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Not As Active As I Had Planned

Friday, February 10, 2012

So what else is new? I got home very late from work yesterday and back at the desk early this morning.

After supper I got outdoors and walked for about 15 minutes. Not bad considering it is raining yet again.

I plan on attending the Sunday morning Total Body Workout again this weekend.

We will see how the rest of the week pans out...

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PEPPYPATTI 2/10/2012 12:47AM

    Good luck to you with your plans!

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Total Body Workout This Morning

Sunday, February 05, 2012

My co-worker invited me to workout with her at a rec centre. There were about 25 ladies involved in the total body conditioning class.
I really enjoyed it even though I probably haven't worked out that intensely in five years.
The class used a balance ball, medium hand weights, light weights, a mat and an aerobic step. I had used all equipment before but it was very good to have such a detail-aware leader paying attention to our form.

The music was appropriate, the temperature was excellent and there was a drinking fountain in the room.

I was pleased that the warm up was long enough to help these older muscles. The activity was totally challenging to me and the cool down was long enough that I do not feel stiff at all.

When I got home, a neighbour wanted to go for a walk, so I got out for some sunshine and more exercise.

Yipee- this is the direction that I want to go!!!

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IUHRYTR 2/6/2012 9:47PM

    All of that and a hot shower should help you have a good sleep tonight. -- Lou

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L*I*T*A* 2/5/2012 9:23PM

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So Much For Being Accountable

Saturday, February 04, 2012

It isn't working for me.

I started the second day drinking my water, watching my portions and going for a mini walk during my half hour lunch.

When I got home, I had a neighbour visit and she was so close to tears that all my plans for a workout went right out the window.

We spent the next two hours "entertaining" my girlfriend who has been recently bereaved. She can't eat these days and she didn't want to go for a walk in the dark.
By the time she left, we were all exhausted.

I know there is no sense in me working out just before bedtime... so maybe I am being accountable for what went on. I'm just not following my own expectations.

Sometimes Life gets in the way of making progress.

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EGRAMMY 2/5/2012 11:38AM

    Reaching out to others is so much a part of The Spark. emoticon

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    i remember a sign once that had to do with doing all the chores but the time spent with the children was more precious. i think this is the same for your friend, the walk/workout would have been good but the time with your friend cant be replaced. rest well and there is always time to try again for that walk/workout. even if it is only ten min it should mean something.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/4/2012 8:58PM

    So glad that you were able to be there for your friend. You know you are succeeding when you don't let life get in your way and throw you for a loop...you roll with the punches and continue doing what is necessary.
You are doing a great job!!!

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PATRISNA 2/4/2012 6:24PM

    Your friend needed you and tomorrow is another day as Scarlet said. You are still doing something and making changes. A lot of us have been struggling.

I am still on emoticon every day.


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IUHRYTR 2/4/2012 5:48PM

    Maybe before bed that day was what would have energized you a bit and helped shake off the emotional exhaustion. Your friend likely appreciates the time you gave her. -- Lou

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    It was a better choice to look after you friend. Its just a workout.

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SHEILA-45 2/4/2012 3:25PM

    Life happens, don't beat yourself up about it. Tomorrow is another day to begin again. This program is all about going slow to be successful. Unfortunately, I've been going slow for far too long and need to get back in the swing of things. Thx for the message and the inspiration~ emoticon

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Day One of a Fresh Start

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Today I have upped my water intake. I managed to drink five glasses of water over the day. I think I can gag one more down before bedtime.

I went for a walk during my lunch break. We usually get about 20 away from the store.

I tied on my coin belt and shimmied with a Youtube video and did my belly dance activity for 27 minutes.

I have a long way to go, but just knowing that I wanted to have something to write here tonight, kept me in line and motivated.

I am trying to be accountable for the month of February.

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PATRISNA 2/4/2012 6:21PM

    You are making a fresh start remember every day is emoticon


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Good for you! I'm proud of you, dear friend!

Try some lemon or lime or a slice of cucumber in your water to help get it down--I use some mint if I have it sometimes too! :)

You can do it! I know you can!

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I Need to Be More Accountable-- Thanks, Nancy!

Monday, January 30, 2012

I do not move around very much. I have a sit-down job 8 hours a day. I rarely leave the store at lunch as clients pop in and need some assistance. (Excuse)
I get home and eat dinner and then go to the computer... Does this sound familiar?

February is just around the corner and I have zero goals. Do I want to keep buying bigger and bigger clothes? NO I DO NOT, but that is what I have been doing for 6 months.

I am a pathetic leader. I could blame my congested sinuses as my downfall since Christmas but I know I have been taking some time off; it has little to do with being sick and tired.

Folks, this gospelclown needs to kick it up a notch or three and my Spark friend Nancy has put this idea in my head. I must log my activity minutes for the month of February and I will blog once a day for 29 days.

OK, here goes....

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GOSPELCLOWN 1/31/2012 10:50AM

    It is one more day until February. I don't have any firm plans of attack, but I have to do more activity than I did yesterday... I walked from the car into work and back again.

At home, I got some sewing done. I know, I know, my hobbies are sedate.

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CHIEF_GEEK 1/30/2012 11:03AM

    I'm sorry, I had to laugh with a picture of a clown next to the Blog Title "I Need to Be More Accountable".

Good luck on your goal setting for Feb!

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