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Friday, May 10, 2013

I haven't written a blog in a while. Life has been going on as usual. The last blog post I wrote was about WATP and how much I enjoy it. emoticon
Well.....I've had very limited use of a car for the last week, and that will continue indefinitely. So, I've had to walk my son to school every day. Normally, the drive takes under 3 minutes. Really, turn on the car radio, listen to 1 song and we're there. emoticon

That 3 minute drive has turned into a 20 min walk to school and 15 min walk home(it's goes just a little faster once I drop my son off). Only to turn around and do it again in the afternoon.
I got curious, so I Googled the distance 1 way. It's .69mi. Let's do the math. .69x4=2.76mi. That's almost 3 miles a day! emoticon

The BIG pluses: Quality time with my son, fresh air and a workout I know I can do. The ONLY minus: Muscle soreness. It only lasted a couple days, but who knew I could hurt like that, just from walking. emoticon

The lessons in this experience for me, so far, are 1) Exercise is good. 2) Just keep going, you'll eventually get where you're trying to go. And 3) Life circumstance is a great way to get motivated.

I've gotta' go now.....off to walk my son to school. emoticon

  


Just Keep Going

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I've found an exercise program that I really enjoy doing. It happens to be Leslie Sansone(WATP).
And even though I've been feeling pretty under the weather for about 10 days now, I've managed to exercise and drink my water most days. But, I didn't exercise for 2 days straight, because I really felt like garbage.

I was sitting at home today, thinking that I really wanted to do my walk. So, I turned the video on and saw the 30 minute timer start to tick down. I was fine....for about 10 minutes, then I hit a wall. I had to tell myself, MANY MANY times, to just keep going. It was hard, but I did it. I'm proud of myself for making it through the full 2 miles and refusing to give up. I realize I'm more determined and stronger than I give myself credit for.

If I ever feel like saying "I don't want to exercise today" I'm gonna' remember this day as the one when I was able to just keep going.

  
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REVSERENA 3/8/2013 8:27AM

    You CAN do it! Good for you!

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LILSHINE 1/28/2013 1:03PM

    That's really great. One thing I learned about WATP is that I got bored because I'm listening to her and the music. So I would put on my Ipod which help tremendously!! Keep at it and I'm sure you'll be able to muscle through those 2 miles easily

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Really Excited

Monday, January 31, 2011

I posted a blog entry a few weeks ago in which I was pretty down. I recently lost my job, but it must have been for a purpose, because my whole family is functioning much better and we all seem to be in a happier head space. That said........... I'm 35 today and feeling great. My sweetheart of a husband, bought me Zumba for the Wii. This game has shown me that I do indeed have 2 left feet emoticon, but it's so much fun that it really doesn't matter. And being all sweaty after 20-30 minutes of dancing...sometimes off beat and sometimes making it up as I go emoticon leaves me feeling phenomenal. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. Things are definitely looking up and I believe they'll only get better from here. emoticon

  
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REVSERENA 2/6/2011 10:27PM

    The Wii is fun. Happy Birthday! emoticon

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LDY_ALI_79 1/31/2011 12:34PM

    emoticon It's always a pleasure when things are absolutely great! I took a zumba class at my gym & I seriously have two left feet!! emoticon..


BTW thanks for the blog comments! Take care~

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Trying to Find....or maybe......Recover My Motivation

Friday, January 07, 2011

I've only done one other blog post since joining SP almost 2 years ago. That was of my wedding photos. I've been married a year now and I'm very happy with married life. I would like a different job....but that will come in time. Unfortunately, not much has changed physically for me. I've been trying to find the motivation that I used to have to exercise everyday, but it doesn't come easy now that I'm working full time. I want to get back to the point that I was at over a year ago. I was exercising faithfully, drinking enough water to drown a small village, watching my portions and feeling rested. Now all of that seems to have changed, except for the H2O intake. I still drink water faithfully. But the only exercise I get is the 26 total minutes of walking I do per day to and from my car to the train, and the train to my job and back. I work as a front desk receptionist at a medical practice, so I sit ALL DAY LONG. Portions are questionable and sleep is hard to come by. I average about 5 hrs per night....not enough......and feel tired most of the time. There's quite a bit of irony in that statement because I work at a sleep disorders center. We treat people like me...who are tired all the time. I know that I'll feel differently once I start to get physically active again. It's just hard to find the time. I also know that all the habits that I've learned from SP are excellent. I just need to put them back into practice. I really want to set an example, for my family, about what a healthy lifestyle feels like.

