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Setting Goals: 3 month window

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The air is crisp. The green leaves on a tree in my backyard have started to turn red... and that means, summer is gone. Autumn is here. 2012 has gone by pretty quickly in my mind. Maybe it's because residency keeps me busy. Either way, if you have any goals you'd like to reach before 2013 hits... the time to get serious is NOW.

I took some time this weekend to recuperate. I decided to be a bit introspective and write down what was important to me. I try to do this regularly because it is so easy to let the busy-ness of life consume you and you look up and 5 months have passed and you have not accomplished what you set out to accomplish. And, it doesn't really matter how passionate you were about it. You have to MAKE and KEEP it a priority.

Have you taken the time re-examine your goals and make them plain? Have you tried to realistically decide what you could accomplish in the remaining 3.5 months of 2012?

I've made personal, business, and fitness goals for the next 3 months. I made about 2 for each category and some overlap. :)

Here's to the rest of the year!!! I don't want to bring in 2013 conquering the SAME giants I tried to battle in 2012.

Now, LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GONABFIT 10/1/2012 10:38PM

    WHOO HOOOO We can do it ladies!!!

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FITGIRL15 9/27/2012 11:14AM

    Love it! I too need to write down some of my lofty goals... it's a great way to keep them first and foremost in your mind!

You can do this! Make the last 3 months of 2012 amazing ones!!!

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123ELAINE456 9/16/2012 9:41PM

  Awesome!!! KEEP PUSHING!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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BABY_GIRL69 9/16/2012 7:07PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless, Dee

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X5X52000 9/16/2012 4:52PM

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DESYACV2 9/16/2012 4:48PM

    great blog, emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 9/16/2012 3:51PM

    Thank you Sweetie, it helps me to get up and move emoticon

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    amen ! I needed this ... thanks for sharing !!


To see a change you must first MAKE a change !!!! emoticon

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Well, I was SOOO very sick this week. I could barely swallow and felt horrible most days. I haven't been that sick in a while. Even missed 2 days of work. Luckily I got another antibiotic and am starting to feel a little better! I walked on an incline on my treadmill on Thursday and that was great. Rested friday because I had no energy and was on backup call. This morning I did some yoga and that felt amazing!

So I'm taking it pretty easy and focusing on eating healthy foods within my limit and I'll increase the cardio when I can. I need to let my body heal... this has been a rough week.

Hope you all had a GREAT week. I'm gonna do my best to enjoy this beautiful weekend!
ETA: I got on the treadmill at 10 and walked for an hour. I walked not jogged but used an incline. I sat around most of the day and just wanted to be active. So I did. I feel great.

and now, bed time. Night yall!

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123ELAINE456 9/15/2012 8:35PM

  Yes listen to your body. Hope you are feeling much better by now. Tske it easy for a few days so the body can completely heal itself. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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NELLIEC 9/15/2012 3:35PM

    Yes, do let your body heal! After a sickness that drains you, the body needs recuperation time!

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GONABFIT 9/15/2012 2:36PM

    thank you!

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LHLADY517 9/15/2012 1:48PM

    Good for you for listening to your body. Take care of yourself and get better.

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The secret?

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

HMM.... so is this the secret?

Maybe this was the secret ALL ALONG. Do it whether you feel like doing it or not. I was watching the #DNC and decided that I could watch Bill Clinton JUST as well from my spin bike. Thanks to the DNC and my spin bike I burned 550 unexpected calories!

Just like that!


OH, and I stayed within my calories again today! :-) I'm on a role. GOing to focus more on my eating than workouts (because I know I love those and will get them in most days just for how they make me feel. I think the battle will be in my food choices.)

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GONABFIT 9/10/2012 12:09AM

    Thanks guys!

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TAFODIL24 9/9/2012 10:26PM

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MNNICE 9/6/2012 9:22PM

    Way to multi-task!!!

