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Not Always Easy ..But The Choice Is Always Simple.

May 29, 2013

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Hi I'm Colleen Kelly your blogger.  Welcome to my Blog!.

Hi I’m Colleen Kelly your blogger. Welcome to my Blog!.











It may not be easy but the decision…..

IS always simple.





Fitness and eating healthy.

Yes, that’s right.



Dieting  is not always easy.

Fitness is not always easy.




What is simple are the facts.

When you decide to get healthy, healthier, or get in shape, stay IN shape, whatever your goal is….  you can’t do it… just once in a while.


Heck, take the puppy for a walk!  Anything , but get moving :)

Heck, take the puppy for a walk! Anything , but get moving 🙂








Dieting/Eating Right/ Eating Healthy

Eating right a couple of days a week… then not eating healthy for the rest.  Eat right three days a week then the rest of the week eat unhealthy (chips, cookies, pie, cake) you know the stuff.




Working Out/exercising/Staying or getting in Shape

Going to the gym or exercising , being active, 2 days a week and then being  sedentary  the rest of the week.




You can’t do it half-hearted.




If you do… you will get exactly what you have put into it…


half-hearted results.



It will have to be  a life change.

It will have to be a  change  in you.



Because  if it’s going to be something that lasts and takes you into your future as a healthier,  more balanced, MORE confident and happier person…. you have to do it all the way


With ALL your heart.

That is the simple fact.


You'll have to make that choice. Some people don't want to give up certain things.  I found it rewarding as well as a lot easier and more healthy.

You’ll have to make that choice. Some people don’t want to give up certain things. I found it rewarding as well as a lot easier and more healthy.






Breathe It


If you want it you will have to work for it.  There is no magic pill There are no diet drinks that will slim you an a week…….or two………or three.

You’ve heard it all before and I wish there was a magic pill or an easier way.

There isn’t one.

In your heart you know that.  You’re smart.   I always did too.   It just can take an awful lot to find that strength to really do it the right way.

Emptying out all the crap in your home, buying  healthy foods, giving up sugars, sweets, fats, candy..etc…

But here it is..your choice.. what IS important to you.  that 5 minutes that you taste that snickers bar ……………or a life time of healthier days more confidence , self-respect and being the best you can


and KNOW IT……..


(There are ALL kinds of AMAZING Substitutes out there You can see my past blog posts for ones I use everyday that make it  truly easy for me. )




You deserve that life……… you deserve that feeling of confidence and self-respect.  But like all good things and things worth having they will not come free……… or completely easy.  You will have to at times sacrifice, work hard and maybe do things you don’t feel like doing.  Pass on the chips, cake or go to the gym, walk that track.  For some it will be fun…… for others, work.


  But no matter   it will be worth it.



It will take time, willpower and sacrifice at times, but every great effort is worth that and that effort is your future!.

It will take time, willpower and sacrifice at times, but every great effort is worth that and that effort is your future!.




For instance, I am always am so in awe by those people who walk into the gym AFTER working all day. My brother Mike is one.  He walks into that gym, after an 8 or 9 hour work day and gets on an elliptical and then goes for 60 min. then lifts weights.

I thought I was strong….  At times he’s the one who gives ME the motivation to push though!.


It’s never easy but the decision is always simple.


You do it or you don’t…………… and half way won’t get it done.


I know.




A Smart Friend


Someone said to me “Colleen,  do…. or do not”………….  My friend is pretty smart. 



After my friend said this to me, I saw this in a store.  I KNEW it was meant for me.

After my friend said this to me, I saw this in a store. I KNEW it was meant for me.



Trying is ALWAYS  important……… but you can never give up trying no matter what.

I think the difference between trying and reaching that goal is realizing it will take more than trying,


maybe just




It will take the refusal to give up.  It will take realizing that it may not be easy but that


it IS always simple.


