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Man, I'm Glad I Figured That Out Before It Was Too Late...

Friday, June 24, 2011

.....that's what I imagine saying to myself 30 years from now when I'm reminiscing about my life. See that's a fantasy for me as I sit here as my 42 year old self -- unmotivated, unhealthy and just in the funk of all funks! Each day that passes where I'm not living consciously toward my dreams. I have dreams of being FIT and healthy. I have dreams of having a career that would take me overseas for a few years to immerse myself in a different language and culture. I have dreams of selling my house in an unsaleable market and living in the city once again. I have dreams of feeling completely secure with myself. I have dreams of finding and keeping love.

So in an attempt to make my dreams a reality, I am ONCE AGAIN embarking on this road of overly optimistic goal setting and "gung ho" attitudinal adjustments. I've done this many times before and I always end up falling short....what's wrong with me? Why can't I get this together? My life has been filled with false starts and unfulfilled ambitions. Don't get me wrong, I have had some successes in my life, but the worse thing in life is to have a burning desire for something, but no motivation to get there. Does this make sense? Thanks for listening.....
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    Many times I have fallen into the trap of convincing myself I can change overnight. I've seen it work for some people, but I am NOT one of those people. I'm finding much better success making little changes every single day. Start with something small and obtainable that will help build your confidence. Remember, you're not aiming for a diet, but a lifestyle! :)
    3084 days ago
    I have been reading the spark book, and I think one of the things I am taking away from it right now is to set goals, and make a visual collage of them. Having visual reminders can help stay on the course.

    Of course, the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.... Many Many things are out of your control. What you do to your body... that is in YOUR control, and ONLY your control.

    It's easy to get discouraged. It's easy to quit when you don't see results or things are moving so so slow.

    Keep your chin up, take it one day at at time, and you will get to where you want to be.

    3086 days ago
    Of all the things you listed, controlling your weight is the one thing you can do without depending on outside influences. I've been seriously trying to lose weight since my first child was born, she is 23 now! That's a long time to try and fail over and over. Since reading the Spark book and following the steps I'm actually finally doing it. It's not fast, its a slow process but it does work.

    Every day I make the decision to eat good foods in the correct portion, every day I come to the Spark site, every day I find a way to get in some kind of movement, even if its just going up and down a few flights of stairs. At least 3 times a week I do at least, if not more, then a 3 mile walk. The weight is slow coming off but its coming off and I have no doubt I will reach my goal. You can do it, you just need to focus every day on the little things and they become a habit!
    3086 days ago
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