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11/17/2013 I'm not alone!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Today I want to feel sorry for myself.
I was exercising and feeling horrible that I was in my gym alone. There are plenty of people in my life who could be exercising with me, but they arenít. Why? Because this is my road and this is how Iíve chosen to travel it. I canít choose how the others in my life travel down their road or harass them into joining me on mine because they are all dealing with their own struggles. I went downstairs to find my husband working on the paper that is due on Wednesday. His teacher has been more critical of his papers and he is having to work twice as hard as I did on the class to ensure that he gets, hopefully, a passing grade. This class is his issue that he must give top priority to right now.
I sit here completing this blog because I want to have a reminder that Iím going down my road, and although there isnít anyone here in my home going down that road with me there are plenty of people in the world doing just what Iím doing right now. They are going down their roads doing what needs to be done in an attempt to have a better life. Iím not alone Iím part of an entire world of people who are all trying to do what makes them happy, and weíre all doing it together.
Today I will put one foot in front of the other. I will complete one activity that helps me move forward towards some of my goals, and tonight I will lay my head down and know that Iím not alone because all of humanity is just trying to do that one thing that will make their lives better, just like me.
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DAVIIY 1/11/2014 3:25AM

    Boyyyyyyyyyy am I proud of you-you said a mouthful! I had the same problem when I started to join a gym I couldn't get anyone to join me regularly even once a week. You realize that you are accountable for yourself and that shows growth. YOU ROCK!!!

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NICOLETTEJJ 11/17/2013 4:26PM

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MEMKEEPR 11/17/2013 4:20PM

    emoticon I just want to send my encouragement too. You aren't alone with sparkpeople. We're rooting for you! emoticon

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SINGINGLADY47 11/17/2013 3:55PM

    We are never alone. I live alone. I do not drive. I can not walk due to a balance disorder. But I am never alone, as you have said. We have a family in this team and we are all striving for the same thing and that is a healthier life. The thing also, that I want always remember is that though I am alone in this apartment, even when the friends are not accessible at any given time, Jesus is with me. I abide in the His promise that He would never leave us or forsake us. Thank about that aspect of your life as well. Just a thought. Have a great rest of the day and evening. Judi emoticon

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IGNITEME101 11/17/2013 1:45PM

    We aren't ALONE! I agree
Today my daughter and g-daughter are with me and wow! emoticon it's great to have them!

Many things are more fun when shared with others.



Still, you are right.

Many of us are 'together' in separate places doing what we must do-alone!

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THINFITFEMINIST 11/17/2013 12:03PM

    emoticon And you are doing a fantastic job! We appreciate you!

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FITWITHIN 11/17/2013 12:01PM

    I'm doing my journey alone as well, and I can relate all to well. I would ask family to workout with me, and they always decline and immediately fine something else to do.
My husband has a gym members at a different location, and on several occasions I offered to go with him. Decline each and every time. We went together only once, then it was a half an hour before the gym was closing. So, I just go to the gym that I'm a member of and just do my thing. Stay positive and focus on your short and long term goals. emoticon

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DIANE7786 11/17/2013 11:58AM

    Great blog. We all have to find our own ways to solve our problems. A lot of people tell me they want to exercise with me but they don't do it more than a couple of times. Now I prefer going to the gym alone. It gives me time to think and I don't have to wait for a friend to finish her program. Track your food and exercise and take photos once a month so you can see your progress. When you reach your goals you will be happy that you did it all my yourself!

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ELRIDDICK 11/17/2013 11:52AM

  Thanks for sharing

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