You just have to keep pushing forward and keep trying.  Who said it would be One… Two… Three or a straight path ?

frustrating as it may be…. sometimes it will take more than you thought.

Never easy but deciding to do it is.


Do it. or don’t.


For you, decide to do it. decide to reach your goal. Decide nothing will get in your way.

Including you.



The Bottom Line


It’s so easy to get in your own way.  Giving up too easy.  Hey, I’ve done that.  trying to lose weight time after time..   I understand .. But I’m here to tell you I’ve made it to the other side.

It took NOT giving up.  And I’m still on my path to the ultimate goal, the completion of what I want to do.  and one ting you have to understand is that IS a life commitment.


Good health, fitness, it’s 24/7 for life.



THIS is where more than a few get tripped up.



When you get that fact in your heart and head you’re well on your way to success..


The right path is not always easy,

But the decision is simple.

How bad do you want it?.





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Thanks so much!





If you like blogs by people who are motivating I have a great blog to suggest that is also smart, and fun.  Dan Gheesling’s blog is a wonderful , fun and an inspiring blog and website that motivates me everyday. 

Dan is a Coach, writer, entrepeneur, public speaker and reality tv winner who now is coaching people to reach their goals and dreams.  Not everyone is lucky to have people in their life that motivate them , stand behind them, beside them and are that voice that tells them they can reach their goals and dreams.    If you are having a hard time reaching your goals and feel you could use a helping hand, that positive voice.. Check out Dan’s website page all about his coaching!  whether it’s for you your business, team..    


                                                                                                                                                                           Dan can help you reach that goal!

This is Dan Gheesling

This is Dan Gheesling


Check out these other sites for more motivation: 


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Click Here For My Other Blog “Reach For More”


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Have a good week guys!
























Healthy Recipes For A Healthy Body!

May 16, 2013

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Hi I'm Colleen Kelly your blogger.  Welcome to my Blog!.

Hi I’m Colleen Kelly your blogger. Welcome to my Blog!.

Something I haven’t done in a long while is post a few healthy recipes,  but to be honest,  I stick pretty much to the same thing most of the time.

I thought  “Time to switch the blog up a bit!.”

So here are a couple of my totally favs that I use a lot!.  They are totally easy and Fast!!!!

The second recipe is the new recipe I have…Chicken Lasagna!.  Brand new one I came up with! .



So I thought “OK let’s post it.!”

 First up!


My Veggee Mix


This one is the easiest thing in the world to make.  You just have to get past a little chopping  😉

Listed here are ALL the ingredients to one of my best friends as far as helping me eat healthy, low cal and that helps me snack the same, low cal….. healthy…… and happy!




PicMonkey vegees





Veggee Mix pic

I love this veggee Mix because it’s so healthy and I have researched each vegetable and everyone is low calories( mist vegetables are) But each one is and low car as well. I love this because I toss it into egg whites and add some low-fat cheese and I also love this for an instant salad and one of my fave things is just having some hommus with it and snack ing very healthy!

 Though I do believe it’s “calories in and calories out” when it comes down to it.  unless you’re eating WAY OFF BALANCE …..Like way too much fat or processed sugars.. It will be what you’re eating and what you’re working off.  It’s not as hard as we CAN to make it out to be.



I had to post this picture!  I am wondering what she is laughing at LOL  Loves vegetables  LOL ??

I had to post this picture! I am wondering what she is laughing at LOL Loves vegetables LOL ??

The picture above is not me in the kitchen I thought most of us are not laughing while in the kitchen!!!.

 I used to be a big baker!!   But after loosing weight I have really no interest in being Martha Stewart.  I remember the feeling of baking and loving it,

but it kinda spooks me now  ..LOL  It’s just not who I am anymore. 

So I don’t much at all except on holidays for my Brothers and Dad.  I guess for me if I’m not going to eat it….It’s just not that much fun ! hahaha… Makes sense right ?   I used to live it.  I get in the kitchen now and I’m like not measuring things perfectly or anything and it feel odd now..

