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ONWARD AND UPWARD ~ Lessons and Goals


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Inspired and intrigued by the challenges SparkPeople has proposed to me through the coaching program I am moving onward. I have learned I do not have to do it all at once and even with the diseases and condition of my body I can "DO" and should. I feel better and more alive. There really are no limits to a body in motion; we can move on even though it may be one small step at a time.

I have learned to listen to my body and I am learning to pay attention to it so I may continue in my exercise the next day and keep moving. A body in motion is so much better than the alternative and SparkPeople is helping me acquire a 'CAN DO' mentality.

What motivated me to improve this body of mine is the loss of being able to do all those things I so enjoy. The last straw was the inability to weed my flower beds and plant beautiful flowers and shrubs. I am striving to build my body's health in such a way that I can get back to that. Who knows, maybe I will even get back to camping. All things are possible with a "CAN DO" attitude.

A moving and healthier me is my goal and I am already seeing a difference.

Here's Sprakin'!
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CRITCHFIELD1 5/22/2013 6:52PM

    Thanks BECCAZEN7!

Oh, IKACEY, I don't weed a whole garden, just a little section, but my goal is to be able to weed my flower bed in a day with doing a little at a time. Not there yet, but I am so encouraged by what you have accomplished! WOW! Now I can see me weeding and planting!!

You too BECCAZEN7! A 5K! You GO girl!!!

I CAN do this, YES I CAN!

Thanks for all the encouragement!

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BECCAZEN7 5/22/2013 6:35AM

    Good for you! I have developed a more positive attitude also thanks to Spark. I wouldn't say it comes naturally, you have to nurture it constantly. As you do open up to more positive measures you will naturally be more open to more experiences and actually more likely to participate in outings, or events that you never even thought possible. Look at me - I did a 5K! I freaking did it! If you would have asked me just 6 months ago if that would be a goal or even a possibility - well, I probably would have laughed and said NO WAY! But I am doing it. I really believe that we ARE what we BELIEVE we are. We can DO what we BELIEVE we can do. The mind is a very powerful tool so let's use it! Now get out there and spread that spark!
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IKACEY 5/22/2013 3:21AM

    What awesome and positive lessons you are learning. I know from being on SP and running the Diabetic plan they gave me that I can do my nutrition and it works. I have learned from their Just Move it approach that even a little helps a great deal and from the Chair Exercise Teams videos and challenge to motivate me that I can move and each movement leads to the ability to do more. I still couldn't stand to weed a garden but I have gone from 10 steps of walking and 10 minutes of slow gentle range of motion exercises to over 1400 steps daily plus almost an houre of workouts, in small chunks of a bout 20 minutes each, so I know it CAN be done! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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CRITCHFIELD1 5/21/2013 7:27PM

    BARBANNA, Jessermovick and Reaching4stars thank you for the encouraging comments. They strengthen me in my efforts.

Here's moving onward to success!!!

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BARBANNA 5/21/2013 12:48PM

    That's the attitude. We have to start somewhere. It's amazing how many others have achieved their goals and you can do it too! You must have faith!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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