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This Is Your Life


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Monday, July 22, 2013



This month has sure been flying by! I started doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred at the beginning of the month, and today is my first day on Level Three. Whew, what a tough workout! I struggle with it and I have to modify the high impact moves. But even with the modifications, I am still working hard and giving it all I've got. I don't try to compete with Jillian Michaels or the other two women on the workout DVD. I only compete with myself, and I try to improve a little every day.



I hope this doesn't sound arrogant, but I am totally impressed with myself! I'm 52 years old, overweight (even though I've lost 71 lbs so far) and I have bad knees, but I am doing the Shred! Yes ME, the one who used to hate to sweat, the one who always used to look for the easiest workout possible! The one who used to be lazy, unmotivated and lifeless. I'm not that person anymore, though. I finally woke up and realized that THIS is my life, and its the only one I'm ever going to get on this earth. There won't be a "do over". This isn't a practice round. It was always my favorite day dream, to be able to start over and live a healthy, fit and happy life. But once I finally recognized that I was just daydreaming my life away instead of actually LIVING it...thats when everything started to change.



The past is gone, and there is nothing I can do to change it. The future is still ahead of me, and only God knows what it holds for me...but I can work hard to make the most of it. I choose to be healthy! I choose to do my best to break free from being overweight. I choose to make myself strong and fit. I choose to treat myself with love and respect. This is my life, and although I am guilty of squandering my youth, I forgive myself for that...and I choose to truly make the rest of my life the BEST of my life!



No matter how overweight you are...you can make the choice to break free. This is your life, the only one you'll have. Don't resign yourself to living a life that is less than what you deserve. You can't undo the past, but you can create a better future, one day and one choice at a time.





www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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(This song really motivates me)





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GRAMPIAN 9/2/2013 6:02AM

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ILUVTHE80S 7/26/2013 11:54PM

    You seem to always know what to say to uplift me! Good for you...toot your own horn and be proud of your accomplishments!

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IMEMINE1 7/26/2013 4:58PM

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SIMLANNA 7/25/2013 6:00PM

    great post. Also, I bet Jillian would love this post too!

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COCOONGIRL 7/25/2013 11:03AM

    I feel like this is going to be what I am writing in a few months...I have started doing better at taking care of myself and I am VERY excited for what my future holds!!

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BEACHGAL60 7/24/2013 11:39PM

    Wow!! You have done an awesome effort at losing weight and taking control! Your words of encouragement really spoke to me-I need to be reminded of those now and then. I have been the caretaker to my family for so long-and love it-but, there comes that time that screams out,"hey what about me?"
Thank you for your insightful blog. And....level 3 on The Shred??!! Fantabulous! The only time I tried my knees screamed at me for a good 2 weeks!! Maybe I will try again, at my own pace!
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JIVANA108 7/24/2013 11:25PM

    Fabulous progress!! Great blog & song.
Keep going:) Wonderful ah-ha moments

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TAMNIOWA 7/24/2013 4:12PM

    emoticon for the inspiring thoughts. emoticon on the Shred.

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FLCUPCAKE 7/24/2013 3:26PM

  Congrats on sticking to doing the 30 day shred! You are almost done! I started Insanity last Sat and find myself doing it the same way you are doing the shred -trying my hardest and competing w/ myself.

Now that you are nearing the end of your 30 days are you planning what you will do next?

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RENATA144 7/24/2013 11:06AM

  Thank you for your most inspiring blog !
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GYPSYGRLISU 7/24/2013 11:04AM

    I love this! It's so true. You really do have to be a little selfish in order to make yourself a priority--and to lose weight. Because no one else will. Confidence is sexy and sometimes it's necessary to believe in yourself even if no one else does. Super!

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TRENTDREAMER 7/24/2013 9:59AM

    "I hope this doesn't sound arrogant, but I am totally impressed with myself! I'm 52 years old, overweight (even though I've lost 71 lbs so far) and I have bad knees, but I am doing the Shred! Yes ME, "
* It doesn't. You should be very proud and impressed with yourself.

Congrats on the shred.

"But once I finally recognized that I was just daydreaming my life away instead of actually LIVING it...thats when everything started to change."
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"This is my life, and although I am guilty of squandering my youth, I forgive myself for that...and I choose to truly make the rest of my life the BEST of my life! "
* Forgiveness be tough, but kudos to you for being able to do so and doing so. May the best be truly yet to come!

