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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Today’s blog is inspired by CGG111! Yesterday on my blog you commented “what happens when you get to your goal?”

I’ve decided to make my goal a journey. There will always be something more to strive for. First getting rid of this weight I put back on. Then I could improve my muscle tone. Or I could work on getting a better time on my 5K’s. I could run a 10K or 15k. Train for a half-marathon. Hike up one of the Colorado Rockies. There are probably a million other things I could, and would love to, do!
I think, now this is my opinion, that we start “playing not to lose” when we don’t have a goal to strive for. I will always have a goal to work towards, always a new challenge around the bend. Then I’m playing to win!

The next question asked “What happens when you are the super-motivated one?”

I’ve never seen myself as the “super-motivated” one, so I don’t know. I just do what I feel is right, try to do what I need to, and share what I can with those around me. Motivation, to me, comes from within. It is a drive, a hunger that you can either choose to feed or starve. There are times mine is gorged and times mine is quite starved, but it is always by my choice. If I inspire someone – TERRIFIC! If by that inspiration they feed their motivation I am ecstatic! However, I can’t create the motivation for anyone other than me. IF I could, no one I know would be less than the energized bunny!

Final question “Who do you look to?”

I’m guessing you are looking for my inspirations? Well, a lot of that would come from all of you – my Spark friends. I see you all striving and working to make your lives and bodies better. And I know I can do it too! I actually have things I admire or that inspire me from almost all of you that are on my friends list. And I’ll be honest, those I don’t’ – I just don’t know you that well yet!! I think we can learn for everyone we meet if we are willing to learn. I look at those around me, I mimic those I admire and do the opposite of those I don’t. I have some heroes that I have blogged about in the past but those are just points of reference for my life. I hope that made sense?!?

Warm Wag and Happy Snuffles everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WARRIORGIRL121 3/12/2013 2:00PM

    Loved this blog too! emoticon

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    Great responses too:)
Love that you are always looking for the next goal:) Same here, keep pushing!

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MJREIMERS 3/8/2013 2:14PM

    emoticon words! It sounds like we are on the same page when it comes to this healthy lifestyle journey! emoticon I appreciate the blog and I love that it seems that "great minds are thinking alike!) emoticon Keep it up!!

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MARTY728 3/8/2013 12:50PM

    emoticon emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 3/7/2013 9:32PM

    I agree, we should always be a work in progress! Great blog!

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JUSTME29 3/7/2013 9:08PM

    I like the idea of this all being a journey. Goals along the way, but no be all and end all goal after which we are left floudering.

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NILLAPEPSI 3/7/2013 8:55PM

    We should never ever run out of goals. Let's do this!!!

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DARLY55 3/7/2013 8:53PM

    Awesome blog. I agree with you, motivation is from within. I also agree that the goals are endless. When one is reached another is sought after. You are amazing, my friend.
I take note of what you say and am glad for advice you have given!

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LIVINGFREE19 3/7/2013 7:12PM


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LESLIELENORE 3/7/2013 6:52PM

    Right on target! emoticon

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1EMMA2011 3/7/2013 6:42PM

    Wow Great!!! How was the hockey game? You are doing awesome!! Me too, i feel the same way - I'll always have goals!!!


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GMO_JEN 3/7/2013 5:09PM

    I agree-I get so much of my motivation from others here. And, that you have to keep striving or pushing towards a goal. It always nice to have something to keep moving towards. Very cool blog :)

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SABLENESS 3/7/2013 5:01PM

    Good one! emoticon emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 3/7/2013 4:23PM

    Love your blog.

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MARGARITTM 3/7/2013 4:01PM

    Nice blog you have me thinking

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1CRAZYDOG 3/7/2013 3:28PM

    What great answers, but the one that resonates with me is the fact that this is a JOURNEY, and even when you reach your goal weight, there's always something that requires attention, keeps you on the path and like you, if I don't have that motivation in mind, I stray. No bueno! Not at all.

good work!!! HUGS!

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CASEYSAUER 3/7/2013 2:29PM


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SOULFISH80 3/7/2013 2:27PM

    Well, you inspire me, daily!!! I love your spark, your honesty and your positive approach to health and life. Thanks for keeping the spark alive!!

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ANATASHIKI 3/7/2013 2:25PM

    when I'll get to my goal I'll just set another one . and notice I said when not if :P. you're doing great , just keep going!

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AURORAMILLET 3/7/2013 2:17PM

    Love it!!

Thanks for sharing!!


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BEAUTY_WITHIN 3/7/2013 2:12PM

    Very cool :)

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VIXSTERLU 3/7/2013 2:10PM

    Well said Kitty :)

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/7/2013 1:59PM

    Those are great questions. Thanks for getting me thinking of my answers.

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CHALLENGEME4 3/7/2013 1:58PM

    I agree motivation comes from within you or I can share with you our triumphs but at the end of the day YOu have to be the one doing that something to make it happen in your life. We can inspire but the work is up to the individual
Good post

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