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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Treadmill - 5% incline

I do this after my son goes to bed, its momma time.

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Quiet day

Today a quiet day to relax the mind and body. Will do exercise and walk later because it is hot. I go so hard 6 days a week I have to get some rest on Sunday. Tomorrow will start 6 in the morning and I have a full day. Same oh same oh. Love life laugh and be happy.

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Pointing Fingers

When you point your finger at somebody else, there are 3 pointing back at you. Now is the time to take care of your business.
Being current in your own life is necessary for a positive atmosphere personally.

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Support your SparkFriends

I have found that if I am feeling a bit down, one way that I help myself is to leave a SparkGoodie for a friend or if Ileave a supportive message on a blog or a page. It's a great way to tuen around my own feelings as well and I love doing it!!

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Negativity

I realized yesterday that I was starting to think negatively just like my husband always does. My daughter called me out on it. What an eye opener - negativity does breed negativity. If I want to think positive, I need to be around positive people.

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POOL READY

Opened pool around the 2nd week off May and today I finished cleaning, getting it ready and my GD was the first in it. She played for about 2 and 1/2 hours and I had to almost pull her out. She loves it and so do I so I will be in it if weather allows as thunderstorm are on the map.

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Desperate for Support

Take your Spark support along with you to social events. Make a link bracelet of Spark names who have encouraged you. Put it in your purse or pocket. Let them "talk" to you by remember- ing some of their supporting words.

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sTrEsS

When feeling stressed, "tag off" to your spouse/partner and step away for a moment. If you are an only parent, step back for a moment and count to yourself to allow yourself to calm.

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Love your body! The body you have now, could be someone elses goal!

There are people who would love to be under 300lbs, 250, 200 etc. Before putting yourself down for not being where you want to be, remember there is someone struggling to get where you are now. Stay positive and learn to love every stage, and plateau.

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Young Minds

If you are lucky enough to have grandchildren spend time with them. There is so much you can teach them when they are very young. They want to do everything, know everything
and it can keep you busy but loving it. I have all summer with my GD and I am teaching her about everything. I love it.

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