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I love working out...no really, I do!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

This week, I made a concerted effort to work out more during the week than I had for the last few weeks. And, I must say, I have been successful! I went to the gym near my home both Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately there was a glitch at the gym on Sunday so I couldn't get in! Did I give up and go home and veg? Nope. I went home and got on the treadmill for 50+ minutes!

Yesterday and today I took my gym bag to work and used my lunch hour to workout. Yesterday my "lunch" was at 4:00! I went to the gym at work, worked out, showered and made it back in plenty of time for my 5:30 meeting. Today was a little earlier, but still 3:00.

I am LOVING how good I feel this week! I slept like a log last night...first time in awhile. I didn't feel sleepy in any of my meetings or while working on the PC at work. I get to eat more food! And today, right after another meeting, one of the ladies I work with told me how good I was looking! Yay!! I have been maintaining for the last few months and I think she has noticed the glow (no, not sweat...I showered, honest!) that I have because of the exercise! I feel better about myself, I walk taller, I make better food choices and I'm more relaxed. That's what exercise does for me. I'm going to keep it up!

  
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DAISYBELL6 10/8/2009 9:15AM

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NO_SNOW_BODY 10/8/2009 9:02AM

    all that workout might be why you ate over your calories on Wednesday LOL

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LILMISSRED79 10/7/2009 3:39PM

    Good for you, that's fantastic! emoticon

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BKNOCK 10/7/2009 3:20PM

    You are doing great, congratulations! Keep up the good work. Wow, I wish I had a gym that close to work!

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CALIMAN1 10/7/2009 2:54PM

    If we could just bottle up all the positives in this blog and make every Sparker read it, it would do wonders for those that don't enjoy working out!

Wow, this is an awesome blog on so many levels...thanks for sharing and keep walking taller and using that energy to your greatest advantage so you can enjoy life to its fullest! emoticon

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AWYEAGLE 10/7/2009 11:36AM

    This is great - what a wonderful, uplifting feeling! I also find it odd that the one thing most of us hate to do makes us feel so good when we actually do it every day. Keep up the great work.

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SUPREME5 10/7/2009 12:53AM

    exercise you are right it takes me three hours to complete mine i do only so much at one time buit i know i can be proud too to get them done as you are so keep it up and enjoy

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_MAOMAO_ 10/7/2009 12:45AM

  You are doing Great! I am very impressed. emoticon emoticon

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_MAOMAO_ 10/7/2009 12:45AM

  You are doing Great! I am very impressed. emoticon emoticon

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_MAOMAO_ 10/7/2009 12:43AM

  You are doing Great! I am very impressed. emoticon emoticon

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NORCALTOPAZ 10/7/2009 12:33AM

    I am amazed at how you're able to workout and get back to work, all in an hour and a half! emoticon emoticon YOU ROCK!!!

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GEEMAWEST 10/7/2009 12:26AM

    Woo Hoo for you! I totally agree with you. I have been getting up early and exercising before work on my new exercise bike. Then on my break at work I take a quick 1 mile walk and then surprise, surprise I felt like working out again in the afternoon. Exercise is great! It works wonders for the soul.

You go girl!!

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HOLLZ13 10/7/2009 12:25AM

    Its funny how hard it is to start exercising when your so out of shape but after you get over the hump, your absolutely right you do feel great, in so many ways...
keep up the good work.

working out on your lunch break.. you go girl..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Workout at work!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Since football season started, I have been spending four days a week watching my son's practice. The fift week day has been spent on puppy training. This means that my normal evening workouts have gone out the window.

Today, I decided that I would work out during my "lunch" at work. Unfortunately, I didn't have any time for lunch until 4:00 this afternoon! The good news is that I went at 4:00, got a good 25 minutes on the stair stepper in AND made it back in time for my 5:30 meeting!

