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Jumping jacks - getting easier!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

It all started with getting motivated to start exercise sparkstearks. I restarted the count, and did perfectly while visiting my folk's house, where there is a stair master and treadmill, and nothing else to do. Although, during the week, I work and go to school, and live with my boyfriend. A buffet of excuses not to exercise.

Frustrated, I knew I can't restart the streaks every weekend, so what should I do?? I then noticed a jumping jack streak. I can do that without machines, or leaving my bf to run outside! Great! After 100, I started thinking, if I do more, I could check the streak for past days I didn't do it! Some may consider this cheating as far as the streak goes, but I figured, exercise is exercise. Go for it!

This left me doing 200 jumping jacks, 25 at a time, just when bored - the other day even at my bf's. I'm pumped to do more.

Next goal: 50 jumping jacks at a time.

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MEGANC1988 6/26/2010 6:08PM


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KAMAPERRY 6/26/2010 5:55PM

    OMG!!! I have the hardest time with these, go you!!

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TANIAG42 6/26/2010 5:53PM

  Awesome! I am going to try to do it too!!! Thanks!

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ABBY_G 6/26/2010 5:52PM


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SOUTHIE2010 6/26/2010 5:34PM

    Great goal! They definitely get the heart pumping!!!

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I am so freaking sad.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Iím feeling so sad. I started college early, at 15, and have been at my community college since. I'm 20, and I'm still pretty much just accomplishing one class a semester with an average grade, and dropping the rest of my classes. I just did bad on a Microbiology test, the first class I've really liked, enjoyed, and cared about. I'm still young, and at least I've accomplished something right? I could be a drug addict right now right? Why don't I feel better. I'm so sad. I wanted to be a medical doctor. Now, with my grades and all my "Withrdaws", I'm not going to get into Physician's Assistant school. I know I have things about myself and that I've done to be proud of myself (& I know I'm using terrible English right now) but I feel like a failure. kskfsdlkfsdkldslfsld!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BET212 4/29/2010 9:57PM

    I agree with ANDI_3K. Go see a doctor or a good counselor. They probably have a referral source at your college. When I was in my 20s I went to a counselor because I was sad all the time and I just could not pull out of it (though there were many good things in my life I just could not see it for the cloud of gray that seemed to surround me.). She sent me to a doctor who gave me a Rx and I continued working with the counselor. I honestly believe I would be here today if not for both of those people helping me at a time when I could not help myself. You don't have to do this alone. You are not a failure.


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SUNRISESUNSET 4/29/2010 8:32PM

    1. Talk to your tutors. They will be more understanding, and possibly lenient, if they know that you are struggling. Hopefully you'll be able to organise extra tutorials or they could let you have extra time to complete assignments if you are finding things difficult.

2. Bad tests aren't the end of the matter. Learn from your mistakes, revise even harder so you know the material inside out, and try again and again until you make it. I've had bad tests/papers in the past, but doing better on other assessments brought the bad grades up. Don't give up yet!

3. Start researching how you can make up for the withdraws and average/poor grades. Work experience and volunteering would help distract future employers or colleges from average grades. Are there other courses you can do so that you have enough marks/points to still go to physician's school?

4. Are you working hard enough? If you're bright enough to attend college three years before most people then you probably shouldn't be failing. Have you pushed yourself enough? You've accomplished something great, but there is more to come. I read this quote recently and it struck a nerve: 'Squandering a great and hard won victory through decadence and laziness. Using past accomplishments as an excuse to ignore current problems. Abandoning the very qualities that brought about initial success.' Be honest with yourself and ask whether any of this applies to you.

5. Take action. Feel sad, cry, mope, get angry, scream, shout, etc...then stand up and take action. Sitting around complaining will solve nothing. Take action! Even if it's the wrong action, do something. You're only 20 yrs old. Recently there was a 90yr old African who got his degree. You're 70yrs ahead!

Good luck!

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ANDI_3K 4/29/2010 7:49PM

    Go talk to a dr about your depression. Then talk to an admission's counselor about how to get into the program you want. YOU *Can* Do This. College is rough, especially at 15. Maybe there is something you can do to mitigate all those withdraws - there are ways around just about everything. ( and just a word to the wise, after awhile ALL you course work goes away so make sure you get something before that happens. I just found out I have to repeat evry last course because I didn't finish on time.) Hang in, it does get better...but talk to a Dr. and make sure all of this is not due to clinical depression.

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Healthy Reflections - Time

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
- H. Jackson Brown"

I sure make excuses. "I'm too tired. I worked hard today, it's time to relax. I'm too full now. I'll do it tomorrow. What's one more day."