(Sorry for the trip down memory lane. haha)

But seeing this laughing girl made me think ……………..“Who is like THAT in their kitchen making dinner?”

Most people , probably mostly women are in a hurry and tired.  So I hope these couple little idea’s can help out for one of those tired ,  after work nights,  for yourself or for a family meal!!

Both of these recipes can be adjusted to fit a huge family meal to a holiday meal too! 

The more I thought about it I realized I had a couple of pretty good one’s here!  Made my day to pass them on and hopefully help you guys too!




Chicken Lasagna


Next up is what I have decided to call my chicken lasagna recipe.  It’s SO EASY, healthy and if you just adjust the amounts you can easily make it for a dinner for family.  I usually make it for me.  When I cook I do for my  for my Dad and my brothers.  But this recipe is kind of new and I am planning to make it for them next week!!

Below I have all the ingredients listed…



Recipe for blog

After you throw everything together…..




chicken lazagna done

I took these pics last night for the blog so I had it for dinner as well!.

 I hope you’ll try these.  I am excited to hear how you liked it and if you have any great idea’s yourself!  Please let me know! Leave a comment below! I would LOVE to hear how it went!  If possible I would love your pics of these recipes!  If I can,  that would be fun!




Thank you so much for coming by the blog I appreciate it SO MUCH.  Your time is important and everyone is always so busy. 

So you coming by is  an honor to me. Thank you!! 🙂


This is Dan Gheesling

This is Dan Gheesling










This Dan Gheesling He is  a coach, a writer, public speaker , an entrepeneur, and  reality tv winner!!.  Actually,   a  two-time winner!!!

   He is a personal coach for others now.   He is a great guy who loves helping others reach their dreams and goals.   On his website you can hear testimonials from other people Dan has already helped and who have reached their goals through Dan’s guidance and help. This page can explain to you all about Dan and his coaching!   Check out the whole website while there!!.  It’s my favorite website . 

You can ask him anything you like about the site or coaching and  he will answer your questions … always.   🙂



You can catch me at these my other sites as well!


My Twitter Page


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Have a great day!!.

Goals, Making Them And Reaching Them.

May 3, 2013

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Hi I’m Colleen Kelly your blogger. Welcome to my Blog!.















We need to have goals.”

“We need to have purpose.  Goals can give us that.  We need to have goals we are passionate about, goals that continue to drive us forward …..always forward.”





Goals can be the reason we get up in the morning.  They can be the reason we breathe.  They can save us, move us and shape who we become.  Goals can lead us to our destiny.

I think sharing idea’s with each other , is a great way of helping one another reach those goals and dreams.   If any of these idea’s help you then my day…. has been made! 🙂


Here goes!:



1.  Prioritize — 


Making your goals a priority is necessary.   You have to put yourself first at times.  If you want your goals to succeed you can’t always put off until tomorrow…

Yourself, or your future.

Family and friends are important, and there will be times you may decide they have to come first.  I understand. Of course.  I put my Mom first for 10 years and took care of her 24/7 and nothing else, nothing else.. mattered.

She, was my life.

I would do that again  and never regret it.  It was the best decision I have ever made.  I’m proud of it. 

She passed away (hate that term)  I’m now learning to put myself first now (I’m trying)…and find ….my life.

From my Mom, I learned SO MANY things.  One of them is, time is precious.  Do NOT forget your life matters and push your goals and dreams aside.  Making yourself and your goals a priority is something you will have to do at times.  I know because I did the opposite for a long time, and now I’m making me… a priority and it’s not a matter of “catching up” where I left off but realizing I’m the same person I was when I “paused” my life.. and going from there. I saw my Mom fight so hard to be healthy and be here for her family I understand how important it is to never give up. 


Now I am driven and protective of my dreams and goals and giving them a lot of attention.  I know how important it is to fight for you too.



