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Motivator of the day?? You shouldn't have *blush*

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Hello Sparkies!

I rolled over this morning in my bed ... groggy...and grabbed my phone as I do just about every morning ... "What exciting things happened while I slept???"

Normally the answer is ... nothing.

But not today! I awake to find a ton of spark notifications ... why??? Apparently I have been named Motivator of the Day! Woohooo!

First ... thank you all for your comments and messages. It means the world to me.

I honestly havent been very active on Spark lately. In the past, it has been my only hope to take the weight off...I needed the support! This time around - I needed to find the inspiration within myself - and I have. That doesn't mean I dont LOVE SparkPeople...I really do! I still recommend it to everyone I meet who needs support in losing the weight and getting healthy! I still want to start bloggging again because I love it.

I'm back down to 234 lbs. I am running 3 miles three days a week on my lunches and doing Jillian Michaels "Making the Cut" with a friend 5 days a week after work.

Somehow .. I found Adrienne the Athlete. Im not sure I ever knew she existed. I mean, I played sports in high school but I would never have considered myself an athlete even then. I was always the "power" player ... never the fast player. I thought that in order to be a runner you had to win races. Winning races took being fast. Boy was I ever wrong.

I have just started putting one foot in front of the other and BAM ... there she was. Adrienne the athlete runner :) Yep...Adrienne the 234 lb athlete runner.

Could I really dream of a 10K? Could I dream of a half? Could I dare to dream of running a Marathon??? Impossible? Maybe not. Im running 5Ks 3 times a week on my lunch breaks. Why not a marathon?

Here is something that you get when the weight starts coming off. Yes, smaller clothes. Yes, more confidence. Yes, health.

But the most powerful thing of all is that you get to dream again.

What dreams have you lost or let go because the weight is holding you back? Because YOU hold you back? Do it for the dream.
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    congratulations. I hope that you get active on Sparks again in 2014
    2726 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12482508
    So glad you are doing so well! Running 3 miles...that's amazing! I can't even run a mile :-)....So glad to hear from you!!
    2873 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12068091
    emoticon So good to hear from you. WTG on the running.
    2874 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    emoticon Great blog! emoticon
    2877 days ago
    congrats on being motivator of the day!!!!!!!!!!!

    my biggest problem is that i can no longer blame stuff on my weight........i have taken the weight off........today i must address the issue of what holds me back now.......time to apply the same principles that took the weight off to getting my life in order............#1 DO SOMETHING..........do anything..........but take action

    today i will do something........i will do it for the dream
    2877 days ago
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