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Motivation is on it's way...

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

*Sometimes* my kids don't follow directions that first time that they are given. :) My husband will say from the couch, "Don't worry, motivation is on the way". The know that they had better get to following directions before "motivation" gets off the couch.

Today was a big day in our house. My son had eye surgery this morning to repair his lazy eye. I got up early to drink a cup of coffee and read my blogs before the house started to stir. I opened my e-mail and was SHOCKED to see so many e-mails from SparkPeople. Why so many e-mails? Each day SparkPeople sends out healthy living e-mails where they share health news and spotlight a SparkPeople member who is the "Motivator of the Day". Yep, you guessed it. I was the Motivator of the Day today! What a fantastic surprise.

I had planned on eating poorly today. Come on! My son's having surgery- doesn't that give me permission to abuse my body with unhealthy foods? Can't I skip exercise? He needs me. Drinking water? BUT I had to get up so early.

Being the Motivator of the Day came at the perfect time! It helped me to focus on my goals. It reminded me of how far I've come. It made me feel valued and successful. (Yep, it did all of that before 6:15 AM!) All too often we rely on how we *feel* to motivate us towards our goals. My goals didn't change just because I was worried about my son. I had a healthy breakfast, packed fruit and my water bottle for the hospital, and even got in a nap AND a run this afternoon while my hubby took over cuddling with our son.

I won't leave you hanging on the surgery- Everything went wonderfully. He was an amazing trooper. We spent most of the day cuddling, watching tv, and playing trains. THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of the Spark members that stopped by with kind words of support. I feel like a rockstar today! :)

~Kari
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  • LONGLEANNLANKY
    Awe Kari, that was soo good to hear his surgery went well, and that you discovered in time to enjoy the fact you were chosen Motivator of the Day!! I love it!!
    I know you motivate ME!!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    3557 days ago
  • WMMCCRORY
    You are a huge motivator to me! When I finally came back to SP in January of this year, you were one of the first profiles I found and you were blogging about C25K. I used to run when I was a teen and I miss it very much and you were one of the first to motivate me to get back to that point in my life where I can run and ENJOY running again and you still motivate me now. You deserve that spotlight!!

    I am really glad everything went well with your son, I hope the recovery goes just as smoothly! :)
    3567 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    *smiles*

    Sparkepeople often spurs me on to be better as well.

    Im so glad you had a better day despite the stress, Im glad things went ok for for your little guy.
    3567 days ago
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