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Time to start making things happen....

Tuesday, July 23, 2013



This is how I have been feeling lately. Life has been busy and instead of stressing out over it, I am creating my own sunshine. Because if I didn't, that would be a very bad downward spiral.

My run outside in the sunshine with my friend turned into a great discussion. I told her how frustrated I have been with my commitment to myself. I do great with exercising... I have never had a problem with that. But my nutrition is lacking and I don't have the motivation to keep up with it. I guess I haven't wanted it bad enough... wanted to make the scale move down. Wanted to fit into that smaller size. I thought in my head I wanted it, but my actions tell me something else. Because if I truly wanted it... I would not have had that ice cream drumstick last night.

So I am going to try to move my focus more on the steps. Steps of logging in my food, getting in all my water, and continuing to work out. My hope... that I will start to WANT it!

STEP #1 - WATER


STEP #2 - NUTRITION


STEP #3 - EXERCISE



In turn I hope focusing on these simple steps will be all that I need to get back that motivation.




IT IS TIME TO START....

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  • SASSYLJB
    I dont think you know I know you are not alone in this thinking it has been a real hard summer. It seems that many of us have struggled with our old habits demons! Myself included! This is a lifestyle change for us, and with life we always have life happen. The best part is that we now realize it and we strive to make things better and we change the old habits much quicker than we did in our past! Look at all you have done, you are amazing! You will win this, you can do it after all you are a Diamond and we are great under pressure!
    1151 days ago
  • ANNMACP0212
    I believe in you, and know that you can do this. It's a struggle for so many of us. I sometimes think the struggle helps us figure out just how much we want it. The steps you've outlined for yourself will surely help make you successful. Focus on one thing each week, and before you know it, you'll be kicking some serious butt!! emoticon
    1159 days ago
  • RITEEBEE
    Great blog!! I love that creating your own sunshine!! I need to do that somedays too!

    You can do it! I have some of those pictures on my motivational poster in my room, they are all really good. Especially the one about if you're tired of starting over, stop giving up! I need to remind myself of that on a regular basis!!

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    1162 days ago
  • SHRINKINGSHERI
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  • WORTHEYMOM
    took the words right out of my mouth! time to kick it into gear! we can do this!
    1162 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    Great job!! I think you've read my mind. That's is how I have been feeling lately. I need to recommit myself & get back on the wagon. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1162 days ago
  • FORBANDE
    Oh Elaine!!! I read some posts on some fitness pages about the not wanting it bad enough. And it hit home for me too. I guess I haven't been wanting it bad enough either. Not really. I thought that I did as I think about it almost to the point of compulsion but I'm not DOING anything.

    Here's to finding our stride and "want to"!

    You sooo GOT this!
    1162 days ago
  • EBRAINK
    Thanks for sharing this, and for reminding me that recommitting to the goal is part of the process, too. And I love that phrase - "If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up." So true!

    Hang in there - you can do it.
    1162 days ago
  • ORCHIDLADY56
    Wonderful blog! It helps to talk it out sometimes, doesn't it?
    1162 days ago
  • JULIA_RUN2SMILE
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    Love this!!! Your message is so positive !!! ...

    I think my new mantra will be : "HOW BAD do you WANT IT!!!"
    ;0)


    1162 days ago
  • TONYAB2000
    emoticon emoticon I have to remind myself often what I am in this for. My issues lie on the other side though. I can control my nutrition but I have to motivate myself to workout. Afterward, I feel fantastic and I'm so glad I did it but before hand it is a mental wrestling match to get me off my rear and in gear.
    1163 days ago
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