Just Do It Weekly Challenge... A reminder to myself!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

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"Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of." - Charles Richards

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Well, I didn't have to look far for this quote today. It came via Spark's Healthy Reflections and it definitely got me thinking. Thinking... "What am I waiting for???" I have been in this continual bout of procrastination, inaction, denial (whatever you want to call it)... the bottom line is, I am not progressing. I'm stagnant and at times I am backsliding.

I read this quote and I realized (or maybe I knew, but chose not to acknowledge) that I am not making good use of every day. I am not making time for those things that are truly important to me and therefore I am unhappy.

I don't know if any of you feel the same way, but I am realizing as I take the blinders off that I have to jump into action or I am always going to be in this rut that I am stuck in right now.

Time to make a change. Time to use my time wisely. Time to restart the engines and make progress. Time to get going!!!

Are you with me???

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    I am just starting---again. I read your blog from Feb, and it was like my eyes were opened!! I am a single mom of 2 teen girls (19,+almost 18) I have been guilty of thinking, all their lives,I guess, that they are the most important. That their needs were 1st, that thinking has only given me permission to not take care of me. I am an emotional eater, and there is a lot of stress involved in raising 2 teen girls alone, and stress as a nurse having to work 12 hr shifts now. I take no time for me, I give myself...not much consideration.
    You are right in saying that this leave me unhappy, and I need to begin taking care of me, doing what is best for me, making MYSELF important!
    I lost 37 pounds last spring/summer. Then we started to have money problems, I had a child in college, and a senior in HS...and there was not the money to follow my diet, and feed my HS senior...she wouldn't follow a diet, and that left me buying the food we could afford, and eating the wrong food for me...I have GAINED 25 lbs back...I WILL START AGAIN!!
    Today is a new day, a new beginning, and hopefully, with this group and people supporting me like you have just by writing your blog back in Feb, I will achieve the diet / health I want, need, DESERVE!! emoticon emoticon
    3283 days ago
    ... I just recommitted yesterday again ... this is a great team ... your leadership is really helpful too emoticon

    what a great challenge - I've just visited 5 sparks people and I'm going to do the next 5 tomorrow. I read some really interesting blogs - again - great challenge
    I'm definitely with you ...
    3353 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/17/2009 8:41:09 PM
    I'm with you too! It is easy to get stagnant & stuck. That little push to do more is a challenge that I know I need. You can do it! I know you are motivated to succeed. Kathy emoticon
    3354 days ago
    I' m right there with you! I am shaking things up with my workouts and making sure I work my hardest at each workout even if it is only a 20 minute cardio workout! I give everything my all and I am watching my portions like a hawk!!!
    We can do this and make each day count!
    You can do it...I am here with you!
    3355 days ago
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