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YES!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Well, I have officially started dancing every day! Yesterday I danced for 17 minutes( I decided to try the treadmill for 15 minutes as well) I wore myself out! I must remember babysteps! However I was thrilled to be able to do both without my heart palpitating and losing my breath! I have come such a long way in six weeks!

I did dance for 30 minutes today...when it got to be too much, I just walked in place to the music, but I kept moving for the full 30 minutes! Oh! I have lost enough weight that I can even run in place for spurts! I was AMAZED and thrilled.

I AM going to do this.

  


First day of 28 day plan

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I am so excited! I have loved Sparkpeople since the day I joined and it has been so motivating to me! However, for some indescribable reason, the Spark book has totally made me excited and sure of myself this time. For the first time I am totally prepared to do this the right way. (I have been Sparking off and on for three years)

I bought new walking shoes and a pedometer...I have my dance mixes chosen and cued...I have an exercise mat and small but useful equipment, not to mention my apartment complex's fitness room...I have loaded my kitchen with healthy food...I have my vision boards in progress and most exciting of all, I have this fluttery, roller coastery feeling in my tummy as I step forward this morning to take charge of my health and fitness!

I even made myself a "Spark" picture to put around my apartment, on my office bulletin board and on my computer to motivate myself to keep moving forward! *LOL*

Long term goals:

To travel by plane and not have to ask for a seat belt extender and worry if they are going to charge me for two seats. (With in a year)

To walk into Victoria's Secret and buy any lovely thing that catches my eye right off the rack! (Within a year)

To walk into my Faire and surprise the hell out of my Faire Family! *HUZZAH! (This October)

Medium term goals:

To break below 250

To fit into a size 22/24 in pants...I can already wear that size in tops! WooHoo!

To walk without hurting (This is due to my illness and I can resolve it by exercising)


My action steps I have already mostly accomplished:

Clean out what is left of junky food and stock with healthy food

Buy walking shoes, pedometer and exercise materials

Make use of the fitness room in my complex at least 4 times a week


My rewards:

Subscribe to my favorite magazines
Go to a movie
Buy new book
Buy lovely Lingerie

I am so excited...This summer is gonna ROCK!

Bright Blessings,
Amethyst

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RENECHAR 5/29/2010 11:03AM

    I have also been sparking on and off for a while. I have purchased The spark book and I couldn't set it down. I t helped me to put into action some goal setting. Reading your blog, I realize that you are a lot farther then I am. You have already set all your goals, long, medium and short term.

I think you have prepared well and you have inspired me to really try and set all of my goals TODAY! Stay motivated and have a wonderful day. I think you are off to a great start with a awesome attitude!!! emoticon

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Learning Flexibility

Sunday, May 23, 2010



Didn't get anywhere near my bedroom today. I did however get so much done on my living room. Kent came over and took my huge couch out to the curb. I moved my loveseat against the wall where the couch was and now there is this lovely, marvelous energy flow! I feel a sense of relief and openess now, that wasn't there before.

As much as I want to get my room done, I am really happy my living room is done. I am comfortable with the fact that I didn't get done what I had planned...I'm learning to be flexible and knowing that not everything has to be done according to a plan...no guilt...no regret...just pleasure at was accomplished and the knowledge that what I want to do is still there and just waiting for me!



Life is good!

  


Musins for a Sunday morning

Sunday, May 23, 2010

It is a beautiful morning for late May. We are only supposed to hit 69 degrees today. That make me one very happy camper! It's a "windows wide open" day! Lots to do today, looking forward to it! Actually, I have so very much to look forward to now! I have that wonderful, quizzical feeling in the pit of my stomach as if I am waiting for something. The thing is, I have no idea what I am waiting for. It reminds me of the song from "West Side Story," called "Something's Coming." It's almost the way I used to feel as a little girl just before Christmas! Now, however, I get the feeling I have more of a hand in the surprise. It's up to me...to be open and receptive to what ever the Goddess has in store for me.

This all ties in with my getting back to my daily rituals. I need to reconnect with my deeper self and the Goddess. I have forgotten how to listen for my inner voice, my intuition. I need to get out of myself as well, get out in the community and try to make a difference. I have a couple of ideas I wish to explore for doing volunteer work. The world does not revolve around me and I am so grateful that I can now focus on other things.

Well, time to "switch off" for Sunday and get to work. My sanctuary awaits it's turn to be "Spring Cleaned!"

Brightest Blessings!

  
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Weekends pass much too quickly...

Monday, May 17, 2010

However, I did get my kitchen, bathroom, and living clean. I'm tickled I was able to get as much done as I did. (I'll be even more tickled when it doesn't take me all bloody weekend to clean my one bedroom apartment! *LOL*) I am so grateful I was able to get what I did! I'm getting stronger every week.

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I was up at 6:30 this morning and hit Walmart at 7 to do my grocery shopping. I love going so early, no crowds, no lines...in and out with relative ease! Then I had brunch with a dear friend and her daughters this morning. I haven't seen her since January. It was so good to see them!

Now, I am sitting in my clean living room, blogging, watching TV (more or less) and playing another round of fetch with my cat, Shade.

Anywho, time for bed.

Here is to a fabulous week!

Bright Blessings,
Ame

  


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