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Looking Ahead N.O.W.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Another year has passed and we now have another to use to our advantage. While time is divided into the past present and future the only time over which we have any control is the present, yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not yet occurred. Now is where we are and now is the time for us to do those things which benefit us the most.
Since fitness and fat loss are the topics which have brought us to Spark how can we use the now we have in hand to prioritize them? Since it is one of my fetishes let us create a word game using the letters in now. My first offering is N.O.W. = No Omitted Workouts. Then we have N.O.W. = New Outlook Workouts and N.O.W. = Never Overlook Winning. On the other hand we also have N.O.W. = No Obsessive Whining and N.O.W. = No on Waiting.
Carpe Diem will be our resolution for the One Four. To take the time we have by the nape of its neck and make it work for us. While in our lives it seems that tempus fugits we need to clip its wings and recapture our control, to make the time needed to complete the tasks which are required for our well being.
No one will give us the time to work out and eat well we have to snatch it away from the time devouring predators in our lives. William Henley said “I am the master of my fate, I am captain of my soul” which are words for us to use as guidelines as we are confronted with the demands made on us by others. As John Donne said “No man is an Island, entire of itself”; we require the acceptance and support of others to reach our goals but we need to ensure that those whom we choose will support and encourage us.
Enough of my bad metaphors and obtuse quotations make the One Four your N.O.W YEAR.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JADOMB 4/23/2015 9:36PM

    I have lived by "shut up and sweat" for years. Since taking up Spartan Races, I follow their STFU now. A bit harsh, but then again, I never met a soft spoken Spartan. ;-) As for NOW.................Never Only Walk.

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LADYSTARWIND 2/3/2014 10:56PM

    I'm a bit late reading your blog...but really enjoyed it!! And since there is still 11 months to the One Four, plan to use it---especially:

N.O.W. = No Obsessive Whining and N.O.W. = No on Waiting.

Thank you for sharing---I always enjoy your posts--, and All the Best This Year!

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MISSG180 12/31/2013 9:53AM

    Thank you for the inspiration!

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