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Making exercise fun...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014



Do you all know you can make your own exercise groupings? Mine look something like this..



Each grouping of course has exercise attached to it, but the names keep me motivated. I hope this will spark someone else as well.

I only slept 4 hours last night. I must have had something on my mind. I went to bed at 9 pm. Didn't call asleep until around midnight. Up around 3 am to go to the BR. Up again at 4 am and I couldn't fall back asleep to save my life..

I know I've discussed that before and here as-of-late it seems to be occurring more often. Maybe I'm just not requiring as much asleep as before but 4 hours makes me feel like I'm running on empty.


Daily inspiration:


Just for kicks:

  
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BLUEJAY1969 9/30/2014 1:10PM

    I started having insomnia and some forgetfulness and turns out I have started on the menopause trail! I love the Maxine joke!!
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PEGGY11 9/30/2014 12:16PM

    Love Maxine. Have a happy day.

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SCRAPPYGAMBLER 9/30/2014 10:59AM

    Ha Ha! Thanks for the laugh...Love Maxine! Love the names you posted for your exercise groupings!

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ELRIDDICK 9/30/2014 7:01AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Happy Monday

Monday, September 29, 2014



  
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BLACK-PRINCESS 9/29/2014 8:05PM

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JCLJR4547 9/29/2014 7:34AM

  go for it!

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ELRIDDICK 9/29/2014 7:32AM

  Thanks for sharing

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What talents do you possess?

Sunday, September 28, 2014



Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~ Henry Van Dyke

Henry sure had the right idea didn't he? How many talents do you possess that lie dormant? Why are you afraid to showcase them? It has nothing to do with patting yourself on the back. It has to do with putting your God given talents to use.

Can you write letters? Than go to a nursing home and volunteer your time writing letters for those that can't anymore to their families

Can you sing? Then sing at church or a nursing home (older folks love this)

Can you read? Then volunteer your time at school to the kindergarten and first grade classes. Teach them that reading is fun.

Can you see? Then take pictures and share them with local newspapers and magazines.

Can you feel? Then volunteer your time to developmentally or seeing impaired individuals. Teach them about textiles and what it means to be able to feel and see a world they may not be able to.

Can you walk? Go door to door for a local charity of your choice.



The talent can be BIG or small. It doesn't matter just use it. The biggest thing is getting started. Places like nursing homes, group homes and charities need individual help and volunteerism. They depend on it because most are non-profits and can't afford to pay anything, but we should be able to give our time. When we do everyone wins, the agency, the consumer and our own feeling of being helpful.




So what are you afraid of??? Get going!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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KIM22211 9/28/2014 11:15PM

    I am picking my crocheting and croknitting back up1 That is my little bitty talent lol

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SURVIVOR61 9/28/2014 7:02PM

    This is indeed the Greatest Blog that I have read by far ever. I love the fact that you have come up with the greatest way to suggest to others how to value themselves. Volunteering is great, it not only helps those that need it the most or the companies that need the extra help by having volunteers. It also can help the individual that is volunteering by raising their self esteem, getting them out of their house, raising their mood, and improving their health. Volunteering helps keep you from becoming house bound and possibly depressed that you no longer have a productive place in society. It makes us feel useful to our fellow man. If you would like to write a health tip on volunteering and then post it on "KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS", you are more than welcome too. You would post it under the forum "Health and Nutrition" health tips. I am currently looking for a new article to research and post. But I do like your blog and would like to give you the opportunity to post the information first.
Love Always Your sister in Christ
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1STBUCKETITEM 9/28/2014 6:04PM

  Good suggestions to start the ball rolling! emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969 9/28/2014 2:24PM

    As of yet I am still learning to care for myself but you have gotten me thinking about at least writing letters to some of the soldiers that are still in bad areas! That I could do! Hubby is a Veteran and would probably appreciate the effort as well!
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BLACK-PRINCESS 9/28/2014 1:26PM

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CORKYTHEMOM1 9/28/2014 12:31PM

    emoticon blog, Donna! I volunteer my services to parents with special needs' children for their educational and other related service throughout their school year.


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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/28/2014 9:26AM

    I love this blog. Giving your time to bring a smile or a helping hand is truly a double blessing. It is a blessing for those you touch with your kindness and a blessing for yourself, give more meaning to your life. You are so right there are thousands of ways to volunteer in your community. Find what you like to do and find a place to do it. Thank you for volunteering your time and have a blessed day.

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How women feel about themselves vs how others do.

Saturday, September 27, 2014




I want to share something with all of you. It is how women perceive themselves vs how their family and friends see themselves. I don't know about any of you but I had to have my Kleenexes handy. You can view the video on the following link.

Husbands, kids whoever. Let me tell you from personal experience. Your momma or wife needs this. They need to know that they are enough! Tell them please for me.

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Have a great day everyone..Please share this link if you want to.. ~ Donna

  
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1FAVOREDLADY 9/28/2014 3:18PM

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ADIRONDACKMOM 9/28/2014 1:03PM

    Thank you for sharing this, I have already posted it with my friends and family! Terrific!

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    That was awesome! emoticon

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SURVIVOR61 9/27/2014 8:46PM

    Beautiful Thank you for sharing with us sister.

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CTURCOTTE 9/27/2014 5:14PM

    emoticon OMG thank you for this! I am enough :)

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That time of the week again

Friday, September 26, 2014



I believe I say it every Friday and I'll say it again today. I'm glad it is Friday.

I went to the docs Tuesday. They want to put me on Blood Pressure medicine. I've never had a problem with it before. She gave me the line about it being the silent killer and that I needed it. My BP was 148 over 84. I know the top is a wee bit high but I exercise, watch what I eat etc. etc. I will most likely cave in because it does scare me that it is running higher than normal. And am under a lot of stress what with the merger of our agency with another all of those changes plus the changes with my knees....

She wanted to place me on another medication as well for pain management. I said okay. Got the pharmacy and it was $135 for 1 month. I told them to put it back I wasn't paying that much.

So that has been my week. How about you? How is everyone doing?

Enjoy your fall day. emoticon Let the leaves fall gently around you. Remember their season is much shorter than ours yet they live it fully. ~ Donna

  
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SINGINGLADY47 9/27/2014 6:44PM

    WATCH your sodium. And stress. Both will make you BP higher. SP goal for sodium is 2300. My doctor says no more than 1500. Look for things that have lower sodium. Be careful of frozen dinners and canned soups especially. I have been able to be in the normal range for a while. I remember about 9 months ago, getting stressed out about something and my was 210 over 163. Today 119 over 65. Remember sodium and stress. I hope this help you. It is scary. But I didn't think I could get mine under control but it is. God bless you and help you with this health issue. Give it to Jesus. I am praying for you. Hugs, Judy
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PEGGY11 9/27/2014 12:48PM

    I don't like taking a lot of meds. It seems one requires another until you have about a dozen to take every day. But some are necessary and doc. knows best. If you don't think so Get another opinion. It is allowed.


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MAINEALI 9/26/2014 11:12AM

    My doc waited to put me on BP meds to see if diet and exercise would help. It didn't, so onto the meds I went. Sometimes diet and exercise are not enough. There are so many reasons for high bp. Take good care of yourself! Maybe your doc could find a pain med that is not so expensive. I have to make sure mine are generic or else I get a co-pay that I can't afford.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/26/2014 10:59AM

    Yep, sometimes that medicine is hi. You do need to watch that blood pressure. I take it. I really don't want to have a stroke or heart attack. I enjoy living way too much. Headache, dizziness signs of high blood pressure. I check my pressure at least once a week, daily if I don't feel right. Hope your blood pressure levels out. Hugs Pat

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