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An AH HA moment

Friday, April 16, 2010

Last night I was in bed looking at my inspiration wall. I have about a 5'x5' block on my wall with pictures and quotes. When I started Spark I went through a lot of magazines and cut out every picture that called to me. Then I printed the before and after pictures of everyone on Spark that motivated me. So I put them all up and filled in with quotes. This reminded me every day when I woke and every night when I went to sleep what I was working towards. Last night though as I laid there I realized that I had two different kinds of pictures "quality of looks" and "quality of life". In the beginning it was that flat stomach picture and that perfect back picture that drew my attention. Now 59lbs. later I don't look anything like those pictures (yet..hehe) BUT I feel…alive is the best word I can think of. My eyes go right past those pictures now and land on the goddess riding horseback on the beach, that brave woman taking pictures on the top of a high road in Europe, that laughing woman getting a piggy back ride down main street,that confident woman dancing in the middle of the dance floor with everyone watching and that calm woman doing yoga in the grass under a tree. It was an AH HA moment for me…the quest has never been a perfect body but rather the feeling good enough to do and have all of those things. So added to my goal to get healthy I'll add the goal of pushing for my dreams as hard as I push for everyone else's and to remind myself everyday that this life is mine and it's the only one I'll get.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Chase your dreams the way a child chases a fire fly...with hope, joy and never ending energy!
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  • LDY_ALI_79
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    That's one thing I hope to acomplish, to dance like no one's watching! I'm glad you had your "ah ha moment", emoticon

    I wish you continued success~
    3920 days ago
  • CATNIPCHAOS
    That totally kicks buns. I've got to remember that more often when I'm getting discouraged. Yes, I have the picture in my mind of what I want to look like again...but not to flaunt my body, draw attention, etc., etc., but because when I looked like I want to look again I have so many great memories of the things I could *do*. Thanks for the kick in the pants and brain, lol!
    3932 days ago
  • CATNIPCHAOS
    That totally kicks buns. I've got to remember that more often when I'm getting discouraged. Yes, I have the picture in my mind of what I want to look like again...but not to flaunt my body, draw attention, etc., etc., but because when I looked like I want to look again I have so many great memories of the things I could *do*. Thanks for the kick in the pants and brain, lol!
    3932 days ago
  • BARBARAROCKSIT
    emoticon blog!

    Thank you for sharing it with us!
    3933 days ago
  • JKTENTATIVE
    You brought tears to my eyes with your story, your insights and the happiness you are finding. What a great blog!
    3934 days ago
  • AGAINALWAYS
    Lovely blog! It's about quality of life for me as well!
    3934 days ago
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