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Friday, June 15, 2012

Good Friday Sparkfam!!



I got up this morning and got a good 30min step aerobics workout. I wasn't really scheduled for that I was supposed to do 30mins of Zumba. I just didn't feel like rearranging the whole house to do it. Its much easier to just do step aerobics and be done.

I need to be doing another hour of cardio after the Wednesday that I had. I ate so much food, no let me rephrase, I ate TOO MUCH JUNK FOOD!

I mean, I did well with fruits & veggies throughout the day but when I got home....Oh boy!! I had a fish filet, fries & sips of coke. Then I moved on to ice cream because my son didn't make it back in time with the food. Then I had some red vines & then I thought you are ruining it for yourself! This is on top of the breakfast lunch & snacks. I had to STOP!! I got up the next day & did Boot Camp. I only intended to do 30mins but after the 3000+ calories, I need to even it out. I also, deducted food for Thursday which was unnecessary & just monitored myself. I mean, I am making progress, soon I will be able to go out in my tank tops without a cover up.

So I can't officially say that I have given up junk food for life but I am going to TRY to watch what I eat. It is a daunting task but I am so worth it.

God bless & TGIF!! That's on any day for me...

Dee

  
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CHICAGOTOM 6/17/2012 8:09AM

    The 3000+ calorie bombs really blow-up past victories. I am so impressed that you were able to not only return to your network, but also give a little extra of yourself at bootcamp.

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NOCALORIES 6/15/2012 10:51PM

    Good goal to be able to wear tank tops. Keep up the determination toachieve your desire.

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ANGGEL40 6/15/2012 10:50PM

    Yes, it is so hard to give up junk food..but it doesn't hurt to have it every once in a while..Glad your day went well my friend..Keep Sparkin' and God Bless you too! emoticon

Oh, and thanks for sharing!

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RUTHXG 6/15/2012 5:32PM

    Oh lady, I'm proud of you for taking care of yourself so well! And I'm envious of being ready for tank tops. Two of my sisters & I inherited our mom's really big upper arms--it's nearly impossible to get that part of my body slimmed down! But I'm happy for you, despite my envy, heehee.

I'm off to Boston tomorrow for a week-long writers' workshop! I hope you have a really lovely weekend & good work week after that. I'm still keeping an eye out for something fun to do with you soon!

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Dragging......

Monday, June 11, 2012



Good Monday Sparkfam! This picture says it all about how felt after a long relaxing weekend but then I remember I needed to do cardio?!

So I jumped out of bed & made it up. Then put on my workout gear. Went downstairs made the Shadows bowl & threw out yesterday's water & gave him fresh water. I got myself 16oz of water & made my way upstairs to get with Cathe Rhythmic Step. I mean, I love Cathe but some times I wanna ring her neck for putting so many twirls & whirls in her step routines! It makes me dizzy. emoticon I did do 30mins & cooled down while I watched the rest of the dvd. I think I am going to go for the whole 60mins tonight?! I might not make it but I am going to try for it. I ate way too many slices of pound cake, cinnamon roll & ice cream servings to sit & relax once I get home. I need to kick my own butt. lol


Had my cup of coffee now ready to go & bust some more moves with Cathe tonight. She will not defeat me. lol

Even though the title says dragging, I am definitely not that draggy. I am going to make it because I am worthwhile. I enjoy cardio & feel so accomplished once I am done. If I don't make it the treadmill has me down for 1hour & 30mins this week. YIKES! I need to get some more music that helps LOADS!

So what are you doing for you today? Don't even say, sipping some ice tea or having ice cream out at Diary Queen! You had better be investing some time into your summer body. Are you dragging now? Or are you motivated to do something about what bothers you about your body?!! Then DO IT!!!

MUAH!!

Hope you still love me guys!! lol

God bless!!

Dee

  
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NISSANGIRL 6/12/2012 6:37AM

    emoticon Dee! I admire u for pushing yourself and working out . I had to laugh when I read what u wanted to do to Cathy!!! Hope u have a wonderful day! 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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MAKINANIMPACT 6/11/2012 10:23PM

    I love the colorful aspects of your blog, I can so relate and I tell you that little kitty must have seen me today because that's the way I've been feeling!!

Have a wonderful week!

Kelly

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MAGGIE101857 6/11/2012 9:18PM

    Having a rest day today after running my half marathon yesterday - those rest days always throw me for a loop! Not to mention office goodies today with out of towners in for the week. I am going to have to do better tomorrow!!! Work out in the a.m. and then actually eat the fruit that I packed! Sounds like you were much more disciplined than me! Great job!

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CARMENB66 6/11/2012 8:55PM

    I sometimes feel pretty draggy but I really do try to get a good work out in anyway. I totally agree with you about new songs.. I downloaded some new songs to help me. I needed some new music to fuel me and I found some. My music favorites tend to change pretty frequently so I think it works out better for me to get new songs every once in a while. Sounds like maybe you are the same way?? I can't work out without it.

Hope you have a great week!