This video says it best.
Just do it!

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WILLBOYWONDER 4/23/2013 10:43PM

    I agree. There's always time for what's important.

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People around us

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We've just gotta deal with them sometimes don't we. Everyone has someone that wronged them in the past or will have one, in the future. Generally, no matter how nice and good a person you try to be, things can go wrong. There's a girl whom I had a conflict with, and it makes me sick to the stomach every time I inevitably see her, or her photo in social networks, or at our college. She's the kind of malicious, carefree person to think some nasty thoughts about me, and be done with it. I know; I once thought of her as a friend.

Alas, here I am, sick to my stomach trying to get over past frustrations concerning her. I can't help but review our bad experiences, and futilely wonder how I should have prevented our problems. What she must have said about me to those who I can no longer be friends with.

These have always been a problem of mine; not letting past incidents go, and caring about what others think about me. There is nothing I can do about the conflict now, so I am letting it bother me for really no reason other than beating myself up, and being sad about a lost friend. A person or two in life disliking you is inevitable.

She has proven herself as a person whose opinion should not matter. It doesn't matter. So why does it matter? I was probably the only one thinking of the other has a friend, so let it go! Sigh. Sometimes, I wish I where the mean girl. Just sometimes.

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HOKIEJEN13 3/25/2010 9:39AM

    I hope you realize you are deserving of someone who will treat you how you treat them and be there for you just as much as you are for them. Those great friends that you can trust and confide are far and few to find. But, realize you'll find forever friends who will be there when no one else is! Keep your head up and your heart will heal.

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JUDITHHELEN 3/24/2010 7:23PM

    I know. It hurts. But you don't need mean people like her in your life. I had one of those quite a few years ago and, although it can still make me feel bad to think about what happened, I learned a lot about how to choose my friends from her. Now I have some really great friends and we support each other through hard times and cheer each other in good times. I know we'll be friends forever and that makes me happy! You sound like such a nice person. I know you'll find great friends who will be worth your friendship for life. God bless you! emoticon Judith

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hi there, readers. It's been a while, but just because I don't have wifi at my new apartment. poo! It's a work in progress. For now, I wanted to ask whoever reads this, as I got amazing response the last time I randomly blogged, for input on how I could get myself to jog in public. Sigh, I know, it's silly. I've never been self conscious before but then again, I've never not had easy access to a gym before, so I haven't been exercising. I think about jogging around the blog every day but I have yet to get myself to, purely out of self consciousness. I don't want to be seen, and I don't want to see people see me. I AM ridiculous, I agree. I don't know why I care about what my neighbors think. I do think that my health and happiness is more important. Has anyone else overcome this?

Thanks for your time and input!

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SUNSEASAND 4/2/2010 10:47AM

    I agree. When people are looking at you, they are thinking "I wish I could be disciplined like her!" and "Good for her" and "wow, she must be strong". DO NOT be embarrassed.

If it will help, dress in nonrevealing black clothes, put on sunglasses and listen to you Ipod. You won't notice them. And trust me, you'll overcome your fear very quickly if you expose yourself to it. emoticon

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MERLIN353 3/28/2010 10:21AM

  When I was younger I use to jog/run. I still remember, when I first started, I was shy (still am) and embarrased of my body. So I jogged when the fewest people would see me. I jogged first thing in the morning. Besides no one being around its also a great time to jog. The air is fresh, no car fumes, and your body gets the extra burn all day long. After a whiles you overcome the shyness/embarrasment and it won't bother you. Jogging will become second nature.

Best of Luck, you CAN do it. emoticon

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LADYFOLDER 2/28/2010 3:42PM

    Whenever I see someone jogging or walking, I think how much I wish I could do that. I have a degenerative foot disease that makes walking extremely painful--each step is a new and improved form of pain! Be grateful that you can do it!

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EDWINA172 2/28/2010 6:15AM

    If people are looking at you, the only thing they're thinking is, "I should be jogging too." You could be someone else's motivation or inspiration. Do it.

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PEGGO45 2/28/2010 5:56AM

    try the Leslie Sansone walk/jog it off videos... you can do it inside until you are comfortable going outside.... go to your local library for free instead of buying them to see if that works our for you. Lots of Sparkers get great results with this series. I myself and cashing in a 30 day gym membership I won for some March Madness...that gives me a little anxiety... working out in a public arena so I understand emoticon Best of Luck in overcoming your fear in March emoticon emoticon emoticon

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