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Be Stubborn!

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Have you ever felt like that on your journey? When it comes to working out or taking the healthy eating option, how many times have you said, "I don't want to"? I know I have. I know I have often! We have the easy options that we are all to familiar with. The easy option to sit on the couch and not put in the work. The easy option to grab that bag of chips and not slice and dice veggies for 30 minutes. We've taken that easier route for years! Taking that "easier" route is being stubborn! The "I don't want to" attitude is being stubborn!

The beautiful thing is, we do have an option. Why not say, "Not now! Not today!"? Be stubborn in the other direction. That was the old you who was grabbing at the door frame, kicking and screaming when a workout was pulling you! That was the old you who was fighting tooth and nail with you to eat that "junk" instead of taking the healthy option! That was the old you!

You are the NEW YOU!

Be stubborn in the other direction! You hold on to that door frame when your old habits are pulling you away from a workout! You fight tooth and nail to eat that healthy stuff as the "junk" tries to pull you away! We have that choice to be stubborn in a positive way. We can be stubborn against our bad habits! BE STUBBORN!

You know what you have to do to get where you want to go. Be as stubborn in your pursuit of your goal as you were in the path that led you to this point! You are here for a reason, so be stubborn in achieving your goals!

Embrace Your Stubbornness

Embrace Your Possibilities

Good Day Sparkville

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARKLINGHOPE 7/4/2013 10:39AM

    So true!! emoticon

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 7/4/2013 10:27AM

    I LOVE IT! What a great way to turn a negative into a positive and really commit. Thanks for the great blog today. I wihs you a happy, healthy, and Sparkling 4th.

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GARDENCHRIS 7/4/2013 10:13AM

    go for it!

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DJSHIP46 7/4/2013 9:44AM

    Great advice... focus and have a Great day!!!

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MIMIDOT 7/4/2013 9:07AM

    Awesome blog! On to being stubborn! The good stubborn, of course. Good luck!

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TRYINGHARD54 7/4/2013 6:53AM

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BESSHAILE 7/4/2013 6:46AM

    Love the image of turning that stubborn around - I think that's what I am doing - "NO! You can't make me skip the gym! You can't make me eat that extra ice cream! No! No! No!"

love it
thanks for a different view!

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JIBBIE49 7/4/2013 6:15AM

    Glad to see you're the Star in the Spark's Mail today. emoticon

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NASFKAB 7/4/2013 4:16AM

  have to be stubborn in the right way thanks for pointing it out

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 7/3/2013 11:49PM

    We CAN be stubborn against our bad habits. We have to draw on our NSVs and remember how good it feels to be thinner and stronger and healthier and sexier. That needs to be a bigger incentive than the food. So lets dig in our heels, cross our arms over our chest and throw a big 'ol fit. "I'm NOT giving in. I'm gonna do what I want to do. For me."

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ALDECKER08 7/3/2013 11:36PM

    That was really insightful! I like that concept - be stubborn in the other direction. Thank you for the different light you shed on things! emoticon

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1FARMER 7/3/2013 10:34PM

    Brad this is a great blog. You put a positive spin on a negative habit many of us get swept up in.
You definitely give us many thought provoking blogs. Thank you! emoticon
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TEMPEST272002 7/3/2013 10:12PM

    Great blog. I love the image of stubbornly holding the door frame against sugar cravings.

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SANDICANE 7/3/2013 9:42PM

    I want to be stubborn!

I WANT to be stubborn!



Thanks for the great truly is just the "kick" I needed today.

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REGILIEH 7/3/2013 9:35PM

    TERRIFIC!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Have a great Fourth of July!!!


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CAROL_31649731 7/3/2013 8:51PM

    Wonderful analogies! Really liked the way you turned it around to good-- holding on tight when old habits start pulling us back into old ways. And you're right--we all know where we want to go in our journeys. So, me personally-- I'll choose to be stubborn & "hold on," because I still have a long way to go on my journey. emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 7/3/2013 8:32PM

    Great blog, Brad!! I used to have a stubborn streak but found I could moderate it a lot so did. Now it a little closer to the I guess that will work attitude. You are right, it's good & bad!!
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LEANJEAN6 7/3/2013 5:50PM

    Great info Brad!---- so you live sorta close to our daughter in Medina , Ohio----We are along the North Channel of Lake Huron, in Elliot Lake--17 miles off Highway #17--on Dunlop Lake--I wanna be under 200 pounds----but am hanging out at about 206 presently----that's why I was so interested in yer weight loss--Great blog!--Lynda emoticon emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 7/3/2013 5:03PM

    Great blog!!! Thank you for sharing!

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JUNEAU2010 7/3/2013 4:23PM

    Thanks for "Sparking" me today (meant in the SP way)!

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CARTOONB 7/3/2013 2:46PM

    Hmmm...this gives me an idea for a challenge for myself. Thx!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/3/2013 2:06PM

    So you're saying I can use my stubbornness for good INSTEAD of evil?!? You are so right, we have to fight every day to "do the right thing" and sometimes you have to fight hard to win that battle.... for the purpose of our new life!

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BARBIEE52 7/3/2013 2:04PM

Thanks for sharing such a great blog. I guess we are all stubborn to a point. Thanks for pointing out that there is "Good" stubborn if we only apply it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/3/2013 1:07PM

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_JODI404 7/3/2013 12:50PM

    Great suggestion! I will embrace my stubbornness for GOOD!


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GREGGWEISBROD 7/3/2013 12:41PM

    @ Whoviangirl, LOL, you're awesome! :-D

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/3/2013 12:17PM

    Love it!!!!!!! emoticon

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WHOVIANGIRL23 7/3/2013 11:57AM

    So basically the "good" stubbornness I've been having to embrace this week to shut the stupid ice cream up.

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GREGGWEISBROD 7/3/2013 11:55AM

    Brilliantly put, good sir. :-D

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JAIMESIZED 7/3/2013 11:48AM

    I loved this blog! I will definitely keep in mind to be more stubborn (in the good way!)

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KCLARK89 7/3/2013 11:37AM

    Awesome! Definitely a good reminder to embrace our stubbornness and make it work FOR us instead of against us!

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    Love it!! I'm stubbornly fighting to be the Healthier Me!!

Have a fabulous day!!

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MARILYNROBERT 7/3/2013 11:30AM

    Ok, I'm going to embrace my "GOOD" stubbornness. emoticon

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