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Up and Down. And Up. And DOWN. AND UP!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The title explains my life lately. Especially my food and exercise life.

I've always done this. Start out raring to go, doing everything right, SparkStreaking up a storm, taking on the world. Then crash, down I go: making bad food choices and things happening to hinder my exercise routine. Down, down, down. Down is a 4-letter word! Sometimes I stay down for a while, then I pull myself UP and get back on it and off we go again! Yes, I'll make it this time! I can do this! Until the next time I go down.

Are you sensing a pattern here? I certainly am. I need consistency. I need the ability to do what I do - the right thing to do - no matter what is going on around me. I am too affected by my environment. I need to let go of the start/stop mentality. It is actually pretty silly to think like that. I don't "start" life, then "stop" life, only to "start" it again. Life just is; I live it everyday. I need to decide how I want to live that life. No, that's not quite right. I have already decided that I want to live a long, healthy, satisfying life. Now I have to figure out how to do that. I need to make life fit into what is healthy, instead of fitting healthy into what is my life. I've tried fitting healthy into life, but it is like trying to cram 6 pairs of shoes into 1 shoebox. It isn't working. Instead, I need to clean out my "life" closet, and get rid of the (unhealthy) habits and thought patterns that no longer fit who I want to be. Then I need to re-organize the "life" closet so everything that is healthy fits inside.

They don't even know this, but my buddies (I love my buddies!) are helping me to do this. They have been sharing tips for healthy habits I can use no matter what kind of hell is breaking loose all around me, and no matter what that little devil in my head is telling me to do (eat this! skip that workout!)

I am not yet where I want to be. I'm not talking about being at goal weight, I mean that every day I am not doing the things I want to be doing to create a better life for myself. But I do know one thing. I am not giving up. I am getting UP, standing UP, charging UP, and STAYING UP!
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SUNSET09 8/20/2013 11:21PM

  We all have our days. Everything in moderation. Why do we do this to ourselves. We can be our own worst enemies! Let's love ourselves enough to make it happen, again! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANRRN12 8/18/2013 3:09PM

    Oh girl, you got it! We can't change what life throws at us, but we can dictate how we get through it. We just have to remember that each day is a new day, a fresh start. Even if it takes longer than others, we CAN and WILL do this!

Have a fabulous week, Tina!

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SILVER_WOLF1221 8/15/2013 10:21AM

    You got this! The fact that you've acknowledged how hectic your life can be and how it affect you, is a first step. Taking notice of what happens and what you need to do to do it, always an awesome thing to do. It's hard for people to do what you just did. Admitting the things you've just done. Now you need to hold yourself to it and I have a feeling you'll do just that! We are real people, in the real world with real problems. This isn't "The biggest loser" where we are all stuck on a ranch and monitored constantly while our personal trainers work us until we fall over. They don't have the everyday things to deal with along with the the temptation. Keep that motivation and use it on bad days.

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