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Well, here we go...again!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

So much for staying on track or the holiday weekend...blah! I am ready to give it another try though! How does that saying go...Fall down three times get back up four! Well I am getting back up and ready to do something good for me and my family. Going to the gym today and going to try for 10 miles on the bike today...add to my virtual trip to my hubby at work! Will post more later!

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KKLENNERT809 11/27/2011 2:09PM

    That's right, don't let those set backs discourage you. Just get right back up and have a better day today! Make it happen!!

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Today I am thankful for...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving is this week. Today I am thankful for my family. I have kids who, when they want to, are wonderful helpers to me! I have a husband who is living in a truck to support our family! I have a mom who will drop everything to help me find me time when I feel like I am about to break! And I have an uncle who has been babysitting for free when I need a night out of the house!

I love the fact that I have that support and a family that is willing to give the support! There could be no greater gift for a person than that!

Now with this in mind...the best way to repay everyone?


Its Monday and I plan to make some SHORT-TERM goals:

~Write in here at least once a week
~Exercise everyday...either The Firm, treadclimber, or something at the gym
~With that exercise, log in at least 10 miles towards my virtual walk to the hubby's work
~Drink my water everyday! (heck I feel better when I do!)
~Be thankful for what I have and express it outloud!

I am slowly getting the hang of things...finding the right workout for my lifestyle, getting the water and logging on here. I went through an awesome streak of logging on and tracking my water but than it disappeared. I was still drinking my water, just not tracking it. I am ready to get back to it, because I don't want to gain anything this holiday season. Which brings me to:

My LONG-TERM goal:

~I don't want to GAIN any weight this holiday season.

I consider the holiday season to begin on Thursday (11/24) and end on the day after new years (1/2). I figure I can make weekly short term goals to help me reach my one and only long term goal...for now. After I accomplish that, I will come up with another long term goal.

So, if I am going to do that...I better get off my butt and do a workout while the kids are still sleeping!!!

Everyone have a good week, good Thanksgiving, and keep moving!

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FITMOMMYFORLIFE 11/21/2011 11:48AM

    I love this time of year =] It really makes people stop and think about WHAT they have to be thankful for! Rather than maybe what they're lacking! I love reading these kind of blogs! =] Maybe I should type one out too =p

I also think those are some GREAT goals! Both long AND short term! I can also really relate to what you're saying about the water! I've never actually tracked it here but on those days that it's 5pm and I've realized I've barely had any water to drink I get so made because I know THAT'S why I'm so tired! urgh! Something to be more aware of for sure!

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    Thanks for sharing and good luck staying focused and reaching your goals this week. Have a nice week... Mark

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I like it, I love it, I want some more of it!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

So I think I found my magic key to exercise! I love the Firm more and more everyday that I can do it! Its the 20 minute ones, but it is enough to make me sweat with the 8 second bursts, and I am sore when I am done. 20 minutes at home is VERY fesable with my kids and schedule I can usually have it done before the little ones wake up. No looking for a sitter while I go to the gym, no super long workouts that I have to quite when the kids need me...just 20 minutes of ME time that I can do!!!

Well, I got an email this morning from the Firm saying they have another new DVD coming out with 3 20 minute workouts on it...I WANT it!! My birthday is coming up and really think that would be an awesome gift...told the hubby to spend the 14 on that and the 50 to cancel the gym and i need nothing else!!!

I am so happy that I found the thing that works for me! It is possible, it just takes time and trial and error!

I hope everyone is able to find the thing that works for them! When you do, it feels so good!

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FITMOMMYFORLIFE 11/17/2011 11:33AM

    The firm.. is that the jane fonda videos? heh.. blast from the past! =]

But sometimes the "oldies" are the "goodies"! I'm glad you've found something that works for your body and your schedule! Thats the same reasons why I love my BodyRock workouts! =]

Keep up the awesome work! And happy early birthday! =]

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ARGYLE-RUNNER 11/17/2011 10:09AM

    yay for finding something that motivates you - that is the most important thing to consistent exercise

I've been wondering what The Firm is all about - I remember it from about 10 years or so ago, and I know it has had a revival - from your description it kind of sounds like a HIIT workout

hope you have a Happy Birthday!

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No real "miles" but FIRMing it up!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I just bought a Firm DVD last week...LOVE IT!! I don't have all the time in the world some days, and to be told I can get a good workout in 20 minutes...I had to try it! And guess what...I sweat just as much doing this 20 minutes as I would doing 40 of Jillian! Plus the DVD I bought came with a free 10 minute download for the days when 20 is too much...or in my case so far...when I want just a little more later in the day. After doing the DVD twice and the bonus twice, I have decided I want The Firm Express system for Christmas...and maybe to cancel the gym...Its so nice to be able to do something "sweaty" so to see if the claims are true that I can lose that weight with just 3 20 minute sessions a week...although mine are more like 3 20 minutes and 3+ 10 minute ones...hey, who's complaining about another 10 minutes? NOT ME!!!

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IMREITE 11/15/2011 6:17PM

    it all adds up over time and can add to your stamina and in fact helps keep you focused on your goals.

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MONIKA1948 11/15/2011 10:56AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work. emoticon

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SG11505 11/15/2011 9:56AM

    emoticon Great job! Keep it up!!!

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Virtual Walk...

Sunday, November 06, 2011

I plan on doing a virtual walk...
I want to walk from our house in Pine City Minnesota, to where my husband is working in Stanley North Dakota, and I am taking a long route...646.4 miles.

I plan on stopping by:
Pine City to St. Cloud MN, 118.7 mi
St. Cloud to Fargo, 170 mi
Fargo to Bismark, 190 mi
Bismark to Minot, 116 mi
Minot to Stanley, 51.7 mi

I used Google maps and drew a line following the roads, so I am hoping this is accurate for mileage...

I tried something like this before...walking with the hobbits from Lord of the Rings...but didn't keep up with blogging about it and lost track...well here I go again, and this time it has more meaning..I want to get to my hubby!!!

So today I did a quick mile so far...that leaves me with 645.6 miles to go!

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    Great idea - and no worries about the nasty weather coming your way!

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SG11505 11/6/2011 10:04PM

    What an awesome idea! You can do it! What a great destination for your virtual walk!

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FELICIASMILES 11/6/2011 5:51PM

    Cool idea! May there not be too many uphill roads on your journey and nothing but the most perfect weather along the way ;)

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ERIKO1908 11/6/2011 5:42PM

    Good luck on your journey to your hubby!! Hope the miles fly by fast!! I'm walking to visit other Sparkers in 2012...nice to have a goal!!

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