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Adding a Mule to my Motivational picture board, but not because I'm stubborn!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

When I listened to Spark Guy on the Spark Solution Coaching today he reminded me that successful people in fitness and healthy eating remind themselves on the "why" in regards to their goals.

I had to stop and think on this more. I know in my heart, I want to be the best I can be, for my family, my grandchildren, and to be capable and unhindered to work well at whatever I choose. But thinking further, I remembered how I wanted to take the Grand Canyon Mule ride to Phantom Ranch, and how years ago, when we lived in Arizona, I was afraid I would not pass the weight restrictions guidelines. Well, I would pass now, and I am excited to think I can begin to plan this adventure... but I want to lose more weight to make it easier to get on and off that mule... Lol! So I realized I needed a mule on my "motivational picture board" to remind me of this goal to go on that Mule ride to the bottom on the Grand Canyon and back.

Some may think that riding would be a piece of cake, but it takes a lot of strength to sit up on a horse or a mule, and to stay on. The physical aspects of riding is no small thing.

I have lots of other reasons for continuing my effort to lose pounds and eat healthy. I want to expand my teaching English Country Dancing to young people in my region, and with that, I want to be my best fitness wise to do that.

I have to say, that it has been incredible the amount of energy I now have because of all the walking and running I am doing along with the strength training. Eating right has made a difference in how I feel too.

It is exciting to hear from people who are curious how I got started on these "streaks" and how inspiring I am to them and others.

So Thankful for Spark People-- the whole community who I know are working hard all over the place.

Looking forward to one day posting a photo of myself on the mule trip...
Go Sparkies!
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    Thank you all for your encouragement and comments on my blog!

    more later.... but thanks for stoping in to comment! emoticon
    2098 days ago
    Great visual. My before SP dream was to learn and teach yoga. I posted pictures of yoga on my SP inspired collage. I still have a ways to go to be fully certified but I just taught my first class! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Keep Sparking!
    2098 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/23/2013 9:01:44 AM
    what a great motivator. and using that same dogged determination and strong will to succeed at your goals as well as give the old sawback a break ~ touche
    2098 days ago
    You talk mules and I talk horses. I want to horseback ride. Being overly heavy (still am heavy but working towards a smaller size) I wouldn't allow myself to. Reading your blog reawakened me to a lost dream. (((many hugs)))

    Now to get a pic of a horse to put on my vision board!

    You are fantastic!
    2098 days ago
    Sounds like you have your priorities in order! You will reach your goals before you know it!

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    2098 days ago
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