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1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward

Don't Let a Setback Stop You from Pushing Ahead

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  • OUTDOORSDC
    This is a fantastic post. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Obviously, the comments speak for themselves. - 12/9/2010 7:28:05 AM
  • Wow! I really needed to read this article this morning. I feel like I have been struggling lately. Between holidays, birthdays, FREEZING weather, and all the other hustle and bustle of the season it has just been hard to maintain any type of consistency. I actually had the thought last night "what's the point?!" I am the point! I know that and I am not giving up. I just have to accept that there will be days (or times of year) that will be a struggle) but I can't give up!!!

    Moving forward... - 12/9/2010 6:49:34 AM
  • PENNY-WISE
    Perfect read for this time of year. There will always be times we aren't as dedicated as usual, but with all the Christmas fun, it's easy to give up. Thanks for reminding us that we don't have go down the 'all or nothing' road! - 12/9/2010 6:26:34 AM
  • this describes my journey, what I needed today - 12/9/2010 6:26:32 AM
  • Great way to look at things in a different perspective & I will be utilizing this in changing my thinking! Thanks for sharing! - 11/8/2010 1:57:17 PM
  • GLADIOLAGLENDA
    "...do things as right as possible, as much as you can."
    Thank you for these inspiring and comforting words. They allow us to get through those days that somehow get completely out of our control, without being consumed by guilt because we didn't perfectly follow "the plan". So today wasn't perfect - we're still a whole lot further ahead than we were before, and tomorrow will be better. - 10/11/2010 10:59:34 PM
  • Just what I needed to read. Thanks Mike! - 10/9/2010 10:17:26 PM
  • Great reminder that perfection is not possible, but perseverance and striving for excellence are. We CAN do this! - 10/8/2010 6:50:23 PM
  • Thanks for your insight and reminder that even if we fall by the way side now and then, it is only temporary. Expecting perfection is a human trait even if it is not realistic, so onward and upward to healthy living. . - 10/8/2010 5:27:59 PM
  • LORALEID
    This article is so poignant and practical whether we are talking about weight loss plans, healthy nutrition, direct marketing or just daily life! Thanks so much for posting this awesome article and I have shared it all over the place! ~L - 10/8/2010 4:47:03 PM
  • thanks for the reminder...we all need to look in side our selves now and then and also its good to clear - 10/8/2010 12:16:55 PM
  • MLLYSWNY
    I feel like I'm taking two steps back right now as I pare my training back after my triathlon race season. I'm struggling with the guilt I feel because I'm not working out as hard as I have been all summer. Thanks for the gentle reminder that it doesn't have to be all or nothing!

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    Molly
    http://molly-sweeney: The elusive F-spot, finally discovered. - 10/8/2010 11:53:01 AM
  • This is a timely message for me as I have developed a case of tendinitis in my left foot and I haven't been able to do any cardio for a week and it looks like it's going to be at least another week before I can try again. I've been bummed that I haven't been able to walk/jog/run like I was before, but I am going to try to ride my bike this weekend and see if that works. - 10/8/2010 11:32:21 AM
  • Thank you for this message. I am currently struggling with a sore knee and have cut back on my cardio because of it. I'm disappointed that I've injured myself and somewhat panicked that I'm not going to meet my goal in January. This article and the comments left by other Sparkers are an excellent reminder that I am excelling in my progress, even though I've had a minor setback. I've already lost 12% of my original body weight in just 3 months. I am successful and will continue to be so. Each of us can reach our goals - especially since we have each other. - 10/8/2010 9:43:51 AM
  • Oct. 30, 2010 will be a year that I've been with S.P. Oct. 7, 2010 was a year ago that I changed my lifestyle. I've lost 90 lbs. My goal with S.P. was to weigh 150 lbs. by the 30th. At 160, I know I won't reach that goal. I've been losing only a lb. a week for several months now, and I know things slow down when you get closer to goal. I haven't had that many set-backs, but I have hit a few plateaus along the way. Am I disappointed that I won't hit my 150 lb. goal?, not in the least. At 51 yrs. old, losing 90 lbs. in a year is AMAZING! I know I will reach my goal eventually and I'm enjoying my success so far. I think we put too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect, no one is perfect. - 10/8/2010 8:09:52 AM

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