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Monday, September 08, 2014

Hey everyone,

Every time I get the motivation to post a new blog entry.. it's because 1. I've done something good recently, 2. I've done something that I REALLY want to share, or 3. I'm just lookign for a place to write down my goals so I can go back and review them later... Of course, I think it's awesome if I motviate someone in the meanwhile but life has been so busy for me I can't see how I would be a motivation. :)

So, for now I'm working on motivating myself!

By now you guys know about my ankles. Well, I hate being sedentary... it makes me sluggish and feel depressed and have lower self-worth. That may be somewhat of an exaggeration but truthfullu, exercise is one of my few pastimes that not only gives me a hobby but leaves me feeling MUCH better than I started.

I work about 80 hours a week (sometimes not including all the paperwork I have to do). I decided this weekend to consciously make time to develop some other areas in my life besides work. I give my life to help others ... but when it's MY time... I want to be able to enjoy it.

SO, I am going to use the Rosetta Stone tapes I bought, exercise on my spin bike -until my ankle is strong enough to withstand running/walking again, eat well (cook and skip fast food), and just... give myself a break (not from work but from expecting perfection.)

Life is a work in progress. I'm trying to do better.

Thanks for reading! Go ROCK this Monday!

I did a 30 min morning workout today. I'm proud! (PS: I did not proof read. Just free writing. Forgive my errors)

  
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SUGAR0814 9/8/2014 10:48PM

    I totally agree with you! MY time should be enjoyed & it should truly be MY time! emoticon

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KALEWINE 9/8/2014 10:24PM

    You definitely need to take time for yourself and make yourself a priority. It's so good that you realize that and are making an effort to do just that.

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VIAFREE 9/8/2014 8:37PM

    Thank you for this blog it helped my a great deal . We do pressure ourselves way too much and give all we have to others but then we are stingy with ourselves. Take your "me" time back and enjoy it you deserve it.
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Shel

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SHERRYSHELL2 9/8/2014 7:58PM

    Good for you!! We have to keep in mind that we must take care of ourselves before we can take care of others.

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NELLIEC 9/8/2014 3:41PM

    Certainly it is good to give yourself a break from expecting perfection. That has always been a problem for me, too.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 9/8/2014 2:00PM

    I think it's great for you to make time for yourself! Rosetta Stone sounds awesome. I've been doing duolingo but I think I might need to take the step to learn more with R.S.!

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Jiggle Free July: Day 29

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hey everyone!

My birthday was almost a week ago and I am 29 now! I got my boot off for my birthday so I have been exercising more and I'm happy to be free.

I did 18,129 step yesterday and I completed my FIRST real jog/run since breaking my ankles in May.

I need to work on my endurance again but It felt good to have the wind passing me by. I took my two doggies with me and the puppy did OK. She has a lot of energy to burn but it mostly comes in short spurts of energy.

I'm planning to run 3-4 days a week for now and walk on the other days. I planned to join my job/college's gym because it's only 8 dollars a week! So, I will do that on August 1 and alternate the elliptical/arc trainer on my non running days.

I'm hoping my new found freedom (from my braces and boots) will allow me to be active again. Not that I ever stopped begin active. But, I love the endorphin rush and I'm SO happy to be able to move (cautiously) again.

  
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SUGAR0814 7/30/2014 12:19AM

    Great job on your workouts!! emoticon and $8 a week is a great deal at a gym.

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FITGIRL15 7/29/2014 10:44AM

    $8.00 a week! That's like $2.00 a workout (if uoi go 4 times :) ! Nice!

Take it easy on yourself and get back to it gently! Breaking both ankles can't be easy on the body to recover from!!! WOW! What did you do to break them BOTH?

Make sure you are taking your calcium suppliments :) Build those bones back stronger then ever! XOXOX

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Jiggle Free July: Day 22

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

So according to my work scale (you know... the analog kind. I mean the one that you move the big block over to 50-100-150-200, etc. ) I have lost 9.25 pounds sicne 7/5 or something. That's with clothes on obviously... I'm guessing it's accurate because those scales don't really vary in terms of weight.

so WOOO HOOO to me!

and I walked an average of 86,421 steps last week... and the boot is coming off this weekend!! so wooohoooooo to me!!!

Oh AND my birthday is tomorrow! Today is my LAST day of 28.

  
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KALEWINE 7/23/2014 2:18PM

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Great progress, lady!

Kay

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KRISTA987 7/22/2014 8:47PM

    Woo Hoo! Great Job!

& Have a Great Birthday!

