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Why I am here

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sometimes, I seem to lose sight of the reasons I am here. They fall to back, and don't always stand out in the forefront as they should. These reasons keep me going, keep me motivated, and help to push me.
I will be honest, some of these reasons listed below are 100% health oriented, and some are 100% selfish and petty. The reasons that I focus on change day to day, and I say, whatever works that day, works. No shame here.

In no particular order, the reasons I want to keep going with my lifestyle changes:

emoticon For all those cute clothes hanging in my closet that just don't fit. For that matter, all those cute clothes in the stores I see that I'm just not comfortable enough to try on, much less buy and wear.
emoticon To not have to worry if walking around the zoo or an amusement park will be too much for me.
emoticon To find a good, healthy way to relieve stress, and relax in peace. Sitting in front of the TV does nothing for me, and sometimes stresses me out even more. That's important to remember when I feel like potato couching it.
emoticon Because once around the block, at a slow pace, is still going to do laps around the me that is still at home, slowly becoming part of the couch.
emoticon Because it gets me out of the house, focusing on things other than everything I still want to fix about the house that's driving me bonkers.
emoticon Because it gives me time to think things through, whether it be a work issue, a personal issue, or something combined. Things have a tendency to settle, and come into focus.
emoticon Because I know it's good for my health, both in a preventative and in a treatment sense.
emoticon Because I'm setting an example for hubby, who wants to be healthier but just isn't ready. I can only hope my good choices will continue to push him in the right direction.
emoticon Because walking with the dogs does wonders for them. They couldn't be happier to get out of the house, see the sights, and of course, pee on everything. Or even just pretend to pee, just in case another dog walks by and sees them.
emoticon Because I always feel good after a workout, even if it's just a short walk for the day, and even if I feel exhausted when I get home.
emoticon Because it's helping aid me in getting off steroids, and there are few things more important to me right now than getting off that horrendous drug.
emoticon Because there are a million more reasons, all depending on the day, how I'm feeling physically, my mood, and the angle of the sun.

I hope I've inspired you all to remember why you are here, and what you are hoping to gain with this journey. I know I've helped remind myself, and for that I am again grateful for these blogs.
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    Outstanding. You kick butt. Thank you so much for the nudge in the right direction. You ready? Let's do this...
    2333 days ago
    Very true, all of the items.
    2336 days ago
  • MCGUIRE2011

    Very nice. Thank-you.
    2336 days ago
    Those are great reasons! So that you don't lose sight of them...why not write them out or print them and place each one in a spot where you will see it from time to time (linen closet, silverware drawer, bathroom mirror, shoe caddy, dash or the car...). You could make some of them 'alerts' on your phone for once a day, week, or month.
    2336 days ago
    What a great list! So many of these apply to me as well.
    Thanks for sharing!
    2337 days ago
  • MARTY728
    Love the blog! I copied it into Microsoft Word, replaced the flowers with bullets and posted it in my office. I also listed LAURAAT as the author. If I hadn't previously nominated you as a motivational member, I would have done it again.
    P.S. I can't have flowers emoticon as bullet items. It is a male thing. Maybe I need to get more intouch with my femine side! emoticon
    2338 days ago
    All great reasons and a good reminder that a healthy lifestyle affects every part of your life - including the poor dogs and their need for a social life. When all else fails, just think of how disappointed they'd be if they couldn't leave personal calling cards all over the place!
    2338 days ago
    Wonderful list. And it is not petty if it gets you off the couch and sweatin. Print this off and put it next to your TV, that way the next time your settling in for a night of reruns it staring you right in the face. Come to think of it.....maybe I should do that lol.
    2338 days ago
    I love your list! It really puts things in perspective and serves as a great reminder. You should print it out and post it somewhere you will see it often.
    2338 days ago
    :) so very true thank you

    2338 days ago
    Thanks for reminding me. You're right. We do forget. Spark on!
    2338 days ago
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