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It's The Little Things . . . A Daily (Or Daily-ish) celebration, 12-11-12

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

So I have been seriously busting my behind for the past two weeks. I'm participating in an Iron Santa, which is virtual iron-man throughout the month of December. Basically the idea is that we all keep track of our mileage as we complete iron man distances, but instead of doing it in a day we have all of December to log 26 running miles, 112 biking miles, and 2.5 swimming miles. The entry fee goes to Christmas for deserving families, and then we have a celebration dinner in January.

SOOOOO, I've been biking and swimming and running, and I also just started a weight lifting class called RIP barbell that I LOVE.

But my body is being mean to me and it isn't budging.

So where is the celebration? Here it is: I'm still going. I'm trying REALLY REALLY hard not to get discouraged. I'm trying to focus on how I feel, how my fitness levels are improving, and how my body is changing in other ways. I really want to lose these stubborn pounds, but I am keeping the faith, hoping they will eventually start dropping if I just keep going.

  
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WILDRICE99 12/16/2012 8:00PM

    Wow! This is an amazing challenge. Not sure what/how you are doing with your food, but maybe you want to take a closer look at that...

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DETERMINED_ME 12/11/2012 9:39PM

    Eventually I guess is the key word. You've come so far, just keep going. You'll get where you want to go. emoticon Tami

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MPETERSON2311 12/11/2012 3:19PM

    maybe you are gaining muscle? I don't know. But you should be super proud you are doing SOMETHING, I bet your heart appreciates it

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GINGERHAWK 12/11/2012 1:41PM

    Hang in there. Sometimes it takes the scale a bit of time to catch up with all the hard work that you're body is putting in. I love the idea of the virtual iron man and even better that there is money going to a good cause!

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MARTY728 12/11/2012 1:04PM

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It's The Little Things . . . a Daily (or Daily-ish) Celebration--11/27/2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Today's celebration:

The husband, who is usually pretty supportive but who can eat absolutely anything as long as he runs, made a trip to the store for frosted brownies and vanilla bean ice cream.

It looked delicious but not delicious enough. I won that battle and my pants will thank me for it later.

Yes, it is true that my body LOVES to store food for a rainy day. I think it's preparing for the apocalypse. The fact is, this is a fact. It's my reality. I can whine about it or get on with it. I choose to get on with it one battle at a time.

  
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MARTY728 12/3/2012 2:23PM

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GINGERHAWK 11/28/2012 10:11AM

    Wow, that is some serious strength. Nice job! As for the husband who can eat anything - I'm in that boat, too (though mine doesn't have to work it off later)!

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TATTER3 11/28/2012 6:20AM

    LOL!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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JINXMCF 11/27/2012 4:20PM

    Way to stay strong!

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It's The Little Things . . . a Daily (or Daily-ish) Celebration--11/26/2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

My celebration today is . . .

Getting out of bed. Yep, that's the best I can do! Breathe in, breathe out. Drag my butt to work and go through the motions. It will be better tomorrow.

I will celebrate the fact that I had a healthy breakfast, that I am on SPARK and not avoiding it, and that I am making it through Monday.

  
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RUNNER12COM 11/29/2012 8:56PM

    Little things lead to big successes, so good for you!

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CENTURYFLOWER 11/27/2012 2:07PM

    Monday morning was tough for me too. I totally didn't want to get up or go to work..... but luckily, I am on Spark also and did get through! lol

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TATTER3 11/27/2012 6:43AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 11/26/2012 5:46PM

    Yup do what you can, keep going emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 11/26/2012 5:46PM

    Yup do what you can, keep going emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 11/26/2012 2:18PM

    Ha - that sounds about like my Monday! Boy was it hard dragging myself out of bed this morning after the long weekend - especially when it's so darn chilly outside!

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DETERMINED_ME 11/26/2012 1:44PM

    All you can do is your best. Tomorrow is another day! emoticon

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ROSE-LITE 11/26/2012 12:21PM

  there ya go!! kinda just putting one foot in front of the other.... love the attitude.. I could use a little more of that.... thanks for the reminder to count the blessings...

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It's The Little Things . . . a Daily (or Daily-ish) Celebration--11/14/2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Today my celebration is . . . dinner.

Dinner at my house has gone out the window, I'm afraid. We're all running in different directions all of the time. On Sunday, we enjoyed a nice sit down meal. It was so nice to slow down and talk. My two youngest, ages 13 and 11, both have ADHD and one has autism. So lovely moments like these are sometimes hard to come by! It was so pleasant. Everyone talking, asking questions, and enjoying good food together.

My thought was, "I need to make this happen more often!" Well, we sat down together, all of us, again on Monday evening. Last night my 18 year old daughter was at work, but the rest of us sat down and enjoyed dinner together again.

It's the little things, but they sure do matter.

Sometimes when I'm really watching my calorie intake, I tend to nibble and snack all day. Which isn't a bad thing, but it can sometimes feel like I never eat anything "real". Eating a real, sit down meal with my family is actually pretty simple and so important.

Yay!

  
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CENTURYFLOWER 11/15/2012 10:48AM

    That's very real happiness right there.

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KRICKET57 11/15/2012 8:29AM

    Makes all the difference, doesn't it?

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TEDYBEAR2838 11/14/2012 5:39PM

    Enjoy!

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CHERRY666 11/14/2012 4:04PM

    Nice post. =)

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GINGERHAWK 11/14/2012 3:31PM

    I LOVE family dinner - it's always nice to sit down with the TV off around the table and enjoy each other's company and some good food. Way to go!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 11/14/2012 11:11AM

    It's not always easy with hectic non stop schedules being the norm these days. With special circumstances it is even harder, so I understand what you are going through. Take care of those little ones, they need your time. Just do the best you can.

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DETERMINED_ME 11/14/2012 11:06AM

    We've recently started sitting down as a family every evening for dinner & we have even changed our schedule just enough so we all sit down to enjoy breakfast together as well.

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It's The Little Things . . . a Daily (or Daily-ish) Celebration--11/13/2013

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Today's celebration:

Strength training! I say it all the time, but I just never get around to doing anything about it. My strength routine is lacking, to say the least. How about non existent?

So this morning I got my butt out of bed and went to RIP barbell class at 5:30 a.m.

First, let me say I'm not a morning person. So WOOHOO! I'm proud of me.

Second, let me say that I cannot move my arms. Seriously. I almost asked my family for help shampooing my hair this morning. Hahaha! I can't believe how much that killed me.

I'm looking forward to making this a habit.

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 11/13/2012 4:41PM

    YOU SO CAN DO IT! emoticon

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CENTURYFLOWER 11/13/2012 3:14PM

    Awesome! lol, too funny about the shampooing. It's been a while since I've worked my arms that hard! Way to go!

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GINGERHAWK 11/13/2012 12:58PM

    Nice job. I'm totally impressed that you had the determination to make it to a 5:30am class AND that you obviously worked really hard once there. emoticon

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DETERMINED_ME 11/13/2012 11:18AM

    Way to go on getting up and going to the class. Keep it up!

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