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No Pain No Gain

“People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous… Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain.” – Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison died before I was born but his words are always so relevant that I feel like he just wrote them. This week I lost a few ounces shy of 2 pounds. This brings my net weight loss to 10 pounds. It hasn’t been easy – at all.  I have friends that put in minimal effort  – like starting a walking regimen or stop drinking soda – and lose weight. However, that has never been the case for me. And that’s okay.
This week I was reminded how I need to focus on consistency and endurance – not random Olympics. After a steep increase in walking and running in high temperatures at the beginning of the week, I ended up sick and sore. While in pain, I realized how alive I felt. I have been starting to unravel some spiritual mysteries about myself. Although I have been feeling physically weak, it has been a long time since I have felt this spiritually or emotionally strong. I am sure the physical will be back soon!


April Fresh – A Healthy Les 
When: April 16 through August 20, 2012

Daily Affirmation:
My Love For Myself Drives My Desire to Be Healthier.

Daily Goals:
1. at least 15 10 cups of water each day
2. take my Vitamin each day
3. at least 15 Minutes Prayer/Meditation Each Day
4. at least 30 minutes of cardio each day
5. No fast food

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Leslie discovered the power of the pen in the third grade after her family moved to a new school district. Writing became a way to sort out her new surroundings and escape to fantasy landscapes. That child, and voice, has matured into a poet, writer, blogger, journalist, online content creator and editor. Leslie is a social entrepreneur with a demonstrated commitment to community. She is an active community member in Washtenaw County (Michigan) with expertise in social media marketing and content management systems, volunteer coordination and writing and 19 years of experience in the areas of online community management, training, leadership development, and social networking. She is interested in facilitating connection with both community residents and businesses. Through this work, the economy of the community is improved and the organizations are financially successful. Her main mode of advocacy and online community, however, is through writing.

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