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The right stuff

Monday, November 19, 2012

I love today's SparkCoach comment by Coach Nichole: A true lifestyle change lasts well into the future by incorporating diet, fitness and other health habits that fit into your life for the long haul.

How true. How many times have I really wanted to change my lifestyle for the better but didn't have the tools. Merely "wanting to" didn't get it done. I had the desire, the motivation, the time, even the right food and exercise equipment. But I didn't know how to put it together for success.

This past weekend, I decided I wanted to paint the kitchen. I had the desire, the motivation, the time. I've certainly painted enough walls before, so I knew how to do it. But I lacked the necessary stuff: paint, brush, roller, tape, drop cloth, etc.

Well, hubby jumped at my suggestion. Within one hour, he supplied the paint and more than enough equipment for me to get the job done. (He even offered to help.)

There it was: the formula for success -- the right stuff at the right place at the right time.

When applying this to my lifestyle improvement attempts in the past, I've had the desire, the motivation and the time. But something was missing. I didn't know what it was.

It's just as though SparkPeople heard my plea and has given me the rest of the right stuff at the right time to complete the formula for success.

In a month and a half, I've lost 13 pounds and am half way to my goal!

Thanks SparkPeople!!!!

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    2528 days ago
    A true light bulb moment!! Congratulations!

    And thank you for sharing your wisdom with us!
    2528 days ago
    Nice! Hope you enjoy your "new"kitchen and new you!
    2528 days ago
    Thanks for shedding light on the elusive formula for success!
    2528 days ago
    You and your kitchen are both looking brighter no doubt.
    Funny how sometimes we have all the ingredients and don't put them together in the right proportions to make them work. I am so happy everything is melding for you.
    Speaking of ingredients and proportions, isn't it weird that the same ingredients in different proportions make so many different things ie flour sugar eggs and fat make cookies, bread etc. Just thinking.
    Have a great week!
    2528 days ago
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