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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

You know, it can be frustrating at times with weight-loss, with feeling connected, with how you're feeling about yourself in general and with this journey. But I feel like I just have to keep reminding myself that it is all in what YOU (I) put into it. The more I participate and do, the more I get out of it. Wether it's not losing enough.. well are you TRULY being honest with yourself? Are you TRULY drinking enough water? Are you TRULY eating in your calorie range AND eating good for you foods? Are you TRULY exercising the way you know you should?
Do you feel disconnected? Well are you TRULY putting in your part? Are you reaching out? Are you participating? Are you calling friends and family? Writing letters? Sending goodies? Posting in teams? Participating in challenges? Being a PART of the team?
Am I feeling down about myself? Well, am I faking it until I make it? Am I dressing the part? Am I REALLY TRULY TRYING?!
I have to remind myself in all of these things and even others like.. getting frustrated about my house being a mess, Well are you truly trying? Did you really put all of your energy into doing a clean sweep through the house to knock it out? Nope. So really, no complaining. You KNOW it can be done. DO IT!!!
You want a clean house? CLEAN IT!
You want to be fit and happy? GET FIT AND HAPPY! Do what it takes. No more sitting on the sidelines. MOVE MORE AND EAT RIGHT!! Take care of yourself.
Act like you're expecting company in all things. Uh-oh company's coming, clean house and get dressed! Brush your hair and feel good about yourself. :)
Feel like SP isn't working? Dig in deep for a bit before you bail. Really get in there and participate and see how you feel. Join teams, join challenges, reply to posts and blogs. Put yourself out there and see what happens, see what it brings you.
One day at a time. One walk, one healthy meal, one blog, one phone call, one smile, one brave act is all it takes to make a day great. And then the next, and the next, and the next.
We will get there. Together! :)
Let's make today great!!!

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/10/2013 7:13PM

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REFFIE1 4/10/2013 5:23PM

    Thanks for the pep talk. Always appreciated! emoticon

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RIDMYCOCOON 4/10/2013 4:05PM

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THIN133 4/10/2013 3:39PM

    Thank you for this blog! for sharing your thoughts! You are a very wise woman.!you are so inspiring! All of what you said is so true! I felt like you were talking to me directly ! for the reality check! Have a happy day!

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CHANGINGSAM 4/10/2013 12:52PM

    Agreed. emoticon

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JITZUROE 4/10/2013 12:30PM

    Woohoooo! I needed this. So tired (still being robbed of sleep by pain!), and was so unmotivated to workout and eat well today. But darn it, I might be faking it today, but I am doing it so that I WILL make it : ))))


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TERRIMMIX 4/10/2013 11:11AM

    I totally agree! Ck out the site for helpful ideas on how to keep your house company ready 15 mins at a time. It's really helped me.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 4/10/2013 8:34AM

    Great blog! emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/10/2013 7:31AM

    This is a great blog! emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 4/10/2013 7:22AM


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MAGGIE101857 4/10/2013 7:16AM

    Oh Sarah, you are so right! It's so easy to make excuses - mine is "never enough time" to get to all of it. I'm so beat by the time I get home, all I want to do is "crash". But if I TRULY wanted to lose these 20 pounds I've packed back on, if I TRULY wanted a clean and organized home again, if I TRULY wanted to get my Arbonne business off the ground, I would make the time, even if it is just 15 - 30 minutes a day.

Today I will TRULY make the time - to take a step forward - to achieving these goals! Thanks for the reality check this morning! You are an amazing leader!! emoticon

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MICHELLEPHANT 4/10/2013 6:26AM

    Nice! yeah...being honest with yourself is the best bet....we can try to...oh, "tell" ourselves were doing our best...but, we know tha real score....

Have a great day and keep up the great work!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 4/10/2013 6:11AM

    Love this! When I'm down, I withdraw a bit, but I alway seek out the "big dreamers" and the "big doers" on Spark. I use them as a springboard to keep moving forward.

I also use the idea of "fake it until you make it" and "act as if" to get me over rough patches.

Great blog!

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