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work ethic equals new job!!!!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ha-ha! did i fool you? didja think i got a new job? emoticon

well, KINDA, i did...

i have been "starting over" with my fitness journey, i can't even TELL you how many times. emoticon . i have tried SO many different ways to make it stick. the longest i have "stayed on track", was about 8 months, and i DID almost get to my goal weight/fitness level (missed it by two pounds!), that was about 4-5 years ago. emoticon emoticon

since then, i have tried, the "buddi sysytem" with friends, but it always fell apart emoticon . i think it is because i want it so bad, i give it 110%, and it is my main focus, i think it overwhelms people. then i have tried, to do it by myself, without telling anyone. that didn't work, not being accountable to anyone emoticon , i would give up. i have tried strict diets, well, OBVIOUSLY, they don't work, you gotta start eating real food sometime emoticon . the only time i did succeed, and it lasted the 8 months, was on here with sparks, while doing the biggest loser at work. well, i have done sparks a few times since, but have dropped off the face of the earth, every time, when the guilt starts... emoticon

so, i was yet again trying to figure out a way to make it stick... how could i do that? emoticon i started thinking about things that i have succeeded at in the past. karate is one emoticon , family is another emoticon , my marriage emoticon , my faith emoticon ... all of these things i LOVE, that is why i have succeeded at. there is one thing that i have excelled at, and i hate it... that is my job. emoticon . i mean i find it rewarding, but for the most part, it is taxing and draining on every level. but i excel, why is this?

it is my work ethic, i HAVE to go to work, i HAVE to be on time, i HAVE to do a great job. that is how i am. now, i don't want my fitness journey to be something i hate and have to do... NO!

but i think of one of my goals. it is to be a fitness/self defense instructor/fitness coach. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
i really want this, and i know i would love it...

so, i have decided to take this fitness journey as my career. what does jillian michaels(biggest loser coach) have to do? she has to eat right emoticon emoticon emoticon , and exercise emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon , she has to be a good example all the time (or at least 99% of the time).

so, i have decided that since i want this, i need to treat it like my job. that means i hafta work out, i hafta eat right, at least 95% of the time. i won't want to teach all that stuff until i can be a good example. yes, i know that you can be over weight and teach, but i feel better about myself, and i think i would teach better(more self confident) if i was in good shape (see? i didn't say GREAT shape, but that would be cool, too)! also, in the future, showing pictures to my students of where i used to be, and the transformation, might motivate and inspire them, too.

so far, it has worked. emoticon emoticon emoticon i have been exercising more, and walking more (to get 7,500-10,000 steps a day), eating right and trying to get better sleep. now, i don't know how long this mind set will work for, but it is getting me started in the right direction.

my goal to be a fitness/self defense instructor/fitness coach IS possible, i CAN do it, i HAVE to do it. this is what works for me! so, do i have a new CAREER? why, heck yes, i do! my current hospital job is to support my family, and i am doing that until my real love, my real passion is reality.

i gotta get back to "work" have a great day!

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AMARILYNH 8/3/2013 6:12AM

    This is just what I did when I retired - decided from here on in health and fitness is my 'full time job'! And its WORKING!

I agree with the others - the BLC is the place to be when this is your goal!! emoticon emoticon

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JENSHAINES 8/3/2013 5:47AM

    Fabulous mindset! I'd echo Sarakeepmoving about the BLC - wonderful place to keep on track. Just join the mailing list group to join the next round:

http://www.sparkpeopl
e.com/myspark/groups_individual
.asp?gid=50602

Also, sparkcoach is a great way to re-commit - I started it in April or May and it's been great and reminding me what the BEST strategies are. Sometimes not giving 100% can actually be better in the long run.

Have a fabulous Sparktastic Saturday!

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CIROHIO 7/31/2013 10:33PM

    emoticon that is an excellent way to look it, great attitude. emoticon emoticon emoticon Cathe

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SARIANEC 7/31/2013 10:07AM

    So glad for you!!!

I'm participating in the BLC challenge here on Sparks. Its great and keeps me in line, but I'm a little competitive emoticon . The next one starts the end of Sept. You should think about it. Each week there a different challenges and goals.

This past week we had to blog 10 things we'd like to improve. One team hit one right on the head.
We keep promises to everyone else. It is time to respect ourselves and keep our own promises!

Anyway. If you want a virtual buddy, let me know.

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LIZ324_NYC 7/31/2013 10:03AM

    emoticon emoticon
That is a great attitude and mind set! This is what works for you, so keep on it.


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