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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Up at 6:00 am this morning. Off to the gym:
123 leg press calf raise 3 15 225 lb
leg press 3 15 165 lb
leg press 3 15 165 lb
leg press 3 15 165 lb
leg extension machine 3 15 65 lb
leg curl machine 3 15 55 lb
lower abs machine 3 15 50 lb
crunches/ball 3 15 10 lb
hip-ups decline bench 3 15 10 lb
decline crunch 3 15 10 lb
decline bench reverse crunch 3 15 10 lb

50 minute spin class
90 minute softball umpiring

I'm not finding much time to post to message boards, or respond to questions or comments to my page. I'll catch up on the weekend if possible.

I'm off to my game now, and will be taking my daughter out to dinner for her birthday(29 tomorrow)could be a big crowd as 2 of the other kids and their significant others will be there as well. We won't see the birthday girl on her actual day as she's off on a fishing trip with her wonderful boyfriend and his family. So, we'll celebrate tonight and then the family will have a dinner, etc. on Sunday when she gets back from fishing...

The photo shoot for USA Today is taking place on Friday(weather prermitting). I'm not too excited as they decided to take umpiring pictures. The uniform is not entirely flattering, and very manly looking! So, we'll see how it comes out.

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MKPQ51 4/11/2008 4:38AM

    You're right, those umpiring uniforms are probably not going to show a very feminine side; too bad USA Today wouldn't take a variety of pics. But, hopefully, the pics will turn out better than we think. After all, they're the experts and they know what pics are going to go best with the article. I can't wait to view it!

Let us know how the picture taking goes.


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KIMANDTONY 4/10/2008 7:35AM

    Have fun taking your daughter out! Good luck with the photo shoot! Maybe it will turn out fine.


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It's been hectic

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

the last few days, but here's what I've accomplished:

dumbbell chest press 3x10 30lb
incline chest press 3x10 25lb
cable chest flyes 3x15 45lb
seated shoulder press 3x10 30lb
upright row 3x10 45lb
shoulder press machine 3x15 55lb
overhead tricep extension 3x10 30lb
single arm reverse grip cable ext. 2x10 25lb
single arm reverse grip cable ext. 2x10 25lb
machine tricep ext 2x15 35lb

20 minutes treadmill run/walk/incline
35 minutes spinning class
5 minutes stair climber

1:45 minutes umpiring

58 minute spinning class
1:35 minutes umpiring

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KIMANDTONY 4/9/2008 7:01AM

    Wow! You are making me tired! LOL Great job!

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Happiness and sadness don't happen to us--they come from within.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Suffering is the tuition one pays for a character degree.

- Richard M. Rayner, M.D., SparkPeople member

What you really learn from hardships

"Perhaps you think this isn't very ‘positive' sounding, but I find it helps people (patients and friends) put hardship, which is inevitable, to good use," says Richard. "People can use their suffering either to gain character or become bitter. The ones who choose bitterness live a long, slow death. The ones who choose character truly live." Richard is right on the money. Happiness and sadness don't happen to us--they come from within. The story of your life will be written with or without your help. The next chapter is happening while you read this. Will you wait to see what it says later, or will you help write it?

We have the power within us to do anything. We just all too often, choose not to use it. Making a conscious choice to succeed will make it happen.

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MCAUDI 4/6/2008 8:08PM

    Some wise words there. It took me a long, long time to figure out I was as happy as I made up my mind to be and that I was the only one who could make myself happy. People that become bitter are only hurting themselves.

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You Can Do It!

Friday, April 04, 2008

The biggest obstacle standing between you and anything you want is your lack of belief that you can have it. Once you truly believe it is possible, once you can see yourself doing it or being it or having it, the rest is just details. With belief, plus the commitment to follow through and do whatever it takes, anything can be yours.
What is it that your truly want to do? You can do it. Realize that you are as capable as any person. See yourself doing it. Touch it. Hear it. Taste it. Walk insid of it. Drive around in it. Believe in it and believe that it is yours.

Everything you need to get there is available to you, when you believe and when you commit to getting there. Know that you can do it. Nothing can hold you back once you have belief and commitment. You will find a way.

you can do it.

Yesterday was cardio 55 minutes of spinning class. Today was the same, no workout because it was leg day and my knee was too sore from back to back days of umpiring...I'll see how it is tomorrow, I may go and do it in the morning if it feels better.


Good Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Today was a very good day! I got up at 6:15, had oatmeal with berries and cottage cheese, and got to the gym by 7:00. I had an hour to work my back and biceps before spinning class.

single arm rows 3x10 25#
single arm rows 3x10 25#
decline bench pullover 3x10 25#
seated rows 3x15 75#
back extensions 3x15 95#
incline dumbbell curl 2x10 10#
incline dumbbell curl 1x10 15#
cable curl 2x10 45#
preacher curl machine 2x15 20#

55 minutes spin class
150 minutes softball umpiring
When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.

- Vietnamese saying

Expressing everyday gratitude

How often do you remember the people that have made little things possible for you? It's easy to take our privileges for granted. Today, be more aware of your surroundings--everything from your shirt, house, food, and car--and who has made them possible for you. Who has made it possible for you to experience such wonderful things? One way to let someone know that you truly appreciate their efforts is to send them a quick note or return the kindness in your own way.

I must say that every day my DH makes me feel like the luckiest person alive! (Ironically, he's the one who grows the fruit too!)I know I never tell him enough, and I can't possibly return all the many gifts he gives me almost daily. But, I can honestly say, that I love him more today than I did 32 years ago when we got married(I also appreciate him way more too!). Two weeks from tomorrow will be our 32nd anniversary and I can't believe how much closer we are now, than ever before. Of course, we are blessed to have such a wonderful family as well, but being married to your best friend is the best part of all!


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