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VISUALLYRICS 6/11/2012 8:09PM

    Hey there, Dee! emoticon

Sugar just isn't my 1# choice of fuel...it is such a drug for me personally and ever since my birthday on June 6th, I have been eating a little more each day!
Kick me !! Lol!!! I need a swift one! emoticon I am off to the gym because I am worth it! Good for you ..never let Cathe win! LOL!!

emoticon & so can I! ~ Laura

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CIERAPOET 6/11/2012 7:32PM

    Happy Monday Dee! You sound like you on a GREAT roll with Cathe! I never could get into her on Fit TV. I miss FitTV come to think of it emoticon. Always loved the belly dancing. And the lady who led the kickboxing. I used to know her by heart lol. And my drill sergeant buddy who is much older and still going strong with the accent. I used to watch him when I was in my late twenties. (Gilbaldo?) smh lol

Anyway I'm proud of you. I've done a little walking because it's TOO HOT to do a lot! emoticon So I have planned my lower body strength training and core work and some cardio dance from Core Rhythms. I've been hearing that music all weekend so I'm ready to trip my waste some more. emoticon Thanks for sharing sis and have a GREAT week!!!
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RUTHXG 6/11/2012 5:19PM

    Not dragging either! Today isn't a big exercise day because I have too much going on, but I'm eating right & making sure I get set up for my workout tomorrow.

Of course we still love you! emoticon

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CHRISZ40 6/11/2012 5:16PM

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No Excuses

Friday, June 08, 2012

At least not today......lol

Good Friday Sparkfam!

I am excited that it's Friday but more importantly that I woke up this morning! Now that is cause to celebrate. I got up put on my workout gear, made the bed, got some water & then I pressed play on my DVR. Did I want to workout? NOPE. I knew I had ate some things last night that I need to burn off & I did just that. You know I just going to do 30mins but it turned into 2hours. One hour of step aerobics, 30mins of weights & 30mins of kickboxing. Boy did I feel GREAT!!


I'm doing what is necessary cause I want to look summer ready. Are you? Well here's a little incentive:


So today say it with me, "NO MORE EXCUSES!" If you want it you gonna have to go after it a little bit.....

If he can so can we.....

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

  
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SMILE2HAPPINESS 6/10/2012 10:26PM

    WOW! I hope the rest of your weekend was this awesome! emoticon

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BLEGNER1 6/10/2012 6:34PM

    I should have you call me every morning to get myself going. You did great I am envious. I will be able to catch up with you before much longer.
You have helped me set a new goal.

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BACKTOTEN12 6/9/2012 11:18PM

    No excuses and No choice. I know what I should do but don't always do it. (more like usually! LOL ) Good thing i'm always running and playing tennis. Though it seems to turn out to be my excuse for eating some of this and some of that! I'm renewing my commitment to NO EXCUSES, NO CHOICE. I will lose the last 15! Let's get this thing going!! You go girl! Am training for a half-marathon in September. Sounds crazy but I WILL do it. Take care and stay sparked. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 6/9/2012 6:33PM

    Oh girl I am loving that chocolate on your blog!!! emoticon

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MAKINANIMPACT 6/8/2012 10:04PM

    You go girl! How outstanding is that! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kelly

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NISSANGIRL 6/8/2012 4:22PM

    U got this girl!!! way to go!!! Lets do this!! 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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ANGGEL40 6/8/2012 3:54PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing..God Bless!

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RUTHXG 6/8/2012 3:32PM

    WHEN do you get up, woman?! Any day that I'm going to work at the office, I'm doing well to find 30 minutes to work out beforehand! emoticon

But I agree--no more excuses! My future of international travel awaits me only if I comply with the rules I set for myself! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

You have a wonderful weekend, Dee! emoticon

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LUVS2BIKE101 6/8/2012 2:38PM

    You have me psyched! I'm heading out on my bike after work today. Instead of my usual 10 miles, I will increase that. Thanks for the inspiration!
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VISUALLYRICS 6/8/2012 2:24PM

    Ohhh Yeah!! Bring on summer!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
I'm inspired!

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Running out of food....

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Good Tuesday Sparkfam! It's a beautiful day here in Chicago. I would love to go for a walk on the lakefront but atlas I have to work. I have got to pay the bills or at least I think I do... I have been doing a lot better since I locked myself into doing my workouts which are FOR ME & ABOUT ME! If I want to see a change I do need to eat more fruits & veggies but I also need to workout cause the Spring/Summer has brought with it the crave for ice cream.. UGH!! So I did buy low fat but it's not sugar free. I am so not there yet guys... I admit I am a work in progress & always progress but with set backs. lol

The title today comes from my sons who are eating me out of house & home. No I do have food in the house but nothing prepared for dinner! On Sunday, I cooked 8pcs chicken thighs & a meatloaf. We had some spaghetti, greens, I made some sweet potatoes & warmed some grilled corn we had. Dinner for the past few days has been marvelous! Since my older son has been away for college, there has been more food to go around for the rest of us! Now Sunday dinner is almost gone except on piece of chicken a few slices of meatloaf 2pcs of sweet potatoes & some sweet corn I made yesterday. Now I have to think of dinner options? I have a headache & all I wanna do is catch up on my workout which I am behind in a little though. I need to do a session of both step aerobics & kickboxing for 45min & hit the treadmill. I did walk Sunday, yesterday & today for 30mins, this morning did step aerobics for 1hr & did a muscle endurance/boot camp mix for 1hr. Now I do need a nap but as my one workout instructor says, "You can sleep when you're dead." This I won't worry much but I try to get 6-7hours every night. Its tough cause my body is still moving & just doesn't want to rest some times but it catches up to me eventually. Then I am in the bed sleeping most of the day away to make up on a Saturday no less.

