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Big mistake....

Monday, April 14, 2014

I think I made a couple of big mistakes. One, taking this job. Two, not riding my bike 2 days in a row....ugh.

One....I swear I have never met so many unhappy people in my life. I don't have a "department". I don't fit in anywhere. I'm in everyone's way in my new job and of course I don't belong with my old coworkers anymore. If I was going to change jobs I probably should have gone to a completely different company. No one seems to care for me in this role.

Two....I knew one day would multiply. Crap.

Whatever. Today I feel like it doesn't matter. And like I need an antidepressant.

Sorry I'm not my usual cheery self but hearing how everyone hates everyone brings me down.

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IMKFOX 4/14/2014 2:38PM

    It takes determination and strength to remain positive when all the people around you are spreading negativity like it's the highly contagious zombie plague. If only there was a way to vaccinate yourself so you didn't catch that bug too. Thankfully, I know that you have more than enough strength and determination to fight that depressing virus and soldier on. I know you'll find your place in the long run - it's just hard to see where that is right now. And riding your bike will help get you there, while lifting your spirits in the meantime. Chin up girl - YOU ROCK!

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SOAPNUT 4/14/2014 1:35PM

    emoticon Sorry to hear you are having a rough time. Hope things get better for you. Hang in there. Go home and do some exercise and increase those endorphins.

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ARUNNINGKAT 4/14/2014 12:34PM

    emoticon It is so hard to maintain a positive attitude when those around you are hating life. Hope your day gets brighter very soon!

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NANFACEMIRE1 4/14/2014 11:28AM

    emoticon emoticon I hope it gets better.

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Well crap hole...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sorry for the offensive language folks, but I'm a little frustrated. Here I was finally getting back into the groove of things. After so many starts and stops I was beginning to feel like an old broken down tractor. So the fact that I had done my cardio so many days in a row was very important to me. Unfortunately I got it into my "bright" head to go to the Doctor due to a nagging 5 year history of knee pain. You know what she said? Guess. "Maybe you need to cut back on your cardio, to every other day". What!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! But but don't UNDERSTAND! I have fought and fought with myself to get to this point and it's still at the very early stage, if I miss a day now....Oh my god oh my god oh my god....the end of the freakin world!

Except guess what? It isn't. The end of the world I mean. It's life. I'm stronger today than I was 3 weeks ago, even if I did not do my cardio last night. And to be fair, it isn't the cardio she has trouble with, it's the biking she has trouble with. So technically I could find an alternative. I did at least pick up sticks in the yard yesterday (and worked up a good sweat I might add), so that's worth something. I did stretches and strength training instead. So, after getting over the initial shock, I picked myself up and moved on. I mean really....what a whiner I can be, lol. There are people who have to do all their exercising from a chair. Who am I to complain.

Tonight I will ride my bike, but I will lower the intensity level. I will also do all the other things she recommended. I just keep thinking how much stronger I will be if I can get my knee in good working order again. And if I have to take some time off from my bike, so be it. After skipping the cardio (and regretting it) last night I have decided that on my off days I will still do 10 minutes of light riding on the bike just so I don't get lazy.

Spark on happy Sparkers and always remember...


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RR1_RR1 4/14/2014 8:12AM

    Glad you are seeing other ways to get the daily workout in. Theres a ton of good videos on youtube with short floor workouts! Im incorporating a lot of bun ones for myself and abs. Its good to get some strength exercises in too anyway- so maybe its a good thing! I also love my cardio :)

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SOAPNUT 4/11/2014 1:40PM

    emoticon There are lots and lots of other things you can do every other day. Make that your new habit and it will take the stress off. You can do this. Getting the knee better for the long haul is most important right now.

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IMKFOX 4/11/2014 11:57AM

    Awesome attitude girl! We all find ourselves in a situation like this from time to time. It's how we deal with it that matters. And strength training will probably be good for your knee too! Keep on going - one step at a time!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 4/11/2014 10:00AM

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I NEED this so bad!!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Man do I ever need it! I need it to be happy! I need it to feel good! I need it to feel great!

and to have energy!
and to not get sick as often!
and to clear my sinus'!
and to keep up with my son!
and to be able to be more active!
and to walk around Disney World for a week if I can ever afford to go!
and to sleep better!
and to feel better rested!
and to motivate others!
and to look nicer!
and to build confidence!
and to be stronger!
and to be a BEAST!

I need this so BAD! I'm taking the bull by the horns and making him help me work out! WOOHOO! Man do I feel great about the choices I am making! Do I still make bad choices? Absolutely! But the better choices are getting easier and easier to make! I feel stronger every single day!

Thank you so much for you support!


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IMKFOX 4/11/2014 11:58AM

    Love this and yes, you ROCK!

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SOAPNUT 4/10/2014 1:24PM

    emoticon YOU KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!

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Proud of myself...

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Last night I found the couch. It felt so good. It was so comforting. I sat there and thought "I could just lay down my head and let the night slip away". And then I did something outstanding. I stood up and I got on my bike and I worked harder than I have yet, just to prove I could. I would. I will. Because I am more important than that couch. Because the lasting effects of exercise far outweigh the benefits of being cozy on the couch for an hour. I promised myself I could lay right down on the couch afterwards and not feel the slightest hint of guilt. Guess what? You guessed it, my butt never did touch that couch again. I was good to go for the rest of the night.

Self, consider this a lesson learned. You will feel better if you exercise. Just do it already!

Have a wonderful day folks!


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IMKFOX 4/9/2014 8:22AM

    You are awesome! Congratulations on getting that bike workout done and staying away from the cozy couch when it wasn't good for you. I know you can do this - you're tough, you're determined and you've got this!



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This week...

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

is going to be great! Right? Right. I'm sure gonna give it my all. It's a daily struggle right now because my sinus' feel like they are going to explode, my knee is killing me, and I swear I can't get enough sleep. To clarify, I'm sleeping fine, I'm just not getting to bed early enough to feel well rested....of course I think the sinus problems add to that.

Anyway, I'm feeling GREAT about my exercise. I'm going strong so far. I increased my time by 3 minutes again this week. The goal is to get that up to 45 minutes of cardio a day because I know that works really well for's just the right amount. Thankfully it's getting easier and easier to "remember" to workout. I'm not letting myself off the hook! YAY! I can't take a day off because it will be to easy to turn one day off into every day off. Someday when I'm in better shape and this is ingrained in my routine I will take a rest day. Don't worry, if I really need one I'll take it, but I'd rather not right now.

Anyway, hope your Tuesday is as spectacular as I just know mine is going to be!


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IMKFOX 4/9/2014 8:26AM

    Keep on going girl! Get your minutes built up day by day and you'll be at your goal before you know it.

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SOAPNUT 4/8/2014 12:09PM

    Happy Tuesday! You Rock too! Don't do anything that will hurt that knee more.
I'm with weight loss.
Gotta do what you can to keep moving and burining those calories.


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SPARKLINGHOPE 4/8/2014 10:34AM


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    This week will be exactly as god as you decide to make it. Choose greatness!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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