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Six Small Things You Can Do

Sunday, November 30, 2014



One by one, step by step, we move forward. Love and compassion with firm resolve will get us to our goals. Have a great week, friends.

  
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 12/2/2014 9:59AM

    Love this and so needed it right now. Thank you.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 12/2/2014 8:11AM

    Words to live by!

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PHEBESS 12/2/2014 7:59AM

    Thank you - helpful!

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FLAMENM 12/2/2014 12:16AM

    Repeat, repeat, repeat.

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TENNISJIM 12/1/2014 6:06AM

    Excellent blog. Thank you for sharing it.

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SPEEDY143 11/30/2014 11:10PM

    Indeed emoticon I'm looking forward to December and hope your week ahead is as lovely as you are emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 11/30/2014 10:47PM

    Thanks, gorgeous.

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MSROZZIE 11/30/2014 7:24PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Holidays!

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LINDAK25 11/30/2014 6:49PM

    Love it! Thanks. Have a great week.

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RENEEGADE 11/30/2014 5:22PM

    Love this thanks! It came in handy today because I don't want to do a thing! emoticon

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RYDERB 11/30/2014 4:41PM

    Great suggestions. Thanks for sharing. You have a great week too, and a fabulous new month!


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GINGKO711 11/30/2014 4:08PM

    I like to think about similar concepts, but in this form: (1) don't beat yourself up over the past, (2) something is better than nothing, (3) one small step in front of the other, (4) track and examine your progress. I think there's a lot of overlap with this blog post.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/30/2014 4:03PM

    Hope your shoulder is healing!

Thanks for sharing this insightful information!


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Ouch!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Well, I'm struggling. My shoulder/arm injury has gotten a lot worse. So much so that I haven't been able to work out for weeks. It is painful and sometimes keeps me up at night. I can't lift my arm over my head and my range of motion in other directions is also very limited. I'm seeing the doctor finally on Monday and hope to get some insight and maybe some physical therapy. I'm just hoping it's not more serious than that.

So I'm struggling with my food because I can't work out. In the absence of my fitness routine, I have a hard time staying on track. I'm going to try to walk gently every day -- no hopping around, swinging my arms, etc. Maybe that would be enough to keep me focused.

Just needing to be honest about being in a tough spot here.

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/2/2014 9:49AM

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/31/2014 2:06PM

    I just noticed your blog and by coincidence just wrote today about how my shoulder injury is now 100% better. This was my 2nd "frozen shoulder" and responded to physical therapy just like last time.

I hope you get some answers from your doctor. Good luck!

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SUNNYSIDEUPMARY 8/25/2014 5:51PM

    How are you doing? I am taking a long time to recover from an injury, so I have an idea of what you may be going through. I hope things are looking up for you!

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MOVEITMARY 8/21/2014 11:05PM

    I know all too well the frustration/fear that comes with an injury that doesn't go away on its own. Be gentle and patient with yourself, your body has an amazing capacity to heal. Sending good thoughts your way.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/21/2014 3:43PM

    Physical therapy should do it! I've had shoulder impingement issues with both shoulders (at different times) and it was resolved. It seems to be returning in my right shoulder, so I'll be resuming my exercises.

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/21/2014 1:31PM

    Wishing you relief.

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IDICEM 8/21/2014 11:36AM

  Hope your doctor is able to help and you're pain-free soon!

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TENNISJIM 8/21/2014 6:21AM

    Hope your arm gets better soon.

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ROCKYCPA 8/20/2014 10:02PM

    Hope your injury gets better so you can get back to your exercising. Get well soon!

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LINDAK25 8/20/2014 9:59PM

    Sounds really painful. Hope it gets better soon. Hang in there!

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GOOSIEMOON 8/20/2014 9:52PM

    Hoping you feel better soon! Hang in there!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/20/2014 9:48PM

    I hope PT is the "fix" for you.

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HEALTHY4ME 8/20/2014 9:42PM

    HUGS painful, check out New-Caz as she had shoulder issues and had to get physio. She will tell you what she had. she is awesome.
Hope you get help soon.


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ARNETTELEE 8/20/2014 9:38PM

  Hope you're feeling better soon.

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Home From Our Honeymoon

Saturday, July 26, 2014



We had a wonderful time on our honeymoon cruise on board the Carnival Imagination!

  
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RYDERB 8/3/2014 3:27PM

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LINDAK25 7/28/2014 7:20PM

    Fantastic!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/28/2014 5:30AM

    that is great love.i am abit behind on sp what with the op and rehab so might be a daft question.how did the wedding go?take care and keep smiling but above all keep on keeping on

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PHEBESS 7/28/2014 12:55AM

    Glad you had a great time!

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/27/2014 2:42PM

    Welcome home!

