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BLC22 - Day 38 ~ It's Work!

Friday, July 12, 2013

WoW! Day 38 of BLC22 already! emoticon I honestly can say I have not been trying my hardest all 38 of those days. Maybe 1/2 of those days. I need to be present, aware and putting my best foot forward as much as possible. I know this.

I also know that I have some physical challenges that hold me back from giving my all every single day. This is even more of a reason to do my best on the days that I feel well, so that I don't beat myself about not exercising on the days that I feel ill. I know I need to keep up my motivation and focus on my goals. I know what needs to be done. Most days it is finding the energy, motivation, drive and time to do what needs to be done.

There is a quote I found from someone on SP that says "Have A PLAN, Not A WISH List!" and that has been in my SP signature for quite awhile now. It is there as a reminder to me that if I do not plan, I usually fail. Wishing the pounds away is a dead end. We all know this. We also know that it took time to pack on those pounds, so it is going to take time to take them off. There is work involved, not wishing. Exercise, planning healthy meals & snacks, having will power, staying focused, pulling yourself out of a depression when you've failed-----WORK!


1. exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something; labor; toil.
2. something on which exertion or labor is expended; a task or undertaking: The students finished their work in class.
3. productive or operative activity.
4. employment, as in some form of industry, especially as a means of earning one's livelihood: to look for work.
5. one's place of employment: Don't phone him at work.

So from here forward, pledge to yourself, your team mates, your future you, that you WILL WORK for this new & improved you. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEQUINTA 7/13/2013 10:43AM

    emoticon well said, i think you summed up what holds me back so much, emoticon emoticon emoticon just trying to wish the weight and health problems away instead of addressing the problems and working toward solutions!

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HARRIET8AL 7/13/2013 9:08AM

    Someone on the Butterfly team told me last round "Start where you are and do what you can". That has been my mantra everyday. I have back & hip & shoulder issues that wax & wane but each morning I evaluate myself and start where I am. I Love your Quote "have a plan, not a wish list". I'm trying to make a plan each morning and revising it as necessary. As long as we keep moving, we are accomplishing something.

Good Luck- I'm a work in progress too :-)

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LYNNIERN 7/13/2013 9:00AM

    Great blog. I have really wrapped my head around the work in progress notion and it has helped me so much during this challenge. I just want to be better today than I was yesterday. Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

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MYTHMYTH 7/13/2013 8:35AM

    Soooooooo true! A good reminder for all of us!

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LCDM83 7/13/2013 7:36AM

    Well said! Love the quote.

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THRIVE2DAY 7/13/2013 3:02AM

    It definitely takes work, but we are worth it! emoticon emoticon

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GRACIEC 7/13/2013 1:13AM

    WORK is right! Why does it have to be so hard! (sigh) Hang in there!

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KMRJPR 7/13/2013 12:06AM

    I enjoyed your spoke to me as I face similar challenges. Thanks for sharing yours with us!

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JENNIW29 7/12/2013 11:27PM

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Good luck on your journey through the rest of BLC22!

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KAYMOM 7/12/2013 11:09PM

    I fall into the trap on non-motivation way too often and need to find a way to fight it! Consistency is definitely the key! I keep trying to remind myself!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 7/12/2013 10:44PM

    Amen sister.. this journey is not easy.. if you're not uncomfortable.. if you're not sweating.. if you're not pushing yourself.. you're not changing..

Love this quote:
“Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you’re doing something others are unlikely to do, because they’re hiding out in the comfortable zone.” – Seth Godin

You can do it! That's the cool thing.. ."it" isn't just for one type of person... it's for ANY person who will put the work in...


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COOLMAMA11 7/12/2013 10:13PM

    Yes indeed we are all a "work in progress, I seem to have too many days of pain, slows down the process considerably, but will not give in. Keep on Keeping on that's my Motto lol great blog! emoticon

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KATYDID412 7/12/2013 10:11PM

    It is work. You are so right! I finally am more willing than not to put the work in. And equally important for me, to take responsibility when I either don't put in the time, or when I make unhealthy choices.

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HEALTH4LYFE 7/12/2013 10:02PM

    We are all a "work in progress" and the biggest room is "room for improvement." Thanks for posting your blog. Needed to read it this evening to help stop the downward spiral. Have been doing really well until last night! Removing the all or none mentality as one day does not destroy all the work thus far.

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