Thursday

Motivation from my Movie Night

Valentine's Day Date with my son
My son and I had a nice evening. We went to my school's middle school talent show. I watched some very talented kids shine on the stage. That was really cool. When we got home, we watched Coach Carter, the movie.  I have seen this movie a ton of times, but this time was special. I don't know if it was because I was watching it with my son or if it was because I am on this fitness journey, but something really stood out to me.

Coach Carter kept asking Cruz what his deepest fear was. Finally, Cruz stands up and says,
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Please note that this writing, “Our Deepest Fear,” was written by Marianne Williamson. 

I am going to "let my light shine!" I want to ignite the fire in to others. I want to show my friends, my family, my son, my haters that I am going to do this! I will succeed. This is bigger than me.

DietBet:

I have 4 days left in this DietBet, and I have just under 2 lbs. to go. I have to be strict and I can do this! I have also been sure to get my workouts in with FitnessGlo and the flexibility of their online workouts.

I won the last one over the holidays, and I think I got complacent. I am frustrated that I am struggling right now, but I am confident that things will turn around for me. I will do it!


Okay, so there is my thought for the day!
Now the winners of the Injinji socks are
below. I will be emailing the winners later today! Congrats!

23 comments:

  1. What a great Vday for you! Your such and inspiration in many ways! You've got this with the dietbet! I'm on the same team with you and I already passed my 4%! I know you will be there receiving your payout with me!!!! You've soooo got this girl! Thanx for the great giveaway and look forward to hearing from you later! Keep smiling and it will all be good!!!

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    1. Congrats Stacy! I am waiting for an email back from injinji, and I will get your info that they need then! :)

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  2. Aw you and your son are so cute! :)

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  3. What a great Valentine's Day you had! I've never seen that movie...gonna have to check it out! And I KNOW you can lose those pounds girl...you got this!!!

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  4. Love that movie, that quote and your attitude. Sounds like you had a special Valentine's day with your son. Stay motivated and positive and you will certainly reach your goals!

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    1. Thank you Kelly! I appreciate your kind words!

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  5. I have never seen that movie either, but now I am gonna have to! Perfect Valentine's day!!!!! We are gonna rock this year out Ms. Awesome!!!!! xoxoxoxo

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    1. Yes we are!!! And then I am going to meet you!!! :) Can't wait to see what the future has in store!

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  6. I've never seen that movie, but I think I found a book to read :) Thanks for posting! That was just awesome!!

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    1. Thank you! The best part of that movie is that it is based on a true story. Love those!

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  7. Your date with your son sounds nice! I love hanging with my boys!

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    1. Yes! It is really cool to get to do that! Thanks!

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  8. What a great time with your son. I haven't seen Coach Carter. I'll have to check it out.

    You're so close to you Diet Bet goal...you'll do it!

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    1. Thank you Carli Alice! I appreciate! 1 more lb now!!!

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  9. Mindy, you are such an inspiration and I promise your light is shining brighter than you realize. <3

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    1. wow! That just made me tear up... thank you so so much!

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  10. That is one of my favorite quotes ever. I heard it for the first time in Akeelah and the Bee (a movie) and just gravitated towards it.

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  11. Oh my goodness - good luck with the end of diet bet!

    And I'm glad you got something out of the movie. Mindy, you've learnt so, so much over the last few months. Watching you is inspiring.

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