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Go Jump in A Lake? OK!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I just got back from an amazing week of wilderness camping with my family.

While we were there, I did something I've ALWAYS shied away from -- swimming in the beautifully clear, COLD lake. The weather was warm enough, and I was brave enough to try it -- and I ended up doing it Every Day!!

Totally apart from the amazing, refreshing feeling after a great swim, I felt joyfully connected to my fearless family (who love the water, cold or not) and proud of myself for breaking through my own barrier.

Starting out is really uncomfortable - a sharp slap in the face - then you get used to it, and when you leave (the water) you feel incredibly refreshed and invigorated.

Sound familiar??

This is exactly how I've been feeling these many months. I've been standing on the edge of the COLD lake, witnessing all kinds of Spark people splashing around, having fun and feeling amazing. I've dipped my toes in, and kept saying I was coming in, but that's it.

Inspired by my discovery and newfound LOVE of the lake -- I'm coming in! I'm tired of holding myself back -- and it's going to feel SO GOOD! SPLASH!!

Today's Lake:

Drink 8plus glasses of water emoticon
Walk/Run on Treadmill at least 30 min emoticon
Day 1 of JM's 30 Day Shred emoticon (ummm.... one day later )
Quick Track Fitness minutes emoticon
Lots of greens with lunch and dinner emoticon
Make a delicious Fruit smoothie emoticon
Check in with my SparkTeams emoticon
Quick Goals Met blog tonight or tomorrow. emoticon (This is it!)

I have everything I need -- I just need to DO IT.

Thanks for stopping by -- have an Awesome Day!


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    I started Jillian's 30 Day Shred this week, too. I did Day 2 last night. I think she is trying to kill me! emoticon
    2464 days ago
  • DIXIED88
    Wonderful blog!! I personally love the lake and I'm glad to see you jump in! The metaphor was right on.

    You have now been offically pronounced a WATER WARRIOR!! Hope to see you around the Warrior team!

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    2464 days ago
  • SAMI199
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    2465 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I need to look for my lake!! You are so inspiring. emoticon
    2465 days ago
    What a neat new look at it!
    I too do the jumping in and saying screw it to my fear!
    I have found swimming is just as much fun now as it was as when I was a kid...even if I am a little self conscience of my body!

    It always helps to know what you are feeling isn't just you...that others have the same look on things...
    It helps to break through! (it was Coach Nicole's blog on her wearing a swimsuit that helped push me back into the water!)

    Keep Sparking!
    2465 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Loved your blog! Very inspiring! And remember If it's to be It's up to me! I got this from somewhere in SP and I loved it emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2465 days ago
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