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100 Reasons to Workout TODAY!! Sparkarticle

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Good Sparkfam!! Just a few reasons to workout or not to miss your workout today!


By: Nicole Nichols : 4/4/2012 6:00 AM

We all have those days that we don't want to work out even though we know we should.

When you need a little motivation, look no further.

Here are 100 reasons you shouldn't skip your workout today.

Print, save, pin or "like" this post so you'll have easy access to it on the days you need it most.

100 Reasons to Exercise Now





1.Because it makes you feel confident
2.Because it helps you get stronger
3.Because exercise helps combat depression
4.Because you'll feel proud of yourself
5.Because you have goals you want to reach
6.Because you'll feel bad if you don't
7.Because you want to move forward, not backward
8.Because it burns more calories than not working out
9.Because it improves your heart health
10.Because you want a great butt
11.Because it prevents diabetes
12.Because you want to be a good example to your kids
13.Because you want to feel good in your clothes
14.Because it reduces your risk of cancer
15.Because your body was made to move
16.Because you want to be an athlete
17.Because you want to look better
18.Because it lifts your mood
19.Because you want to stand taller
20.Because it reduces back pain
21.Because it feels good
22.Because it makes you feel accomplished
23.Because you spend most of your day on your butt
24.Because swimsuit season is always coming
25.Because strong is the new skinny
26.Because dieting only works so much
27.Because it strengthens your bones, too
28.Because it helps you lose weight
29.Because it allows you to eat more food
30.Because it's the best way to spend "me" time
31.Because it helps you de-stress
32.Because it's cheaper than therapy
33.Because you want a strong core
34.Because you want to take care for yourself
35.Because you take pride in your body
36.Because it strengthens your legs
37.Because it helps your clothes fit better
38.Because you want to push yourself
39.Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
40.Because moving your body feels good
41.Because it keeps your mind sharp
42.Because it helps you beat belly bloat
43.Because it helps you sleep better at night
44.Because it gives you energy
45.Because you want to stay healthy as you age
46.Because you want to look younger
47.Because you want toned arms
48.Because it improves your balance
49.Because it burns off last night's dessert
50.Because it boosts your immune system
51.Because sweat is sexy
52.Because you want to live longer
53.Because you want to get better at your game
54.Because you want to catch someone's eye
55.Because exercisers earn more money
56.Because you're more likely to eat better when you exercise
57.Because you want to shave time off your running pace
58.Because you want to breathe easier
59.Because you want to see the scale drop
60.Because exercise improves your sex life
61.Because you are worth it
62.Because being fit makes everything in life better
63.Because you promised yourself that you would
64.Because you deserve a better life
65.Because it'll help you drink more water
66.Because you want to do real push-ups
67.Because it reduces your health care costs
68.Because you'll miss fewer days of work
69.Because you want to create a new future for yourself
70.Because it'll help you like what you see in the mirror
71.Because it'll makes clothing shopping more fun
72.Because you want to look and feel incredible
73.Because exercising can be fun
74.Because it'll help you sweat out toxins
75.Because it's a good way to spend time with your friends
76.Because it'll help you prevent the middle-age spread
77.Because it reduces your blood pressure
78.Because you don't want to let yourself go
79.Because you don't want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
80.Because it strengthens your spirit
81.Because it's a cheap way to entertain yourself
82.Because you'll be able to reward yourself
83.Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
84.Because you're tired of being tired
85.Because not working out is not going to get you very far
86.Because it's a great way to spend time outside
87.Because you made a commitment to yourself
88.Because you're tired of starting over
89.Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
90.Because you're not a quitter
91.Because it improves your cholesterol
92.Because it boosts your metabolism
93.Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
94.Because if you can do this, you can do anything
95.Because a fit body is a healthy body
96.Because it beats sitting on the couch
97.Because everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
98.Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
99.Because not working out isn't working out for you
100.Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip

Have anything to add on the Hump Day?! Then dance like nobody is watching....

God bless & here's to our health!

