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With every moment comes a choice for change. Did you just make a bad choice? Luckily you have another moment...right...now. Right now I'm living moment to moment.

Some hackers broke into a road construction sign and that is the message they left.

I love it because it is awesomely hilarious...but when you think of people you probably know who sleepwalk through life, it's also a really great life motto.

Wow: Ran across this on CITYZOZO's page:

I am a powerful Warrior.
I can weather any storm.
I am fierce; I am fabulous; I am unstoppable.
My tenacity comes in many forms.

I here and now commit to myself,
To embrace sheer courage and strength,
And vow to pursue wellbeing and health,
And to reach new heights and great lengths.

I shall pick myself up with determination and grace,
Each and every time that I fall,
I will give of myself and lift up my friends,
And will extend a helping hand to all.

I will start each new day,
With inspiration in my heart, as I look to the horizon-nestled treasure,
For am I am a Warrior; I am a spark;
Yes, I am powerful beyond measure!

And here are the obligatory quotes that have made me think. Enjoy!

Liz Taylor
"I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being — to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame."

Successful people have learned to make themselves do the right thing that has to be done when it has to be done, whether they like it or not.
Aldous Huxley

"“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
― Flavia Weedn

"What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it."
Alexander Graham Bell

"Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard."

Successful people have learned to make themselves do the right thing that has to be done when it has to be done, whether they like it or not.
Aldous Huxley

And, if you feel like you’re going nowhere or even slipping backward, remember that you may just be backing up to get a running start. :) Brian Johnson

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt quotes (American 26th US President (1901-09), 1858-1919)

As you'll come to know, the closer you get to your goal, the more it draws you in; success feeds on success. It's like a gravitational pull. Once you get into a rhythm, it's hard to stop. You achieve big visions by doing the little things every day and looking at them in a positive focus."--Shawn Phillips

"Your life is not little, and playing it small doesn't save the world."--Jillian Michaels

From another sparkpage: "If you want to do it, you will simply do it. Stop trying to force upon yourself what you are not ready to change. When your soul is ready, you will just do it...You will instinctively embody all that you had previously struggled to make your reality, and you will be hard pressed to explain why it had ever been such a struggle to begin with." --MagicWriter

"You're one breath away from being anything you wanna be...That one breath is a choice, choose it." ~ Jillian Michaels

“Being self-deprecating is useless."- Jillian Michaels

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James

From a friend's sparkpage:" What fits better into your schedule...exercising 1 hour per day, or being dead 24 hours per day?"

From an SP article:
"There's nothing you've ever been successful at that you didn't work on EVERY day." Will Smith

"It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. Too bad. The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses." -- Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen- You on A Diet

To know you have enough is to be wealthy-The Tao

What truly defines you is not the amount of times (or degree to which) you fail. It's what you do AFTER you make a mistake. When you learn from it and pick yourself back up, you never truly fail—as long as you keep moving in the right direction.--From Coach Nicole

“If the first plan which you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan; if this new plan fails to work, replace it in turn with still another, and so on, until you find a plan which does work. Right here is the point at which the majority of men meet with failure, because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.”

~ Napoleon Hill from Think and Grow Rich

“When you run inspiring, imaginative pictures through the movie screen of your mind, wonderful things start to happen in your life. Einstein said that ‘imagination is more important than knowledge.’ You must spend some time every day, even if it is just a few minutes, in the practice of creative envisioning. See yourself as you want to be, whether this means serving as a great judge, a great father or a great citizen of your community.”

~ Robin Sharma from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
– Harvey Fierstein

Faith is courage; it is creative while despair is always destructive. ~David S. Muzzey

"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail."
– Dorothea Brande

I cover what's real, hide what is true, but sometimes bring out the courage in you. What am I?

Member Since: 1/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 30,867

My Goals:
I've got a lot of goals for 2012

Become Healthy!.
Run another 5k, a 10k and a half maration
Buy a piano.

I think I'm also going to work on getting regular massages and pedicures/manicures. I know, it's tough, but someone needs to do it!!

My Program:
I recently came back from a stay at Green Mountain at Fox Run in Vermont and I follow their non-diet philosophy (fitwoman.com).

I don't track my calories. I eat 3 meals and two snacks a day of balanced healthy food. I stay away from chemicals (diet pop!) and additives and preservatives. I eat what I want in moderation. I listen carefully to my body and notice if I feel yucky or sluggish or perky and energetic after eating. I adjust my food accordingly.

I eat to live. I don't live to eat. It's an amazing difference.

I work out 3-7 days a week.

I love to walk and hike, and am slowly becoming a runner.

Personal Information:
I'm from beautiful Upper Michigan where we get 200 + inches of snow per year. Needless to say, I like to cross country ski and snowshoe.

I'm a business owner and trying to balance my work and my health is my biggest and most important challenge.
(Flagrant self-promotion: solefootwear.net )
I'm a nerd, too. I love science, biology, birdwatching and other nerdy science things. As I tell my employees "Nerds rule the world!"

Other Information:
I fell in love with Africa while I was there in 2008. I will go back someday.

And I want to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

My blog: unicornasaurasrex.blogspot.com/

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