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look backs and finding my direction

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

It’s been a long time, sparkies. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been here and it definitely doesn’t mean I haven’t been active, because I have been. Sure, there have been periods of time over the last couple years that I haven’t tried at all.. that I have thrown everything that SparkPeople has taught me and everything that I have taught myself right out the window, but the important part is that I keep coming back.

So, what motivated me to start blogging again? Honestly, it has nothing to do with motivation or goal setting, although I have been feeling waves of both of those lately. The very simple reason that I am here again is because I just finished reading a bunch of blogs from 2009-2010 and realized that I really enjoy keeping a tab on my life. How amazing is it to be able to go back and read what you were thinking this time last year, 2 years ago, 5 years ago? Keeping a blog really solidifies who you are as a person, and sometimes when you’re feeling lost all it takes is a quick read of your own thoughts in your own words to bring you right back to yourself. That is exactly how I felt when I was reading my blogs. I think that sometimes, with the way the world works in this day and age, it is very easy to get wrapped up in ‘life’ and forget your direction and forget about who you are and what means the most and about where you want to go. If I can keep some sort of tool to remind me when I need it the most, that is exactly what I am going to do.

So I’m back. And I’m a bit scared to say that I’m motivatED from reading my past blogs when I was doing really well with weight loss and getting in shape, because I don’t want to jinx myself or put too much pressure to succeed on myself because that almost always leads to failure. BUT – I can say that reading my past blogs has been motivatING. It’s nice to be able to look back and see what was working, how much work I was putting in to see results, and where I could have improved.

Later I am planning on posting measurements, since that has always been the most motivating tool for me. But for now I will end by saying that I am happy to be back and looking forward to hearing how everyone else has been doing.
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    It's so very good to see you out here (and you're not the only one behind in blogging)! I agree, the blogs or even our journals can provide a lot of information and perspective. I just went through some notes last week and reminded myself of all the things I've juggled along the way.

    2432 days ago
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