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Only 50 Points Until 100,000 Spark Points!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I just realized that I only have 50 points until I have 100,000 Spark Points. This has been my goal since I joined in August of 2008! I'm so excited!!!

  
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ERICAW2012 1/24/2012 9:43PM

    That's great. Congrats!

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ROXYZMOM 1/24/2012 9:38PM

    Wow! That is amazing! I didn't realize there were enough point opportunities to get that far!

Congrats!

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Getting Out Of Bed Was Tough This Morning!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Have you ever had one of those mornings when you groaned at the thought of getting out of bed and going to work out? This morning was one of those mornings. For starters, I got a new pair of toning athletic shoes and I wore them for most of the day yesterday. I might add that I was very active yesterday; doing walking and cleaning. What was I thinking when I did that? My legs and feet throbbed when I went to bed last night and I was super stiff when I got up this morning! Yikes! I'll have to gradually get used to them instead of jumping in with both feet, so to speak. The shoes felt great when I put them on; very springy and comfortable. My issue was that they were new shoes and they put pressure on parts of my feet and legs where I'm not used to feeling pressure. I think these shoes are better for short time periods. Lesson learned!

Since I did it to myself, I accepted no excuses for not getting into the nice soothing water, this morning, to work out. I did wear a floatation belt to keep me off of my legs and feet. The water was very healing and I felt better right away. I was careful to eliminate anything with impact since I figured that I needed to give my feet a break. Now I feel fine, thank goodness.

It would have been so easy to roll over in bed and say, "My muscles are sore so let's skip the workout." I've read several articles here on Spark People about sore muscles from exercise and they all say to do an easier workout but to keep moving. My physical therapist told me that the exercise moves the lactic acid out of the muscles that are sore and will actually make them feel better. He was right!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 1/24/2012 7:48PM

    I haven't touched the shoes since Sunday. I'm going to let my legs and feet completely calm down before even putting them on again! LOL

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SLENDERELLA61 1/24/2012 7:26PM

    So smart and dedicated of you to get up and do that workout! Glad it rewarded you by making you feel a bit better. Take care. Try not to overdo. You are still healing, you know!! -Marsha

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L*I*T*A* 1/23/2012 1:56PM

    so true.........way to go....
blessings and hugs...........lita

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PICKIE98 1/23/2012 1:54PM

    Yes, that 3 a.m. alarm jumps on my head,,, new shoes are evil sometimes,, but I am glad that your water aerobics made you feel better,, wish I could go..
take it easy when breaking in those shoes..

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Planning My Exercise For The Week

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I'm looking at my calendar tonight and planning my exercise schedule for the week. So far, I have a very flexible time schedule. I love weeks that fall like that! I can exercise without worrying about running to the next appointment. I hate being late to anything so hopefully my stress level will be fairly low this week. Exercise is my main priority.

  
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Today I couldn't work out in the big pool with the rest of the aerobics class because the water was too cold. I did the next best thing and worked out in the therapy pool. The therapy pool is fairly shallow, so I did mainly strengthening/ power moves and had to go light on the aerobics part. Later I went to the store and walked up and down the isles for an hour just to get in some additional activity. I found a lovely pair of gray and black dress shoes that had been marked down to $12.99 from $64. I had a $5 coupon so the actual price came down to a whopping $8!!! The shoes are a perfect match for a dress that I bought a few weeks ago on sale. How lucky was that?

  
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DONNABRIGHT 1/22/2012 1:06PM

    I love those shopping trips that you find th eperfect something you didn't even know you were looking for.

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TBRANCH2 1/20/2012 10:32PM

    Talk about being at the right place at the right time....there's your "reward" for doing such a good job with your therapy! God blessed you with new "shoes"....!! lol It is nice when HE picks out the "rewards"! It is kind of like a Christmas gift....(no pun intended)...lol

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L*I*T*A* 1/20/2012 10:13PM

    sometimes we have to modify things.........
good to be flexible........way to go!!!
blessings and hugs.........lita

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The Scale Is Not The Only Measure Of Success

Thursday, January 19, 2012

For the past two weeks, I've had a gain on the scale - much to my duress. I know that I've gone off one medication that speeds up my metabolism and, being hypothyroid, has caused my thyroid to tank. However, I've been doing an obscene amount of exercise and I felt that should off set it. So why wasn't it showing up on the scale? I mentioned my concern (obsession?) about this to my doctor. He said that the first thing he noticed about me when he walked in the examining room door, was the change in my body composition. I was shocked! He didn't seem at all concerned about my weight gain because he tells me that it's due to increased muscle. He advised me to continue to watch my diet and continue with my exercise routine. My blood work numbers were great too, so it must be working. But still...in the back of my mind, part of me felt like a failure. I had to find another measure of my success. So, I decided to get out a tape measure and measure my waist and hips. Surprise! I lost 2 inches from my waist and 2 inches from my hips! It just goes to show that the scale is not the only measure of success. Obsessing over the number on the scale can be depressing and can bring me down. So the next time the scale doesn't move, I will seek other ways to measure my progress!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 1/20/2012 7:49PM

    You go girl!

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SLENDERELLA61 1/20/2012 11:24AM

    So true!! Congrats on all the fat you have lost and the numbers on that tape measure. Way to go!! -Marsha

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/19/2012 9:27PM

    Good on you! You and your doc are absolutely right. As you work out more (especially with strength training), your body shape-shifts into a leaner you, with more muscle definition on a shrinking frame.....but the scale stays the same or even goes up in number.

But man those clothes fit a whole lot different!

Congrats!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 1/19/2012 9:14PM

    I love my measuring tape. People are shocked when I tell them the lbs I have lost. However, when I tell them total inches....they normally stand there with their mouths open.


WAY TO GO!!!

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