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Getting Out the Door: A Slump

Sunday, October 12, 2014

One should NOT be so dogmatic when they make a comment that they are NEVER going to start over AGAIN EVER because here I am! I graduated in May 2014 went on a fantastic sailing adventure in Canada (as a reward for all of my hard work) my first time ever sailing. I've been two months now almost away from Sparking all together & by Sparking I mean by exercising or moving. I think that I'm in a depression because (I can make all kinds of excuses) but I'm having a hard time finding a job & I'm working a temporary job that has many demands but little monetary reward. So I feel like I could just sleep my life away.. or sit and look at a screen or book. But what I need most of all are those natural endorphin's from exercising. Getting out in the open air.. doing something that makes me feel alive! Depression is debilitating I need to get on top of it...

  
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CINDYAST 10/17/2014 8:20AM

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ECOAGE 10/14/2014 11:01PM

    Why think of it as starting over again? It's more like a continuation. After taking a wrong turn? Or after taking a short break?

Depression: Even if you don't "feel" like it ... take action and do what will make you feel alive ... get some fresh air and move.
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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 10/14/2014 10:38PM

    Let's start again!!! I am with you, need to find a way out of a downward spiral...

Glad you tried a cool experience ... sure you learned a lot. Happy to see you back

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BEFIT014 10/13/2014 1:31PM

    emoticon to SP! That's a BIG step in the right direction!

Just start by taking it slow & easy til you feel ready to 'go big'

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MADEINBRITAIN 10/13/2014 3:23AM

    I went for a brisk 5 mile walk along the seafront at Eastbourne yesterday and it was raining hard. Was strangely exhilarating though.
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NATPLUMMER 10/12/2014 7:49PM

    Getting out will definitely help. emoticon

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SEATTLESIMS 10/12/2014 6:22PM

    Yep, going for a walk (even in fall/winter weather) can do a lot to lift the spirits!! and adding exercise back into your routine little by little can add up fast!

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Dreams without Goals are just that 'only Dreams'

Sunday, July 27, 2014

OK Jane Wishing is not going to do it... I've heard that dreams are just that 'only dreams' unless you have goals to back up those dreams. Here I have the most wonderful tool in the world and I'm not using it and that is no one's fault but my own. I make excuses now.. It's true I haven't felt well but I think that it's weight gain that is much to blame for everything. That & not drinking enough water & not treating my bowels properly or myself right. It's hard to get older. 51 is not old but it can make one feel that way. Things aren't as easy.. things I took for granted before it's become obvious that I'm really going to have to work at hard.

I hope that everyone hasn't given up on me here.. If you had I wouldn't have blamed you..

I'm not starting over again although ever again.. this is it! Weighing in today at 162lbs

  
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HOBBESIS49 10/12/2014 12:13PM

    One should NOT be so dogmatic when they make a comment that they are NEVER going to start over AGAIN EVER because here I am!

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GABIBEAR 8/12/2014 2:24AM

    I didn't give up on you Jane! Glad you are backing up your dreams with goals!!! Have an awesome Tuesday!

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New Goals- How to walk the path?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

What motivates people enough to walk the path and stick to what they initially set out to do? I think that I have always suffered from depression and so running was my cure when I was younger (which became very addicting). But now since I'm at Master Runner's Age and my weight is way over and I'm out-of-shape what and how can I get this old carcass moving again gently enough that I don't hurt myself but with enough velocity that my spirits are up and that I feel like my life has purpose? I spent the last 2 and a half years in college and finally graduated this last month (which was one of my goals) but all during that time I only played with trying to get into shape. I was working full-time, trying to parent and do my studies.. considering I guess I did o.k. but it all has taken a heavy toll on my body. I walked today a very long way.. and it felt really really good to commune with nature. I am so hoping that I can get out EVERY SINGLE day and do something. I so wish to get this weight off!!! And to be able to run again..

  
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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 8/1/2014 10:31PM

    I am a runner and I know that I miss running when I don't do it... having said this, my mom tried running and it was not for her because she was at a point where she was hurting more than she would get benefit out of it... Now, she walks every day... and she is a fast walker!

Walking is great... especially in nature. What I like about it is what I get to see around... I carry a small camera and take pictures! That is a great way for me to look for the little things around and to appreciate the scenery...

Be patient... Happy August!

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SEATTLESIMS 7/8/2014 1:27PM

    You can do it.. slowly building up with walk/jogging. Take you time for both your healthy and mental outlook on it and take your time. Enjoy the time outside and make it a daily routine! And have FUN!
Strength training also goes a long way in helping us lose weight and be strong enough for running etc!


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MARGARITTM 7/8/2014 10:11AM

    Running is just waiting for you! Patiently waiting... Start slow and work up ..........I will see you at the finish line

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Finding Running & Myself

Friday, April 11, 2014


Welcoming changes to my life.. Finding a way to keep a balance with work and having a real life. Going back to school as an adult takes it from you.. I must find myself again after all the years of study, devotion and stress... I'm on my feet again running.. Slow but running. My son took this photo of me today as I was headed out for an evening run after work tonight. Thanx for your support..

  
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HOBBESIS49 4/12/2014 1:54PM

    Thank you my supportive Sparked Friends you really rock & I hope to be on your support team soon (after I'm done with my studies Thanx again everyone!).

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CHERYL_ANNE 4/12/2014 12:46PM

    WooHoo to the running gear shot!

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MBTEPP 4/11/2014 9:55PM

    Change is always exciting if you are asking for it. Enjoy the journey, as you have earned it. It will be a good stress in your life, and running will help put life in perspective.

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 4/11/2014 9:24PM

    I like your update!!! Your shirt too - a lucky one!!!
Change is often a good thing but the transition - even when it is welcome, anticipated and expected to lead to positive - can be stressful...
Running, even slow!!!, is a great way to get energized, especially if you are going outside - you will get vitamin D as a bonus!!!
Keep the big goal in mind... a few more days - you can do it!

Sending positive energy your way.
Julia

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1 Month Left Before I Graduate

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I will be a somewhat absent participant (as I have been these last few weeks but wanted to let you all know that I'm 'still' here behind the scenes.

Thinking of all of you & your positive sparks!

Keep up the good work.. I will return in full force AFTER I graduate!

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POCOPRESTO 4/9/2014 3:30AM

    Good luck Jane, you sound as if you're well on track! emoticon Not long to go now! emoticon xx

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MBTEPP 4/2/2014 6:41PM

    I am not sure how we lost connection, but you keep up the good work. It is exciting to come to the end of a journey, and more exciting to begin anew! Congratulations.

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CINDYAST 4/2/2014 4:41PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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SMITTY4RL 4/2/2014 8:24AM

    Congratulations in advance! So happy for you! emoticon

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144AUTUMN 4/2/2014 4:01AM

  You got this, keep up the good work!!

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MYAKAYAH 4/2/2014 2:22AM

    Keep going to do well with your studies! Its just a month until graduation~

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