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It's July??

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

How did this happen so quickly? I can't believe it's already July. The summer is flying by. I've only been to the beach once, due to the stinking high price of gas! I may go tomorrow, as the weather is supposed to be great. Today, I'm doing an exercise TV workout, and of course, umpiring another softball game tonight. I found a really great pain releiver for my knee, and now my hip on the opposite leg, it's called "Back and Body" Bayer makes it, but I bought generic. I can't believe the difference it makes! It can be a bit upsetting to my stomach, so I need to use it sparingly. Since working on my daughter's garden Friday and Saturday, then doing 3 softball games on Saturday afternoon, I've been experiencing excruciating pain in my right hip. The left knee is it's usualy pain, and I'm certain that I've overcompensated with weight bearing on the right side, and thus, caused some inflamation in that hip. But, as with everything, I just adapt and move forward. I'm 52 years old, and I know these things will happen, I just do the best I can to manage the pain so I can continue to do the things I want.

A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
- Francis Bacon

Taking care of what matters most

Your body is one of the most fragile things you need to care for. All too often we allow sickness, stress, and even other people run our lives. It's tough to consistently pursue your goals when you're laid up or constantly fighting illness. Take a preventive approach to your health. By eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, and dealing with your emotions, you can build and maintain a healthy body that can help you improve other areas of your life!

Now, I just need to keep that body from breaking down due to overuse!

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LACEYBEA 7/6/2008 6:03PM

  You are such an inspiration for me. I was to be honest thinking, o.k.,I'm 46, I've just lost my figure, happens to most people my age. After being thin, almost skinny all my life, I have,in the last 5 years, blown up in my middle section. Thanks for, if I can get motivated to exercise. I use yard work, thinking I should spend extra time with aging parents, etc. as an excuse not to exercise. Hurdles, hurdles, everywhere. lol. emoticon

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DEBBIEDAY 7/1/2008 3:57PM

    OUCH its my ankles and knees that give me fits...hope you are feeling better! Time flys for sure...summer marches on!!!

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SUNNIEDAES 7/1/2008 1:23PM

    I can sure identify with the pain. It seems the older we get the more aches and pains appear. lol Oh well, it's all how we look at these little difficulties of life that makes the difference in our days. Glad you found something that helps. I may just try it myself. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for such great inspiration in your success. It's the success stories that help keep me doing what I'm doing. :) Have a great holiday weekend.

Blessings, Bonnie

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Sorry about your pain, but if it the meds make you a bit upset, and they can, I use Prilosec over the counter and they do have a generic in WalMarts. Hope this helps and I am so glad you found something that helps the pain.


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I hate the humidity

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ran a 5K today, but really struggled as the humidity is really up. I was slow and didn't have too much energy either. I think part of the energy was due to the fact that I hadn't drank my usual qt of water this mornging...


Worked out with my son today!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

OK how cool is it to get to work out at the gym with your incredibly handsome, and ridiculously strong 21 year old son? Well, I'll tell you, really cool. Even more so, he did my workout today(since we were both working back and bis)and he's a college football player! I'm doing a program designed to give you a V shaped back, and make your biceps more defined. I'm also eating cleaner, and trying to up my protein intake.

I've got to be more consistant in my posting on SP as I miss the interaction with other Sparkers and the shared information from the boards. It's something I'll try to work on


Jump starting the plan

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The secret to reaching your goals may rest in the written word. Writing is a common theme through every stage of successful goal achievement. The act of writing creates a promise, and having that visual promise in front of you every day won't let you forget it. Got a problem remembering what goals you met last week? Start tracking them on a daily basis. No more guessing and fooling yourself. The only way to get a really accurate picture of your progress is to record what you've done when you do it. Got something to say or a breakthrough to announce? Write it in a journal. Journals can show you what works and what doesn't. And the stories of your success can be great motivators in the future, right when you need help the most. You can help your memory and your goals by putting ink to paper. It can make up for fading memory and keep motivation from fading at all.

I needed to read this today. I've not tracked my food/exercise in quite a while. And although, I haven't gained any weight, I'm certainly not losing either. So, today begins my new re-committment to journaling and tracking.

We should approach life as a learning experience. We can continuously learn and improve ourselves. If we stop leading dynamic lives, we will become bored and goal setting may take a back burner to your routine. As you do the small things consistently, your foundation becomes stronger and it's a lot easier to keep balance in the rest of your life.

Every time I come to SP I'm amazed to find exactly what I need for the moment I'm in. I've not lost my way, but I'm not as completely focused on my goal right now. I've become complacent and accepting of where I am. I want to be better and I will be better. Afterall, if we stop moving forward, we just stop!

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THENEWKAREN 6/19/2008 11:28AM

    I was reading this nodding my head until I read this line and got confused, "From pregnancy start to pregnancy finish, you can help your memory and your goals by putting ink to paper."
Not sure what pregnancy might have to do with it, but I agree with the rest.

I find if I tell myself I am taking a day or a week off from writing everything on my health log I get lazy with the eating habits and exercising too, not just the recording of it.

So though I don't record my food often on SP, I DO record everything that goes in my mouth on my weekly health log sheet and I have over 2 years worth of log sheets in order in a folder that I can go back to and see what did and didn't work.
Thanks for posting.

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I've been MIA from this site...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Please accept my apologies for my lack of posts lately. I've been staying the course as best I can but have had to cut back on cardio a bit(especially spinning)due to my knee. I've kept up with my strength training and have found and implemented some new workouts that are awesome. I do need to be a bit stricter with my eating and I'm going to try spinning class on Monday.

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TAMERBAMER2001 6/19/2008 1:08AM

    No need to appologize. You just be careful with that knee. I am glad you are back. Let me know how the spinning classes go. I am thinking about trying them. I don't know if I can cause of my bad back though.

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