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Time to get serious!

1. I need to lose the last 30 pounds to get to my goal weight.

2. I need to grow as an Independent Close To My Heart Consultant.

3. I need to start writing - prolifically

You are cordially invited to join me as I share my successes and obstacles, my thoughts and feelings, and my love of card making, scrapbooking and other crafty things.

I welcome your opinions, advice and inspiration.

Come ON! Let's GO!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Musings - Just Do It

I just thought it was interesting that when Nike made the "Just Do It" slogan famous, they increased its share of the domestic sport-shoe business from 18 percent to 43 percent,from $877 million in worldwide sales to $9.2 billion in the ten years between 1988 and 1998... isn't that interesting?
I have been "musing" over this slogan for quite a few weeks now. Just Do It... a lot of wisdom is packed into though those three little words.
Want to lose weight? Just do it
Want to start exercising? Just do it
Want to write a book, a blog, a research paper? Just do it
Want to get a scrapbooking project done? Just do it..
Want to change a habit? Just do it....

But then come the excuses. I have no time. I'm too busy. I'm sore. I don't feel good. It's too hot. It's too cold.

They are endless... the things we want to do and the excuses we have for not doing them. I have found that out these past few months since I signed up at the gym to take a TEAM weight loss class... Working out for three days a week, and a nutrition class on one of those days. I didn't think I could do it. Those first few weeks were endless pain and self-inflicted torture (although I blamed my fitness coach)... but I did it. Sometimes I put in a mediocre effort but I was there every day. I laid the excuses aside, tried to find the fun in the adventure and did it....and is it wrong to say? I am proud of my accomplishment.

Now, I have been given a challenge to lose 40 lbs in the next 13 weeks during the same class, which I signed up for again. (A whole year actually). Sigh... enough musing about how I am going to do it... I need to Just Do It!

There are many other people in my life who I have noticed putting this slogan into practice.
My mom was having really bad pains in her gut the other day...she hates going to the doctor but she had my sister take her to the ER and it turned out she needed emergency surgery to remove her gall bladder... what would've happened if she hadn't of Just Did It?

A friend of mine found out she was having numerous health problems and has changed her diet. She Just Did It.

Another friend of mine has gone sky-diving, taken Krav Maga classes and climbed the Pikes Peak Incline and she is in her 50's.... wow! Just Do It...

So...maybe we won't get rich like Nike did! But we will blessed beyond belief when we Just Do It... because the feeling of accomplishment.... well....its FANTASTIC!!!!

So go... follow your dreams. change that habit.....Just Do It!