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Exercise - Becoming a Habit?

Friday, May 31, 2013

The last few days I have been wondering is exercise is becoming a habit for me. Not that I am doing anything too strenuous, but since I got my Fitbit, I am compelled to try to get my 10,000 steps in. I am so glad I am a teacher because I go home with 4500-5000 steps under my belt on an average day. I actually looked forward to beginning to walk home yesterday when my husband was late picking me up. The downside was that I had to drive back to school to get my bag! I started exercising last night and wasn't done when I got interrupted. I went back and finished up at 9 p.m. This was previously unheard of, so I am hoping... No where near being at a wonderful place, as far as food goes, but I will take this. I'm crossing my fingers!

  
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JACKIE542 5/31/2013 11:59PM

    Really good to make exercise a habit, you got interrupted and went back to finish, that is great. Took me awhile but I love to exercise everyday, especially since I found exercises that I love. Riding my bike is my favorite. emoticon

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BLITZEN40 5/31/2013 10:03PM

    Having little ones in your charge does keep you on your toes! There will be no sitting around if you are a K-3 teacher! That's one of the reasons I miss having little ones at home as a mom...it keeps you in shape! emoticon

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SAM_FIT_2014 5/31/2013 12:24PM

    Great Job! My Fitbit helps me too!! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/31/2013 9:21AM

    Keep on keeping on... you've got this!!!

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SWEETNEEY 5/31/2013 8:20AM

    Yes, that Fitbit does motivate. I remember when I 1st got the fitbit and I'd leave it at home, there was a complusion to drive home and get it. Then I'd check myself and say, because FitBit doesn't know that you did steps doesn't mean that your body doesn't know and the body is the important pedometer. But I am now in the habit of wearing the fitbit - it's part of the daily dressing - like deodorant.

Keep up the Good Work - mentally and physically.

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GLUECIPHER 5/31/2013 7:13AM

    Im hooked as well. Just have to do it even on days when you dont feel like it.

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SANDYCRANE 5/31/2013 6:51AM

    I am hooked on exercise and I never thought I would be in this place. Often I find myself thinking of what I want to do for the next days workout. I do know one thing and that it has to happen in the morning or else I will not do it. Congratulations on the new you.

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/31/2013 6:47AM

    emoticon For me, exercise really has been addictive. And, I really would have told you that it would NEVER be, not for ME! Anything is possible!!

Have a wonderful day!!

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Today and Tomorrow

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Some of my hydrangeas have buds! There are even some on the back of my house that I have had there for years, but have never bloomed. I love hydrangeas. If I had more space (and my husband would let me) I would have them everywhere. Where I live they are very slow-growing, but now I reap the rewards. Be patient, I keep telling myself. Hydrangeas are a good lesson for me. What I am doing today may not result in immediate success, but in tomorrow's!

  
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BLITZEN40 5/31/2013 9:56PM

    Hydrangeas are lovely. Enjoy those blooms when they arrive!

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KIMPY225 5/31/2013 11:57AM

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SWEETNEEY 5/30/2013 9:39PM

    The flowers are lovely and like life beautiful if you take it slow. emoticon

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JACKIE542 5/30/2013 8:58PM

    I love hydrangeas too, if fact they are blooming right now in my yard a beautiful pink one and a white one called blushing bride. I posted pictures on my page, wish I had more.
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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/30/2013 8:37PM

    Every day is it's own miracle!

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Strength and Temptation

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ate well all day! Didn't want to exercise, but talked myself into it. Patting myself on the back, but then the chocolate mini bars in the cupboard started calling me. Just one...should have known better, that has never happened! Strength will return today!
I'm not really rejoicing, but I am accepting and will keep trying not to be mindless about my health.

  
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CANDOK1260 5/30/2013 1:02PM

    yes emoticon it not about being perfect it about being good 85 % of the time

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JACKIE542 5/29/2013 11:00AM

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LOPEYP 5/29/2013 8:50AM

    Great job exercising today! It's amazing how easily we can talk ourselves out of things but how difficult it is to talk ourselves into them. emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 5/29/2013 6:02AM

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/29/2013 5:29AM

    emoticon Praying for you to have a STRONG day today! I got rid of the Craisins at my house. Can't live with 'em right now, so out they go! Has to happen sometimes for me. It's just the way it is.

Have a most blessed day!

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PATSYB7 5/29/2013 5:08AM

    Being mindful is key--keep up the good work! You're worth it!
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Exercise Pride

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Today was a difficult one to motivate myself to exercise. I have had a streak going and I was ready to break it, reasoning that I hadn't taken a day off. I started thinking about it and realized that I would end up feeling bad that I didn't, so I got out a Wii game and worked out for 40 minutes. I was so proud of myself! I have to remember that feeling because I think I am going to be pretty unmotivated until school is out until the end of June?

  
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LOPEYP 5/28/2013 9:38PM

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JACKIE542 5/28/2013 9:24PM

    Good for you for motivating yourself, great job. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! emoticon emoticon

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GWTRIKER 5/28/2013 8:37PM

    Glad you made the right choice for yourself. Also, thanks for sharing the quote--it is a great one.

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/28/2013 8:35PM

    emoticon I'm so happy for you!!! You made a wonderful choice for yourself!!

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Gratitude - Part 3: Strength, Beauty, Wisdom

Monday, May 27, 2013


Since I had already blogged about gratitude for our soldiers and husband, I knew I was going to use gratitude for my SparkFriends. I have been on the amazing journey for about 7 weeks and have never felt more support and encouragement. Can it get any better? I have surrounded myself with people like me with the same goal of getting healthy.

This morning a SparkFriend's page got me thinking. Although I have seen a reference to this particular message, it didn't resonate with me until this morning. When something breaks, fill the cracks with gold. (I'm really paraphrasing here.). Something that was broken then becomes more beautiful.

This led me to think of the refiner's fire that is mentioned in the Bible. I remember this fascinating me as a child. Fire destroys. As I understand it, the refiner's fire makes one stronger. I am working hard to become not only stronger in my body, but in my mind and determination, as well.

Wisdom came when I recognized that I was not on a good path, or rather I was on a good path, but very half-heartedly. It was for the wrong reasons. The doctor's numbers had told me so or I simply wanted to lose weight. This journey is so much more than that. You have taught me things I never would have thought of myself and I am very grateful.

Happy and healthy Memorial Day! Hugs to all of you! emoticon

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PAMELASHAE 5/27/2013 9:27PM

    I've just started getting serious again about losing weight and you are so right-the journey is about so much more than just weight loss. Thank you for sharing this!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 5/27/2013 3:01PM

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/27/2013 11:13AM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!

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JACKIE542 5/27/2013 10:22AM

    I love your quote for today.
Spark friends are the best, aren't they? Always here to offer support and encouragement.
Have a great Memorial Day, and keep on sparking. emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/27/2013 8:30AM

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/27/2013 8:10AM

    We learn in so many ways! Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I love learning from others!! emoticon

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