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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Now some of you may read this and say, so what? I'm hoping others will know what I mean. Yesterday, for the first time since I have been on this journey, I got injured during working out. I rolled my ankle big time and fell hard to the floor. My foot and knee got messed up pretty bad. I limped to put ice on it and sat down for 20 minutes. The whole time I was sitting there I was thinking whether or not I could finish my workout. I checked and it wasn't swollen and I was able to put weight on it, hurting, but still able to, so I went back to the DVD and finished it. Not well, but finished it. This morning it still hurts, but not unbearable and I find myself thinking of what I can do today that won't aggravate it: upper body strength, core, stretching, video of sitting down exercises? Why am I telling you this? Because before I would have used this to a way to get out of exercising for yesterday, probably today, and then many more. Now I am figuring out how to exercise anyway? Major attitude change. I'm feeling like a warrior!

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BLITZEN40 7/15/2013 10:37PM

    Ouch! Feel better!

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BLUENOSE63 7/15/2013 7:25AM

  Hey girl

Well you know that I am no stranger to injury but believe me when I say this too will pass but take the time to let it heal....RICE

Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

Grab a good book and relax today.

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JACKIE542 7/13/2013 12:38PM

    Love the quote and your enthusiasm. I still want you to careful though. Spark has some great chair exercises. I did some and they are a great workout. Hope your foot and knee are better today. emoticon emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/13/2013 12:23PM

    emoticon I'm so very proud of you!!! I know what you mean. I remember when I made that same adjustment. Isn't it simply awesome? And you can hardly believe that it is YOU that is thinking these thoughts! Hope you found something good to do that made you feel like you had a good workout and didn't hurt too. Take good care of you ... I know you will!! You're doing GREAT!!!

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TRYINGHARD54 7/13/2013 7:14AM

    Just remember to take care of your body.... if your hurting, take time to heal...

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Summer Pleasure

Friday, July 12, 2013

I venture a guess when most people think of summer pleasures, they come with things like swimming, lemonade, BBQs, etc., but my favorite summer pleasure is reading. I teach first grade and one of my main goals is to show kids, not only HOW to read, but to ENJOY reading. I am passionate about this! The problem with that is I spend so much time during the school year "doing" for my kids and I fall asleep before finishing two pages! The summer is my catch-up time! I am not fussy about the books I read. Professional books, nonfiction, historical fiction, "mindless pleasure" books, doesn't matter. I realized this summer that I need this to put me into balance with my eating and exercise. In 2 weeks I start half-days of summer school, and I am already worried how to fit my pleasure reading in, but I will figure it out because I have learned here that there are many components to healthy living and for me, reading is one of them!

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KNYAGENYA 7/12/2013 11:32AM

    I love to read. I read while I am at the YMCA. I get to read and work out at the same time...win-win.

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BLITZEN40 7/12/2013 11:05AM

    I enjoy reading too. Trying to force myself to get through at least 5 classics this year... not my preferred genre, so I've only got two done so far. I always seemed to get sidetracked by the books I DO like! Hope you get to enjoy a few good books this summer!

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JACKIE542 7/12/2013 10:09AM

    I taught all of my children to read, and they love reading, I have a ton of books. Hope you get your reading time in. emoticon

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LOPEYP 7/12/2013 8:42AM

    I love to read too! I have about 20 authors that I love but am always searching for more.
Enjoy your time! emoticon

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FITFRIT 7/12/2013 8:20AM

    I had two first grade teachers this year and I adored both of them. I wish I could say the same about my own first grade teacher....then again I probably was not a joy to have around at that age given what was going on at my house. Kuddos to you for all the extra you do for the kids!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/12/2013 7:30AM

    My first grade teacher taught me to love reading. I'm forever grateful to her! I had the pleasure of giving the gift to my daughter. Thank you for sharing it with your children! Ohhhhh to get lost in a wonderful book!!! Such an adventure!

