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Thursday, September 05, 2013




I'm celebrating today, because I've been back on track for 14 days! Two whole weeks....and I feel like I'm on a roll! I'm really determined to keep going, and to make September truly the healthiest month of the year so far!



I messed up a lot in August. I got off track for almost three weeks, and took some steps backwards. But there was one bright shining moment of success in August....the moment when I finally got the strength to say "I need to get back to work. I need to start being my own hero again!"

"Be your own hero" has been my mantra ever since I originally started on my journey to steal my life back, on March 1 of last year. It keeps me motivated! There is so much power in that statement. To me, it means I will no longer just sit on my butt, wishing that someday I'll be fit and healthy. "Be your own hero" means to fight for what you want, and to also enjoy every step of the journey.



My other favorite mantra is "You are worth your best effort." I tell myself this every day, and I try to tell it to my Sparkfriends often, too. "Best effort" doesn't mean being perfect. It also doesn't mean putting forth a half hearted effort and then saying "Oh well, I guess I did my best." I know some days will be better than others, but if I can HONESTLY say that I've tried my best, then I know I can be proud of myself.



Why not find a mantra that motivates you, too? You can use one of mine, or think of one that is personal to you. Once you find one that really inspires you, repeat it to yourself every day. Just make sure its a POSITIVE mantra, because its really hard to live a positive, successful and healthy life if your self talk is negative.



"Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself."
-W. Clement Stone



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CATNCAG 9/30/2014 11:13AM

    I have been having some issues lately & my mantras r , "U got this!" and "I am getting stronger & healthier everyday!" emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 11/11/2013 5:07AM

  INSPIRATIONAL BLOG THANKS KEEP IT UP

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GRAMPIAN 10/23/2013 4:02PM

  Thank you for this. emoticon

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LOWCARBRENEE 10/6/2013 12:39AM

    Great!

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WHITEANGEL4 9/18/2013 4:04PM

    A great blog. You are reenforcing your journey. I know I need to stand back and take a look at mine

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LEANMEAN2 9/14/2013 7:04AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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FITGRANDMA120 9/10/2013 11:29PM

    super encouraging emoticon

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SDEHNKE 9/9/2013 9:31AM

    Congratulations on your 14 day streak. emoticon Today I am here but trying to get here emoticon and hopefully one day emoticon .

Suellen

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YHINESS 9/9/2013 12:28AM

    Great self talk! Im going to find my self mantra! emoticon

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ROXYCARIN 9/8/2013 11:01PM

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PCASEY7 9/8/2013 10:49PM

    Another great blog and glad to hear you've been back on track for 2 weeks.

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DUSTYDOODLE12 9/8/2013 6:24PM

    awesome blog !! thanks for sharing ! emoticon emoticon

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MSROZZIE 9/8/2013 5:04PM

    Great blog and pics. Thanks for sharing. With your drive, determination, and positive mental attitude you are already a success. Don't let anything or anyone ever DULL your SPARKLE! emoticon emoticon

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BECCA315 9/8/2013 4:00PM

    Right now my mantra is 'The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not worry...'
Not quite the original quote we're all used to, but it's helping me get thru' the days.

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MRSRIGS1 9/8/2013 3:05PM

    As always, you ARE right on! emoticon

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AMYC2013 9/8/2013 10:45AM

    Love this post! I am going to use your motivation! Thanks!

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SASSYTHING52 9/7/2013 11:37PM

    very well said thanks for sharing

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THOMS1 9/7/2013 4:15PM

    Great Blog and I thank you!

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AEROGIRL1594 9/7/2013 2:30PM

    This is definitely an awesome blog post! I am definitely going to start the search for my own mantra! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
xoxo,
Emma
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TIMETOGETGOING 9/7/2013 2:23PM

    emoticon emoticon Great blog!

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TREV1964 9/7/2013 2:08PM

    One of your pictures is surround yourself with encouragement -
I notice from the other dozens of great comments on here from your many spark friends that you have done just this.

You are doing it.

You are winning.

Great Stuff.

Cheers

Trev

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CANMERA 9/7/2013 1:30PM

    Congrats for your blog entry today. You should be well proud of your accomplishment. Keep it up my friend, you will make your goals with your determination.


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SUZIPAM1 9/7/2013 12:11PM

    fantastic - you can do it

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G33K10V3 9/7/2013 11:59AM

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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NANA-B-FITZ 9/7/2013 10:54AM

    Love this post
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KICKINGKILOS 9/7/2013 10:54AM

    I too have been on track for awhile. Twelve days.
I ate a cornetto cone today but I had half and skipped a snack.
Balancing.
Great post as usual.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 9/7/2013 9:29AM

    Wonderful!!

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KLMEIRING 9/7/2013 8:47AM

    My mantra is "the best is yet to come". It helps me to press on on the days when I don't feel so great. Thanks for the Blog!

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EBONYSOL 9/7/2013 8:40AM

    If at first you don't succeed...learn from it and try again.
You can start over again at any time.

Cath

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 9/7/2013 8:34AM

    keep on keeping on - your doing great girl!! emoticon

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NANFITGRAN 9/7/2013 6:48AM

    Once again, Pixie, a very inspirational blog! emoticon

You've hit upon a point that most of us during our journey to be healthy and fit face along the path: the stumbling blocks and detours. Congrats on getting back on track and providing us with wonderful examples of mantras to guide us along our way!

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CICELY360 9/7/2013 12:09AM

  Good blog

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