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Finding The Spark In You!

Monday, October 05, 2009

What motivates you? This is a serious question. One we must have a good answer to in order to be successful on this journey. So many times I read that people become frustrated because they don’t have a support system. I can understand that, it’s easier to stay the course if you have a buddy, a friend, a significant other right there with you, holding you accountable. But! What do you do when you’re on your own? What do you do when faced with opposition in your own home? It happens every day; someone is living that right now. I have a solution; the resolution is to find that spark within you.

This is real talk. We are on this journey with a destination of becoming smaller, thinner, healthier, better, it’s a total package! That’s real, some of us have lost the weight and need to maintain and perhaps tone some weak areas. Whatever the case may be we must have motivation to continue the journey. We must dig deep to find what it is that will keep us going day to day. What are your real goals, have you planned a real route to get you there or are you just going through the motions? Were you making progress but something happened to derail your efforts? Well join the club, we’ve all been there, but we don’t have to say in that place.

It’s great to have a partner, a buddy or friend to help us along the way, but the real task is up to you. We must find the spark and hold on to it. Maybe you need to motivate yourself, daily, weekly, after meeting a goal, whatever the case, find it do it and stick with it. Besides, the progress you make is for your direct benefit. If you lose 15 pounds that means you can lose 15 more, one step at a time, one day at a time. Find your motivation, find the driving force and keep it moving. It’s about being accountable, being responsible for our own well being, no one can do it for us so we must take control and get it done. No more woe is me, no more excuses, the process is slow but is doable, the battle is tough but it can be won. I’m not saying you will not become frustrated, sure we all will, get there and get through it, times like that will come.

My motivation, I remember when I was in better shape, now that I’ve begun to lose weight, I look better, I feel better, my energy level has increased. I’m motivated because my weight loss decreases the chances of my cancer coming back, it decreases the chances of high blood pressure; I could go on and on. The bottom line is we must become our own motivator; this is to important not to, find your spark and blaze the trail. I believe in you, I believe in me, you must believe in yourself. Spark, ignite, glow, and glimmer, motivate yourself, try to motivate others, find it, share it, or write about it, whatever it takes, you are the boss you call the shots. Find the Spark; Be Motivated!

Remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Please visit the Breast Cancer Site and click daily to help give a free mammogram, it only takes a minute and it’s FREE!


Peace & Blessings,

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  • no profile photo QUIETUDESGOLDEN
    Excellent. Yes, it is so easy to let the motivation dwindle and then suddenly you find that you're back where you started. Fortunately this time, I realized what was happening before the pounds started coming back. I wonder how we lose that "spark" and why we have to go looking for it again and again.
    3241 days ago
  • BEA-N-ME
    YOU ARE SO RIGHT! This is the first time it has been for me, by me through me. I used to think it was selfish to take care of me, concentrate on me. I figured out that if I don't tkce care of me no one will. Besides by going through this journey, not only am I making myself better, I am also able to take care of others better also! It's a win win for all! Time to glow and glimmer, I like that!
    3297 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/11/2009 12:00:34 PM
    Great Blog! My motivation is to get of of my Diabetes meds. I have been able to knock off 2 percentage points going from 8.1 to 6.1 since June of this year by following by eating mainly fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains.
    3332 days ago
    Thank you for this wondeful blog. You are so right, it must come from within. My motivation is people like you who continue to share their success and power with others. I do well when I stick to positive thoughts and ideas. I will remember what you have left here for me.

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    3332 days ago
    Good thoughts - I have those things that motivate me on my Spark Page but I'm glad you reminded me to think about those again.

    3332 days ago
  • CMB2048
    Thanks for reminding us that we can all do it!!! You are right about one thing. It must come from within.
    3333 days ago
  • CWYNN01
    Great blog!! I have said that many times, no one can Motivate YOU but YOU!! So we all have to keep that torch burning!!

    I am doing the Breast Cancer Walk here in Orlando on Oct. 31st!! I am very excited about going!
    3333 days ago
  • REGGIE2009
    Coming across your blog today of all days has sparked me to do something that I have been putting off. On the 17th of this month we are having our annual breast cancer 3K walk/run. I have been sitting on whether or not I should start gathering my team to make the walk with me. I didn't want to deal with all of the excuses. After I post this comment I am going to get everyone together. I am making this walk/run. Even if I have to do it alone. I know that by doing it, I will be motivated and, I am responsible for me alone on this journey to better health. Thanks friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3333 days ago
    Thanks for the reminders Julynn!! :) Especially, "If you lose 15 pounds that means you can lose 15 more, one step at a time, one day at a time."

    3333 days ago
    What an answer to prayer! You have ignited a flame within me this morning. Praise Jesus! You're a gifted communicator. By the way, you will hear your sentiments shared again.

    Continue in His strength - Vanessa

    3333 days ago
    Thanks for this "pep talk" Julynn! I'm struggling to find my own motivation right now...this is just what I need to do. emoticon Sherri
    3333 days ago
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