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UWPALUM 7/24/2013 9:25AM

    Great insight!

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ANNASGOALS 7/24/2013 9:12AM

    Thank you for the reminder that it is OUR life to live and to live the BEST life we can!

You totally rock Pixie!!!

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NEWTINK 7/24/2013 7:40AM

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SANDYCRANE 7/24/2013 7:00AM

    Great job making it to level 3, that is awesome. I am still a level one, thinking about going to level 2. Thanks for all the inspiration that you have given me with all your blogs.

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PASKALINI 7/24/2013 6:53AM

    You should be totally impressed with yourself! The shred is HARD! Congratulations! I loved this blog so much it made my heart swell up with happiness! This is our life and WE CHOOSE how we want to live it. I'm happy for you to live the rest of your life the way you've dreamt of living it!

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DIDMIS 7/24/2013 3:24AM

    emoticon on being the featured Spark Blog.

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JIBBIE49 7/24/2013 3:12AM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

I'm 63 and have had SO many friends and people I knew growing up pass away already. I think about them everyday and I'm SO HAPPY for each day I live. I'll never ever have a day of depression for the rest of my life, since I know that each and every one of them would give anything to live "my" day. So many of them were much stronger people than I've been, so makes me wonder why they are gone already. With FACEBOOK, I've been able to learn about their passing, since everyone keeps in touch much more now.

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TOKIEMOON 7/24/2013 1:19AM

    Your can-do attitude makes a shining example for the rest of us 50-somethings out there. Thanks for your frequent motivational blogs. emoticon

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HEALTHYIN2014 7/23/2013 10:32PM

    Excellent way of wording the truth. You can't change the past, but you can change your future. Wonderful blog! emoticon

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CICELY360 7/23/2013 9:13PM

  Wow. You really kept at it.

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LADYJAY714 7/23/2013 8:14PM

    WOW! emoticon Keep up with the hard work. I'm excited to hear about day 31... the overall experience and result. I'm rooting for you! emoticon

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GINA180847 7/23/2013 8:02PM

    I agree that you need only compete with your workout. I pay no attention to what anyone else looks like or how they do because it would take my attention from how I am doing.

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/23/2013 7:39PM

  Yes, it's more than just lbs. You are getting freer. That is rewarding by all means. emoticon

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LABGIRL8 7/23/2013 7:08PM

    Pixie, do you have a pre-Shred pic? I'd like to see how much was shredded off.

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MYTIME 7/23/2013 6:38PM

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On making it to the third round
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PATTIE441 7/23/2013 5:40PM

    Wow! Pixie! I am impressed with you too, and we all are! Yes, treating ourselves right is the best way! The only way! Woo Hoo! I have to copy this song for a dancing thread! Thank you girl! You rock! rock! rock! Wow! Level 3!! A ma zing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSEATTLE 7/23/2013 5:27PM

  I am impressed with your success!! Level 3 is not easy, keep it going!!

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JOANNHUNT 7/23/2013 5:13PM

    AWESOME LADY AWESOME. YOU MADE IT TO LEVEL 3. SO PROUD OF YOUR JOURNEY. KEEP GOING. YOUR JOURNEY IS AN AWESOME ONE. YOU ROCK IT AT EVERYTHING YOU ACCOMPLISH.

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MOMMY445 7/23/2013 4:01PM

    congratulations on making it to level 3! woo hoo!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 7/23/2013 2:15PM

    Awesome attitude, awesome blog - all as usual! :) Thank you for sharing!

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PATRICIAANN46 7/23/2013 1:57PM

  emoticon emoticon on all that you have done and are doing Pixie.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/23/2013 1:47PM

    emoticon This is not a script where the director yells, cut take 2. You are doing great. emoticon

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JANESLOSS 7/23/2013 12:17PM

    WooHoo Pixie,

Great blog from a wonderful person. I love to sweat too, except if it's from a hot flash. lol

Have a great day!

Love you,
Jane

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MRSRIGS1 7/23/2013 12:12PM

    As always, EXCELLENT blog!!! Thank you for reminding me what I should be saying to myself! emoticon

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