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People just like you have noticed... when things go right they tend to keep going right. The trick is to do something right (now) and get that momentum started. All it takes is ONE positive emotion, the words passing through your mind: YOU CAN DO THIS.

You have the power to instantly change the direction of your day, RIGHT now... * Choose something to do right NOW that will shift your circumstances in a positive direction (in support of your dreams) including how you FEEL. Don't be conservative, be crazy and choose something that creates REAL excitement.

KEEP LOOKING until there is an involuntary smile on your face. Yeah, that's the one!

* Imagine the highest, most optimistic belief you could possibly have to support this new intention. Imagine this belief as an intrinsic part of who you are. Feel it, hear it, smell it, taste it. Isn't that AMAZING.

* Notice the shift ... It may be internal as you start to feel differently, either in your mind or your body starts to grow restless... your perspective shifts along with your circumstances and the people around you appear to change.

* Now, step into it and move forward.

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
-- Albert Einstein

A NEW LIFE ... just from thinking differently.

"There aren't many clearly marked, signpost moments in your life, but occasionally they come along, and you have a choice. You can either do something the same old way, or you can make a better decision."
-- Lance Armstrong

You will see, touch, taste, and hear... learn, and achieve... whatever you accept as your reality. Right now, accept success just by choosing to think differently: YOU CAN.

“Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, ‘Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.’”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Begin each day with the confident expectation of success. Expecting success compels you to find a way. Knowing there IS a way taps into the large and rich store of resources in your life. Accept success in yourself today, in your life, in everything that you do... be successful...believe that you can and YOU WILL.

No more waiting for the "magic" day. Live that life now, as a runner heads out the door by first walking one step in front of the other. Be stronger now, happier now, fulfilled NOW.

"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations... I look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and ...follow where they lead."
-- Louisa May Alcott

Accepting success, what will you be like in a year? Can you feel it, how great that feels! What will your life look like? Can you see it? That is you in the mirror -- touch your reflection. YOU ARE LOOKING MARVELOUS.

"Fitness has to be fun. If it isn't, there will be no fitness. Play is the process. Fitness is merely the product."
-- Dr. George Sheehan, runner/writer/philosopher

Whatever you do... if you don't LOVE it today, you won't do it tomorrow. So, find the love ...by finding your "own way" even if it means doing things in ways that are contrary to what you've been taught... like for you running might not be about speed or heart rate. It might be about learning HOW and that can mean going slower than you thought... and so you love it even more... because you CAN do it and now it belongs to you.

"...for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."
-- John Burroughs

WILLINGNESS... to BE what you imagine, to ignore reality for now and be the change you want right now... press through it, force yourself through the door to the other side. The door is not locked, it's just stuck and your emotion is the key, that one positive emotion. YOU CAN DO THIS!

"Your willingness is the most important factor. And willingness comes when you connect to a solid, meaningful .... purpose that is truly yours."
-- Ralph Marston

As YOU put all of yourself, and I mean ALL of yourself into a single positive moment, not only will you be the best with what you have now, but reality is rushing in to match your dreams. As you imagine your life and live it, you become the kind of person capable of living that life. One positive emotion is all it takes. Just say YES.

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
-- Albert Einstein


-- See yourself as a fit and energetic person NOW
-- Believe your goals are already achieved
-- Feel yourself moving with joy and confidence
-- Go DO your ideal life today
-- Don't bother with doing it correctly, JUST DO


"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions... Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."
-- Albert Einstein


It is NOT hard to do but it is CHALLENGING...there's the difference. Start by finding the resistance, really FEEL IT, then stop (for one measly second) and ask yourself: "What do I WANT do right here, right now?" Don't be in a hurry for the answer. Wait for it. If you are doing this correctly, the answer will always be in your best interest.


"Everyone is an athlete. But some of us are training, and some of us are not"
-- Dr. George Sheehan, runner/writer/philosopher

Just as a runner cannot run while focused on sitting, a person cannot be thin while focused on being fat. Eat for energy and health because you NEED to fuel your newly-found energetic body... OH YES, you have always been an athlete IN-TRAINING.

"My whole teaching in one sentence is: "Run slowly, run daily, drink moderately, and don't eat like a pig."
-- Dr. Ernst van Aaken, renowned German coach

DID you catch that?? RUN SLOWLY. RUN SLOWLY.

AT THE GOAL POST...you have arrived.. Because you have arrived, of course, it is OKAY to be here! Really, I give you permission - right now, not yesterday when you thought it couldn't happen, right freaking now. Just believe it, okay?

"Do the best you can, enjoy this day, and rest satisfied with what you have accomplished."
-- Og Mandino

"Time is limited, so I better wake up every morning fresh and know that I have just one chance to live THIS particular day right, and to string my days together into a life of action, and purpose."
-- Lance Armstrong

YOU (yes, you) are the most important thing in ALL of life... because without you there is NO life. Without you there is nothing, zero. Go ahead, I dare you. TRY being here without you... um, doesn't happen, does it? Yet, how often do you leave yourself out of the equation? This is your day - BE EVERYTHING, because you are.

Member Since: 12/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,797

My Goals:
Be fully present.

My Program:
Strength isn’t shown only by what you do, but by what you choose to refrain from doing.

Ignore the impulse to react immediately.

Personal Information:
Loving life in Mesa, Arizona

Living a life of high quality choices.

Other Information:
My walking buddies are three Havanese doggies.

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