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My mission is to live true to my governing values and apply my personality, gifts, skills and experiences to: develop excellence in each role I fill, and to encourage, teach and mentor others as they walk through life's journey.
My mission is to live true to my governing values and apply my personality, gifts, skills and experiences to: develop excellence in each role I fill, and to encourage, teach and mentor others as they walk through life's journey.




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Member Since: 6/7/2011

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My mission is to live true to my governing values and apply my personality, gifts, skills and experiences to: develop excellence in each role I fill, and to encourage, teach and mentor others as they walk through life's journey.

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Healthy Habit of Success: I participate comfortably in my chosen activities by caring properly for my body and environment.

As a healthier person I will enjoy hiking, horseback riding and a more active lifestyle.

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I am a happily married servant to 3 cats. I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, writing life stories and organizing and and volunteer with the 4-H program a local church ministry and a local pet rescue.

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"If you're not swimming upstream, you're floating downstream"
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SPARKGIRL32
8/17/2011 12:59:38 PM

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WENDYLEE15
8/15/2011 12:47:46 PM

Thank you for the blog comment.I love winter too..people think I am crazy.lol.I feel for you with the walking health issues.I few years back I had major foot surgery.I was in a wheel chair for about a year then had to go to physical therapy and learn how to walk all over again.I was so glad to get out of the chair then had months of using a walker..crutches,,and an air cast. there were times that I never thought I would be able to walk " normally " again.I do pretty well now.My left foot will always be a lot weaker than the right one.And it looks nasty with the scars form being cut open in so many places.But I am soooo thank ful for how far I have come and will never take walking for granted.You don't have a clue how that effects your life and in how many ways until you are actually in the situation.I hope that your problems get better.Lot's of hugs and prayers coming your way!!
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MAESTRACH
8/12/2011 4:43:56 PM

My back injury is about the same as yours. Only thing extra I have to watch is my tailbone. I broke the top joint and it's never fused and I REFUSE to let a doctor do it. I figure I've made it 5 years with this injury lost 50 pounds and managed to pass the physical fitness test for the Hotshot firefighters and I'm still walking, so I'm not fusing anything down there.

To answer your question any stretching workout can hurt any muscle group especially your back (and believe me the first few months it will), however it's all about easing into it and listening to your body. I do low impact yoga (I don't know all the technical terms) when my back hurts and when I feel like I can step it up a notch I do. Yoga, I believe is about 90% of what I do physically that allows me to continue functioning (110% of my ability to move is thanks to an amazing God). PLEASE TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE YOU START ANYTHING!!!

Right now I'm using Biggest Loser Weightloss Yoga as I'm fairly advanced and I know how to modify to keep from hurting my back. I would talk to your doctor or local gym to see if there's a yoga studio or class offered (I started at the local Junior college). This way you have access to an instructor that you can talk to ahead of time to let them know where your injuries are and have them check your form. Getting your form right and EASING into the moves and listening to your body is the most important part of yoga. Don't expect your body to look like the wii pictures the first time or even the 100th time. It took me 3 years of yoga classes before I could do the wii fit with any accuracy...I'd also caution you that with the balance board, it changes the angles of your body so be careful!

Hope that helps. If you have any questions, please feel free to spark on by my page.

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WENDYLEE15
8/12/2011 2:12:20 PM

Your welcome emoticon



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CAROLIAN
8/10/2011 4:00:34 PM

Just stopping by o say Hi Buddy we have been paired together looking forward to getting to know you emoticon best wishes Carol



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