2.  Making Daily, Weekly, And Monthly Goals — 


The idea of making goals is not just to make EASY ones.  But sometimes those long-range goals, while making your way to them, can throw you a few curves and the road to that long-range goal may not be a straight and easy one.  So making small goals along the way that will boost your confidence while you’re on your way to the main goal,  can help you and keep yougoal oriented.”   “In the zone.”

That is a big help.  Staying in that frame of mind means everything. 

For example: 3 things you want to accomplish today.   When you accomplish them, check them off the list and at the end of the day you can look at that list and feel good about it.   Yes, it’s a small thing, but confidence building even though you may not think so!.

I’ve read about keeping many multiple lists, or having  “life plan workbooks”.

I’m not sure that is the biggest help in the world. It depends on who you are. You can get bogged down with a lot of lists… keeping one or two will keep you on track and help out much better I think.  It does me.  That is all up to you. Choose the best way, by all means that helps you,  that’s the important thing!.




3. Never Go A Day Without Doing Something To Get You Closer To Your Goal. –


Some days you might be busy doing things for others, family, friends, work.   Whatever it may be, it might keep you from taking the next step to your goal.  OK.  Then do one thing!.  One thing.  Anything positive that can help in some way  get you closer to your goal.  It may not be the step you wanted to take that day… but it’s STILL.. a move closer!   Just do something that moves you in the right direction…Forward, to your goal.



4.  Tell Someone About Your Goal — 


Telling another person about your goal can help you keep it real and keep you accountable to that goal.

Very simple guys…

Would you want them asking “Hey buddy, what happened to that plan you had to climb mount Everest?!.” … Then you feel like a dope, and failure. Right?.  Get it ? 😉  Sneaky huh..  😉  Keeping yourself accountable by family, friends, even Co workers, can make all the difference in the world.




5.   Write Your Goal Down —


This is Great way of keeping the goal “in your face“,  but the key is… to write it down and keep it in plain sight everyday!!.  Like on the refrigerator or your bedroom or even your bathroom mirror!. Even both!.   Write down exactly what your goal is.

Example: “I will climb mount Everest”

When you do that, write a date when you’ve written it. To remind yourself when you made that goal in order to keep you aware of time.   You can put a time of when you would like to reach that goal as well.  It can, keep you even more accountable.

Remember:   Keeping that slip of paper in front of you makes and KEEPS your goal REAL.




6.  Try The “Coach Approach” — 

Asking a coach for help is another way of getting a little help in reaching your goals. It’s kind of a new thing, and one I think is really smart!!.

It’s another opinion and positive voice in your life that can help you see things in a different way , gain another perspective!

You meet with your Coach discuss your goals and your plans to reach them and they can , from a new fresh new perspective and point of view, help you reach your goals with maybe a better way of getting there that perhaps, you yourself hadn’t seen or thought of!!.  I know of a couple of people who have gone this route and they were so glad they did!.    They all reached their goals….. and I think personally….. it’s a great idea!!.


Dan blog Coaching


( At the bottom of the page I have a link to a great Coach for exactly this. )



7. Have Patience —


I know this is a tough one.  I have trouble with it times myself when it comes to waiting to get to a place I’m heading.  But as long as you are taking a step closer to get to that goal everyday, you ARE on your way.  When you get there is up to you.  The world of course can and WILL toss in a few road blocks, but just keep moving towards that goal.  You’ll get there.    You will.




Kick In The Butt Wrap Up


Nothing will stop you.  Be a force that nothing can mess with.  Feel that goal in your blood and never allow anyone or anything to derail you.

Never set yourself up for regret. Never allow anyone else to either.  It’s really simple. That goal is your breath and blood. Live it, breathe it. it’s your destiny.

Now go get it.






Thanks for coming to the blog!!  I appreciate you taking your time!  I know everyone is busy,  so it’s much appreciated !  Hey, leave a comment below to let me know what you thought! Good or bad I respect all opinions!



