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Be better than you were yesterday.

Monday, March 18, 2013



This journey is not a competition with anyone except yourself. This is your journey & your journey alone.

Focus on creating & building a new you.



If you mess up, don't worry about it. Learn from your mistakes & keep moving on. Be better, not bitter.



Be careful of negative self-talk.



Finally, be patient with yourself. This is a long journey. You're going to make mistakes because you're human. It's ok to be human. emoticon



Let's roll up our sleeves & get this done!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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    Thanks! The last two pics really spoke to me...I'd heard the second before, but I liked the visual!

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    love the posters - thanks

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    Thank you for the motivation.

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  Thanks. I was going to skip my exercise today as i did yesterday!!! but will immediately do them.
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    This was great, I loved it!! You should be a motivational speaker or counselor!

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    Glad to see u featured in the Spark Mail.

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    good things to remember!


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DIANNEMT 3/19/2013 9:41PM

    It CAN be hard to NOT compare to others but fight it!!

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    Great insights - thanks for sharing!

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    Thank you! I loved your blog!

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    Nothing succeeds like success! Yay, YOU!

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    emoticon emoticon This was a great blog.

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    All wonderful quotes, really loved this first one that we are not in competition with anyone else. Thank you very inspiring. emoticon

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    Good advice... Thanks for sharing!

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  good blog

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    love them


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    Thank you for sharing this - great blog!

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SHERYLDS 3/19/2013 8:50AM

    I've got to admit it's getting better
A little better all the time
(It couldn't get no worse)
I have to admit it's getting better

: BEATLES - GETTING BETTER LYRICS

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    So needed this today. Thank you!

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    what a great blog! have a terrific day!

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    I needed this.

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OFGREENGABLES 3/19/2013 7:18AM

    so true. all of it!

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    Very motivating!

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    we can do it

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    Well stated!

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    Great messages to start the week.

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    Thank you for the little pick me up today. I needed this!

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Keep going.

Sunday, March 17, 2013



You've come such a long way, don't stop now!! It's not impossible!! You CAN do this!!



Don't keep your hands in your pockets! Get out there & get it done.



Work on your goals every day.



You are worth the effort.



Blessings to you! ! emoticon emoticon

  
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SORTIZA99 3/21/2013 4:44AM

    Let us keep going and moving forward with God's help.
Good day.

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ANHELIC 3/17/2013 11:21PM

    Thank you for this inspiring and encouraging blog. I feel like I just got a little nudge from what you posted and I thank you for it. I will keep going. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Great job as usual. Thanks.

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    Terrific! Thanks so much!

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JOANIE69 3/17/2013 1:42PM

    emoticon Nilla, Thanks for your daily encouragement, and also for the goodie and comment on my Hymns' blog. I too like HillSong but only discovered them while on SP and another Spark friend told me of their music! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 3/17/2013 11:07AM

    Yes we are worth it!

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    Thanks for the inspiration this morning! No turning back!
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    Wonderful!

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    emoticon Yes we can!

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  Thanks for the quotes. A great way to start the morning.

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    The Israelites kept lookinng back to Egypt when the promised land laid before them, so they had to wonder in the wilderness for 40 years till that generation had died. Let us not make the same mistake. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Have faith in yourself.

Saturday, March 16, 2013



One of the things I'm super guilty of is putting limitations on myself because I "THINK" I cannot do something. I am finding that I am so much more capable than I give myself credit for & so are you!! We are our own worst critics, right?

emoticon emoticon Stop the negativity. Step out in boldness & try new things, try new workouts. If a friend asks you to try something new, try it (yoga, pilates, or whatever). You might find you like it.

The SparkPeople workout generator is AWESOME!! There are tons & tons of demos on how to do the exercises. Plus, it's FREE!! Don't let that amazing resource go to waste. Also, don't forget about the awesome workout videos on SparkPeople & on SparkPeople's youtube account. All FREE!! emoticon Free is good, right?

Learn as much as you can about yourself while on this journey. You won't regret it.



Don't let the negative type of fear get in your way:



Have faith in yourself. You CAN do this & so can I!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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SWINKIE57 3/17/2013 3:04PM

    Just what I needed as I face my 2nd week of radiation treatments. One week down, 5 to go!

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    Great blog loved what you had to say. All things are possible with God.
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DRUIDPRINCESS 3/16/2013 7:01PM

    Thank you for your energising words! This is just the attitude for the start of the Spring Challenge!
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BIGPAWSUP 3/16/2013 5:41PM

    Awesome! Love the fear thing.

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ANHELIC 3/16/2013 5:20PM

    What a great choice we have. I believe I can rise above my fears with God's help. Thanks for sharing theis great message.
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    I like the choice to rise!

