Welcome to another night in Carol's Corner. I hope you have been enjoying the blogs I have been doing this past week. I honestly feel they are some of the best I have ever written and I hope they are helping you move forward on your journey. I would totally like to hear from you. Found another beautiful spot for today's picture . Couldn't be any happier with the way it turned out. Calling this one,” Nature's Bounty.”

My jewelry and My Fitbit picked up colors from my dress. The BandCuff I wore with it is the white one. Won't bother with that picture because I got my new manicure and pedicure after my first pics were done and I'd rather show you that. It was WAY overdue.

This is my new manicure and I love it, I always do because my nail tech rocks. It's color changing again but a subtle change. I'll show that after I show you my coordinating pedicure.

This is just regular polish but she sure was able to coordinate it well.

Really like the dark version as well, kind of like a periwinkle.

Is anyone else in need of this? I know I am. Not with my exercise regimen, but the diet half of the equation. Just as I kind of procrastinated getting my blog going tonight, that is what I have been doing getting my diet back on track and moving in the right direction again. I think no matter who or where we are in this journey, it's something we all struggle with from time to time. No matter how strong we are we still can go through times that make us feel like failures. Such is the nature of the beast.

There is so much truth to the above graphic. First off, realize there will come a time in your journey when you will fall off the wagon so to speak. Count on it. I know I am going through that experience right now. I am watching that my clothes still fit, but am not fully getting back to where I should be on my diet. I will only let myself go so far though, but I know I have to stop the procrastinating and just commit fully to doing all the things I know I need to do to lose those extra pounds I am not liking. Thank God I am still totally on track in the exercise side of the equation, in fact I'm stronger than ever there. I joined what I am calling the 200 mile club. My goal for July was to do 200 workout miles for the month of July which I have already surpassed. I hope I can find a way to keep that up. I know we're going away for 4 or 5 days in August so we'll have to see. Remember also the only way you can fail is if you don't have the courage to restart your efforts. That is the only way you can fail. Maybe it will take you awhile, but plan on getting there. You will hate yourself if you don't.

There is a lot to be said for the above sentiment. If you never go through adversity or setbacks you will never find out how strong you are . It is through these times that we find out if we have the courage to continue on or cave under the pressure. It is also a time that when we've fallen but continued on that we are more able to help someone who is going through the same thing. I hope that is what is happening to me right now. It is ok to fall down , but don't let it keep you down. Once you realize how strong you are it will be easier the next time you find yourself going through a rough patch.

There is much to be said for this statement. Sometimes the more we try to be perfect the harder we set ourselves up for failure. We mess up and then we tell ourselves, I just can't do this, so instead of just acknowledging we aren't perfect, but are trying hard to be better, sometimes we just give up. Don't fall prey to that line of thinking. As long as you're trying and making progress that's all you can ask of yourself.

Amen to this one. Mess up, move on, end of story. You can't change what's already done, you can only change the future and you are the only one in charge. So you chart the course.

Gotta love that Jillian!!

I'd like to end with this. It says it all. Yesterday is over. Forget about it. Today's a new day. Make it a good one. Till next time, God Bless.