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Day 576 - M

Monday, July 22, 2013

"You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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The power of choice! It's up to us. We can choose every day to have a positive attitude, approaching life with a 'can do' determination. Picking out healthy foods, deliberately selecting cardio & ST workouts that we know we can stick to over the long haul. Our lives will be so much fuller if we take this path and we can be of great service to others if we're active & healthy.

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Had a real good day - got caught up from the weekend stay with the grandsons. All is put back in it's place, the missing parts are now found and ready for the next time. Little legos and toy parts were under the strangest places. It was kind of a rainy day in the morning, but cleared up later. The ticks, chiggers & fleas are so bad outside that I'm still doing the cardio walking inside for the most part. Never thought I'd say it, but I'm looking forward to the first good frost so we (Jetta & I) can get back out into the woods we love so well. We've been here 12 years and have never seen a season like this one for those blood sucking parasites. Everyone else says the same thing.

I heard that the ticks are so bad out West that some of the deer herds are becoming anemic. Something I've never heard of before.

Mileage: 9.50 miles
ST: core; lower body

Thanks for stopping by today if you had time. Hope your Monday was great!! emoticon
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MSLZZY 7/23/2013 10:42AM

    Of all things, I am finding ticks in the garden along
with the jiggers, gnats and mosquitoes. No place to
hide from any of them. Have a great day!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 7/23/2013 9:18AM

    Absolutely love the quote!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/23/2013 8:16AM

  Good job! LOVE that quote. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy centers around practicing ignoring those negative thoughts. WE have so many thoughts that go thru our mind in a mere minute, but we have the choice to mull a thought over or dismiss it. Powerful indeed!

HUGS and here's to a great Tuesday.

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DOVESEYES 7/23/2013 7:19AM

    I like that thought 'the only thing you should control' what a powerful statement. How different would our world be if we all did this?

Thanks so much

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TATTER3 7/22/2013 11:30PM

    Wow...didn't know deer could go through that! Keep Sparkin'!!

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WALLAHALLA 7/22/2013 10:30PM

    Too many errands for me to get much done today. Hard to work out if I'm busy running around town.

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