In search for some motivation this afternoon, so I logged on to SparkPeople to see what was going on with my Spark Friends. While browsing Friends' feeds, blogs and pictures I found myself at a very familiar page...Carpediem_2009. Yes this is MY page which is filled with many motivational quotes, inspiring blogs from time that has passed, and pictures of a strong woman that was determine and motivated to make a change in her life. Where did she go, what happen to her along the way...let her tell it LIFE happened. I have just as many excuses at the next but sad to say I know they are excuses because I have made the changes needed before to become healthier, but what is stopping me now...where is my strength, motivation, and accountability. I look through my past that is stored on this page and I am not happy with myself, yet feeling disappointed, but I will not let this stop me.
People that know me on a friend/personal level know that I am a lover of poetry and quotes. With that being said I went on a hunt for motivational quotes to uplift my spirit, and came across two that I believe I need to keep close, when I feel like this journey is getting hard and wanting to give up.
1. The Question isn't CAN YOU? Its WILL YOU?
This quote is straight to the point, and seems very simple but yet is so complex. I was taught you can do anything you put your mind to, but that is just I'm having issues getting myself mentally ready for this journey. I eat like i'm suppose to, and I exercise on a regular, but not at the same time. So i'm putting my Will DO attitude upfront and pushing forward to get my mental state where it needs to be. Back to the basics putting what is important first which is ME.
2. If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. ~Jack Dixon
I've been doing this all for the wrong reasons ,RESULTS, the scale is not moving or its moving in the wrong directions, these pants don't fit the same, by butt is getting bigger/smaller...etc. Instead of focusing on the bigger picture CHANGE, I have allowed myself to take a few steps back but now it is time to get back on track and make the CHANGE I need to get the results deserved.
....“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” Moving forward with what I need to do to make the CHANGE I need to see the RESULTS I want!!!
My Spark family please feel free to provide any advice you may have to help me on my journey to find the NEW ME!!!