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Hey you! You're awesome.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

In case you forgot, here are three tips to help you remember how awesome you are.

You Are One of a Kind. Every single one of us is unique. Youíve got something to offer than no one else has. And if you donít see this, no one else will.

Love What You Got. Even if you donít feel all that special, you are. It doesnít matter what someone else has. All that matters is what gifts you have been brought into the world with and what you plan to do with them.

Write Yourself a Love Letter. Itís so easy to focus on the negative. Next time you are having a hard time, are feeling down in the dumps, or not accepting of yourself, write yourself a love letter. Include everything you love about yourself and the world youíre living in.

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KNH771 10/24/2013 10:21AM

    emoticon Thanks for the reminder!

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GIELLIOT 10/11/2013 8:21PM

    A great post! Thanks for the encouragement...always good words to remember!

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LJR4HEALTH 10/11/2013 9:51AM

    emoticon You are good enough and me too ! emoticon

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GAYEMC 10/10/2013 5:10PM

    Thanx for the reminder Z! I've been feeling it since I finished the Portland half on Sunday (my first). Hope all is well with you! Oh, and I just signed up for the Run Like Hell.

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NACHTSKAI 10/10/2013 1:01PM

    May Gods love light your way my dear. You have brightened my day and made me feel special.

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Just Start.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Sharing an article that hit home. Thought it might help some of you too.
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You Donít Need to Know How to Do It. You Just Need to Start.

Know Step A and do it. Then Step B, and then do it.

You donít have to listen to the negative chatter inside your head.
You can choose to mute it and turn the volume up on the good stuff.

You donít have to be overwhelmed.
You just take it moment by moment and focus only on whatís in front of you.
You donít have to have the best team, the right website, or be an expert.
You have everything you need right now; you just need the courage to act.

You donít have to wait for the sun or your trainer to exercise.
You put your kicks by your bed and do it without thinking.

You donít have to wait until the blogger says ďYes.Ē
You do it with someone else and before someone else does.

You donít have to wait for investors or your boss to notice your smarts.
You recognize it first.

You donít have to feel ashamed of learning how to do it.
You know that you canít be a beginner and be an expert at the same time.

You donít have to feel guilty for spending time on what makes you happy.
You do have to worry if you never listen to the voice inside you.

You donít have to wonder if you will look ďmessy.Ē
You will. Messy is okay for some time, even if it feels like a long time.

You donít have to (and cannot) play someone elseís game.
You play yours the best you can. It is yours and yours alone.

You donít have to sacrifice all of who you are to please others.
You do have to have boundaries and know why you have them.

You donít have to wait until your parents or wife or best friend understands you.
They wonít. You have to understand yourself before you expect it from others.

You donít have to wait for someone to help you.
You have to ask for help when you need it without shame.

You donít need to wait for others to give you props before you give it to them.
You can feel grateful for othersí success because it shows you where you want to do.

You donít have to feel like confident people were ďborn with it.Ē
You do have to build your own toolbox with things that make you feel strong.

You donít have to feel like your time hasnít come or that it never will.
You do have to know deep down that your best is yet to come.

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ARKPLE 10/6/2013 1:35PM

    What wonderful insights. I'm working on my "boundaries," and it ain't easy! Perhaps give a link to this blog on our TRUE BLUE chat thread. This should be essential reading for all of us. xo

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4EVER21B 10/4/2013 12:14AM

    So glad I stopped by and read this! Perfect way to end the day! Thanks!

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KNH771 10/3/2013 4:32PM

    I really needed to read that today... Thank you.

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CORINNEP01 10/3/2013 11:32AM

    WOW..Extremely encouraging words & what a GREAT article. Thanks for sharing this

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No More People Pleasing: An Update

Monday, September 30, 2013

This used to be me. My last boss used to tell me each time I had a review that my area of growth was to stop people pleasing. He told me that 3 years in a row because I just couldn't give it up.

I never thought of it this way but I can see how it was true for me. It feels good to do something well, & like I said, I was one heck of a people pleaser. Then, when I finally reached that desperation point, I knew something had to change.

"I'm in charge." It's a message I've embraced over the past month or so & it's been empowering. I'm loving my decisions & since the ones I'm making don't directly impact people (e.g. going on a shopping spree & spending all of mine & DH's savings), I don't care what others think.

I'm doing what's best for me & it feels flippin' fantastic.

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THEMRSH 10/2/2013 9:21PM

    Wonderful message Z! Thank you.

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KNH771 10/2/2013 7:06PM

    That second quote from Anne Hathaway is very thought provoking...

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PALMTREEGIRL1 10/2/2013 7:54AM

    Z - In my life I have found that the older you get, the easier it becomes. You take care of you, respect you and worry about you and others will respect you for it. Let them take care of their own issues!

I think you are AMA-Z-ing!

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LADYOLIVER 9/30/2013 8:32PM

    emoticon emoticon my statement as well.....REPEAT "I'm doing what's best for me & it feels flippin' fantastic."

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DRKYASHI 9/30/2013 8:00PM

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GAYEMC 9/30/2013 7:35PM

    Way to go Z! I'm finally letting go of doing for others also. I like to see people happy but I can't take responsibility for that, only for my own happiness. And yes, it does feel good! Keep it up!

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BAREFOOTGRL 9/30/2013 7:08PM

    Good for you!

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I am enough.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I almost cried when I saw this picture. It tugged at my heart at first, then opened it wide.

I am enough. You are enough. & that's enough.

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TBABY912 9/22/2013 11:08PM

    love it!

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GAYEMC 9/19/2013 7:56PM

    I often forget that. Thanx for the reminder!

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A*L*P* 9/18/2013 2:45PM

    I find it funny that we need reminders of this. I mean really....

I am with you, though. I need that reminder more times that not.

Thanks for that!!

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JBALDWIN29 9/18/2013 2:03PM

  Thanks for the smile.

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Signed up for a powerlifting meet

Sunday, September 15, 2013

It's official, I've got my first powerlifting meet on the calendar. On December 7th I'll be competing in the Northwest Powerlifting Championships sponsored by Hardcore Powerlifting. There's a concurrent event called Kings of the Bench 9 which brings out some big names in pro bench pressing. I'm totally excited!

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GAYEMC 9/17/2013 7:21PM

    I'm impressed, that is so cool!

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KNH771 9/17/2013 10:09AM

    emoticon You are on fire!

Love the quote too.

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FITGIRL15 9/16/2013 12:30AM

    WOW! How exciting for you, Z! I know you are going to have a BLAST!

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