SHARON10002
150,000-199,999 SparkPoints 166,991
SparkPoints
 
SparkGoodies

Watermelon
From:
MONTANAWALKER

Rose
From:
BARBIEE52

Massage
From:
1CRAZYDOG
Awards

SHARON10002 is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
 
Interact with SHARON10002
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment


Have you ever thought about the fact that life is much like flying a kite?

As our life happens and envelopes us in its day to day routine, and we move from this to that without too much thought. We usually find ourselves “gliding” along, - while unconsciously holding back, sitting on our heels, reluctant to let out more of our string while we wait for the "perfect conditions", or “just the right moment”, to pursue a strong desire, a dream, or to simply try something new.

As we know all too well - that never seems to happen. Life always becomes a little “gusty”, and sometimes, just downright windy. Just when we think things are going along smoothly, and we’re flyin’ high happily in our little corner of the sky enjoying ourselves - the conditions will suddenly change, and before we know it - we're in a nosedive to the ground.

There will always be those variable extreme gusts of wind that temporarily shake us violently to our very core, throw us off course, and may even be strong enough to send us into a tailspin from which we can’t seem to recover, and slams us into the ground.

Then there are times when we're gliding along with everything going just as it should, when suddenly, all our wind suddenly dies - disappears - and there is no wind at all, leaving us grounded. No matter how fast we run, or how hard we try, we are unable to get ourselves airborne again so we can feel peaceful as we fly.

In those moments, if we can remember to embrace the strong, gusty wind, and in some small way, anticipate and appreciate the sharp and unexpected twists, turns, and gut-wrenching dives, it might help us to stay aloft, and keep from nose-diving into the ground.

If you think about it, a kite flies higher in an adverse wind, so don't get discouraged when you're facing a strong, gusty head wind. Lean into it, breathe deeply, center yourself and your thoughts, and let the wind lift and carry you higher so that you may once again soar to new heights.


Member Since: 3/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 89,741

My Goals:
Spring 5% Challenge Goals

* I will track my food and water every day.

* I will track my exercise every day.

* I will concentrate my efforts on a combination of strength training and cardio to achieve my weight loss goal.

* I will strive to exercise every day, but will exercise no less than 5 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each day.

* I will aim to accumulate at least 800 Spark Fitness Points every month.

* I will follow the nutritional guidelines set forth by Spark People for me during this challenge.

* I will strive to stay within my Spark nutritional guidelines during this challenge.

* I will stay focused on my efforts to help me move forward to achieve my goals.

* I will strive to lose 12 pounds by the end of this challenge.

* I will eat between 1200-1600 calories/day

* I will try to burn 650 or more calories each week






My Program:
I am doing 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 times per week.

I am focusing on the foods that I eat and how they fit into my nutritional guidelines for the day.

I am also drinking my water, and logging it every day.

I will resume strength training at least 2 times per week.



Personal Information:


Other Information:
I am a certified Ai Chi Trainer, and love the water. It is a very giving, healing thing.

Ai Chi, like life, is all about balance - mind, body, and spirit.





Read More About SHARON10002 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated May 9)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:


My Program:


Personal Information:


Other Information:


Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon How To Have a Better Day emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1. Play with kids.
    Even if they are not your own, just kid around kids while they are just being kids.
    2. Give someone a compliment.
    Not a fake one, but take the time to see something that someone else is doing well.
    3. Sing in your car.
    And sing as loud as you can. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to frown while you are singing?
    4. Watch a movie.
    You might like it, and maybe you'll laugh, and maybe you'll cry.
    5. Bake your favorite kind of cookies.
    Then eat some.
    6. Count your blessings.
    I mean it. Start a list of all the things you are thankful for.
    Write until you can’t write anymore. Staple it to the wall.
    7. Watch people.
    Go find a crowded public area, sit down and watch. Allow yourself to wonder what he ate for breakfast, or what her name is, or where he bought that shirt.
    8. Do something for someone you love.
    Do the dishes for your wife, take your niece out for ice cream,
    take your mom to Starbucks for a coffee.
    9. Laugh
    It'll make you feel good.
    10. Think of the most encouraging person you know and call them.
    But don’t complain. Refrain from telling them how bad your day is
    and focus on making their day better.
    11. Write a letter.
    A good old-fashioned paper and ink letter. Bonus: write it to someone who has impacted your life and thank them and let them know how much you appreciate their role/impact in your life.
    12. Make new friends.
    One of them may be in your life forever.

    emoticon emoticon emoticon How will you have a better day? emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥
    Above all, beyond everything, know that you are loved. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    ~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥

    2 days ago
  • v WORKNPROGRESS49
    emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥
    It is truly an irrational belief to believe that if you have a checkered past, then you are not allowed to have a future. Deb Copeland
    ~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥

    3 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    ""If you actually want something, make an effort. Everything isn't just going to come to you.""
    (UNKNOWN)

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Barb emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
Member Comments (6873):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>