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    emoticon Good one! I have left negativity behind too! emoticon emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 3/16/2013 2:09PM

    Was just giving myself a pep talk about this last night when I left the gym. I seem to have fallen into a slump of self doubt and settling into accepting that I've reached my capapbilities and that's so contrary to where I was a short while ago when I was discovering that I am so much more than I thought I was. Thanks for reminding and reinforcing that I am capable of so much more yet.
I am and so are you.

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HELEN_BRU 3/16/2013 1:22PM

    I've never given up on myself - and neither should anyone else!

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blogs. You are super great! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 3/16/2013 1:05PM

    This is wonderful!

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JULIERAE41 3/16/2013 12:53PM

    Your enthusiasm is such an inspiration to me. I saw your post in the chat thread today too. Nilla, I am so excited for you too! Your hard work and dedication is paying off. You deserve it because you earned it! Way to go!

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GIRLINMOTION 3/16/2013 10:14AM

    Brilliant!

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DEBLYNN323 3/16/2013 9:34AM

    Love those motivations...thanks for sharing!

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NANCYRUBIO 3/16/2013 9:25AM

    Good lessons--we should never forget them.

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Have a wonderful Saturday, dear friend.

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Oh, the best is yet to come!!

Friday, March 15, 2013



This is a tough, tough journey. I guess what makes this journey different from many others is that we do still need to eat. It's not like we can quit our "vice" cold turkey, right? We still need to fuel our bodies.

I have learned so much about myself on this journey. I am learning that it's ok to feel hunger pangs. I hadn't felt them in years, now I feel them every day . . . and guess what?!? I didn't die!! I'm still here!!

I've also learned that I'm pretty tough & that I can hang with the big dogs pretty well in the gym. It's an honor to see some of the newbies try to hang with ME for a change. emoticon

Fuel your body with healthy stuff. That nasty sugary stuff just makes you feel terrible anyway. Look how beautiful this is -- all the pretty colors!!



Fruits make a great dessert because if you haven't been eating a bunch of sugary junk, the fruit tastes so much sweeter. I think our taste buds become deadened somehow by eating that processed goop.

Today, work for it!! Work for your dream!!



One other thing I've learned about myself -- I ENJOY going to the gym. Who'd a thunk, right? emoticon I was at work yesterday & I was thinking about going to the gym later in the day & I felt excitement!! I know how great I feel after an awesome workout. I never thought I'd get to that point in my life, but I finally have!



Do three things today that lead to your dream. Just keep pushing . . . the best is yet to come!!

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JULIERAE41 3/16/2013 2:34AM

    Your blogs are such an uplifting experience!

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ANHELIC 3/15/2013 3:52PM

    Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement. How true, we can't quit eating like with other additions. We simply have to eat properly. I just had a sandwich and my dessert was an apple. It was sweet and hit the spot. I don't go to the gym as it is expensive so I work out at home. Wishing you a Blessed weekend.
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    Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement this morning!
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MICKEYH 3/15/2013 11:19AM

    Great!! Thanks for your encouragement.

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STHAX10 3/15/2013 10:01AM

    You make a very valid point...you cannot quit cold turkey. Another thing, you cannot shut yourself in away from those who eat poorly either. You have to drive past fat food restaurants on your way to the store to buy healthy foods. It is probably the biggest addiction to overcome.

I also believe that Sparkpeople.com has the most wonderful and dedicated people around. I will never leave this group of focused people. It is my bible to health. I have learned so much about food, exercise and friendship here!

Keep fighting the good fight!!!

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GIRLINMOTION 3/15/2013 9:56AM

    Right on!

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NANCYRUBIO 3/15/2013 9:18AM

    All I can think about is there is a multitude of people who can't afford s gym, a TV,or had that great assortment of food. There too many of them out in our world ho we forget.

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GINA180847 3/15/2013 8:59AM

    So nice and upbeat, perfect way to start the day!

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You can't outrun your fork!

Thursday, March 14, 2013



Here's the scenario: "I'll just have a little bite of that. I'll walk an extra 15 minutes to burn it off."

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DON'T DO IT!! It's not worth it. If you do that several times a day, you'll have to walk for 3 days to burn it off. (I'm exaggerating here, but you get my meaning). emoticon



Work toward your goal today. Keep it firmly in your mind all day long. Think about your goal until you can almost smell it & touch it!! Don't just "settle."



Remember who you what to be:



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Today's challenge: Put down the cake (or other junk food) & step away.

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    Out run the fork...hmmm I believe that is why I'm on the journey that I am! It's impossible to out run the fork!

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NANCYRUBIO 3/14/2013 12:23PM

    I am working on these at present time, thanks for your help.

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    Woo Hoo - awesome blog!

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HELEN_BRU 3/14/2013 8:43AM

    You have the right idea about that "junk" food. Just stay away!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 3/14/2013 7:56AM

    I always thought the exercises I did burned more calories than they actually do. Thanks to tracking on SP I realize that what you said is correct. Put the fork down! It's much harder to burn it off then I think it will be. Great post!

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    WOO HOO love it! Thank you :D

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