Thursday, May 19, 2011

Inspiration and Motivation

Sometimes it's easy to get complacent.  It's easy to "let things slide", to get out of our "routines".  I had done just that with both my workouts and with my Flylady routines.

But I'm back!

I'm in the middle of a detox right now and between detoxing and allergies ... I don't have a lot of energy ... good thing my workouts are first thing in the morning.

I have been inspired by many people the past couple of years since I joined Blogland.  I've met some awesome people who have continued to encourage me along the way, whether I really deserved it or not.

I seem to have taken the attitude that since this was a lifelong commitment, I was going to take my time in getting there.  WTF?  I mean really ... what was I thinking???  Yes this is a lifelong commitment but it doesn't mean I can take a lifetime to achieve it.

The pressure is on folks ... I have 6 weeks to make HUGE progress ... bathing suit (2 piece ... no tankinis allowed for this girl) shopping is june 30th with one of my biggest inspirations and motivators ... Celia at High Heeled Life.   I've had to pleasure of meeting Celia in person a couple of times.  She is one of the most genuine, uplifting, motivating, astounding women I've ever met.  Pop by blog ... her story may bring you to tears ... she has battled back from a devastating accident.   Any time I don't think I can accomplish this, I think of her ... of her story, of what she's had to endure, of how incredibly far she has come in the past 4 years or so.  She supports me like few do.  She won't let me quit.  I think if I ever quit, she would haul her butt to my place and kick my behind until I gave up and got back to it.  Thank you Celia.  You have changed my life in ways you'll never know.

And of course I cannot forget my sister who has endured her own health issues, who was brave enough to commit to going "under the knife", which is risky at the best of times but coupled with a heart problem ...., to have her gall bladder removed and to have weight loss surgery at the same time.  She couldn't exercise and the weight just kept adding up.  I'm so proud of her ... she is down roughly 70 pounds in about a year.  And while others may lose more, or more quickly, I am so proud of what she has accomplished.  This is not a race ... we each will lose what we can in the time that we do.  Personally, I haven't lost much scale weight ... but there's definitely a difference from when I started out.

My hubby.  I'm not going to say much about Barry and his influence on me or I won't be able to see the words on the screen.  Suffice it to say, that if it wasn't for Barry, I wouldn't have met any of you.  He is the one who encouraged me to start blogging.   He's really amazing.  For those who don't know him ... stop by at Life in Quotations.  You'll be glad you did....

I hope you all have someone who motivates, inspires and encourages you ... no matter what.


  1. Dearest Sandy,

    Just dropped in from Celia's blog and want to let you know that you can GO FOR IT and reach the stars! Never give up; it's not an easy road but all together we're getting there. I was paralyzed almost completely last year in January and after getting out of the hospital and on Prednisone (I'm still tapering down, not off yet...) I was too weak to even open the cap of a jar. It hurts when you have to ask your husband for all those little things. But with a good healthy diet, lots of fruits and veggies; no sugar for me as I had high blood sugar levels that I want to keep where they are right now = perfect! That helps a lot for feeling well in general and after my husband's open heart surgery (yep, 2010 was our BINGO year...) we both started to work out at the local Hospital's Fitness Center. My husband finished his rehab and I promised to join him IF he got admitted. He did and I got approved to after my medical check. So that helps each other and I must say often I cannot believe how far I've come again! Still ways to go but we get there with dedication and perseverance. Discipline with a capital D I always taught in all my seminars; now I have to apply that to my own life as well.

    Lots of love and be strong together; set a goal for a couple of months and you get there - NO DOUBT!


  2. ..."Yes this is a lifelong commitment but it doesn't mean I can take a lifetime to achieve it."

    So well said. It's a journey but I know you're up for it, you can do this.

    Thanks for your words baby, they mean a lot. I love you.


  3. Hello! I've also dropped by from celia's blog and have joined your band of followers to give you support and encouragement.
    I won't bore you with all the details but I battled with bad health and weight and finally was chosen by a magazine to promote healthy living and to inspire others. Hope I can cajole and comfort you in equal measures.
    Oh yes and I used to be a personal trainer. So, no slacking now. :)
    Warm wishes from a blowy UK