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Why Am I Here?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Okay, so it's time to put on the thinkin' cap and get clear about what I'm doing here. The obvious answer is to lose weight. Truth be told, losing weight is a stepping stone to other higher goals. We all walk around with a number of things we want to accomplish before our gravestone is etched and put in place. This is one of those fill in the dash' sort of things. You know. Everything that comes after your birthdate and before you die.

I have several goals in life. Let's face it. Accomplishing my goals will be difficult and may not even happen if I fail to take care of my body. No matter what the goal, the fact is I NEED my body to get things done. OTHERS depend on me. This pretty much requires a body. And not just any body. A HEALTHY body. One I don't have right now. It needs tweaking.

Enter . . . . a vision. What is it that I've always dreamt of doing? What am I passionate about? What were all those things I was going to do with my life back when my life was laid out before me?

For me, family and creativity have always played right to my wheelhouse. I love being with family. Day to day, this involves being the hot lady on my husband's arm. It includes having the energy to run out in the back yard and play some sports with my family. Taking my kids swimming. Having the energy to be imaginative with finding exciting, fun things to do with them. I also enjoy some downtime for myself. I feel replenished when I get to think and create. I love artwork, knitting, crocheting, reading. Being able to do all these things without thinking about a heavy body that has no energy, that's difficult to find clothes or is constantly in a state of mental fog.

These are the things I really want in life. This is why I find myself on Spark People. I want to live. I want to live abundantly. Oh I'm living. Just not abundantly. I don't want anything holding me back. I'm tired of remembering that I literally have nothing to wear. Or how I look in a swimsuit when the kids beg me to go swimming.

Now. Dealing with the obstacle. There is this body I need to return to a state of health. What to do.

I make choices every day. Even when I thought I hadn't made a choice, I did. Maybe I chose to sit on the couch and watch another episode of whatever. We all need down time and this is not a blog about making anyone feel guilty for taking some R & R. However, there is some value in taking a snapshot of an average day and asking if all our choices will lead us to our goals.

A question worth asking is whether or not my vision is big enough to overcome the obstacle I face. All I have to do is look in the faces of my precious children and my handsome husband. To look in the mirror, for that matter. They are worth it. And ya know what? I am worth it too.

Here's to life and living it fully.

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    Great blog!
    2160 days ago
    I am in complete agreement there. Seriously what is the purpose of trying if we aren't going to really apply to it. A healthy body isn't going to come without complete commitment and I am pointing to myself!! emoticon emoticon
    2162 days ago
  • KELLYD2112
    Great Blog emoticon

    Loads of motivation!
    2162 days ago
  • AEROGIRL1594
    Loved your blog girlfriend, you can totally do this! You are so right every single thing that we do either leads us to our goals or it detracts from our goals. If you stay positive and work towards your goals anything is possible!
    2162 days ago
    This is a great blog! emoticon

    It's amazing that the dash is just a little teeny tiny dot compared to what comes after the dash. Eternal life! Yeah, I'm with you. I'm ready to make my dash matter!
    2162 days ago
    Love it
    2162 days ago
  • KIM22211
    Very good. I notice that the more I am sparking, the more successful I am on my health journey!
    2162 days ago
    "However, there is some value in taking a snapshot of an average day and asking if all our choices will lead us to our goals."

    Great way to put it. Thanks.
    2162 days ago
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