Here is that link to a great Coach that can help you get things into perspective, motivate you and KEEP you motivated, and help you reach those goals!


This is Coach Dan Gheesling.

This is Dan Gheesling

This is Dan Gheesling

Dan Gheesling is a not only a coach, he is a writer, an entrepreneur, motivator,  and a reality tv winner!.  He is one of the most inspiring people I know.  He now coaches people individually to reach their goals.  Whether your goals are big or small, personal , team related or your interested in one for your business,  Dan Gheesling can handle it.  

If you have any questions about it, there are testimonials on his site from those who have had Dan help them reach their goals, and they let you know how well Dan’s coaching worked for them as you listen to each testimonial.  You can check out Dan’s entire site.  You can even contact him about anything you may like to know.  He will answer any questions you may have. 🙂





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Have a great week!.   🙂

5 Ways To Find And Keep Your Motivation Strong!.

April 9, 2013

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Hi I'm Colleen Kelly. Your resident blogger. Welcome!.

Hi I’m Colleen Kelly. Your resident blogger. Welcome!.






















Even the most motivated people can falter.    (Raising hand)

Yes, I Colleen Kelly…… have my days.

I don’t talk about it often at all because hey..


I’m Gymgirl. 


Yea a nick name my friends gave me along the way of losing that 130 lbs.  Because  I worked out basically 3 to 4 hours a day .  spent the day at the gym and loved it beyond words.


I still do.


Me messing around at my second home. (The gym)

Me messing around at my second home. (The gym)


I actually have my days of feeling “eh” but it’s when I’m not getting where I want to go as fast as I would like or life throws you a curve or just something annoying to add a little fun to the  day.


(That, was sarcasm btw.)


Yesterday for example.  I was feeling down about something,  and because of that,  it was a hard day to workout…

I wanted to cry not go to the gym.

But something great happened on the way to my gym!.

I noticed across the street from the gym they are building apartments.   and I realized while turning into the gym parking lot that


OMG,  they would have a gym right across the street like 200 yards away !!!!

OMG I would LOOOOOOOVE that!.    I sat there wishing I had that!!!.


In that instant I realized it wasn’t that I didn’t feel like going to the gym or losing motivation, I was just upset and occupied about other things going on.

I was concerned I was losing motivation.

I felt crappy.

Depressed and not much like going to the gym.  It really upset me.



I was reminded of this important point:

There is so much going on in our everyday lives that staying motivated and ready to jump on a treadmill or crank out 50 push ups is not always easy  and it’s okay.



But it’s not okay to let life keep you from reaching your goal.

How do we do that?


the tough part.



These are the most important things In my life I use.  I KNOW how important this is and I wanted you to honestly have a list that will work for you.



A list you can count on to work …..IF you really put it into action.


There is no such word as impossible.  Just "I'm possible."  KNOW it!

There is no such word as impossible. Just “I’m possible.” KNOW it!

1.     Surround yourself with positive and supportive people.


This one is vital.  This one you HAVE to do.  The voices that you surround yourself with each day are so important.  Have you ever spent time with a friend who talked down about everything and then walked away wondering why YOU felt depressed, sad or exhausted?  I have.  Don’t do that to yourself.  If it’s family, then try to remember they are that way and think about the positive things others have said to you while with them.  Friends are important but not if they bring you down.

  If they aren’t supportive, walk away.  Sorry.  Truth is truth.  A friend will always at least try to see your side.

You have to decide to surround yourself with positive Uplifting not pessimistic people who can’t or won’t… even see the positive side.




2.    Remember how far you’ve come.


Remembering where you started from and how far you’ve come can keep you going when times get tough.  It’s so worth remembering you’ve worked hard, been persistent, patient, strong.  Why because of a misstep or moment let all of the good go when there is so much that you have accomplished.  When you wake up in the morning, think about that right off he bat.  Whatever comes to you thought the day, you already have a head start on it.



