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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Made it back for more cross country skiing today...but have to admit it was discouraging...never really got my "glide" going...so warm and slippery, just too paranoid about falling to enjoy myself.

We'll see if I can get back and have more fun the next time!


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JIBBIE49 2/2/2009 2:20AM

    Don, you get credit for trying.

I'm fine, but dealing with my 24 yos, Nathan, who had to have surgery Friday for testicular cancer. He had a tumor the size of a baseball, but the doctor said he'd seen them 3 times that size. Now we wait to friday for the pathology report and he has to have a CT Scan to see if it has spread and if he needs ChemoTherapy. He is feeling better today, but this is a "wait and see." emoticon

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TRAINOF4 2/1/2009 11:59PM

    what's the worst that can happen if you bust your rear end falling in the snow?! Nah, I can relate to that frustration. It's annoying when you can't get a groove going-try try again!

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Crawled My Way To A GRAND!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Another late treadmill session tonight...managed to crawl my way to 1,000 calories! Not really energized, tho, just ground 'er out and got 'er done!


I was in a hurry when I made my original post. For the REST of the story...

It was another late 'mill session...didn't want to do it, no WAY...dragged my behind upstairs and got started. One thing led to another and I'm thinking, hey, this is the last day of the month...my competitive spirit kicked in and I took it a step further...haven't done a GRAND in a while...hmmm wonder if...

Yep, knocked off another grand (1,000 calories / 85 mins.)last night...even tho I didn't even want to get on the 'mill in the first place...! The power of positive momentum...YES!! :-)

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TRAINOF4 2/2/2009 12:01AM

    Yikes, 1,000 calories burned!? I can't imagine that! How long did it take?! Bet that music thrumming did wonders for your motivation tho.

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JIBBIE49 2/1/2009 10:17AM

    This is RUSSELL PETERS doing comedy on "Beat Your Kids." Laughter is the best medicine, so here is a big dose today.


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Moved A Ton...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

...of wood pellets for the stove today...50 - 40# bags...loaded 'em into the van, stacked 'em up on the porch! Was whupped afterwards, but still managed to push myself on the treadmill for 40 mins. and enjoyed myself...the music pumping from all four corners of the room just INFUSES and invigorates me!

I was reminded during my treadmill session (mostly HAND'S FREE...woo hoo!) of a recent reality TV show I saw featuring this fellow who literally flew...jumped off a cliff and had these baggy canvas clothes which made him look like a human flying squirrel. He had a camera filming his flight on his helmet so you could really get a sense of what it was like...what a RUSH!

Until he hit the cliff...lol...whole lotta bleepin' going on! But that feeling of flying reminded me of recurring dreams I had as a kid of flying. Wishful thinking, I suppose, somehow to shed my pounds and fly...which I HAVE!

During my treadmill session some songs inspired me to hold my arms out as if I was pulling power from the music to lift me into flight...! (hey, maybe these batwings might come in handy after all! :-) )

Good times... :-)


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TRAINOF4 1/30/2009 5:38PM

    Alrighty then! So are you gonna set a goal to try sky-diving in the future!? LOL I know what you mean about wanting to take flight when you're having a great workout - Runner's High! emoticon

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MUNS10 1/30/2009 4:44AM

  You are so cool emoticon

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JIBBIE49 1/29/2009 11:46PM

    I know you can do this. Just keep going. emoticon

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Triple Play Day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thank you Mother Nature for handing me a TRIPLE PLAY DAY!

Due to the snowy conditions today was yet another SNOW DAY! This meant a two hour delay before having to be at work. Since I received notice before I had hopped on my treadmill, it meant I could:

1) go back to SLEEP for another HOUR...!

2) wake up and do 55 mins. on my treadmill instead of the usual 35-45 mins.!

and the healthy FROSTING on this bountiful CAKE?

3) more cardio opportunities by getting out to SHOVEL my way outta the driveway!

Woo Hoo! :-)

Everyone keep on SPARKING out there!


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JIBBIE49 1/28/2009 2:42PM

    I'm SPARKIN' as fast as I can! emoticon

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TEENYA20 1/28/2009 2:01PM

    what wonderful opportunities today presented for you!!! There certainly is snow to shovel, but be careful if you have to deal with that ice that is accumulating.........
great job on the cardio increase for today! Woohoo!

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Double Cardio...Seeking Balance

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Well I did it: a second round on my treadmill last night to "make up" for missing my cardio on my "who pulled the plug" Sunday...lol!

PLUS I got right up to nail my cardio and strength-building this morning.

As I've been working on all of this, recognizing my need to jealously guard my sleep, along with my struggles doing cross country skiing downhill I realized the common denominator between all of this has been to somehow maintain better BALANCE...

Between doing for others / doing for myself
Between time for work / family / friends
Between being critical of myself / praising of myself
Between moving forward and learning from the past
Between acceptance of others / acceptance of myself

A member of my group therapy "graduated" a while back and as a parting gift she passed around a bag of smooth "worry stones" for each of us to pick. We reached into the bag and chose our stone and there was a word imprinted on the stone. My stone had the word "balance" on it...the symbol of Libra, my sun-sign...always able to see and weigh both sides to everything...except somewhere along the way I developed blinders for myself and have too often found it all too easy to lose myself in relation to my sense of being there for others.

My focus on physical health has been one way that I strive to "be there" for ME! I know there are other ways for me to "be there" for myself as well and I continue to work on them step by step.


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JIBBIE49 1/27/2009 7:10PM


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JIBBIE49 1/27/2009 7:10PM

    Oh, Don, I'm a Libra, too, but we can "sit on the fence" to long looking at both sides of an issue. ACTION gets results, so we have to learn to TRUST ourselves and go with a decision.

One of my favorite sayings is NO DECISION IS A DECISION.

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