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123ELAINE456 9/6/2012 2:38PM

  Have fun on your exercise bike and watching TV. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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SUSANBEAMON 9/6/2012 12:38AM

  can't wait until i'm cleared to ride my exersizse bike again. until my hip heals, restrictions on how high I can bend the knee will be keeping me off it

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JIBBIE49 9/6/2012 12:15AM

    Oh, I do love Bill. emoticonVery intelligent man.
They are trying to make Obama out to be such a failed President yet I read this list the other day how the Republicans in the Congress have blocked every issue he has wanted to pass and how they have done it to get re-elected but it has hurt the American people so much these last 4 years. What a bunch of miserable people.

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GONABFIT 9/5/2012 11:49PM

    Yes YES~

Bill had me pedaling fast trying to hear every word. He was on a ROLL! ... and so was I! lol

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GRACIE4ONE 9/5/2012 11:48PM

    You go girl! And that Bill is smooth, isn't he? LOL

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PHD140 9/5/2012 11:43PM

    So TRUE!

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Experiment: Tired, sleepy, and don't want to work out.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Today was a GOOD day, If I do say so myself.

I slept ~ 8 hours woke up and decided to do a QUICK morning workout. I did 17 mins and burned 170 cals. Did 10 mins on treadmill 7 on the spin bike (in my home gym-that I love dearly) and then quickly showered and got ready for work.

At work, I saw lots of patients but remained in good spirits and energy. I had the mental wherewithal to remember tasks that needed to be done AND got them done on time. :) And EVEN finished my day at 5 pm... which is a rarity as a doctor in residency.

And then my experiment began. I had dance class at 6:30. I LOVE this dance class. The issue is, after work I am EXHAUSTED. No matter how great the day is, it takes a LOT of energy to go through the day and empathetically listen and solve the problems of others. A big part of me wanted to just skip dance. I mean, I had already done an am workout, and while brief... it was EFFECTIVE.

So, I openly challenged myself: Go to the dance class. Go eventhough you don't want to go (and eventhough you know you have an amazing time every time you go.) Go even while tired. Go while there is no place I'd rather be than in my BED. Just GO. Get it done and see how you feel. [ SN: I have to tell you I cheated a bit, I know for a fact that I ALWAYS feel better after working out] I wanted to prove to myself that I love working out so much that even on a horribly exhausting day when my bed is begging me to come home, I will still feel better and more full of energy after a workout.


MY EXPERIMENT WAS A SUCCESS! I absolutely am FULL OF ENERGY. My mind is clear. My stress from work is gone. I feel happy and hopeful. I still get to go to bed in 3 hours but now I may actually get something done instead of dragging about moping that work is gonna be here in the am before I know it. ;)

Note to self: Workout whether you want to or not. Workout because you KNOW you love it and you always feel better after you do. :)

BONUS: I burned 1325 calories... in ADDITION to my am cals! :-D

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GONABFIT 9/5/2012 11:52PM

    LOL!! Yep I'm one of "those"! lol but I still skip my morning workouts sometimes... and that's how I KNOW that it makes a big difference in my moods (for ME). Everyone is different but at the least I'm starting the day off with a few extra cals burned and potentially eaten!

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PHD140 9/5/2012 11:46PM

    I'm still resisting my morning workouts, but I finally understand all those annoying people (jk!) who kept saying things like "Just Do It!" and "You'll Never Regret A Workout"

Go you!

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/5/2012 11:03PM

  Isn't that amazing?

I do not know if i always works, but it is sure great when it does : ))

Congrad! emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 9/5/2012 2:41PM

    I had to "just do it" this morning, repeating that phrase before I started. Once I began, I had to chant, "I can do this." I tried to stop early, but my DH wouldn't let me. God bless my dear husband. I'm so glad I walked my full 2 miles. I feel terrific about it. I would have felt very bad if I had quit at 1 1/2 miles.

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TWNOMWE 9/5/2012 8:59AM

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123ELAINE456 9/5/2012 4:53AM

  This is the WAY TO GO!!! Keep Pushing. Glad you went to your Dance Class. God Bless
you and
Have a Wonderful Week. Have an Enjoyable Day today

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GRANDMA125212 9/4/2012 10:22PM

    Good for you. It is challenging to get through a long day and find time to workout, all those calories is such a reward too.

