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Enough is Enough

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Well nothin' like waiting until the last minute to get my fitness done but I did get it done for Tuesday. I struggled all day with not feeling well. If I could have taken my head off for a while, I might have felt better. I finally got up and got some exercise done.

I had work to do and it was going to get done! I could sit here and say that every day is easy for me and that I might sound like I always have it together but I struggle too. I have to have tough conversations with myself to get my butt up and get moving.

When I blog, it is as much for me as for encouraging others. I needed every word today. I had a pep talk in my bedroom, in my bed, in front of the fridge, in the bathroom, and in the rocking chair in front of the computer.

I decided that I would blog to have an attitude change. I know I can do this. I have to keep fighting! This is MY time! I can do this!

What is coming to mind is...The heart is willing but the flesh is weak. It is time to discipline the flesh. It is time for my flesh to get with the program.

Dear Flesh,

I am making a lifestyle change and you are going to follow suit. Come correct or don't come at all! In other words, SHUT UP!!! I am NOT going to fall for your whining and crying for junk foods. I am enjoying the fruits and veggies that I am eating. I am not going to run to the fast food drive-thru for burgers and fries. I love my grilled or baked chicken and broccoli!

You tried to tell me that I was allergic to exercise but I am not! I proved you wrong last month when I exercised 29 out of 30 days and I didn't break out in hives. I am beginning to like exercise. I have found ways to exercise inside and outside and enjoy it. It makes me feel strong.

So I am NOT going to give up! I have my goals set and I am not going to stop until I get there. It may be a bumpy road but I will get there. You will not stop me! I let you get away with your comments and your whining and begging but no more!

Oh you think I can't do it? Let me remind you that I survived cancer! I have survived marital issues. I have survived leaving a long time job for the unknown! I survived my job location closing! I will survive this journey. No matter how long it takes! I will get to the end.

I have support this time! You can't stop me! My friends won't let you stop me! They will support, motivated and encourage me to the end! Even if I get into a food situation that I need to be talked out of, they will be there for me! Even if I slip, they will help me up and get me back on track and won't beat me up about it or allow me to beat myself up about it!! They will kick me in the butt when I don't get moving! They will help me keep my focus on my goals! They will cheer me on! That is what my friends can do! They care about me and my success just like I care about theirs!

So in conclusion, I suggest you get with the program. Get on board or shut up!

Let the record show that you have been served notice! And I DON"T want to have this conversation again!


Ok now that I got that cleared up, I am ready for the 4th of July! Happy 4th to everyone! I hope you have a safe and healthy holiday!

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  • BOBBYD31
    very cute but so very true. you do well with you blogs, these are words of wisdom that everyone on this journey can use so not only do you help yourself but you help others. we are not alone in this journey we have the spark community to support us on the days we fail or the days we need pick me up or a good swift kick in the A$$.

    good job!
    3218 days ago
    Thank You so much...I am getting on the floor right now to work out...Thanks
    3228 days ago
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    I couldn't have put it any better myself!! You go girl!!
    3229 days ago
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    Keep up!!! Our flesh is sooo mean to us sometimes, but we are the ones that tells it what to do.. YOU GO GIRL!!! emoticon
    3229 days ago
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    With a positive attitude like that you'll absolutely succeed!
    3229 days ago
    I love the letter to yourself :) You got this!
    3229 days ago
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    Great blog and great pep talk! Thank you I needed this. And from one cancer survivor to another you rock!!! emoticon
    3230 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/4/2012 1:22:25 PM
  • LINDAK25
    I'm feeling the same way today. I was feeling okay last night, when suddenly I had a vertigo attack. The last time I had vertigo it lasted for over a month. I'm hoping I can make it through my exercises today! Thanks for the pep talk.
    3230 days ago
    You told her! Appreciate the fact that you know your own body and know what it needs and are prepared to fight to the end for preservation. You build confidence in all of us to not give up! emoticon
    3230 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11198370

    Best attitude changing blog I've read. You've inspired me to have a heart to heart with my own body. Thank you.

    3230 days ago
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    I like that you have survived some struggles of life and don't want to give in to these struggles. That takes gutts and more gutts. My hat is off to you. You are doing great.
    3230 days ago
  • CARMEL_466
    Great blog. I have to have these talks with myself too and many times I have come to your page for encouragement. We have to do what we have to do to keep going. emoticon Happy 4th of July. Hope you have a fun day.
    3230 days ago
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    Wonderful!!!! You go girl!!! We are doing this!! emoticon emoticon

    Your doing well, with self talk!! emoticon

    1 day last week, I also had a pamper day, talking to myself through it.

    Listening to mellow music, bath, shaving, painted toe nails, did my hair up a tad, lotion-ed up my feet legs, legs arms ( with sweet smelling stuff) even put on mascara. And walked to the gas station lol. It was foreign to me to just be nice to myself. But I would do those things for a friend too. It helped my mood also.

    Love ya GF! Happy 4th! emoticon
    3230 days ago
  • BECCA7931
    I like your letter to yourself. My body needs to get with the program, too!
    3230 days ago
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