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Just when things seem to be cruising along in our daily life, we encounter a challenge or obstacle that we hadn't bargained for. It can be something temporary or permanent, and how we respond to it can make all the difference in the quality of our life as we try to move forward out of this place.

"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations." ~ Charles Swindoll

These are our lemons. We all have our own bunch of lemons. When you find yourself with a lemon or a bunch of them, it's your chance, and CHOICE, to find a way to add sweetness to the sourness that you're feeling, and make some lemonade.

If you've ever made lemonade, you know that it doesn't taste good if it's too sweet. Too much sugar makes a sickeningly sweet syrup that lacks that "refreshing zing of flavor" that you hoped for.

Good lemonade makes our taste buds POP! It's that very sourness that makes us not only pucker up, but utter "Aahhhh" when we reach the bottom of the glass, and sends us back for more.

We don't have a choice about how many lemons appear on our tree of life, but we do have the choice in the recipe for our lemonade.

"Sweet Lemonade"

Life is like sweet lemonade
You savor every taste
Live it to its fullest
Never a day should you waste.

Drink in all your surroundings
Fill yourself from within
Close your eyes and relish it all
Enjoy everything once again.

This is nourishment for your soul
It will quench your appetite
The hunger that grips your very core
Can also give you sheer delight.

Feed upon the bounty before you
Don't ever be afraid
Just venture out and take a sip
Because life is like sweet lemonade.

Author: Jodi Seidler

Member Since: 3/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 93,896

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.

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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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    The trick to growing through adversity is not becoming a victim by looking for reasons “why”, but looking for the benefits in the situation. David Boufford.
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    2 days ago
  • v BETRHO48
    emoticon Sharon, Thanks for the goodie. I actually printed the Wonderful Woman Wednesday message and have placed it on the refrigerator.....good place for it in the kitchen! Thanks for your encouragement.
    3 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Methinks I see the sunset light flooding the river valley, the western hills stretching to the horizon, overhung with trees gorgeous and glowing with the tints of autumn—a mighty flower garden, blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, Frost... ~John Greenleaf
    Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees. ~Faith Baldwin
    3 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Eat the damn chocolate cake, get your hair wet, love someone, dance in those muddy puddles,
    tell someone off, draw a picture with crayons like you're still 6 years old and then give it to someone who is very important to you. Take a nap, go on vacation, do a
    cartwheel, make your own recipe, dance like no one sees you,
    paint each nail a different color, take a bubble bath, laugh at a corny joke.
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    Get on that table and dance, pick strawberries, take a jog, plant a garden,
    make an ugly shirt and wear it all day, learn a new language, write a song,
    date someone you wouldn't usually go for, make a scrap book, go on a picnic,
    relax in the sun, make your own home video, kiss the un-kissed,
    hug the un-hugged, love the unloved, and live your life to the fullest.
    So at the end of the day, you'll have no regrets, no sorrows, & no disappointments
    - Unknown
    emoticon emoticon Remember ALL these to live YOUR life to the fullest! emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    Wednesday's quote by Buddha:"The mind is everything. What you think you become." So, be sure what you think is what you want to become! Have fabulous day! emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
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