Dee

  
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NISSANGIRL 4/9/2012 10:34AM

    Love it! thanks for posting!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 4/5/2012 12:50PM

  Saw this yesterday, I love this list...so many fantastic reasons to do it.

I hope you are having a good week Dee!


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SMILE2HAPPINESS 4/5/2012 12:01PM

    Love it! emoticon

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MARVEEME 4/4/2012 9:08PM

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RUTHXG 4/4/2012 6:16PM

    That's a fabulous list if I ever saw one!

Happy Wednesday back to you, Exercise Queen! emoticon

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MSMAKEOVER 4/4/2012 6:15PM

    Hey Dee!! Great minds think alike! I just read this and was going to put it in my blog too....

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Sweet Potato.....

Tuesday, March 27, 2012



Good Afternoon Sparkfam!

These beauties have become a staple in my house these last few days & boy are they good! My hubby doesn't appreciate the taste but when you talking health they taste great to me! I guess on a carbs diet but my body & mind didn't tell me meaning I need some low carbs to snack on. Today I did eat fruit snacks, blueberry yogurt & an apple & that helped but when I get home tonight I am going to have to fight myself. YIKES!

Tonight I will be doing boot camp with Cathe & then walking for 45mins. I am tired but I will try to get off this computer & be done with it. I also have been reading the Twilight & Hunger Games books. I know I might seem a little bit old for that but a girl is never over watching a love story or reading one. These are pretty young for me but it still gives me a thrill. The killer part of this whole thing is? I hate being really romantic. I try but it all seems to planed or I always guess the surprise. I know I should play nice but the plots in Hunger Game books thrill me a little & surprise me too.

God bless Sparkfam!

Dee

  
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CIERAPOET 4/2/2012 3:49AM

    Love Sweet Potatoes And I try To Eat Them Often. They only need a few sprinkles of cinnamon if you desire. Now I eat even more since they affect your blood sugar than white potatoes. They are Actually on the Low Glycemic list. And of course VERY Filling. Thanks for sharing Dee. You always have some good thoughts for us. Many Blessings!
Thanks for the goodies!
Deb

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NISSANGIRL 3/29/2012 6:48AM

    Great Job Dee! Did u know that they have sweet potato chips in stores now? and ps..... they are really good!!! Keep up the awesome work girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANTWO 3/29/2012 12:38AM

    I LOVE sweet potatoes!!!! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 3/27/2012 10:42PM

    Sweet potatoes are the best and I got my husband to also eat them when I make fries and also put them on the grill or on stove top. Just wait and your husband may want to try them off your plate and when you let him he may like them so give some time.

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MELLYBEANS0919 3/27/2012 8:20PM

  I love sweet potatoes & The Hunger Games books :-) Have a great week!

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BECKYANNE1 3/27/2012 7:49PM

    I'm the only one in my family that likes Sweet Potatoes. Unless of course they have the marshmallows, etc. on them. Hunger Games Series isn't just for kids. I know alot of adults who are reading the series. I'm not interested though.

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RUTHXG 3/27/2012 7:00PM

    Romance isn't for me anymore. Nope, never again. But sweet potatoes, on the other hand . . . emoticon

emoticon to you, Dee!

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WINDY01 3/27/2012 6:52PM

    Sweet potato...Yes!
Hunger Games...Yes!

Haven't read the Twilight Series, and not really interested, but loved the Hunger Games. I'm hoping to talk my hubby into going to see the movie.

Have a great workou!
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What A Beauty.....

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Good Saturday Sparkfam!! Its a beautiful day in Chicago & pray that you are all well & in high spirits. I have been to Target, the cleaners & Walmart & I am ready for a nap. I have been debating on doing a workout & then do take the nap. The day is about to get away from me but I don't want to be sluggish the whole day. My nephew wants to ride on his motor bike. I don't know if any of you know but a sister is afraid of those things! I have always been afraid of the rides at the amusement parks too. I am would like to camp out on a mountain if I were more outdoorsy type of person. I like to be inside when we have a bbq. I try to stay outside but its normally to hot or too many bugs. I know we all eat our fair share of bugs studies were released to that show that but I hope I'm sleeping when I do. lol What a beauty of a week it has been for us! I also praying for those in Michigan who were affected by the storms. It is very strange that one side of the street the sun is shining & the other its raining cats & dogs. Our Father knows what is best for us all.....

