MSDONNAK's SparkPeople Blog MSDONNAK's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Better is Before Me Some things are easier than others. It's easy to quit, harder to keep going. It's easier to stay stuck in old bad habits, bad relationships, wrong mindsets; harder to change your perspective. When you're ready to change your behavior, first believe you can! Sun, 28 Jan 2018 13:45:47 EST Losing steam? Not sure why, but I'm starting to feel like I'm losing control. I feel myself wanting to slip back into old habits and thankfully I'm mindful of this and the better me is with in this fight all the way. I want progression not regression and for some reason I can't keep my focus. Is it because I'm burnt out or is it because I don't know how to work harder smarter. Whatever the case, I gotta get out of this "funk" and fast! Sat, 1 Aug 2015 09:15:39 EST Tired of being the glue? Who made me the glue? Who appointed me the "fixer" of my family. I've taken it upon myself to be the glue to keep my family together, but is it worth it. Is it worth the headache and heartbreak? I just want my family to be a team of strong people, a fighting unit. I'm accused of having all the answers to whatever the issue is; character flaws, personality issues, spiritual, physical, emotional, health and well being. I'm not a quitter of anything. I can't just throw in the towel on myself or ... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:53:01 EST Am I? I'm beginning to question myself as a goal partner. I have high expectations of myself and automatically set high expectations for my goal partners. I'm beginning to wonder if I should be anyone's goal partner. I understand everyone has to start where they are and we all have struggles whether they're the same or different and most times are in different stages of struggle. I want to be a good, positive influence who tells it straight, no sugar coatings, but sometimes it is so very hard to d... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:26:14 EST New Day, New Commitment I realized that getting healthy, eating right and improving on the design really is a lifestyle change. I mean, I've heard and been told several times that its a "lifestyle' change, take one day at a time, etc. but today during my run it really hit me. We do truly have only one day at a time and how we approach that day is key. 'Either the key to success or the key to failure. So my approach from this day forth - a new day, a new commitment; committing to the process for that day to ensure I ... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:06:16 EST Being Me! Staying on track can be challenging, but I love myself enough to face the challenge & overcome it. I'm stronger than I give myself credit for. Not use to tooting my own horn, because I never want to think I'm doing this on my own merits. I know God is with me & He has empowered & equipped me & already given me the victory, I just have to do my part! Im up for it! <em>105</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 22:28:36 EST