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It's all about me

Monday, March 21, 2011

Two years ago this month, I became a member of Spark.  I’ve been on and off a few times and I always enjoy being here; it's a great website and a wonderful tool.  Well, I’ve lost a little, then I’ve gained a little; never anything significant either way (my bad)... but it's all good.  Then, at 4am this morning, I had a revelation; something that made me say, hmmmmm...   The revelation was:  THIS JOURNEY IS ABOUT ME, FOR ME. Yes, ME!

...I like the thought of getting and staying fit for my wonderful hubby but at the end of the day, it’s only MY blood, sweat and tears going into it, literally.  When my hubby was a young man, he was a serious body-builder with only 3-4% body fat (is that possible???).  He doesn’t work-out anymore but he maintains his weight very well.  He doesn’t have any food addictions, he rarely over-indulges, and because he doesn’t like sweets, he doesn’t have a problem skipping desert. Needless to say, he is very disciplined, --and it is VERY tough living with him, lol!

The extent of his participation in my dieting, exercising, and weight-watching affair are his constant gifts of work-out clothes, shoes, accessories, and equipment; constant emotional support & motivation; the occasional ‘stroll’ down the street; and…  nope, that’s about all, that's the extent of his participation.  He kindly leaves the hard work to me.  :(

All that said, he’s still a great guy.  And I do love him, oh so much! :)

Anyways, my ‘revelation’ wasn’t the disappointing, shocker type.  It was more like a calm, gentle friend taking me by the hand and saying, ‘Let’s do this Girl. Let’s get honest with each other and step it up a notch... seriously this time... because you deserve it".   So I got up out of bed, poked around on the website, made a few changes on my SparkPage, then I got on my treadmill and walked for 45 minutes.  As I walked, I mentally made a plan of how I’m going to ‘spark’ things up a bit; stay focused & committed; and finally see those ‘significant’ results.  

1) Getting on the website and connecting with others DAILY, is a must.  
2) Exercising and watching my intake is a more-must.  And 
3) Loving me and BEING TRUE to me is a most-must. 

So, here's to never-ever-ever giving up and always staying fresh. 

'Cause after all, IT IS... all about me.  :)
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  • THEMIGHTYLILLIE
    That is excellent to realize!! I am glad you found that! Now, come on over to the San Antonio and get active!! There are LOTS of us here in town who would love to help motivate you! In fact, the new leg of EPIC (team challenge) starts on Sunday and I just KNOW it is exactly what you are looking for for motivation, connection to others and getting those basic habits formed. You have got to come check it out!
    3503 days ago
  • ANDIG8
    Beautifully said. If your husband is like mine, he thinks I'm wonderful just how I am, so if I'm doing it for him, then I constantly let myself off the hook and relax and ignore my goals because, well, he loves me like I am. But you are right, it has to be about you - it certainly must be if you are being prompted at 4:00. On Sunday in one of my church meetings we talked about our relationship with ourselves is something very important and needs to be cultivated and nourished. Your body is a temple that houses your spirit; treat it like that and you will be rewarded.
    3503 days ago
  • ALASKALILLADY
    You are so worth it! Good job to make sure your goals are outlined and that you remember this is all about you!
    3503 days ago
  • STRIVEFORHONOR
    You are EXACTLY RIGHT! This journey is ALL about you, ALL for you, and has to be done ALL by you! You are laying the foundation for a healthy life... so that YOU can live, so that YOU can enjoy those around you, and so that YOU can love yourself even more! It WILL take hard work. LOTS of hard work. But, all that hard work is really worth it. It is going to pay off big time! And, I can't wait to see you succeed with all this new-found determination and understanding!

    YOU CAN DO IT! YOU ARE WORTH IT!



    Great Blog!
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  • no profile photo CD9543726
    What a wonderful revelation to come to! You go!
    3503 days ago
  • TATTER3
    Love this energy!!! So glad you're sticking with it!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!
    3503 days ago
  • 4EVERFIT011
    What a great revelation! You are worth it and deserve to have live a life you love! You have a great plan and are well on your way! Wishing you the very best!
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    3503 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3992584
    This sounds like an excellent plan! Isn't it great when things "click" and you realize that this all about "ME" (well YOU actually)!

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    3503 days ago
  • SBEAR5
    Sounds like a GREAT revelation! :) You should really consider joining our EPIC challenge on the San Antonio team! The next leg of it starts this coming Sunday. We should have the sign up, posted in the next couple of days!
    3503 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8301081
    emoticon It is about you. And you are so worth it. And in the end you will feel amazing that you made the time and energy for yourself. And once you are feeling amazing it is incredible how much you have to give to others. emoticon
    3503 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6851971
    You're worth it! emoticon
    3503 days ago
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