3.  Set small , daily, weekly, or monthly goals to reach.


Break your goal down.  Making any size goal is fantastic.  But if you feel a little shaky on reaching it, or if it seems a little too much, make a smaller one like for everyday, every week, every month.  Choose the time frame that makes you comfortable and you feel confident with.   If you’re having trouble and a hard time feeling you won’t can’t reach your goal, make a small goal you know you can reach.  It may be small but the feeling of completing a goal regardless of the size or difficulty will help you feel you can accomplish a task you set out to fulfill.   Then as you go if you feel good about it,  begin to make longer term goals to reach.  It IS good to stretch yourself, challenge yourself and keep growing, but you can start and begin slow if needed.



4.    Help others….. with their motivation.


Anytime you spend time helping someone else you will always in some way benefit from it.  It may not be right away, but you always will gain from helping someone else.  When you choose to help someone find motivation or aid them in their struggle you can learn so much about yourself.  You also can strengthen your own motivation.  Being supportive to others you can be a cheerleader for yourself and not even realize you’ve become stronger yourself.



5.   Remember “why” …’re motivated in the first place.


This one is probably the biggest boost for me personally.  I keep my heart and mind always clear about why I am motivated.  It means so much to me it, regardless of what’s going on around me.  It is ALWAYS in my heart.  No matter what goes wrong, it’s there.  Keep your eyes on why you started.  Keep your eyes and mind on how much it means to you.

That’s all for this post guys.  Thanks for coming by it means a lot and I always appreciate you time here!. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think .  I love to hear your thoughts on my posts and would appreciate your opinion and feedback thank you! 🙂



Please check out this website of a friend. 

This is Dan Gheesling

This is Dan Gheesling

Dan Gheesling website is a great place for motivation and inspiration.  He is an amazing coach, motivator, writer, entrepreneur, and reality tv personality who is a 2 time winner of the CBS tv show Big Brother .  Dan’s site is fun, informative, helpful, smart and has such a great community of people who follow him .  Check out his site and his personal coaching ! If you need motivation and inspiration , just a helping hand in reaching your dream or goal, Dan can help you get motivated and stay motivated !



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Happy Easter! ….. Enjoy AND Be Sensible.

March 30, 2013
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Hi I'm Colleen Kelly. Your resident blogger!. Welcome to the blog :)

Hi I’m Colleen Kelly. Your resident blogger!. Welcome to the blog 🙂













This is a short post guys. (are you clapping?)        😉

It’s Easter.  Which means another holiday of eating and feeling stuffed like a turkey….

(Yea, wait….wrong holiday)

Anywho, This is a day we traditionally eat chocolates, jelly beans, salads, ham…

The list goes on and on….

Here in the Kelly Family I grew up with ham, macaroni salad, deviled eggs, (Oh so good!!!!), homemade perogies, baked beans, potato salad, and of course

(Mom, god love her would make a bunny cake or something in the dessert area that betty Crocker would be jealous of!!)

Hey, my Mom…..could cook!!!

My Mom. Best cook EVER. (Love you Mom)

My Mom. Best cook EVER. (Love you Mom)


So I get that it’s a holiday and you all want to relax and enjoy it and to a lot of you that means eating all those holiday favorites.  Okay.

though I will never give up on getting the whole world to eat healthy EVERYDAY regardless of it being a holiday or not…


I today will only ask this of you.


To remember these 3 holiday rules…


1.    Listen to your body.

2.   If you feel full stop. 

3.   Remember to have fun with those you love. 

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!


Just one more word…

Remember your body is not taking the day off from calories and being healthy….  So be nice to it..


Remember rule #2 You will be so glad you did.


Because…….. your body WILL remember.




So enjoy yourself.. but remember to also be good to yourself !!!

Everyone have a wonderful Blessed Easter!!




