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Obstacles are like the Wizard of Oz...

Sunday, January 04, 2009



Well, even those of us who think we've got the "stuff"...
who've experienced some success and think we'll NEVER gain it back...
we are not perfect!

I allowed myself to eat under stress during the holidays and am afraid to step back on that scale... but I will face the moment of truth tomorrow in the gym when I meet my trainer and begin again.

I know I've said it before but I'm saying it again
....because I NEED TO HEAR IT:

I've invested time and emotion into creating my perfect plan, and then something has to come along and muck it all up (like weekend temptations -- or my dad falling and breaking his hip -- or my house literally falling apart). But I continue to remind myself that all I have to do to beat that barrier is to GET BACK UP AND MOVE FORWARD AGAIN!!!

Obstacles are like the Wizard of Oz--they're a lot less intimidating once I see them up close. Next time I take a step back I won't let guilt pile it on top of my previous "stumbles"... I'll just move forward and realize that I'm still further along than I was before! It doesn't matter how many walls I face... I only have to get the better of that last one.

Have a GREAT journey... and remember to ELIMINATE EXCUSES that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there. WE ARE STRONG! WE CAN DO THIS!!!

THIS IS WHAT I AM REMINDING MYSELF:
Achieving my goals never seems to come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without something to beat. It's easy for me to get discouraged when roadblocks appear-- but I remind myself that it's natural that roadblocks do indeed appear. And, I must continue to remind myself... "PATIENCE!"

=0) Camille
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"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down but the staying down.” -- Mary Pickford
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  • ELLIE_G
    Very inspirational and true! no excuses!

    Looking forward to being on the pink ninja team withyou!

    Ellie
    4545 days ago
  • JANDELL
    Wonderful blog!! This is the one message that I need to hear over and over again!
    4545 days ago
  • no profile photo CD534346
    YES YOU CAN!

    You've made awesome progress and especially considering those 'obstacles' you are already moving ahead so positivly in the New Year! New YOU Bootcamp - RIGHT? Love the kickboxing video!

    Keep up the great work and thanks for putting it so well in this post!

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    Debbie
    4545 days ago
  • JFROGDIVA
    Camille - I am so proud of you for getting a fresh start!!!! I KNOW that you CAN do this!!!! I LOVE this blog & & am gonna borrow a paragraph or 2 to quote you in my blog because I think you make important points!!!! I want to be able to look back at this & remind myself about the "obstacles"!!!! You GO, Girl!!!!
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    4545 days ago
  • MAGA99
    emoticon Here's to commitment
    4545 days ago
  • MAGA99
    emoticon Here's to commitment
    4545 days ago
  • LAUGHMORE4LIFE
    "WE ARE STRONG! WE CAN DO THIS!!!" AMEN, SISTER!

    I'm looking forward to dropping into the 170s this next few weeks!

    WHOO HOO!!!

    4545 days ago
  • BIGGIRL2082010
    There is one thing for sure - you KNOW how to do it. Even if you've been side-tracked for the past couple of months, you've done this, you know what success tastes like, you know what steps work for you, and, obviously, which ones don't! :)

    Good luck with the weigh-in - I suspect it won't be as frightening as you're dreading!

    And with the help of your trainer, you'll soon be heading back towards goal again!

    Cheers,
    Maya

    4545 days ago
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