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NELLIEC 7/22/2014 4:01PM

    Congratulations!!! And emoticon

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FITGIRL15 7/22/2014 1:38PM

    You must be feeling great! 9.25 pounds is a wonderful weight loss!!!

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SIOL55 7/22/2014 10:37AM

  Good for you! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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EFKLUTZ 7/22/2014 10:07AM

    Woo Hoo Indeed!!! Congratulations and what a great Birthday present to yourself! Happy Birthday!

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ELRIDDICK 7/22/2014 9:37AM

  Thanks for sharing

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JiggleFreeJuly: Part 1: DAY 10

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I just make up random things that make me happy - and then I name my challenges after it. haha

WEll, just a quick update. I now walk to work. I pulled a muscle in my back 2 weeks ago and it has been a slow go of healing. Note to self... do NOT lift heavy boxes when your balance is already off because of your recently broken and finally healing ankles.

Ok.

Lesson learned.

BUT, it has now been 9 weeks post breaking of ankles. Doc says I should wear boot 3 more weeks but now I can start back exercising! yay!

You guys just don't know how lazy I've felt. and the less I exercise the worst my mood gets AND the older I feel haha. So, it's better for EVERYONE that I've started back on my endorphin rush. I'm on Day... 10? Of my (6 month) challenge. I will plan 2 different 3 month challenges to break up the monotony. Also, each month will have some different silly name... just to keep it interesting.

This is my Jiggle Free July. I still jiggle though. Let's be honest... my hips and thighs will ALWAYS jiggle... I hope. At least a little. but not so much that there will be an earthquake/tsunami wave in my skirt 3 seconds after I've stopped moving. That makes for an awkwardly broken silence when you're in a crowd. hahahaha! Also, I am hoping to keep some curves but finally get rid of the "musical thighs" as I've coined them. My jeans probably would like a break as well. My left and right thigh are getting WAAAY too friendly. emoticon emoticon emoticon

This week so far, I think I've gotten more than 10,000 steps each day. Up to 16,000 on Tuesday. I did bedtime strength routines to slowly increase strength in my lower back... trying to fool it into leading me alone and taking the pain with it! So each day... I do a few crunches, some modified leg lifts, yoga for back pain... and ibuprofen/ muscle relaxer and prayer.

I can't take much more pain. Luckily I feel that all of these ailments caused me to sloe down a bit but ultimately they taught me not to take my usual GOOD HEALTH for granted.


I am claiming VICTORY and healing over my body. I deserve to be pain-free or darn near close to it! I deserve strong toned muscles that help my body function as it should. And so, I am going to WORK for those things.

I've never been afraid of a little hard work... and now I MUST go to bed. Getting up early tomorrow for an am walk with my pups and then walking to work. I WILL reach my goal in the next 6 months and I can't WAIT to share my progress!


This "lose weight" thing is getting old and I'm tired of walking around the same mountain. 2015 shall be MAINTENANCE! [ If I don't claim it... who will!?]


I've missed you Sparkies... hope you still remember me and don't mind my frequent bloggies

  
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FITGIRL15 7/14/2014 11:39AM

    Making little changes add up! Keep pushing forward!

Remember, your metabolism naturally slows down over time, don't forget to factor that in!!

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PRETTYPITHY 7/10/2014 12:57PM

    Great attitude -- you are handling your challenges with aplomb.

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EFKLUTZ 7/10/2014 11:04AM

    I loved your post - you are so funny and have a great attitude. I also have/had heavy thunder thighs. I have slowly (like over a year) gotten my hips down from 45in to below 40 in. I haven't measured my thighs but I know I can fit into pants that I couldn't fit into before. So I know I've made progress - I still have some work to do...the rest of my body has responded nicely to all the strength training. Hey, I just started eating Paleo/Primal and from what I'm reading/seeing on the internet/youtube, this might be what I need to do to get the last few inches off my hips and legs. You might want to check it out. But you have to like meat - which I do so it is not a problem for me. Keep up the great work and great attitude! You will get there.

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Good Morning!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Woke up and got my morning workout in! :-D Walked around the block and parking lot a few times to work up a sweat with the doggy and puppy. AND I had some fruit and got my stretches and back exercises in.

Off to a great start!!! GMIH - Jiggle Free July!

On my way back to fitness and health. ;-) This is going to be a GREAT challenge!

  
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SOVERYJESSICA 7/8/2014 2:49PM

    emoticon I love the idea of a Jiggle Free July! Too funny!

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FITGIRL15 7/8/2014 1:01PM

    Nice job!

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SOON2BSMALL1313 7/8/2014 11:05AM

    GREAT JOB!

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