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What's your excuse today?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Here are my excuses TO exercise today....

1. It makes me feel so much better!
2. It puts me in a better mood!
3. It makes me feel a sense of accomplishment!
4. It helps me release pent up frustration!
5. I'll be sitting in the room with my bike anyway, might as well put my sitting to good use!
6. It sets a great example for my son!
7. It will help me lose weight and feel great about myself!
8. It doesn't take very long!
9. I need some me time!
10.It might get me out of doing a chore!

How about you? Maybe your excuses TO exercise out weight your excuses NOT to exercise?

Have a great day!

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/28/2014 12:35PM

    Love this list! And it is so right on with every single "excuse"! I often wonder how I ever get off track when exercise and healthy eating makes me feel so good!

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/28/2014 12:20PM

    I like the switch around, great reasons! emoticon

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SOAPNUT 7/28/2014 12:01PM

    emoticon emoticon JUST DO IT!

You'll be so glad you did.

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SPIDERGIRL02 7/28/2014 8:44AM

    Thanks for sharing! I completely agree!

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/28/2014 8:35AM

  Great list!! emoticon

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Always getting back into it...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Really, I feel like it's the same old cycle over and over again. I will say that I was only truly "off" for 2 or 3 weeks, much better than the last time which was several months. It's always amazing to me the difference cardio makes in my life. I haven't been sleeping well and wasn't feeling very good either. Sure, I only did 10 minutes last night, but it sure did make a big difference in how I slept and how I felt this morning when I got up. No tossing and turning, I slept like a log, and I woke up feeling refreshed (at least for a few minutes).

Tonight I have a goal of 15 minutes on my bike, along with a lot of housework that's been neglected, a trip to the grocery, and bill paying. Oh what fun!

Tomorrow we have a huge event at work (although I'm afraid it's going to get rained out) and my scheduled lunch is 10:30...ugh. I am in charge of the registration area so I think I'm going to get a bag of apples and some granola bars for the staff that's going to be working with me. I think they deserve that much at least.

Onward and upward (for the mood, downward for the weight)!

Make today the best day yet!!!

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SAMSPARK1 7/24/2014 9:18AM

    I can relate....always feels like I am starting over....side-lined lately due to injury/pain issues but in the end that's not even a good excuse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's to sticking with things for both of us!! emoticon

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JLC_NEWME 7/22/2014 10:12PM

    I always feel 100% better after I work out, unfortunately I never seem to remember that until I'm finished working out! Good for you for getting back into the swing of things. Good luck with your goals for this evening, I hope you accomplished everything you wanted to and more! emoticon emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/22/2014 12:24PM

    So glad to hear you got back to working out last night, Heather! It really does make a huge difference in how we feel. You would think that with as good as it makes us feel we would never get off track, but alas that does not appear to be the case.

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SOAPNUT 7/22/2014 11:59AM

    emoticon emoticon

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IMKFOX 7/22/2014 10:51AM

    Just keep rocking and you'll find your rhythm! Slumps are hard to get out of, and you've done a great job making sure that this one did not last. We all have those times - I found myself using work (which was very busy) as an excuse for skipping evening workouts. Which then spilled over into my morning workouts a little too, because I used the excuse that I was too tired to get up and deserved sleep. Little honesty with myself, inspired by you, got me back on the straight and narrow. I'm already feeling better! Thanks girl - keep on going. That's all any of us can go, and eventually, we'll find ourselves where we want to be!


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ALEXTHEHUN 7/22/2014 10:50AM

    Getting started is a huge step and now you've done that. Enjoy the apples and keep on with the plan.

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NANCYPAT1 7/22/2014 9:11AM

    Obviously you are doing BETTER THAN IN THE PAST - often that is my PRIMARY goal because you have something to celebrate even when in the past you would have beaten yourself up.

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RADOOGA 7/22/2014 8:49AM

    Hey Heather. Glad to hear you are back at it. Just keep going, that's all we can do. Maybe re-set the goals, go back to ten minutes a day, and see if that can be maintained. That's my plan anyway, having been out of action for a month with a painful leg. Mind you, I have said every day for a week now that I am going to start again!

We can do this. Ten minutes at a time. I might even shine my sink too! x

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Hi guys! How's it going? It's great here, thank you for asking.

Sure, my wrist is still hurting, and my tummy is upset, BUT and this is a big brother is doing great. I cannot believe how strong that man is. He is determined to heal quickly. It seems to me like he's doing just enough, but not more than what he should be doing. Just last night he began to be able to get himself out of bed without assistance!