So since I need to expand my options for dinner once again in a short amount of time & I don't wanna do take out. Help me please Sparkfam!!

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

  
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GODZDESIGN95 6/9/2012 6:32PM

    headaches HBP will do that. It does not play fair. banana help for potassium. rest helps too. don't forget the purple potato helps with HBP. I am stepping on my own toes. Eat your colors. I start real soon practicing what I preach.

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NISSANGIRL 6/7/2012 6:47AM

    I bet everyone loves to eat at your house Dee! the way u cook who wouldn't? I cook the same way and when we have people over they go nuts! Great job on your fitness girl! Lets do this!! 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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X5X52000 6/6/2012 12:51AM

    emoticoncan I have sum!!!!

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ELSCO55 6/5/2012 10:01PM

    Yum, I like all their suggestions.

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RUTHXG 6/5/2012 3:23PM

    I think Dede's idea is good--it IS healthful, & sounds delicious to me!

My eating is so different from your family's because my housemate & I are females in our 50s who love beans (which is fortunate since we both need to save $$) & hardly ever eat meat! But I did grill chicken thighs on Saturday & we're going to finish them off tonight. You might like this: I also grilled veggies (green, red, & yellow peppers; cherry tomatoes; mushrooms) on a grilling tray that has a rim all the way around so the little tomatoes don't roll off into the fire. Before putting them on the tray, I tossed them with extra virgin olive oil & some sprinkles of thyme & oregano, salt & pepper. They grill very quickly & are SO YUMMY!

Great way to get those emoticon emoticon emoticon in . . .

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DEDE824 6/5/2012 2:46PM

    Could you pickup a rotisserie chicken and cook peppers and onions for fajitas? Then avocado slices and grated light cheese, along with shredded lettuce & tomatoes? Might not be the most healthful, but it sounds pretty good right now!

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Dance, Dance, Dance....

Wednesday, May 23, 2012



Good hump day Sparkfam! It has been a minute but I did want to reach out & let you know I am around but my time is shorter. I pray you are all getting in some type of workout & adding a few fruits & veggies in the mix. I have bought 2 new DVDs on Amazon & Ebay Firm Kick Punch & Jab & Denise Austin Pilates For Everybody. I really like the Firm one cause it has some firming exercising in between the kickbox routine. The Pilates well, I don't think it gives me the most for my workout? I used to do a pilates workout that made me sweat & I was barely moving by the next day. I tried to read all the comments off of Collegiate website before my purchase but hey its decent.

My oldest son is home from college & my youngest gets out for the summer on Friday. Hopefully he has done all he needs to that he won't have summer school. He is so smart but he barely passes by the skin of his teeth. I don't know what to do? Any & all comments/suggestions are welcomed. I am going to try to hold downt the capitol punishment till I get some comments from you?! lol

My workout today was Cathe Imax 3 & she was fierce in this nonstop step routine with some pylo squats, jumps, hops I mean, she killed me. Then I tried to follow with Jillian but I just couldn't concentrate nor move. I will finish that one up following my workout tomorrow of legs & glutes & treadmill with Inhale Yoga.

Well its hump day & I am dancing like nobody/somebody is watching!!

Dee

  
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GODZDESIGN95 5/25/2012 1:03PM

    You got me the title reminded of Donna Summer passing. I thought you were speaking about it.

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JANTWO 5/24/2012 1:25AM

    Stand strong with your son and he will get there. You are a supportive mother and that is what he needs!!!! Hey my son is 34 and I am still learning.... emoticon

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RUTHXG 5/23/2012 8:10PM

    The brains of many young men don't develop a strong capacity for long-term thinking until they're in their mid-20s. So the awareness that doing the hard work of study now will open up great possibilities in the future is pretty dim, if not nonexistent. For some reason young women's brains develop more quickly.

Probably this is also why my car insurance agent once told me that for insurance purposes, girls are considered adults when they turn 21; but boys remain boys until they're 25 & married! If they stay unmarried, they're "boys" (with higher insurance premiums) till they're 30!! This is all based on accident statistics.

Parenting requires such patience!

You have emoticon exercise discipline! emoticon emoticon

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TPETRIE 5/23/2012 6:49PM

  Good luck to you and your son. Don't ever give up on him. You have to let him know that you are behind him 100%. I know this from experience. I did'nt think my son would graduated. He joined a trade school , which was part of highschool and he found just what he needed. He went on to a college trade school on a full boat scholorship. He is now a machinist and loving every minute of it . Be proud of him and back him all the way . Good Luck emoticon

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