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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Well here's what I'm doing now!
Ok I bought a yoga mat. Not necessarily for Yoga, but I'm taking it to work and home to use while I do my strength exercises! I also bought a Walking for Weightloss to use at work and home. My thinking is that this will allow me to do my workouts at work and at home without having to try to fit a gym trip into my hectic day.

So I hope this works. I started it tonight and only got 10 minutes into and it was a WORK OUT!!!!!!! But I'll build up to it. It was great! My only thing is how to I put it in my tracker?

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HUSKY_HANK 10/2/2007 8:37AM

    That is a great idea. Keep us posted on how everything works out.

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I-Hop anyone?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Ok does anyone out in SP land have any idea how to get the nutritional information for a Manchaca (My fav I-Hope meal)? I did it tonight by guesstimating (great made up word huh?) but I'm sure my number is off. So if anyone has been able to find the info on this I'd greatly appreciate it!

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INFINITELIFE 10/2/2007 10:27AM

    Some restaurants have nutritional information on their websites.

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Possibly one of the worst quotes ever!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

- H. Jackson Brown

OK! This quote that I got from SP today is just silly. Look at those names! In that times that these wonderful people were alive, and in the professions or lifestyles they were in, were very different than the blow and go society of today. Mother Teresa was a NUN! 8 hour work day, kids to chase and deliver to a million places, no husband/wife/partner to cook for, no house to clean, no classes to attend (and mind you I'm talking about one person doing all of this!!) no nothing that fills your days like that. SURE if I were in the days of these folks I'd have more free time to do things. But I'm not and I don't have the free time. Do I think we can create space in our limited timed days...yes, it's all about time management (something I've yet to conquer but I'm trying dang it!). But to compair the world in which we live to these folks is just crazy!

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GINW1977 10/2/2007 7:09PM

    I agree. Life is getting more and more hectic every year it seems. Just do what you can in a day. Exercise will not do you any good if you've stressed yourself out to the max trying to get it in your schedule. I think your plan of exercising with the mat instead of trying to make it to the gym all of the time is a good idea. I am too shy to work out around other people. I believe in that make everyday chores exercise. Like I park all the way in the back of the warehouse parking lot. I take the stairs instead of the elevator at work. I mow the lawn instead of having Joe do it. I just know exactly what you mean.

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Today was a step in the right direction...I hope

Friday, September 28, 2007

Ok I hope this is normal.
I started working out again today. I wasn't able to do much. Not like I did the last time I started working out. That kind of bothers me. So I hope that it's not horrible that I couldn't do as much without feeling like I'm gonna die.

I did 10 minutes jumping rope (that was an experience. I haven't jumped rope in ages! Haven't to re-learn it! I kept stumbling! Felt like an idiot but it was fun.) I walk the dog and chased a mouse around my yard for about 10 minutes (impossible to track by the way!!). I did 2 sets of 12 wall push ups, and 2 sets of 12 calf raises. Like I said, that is nothing compared to what I was doing. But I figure it's at least a start....right?

I guess I'm feeling a mixture of encouraged and discouraged at the same time. If that makes sense. I'm also a bit disappointed in myself for not doing more.

I'm also PMSing and cramping and I think I have a spider bite that's making me feel yucky. I'm also getting over being sick..which joy of joys..I just found out that this bug I've had and take a month or more to fully get over! Just freaking great!

I also want to take a moment to THANK EVERYONE who has been commenting on my blogs. I'm not sure how to thank each person so I thought I'd do it here. You're words of encouragment, and your sharing with me that I'm not alone in this, is a huge source of help for me. You all mean very much to me in this journey and I'm thankful I'm on it with all of you! So thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I'm off to the showers!

Have a Blessed Day everyone!

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TERJEGOLD 9/28/2007 8:11PM

    Just start where you are and watch your body as it becomes able to do more and more. You might want to journal the number of reps or time duration of your cardio and strength so you can have tangible evidence of improvement. When I see that I can lift 5 pounds more this week than last week or do five more reps this week than last week it really helps motivate me to continue, particularly on those days or weeks when there is no weight loss. Having SOME evidence of improvement is very encouraging to me and perhaps to you as well. Keep up the good work. You are doing fine!

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My Blog for the Day

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'm exhausted and don't know why. Been a LONG night.

I had every intention of getting up on time and going to the gym yesterday. Unfortunately, I took it for granted that my alarm was set correctly and didn't double check it. So I WAAYYY over slept. Oh's another day and I'll remember to check my alarm when I get home.

And on that note, everyone have a wonderful and Blessed day! Night!


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