JOHNMARTINMILES's SparkPeople Blog JOHNMARTINMILES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Balance Pursuing your health and fitness should be in balance with time spent in other areas of life (family, friends, work, etc.). If it's not in balance, it will never last. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:15:22 EST Changes “Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” <BR> &#8213; Denis Waitley <BR> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:28:44 EST Effort You may not be perfect, but you can always choose to give your best effort. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:56:54 EST Choices “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them” <BR> &#8213; Denis Waitley <BR> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:22:06 EST Japanese Sex A Japanese couple is having an argument over ways of performing highly erotic sex: <BR> <BR> Husband: Sukitaki. Wife replies: Kowanini! <BR> <BR> Husband says: Toka a anji rodi roumi yakoo! <BR> <BR> Wife on her knees literally begging: Mimi nakoundinda tinkouji! <BR> <BR> Husband replies angrily: Na miaou kina tim kouji! <BR> <BR> I can't believe you just sat and tried to read this -- as if you <BR> understand Japanese! <BR> <BR> You'll read anything as long as it is about se... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:15:06 EST Risk! “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” <BR> &#8213; Denis Waitley <BR> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:03:33 EST Visualizing Visualizing and goal setting are important steps to success Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:38:04 EST Think! “It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think your not.” <BR> &#8213; Denis Waitley <BR> Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:00:25 EST Winners If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner. <BR> Zig Ziglar Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:28:52 EST Saturday and Sunday Youth sports yesterday, one granddaughter cheered for a football team, followed by a trip across county of grandson's soccer,hen back across county with a stop at the Varsity (if you dob\n't know you won't understand) for lunch and another grandson's football, then another cross county trek for a granddaughter cheering for a grandson'r team. Whew! <BR> <BR> Wedding anniversary today, 46 years. I have clients who haven;t been married 46 years if they added all three of their wives together!... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:54:24 EST Don't Go! "When things go bad, don't go with them" ~ Elvis Pressley Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:15:26 EST Seeds "You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness. " <BR> -Zig Ziglar Fri, 5 Sep 2014 09:19:41 EST Costumes You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. Zig Ziglar Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:37:33 EST Keys Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. <BR> ~Author Unknown <BR> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:13:59 EST Things To Do! YOU belong on your own to-do list. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:00:09 EST Believe! You are only capable of what you believe you can achieve. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:01:56 EST Holiday Sunday Why make today great? Because you can! <BR> <BR> Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Until Tomorrow! <BR> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:29:26 EST A Great Saturday! Why make today great? Because you can! <BR> <BR> Youth football & cheerleading <BR> College Football <BR> Youth Football & cheerleading <BR> Youth Football <BR> <BR> Then tomorrow <BR> Youth softball <BR> <BR> Why make today great? Because you can! Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:26:31 EST Going Far How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong, because someday in your life, you will have been all of these. <BR> ~George Washington Carver <BR> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:42:35 EST Good Whatever you are, be a good one. ~ Abraham Lincoln Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:31:40 EST The Best To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. ~ Steve Prefontaine Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:13:53 EST Boldness “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” <BR> Goethe Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:48:25 EST Attitude - A-gain Stinkin' thinkin' causes hardening of the attitudes. Get a check up from the neck up. ~ Zig Ziglar Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:18:04 EST Attitude It is your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude! Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:50:35 EST Aspitations Aspire to inspire before you expire! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:31:33 EST Road to Success Stop selling. Start helping. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:54:59 EST Another Day Every day is another chance to turn things around. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:59:20 EST hum-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m If you are hard on yourself, life will be infinitely easier on you ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> You can't make this stuff up! Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:43:03 EST Trends Don't worry about the latest trends. Do what works for you. Discover new things at your own pace. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:03 EST On the Passing of a Friend Lost a friend of mine on Saturday. Five years younger than I and drops from a heart attack. When the alarm went off this morning, the temptation was to roll ove but remembering Mack was incentive to hit the gym. RIP old friend. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:03:11 EST Youth Sports I am headed to the ballyard, softball continues today! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was football and cheer-leading, being a grandparent is a full time job. Soccer doesn't start for two more weeks. Then in two months, basketball and wrestling start. It never ends. Deo Gratias! <BR> <BR> I should add that there are seven grandchildren creating this chaos. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:52:07 EST Football I am headed for the gridiron. Youth football starts today! <BR> <BR> Looking back, there is nothing that compares to the teamwork and camaraderie of a high school football team. It is the last time football is fun because in college, it becomes your job. Football teaches reliance on others' doing their job and the importance of being a cog in a greater wheel bec ause others are depending on your doing your job. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:58:30 EST Something you like! Find something you like an do it! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:11:40 EST On Waiting Good things come to those who wait. The best things come to those who do! Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:01:52 EST Limitations You are hindered by your limitations. Don't set any! Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:50:12 EST Choices Today's progress is determined by yesterday's choices. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:52:31 EST Weaknesses If you work on your weaknesses, you will end up with a bunch of strong weaknesses! Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:53:22 EST Cactus Life is full of cactus. You do not have to sit on it! Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:04:44 EST Shortcuts There is no shortcut to anywhere worth going! Sat, 9 Aug 2014 07:55:03 EST Defining You Who you are right now, or at any one moment of your lifetime, does not define who you are as a person. You—and only you--can change your life today. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:04:18 EST Not much Not much happening today. A leisurely drive through the mountains Thu, 7 Aug 2014 07:58:38 EST your role model. Be your own role model. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 18:15:08 EST Sick and Tired In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:13:48 EST Editing In life, as in fiction, there is always time to edit and rewrite! Mon, 4 Aug 2014 09:09:17 EST Partnership Find a workout partner. It is much harder to talk yourself out of a workout when you know someone else is counting on you. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:37:06 EST One Day at a Time When you break down goals into smaller steps, it isn't even that hard. All you have to do is say "yes" to the right things, one day at a time. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 09:25:22 EST Rain Into every life a little rain must fall. <BR> <BR> Do not wait for the sun to shine, dance in the rain. <BR> <BR> I made it rain so you would appreciate the sunshine ~God Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:32:34 EST Feel Good Never feel bad about what you have done. Feel good about what you can do. <BR> <BR> "I feel good!" ~James Brown Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:48:44 EST Character No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:21:34 EST See You at the Top! "When you reach the top, send the elevator back down!" ~ Kevin Spacey Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:06:20 EST