Take time to recover!
Rest is so important in this process...the body needs to recover...you know you've been working hard, so take the time to recover; let you body adjust to the changes you are making...It really is for the best!... Read more
The ball's in your court!
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"When things go wrong don't go with them"
I wish I could take credit for the title, but it's a quote by Elvis Presley but it says it all...Things will go wrong, and you have to learn to roll with the punches when need be, run if you have to and learn to fight (put the fire out) when app... Read more
Find the balance!
Confused, frustrated, overwhelmed...words that reflect that life is not in balance. The mind, body and spirit are meant to work together...I joined SparkPeople with one focus, to lose weight and become healthier. The journey has brought me so mu... Read more
Choose to be the verb in your life-full of action!
Don't be the wallflower, standing by and watching your life go by...never satisfying the yearnings that burn inside...missing out on the lessons life has to offer...let the fire out, and choose to be the verb in your life-full of action! ... Read more
Make friends with your food.
Food is a life source, you can't do without it; it a great source of satisfaction and frustration at the same time. It has become an all-or-nothing situation, when there's a lot of room in the middle; it's not just delicious and sinful or health... Read more
Get tough and get buff!
It's time to put your foot down on the things you want to achieve...yes, you're doing more than you've done before but have you really tightened your belt the way you need - not really...It time to get tough and get buff!
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Testing my metal!
Every now and then, every now and then I have to test my metal...push it just a little further than the schedule calls for...I don't stay at this point, it's more like studying for a quiz, or intervals in running...just to test my metal and deci... Read more
A healthier you is closer than you think!
When a person stops smoking, the body begins to heal itself. According to a number of resources:
Within 20 mins: Blood pressure and heart rate drop to a level close to that before your last cigarette. Blood flow increases to the extremiti... Read more
There no such thing as an effort too small!
I joined SP almost 2 years ago, and what did I notice today...I completed my workout, but not to the level I wanted...to think in less than 2 years I have gone from not really pulling together my thoughts and action about my health to actually r... Read more
I LOVE to learn!
There's a lot of ways to make a lesson stick...good thing I love to experiment as well and the things I learned about myself on the journey to a healthier lifestyle are making me a stronger person... ... Read more
Ever notice how easy it is to criticize ourselves for even the smallest message...It may have started out as a way to motivate, to learn from mistakes and now it's out of control...When you hear others say the same thing about themselves, you're... Read more
Dig deep, it's in there!
Every year the same resolutions come up, and we take the first steps to reach our goals..somewhere along the way other activities try to divert us from the path, but we just keep coming back to the ones that are most important to us...dig deep, ... Read more
"It's always too early to quit."--Norman V Peale
There's so many ways to accomplish the same goals...it would be nice if we all could do exactly the same thing and receive the same positive results, but we are unique, so keep trying you may be one step away from finding what works for you.
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Take your time and enjoy the process!
Oh how I wish there was a magic lamp that I could rub and grant my wishes...living in a time where we want everything like yesterday...take your time and enjoy the process, for the lessons you learn along the way will not only carry you for th r... Read more