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Joining a Challenge

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

I was able to join the BLC 12 week challenge with the 23rd round. I am really hoping to meet some goals. I have been crawling along and letting my life's ups and downs get in the way. There are so many people who have many more struggles than I do and they are able to get fitness and nutrition planned in to their lives. I have realized that my life is not going to wait to be perfect so I can fit everything in. I need to just do it! BRADMILL2922 had a great blog about this.

I have read many encouraging blogs and have been going back to them for support and inspiration. I am going to incorporate some of the ideas from other sparkers and see if they will help me. One I was particularly interested in was an idea from PIXIE-LICIOUS to write a letter filled with kind and supporting thoughts and send it to your future self. I think I'm going to do something similar but do a daily journal of support and affirmations to myself. I think it might help me to stop being so negative about myself. I am so blessed to have found spark but I know I can't always rely on other people so I need to be there for me and I think this can be a way to do that.

Another is to just begin and not worry about being perfect. I am always all or nothing and I haven't got anywhere doing that!!! That's why I like the "Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes" motto of the BLC. I think it really made sense today.

Here are the links to those two blogs.

On another note. I have been trying to walk with my dog every day but she has gotten stronger and stronger. ( I have RA and it hurts my hands when she pulls) . Yesterday I was able to walk her and got a great upper-body workout! LOL She is not an endurance walker though. About 15 minutes in to it she started army crawling on neighbor’s front lawns and I had to bribe her home with little bits of mozzarella cheese! She is all power and speed at first and then naps like a baby. I brought her home and walked the rest myself. It was a lovely day yesterday and looks to be the same today. So, off I go to get in some FM! emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD10954048
    great job! you can do it!
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  • no profile photo CD307477
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    Just One Day At A Time. Putting one foot in front of the other.
    It's about progress not perfection
    2759 days ago
    You can do step at a time!
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    Good for you! It sounds like these challenges are going to be just what you need. We all have to start somewhere and at some time. I like that "nothing changes if nothing changes". I also like you the saying "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." ~Albert Einstein I think you're going to see lots of changes during your 12 weeks. Keep up the good work! emoticon
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    Excellent Thoughts...You are doing it Right...Keep getting Filled-Up...Finding the Encouragement, Inspiration, and Motivation from this Wonderful Spark Community...and Especially your BLC Friends...AMAZING CHANGES CAN HAPPEN in just 12 weeks...I am already standing on the other side of the last 12 week challenge and it Amazes me how far I have come...and You are going to feel just the same when we reach the other side of this 12 weeks...You have a WONDERFUL, POSITIVE APPROACH...You will see Great RESULTS because of all of these little changes that add up to BIG RESULTS over Time. Keep Making those CHANGES Happen...and you WILL see!!!
    2759 days ago
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