Thanks for coming and please leave a comment and let me know what you have planned for your weekend and your thought on this post are ALWAYS appreciated!  🙂

Thank you. 🙂



Please stop by this website!!.


This is Dan Gheesling

This is Dan Gheesling
 It’s a fantastic place for motivation, fun, humor and inspiration!.  It’s my favorite site!










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“10 Things I’ve Learned” ….. So Far Anyway. :)

March 9, 2013

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Hi I’m Colleen Kelly. Your resident blogger!. Welcome to the blog 🙂













This post is just a simple one.   10 points.


Or…  10 lessons I’ve learned that I feel 10 of the most important ones to remember and help you, (help me) through all the time!.





1.  No matter what your goal or dream never let anyone else keep you from it.

Why? Simple, one word. Regret.

The one who will live with the fallout and (that word) regret, of not reaching your goal will be you.

So don’t allow others to tell you what you need to do.




2.  Live the life you have always dreamed of.

Whatever it takes wherever you have to go to make it happen ….Simply do it.

Or we’re back to #1 …..and the word REGRET.




 3.  Patience in everything.

Have patience in everything you do.  

 Not easy.      No.    A simple task.     No. 

But it will be a necessary one if you want to succeed in anything or get along with others.

Sometimes life dictates we will have to be vigilant and patient for things.




This one of the BEST quotes about patience I have ever read. A perfect way to "see" being patient. Epic.

This one of the BEST quotes about patience I have ever read. A perfect way to “see” being patient. Epic.

4.  Be driven like your life depends on it.

There is so much in this world that will pop up and try to derail you.  Drive is everything.

Some might say that’s wrong,

but I know you have to be driven to accomplish big things in this life.




5.  Be kind to all you meet.

“Treat others as you would have them treat you.”

Very simple.





6.  Keep moving forward no matter what.

No matter what comes to your life do everything you can to keep moving forward.  There will be times that you may feel to crushed or down to even try.  Then pray.  To whoever or whatever you choose.  But I pray. I ask for the strength to pick up and move forward.  Sometimes we need a helping hand and that’s human and OK. 

Just don’t give up trying to pushing forward




Keep moving forward .

Keep moving forward .

7.  Take LOTS of Mental Pictures along life’s way.

Now this one is one of the most important things I have learned.  Memories.  They can be your comfort, your teachers, your history …..and show you your future.

Mental pictures are snapshots in your mind’s eye.

Take MANY.




8.  Surround yourself with like-minded people.

I have a friend who made this statement in one of his blogs a while back.  He said If others around you are pessimistic and drag you down ..Walk away from them.  If they are family it’s kind of impossible but if you can walk away.

My friend was right.  Try to help them, see if maybe you can help them be more optimistic and positive.  But id they are determined to bring you down talk down about your plans, goals and dreams.. Walk away. 

It’s your health and the health of your goal in question.

You make the decision.




9. If you know it’s right don’t give up

This is self-explanatory lol.





10.  Forgive everything.

Okay this one is a toughie. For me it is at times .  If you intentionally hurt me I don’t automatically turn the other cheek I want to slap yours off. lol That’s the fighter in me.  I like her.  Heck I LOVE HER!!!   That’s the problem. Being a fighter can make it difficult to forgive.  But the only one most of the time who ends up hurting is you.  Those who will intentionally hurt you…remember…did so in the first place.  Don’t give them more of your hurt.  Forgive them their stupidity….. and move on.  (See, sarcastic fighter is in that statement! haha )

 optional …..but choose that the option.




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Be More Afraid of Not Ever Trying …Than Failing.

February 9, 2013

Blog pic for fear


Hi I'm Colleen Kelly your resident blogger!. Welcome :)

Hi I’m Colleen Kelly your resident blogger!. Welcome 🙂


“Are you afraid of failing”?


I saw that question on a tweet from Twitter today.

So I asked myself that.      Yea.  sure.  I am.      But that’s OK.  