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Childlike Excitement!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I slept last night with the windows open and woke up to 61 degree weather. Perfect! Laid there listening to the birds and, because there was a breeze, the wind chimes. I checked my weather app and it said, while there was a slight chance of a thunderstorm later this afternoon, the humidity has lessened and it will be @71 today. I immediately began thinking back to my childhood when I used to jump out of bed and plead with my mother to go right outside, but she made us do our chores first. Boy, did we whiz through them! That's how I am feeling this morning. What is on my MUST list before I can go outside and play? Or the adult version of doing lesson plans for summer school and reading all the while sitting on my deck. I am so excited!

Ralph Waldo Emerson put it so eloquently!

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SWEETNEEY 7/12/2013 5:15AM

    Hope you had time to play/

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MOTHEPRO 7/11/2013 10:25AM

    Have a great day!

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JACKIE542 7/11/2013 10:18AM

    Sounds wonderful, have a great day. It cooled off here too. emoticon

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MISSYMOOSE71 7/11/2013 10:00AM

    Enjoy! emoticon

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GOLDLILIKOI 7/11/2013 9:40AM

  Enjoy your day. Wish we had that cool weather in Texas lol

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/11/2013 8:26AM

    Have a wonderful day!

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JUST_BRENDA 7/11/2013 8:11AM

    Enjoy the day!

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Wrong Choices, Right Choices

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I do not set out in my life to make wrong choices, but I do. That's life. I recently had a conversation in which I was mentioning the my husband and I were beginning to think about the next step in our lives. We thought we had it figured out, but there were some things that did not feel quite right, even though I wanted them to be! She said that she has run up against roadblocks at various times in her life and found out later why...because there was a better place to be. Wrong choices can lead to right choices. I have never thought this way before. Instead of beating myself up for my wrong choices, focus instead on what I learned from them. After all, my huge amount of wrong choices led me to right choice of being here with you! emoticon emoticon

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BLITZEN40 7/10/2013 1:37PM

    There's a learning opportunity in every wrong choice. If we choose to take the lesson from it going forward then we can start making right choices. They say life is from B - D, Birth to Death, but what comes between B and D and fills our entire life? C. Choices! Here's to making the best ones we can every day! emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/10/2013 12:57PM

    What a beautiful turn around! Keep up the GREAT work!

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JACKIE542 7/10/2013 10:42AM

    I agree, wrong choices can bring us to where we really need to be. emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 7/10/2013 9:55AM

  Sometimes it comes down to process of elimination.

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SUELOUJULY2013 7/10/2013 9:51AM

  Nice, honest reflection. Thank you. Susan

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PROPMAN1 7/10/2013 9:49AM

  What insight! You could beat yourself up about the 'wrong' choices but....what would be gained? ALL things happen for a reason. emoticon

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NOTANINJA 7/10/2013 9:43AM

    emoticon Really great way to look at things.

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MEGAMOM134 7/10/2013 9:43AM

    Great insight.

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SPATTEN2001 7/10/2013 9:41AM

    I totally agree .... you cannot spend time beating yourself up over choices you have made ... all choices are for a reason!!!

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Quitting. Not!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

#1 reason why it is important to have written down your goals. Too easy to forget them during all the hard work!

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CANDOK1260 7/10/2013 5:43AM

    good advice
A special diet

This is a specially formulated diet designed to help WOMEN cope with the stress that builds during the day.

1 Grapefruit
1 slice whole-wheat toast
1 cup skim milk

1 small portion lean, steamed chicken with a cup of spinach
1 cup herbal tea
1 Tim Tam

The rest of the Tim Tams from the packet
1 tub of Gino Ginelli ice cream with chocolate topping

4 bottles of wine (red or white)
2 loaves garlic bread
1 family size Supreme pizza
3 snickers bars

1 whole Woolworth's cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer)

"stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts"

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SWEETNEEY 7/10/2013 5:39AM

    For Real.

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MARYALICE61 7/9/2013 10:36PM

    Awesome reminder - thank YOU!

Have a blessed day!

Mary Alice

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FITFULLIFE 7/9/2013 6:53PM


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111BUTTERFLY111 7/9/2013 4:17PM


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MOTHEPRO 7/9/2013 3:05PM

    So true!

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JACKIE542 7/9/2013 10:32AM


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BUSYGRANNY5 7/9/2013 10:30AM

    Great reminder! Thanks for sharing!

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