>A Truly Motivated Person…

Posted: August 7, 2006 in Uncategorized


I have always thought that I was motivated. But I have realized that in the past I let too many things determine my motivation.

I finally got my act together in the last two weeks and rediscovered working out and how much I really do enjoy it. I had gotten my act together and was being extremely good about getting my workouts in. And then it happened.

Just like always but different. I got sick. In the past it’s been many different things, from strange migraines, to dizziness and shortness of breath. Things that were never really diagnosed to things that I had to have surgery for. But there have always been things that stopped me from working out. In the past I would get upset. I would say “Why does this always happen to me?” (btw this time around it is my kidney that is acting up) But something strange has happened this time around. I’m not saying that. I’m still excited about working out, even though I haven’t been able to for the last four days. Why is that?

I realized that I have changed inside. That is the important thing. I know that this won’t last forever. Probably not even a whole week. I am drinking cranberry juice like crazy to help flush out the kidney and help it get better, I have taken all alcohol out of the equation and I am focusing on getting better. Another strange thing. I am not complaining about it. Not even about the pain. I realized that yesterday when my husband turned to me and asked me if I was alright. I hadn’t been complaining, but he knew I was in pain, maybe I had made a funny face or something. But I hadn’t been vocalizing the pain. Just dealing with it.

Ok I’ve rambled on long enough.

I am just excited to still be excited. To be happy and to realize that things are great! This is something I wish everyone could experience. Being happy and content with what you have, not feeling like you are missing something or needing something. Enjoying life with your family.
Have a wonderful day!

  1. KellyC_bb says:

    >The same thing happens to me OFTEN, as you know.I’m going along great, maybe got back on the wagon for 2 or 3 weeks and BAM. A migraine for 6 days . . . or a cold . . . or an unexplained dizzy thang (don’t we love those?)I HEAR YOU, and I have also come to realize that it’s not forever when it happens. I know that I will get back on it, that I will not be as strong, but that I will GET as strong again.July was headache central for me, and it was disappointing, as I couldn’t do as many of the workouts as I wanted.But I still managed to get 22 days out of 31, and when I saw that at the end of the month, I thought “Wow! I really did great!”I’ve done 8 workouts in the last 7 days, and yes, it feels great, and I love it! And when I’m able to do that, I do it. And when I’m not able, I look forward to the time when I can.Can’t wait ’til you can give’er again!!!

  2. leannwoo says:

    >Isn’t it amazing how our body works against our best efforts at times?The important thing is to realize it isn’t forever and that it is just part of the cycle. We will get through it and we will work it another day!I’m so glad that I have met you. I think your attitude has helped me realize what it’s all about!

  3. HULA77 says:

    >I refer to it as the ‘ole “PMA” – Positive Mental Attitude. You’ve got it girl and it’s helping you through this! I hope you feel better soon LeAnn!Lis.

  4. KellyC_bb says:

    >August 7th was your last post???I thought it was ME who was on vacation all this time . . .Exhausted. More later.

  5. irish_robbie says:

    >Hey Leann!!!What a great post!!! Isn’t it AWESOME when you realize the only thing stopping you from achieving greatness is you…and now that you have THAT obstacle out of the way….its all flowers and gingerbread from here!!!SO freaking excited for ya and I can’t wait to see where you go from here!!!!Rock on!!RoBBiE

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