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YOU are your reward!!

Monday, April 15, 2013



If you're sick & tired of being sick & tired, it's time for a change.



One of the things I've noticed about eating healthy foods & exercising regularly is that it's pretty rare these days that I get sick. I do get the occasional sinus/upper respiratory infection because of allergies, but thankfully, I don't get many colds or other creeping crud that may be going around my office. My immune system is stronger. I am stronger. I am healthier. That's a good thing!!

Your hard work is worth it. There are so many benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. I saw this on FaceBook yesterday & it was a huge eye-opener.



Yikes!!! I get why the battle of the bulge can be won or lost in the kitchen (or the fast food place around the corner). Wow!

Every little bit helps, so even if you only have 10 minutes to exercise today, do it!



Unless you're sick don't go a week with exercise because:



Keep working, keep trying:



YOU are your reward and:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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REMEMBER2BME 4/19/2013 5:10PM

    GREAT blog!

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    emoticon especially like "you are the reward"

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    Thank you for this blog. This is what I needed to read today emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Great inspiration.

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    Wonderful!

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EVASTANKIEWICZ 4/15/2013 5:46PM

    thanks for the read, and the cheeseburger/marathon picture, WOW!! that's just scary.

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FIRECOM 4/15/2013 5:33PM

    Great blog. And I will take this opportunity to say a little prayer for the casualties at the Boston marathon bombing today.

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    Yes we are!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 4/15/2013 12:11PM

    We are worth it!

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MICKEYH 4/15/2013 10:45AM

    emoticon reading your blog is a great way to start my week. Thank you. emoticon

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ASTRA58 4/15/2013 10:12AM

    Thanks! Great motivation for my Monday morning!!

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SAINTBETH 4/15/2013 10:07AM

    cool

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    Thanks for sharing!

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NANCYRUBIO 4/15/2013 9:36AM

    Thant's from me to you!

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    Thanks, I needed that. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 4/15/2013 8:50AM

    emoticon ... let's do it today!!!

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CIRANDELLA 4/15/2013 8:37AM

    Love that picture of the burger! WOW! You delivered a power-packed, highly motivational blogaroonie this morning, dear NILLA! I feel all psyched to eat right and exercise - thank you!! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 4/15/2013 8:35AM

    Absolutely awesome! And yes, the burger picture is a real eye opener!!!

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Chase your dreams!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013



I have a lot of determined people in my family. Some people would call it "stubborn," which is probably true, but determined sounds so much better, doesn't it? emoticon

My grandfather could fix pretty much anything -- he was the family tinkerer (is that a word?). If he was having trouble fixing whatever it was (he loved to fix broken clocks), he would keep at it (determined/stubborn) until the job was done.

I am glad that I inherited some determination (stubbornness) from my grandfather & other members of my family. It makes it so much easier to pursue my dreams even when things are going slowly (or not really going at all).



You just have to keep plugging along one day at a time. Keep making those healthy choices, keep exercising, keep training.

Keep your eyes on the prize!!



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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MATTEROFHEART 4/15/2013 10:44AM

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KARENLEIGH32 4/15/2013 12:54AM

    I think I got my stubbornness (determination) from my grandmother. She didn't realize it but she was way ahead of the times (Women's Lib) she said I could do anything I wanted and could do it better than a man! I don't know if I can do everything better than a man, but I have the stubbornness to fight to be healthy!

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ANHELIC 4/14/2013 10:55PM

    Thank you for this inspiring blog. I look forward to them each day.
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MICKEYH 4/14/2013 8:40PM

    Love your attitude and determination. I am a determined women just like you. I can so relate to you and about your family and your grandfather. I cherish " never give up spirits."
Thank you for sharing. Have a nice week. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 4/14/2013 4:03PM

    Wonderful! I'm proud of you.

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    Thank you. This is so true. emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 4/14/2013 1:02PM

    Love it! I am not stubborn I am determined.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/14/2013 12:07PM

    Woo Hoo - we can do this! Let's get it done!

