Success Stories

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Through a Different Lens

This is so timely in my life. It's from The Daily Motivator. Hope you like it!

Life is all in how you look at it. Through the way you choose to look at it, you can make your life into anything you wish.
What if you could transform your resentment for having to do something into enthusiasm for getting it done? The powerful and amazing thing is, you can.
Instead of being angry about something that's happened, you can be determined to make it right. Instead of being disappointed by the setbacks, you can be motivated by the new possibilities they've created.
What are you looking at, that looks difficult or painful or annoying or just plain impossible? What if you looked at it differently?
You can choose your perspective, you can choose your feelings, you can choose your thoughts, your words and your actions. No matter what life sends your way, you can choose how to look at it and what to do with it.
Get in the habit of looking at life with love and gratitude, and with enthusiasm for the positive possibilities. When you look, see the life you wish to live, for you have what it takes to make it be.
-- Ralph Marston

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What Motivates You?

Me on vacation.....I was just getting around to doing some burpees... can you hand me a beer?!

I would love to say I have an abundance of intrinsic motivation- 30 day Paleo Challenge? No sweat. Working out every day in my garage? Done.

Unfortunately that's just not me. It took me a looooong time to come to terms with that. I would make these lofty goals for myself and then beat myself up when I quit or didn't achieve the desired outcome.  What I learned is that goals need to be 





I know. I said that twice. Realistically are you going to work out every day on your vacation? 
Realistically, are you going to go to bed at 8pm 7 days a week? Come on people! 
It's one thing to live a healthy lifestyle, but there has to be some balance in it all too.

That was a really roundabout way of getting to my point- I have embarked on (another) 28 Day Paleo-ish Challenge. I like it for a few reasons:
1. There is a cheat meal once a week
2. I have to show my food log to my fellow O'Dark 30 Team Members every week
3. There is money involved

Challenges are best when done with friends like these:
Ladies of ODark 30!

Read about the details on Coach Jessica's blog. And hey, you can get your own challenge together with some friends- and throw some money in the pot- it makes all the difference!