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"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

"Only you can do this...Nobody can do it for you. But if you are fortunate enough to find someone who is intensely conscious, if you can be with them and join them in the state of presence, that can be helpful and will accelerate things. In this way your own light will quickly grow stronger.
When a log that has only just started to burn is placed next to one that is burning fiercely, and after a while they are separated again, the first log will be burning with much greater intensity.
After all it is the same fire..." ~Eckhart Tolle's Power Of Now

“Just 'cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.” George Carlin

"You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face.... YOU MUST DO THE THING YOU THINK YOU CANNOT DO!"~Eleanor Roosevelt

"I say never be complete. I say stop being perfect. I say let's evolve. Let the chips fall where they may." ~Fight Club

"Time out-let's get something clear
I speak-more truth than you want to hear
Scapegoat-to cover up your fear, you can't bring me
You ain't-never seen so much might
Fight for-what I know is right
What up-you got yourself a fight, you can't bring me....
And if I offended you, oh I'm sorry...
But maybe you need to be offended
But here's my apology and one more thing...f*ck you!
Cos you...can't...bring...me...down!"~Suicidal Tendencies

"If you focus on the problem, you can't see the solution.
Never focus on the problem."~Patch Adams

"Finish each day And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Candy is dandy, but Liquor is quicker."

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? ... Your playing small doesn't serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory ...that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
~Marianne Williamson

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!" ~ Dr. Seuss

"Cause and effect go hand in hand." ~Sisters of Mercy

"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time"
~Fight Club

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Seuss

"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate, so we can buy sh*t we don't need."~Fight Club

"My darling girl, when are you going to understand that “normal” isn’t a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage." – Frances Owens in Practical Magic

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There’s no such thing as life in-between.”
~Pat Riley

"Nobody can hurt me without my permission." ~Mohandas Gandhi

"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." ~John Muir

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~C. S. Lewis

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.~Robert Louis Stevenson

What is tolerance? -- it is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -- that is the first law of nature.~Voltaire

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
~Muhammad Ali

"People say that losing weight is no walk in the park. When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem." ~Chris Adams

"I stroll along serenely, with my eyes, my shoes
my rage, forgetting everything."~Pablo Neruda

"The longest journey begins with a single step."
Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching

"Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility."~ Gary Snyder

"Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something." ~Thoreau

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment."

"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end." ~Ursula K. LeGuin

"Hey, even the Mona Lisa's falling apart." Tyler Durden

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." ~Voltaire

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." ~Mario Andretti

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
~ Mohandas [Mahatma] Gandhi

"This is a great place to get motivation and share experience..but when it comes down to it...
*YOU* have to want it. There is no middle ground! You are either in the hole, desperately attempting to keep the sand out...or you're digging yourself deeper.
STOP and you'll be buried alive.
It's your choice...There is treasure to be found if you're willing to do the work! " ~me

Member Since: 8/30/2007

Fitness Minutes: 36,607

My Goals:
To enjoy myself and not take it all too seriously.

To be aware of Portion Distortion.

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I am 30+, happily married with 3 beautiful daughters and live in Idaho.

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Water Aerobics Instructor
Wellchieve/PTD Coach

ACSM PT & AEA Certified

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