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Friday, August 02, 2013

Well I got my fitbit last week and I have so enjoyed challenging myself. I may not be reaching the ultimate goal of 6000 steps per day, but I am working at beating my daily progress with each day. It's quite the challenge.

Found this quote and though it is cool!

For a long time I would not say that what I do is excellent, but within the past few weeks I am slowly starting to see my habits progressing into excellence, but I am not aiming for perfection; simply progress.

One really encouraging thing that happened to me this week is that enough people believed in me and saw things in myself that I didn't see. They nominated me as SP Motivator and now I am one. It is such an honor and I feel excited and humbled. I also feel stronger and inspired that people thought so well of me. I hope that doesn't sound arrogant. I was really surprised, because I have thought so little of myself and my accomplishments. I kept beating myself up for gaining so much weight. It turns out that that is perfectly ok and that losing weight doesn't make me a good person and gaining weight doesn't make me bad. This is a Huge Revelation for me! emoticon

I want to say emoticon to all who nominated me. God bless each of you! emoticon

This picture says it all. Earlier this week I met my close friend for a emoticon and emoticon . We got to talking about fitness and exercise and I told her about my fitbit. We were through with our donut and coffee and I really was thinking of getting another donut. My friend suggested we walk and so I said NO to that darned donut and said YES to emoticon . We walking the parameter of the DD and neighboring gas station parking lot twice which gave me over a 1000 some steps. My friend was inspired as she too has not been as active as we both would like to be. We are now planning to meet @ least once a week to walk or to emoticon . Can't wait!

One last thing...I found out today that my insurance is going to cover a membership at the Local YMCA. I am going to check which one best suits my needs and incorporate some swimming or arthritis water aerobics. I know with my Fibro I have to start small. But getting started at all is progress for me!

That's my latest update. I'm happy with how things are going. I'm going to continue working on the negative self talk and remind myself that I am a winner. BTW I think Y'all are winners too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLESSEDBEING 8/6/2013 11:16PM

    So very happy for you Cynthia! How we feel about ourselves is such a big piece of the getting fit puzzle. Glad to know you are looking at yourself with greater compassion and pride. Yay you! emoticon emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 8/6/2013 12:20AM

    Way to go girl. You ARE motivating!!

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WATREKKIE 8/5/2013 10:46PM ROCK!! emoticon

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MELIS_24 8/3/2013 9:56AM

    Fantastic job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 8/3/2013 9:00AM

    Congratulations on becoming a SP Motivator! I know how active you are on SP and you deserve it.

I couldn't afford a Fitbit, but I did break down and get a cheap pedometer. I also try to beat the day before's numbers. I just keep waiting for it to show up on the scale.

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GRNDMOM43 8/2/2013 8:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I am so proud for you!

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MICHELE142 8/2/2013 3:02PM

    Truly inspiring read and great impression from you. Positive is as Positive does.
Your on your way, stick with it and enjoy your fortunes. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/2/2013 1:42PM

    Glad you are enjoying it. I got mine about 6 months ago and the fun keeps on going. No kidding. Enjoy!

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LETHA_ 8/2/2013 1:42PM

    Yes, habits make up the fabric of our lives. Great job choosing to take your friend for a walk.

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BADBRY72 8/2/2013 1:25PM


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