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Attitude Of Gratitude #1

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Today I'm grateful for:
The beautiful weather. I couldn't be more perfect - sunny, clear, high 70s
My supportive, loving hubby
Good friends who have been around for ever
My Spark friends and all of their support
Healthy food
My two K-9 children
My improved health
My daughter's progress in brain therapy

  
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DONNABRIGHT 1/25/2012 2:02PM

    We all have so much to be thankful for. I am trying really hard to be thankful for this awful head cold as I am getting a lot work done on my genealogy program.

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L*I*T*A* 1/25/2012 12:44AM

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ERICAW2012 1/24/2012 9:45PM

    Thanks for sharing. Also hope your daughter keeps getting better.

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TWNOMWE 1/24/2012 9:44PM

    emoticon way to be and be thankful for all the blessings around us.
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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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L*I*T*A* 1/22/2012 11:37PM

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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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