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Hmmm, who knew I just needed to MOVE!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Haven't blogged in a while, so here we go! I've been really disappointed in myself here lately. I haven't had the want, nor motivation to want to exercise. Been a little blue lately. I don't know if it's because I haven't been doing more in the way of exercise, or if it's because my husband has been working 12 to 14 hour days. I feel like we are seeing each other less and less. He's even been working on the weekends, which is usually "our time" to catch up and hang out as a family. I know that I will get over this, it's just been difficult.

I actually went to the gym yesterday! 35 minutes doing weights, and 40 minutes on the elliptical doing intervals. I felt great when I left there!! I had energy, and didn't want to fall asleep after I had gotten my kiddos from school, so that was a first all week! I hate when I feel like that. While I was at the gym, I got a phone call from my boss asking if anyone had told me that I had to work tonight. For those of you that know me, I don't work on Fridays. :) The unfortunate part to this is that I had not been told, and everyone had known all week that I needed to work, except me. :( It's fine, and I am not a complainer, especially when it comes to work, but it DID irritate me a little. The positive side to this..., once I get done on Friday, I won't have to be here till Monday night, so that's not a bad deal (plus, when I leave work, I can go to the gym before I go home for the day)!

I feel like I haven't been on here as much as I should and participate in not only motivating myself, but others. I am going to rectify that this week, and get my motivation from all of you. It seems that this website does inspire me to get off of my butt **wink, wink**, however, it's all of my friends that I look forward to getting on here and communicating with. Thanks for sticking by me! Hope all of you have a awesome weekend! Here's to sparking!! emoticon

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JESSIKA_56 4/17/2011 3:19PM

    Good to see you back!! :)

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JANNEPERRY 4/17/2011 9:07AM

    Don't be so hard on yourself! Everyone has an off week every now and then! You ARE an active person-both physically and on SP! I'm glad we're Spark friends! emoticon emoticon

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Yeah, Monday! :)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Well, this week went by in a blur. I was EXHAUSTED! I feel like I have been out of the game for a while, but really, I was just trying to catch up from that nasty week of sickness we had going through the house! Not only am I glad that it's over, but glad that no one else in the family got it! emoticon

So, for all of you Wichitans out there..., how about that wind?! Boy, does Ks know how to show us who's boss with nature! Good Lord it was awful! My hubby and I took the kiddos to the park yesterday evening, and I thought we all were going to blow away. Glad to get out in the sunshine, though! 90 degrees in April? Who'd of thunk it! Well, we know how to break records around here!

As for me, I have been walking outside and taking advantage of the nice weather, but I miss the gym. That seems to be the one thing that keeps me consistent. I know how hard I push myself when I am there. So, glad it's Monday, so that I can start a week of getting back into my routine! We are to have a 30 degree drop from yesterday, so I am looking forward to that. I am sticking to eating healthy, so that's not been a problem!

Just letting you all know what's going on...., haven't blogged in a while! Hope everyone is doing great and keeping up their hard work to make their goals! Thanks for all of your non-stop support!!!! Till next time..., KEEP SPARKING!!! emoticon emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 4/4/2011 8:50AM

    Gotta love that KS wind! It's good that you're mixing it up with indoor and outdoor workouts. It helps avoid weight loss plateaus! Hope you have a good, healthy week! emoticon emoticon

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  Oh my, the wind blew here in CO like you would not believe. We had 80 degree weather here on Sat. and on Sunday when I walked, it was warm (short sleeves) and by the time I finished, I was wearing my sweat jacket and freezing from the horrible wind. I'm sure you'll get it next. Later it snowed and blowed some more. Thankfully, I was inside! Good you get to go to the gym tomorrow!

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I broke it! :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Well, I finally broke my little weight loss plateau that I have been on. I have been working out like crazy, and it is finally showing on my darned ole scale! I am going to try and go to the gym everyday this week (before I get home from work), since my kids are home this week. Anything that we do during the day outdoors, will just be an added bonus! I have been eating a lot of salad, which I had started steering away from, but with it getting nice, that's what I have been craving! Fine with me! I love this weather that we are having, and it works for me, knowing that the kids will be home this week! Going to take full advantage of it!! Starting to lose my voice again, but at least I don't have the sickness to go along with it! !! emoticon

Hope you all have a superb Monday! I am going to the gym, and then we shall see what the day brings in the outdoors! emoticon emoticon

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JESSIKA_56 3/27/2011 12:36PM

    Great job! I'm so happy for you!! Plateaus are no fun..... :)

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KAELBEE 3/24/2011 4:29PM

    Hope you have enjoyed your week. Contrats on breaking through the plateau. It is encouraging to hear that it can be done!

