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begin again and start over

Thursday, April 17, 2014

My life is on another round of "begin again and start overs" . I've found myself with yet again, a road block, my marriage is dissolving. I never realized how much I have come to depend on my husband, not just financially but emotionally. Now I'm discovering my own power. I have little choice I still have a household and two kids to take care of. And recently I've noticed that I'm looking forward to the challenge and being successful at it. Life and relationships are complicated. I'm discovering ways to make the relationship with myself less so. I'm creating an environment that suits the family now occupying it. And the kids are very energetic about helping out.
During all this happening I have let exercise and healthy eating go. Now I ready to bring it back in full force now. Spring is here and I'm ready to "spring clean" every aspect of my life and to enjoy what I learn about who I am now.


Home vs gym

Friday, January 24, 2014

My husband and I are in a little competition of sorts. He was able to join a gym and get a discount through work. I have chosen to stay at home and get my workouts there. My kids can be a good motivator. We have decided to have a friendly competition on the amount of exercise we can accumulate during the week. We could have decided who could get in shape the fasted, but that could lead to some hurt feeling and we just want to have some fun with this. So far he is racking up more exercise mileage, but I have more then doubled the amount of exercise I do compared to what I was doing before the competition. He seems more upbeat about working out now. We are definitely on to something here.

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STARLITNIGHT 1/26/2014 2:24PM

    Good luck, I am doing my fitness at home, and I can rock it. As long as we all move, we are all winners. emoticon

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VK2Z10 1/24/2014 4:04PM

    exercising more than you were before is the best reason to keep it up. you go, girl.

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PICKIE98 1/24/2014 3:48PM

    Are we talking time spent or different workouts? He has the definite advantage in some ways, BUT you do not even have to leave the house and can make anything a workout.. maybe afterwards, he can share some things he can do at the gym so you can maybe incorporate them at home!! I think it is a great contest!!

Try a top on or a pair of jeans,, then try them on later.. see what has changed...

Most of all, have fun! Get that Zumba DVD out!!!!

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ARNETTELEE 1/24/2014 3:45PM

  That's great! I'm rooting for you!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Didn't focus much on fitness today. Decided to focus on Christmas with family. What I mean today is that I didn't record what I ate today. I made that decision and I am okay with that. That doesn't mean I didn't watch what I ate just that I wasn't fixated on it. My portions were reasonable and going for seconds didn't happen. I was able to enjoy my family today without added pressure because sometime even being with family is stressful. Tomarrow is a new day, and I'm choosing to get back to work. It's all about making the choice to get fit then doing the work.

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ZRIE014 12/26/2013 12:32AM

  hope you had a nice Christmas with your family.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Feeling in the dumps today. So much on my plate with the holidays coming up that I feel like doing none of it. How do I get back into the Christmas spirit. My fitness has gone to the wayside because of strep. Ok, I can't exercise like I want, but my eating healthy isn't going to bad considering the season. So what I have to do is figure out exactly what I need to do, figure out how I'm going to do it, then just do it and let it go.

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CTISDELL 12/10/2013 3:00PM

    Also stop to enjoy the little things. My kids are full of crazy naturally and now the "wants" have kicked in. Husband does the shopping and all the working. Listening to him sucks. But every once in a while I catch a moment that makes my heart melt. Just the other day my baby of two years laid next to me in bed, put his hand on my cheek and kissed my forehead. The started laughing tehehehe. Where did it come from? Who knows. But the little things in life last longer. This Christmas season will be done shortly.

Hang in there! emoticon

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MARILYNS66 12/10/2013 12:03PM

    Please don't be to hard on yourself. This is a time of year that a lot of people get over extended and end up not enjoying the season. Sit down, take a deep breath, think of all the blessings you have and decide on 2 small things you can do for your health today - might be a short 10 minute walk or to get your water in. Then go to your to do list and get at least one item taken care off.

Remember we are here for you

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JAZZYGF 12/10/2013 11:59AM

    Hugs and hope you get better emoticon

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The weeks plan

Monday, December 09, 2013

For the past few days I have been dealing with strep, so working out has not been easyto do.
I'm on antibiotics, but my neck feels stiff and I fear if I do to much it could set my back. This week my plan is to have a months worth of meals planned out and to get my house cleaned and finally organized.

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RTICK1 12/9/2013 6:32PM

    Hope you feel better soon!

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