I pray you all have a wonderful weekend & please squeeze in a few minutes of fitness. Deny your flesh that huge chunk cake & get a smaller piece or share with your Honey.

God bless & enjoy EVERYDAY!

Dee

  
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BLEGNER1 3/26/2012 7:44AM

    Dee,I have been a little slow getting around to reading blogs and etc. so am just now getting ready to answer and let different ones know that I am trying to keep up with them. Your day sounds productive and the blog on date night sounded like a lot of fun.
I live about 3 hours straight south of Chicago. Today I head up to Champaign to check back in with the surgeon.
Hasn't our weather been absolutely great?
God bless you
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CIERAPOET 3/22/2012 2:41PM

    I'm reading this on Thursday so Happy Thursday to you! We had rain last weekend in Texas and it was cooler too. We have unexpected rain on today but I welcome it and Embrace God's Rain that He Rains down on us. He knows what we need and I am so grateful. That bread or cake look good. But I'm still doing good on the sweets. So happy and proud of myself. I can do this. Thanks for always sharing inspirational an encouraging posts all the time. You ARE A BLESSING! Keep those hackers in prayer. They tried to hack Spark on Wednesday but WE ARE MORE Because WE have GOD With us!
Blessings!
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NISSANGIRL 3/19/2012 6:52AM

    Great Job Dee! I love to get my errands done asap so I can enjoy beautiful weekends like this! I was busy in the yard Sunday cleaning out my garden beds and it felt great! I also took casey for a nice walk so It was a Great weekend! Hope U have a Fab Monday! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANTWO 3/18/2012 1:22AM

    Yuck Bugs!!!! emoticon

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RUTHXG 3/17/2012 11:49PM

    Yuck, bugs in the mouth . . . I grew up in the tropics, so in general I'm not too squeamish about bugs--but eating them, can't do that. My nephew, on the other hand, just posted on Facebook that he'd heard that Junebugs are pretty tasty; he says he's going to try them. Ugghhh!

Wasn't this day beautiful?! What a gift to us.

I had an amazing ripe mango for dessert tonight, instead of some chocolate. emoticon

Bless you, Dee!

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TEXASCATFOOD 3/17/2012 6:45PM

    Oooh, don't tell me any more on the eating the bugs thing. It will just stick in my head!!!
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GODZDESIGN95 3/17/2012 5:47PM

    GIRL YOU ARE BUSY AS A BEE. I did my care of shopping too. I have some distant kin folk in mi I pray they are ok. Concerning eating bugs while we sleep...I think I will used some tooth pick on my eye lids and that way my eyes will sty opened and I will them and move out of their way. YUCKO! emoticon

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TEXASGIDGET 3/17/2012 3:14PM

    Dee, sounds like you had a busy, but productive day already! I can understand your fears...sometimes, we have to face our fears. I am definitely thankful for all the blessings that the Father has given me and we should definitely take the time to enjoy it! Have a great day!

Take care and God bless!

Tracey

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Date Night Gone. . . .

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Not quite like the movie "Date Night" with all the twist & twirls but I must say, I almost felt like we were being naughty. Taking an entire evening going on real date with a movie, "Good Deeds" & dinner at the Capital Grille.

