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Just a Small Investment

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The last time I was here I had the good fortune of being laid off from my job about two months after embarking on my journey. Good fortune, you ask? Some fellow Sparkers I “ran” with back then may recall that I was extremely focused, and therefore very successful. But I also had no other distractions such as….a job. Sparking and gaining control of my health was my job. And in my mind, I knew that I had an unfair advantage.

I am on the flipside now. I work about 55+ hours a week and I have to make time for me. Fortunately my wife (who works at least as much as me) is on the same journey. This time she better understands the importance of spending the time on managing the nutrition and finding time to be active. We are struggling.

She struggles to eat enough throughout the day and find time for activity. I struggle to eat the right things throughout the day and to find time for activity. I miss eating clean, and having the time to do so. I miss working out and the high I had afterward. I miss all the time I had to devote to my health. But I also remember how great it all felt, how shocked I was to see my progress in pictures-and wardrobe changes.

I recently took the time to reread all of my old blogs, which is a huge piece of the process for me. A couple of them really resonated for me, in particular when I talked about return on investment.

So I think this is the first place I need to focus. What can I invest now, just a little, that I can build on? How much can I afford to spend to grow my investment? How fast will it grow?
How much can you afford to spend?
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    I haven't gone back and read my old Blogs...but I need to! I always think back to one of my Blogs where I bout killed myself on the treadmill and I think to myself, "Man, I wish I was back there again!"

    Thank you for being a great motivator to me and helping me to get my mind in the state that it needs to be to get back in the swing!
    1653 days ago
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    I'm one step closer to securing a job and that is my fear. That I will not spend enough time on my health as I have been for the past 3 months. I've made great strides & this is another wrench in the works.....
    1653 days ago
    Kate, I was reading yours and Donna's chit-chat and she nailed my sentiments exactly. I miss who I was becoming and the lifestyle I was building back then. I want it back. I know you do too!
    1654 days ago
    What a great analogy. You are investing in yourself for a better future. And similar to financial investing, getting your (my) act together at this point in life seems a little desperate and difficult. But it's better than nothing. Refusing to invest anything is foolish.

    Finding the time for you with your busy work schedule and a wife and critters (the boys are all gone now, right?) is going to be difficult, but I know that you are dedicated and focused. You will find a way. I'd bet on your success.
    1654 days ago
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