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Thursday, April 18, 2013

First, before anything else, I need to thank each and every one of you for elevating my blog yesterday. I write these blogs to share my thoughts and life. Many times they are to affirm my personal motivation and I only hope that they can be useful for you, my Spark friends. So thank you for the honor.

Now on to today! My girls are feeling MUCH better. They really want to get out and walk/run with me. I’m worried about spreading C-Flu, so no walking until Saturday.

I’m a firm believer that most limitations are BS. We are told things about ourselves and we believe them. The belief is what limits us, not the condition. Don’t believe me. Put your arm out in front of you and twist at the waist to the right as far as you can. Make a note where your hand points. Facing forward, imagine yourself turning further. Pick a point in your mind several inches farther from where you pointed. While seeing that point in your mind, close your eyes and hold your arm out again. Twist at the waist without opening your eyes. Once you can’t go any farther open them. If you are honest when you do this, you will go further each and every time.

You set your limits. You can change them. If I had listened to the “professionals” I wouldn’t be able to walk and I would be on a huge cocktail of meds for my many “problems”. I told those “professionals” that they didn’t know me.

I’ve proven each and every one of them wrong.

I will never allow anyone to pigeon hole me or tell me what I can or cannot do. Not even that voice in my head. You know the one. “You’re tired.” “You’re slow.” “You should just relax.” Excuse after excuse – always a reason not to do anything. Always a way to slip back into a dead and dreary existence with no zest for life.

I REFUSE TO BE THAT PERSON EVER AGAIN!! I am healthy and strong. I can have fun. I will never again have a life that is vicariously lived through TV and movies. Spring is here, summer is around the corner and life is an adventure. I’m going out to live it. Each and every day I get stronger – mentally and physically. So look out world – here I come! Who’s coming with me?

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    Kitty, I loved this Blog. First so glad your babies are getting better and what is C-flu. I apparently missed that blog. Second you are dead on. When I vegged out in front of the boob tube I was like a leaf floating around and around in the same little cesspool and never moving forward. I had believed that was all I could do now. When I opened my eyes and saw that I could and would do what noone I knew was doing my Life began. I was on 24-7 oxygen then. When I asked for my oxygen to change so I could take a portable with me to walk, I got raised eyebrows and "Well Good fo You" statements for docs and medical staff, because they expected oxygen people to just stay home and veg. Now no more oxygen except with exercise and sleep. So that was just the first of many steps towards life I took and many doctors beginning to believe in me. Now I totally believe I am the only one that can put limits on me except God. Great Great Blog my friend. Susan
    1886 days ago
    Thank you for this great blog...keep em coming!! emoticon
    1887 days ago
    I'm coming with you.
    1887 days ago
    I'm coming!!! Lord love a duck . . . don't tell me I can't do something, because in my brain it = I AM going to do it!

    Thank goodness for the rebel spirit! Long may it live!

    I am happy that the girls are feeling better. They just have to be patient one more day! Poor things!

    HUGS and peace. I'm comin'!
    1887 days ago
    I'm in! Let's do this! emoticon
    1887 days ago
    Yeah, if I listened to my doctors I would have been dead 13 years ago. A couple of years ago I ran into one of my doctors from way back, and he looked at me like he 'seen a ghost'. I so enjoyed the look on his face.

    Now I feel like I can't do much, but I probably could do more than I do if I set my mind to it...
    1887 days ago
    I'm with you! Time to toss out that self-defeating attitude...

    Want to move to Austin???? I need someone with your attitude here locally, it'd sure make it easier to keep pushing forward LOL!
    1887 days ago
    I am with you, Kitty!
    1887 days ago
    That brought tears to my eyes. Thanks. emoticon
    1887 days ago
    I feel the same way. People love to tell you what you can and can't do. If I had told myself last week what I would be doing in my training sessions, I would have said I can't do that, but here I am doing it.
    I love your positive attitude.
    1888 days ago

    Let us venture forth! Into the great blue yonder! emoticon

    You are an incredible source of inspiration!
    1888 days ago
    lol, same here, I don't believe in " impossible" emoticon
    1888 days ago
    Way to "no!" your limitations. You are more than talk, you are OUTDOING those so-called limitations!

    1888 days ago
    you go girl!
    1888 days ago
    WHOOHOOOO!! We should all remember this every day!

    I spent my whole life listening to limitations, limitations put on me by myself, my family, ex-husband, co-workers. Those days are long gone!

    Onward baby doll!
    1888 days ago
    Me! I'm coming with you!
    emoticon Wonderful affirmations!!

    You reminded me of a scene in a movie called Facing the Giants. A scene that shows that your best is far beyond your perceived limitations of yourself. It's very moving.
    1888 days ago
    Woohoo! Let's go!!!
    We've got SPIRIT!
    1888 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I want to come with you!
    1888 days ago
    Love your blog!! Thank you for posting!! Hugs, Moni emoticon emoticon
    1888 days ago
    I'm coming with you! I love, LOVE this blog!!

    I too was a person that doctors told should not run, walk, work, etc. Here I am with a full-time active job, walk and run daily and I'm doing just fine. It took me a long, long time that my only limitations exist in my mind. My job is defeating those.

    It's amazing how much someone telling me that I "can't" do something, makes me come back with "hell yes, I can!" I proved that the first time I crossed the finish line of a 5K. A friend had told me "You can't do a 5K." Well, yes I did.

    You go, Kitty! You can do anything, ANYTHING you set your mind to. You are strong, positive and awesome!
    1888 days ago
  • ANDY_54
    Woo-hoo for bucking those 'professionals'! Great blog about blasting away those limitations!
    1888 days ago
    I am so happy the girls are feeling better, how scary!

    You have a great attitude, and drive, forget what the doctors tell you, prove them wrong, I love it!!

    Have a great weekend!
    1888 days ago
  • DARLY55
    I'm with you. kitty! I'm making my own history! Let s show them all, let's GO! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1888 days ago
    I am so glad that the girls are better now, what a relief, right? Go for the gusto! I bet they can't wait to be off and running again with you.
    1888 days ago
    Totally coming with u !!!!!
    1888 days ago
    Moi! I am going with you!! I too was told many things by doctors and family about what I could or couldn't do. I have proved them wrong! Some of them still refuse to see what's right in front of their face though. That's their problem though and not mine! As I've said to others's are human too and are quite capable of making mistakes. Just because someone is a doctor doesn't mean that they know everything or even know you better than your own self! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1888 days ago
    Good for you for blowing those "professionals" gloomy predictions right out of the water! I always love to hear about when people do that! emoticon
    1888 days ago
    Meeeee! emoticon Kitty you are an inspiration to me! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1888 days ago
  • KEEPFIT2013
    Way to is amazing how well we can do at arguing for our limitations and claiming this to be 'honest sharing'. How about some honest recognition of possibilities!
    Thanks for sharing...great reminder!!
    1888 days ago
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