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Have you ever thought about how your 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 wind will suddenly change direction, and before we know it we're in a nosedive heading toward 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 a strong, adverse wind; so don't get discouraged when you're facing a strong, gusty head wind in your day. Lean into it, breathe deeply, center yourself and your thoughts, and let the wind lift and carry you higher than you've ever been before.

Member Since: 3/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 107,176

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.



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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.




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    emoticon emoticon Here is your Monday morning cheer to begin your week........

    Even thought the holidays can be a stressful time, don't forget you have the opportunity to forgive yourself. Even if you try to make some changes now to avoid holiday weight gain but you find yourself losing every challenge that's OK. Punishing yourself only adds more stress. Realize you're a human being and you have the opportunity to make a better choice next time.

    So, if the temptation should arise for some sweets or unhealthy choices~~ emoticon and think~~perhaps some fitness time would be a better option. Put on those emoticon and go out for a emoticon Don't feel the obligation to "graze" at the company office lounge "treat table" filled with goodies! Check out some desk fitness exercises emoticon and let your mind escape!

    emoticon May the good things of life be yours in abundance throughout the holidays and coming year. emoticon

    2 days ago
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    `*.¸.* ´* ´¯`•.¸¸. .✫* Thanks for the comment!~~
    I can't tell you how much the encouragement of everyone here really helps! Just knowing so many people are thinking of me and having them share support really brings a sense of calm and peace to me.

    Thank you so much for your continued support and positive thoughts!
    I believe in the power of both!!

    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    To be successful in life, you have to believe in yourself first before you consider stepping into the business world. Geir Ness
    2 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon "Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas. " ~ Dale Evans emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
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    Believe in yourself -
    in the power you have
    to control your own life, day by day,
    Believe in the strength
    that you have deep inside,
    and your faith will help
    show you the way.
    Believe in tomorrow
    and what it will bring -
    let a hopeful heart carry you through,
    For the things will work out
    if you trust and believe
    there's no limit
    to what you can do.
    ~~ Anonymous ~~
    3 days ago
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