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An Ode to Success and Fun
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday, I was feeling the strength of renewal as we turned the calendar page from January to February. I started January with such promise, then I got sick and it was downhill from there..so I was happy to have a fresh month to have a fresh ... Read more
31 Days - A Wrap Up - and (maybe) an Eureka Moment? (If so, it's #4)
Monday, January 31, 2011      6 comments

It has been 9 days since I've posted a blog from this series, thanks to being knocked for a loop by a bad cold and just running out of energy and enthusiam.. So I can't exactly say I've ended this month the way I was hoping to, in terms of resu... Read more
31 Days - Learn, learn, learn! - January 22
Saturday, January 22, 2011      6 comments

Today, Spark advises: Learn something new that inspires you. If you want to quit smoking, for example, read about successful quitters whose lives have improved, or about how smoking affects your health. Find new, specific tips for your ... Read more
31 Days - Share Your Knowledge, Strengthen Yourself - January 21
Friday, January 21, 2011      5 comments

Spark's advice today is to: Share your knowledge. Could someone else benefit from what you've learned so far? Acting as a mentor can strengthen your own commitment to your goals and inspire others to create positive change in their own li... Read more
31 Days - Visualize - January 20
Thursday, January 20, 2011      5 comments

Today, Spark encourages us to: Visualize. Sit comfortably, breathing deeply, with your eyes closed. Envision yourself reaching that goal. How has your life changed? How does it feel to accomplish it? Picture all the steps you took to rea... Read more
31 Days - Find a Goal Buddy - January 19
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      8 comments

Todays tip from Spark is to find a "goal buddy," who shares your goals, because that person will offer greater support and inspiration and accountability. Maybe. I think when you come down to it, we all have the same goals. Eat better... Read more
31 Days - Re-Assess, Sabatoeurs, Motivation, Goals - January 15, 16, 17 and 18
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      2 comments

Amazingly, I've missed 3 days of blogging. Not sure how that happened, I guess sometimes life just gets in the way.. But I'm in a good place, in spite of having done something to my knee, I feel pretty good today, so that is good. Instead... Read more
31 Days - Reward Thyself - January 14
Friday, January 14, 2011      3 comments

Today, Spark tells us to: Reward yourself. For each milestone you reach, plan something fun. Rather than using food or skipping a workout to celebrate, stay on track with: new clothes, a massage, a vacation, movie tickets, a book, a day o... Read more
31 Days - You Never Know Where Help Will Be Found - January 13
Thursday, January 13, 2011      4 comments

Today, Spark advises: Take advantage of technology. Sign up for motivational emails or text messages, set reminders on your computer, or have a friend call and check in on you. These little things will keep you focused no matter where you ... Read more
31 Days - What's Your Plan B? - January 12
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      4 comments

Today's Spark tip is to: Develop a plan B. Work, travel, or kids will disrupt your routine, so create alternatives: walk during lunch, choose healthy fast foods, or wake up earlier. Doing something is always better than doing nothing. ... Read more
31 Days - Give Yourself Credit! - December 11
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      6 comments

Spark tells us today to: Practice saying, thinking and writing positive things about yourself. Acknowledge and take credit for the things you've done well, and recognize your abilities and talents. Keep a list to add to, think about, and re... Read more
31 Days - No One Is Perfect! - December 10
Monday, January 10, 2011      2 comments

Today's Spark tip is: "Don't expect perfection. You will mess up, make mistakes, and forget along the way. The key is persistence and a willingness to learn from your mistakes. Focus on what you have done right instead of dwelling on the ... Read more
31 Days - Motivational Collage - January 9
Sunday, January 09, 2011      4 comments

Today, Spark wants us to: Create a motivational collage. Find inspiring pictures, encouraging words and quotes, or anything that reminds you of your goal. Glue it all together and place it where you can see it daily. This is your vision a c... Read more
Eureka Moment #3
Saturday, January 08, 2011      6 comments

Every once in a while, I have one of those EUREKA!! moments.. and I just had one. I was reading a blog by Jen Mueller about how there are parents, paranoid about their children becoming overweight, that actually consider (and some likely do) ... Read more
31 Days - Make a Journal - January 8
Saturday, January 08, 2011      2 comments

Today, Spark encourages us to: Start a journal. This can be a simple notebook or a computer document. Use it to track your progress, record your successes and learn from your mistakes. When you have a bad day, use it to remember why you ... Read more

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