I even packed my bag for tomorrow. I've got to remember my I-Pod too. Reading is good, but a type_A personality like myself needs to read, listen to music and work out to truly experience the gym! LOL!

  
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RWETHAIRYET 10/7/2009 11:01AM

    I wish I could work out at work...but a half hour lunch just doesn't quite cut it.
I also can't multi-task like I used to, lol.

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KERRYMONIQUE 10/6/2009 8:08AM

    Talk about multi-tasking! I thought I was the only one, lol emoticon I'm glad that you are finding ways to work it in, despite your schedule, but don't forget to eat!

Good luck!

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STRIDERGIRL 10/6/2009 12:21AM

  I've spent YEARS watching practices and the best thing about it is that there is usually some place to walk!! Especially at a football field--walk around the track for an hour!!

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Raisin diet?

Sunday, October 04, 2009

One of the magazines I read has a new diet every week. I read them all because I figure I can get at least one good idea from each. Or reinforce something I've already learned. The one I read this week is the raisin diet, even though I don't think they call it that.

The idea is to replace 500 calories in your diet with raisins, about one cup, every day. You want me to eat one full cup of raisins EVERY day! I don't think so. I like raisins all right, but a whole cup...every day? emoticon

They even touted the benefits of raisins, but the amount you had to eat to get the benefits was staggering! Has anyone tried increasing their raisin intake as a weight loss tool? If so, how did it go? If not, would you?

  
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RWETHAIRYET 10/5/2009 11:05AM

    Ugh! I can't eat even one raisin! So I think I'll pass on that one, lol.

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GEMNIDEBB 10/5/2009 8:01AM

    I don't think 1 cup is that much raisins. I think I could do it as I like raisins, but it might get old everyday, but so do other diets and fad diets, so who knows, lol

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GEEMAWEST 10/4/2009 11:53PM

    I like raisens but not that much. A few in my oatmeal is good for me. Sounds like another "fad" diet.

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KERRYMONIQUE 10/4/2009 11:37PM

    Alright, you got me. 1 cup of raisins per day - yuck! emoticon I know some benefits of raisins, but not enough to justify that nonsense, lol.

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A really good day

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Slept in. Got ready to take the boy to football. I had on a billion layers cos it was cold here! Okay, maybe only half a billion layers. LOL! Took a package to the post office to send out. Unfortunately, I got there at 10:36 and they close at 10:30! Dang it! I would have left earlier had I known their hours. Oh well.

The football game was a really good one. I saw a guy I worked with until very recently. He's doing well. I didn't get to talk to him for very long since he was one of the refs! The boys played really well and they won. This was a very close game. Final score was 22 - 20! Great game to watch.

After the game, I headed to the library (favorite part of Saturday!). Came home, changed into workout gear and headed to the gym. Sixty-five minutes on the elliptical and read 93 pages in my book! Came home to cook T-bone steak and mushrooms with brocolli (YUM!). Now I''m communicating with my Spark Friends until half time of the Boise State game (I'll finally shower then!) and then I'll get some stuff started for DH. AND, I'll still have time to read some more. Yippee!!!

Later skaters!

  
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NORCALTOPAZ 10/4/2009 2:28AM

    I feel like such a slug compared to your very busy day! emoticon

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BKNOCK 10/3/2009 9:28PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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RUNDISNEYMOM 10/3/2009 8:59PM

    Congrats on your goo day. I didn't have such luck!

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Football tomorrow!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Saturdays are football days for the next couple of weeks. Tomorrow, we have concessions for my son's football team from eight until ten. We have enough folks working that I don't have to be there at all! I will probably swing by at least once, just to make sure that everyone is doing okay.

Then, the boy plays at noon, so has to be there at 11:00. So far, every game has been at least 30 minutes late starting. And, after all that, I get to watch my Boise State Broncos kick some UC Davis behind! Go Broncos!

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BEETH52 10/4/2009 12:41AM

    I love football..... college, high school, pee-wee and of course pro!

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