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LHLADY517 9/4/2012 9:09PM

    Good job

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NDTEACHER1 9/4/2012 9:08PM

    That's wonderful!

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BEFIT014 9/4/2012 8:50PM

    emoticonFANTASTIC!!! There's something to be said for those endorphins!

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JOANOFARCTIC 9/4/2012 8:37PM

    I've been doing the same experiment and having the same results :)


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Friday, August 24, 2012

So.. today is a FAT DAY for me.

I didn't realize it until a few hours ago. But I feel fat today... and I especially feel fat for tomorrow. lol. I know that makes no sense but basically I'm seeing an old friend tomorrow. And by old friend, I mean my college sweetheart who I haven't seen since 2007. TOM is here and I'm so bloated. I know if it was a week before or a week later I'd be feeling fine. I mean, I'm working out just about every day,Trying to eat better, drinking water and yet I realize... no matter how great I look tomorrow, I WON'T be the same size I was in college! :( I'm still at least 20 lbs heavier on a GOOD day and today is a BAD day. SIGH.

How is it that though I am trying every day, there still happen to be events when I'm feeling HUGE at the last minute. Oh well. I've got to make the best of it. Maybe I'll wake up feeling magically thinner tomorrow or at least less bloated. He's seen pictures of me and I feel like I look nice but I guess TOM has me feeling a bit off today.

OK. Just wanted to vent. LATER Sparkers!

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GONABFIT 9/4/2012 2:02PM

    Thank you all for the support. TOM= my time of the month . He is gone and im less bloated and emotional! The reunion was great and he was just as handsome as i remembered. He happened to think i looked amazing and had no complaints! :-)

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FITGIRL15 8/26/2012 1:50AM

    I have to laugh at how many people think your friend's name is TOM!
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Girl... if a person TRULY likes you, your weight should not matter! If he's a good quality man, he will like you for the way you make him feel!!!

Go on, be YOURSELF and show him how much FUN you are!!! Good Luck!!!

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123ELAINE456 8/25/2012 12:17PM

  Have a Great Reunion with your Friend Tom. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. This is the WAY TO GO!!!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/25/2012 10:49AM

    Wishing you a great reunion. Go confidently and focus on your areas of mutual interest -- even focus on him. I bet it will be great!! Know you have done a lot of good things for yourself and are getting healthier every day. Wear something you like and stay animated! You will look great, too!! Take care.

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SUNSET09 8/25/2012 5:45AM

  You must still like this guy and if the feelings are mutual, he'll like the new you as well. Don't forget, he's probably gained a few pounds and may be feeling some butterflies too. Show him the beauty inside and all wil be well in your world. We all have our days! Go get em, girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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READE2MOVE2012 8/25/2012 2:24AM

  Girl, as the young people say you are Phat!! My generation that meant fly, groovy man, hot.

You are more than the numbers on a scale.Project your other fine attributes. Tell Tom hello. emoticon

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APLUSGURL 8/25/2012 12:54AM

    Oh How I dearly hate TOM sometimes... ok ALL times! TOM will pass though, just remember that you are creating a better and healthier you! You are strong, gorgeous, and beautiful Doll! Just make sure that he HATES to see you go but he LOVES to watch you walk away babe! I hope you feel better soon and kick TOM to the curb! emoticon emoticon

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JOYCECAIN 8/24/2012 11:23PM

    Honey you look beautiful. Now, let us know what HE looks like. I am curious. But you, You Look GOOOOOOOOD!

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DRAGONCHILDE 8/24/2012 11:20PM

    When I have days like that, I really try to make healthier choices. I focus on eating TONS of veggies, and drinking lots of water... it helps counteract the feeling a bit, and leaves me feeling a bit better than if I overdosed on all the things I know will leave me even more bloated than I already do!

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