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Still on Track!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

65 mins exercise. Another hodge podge day, including strength training
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On track for all my nutrients
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On track training for the virtual 5k

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Hodge Podge Exercise Day

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Today, determined to get the full 60 minutes of exercise in, I did a little of this and a little of that.

It was a nice change and I feel great! I danced, did aerobics, did some strength training, and then (drum roll please) rode my bike! I had to tape a towel around the seat to get that bike ride in, but I did it!



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GARELLK 3/7/2012 12:26PM

    Way to go Dusty. Great progress on getting your 60 minutes of exercise in and on getting on your bike. I love to ride my bike. Before you know it you will be posting that you are now able to walk your first 10k. I am participating in the Monument 10k this year in Richmond -- it is on March 31st. At our YMCA, I am the coach for Monument 10k Training Team -- the Walkers. Good luck on your 5k's. emoticon

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VONBLACKBIRD 3/7/2012 11:33AM

    Congrats!!! emoticon emoticon

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    I LOVE to ride my bike! Good for you on getting all that fitness in! emoticon

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DONNA2238 3/5/2012 12:03PM

    Maybe you should invest in a nice new bike seat....one with extra cushions :0)! Congtrats!!! emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 3/3/2012 7:17PM

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Exercise is like a Thermos

Friday, March 02, 2012

For those of us who remember when the Thermos bottles came tucked into our metal lunch boxes secured down with a metal do-hickey, you probably also remember being awed and puzzled how they worked. How could something keep your beverage cold and your soup hot? Just how did it know? emoticon

The same sort of wonder applies to me when it comes to exercise. When I exercise in the morning I get revved up. I become more alert. I get more things done during the day.

When I exercise late in the afternoon or take an evening walk it has the opposite effect. I get mellow. I have the energy to tidy the kitchen. By the time bedtime comes I don't feel exhausted, but tired in a good way.

My sleep has improved dramatically since starting the 5k/5 week walking challenge. I only wake up to do the necessary, then slip right back into a peaceful sleep. emoticon

Thermos, Exercise. They both make my life better!

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DANCINCAJUN1 3/2/2012 4:28PM

    I STILL have my thermos' and I also have my son's drink thermos' from his Star Wars lunch pail .... I use a thermos when I take a trip to carry hot water so I can make some tea .... love the blog !! I agree with the morning exercise routine ... works the same for me .... Roc

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Off I went....

Thursday, March 01, 2012

The morning was pretty mild because the wind had toned down to a stiff breeze. By the time I had all the animals fed, watered and cleaned up after it was edging it's way to the mid 40's. I walked to the mailbox to post some letters. I felt energized and just kept on walking.

I did a quick mile since I had a long, training walk yesterday. I concentrated on my posture and tried to add a little zip to my steps.

This unplanned walk was great. I didn't have my usual morning hunger. When I did get to lunch I was very satisfied with my portions. I didn't have a need for an afternoon nap, either. If you're familiar with fibro you know what a miracle this is.

I wasn't in the house long when I heard the wind begin to howl. The temp dropped into the low 30's and before I knew it the snow was being blown sideways from the north (it had been a southern breeze).

Sometimes impulses pay off!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/2/2012 8:52AM

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DANCINCAJUN1 3/1/2012 9:27PM

    sometimes we just have that "gut" feeling ... paid off for you BIG TIME !! great ! Roc

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Goodbye February, Hello March

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My emoticon s were met for February! I have to admit, though, the line dancing just didn't go so well. I attempted but decided I need to learn with other left-footers. So, another time.

I am halfway to my 5 mile goal for the March of Dimes walk. I was elated today to do 2 1/2 miles in 50 minutes. emoticon

emoticon Leap Day is fun so far!

March Goals: Say goodbye to at least 5 more pounds. Walk my virtual 3k at the end of the month. Continue with great eating and tracking. Continue learning about nutrition and make more small changes as I do so.

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DANCINCAJUN1 2/29/2012 6:11PM

    congrats on meeting your goals ..... gonna miss my line dancing class in the morning .... just don't want any of my silver sneaker friends to catch what I've had .... so hope to boogey around the house !! Roc

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