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Have you ever thought about how your life is much like flying a kite? As our life happens and envelopes us in its day to day routine, and we move from this to that without too much thought. We usually find ourselves “gliding” along, - while unconsciously holding back, sitting on our heels, reluctant to let out more of our string while we wait for the "perfect conditions", or “just the right moment”, to pursue a strong desire, a dream, or to simply try something new. As we know all too well that never seems to happen. Life always becomes a little “gusty”, and sometimes, just downright windy. Just when we think things are going along smoothly, and we’re flyin’ high happily in our little corner of the sky enjoying ourselves, the wind will suddenly change direction, and before we know it we're in a nosedive heading toward the ground. There will always be those variable extreme gusts of wind that temporarily shake us violently to our very core, throw us off course, and may even be strong enough to send us into a tailspin from which we can’t seem to recover, and slams us into the ground. Then there are times when we're gliding along with everything going just as it should, when suddenly, all our wind suddenly dies - disappears - and there is no wind at all, leaving us grounded. No matter how fast we run, or how hard we try, we are unable to get ourselves airborne again so we can feel peaceful as we fly. In those moments, if we can remember to embrace the strong, gusty wind, and in some small way, anticipate and appreciate the sharp and unexpected twists, turns, and gut-wrenching dives, it might help us to stay aloft, and keep from nose-diving into the ground. If you think about it, a kite flies higher in a strong, adverse wind; so don't get discouraged when you're facing a strong, gusty head wind in your day. Lean into it, breathe deeply, center yourself and your thoughts, and let the wind lift and carry you higher than you've ever been before.

Member Since: 3/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 119,756

My Goals:
Spring 5% Challenge Goals

* I will track my food and water every day.

* I will track my exercise every day.

* I will concentrate my efforts on a combination of strength training and cardio to achieve my weight loss goal.

* I will strive to exercise every day, but will exercise no less than 5 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each day.

* I will aim to accumulate at least 800 Spark Fitness Points every month.

* I will follow the nutritional guidelines set forth by Spark People for me during this challenge.

* I will strive to stay within my Spark nutritional guidelines during this challenge.

* I will stay focused on my efforts to help me move forward to achieve my goals.

* I will strive to lose 12 pounds by the end of this challenge.

* I will eat between 1200-1600 calories/day

* I will try to burn 650 or more calories each week

My Program:
I am doing 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 times per week.

I am focusing on the foods that I eat and how they fit into my nutritional guidelines for the day.

I am also drinking my water, and logging it every day.

Personal Information:

Other Information:
I am a certified Ai Chi Trainer, and love the water. It is a very giving, healing thing.

Ai Chi, like life, is all about balance - mind, body, and spirit.

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    Take time to listen in the silence. Gail Lynne Godwin
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    3 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Another gray snow day got another 2 inches and then a little rain up to 34 this afternoon and now in the 20’s ! Racey and I did get out and play in the snow. Needed to dig him trail.

    It’s a happy talent to know to play think Racey and I found it playing in the snow the last two days
    And to make the MOST of every season . time to enjoy the snow and it will be helpful come fire season ! We need to remember to slow down and enjoy each day and find happiness unknown
    Have a great Sunday.

    12 hours ago
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    “We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves.
    And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.”
    —Thich Nhat Hanh ~

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    "Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.
    So relax." `
    -Bryant McGill`
    Let this Sunday be a rainbow for the entire upcoming week! Shine & smile! emoticon
    12 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon 10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it.
    2. Say “exactly” what you mean.
    3. Don’t be a people pleaser.
    4. Trust your instincts.
    5. Never speak badly about yourself.
    6. Never give up on your dreams.
    7. Don’t be afraid to say “no”.
    8. Don’t be afraid to say “yes”.
    9. Resist the need to always have control.
    10. Stay away from drama and negativity – as much as possible.

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    20 hours ago
    Love is more powerful than any law and more effective than any weapon. Jeremy Holm
    1 day ago
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