The movie was not what I expected but I must say I was laughing, tearing up, singing along & almost wanted to scream at the screen! I had a really nice couple that sat next to us that my hubby almost felt up. She got in between us & she sat down first & thought she was me. You know how dark the theater can be. I am just thankful she didn't smack him but he didn't touch anything but her arm. lol If you are in the mood for a sloppy love story then "Good Deeds" is your movie. We got to the restaurant a little late but they gave us a booth. He was impressed with the place but he thought the food was phenomenal! I was so glad & we both had such an outstanding time together. We have a few words but smoothed them over completely. But our weekend was a really great one & we can't stop talking about it. I mean, we don't get out to do a really extravagant date night. The movie $20 but the meal with tip for out wait staff came out to $183. But we have stayed in for so many weekends it adds up. I didn't have to cook today because we had so much food.

He had a rib eye steak lobster macaroni & cheese, asparagus with hollendaise sauce & oysters. I had roasted chicken (actual whole chicken cut in half) with a spinach with red onions & a bacon dressing. Which everything was really good except the salad. That bacon dressing wasn't good taste. The I had a few bites of the chicken & then a few slices of his steak, no mac&cheese for me or aparagus. YUK! I guess we are trying to figure out where to go next year for a romantic get away.

What did you do this weekend?

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

  
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RUTHXG 3/10/2012 12:51AM

    Dee, my notifications have been going to spam for awhile--I just found out! I'm really glad your hubby & you had such a fun date night. So important to nurture your relationship with those special times.

And thanks SO much for the offer to do a Friend Date Night one of these days! I would really love that. Maybe in April sometime?

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NISSANGIRL 3/7/2012 6:30AM

    I love Date nights!!! sounds like You guys had a wonderful time!!! We had date night Friday and it was so nice! ate too much of course, but it was worth it! have a Great day Dee! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARVEEME 3/6/2012 7:49AM

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Savor those fresh memories.

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GODZDESIGN95 3/5/2012 10:34PM

    me and hubbie went out to eat but I know it was a mistake...next time we should go some where different.

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SPARKLE1908 3/5/2012 5:40PM

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend for you two!!! I had a nice relaxing weekend myself....

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PMFISH 3/5/2012 3:20PM

    emoticon Always nice to treat yourself with someone you care about!

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JANTWO 3/5/2012 12:09AM

    Me and hubby had a date night too!!!! emoticon

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Control....

Sunday, February 26, 2012



Good Sunday Sparkfam! It's a beautiful day here in Chicago & got out to enjoy it a bit. Now I just got done cooking Sunday dinner. Baked chicken (yeah right like that's a surprise) mac& cheese, sweet potatoes, mustart greens, corn bread, turkey stuffing & chickne/beef enchiladas. What a meal! Now I need to control my emotions of thinking of when my mom used to cook these types of dinners for us. Although they were only served on special ocassions, I try to break them out every 3-4months for my family. The S-O-U-L food train & everybody has their own meal that brings them a few memories...

What are your trigger meals & how do you STAY in control of your emotions with every bite? lol I dive in with a forkful of this & spoonful of that with good intentions of stopping myself. Sometimes it works & well others its a BUST! lol HELP!!

God bless & have a wonderful week!

Dee

  
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NISSANGIRL 2/27/2012 11:38AM

    Glad u got to enjoy the weather Dee! It's beautiful here today adn I got to take Casey for a nice long walk! We really need to cook together girl! Sounds like a wonderful meal!and as as always, u made my mouth water! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CIERAPOET 2/26/2012 7:26PM

    Wow Dee I need to come over! lol I love to cook those types of meal. My grandmother would cook meals like that and they were wonderful every time. She passed in 98 & Fri the 24th was her birthday and she would have been 90. I have to watch cooking like that since its just me and my son and he works at BK on Sundays and cooking cornbread and left alone with it is dangerous. L made a pot of whole grain pasta with homemade sauce & ground turkey and it lasted and more left so I didn't have to cook. I added green peas and a fancy tortilla. Healthier than the cornbread. lol I do love me some cornbread. If I do cook a Big meal and overdo, I just add a good workout. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for your comments and support! You are the best!
Have a Great Week!
Blessings
Deb

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LORILEEPAGE 2/26/2012 7:03PM

    Im a stickler for measuring portions and no seconds allowed. Yep, I get out those measuring cups!

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