Design Your Life.

Summer...

Sari Lisch

SUMMER I just want to hold you tight.
I feel YOU slipping. 
You LEAVE as quickly as you came in.
The FALL air is creeping in.
I felt YOU on my face today.

Glad I made the MOST of your few months.
There is still another week or so.
I am making EVERY MINUTE count.
Thankful for what YOU brought me already.

That September feeling.

Sari Lisch

Remember that back to school feeling?
The crisp hint of fall in the air.
Shopping for school supplies.
Choosing a new backpack.
New outfits.
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The anticipation of a new grade.
New beginnings, a new teacher.
Assigned seats and new lunch table.
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That feeling never goes away.
The first sign of fall, the memories of a new year.
The feeling of wanting to grow, learn, start something.
It's in our soul, with the repetition of so many years.
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Yet so many of us ignore the feeling.
Let it fade - push away our inner voice.
Embrace your inner child.
What do you want to start?
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Children are excited.๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ซ
The anticipation of a new year and new beginnings is everywhere.
In stores, in the park, and shopping for new supplies.
Why should they have all the fun? 
Why are they the only ones flexing their brain muscles?
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That's me on the right.
Wide eyed and excited, with my new pink bag.
The first day of school, the wonderment of a new year. ๐ŸšŒ
I feel very similar today. 
The chances and opportunities are limitless.
I feel the strongest mentally and physically than ever before. 
I'm curious about life, which hasn't changed since getting older. 
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Figure out how to channel your inner September feeling. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ
For me September comes with an added bonus in my challenge groups. 
My company realizes everyone is motivated by different things. 
I can't hand out money, but they can. 
When I drink 5 of my superfood dense drinks and log in 3 workouts a week in an app, I get a piece of the (up to) 3 million pot. 
Easy enough.
I haven't needed money to motivate me yet, but I'll take it. 
I'm going to keep motivating my challengers, inspiring others, and at the end of the month have some extra cash in my pocket. 
There is no reason why you can't have the same. 
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Things that FILL you up.

Sari LischComment

On some Saturdays you'll find me in synagogue, but days like today, I needed to be one with the water.
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Water is my calm
In the concrete jungle it is hard to find,
but I find it. ๐Ÿ™‚
I used to give over words of inspiration to congregants on Saturday morning.
I did a bit of thinking out on the board today, and I wanted to share. 
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Aspirations come in many shapes and sizes.
Some are tangible some are not.
We reach a certain age and we forget how to PLAY, to DREAM, to even LAUGH.
Responsibilities, pressures, bosses, and schedules come first. 
You are not JUST a mom, wife, sister, daughter, or friend. 
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However, you are allowed to make YOURSELF a priority.
Fill yourself up with what makes you HAPPY. 
It will make you a better mom, wife, sister, daughter, or friend. 
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It's August 20, what have you been saying that you 'SHOULD do', but really need to say 'I WILL do?'
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I'm thankful I bought a package of classes, because it made me ACCOUNTABLE to show up.
It's not that I'm dreading it, --- actually quite the opposite. 
I was SMILING and LAUGHING the whole class. 
And I THANKED the Sari that made this a priority early in the summer. 
But I am human, things get in the way, responsibilities take over.  
There are so many reasons why another SUMMER would go by, without learning this skill. 
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Have you been trying to find time to do something you LOVE? Something that takes your mind off the responsibilities and the weight of the world, that lies on your shoulders? 
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Whether you have been delaying reading that summer book, signing up for cooking class, carving out time for art, a bike ride, phone call to a long distance friend, or planning 'that trip' you want to take. DO IT! JUST DO IT!
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We are not meant to pass through this life saying 'I SHOULD'. It needs to be 'I WILL.' I am curious, what is STILL on your list?

20 pound weight loss.

RESULTSSari LischComment

YESTERDAY I was BLOWN AWAY ๐ŸŒฌ
I stepped on the SCALE๐Ÿ‘ข
Itโ€™s been awhile since I was AWAY
LIVING in a HOTEL for a week ๐Ÿ’ผ

I DID IT! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ
20 pounds GONE! 2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃโฌ‡๏ธ
Where does that even GO?
That is a small CHILD!๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ
I am beyond my GOAL weight ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
CONSISTENCY & just LIVING life
It took me by SURPRISE๐Ÿ™†
HOWEVERโ€ฆ
I will CELEBRATE in every WAY ๐ŸŽ‰

Iโ€™m PROUD
Itโ€™s a BIG DEAL
There were TIMES (many times) I wanted to QUIT
I wasnโ€™t TRUSTING the PROCESS
Forming NEW HABITS takes MINDSET
PROUDER as this past week was not EASY
I donโ€™t turn to MINDLESS EATING anymore
New ROUTINES and HABITS
It wasnโ€™t EASY, but over TIME it stuck.โณโŒ›๏ธ

Iโ€™ve never LOST 20 pounds before
Now NEW GOALS must be MADE
This is my LIFE now
MORE milestones TO CRUSH
Iโ€™m just LIVING LIFE
No DIETS, no DEPREVATION
One foot in FRONT of the other๐Ÿ‘ข

SOOOOoooooo glad I didnโ€™t QUIT
I didn't QUIT before it got GOOD!
EEEEEEEEEKKKKK...๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™†
REALLY GOOD!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
How many of us QUIT before it getโ€™s GOOD!??
I want HELP YOU
I didn't do this ALONE
ACCOUNTABILITY is KEY
So is having FUN!
Letโ€™s do this TOGETHER
Iโ€™m HERE to TALK, whenever YOU are READY ๐Ÿ’Œ