Anyway, I need to update about me. Exercise wise, not so great. I refuse to get down and feeling sorry for myself because that is neither productive nor healthy. My diet, while no where near perfect wasn't terrible considering I ate out most nights last week. Tonight I will get back on my bike. At this point it's mere laziness keeping me off of it. Well, and the contractors who have been working in my house....okay, I'm calling BS on that one. They've only been working in the house one day and that was yesterday AND further more they were gone by the time I would have normally exercised. Nice try Heather, that excuse won't work!

Okay, no excuses. I haven't been doing what I should and mostly I have no good reason why. Most of the time (aside from 1 or 2 nights) I have been home in plenty of time to workout. I've simply let laziness and/or tiredness psyche me out. Tonight I shall ride again!!!

Anyway, if you've been putting something off now is the time to jump the fence and get it done!

Thanks for listening!

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FOXY-NESS 7/23/2014 11:12AM

    I also am out of my routine... could be why I feel so lost! I will try to remember your blog and get on my bike tonight too!!
Glad to hear your brother is doing better.

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DAWNFIRE72 7/21/2014 9:48PM

    Thanks for the reminder to stop the procrastination bus and start walking down the road to health. emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/21/2014 12:50PM

    I expect to hear reports of the great ride you are going to enjoy tonight. emoticon emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/21/2014 11:15AM

    totally can relate...heck, you've read some of my blogs. LOL

Let's dooooooooooo this!!!

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IMKFOX 7/21/2014 10:17AM

    Never give up, Never Surrender!!! Keeping riding, girl, and you'll get there. Honesty is always best, and we all have those times where the tired part of our brains talks us out of doing what we know we just need to get done. You can do this!


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ALEXTHEHUN 7/21/2014 9:03AM

    Yes, sometimes just the habit of being out of the habit has its own momentum. But you know that. You can do this.

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With one hand tied behind my back....

Friday, July 18, 2014

or on ice. So, I woke up Monday with limited mobility in my dominant wrist. Nice. Got a brace and it is doing better. no dctor yet, too busy. typing one handed isnt easy lol. better update later.

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IMKFOX 7/21/2014 10:18AM

    Take care of you and feel better soon!


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SOAPNUT 7/19/2014 12:46PM

    Don't let it go on too long before you get it checked out. Feel better soon.

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/18/2014 11:49AM

    That would be so frustrating! Hope it feels better very soon!

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ALEXTHEHUN 7/18/2014 10:51AM

    Oh my. Take it easy and be kind to yourself. Heal.

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I know it isn't easy...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Listen. It isn't. We want it to be. If it were easy we wouldn't learn to grow. I'm not gonna lie, I'm struggling right now. I haven't been exercising and I just ate 3 McDonald's chocolate chip cookies AND a medium fry.

Am I giving up on myself or my goals?

No I'm not.

You know why?

Because I am better than that. I am bigger than that. I am fabulous, I am fierce, I am determined.

Yesterday I sat in a waiting room for 9.5 hours while my brother had surgery on his back for a slipped disk. I watched my 6 year old son be more patient than the 10 year old boy who was in the waiting room a fraction of the time. I watched my Mom ignore the entire world and concentrate on a book to try to keep the fear at bay. I watched my Dad as he blamed himself for my brothers slipped disk. I watched my family, I thought about my brother, I counted down the minutes until I could be with him again and I counted down the days that he would be pain "free". I saw the love in every single one of those faces and it touched me more deeply than I could have imagined. Today, I watched my brother struggle to sit up, to stand, to walk....things I take for granted. He didn't think he could do it, he knew he could. Because our bodies are capable of miraculous things. I love my brother so much. He's so solid, such a rock. I am so proud of him for standing tall today, no matter how much pain he was in...and barely a complaint uttered from his lips. Only a heavy sigh of relief when it was done.

I am thankful for my family, I am thankful for the Doctors and Nurses and Aides and who knows who else. I am thankful for the body that I have been given. I might no have been nice to it today, but overall I am kind to my body and I am working to make it strong.

Have a wonderful day and be thankful for the ability to stand pain free.

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SOAPNUT 7/19/2014 12:44PM

    Wishing your family prayers of success and recovery. emoticon

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RADOOGA 7/18/2014 4:30AM

    Hey Heather. Gosh, you are all having a rough time of things at the moment, aren't you. I do hope that your brother recovers quickly, he is very lucky to have such a supportive family. x x

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ALEXTHEHUN 7/17/2014 6:41PM

    I hope you and your family find strength to get through these challenging times. And if there is a bobble here or a misstep there, it doesn't have to spell disaster or failure.
Correct the problem and continue on in a better direction.

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/17/2014 4:39PM

    We so often take the basics like the ability to stand pain-free for granted. Thanks for the reminder to be grateful and love fiercely!

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    So many beautiful things to find here in your words. Oh yes, the human body is miraculous in its ability to heal. Blessings to your brother on his recovery road.


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