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The Question isn't CAN YOU? Its WILL YOU?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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!!!

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  • CHYNNA81
    Focus on the prize which is You! Change is always good. Sometimes you must take steps backwords to gain more steps forwards... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2924 days ago
  • CARPEDIEM_2009
    Thanks Casscott70...I have been told that I am my worse critic and you are correct I need to stop beating myself up as much as I do and get back to the basics. I can't always expect to start off running when I want let my self crawl first. Baby Steps it is!!!
    2924 days ago
  • CARPEDIEM_2009
    Thanks Happy_Fauna...Monday!!! seems like I have been living everyday with the MONDAY mentality...but thanks for your word of advice, and now I will try to live life as if there were on Mondays' thanks for your motivation and support.
    2924 days ago
  • no profile photo CASSCOTT70
    I absolutely love the quote from Jack Dixon that you shared, Thank You! And I think you have a better handle on things than you give yourself credit for. Broadening your mind is a wonderful tool to have, it doesn't come so easy for a lot of us, so keep thinking and questioning and pondering, but DO NOT beat yourself up, you're aware of what you need to do, so take your time and know that it is OKAY to take those baby steps toward your new lifestyle.
    2924 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13475827
    What helped me is getting out of the "Monday" mentality. Don't put things off til next Monday! There's no such thing as Monday! Just get back into the game right away if you messed up! Don't say, "Aw I screwed up for the day, I might as well screw up for the rest of the day!"
    2924 days ago
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