6:27PM

    I hope I can borrow that quote about the fat crying! lol Sweating will take on a whole new meaning and life for me now! hehehe

Good for you two! It is easier if we can buddy-up with someone -- but your positive will carry you regardless!

You GO Girl!

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ZOLETTE1 2/28/2013 4:47PM

    That was an attitude of gratitude! Sounds like you make a great pair...way to go!!! emoticon

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ZOLETTE1 2/28/2013 4:47PM

    That was an attitude of gratitude! Sounds like you make a great pair...way to go!!! emoticon

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GRACEBELL 2/28/2013 4:10PM

    oh and love the "sweat is fat crying" comment. that is priceless

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GRACEBELL 2/28/2013 4:08PM

    great blog.. I believe in the power of YES... no matter what ... if asked to do something..I say yes..and almost always...if it was something I originally didn't really want to do...something happens and whoever asked me to do "it"...calls and explains why we can't do it... Sometimes people just want to hear "yes"s.... If you say "no", it often starts a whole negative issue unrelated to whatever the task/event/favor was....but when you say yes...they are so happy....for that moment...and often that gives them the "steam" to go ahead and do whatever it was...and they call you later...and are so proud they did it on their own. Of course, there have been times when I ended up at some event that I could have lived without...when I end of having to go..cause I said yes...but there is almost always some neat thing that happens that makes me happy I went.. making my friend happy, or perhaps running into someone I have lost touch with... or just having a new experience..and getting out of the house and out of my comfort zone for a few hours.
It's all Good.

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JENNYGIFFORD 2/28/2013 3:20PM

    Thank you all for the wonderful feedback and support. I am blessed to have someone to work out with, but I'm so determined that I will even go it alone. Thanks again for all the great support and positivity. You're all awesome for showing me support. :)

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NEEDBU66 2/28/2013 2:49PM

    It sure is easier to work out when you have a workout buddy to keep you accountable!

"He's a real find, dear, better hang on to him"
quote from the movie "Groundhogs Day"

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KWEEKWEK 2/28/2013 2:46PM

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_BABE_ 2/28/2013 1:36PM

    It's funny how things go your way when you remain positive. emoticon

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-DAVE- 2/28/2013 1:04PM

    Great story and sounds like an awesome couple!

Hubby was great for taking you and then thanking you afterwards. Us husbands can be stubborn, but in the end we always appreciate our wives...I can assure you that.

Best, Dave

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KELL724 2/28/2013 12:05PM

    Great Blog emoticon

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 2/28/2013 10:20AM

    Great blog, Love your attitude and determination. Your husband's comment "we aren't sweating, that's our fat crying" was a keeper.

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RAKRHYME 2/28/2013 10:05AM

    Getting to the gym can be hard at times... i had read this somewhere once-

"I totally regret that workout!"
-Said by NONE

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SP_COACH_NANCY 2/28/2013 9:19AM

  I love it when we learn to replace something negative with something positive. That is soooo cool!

HAPPY SPARKING!

Coach Nancy

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JENNYGIFFORD 2/28/2013 9:08AM

    Thank you all for the uplifting and positive encouragement! I am truely blessed to count amongst my Sparkpeeps such amazing people!

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JACKIE542 2/28/2013 8:58AM

    Good for you, great attitude. emoticon

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ANNASGOALS 2/28/2013 8:55AM

    Thanks for the motivating post, I have never regretted going to the gym but getting there can be a challenge. I applaud your positive attitude!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 2/28/2013 4:46AM

    Great post

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MANILUS 2/28/2013 3:09AM

    Great, so happy he listened to you!

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SATCHMO99 2/28/2013 3:03AM

    Hurray! So glad your husband came good.

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SHARIKAYE 2/28/2013 1:33AM

    Way to go!! That is so awesome! Proud of both of you! How nice to have someone to go workout with. Keep it up!
Next time I'm sweating up a storm I'll think about my fat crying. LOL!

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KERRIELYNN719 2/27/2013 10:34PM

    You have to love feeling your fat cry...it knows it's only a matter of time until it has to go!

Congrats on keeping a positive attitude!


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JULESJET 2/27/2013 9:03PM

    Awesome! Good for the both of you!

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JENNYGIFFORD 2/27/2013 7:36PM

    I agree...and thank you for the positive support, its greatly appreciated!

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*RENEAT* 2/27/2013 4:07PM

    Awesome!! My friend always says "Its attitude not aptitude that gives us altitude!" Keep up the positive attitude....

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