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CIRANDELLA 4/14/2013 11:17AM

    Now, there's a nice, sunny emoticon shot in the arm (painless, too!) from one of Spark's wisest women... thank you! I hope life brings you the fulfillment of all of your dreams, dear NILLA! All the best - Susan

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SAINTBETH 4/14/2013 11:16AM

    good!

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RUTHIEBEAR 4/14/2013 9:20AM

    Really motivational! We all need that determination1

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SUNSET09 4/14/2013 8:38AM

  Call it what you want just as long as it workd for you! Dreams are just that until we make it into reality. If it is to be, if we are to be, it is up to us! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-LORI-B 4/14/2013 8:33AM

    Thanks!

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HOLLYM48 4/14/2013 7:56AM

    The last one is so true. When my legs hurt and I keep pushing and I am sweating to beat the band, I keep telling myself I can do anything for one more minute and think about how good I will feel when I am done.
Keep on pushing to be the best that you can be!
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You can't spell C-H-A-l-l-e-N-G-E without CHANGE.

Saturday, April 13, 2013



Change is inevitable. Most of us don't like it, but like it or not, things change every day -- we change every day.

Get more rest, drink more water, exercise, spend a little time in the sunshine, eat more freggies. Do something!



Take that leap of faith for yourself -- for your health -- for your well-being.



One step at a time, one healthy choice at a time. That's all it takes.

Today, I challenge you to change -- change for the better. Do something healthy for YOU because you are WORTH IT!!

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    Thanks for the encouragement!

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    LOVE IT!!!!
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    Thanks for the challenge. I am with you on this!

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    The only thing that never changes is change itself.

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    Great quote!!

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    The quote is right on!

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    emoticon blog. Thanks for sharing.

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    Such a simple truth and yet I really needed to hear it again - thank you!

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    Thank you for your positive blog. Very clever with your words: Challenge/Change
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    Very positive words. Thank you for sharing.

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    Excellent blog! That is great advice for anyone. Keep it up!

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    I liked it.Simple but true.

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    Wow! What a great motivation for this Monday morning! emoticon emoticon

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    Love this blog!!!

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    emoticon great blog, thanks for the reminder!!! Have a great spark-day!

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RMOGHE 4/15/2013 9:41AM

  WOW! This has been and is my motto when it comes to the "CHANGE" process, with the "LLE" standing for "laziness leads to emptiness"! Keep up the good work!

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Got light?

Friday, April 12, 2013



My soul is light (not heavy) & I have light (that shines) in my soul. I'm convinced these two things are essential for the journey ahead.

Living a life of gratitude is one key to both "lightnesses." emoticon



A sense of humor is another.



How about a good mood & how you get a good mood? emoticon



We always need hope:



Find your lightness today.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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    I love that despite your health struggle, you've got the NILLAPEPSI formula for success, both in weight loss and life! I absolutely agree with your philosophy - BRAVA!!! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 4/12/2013 9:42AM

    I love the light you bring into my room with your blogs.

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    Wonderful blog. Uplifting! emoticon

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    Wonderful pics. Thanks for the motivation.

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    Great as usual. Love the brooms!

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    Thanks for the smile. I needed it.

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The desire to pursue your dream

Thursday, April 11, 2013



What is your dream? To play with your kids? To sit comfortably in an airplane seat? To run a 1/2 marathon or marathon? Maybe you just want to look better or feel better.

It really doesn't matter what your dream is, as long as you do something every day that will help get you in that direction. It's going to take as long as it takes. So many times in the past, I would have given up long before now because it's taking so long. It took years to put this weight on & it's going to take as long as it takes to get it off. That's just the way it is.

Go to your success.



There aren't any tricks, just a lot of hard work.



Don't ever, ever forget -- you are worth it!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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    We are worth it!

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BECCAR6 4/11/2013 5:53AM

    Good timing for your blog (for me). This has been a blah week so it is a good reminder. Thanks! Love this wallpaper.

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BECCAR6 4/11/2013 5:53AM

    Good timing for your blog (for me). This has been a blah week so it is a good reminder. Thanks! Love this wallpaper.

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111BUTTERFLY111 4/11/2013 5:13AM

    Amen!!!

Have a most blessed day, Sheila!

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