I also need to get back on the ball again because I'm turning 35 in a few weeks and it won't be easy to achieve the body that I want. I don't necessarily want a 6 pack, but a few less back rolls and front rolls would be nice. I don't need to have fitness model legs, but a little less jiggle, when I walk, would be wonderful. And let's not forget the arms. I've had bat wings for far too long now. My arms don't have to be super muscular, but I'd like if my triceps stopped waving at people the same time I do. I'm trying to maintain a sense of humor about how I'm feeling right now. But it's not easy. I know what I need to do.....and how good I'll feel once I start. But I just can't seem to get going.
Any assistance/encouragement that everyone here, in our SP family, can offer is greatly appreciated. And I will do the same in return.



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REVSERENA 2/6/2011 10:33PM

    I'm trying to get myself going too. It's all about building momentum in the right direction. Once I start to see some progress, it is easier to keep going. I'm going to try to set very little goals at first. 10 minutes of exercise. I'm pretty sure that once I'm actually doing it, I'll find a way to keep going.

Blessings and best wishes coming your way!

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LYNNYLOUWHO 1/7/2011 8:37PM

    Hi
Just the fact that you haves voiced your concern shows that you are heading in the right direction. I get really tired too and I think that moves our motivation to the bottom and makes us feel bad about ourselves. Look at the beauty that you have and instead of saying it is bad, just accept and convince that you will be better. The job you do during the day is awesome!!! You help so many people, that takes alot out of a person..so hang in there. We are all in this together. Heck, I wish I could keep my H2O goal like you. I am old and it sends me to the bathroom waaaaay too often (tee hee).

Keep positive and keep smiling!! emoticon emoticon

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Wedding Photos

Saturday, January 09, 2010

I'm so happy to finally have photos back....I just wanted to share. I was SOOOOOO happy that day. It was really beautiful.....even with the 12+" of snow that had fallen.

  
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JUSTJEWEL32 9/29/2010 3:00PM

    Beautiful photos... you guys look so happy!! Many Blessings!!!

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HIBBLER22 1/11/2010 9:29PM

  Nice photos...Im loving the dress! Im glad your happy!

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REVSERENA 1/11/2010 9:37AM

    You both look so happy. I can't believe you were smiling while standing in the snow in a sleeveless dress! You must have been glowing with happiness to manage that!

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SHAYLADU 1/10/2010 3:15PM

    YOU LOOKED AMAZING! CONGRATS

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GOGOMYA 1/10/2010 10:09AM

    What a beautiful dress and a beautiful bride. Congratulations on your wedding! You two make a great couple!

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TEACHINKIDS2 1/10/2010 12:33AM

    Awww beautiful pics indeed! Both of you are glowing happiness!
Congrats again :)

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LILSHINE 1/9/2010 8:12PM

    Beautiful bride and groom. Congratulations

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DONGR8NCHARNC 1/9/2010 6:49PM

    You look beautiful; and both of you look so happy! Best to all of you in your new life!!

Denise
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PS You are really working that dress (LOL)!!!

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WANNARUN09 1/9/2010 4:02PM

  You look beautiful and so does the snow. Congrats!

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WANNARUN09 1/9/2010 4:02PM

  You look beautiful and so does the snow. Congrats!

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THEUPS1 1/9/2010 3:58PM

    Congratulations!! You look beautiful!! And so happy!!!

His,
Shari

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