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The Ups and Downs

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I sure have noticed a down trend with a lot of us lately and I'm not sure if its the weather change or the time change but its affectting many of us. And its ok to have these moments and times but how we bounce back from them is even more important!! Because too quickly a small detour or bump in the road can lead to a bigger lapse or giving up all together, and we deserve better then that!! We are all on this site to lead a healthier lifestyle and sometimes we need reminded that it will not and can not happen overnight. This is a process that will take months and years to achieve and a lifetime to maintain-but we ARE worth it.

For myself it started with getting an impacted wisdom tooth and the fact that for 5 weeks I did not get any exercise in. It really got me down in the dumps and I could not figure out a way back- just could not find my motivation. But the thing I did right was not giving up on Spark and reading the blogs and staying active with my team. These ladies on my team go through the same things or much, much worse then what I'm going through and they hold themselves accountable and stay motivated and in turn it keeps me going even when I was not motivated. We are all in this together but we have to hold ourselves accountable and MAKE the time for ourselves to eat right and work out, because no one can do it for us!! So lace up those sneakers and find 30 minutes to take care of YOU and everyone around you will benefit from it.

The down time for me is over (thank goodness), and the ups are so sweet!! If you are having a rough time please remember that this too shall pass and that your UP is right around the corner-GO FIND IT!!
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  • SPIFFYSMILE
    Hi Kerri!

    I got your comment.....txs for keeping in touch. (I'm replying here cos I've been away from Spark for a bit and wanted to get myself subscribed to your blog again.)

    I've been comfortable with my weight where it is and just maintaining. However, old habits are creeping back in and four pounds have found their way back on my butt, so I'm jumping back on the SparkWagon. I'll do an update blog about me.

    How's all with you? I'm glad you gotthe exercise going again. You've always inspired me in that area. Be sure to get the Wii back out. It's such a fun way to get off the couch!

    Take care lady and I'll see you around. We're Sparked for Life!

    Linda :)
    4297 days ago
  • ASPENJULES
    Very true, and very well put, my friend.

    I agree -this place and the friends I have made here are my safety net, my assurance against ever going back to what I was before.

    I'm so glad you've found your way back from the dark side, Its!

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    4394 days ago
  • SPIFFYSMILE
    I so totally agree with you. This site is my safety net. I know that no matter what's going on...how down I get...how unmotivated....if I just continue to come here and stay involved, I will always get back on track.

    I'm so glad things are on an upswing for you. And I can't wait to have time to chat again!

    Stay Sparked For Life!
    4394 days ago
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