As Long As You don’t Let That Stop You from Trying!.



Being Human


Being afraid, is being human. 

Being afraid to lose something you hold dear, is human. 

Being afraid to not reach that goal, is human.

Being human……….. is OK. 

But ……………..

letting fear get the best of you so much,  so that you give up that chance you MIGHT succeed because you are afraid to fail

is not an option you should even consider.

I can promise you right now, if you don not reach for it………. most likely you won’t get it.

Doesn’t that scare the hell out of you ?

It does me.  


And RIGHT THERE   …. is the difference.

If you can be more afraid NOT to reach your goal than in the possible failure in  trying…  You can accomplish anything.


Reaching for the Stars is EASY....Looking back one day and WISHING you did....Is HARD

Reaching for the Stars is EASY….Looking back one day and WISHING you did….Is HARD


How can you do that ?    I mean sometimes it’s scary and you just can’t handle another diet, job interview, maybe another relationship.   But the worst thing I can think of is missing out on possibly the best thing that could happen to you in life….

because of ………..fear.

Boy it sure is a four letter word isn’t it ?  LOL   It has caused more people to fold up their tents and flee with lightening speed for the nearest safe place since the beginning of time..  Sometimes you can get so battle weary you feel you can’t chance failing again for fear you will lose your last thread of hope or strength.   Yep.

But………. and this……….. is HUGE…….  The fact remains that if you give in to that fear and feeling of  “I can’t”  ……..You, won’t… for sure…….     (Again……scares the hell out of me.)



Life Before…… “Life”


When I lost my Mom,  I was done.   There was so much of “Me” m my life, in her that there wasn’t enough of me to make up a whole person anymore.

I was out.



I felt like …….smoke.   

barely there.

Which is EXACTLY where I was.

Which is EXACTLY where I was.


And yet, I was still breathing?   I thought that was so amazing.     How?   I’m empty.   I,   and I know this will sound strange and maybe be hard to understand but I often wondered HOW I was standing.    No….literally

How did I actually stand and walk without falling down ?   There was nothing holding me up inside,.    I was hollow, except for the pain.   I was heartbroken.    My life was done.

The point of this is ……… I was still breathing.

Like I said,  I honestly could not figure that out for the life of me.     I didn’t have the heart … to know I was still breathing ….for a reason.


Hey,  you’re still breathing aren’t you ?   That last failure that you feel was huge and you feel, broke you,  or made you feel like you “can’t”……… well,  you’re still here.

You’re  getting up everyday because you are here to KEEP fighting and KEEP moving and KEEP TRYING.


Now this will blow your mind,   so listen up!!!.     The worse the fear is, and you fight…. and WIN ….the sweeter the feeling of that





Try It My Way


See now THAT makes me want to fight,   just  put up my fist and fight!!!.  “Come on, come on”  and taunt that fear.   Yea I know I’m crazy.   But I do the same to the machines at my gym.   I talk to them.   Yesterday!   I was on the treadmill and when it gets harder or I feel the machine is winning I talk to it.   Yes, I said talk to it.   Tuant it.    For example this was what I said yesterday.


” Come on.  Come on baby.  Not today ,  Not today.  Not any day.   You think you’ve won, I got news for you.   

You’re  O V E R..”


Then I fought and tried harder.  Yes …I won.    🙂      Truth.  I talk to the machines.


So this is what I want you to do. Talk to the  fear.  Tell it, no wait,    “INFORM IT”…    it won’t be stronger than you.  Tell it,  it can’t beat you.  Tell it,  it’s your time and time for IT to move over and get out of your way.

Will that work ?  Maybe.  But you have to try it.  What are you going to lose ? T hat feeling that nothing is working, or you can’t win?.

Maybe you will win.  The point is. you HAVE to keep trying.


Your winning moment is coming.   Don’t sit it out…Don’t miss it.   Don’t give fear your success.

Keep trying.




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