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JANNEPERRY 3/22/2011 7:44AM

    I'm glad the scale is treating you better, since I know you have been working out like crazy! emoticon emoticon

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SIGLED 3/21/2011 11:50AM

    Great Joy! When the plateau cracks and breaks!

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LDRICHEL 3/21/2011 7:09AM

    So happy to hear it! Great job sticking with it!!! Haven't yet hit a plateau but blogs like this really inspire me for when that time comes. Thank you for sharing!


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Monday, March 14, 2011

It's BACK!!! I HAVE A VOICE!!!! I can talk! So excited, because that also means....BACK TO THE GYM!!!! emoticon emoticon

I am soooo much better! I went to the dr on Friday, and she put me on a steroid that tapers off in 6 days! I felt 110% better by the 2nd day I was on them! I had totally strained my vocal cords, which was causing the voice loss..., not strep! Thank the Lord!!! I can't believe how amazing I feel!!! Can't wait to get my butt back to the gym! I lost 2 lbs over this whole ordeal, although I never stopped eating, it was just WHAT I ate that made the difference!

Thanks all for the well wishes! You guys are the best!!! Can't wait to put some workout minutes back on my profile, it's been WAY TO LONG! Have a super duper Monday!!!! emoticon

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SPKM45 3/14/2011 7:16PM

    so glad to hear your right as rain!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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SUSANDREW1 3/14/2011 6:06PM

    Praise God! thrilled that you are better!

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AWOOD1973 3/14/2011 5:59PM

    Thanks so much! I am feeling much, much better!!!! Hope your Mondays were a success!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARINO124 3/14/2011 9:16AM

    And a great Monday to you too! Hears to new beginnings emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 3/14/2011 7:44AM

    Good for you! I know you're really ready to get back at it! emoticon emoticon

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Irritated... :(

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I never thought that I would say this...., but I am SOOOOO ready to go back to the gym! However, all it would take is me getting on the elliptical, or raising my heart rate just a little, and me breathing heavy, and I would be in a coughing fit! I don't think so! So here I am, not wanting to get out of my habit of enjoying going to the gym, and irritated! My throat is on fire from all the coughing. I do physically feel better, but I don't want to take the risk of not being completely healthy before I go back, and challenge my immune system even further. emoticon

Just irritable. emoticon Trying to stay positive....

I hope you all are working out for me, too! I will be back in the game, at some point, but wish me luck that I don't fail myself when this darn cold finally let's go of me! Thank God I have all my Spark buddies to keep me motivated! emoticon to all!!

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AWOOD1973 3/9/2011 8:57PM

    This is exactly why I keep getting on here! You all are wonderful friends! Thanks so much for trying to keep me motivated! 7 days without a voice is rough, but here I have all the voice I need! :) Love you guys!!!

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JANNEPERRY 3/9/2011 7:44AM

    It's good that you miss the gym! Se what good habits you've rebuilt after such a short time. I hope you kick the bug and are back at it soon! emoticon

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SIGLED 3/8/2011 6:44PM

    You sure will be back in the game! Never a fun time! But once you're on the mend you will be back stronger than ever!

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SUSANDREW1 3/8/2011 5:07PM

    Be patient! You will get there soon enough. Besides I know exactly how you feel. Each time I have injured myself I was going crazy to get back out there. Once you do, just take it easy until you are stronger. Just remember that any exercise is better than none! :)

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SPKM45 3/8/2011 4:24PM

    Hang in there, your on track and you will be right as rain before you know it! emoticon

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AWOOD1973 3/8/2011 3:51PM

    Thanks so much for the kind encouragement! I'm definitely TRYING to be positive about it! :)

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DEZZIEJAMES 3/8/2011 3:22PM

    Stay positive! You will be back in the gym in no time!!!!! :)

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