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    Congratulations! emoticon

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TENNISJIM 7/27/2014 6:16AM

    awesome -- congratulations

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EBONYSOL 7/26/2014 4:36PM

    Congratulations! Great background for your picture :D

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BHENDRICK2 7/26/2014 1:23PM

    aww such a sweet photo:)

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ALICIA214 7/26/2014 1:21PM

 


Well!!!! That is a party cruise line for sure, glad you had a good time..

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Summer, Ugh!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Exercising in the Summer is really hard for me. I don't like the heat. It drains me, and definitely interferes with my performance, not to mention my motivation to even get moving.

There's a pool at my apartment building, but it is small and generally occupied by squealing kids during the hours I might use it. So I mostly use the pool for a quick dip to cool off, or an activity my daughter and I can share in the heat. It's not really an option for a workout.

I don't belong to a gym. I don't want to spend the money, when most of the year I am able to work out well without one.

Those are my obstacles. Of course, I won't let them defeat me.

Here's what I'm trying this Summer, subject to further modifications, as we go along:

1. Early morning yoga. I get up a little early and dive into my yoga practice before getting ready for work. I'm enjoying this more than I thought I would, though I'm still not sold on morning activity.

2. A short evening work out. The rest of the year, I like to do an hour or more in the evening. However, waiting until it cools off enough to do a full hour work out was running havoc on my sleep this year. Somehow a short workout doesn't bother me as much, as long as the worst of the day's heat has passed. So, I'm doing only about half an hour in the evening: ten minutes of ST and 25 minutes or so of cardio.

All together, I'm getting an hour in, but somehow, I think my performance is better by splitting up the activities, and I'm getting more benefit from my yoga and my evening workouts.

The key for me is to keep working on this, because if I just stop exercising, I know myself -- my whole regimen will go kerflooey.

How does the warm weather affect your usual work out routines, if at all?

  
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PHEBESS 7/19/2014 6:44AM

    When it was really hot and humid in St. Thomas, I'd go to a huge store like Home Depot and walk for an hour, up and down the aisles. Made it look as if I was looking for something. The AC made it bearable. A little strange, I know, but free!!!

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TENNISJIM 7/14/2014 5:42AM

    warm weather also drains me. typically we play tennis for 3 hours but this weekend's weather was so hot that we only play 2.5 hours.

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LINDAK25 7/13/2014 8:38PM

    At least youre getting some exercise. I've found the same thing with exercising in the evening. Too much and it's impossible to sleep. It's so hot and humid here in Charlotte, NC, I exercise indoors in the summer. I have a treadmill at home, but I've gone mall walking, too. I have a small, very safe mall that's about 7 minutes from my house. My husband belongs to a gym.

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GYPSYGOTH 7/13/2014 6:30PM

    Sounds perfect to me!
I LOVE the heat, and have access to a fairly large town pool which, yes, has squealing children, but I can still manage laps in.
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I really need to get back to a morning yoga practice. Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/13/2014 4:36PM

    Yes, I am lucky that it is so temperate here in Southern California, but I do not feel well exerting myself in the heat. No A/C or gym membership for this cheapskate, either.

May we find relief from sweaty crabbiness, and find ways to move that feel good!

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KRYSTALLA 7/13/2014 3:10PM

    Yes the heat can be zapping of the energy. Myself I do have access to a swimming pool so yesterday I decided instead of doing my Wii Fit routine that I had actually wanted to do I went swimming instead. Another thing I can do my exercise machines are in the basement were it tends to be much cooler which lately when I have been using them is in the evening, when the temps are starting to go down a bit, that way I can come back upstairs and not be sweaty and have to deal with the heat at the same time.

I do like your idea for exercising and fitting in yoga as well.



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1CRAZYDOG 7/13/2014 1:47PM

    100% agree -- heat saps my energy to the core! I get up early too and get started while it's cooler.

Your plan of being flexible with your work out is a good one. I will alter mine come the cooler weather too.



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THINFITFEMINIST 7/13/2014 1:44PM

    I'm with you on the heat. emoticon

I get up at 3 a.m. which is a lot cooler then the day time. I physically work all day long and that is the bulk of my work out this month while I'm deep cleaning my house which is additional exercise and takes the balance of my day.

Next month I am doing my morning regimen at the mall walking with stairs. In September I am adding 30 minutes in the morning of some form of body modality work: stretching, yoga, tai chi, etc. Added to this on the weekends I'm walking right next to the river and that is cooler. All in all it will be enough.

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Re-posting: My Secret Weapon Against Fast Food

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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I wanted to share this again, as the weather is really heating up this week. Keep cool, friends!

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LINDAK25 7/9/2014 8:05PM

    Wow! What a lifesaver that would be. Brilliant!

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/9/2014 3:26PM

    Thanks!

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NANCY- 7/9/2014 9:01AM

    Excellent solution.
When there is a will, we will find a way!
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TENNISJIM 7/9/2014 6:21AM

    Thanks for sharing. Stay cool.

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PHEBESS 7/9/2014 1:52AM

    Brilliant! I need to find one!

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