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Really? Me, a motivator?

Monday, July 01, 2013

What a surprise! Immediately after I posted my uncharacteristically negative blog yesterday, I get this email:

The SparkPeople Community thinks you are a motivation to others!

SparkPeople Members can vote for SparkPages that are motivational, based on Community involvement, personal accomplishments and more. You have received enough votes to become a "SparkPeople Motivator." Congratulations! For recognition, your SparkPage now has a special "SparkPeople Motivator" icon, and your SparkPage will be featured more prominently on the main SparkPages section of the site.

Thank you for inspiring other members through your own hard work and dedication!

Sincerely,

The SparkPeople Team

Wow! That was humbling. And humiliating. Still, as humans, we all have good days and bad. In fact, without the bad days, we can not appreciate the good!

I am back to myself today though. Life is good. God is faithful. I am alive and in control of ME!

Yep, there I go again. Nobody can do it for me- or you! It's simply a



Every day is a choice





I have ADHD and get bored easily, so I need to shake up my menus and my exercise on a regular basis. This is a great thing! I am so blessed, because this has forced me to cross train working different muscles and boosting my calorie burn because my body doesn't know what to expect next.



Although I appreciate being called a motivator, I believe that motivation comes from within. Others can support you, encourage you and help you to find your motivation, but it is within your soul and being at all times.



Too often, people come up with all kinds of excuses about why they can't lose weight or stick to a program. "I work too many hours", "my husband doesn't like diet foods", "I have kids", "I can't afford healthy foods". These are excuses, not reasons.



I work 45-60 hours weekly and am on 4 boards and the chairman of a dysfunctional fire board. I have a husband with a horrendous diet.

I started my Poundage Plan with knees so bad that I was contemplating surgery. I could hardly walk, and stairs were a real challenge! I was walking up and down steps one at a time, like a baby, because I could not walk normally. I still started riding a stationary bike. Then I gradually added more intensive fitness. I no longer need surgery, though my knee gives me 'twinges' occasionally.

I have lost weight hundreds of times, but this time I realize that it is not short term. I am in this forever. They only way to keep from re-starting is to stop stopping!



This is my life now! I enjoy it. I crave the exercise like I used to crave cookies!

Face it. You will never lose the weight and keep it off if you keep on doing what you have always done!



Looking at distant goals that are far off sometimes makes it hard to stay focused. Just get through today. TODAY is the only time that you control. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is out of today's control. Make the decision-



And just in case you are having a hard time finding it, here you go-


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