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50 things....

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I'm going to be 50 in December of 2014 and this prompted me to write a "to do list" of 50 things I'd like to do before I turn 50. Some are bucket list items that I haven't gotten around to yet, like cruising through Glacier Bay Alaska. Others are finishing projects I've started, like the afghan I'm making for my daughter. Still others are things that are just plain fun, and most are things which will help me achieve the healthy lifestyle, body, mind, and spirit, I desire. Last week I took a major step towards my goals. I registered for a FIT Challenge 5K mud run!!! http://www.fitchallenge.org/ The run is April 5th. I'm a little scared, but really excited!!! This has motivated me to really step up my workouts, complete couch to 5K, and add intense core and upper body strength training. I love having a goal to work towards. The best part is my daughter and my BF are doing the mud run with me, so we can train together too. So, this is my first REALLY BIG challenge of 2014, and will also help to accomplish several other items on my list of 50 things. Wish me luck!!!

  
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HOLLYM48 1/26/2014 9:54AM

    Great idea! I have a couple of years before I hit that wonderful number but it is never to early to start planning! Have a great year!

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BRENJET 1/26/2014 9:33AM

    You've inspired me! I will be 50 in June...I'll write out my 50 things today!!! Thanks so much...Enjoy your training..I know you can do it!!
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RIDLEYRIDER 1/26/2014 8:50AM

  Good luck! emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 1/26/2014 8:40AM

    good luck ! emoticon

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Gratitude

Sunday, November 03, 2013

I haven't written a gratitude list since February. That doesn't mean I'm not grateful. I give thanks every day for the many blessings in my life!!! But... I have found that putting it in writing is a great reminder and that even when I'm feeling down or lacking motivation, I have much to be grateful for! My goal is to write a weekly gratitude list of 3 things I am grateful for. What better month to start than November?

Today I am grateful for:

My happy, healthy grandson
My job
My World Champion Boston Red Sox

  


Gratitude 2/3/13

Sunday, February 03, 2013

It was a tough week at work, with a very unexpected "reorganization". Although I've only been there for a few months, This was very upsetting. Several co workers with whom I had become friendly lost their jobs. Unfortunately this has been happening all too often, and was part of the reason I chose to leave my previous job. I was looking for more stability. I've been an RN for nearly 28 years, and never could have imagined feeling insecure about my job! So, this week, I'm grateful to still have my job. I'm also grateful that I'm an RN and can likely find "a job" even if it's not the "ideal job" if need be. Finally, I'm grateful for my decision to go back to school. I'm working towards my master's degree in health administration and hopeful that this will give me an edge in what as become a very competetive and unstable workplace!

  


Confession

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Truth be told, I've been avoiding the scale! emoticon
In the past I've been discouraged by weekly weigh ins, especially when I'm doing everything right and the numbers barely budge or even move in the wrong direction. I decided to face my fear this morning and jump on. I wasn't expecting much since I'm just getting restarted and have only made a few small changes over the last 2 weeks, but i wanted to have a better idea of where I'm really starting from. Well, imagine my surprise to be down 6.4 lbs!!! emoticon
I've been struggling to find motivation and I know the number on the scale isn't everything, but let's face it, we all like to see a big loss! So, for today at least, I'm a happy girl!

  
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PRAIRIE_MUM 1/29/2013 4:08PM

    That's awesome! Little changes add up to big progress!

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GOLFCHICK2-0 1/29/2013 4:00PM

    Great job!!
What other things are you measuring? waist, hips, arms, thighs, muscle to fat %? The way you feel is more important than the # on a box.

Keep on doin' what you're doin'!!
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SSDCQUINCY 1/29/2013 1:54PM

    Way to go on the weight loss!! That is GREAT. I think I will face the scale tomorrow before I leave onederland!!!! So glad that things are working out for you.

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PJBONARRIGO 1/29/2013 1:19PM

    Congrats on your weight loss! Doing the happy dance- 6.4 lbs. is a lot! I agree about the scale, I'm beginning to think that it is better to keep making your best healthy choices on a daily basis and only check back to the scale every couple of weeks. If you are doing the right things, you don't need a number on the scale to affirm your success. The bonus is the "discovery" when you do weigh in that doing the right things, no matter how slowly will lead to success.
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Gratitude

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Gratitude has become an important part of my life over the past several years for many reasons. I find that I'm much happier and better able to face daily challenges when I am truly grateful for all that I have been blessed with. I've set a goal for myself to write a weekly gratitude list as part of my journey to a happier, healthier me.
Today I'm grateful for:
My beautiful, healthy grandson
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My warm and comfortable home on a cold winter day
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The love and support of family and friends
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What are you grateful for today?

  
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LORNALARSON1 1/27/2013 1:57PM

    I'm grateful that I had such great parents.
I'm grateful for my siblings and for different they all are and have learned different things from them.
I'm very grateful for my friends, who have been amazing support and encouragement for me.
I'm grateful for my cats, special comforters.
Music, fruit, vegetables, cheese, and all the farmers, animals, sun, soil and rain that made that possible.
Life is good!


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KNYAGENYA 1/27/2013 1:44PM

    I'm grateful for being cancer free.

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