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Still laughing...

Thursday, June 07, 2012

My husband shared a quote with me today he heard. "Sweat is fat crying." I love this quote so much. I'm still chuckling inside. I will think this every time I'm drenched in sweat and wondering why I'm doing this. I will enjoy every minute of making all that fat cry and cry and cry.

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 6/9/2012 7:44AM

    LOVE IT!!! I'm going to be stealing this and using it on our team facebook page. If you are on facebook, check out The San Antonio Spark Team!

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DMILLE40 6/7/2012 10:25PM

  I have told my wife this too!

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Birthday morning

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Today is my birthday. In years past, my request would have been to be able to sleep in -especially on a Saturday. My husband would have taken the kids in the game room and let them watch TV for an extra 2 hours while I got to sleep in.

But not this birthday. I am celebrating another year and the start of our healthy lifestyle. My request this year was that we take a walk at a local park. The park has a small hill, I've been wanting to hike up. So today, after some family snuggle time, we got dressed in our play clothes and headed out for a walk on the trails. The weather cooperated so nicely. We had a two mile walk in breezy, sunny 70 degree weather. At the end of the trails is a playground the kids enjoyed. Along the way the kids looked at snails, flowers, and dogs. It was great to see the kids running down the path and enjoying being outside. While this will always be a special memory for me, I hope for them in fades into many more memories to come of us out walking, hiking, biking, and playing as a family.

We had a blast. I can't think of a better way to start another year.

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FINDINGHER 5/12/2012 5:36PM

    Sounds like a perfect beginning to your birthday! So happy for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SNFOSTER1 5/12/2012 1:11PM

    emoticon Happy Birthday!!!

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VEUVEGIRL 5/12/2012 1:03PM

    Happy Birthday!

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My Birthday Gift to Me!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tomorrow is my birthday. I didn’t know until today but I have given myself the best birthday gift – a healthier lifestyle.

In January of 2012, I heard about SparkPeople for the first time. I signed-up and started receiving emails. No changes at first, but the information was interesting… and the emails kept coming. That little voice inside my head continued to say “You need to get up and move. You need to eat better. You need to follow the advice on these emails!” I guess guilt about my lifestyle choices kicked in high gear and I started considering healthier changes.

It was mid-March when I saw information on Coach Nicole’s 28-Day Boot Camp DVD. I was ready to start exercising and the DVD looked like a good place to start. Heck, I could do anything for 1 month, right? I bought the video, began tracking my food that day and started a journey – a gift to me.

In the eight-weeks since I committed to this new lifestyle, I have lost 12 pounds and gained so much more. I can run a ˝ mile without stopping. I push myself to do the challenges on Coach Nicole’s 28-Day Boot Camp DVD. I fit in clothes I haven’t in a few years. I can eat one cookie and walk away (most of the time – progress not perfection). I eat vegetables and enjoy them. I drink 8 glasses of water a day. I have the confidence that I can do this, that I will do this. I look at myself in the mirror and smile. I am proud of me.

This birthday (37 but don’t tell) I’m looking forward to the coming year and what it has in store. Will I run an entire 5k? Will I be able to do regular push-ups? Will I learn a new sport? Will this be the year I stop shopping in plus size stores? How many new fruits and vegetables will I discover I like? Will my daughters see me as a healthy role model?

So with my birthday just a day away, I’ve already given me the best gift. And this will be my favorite birthday gift this year, and next, and next...

Happy Birthday to Me!

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PATTOMMC3 5/11/2012 5:43PM

    Happy Birthday! It is going to be a great year for you!

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Who is this girl? (but I like her)

Saturday, May 05, 2012

I woke up at 6:30am this morning and could not get back to sleep. It's Saturday and my day to sleep in -ugh! My past self would have laid in bed for at least another 1/2 hour (or until the kids came in bed). But not today. Today a voice of a girl I don't know said, let's go for a run. I hopped out of bed, put on my workout clothes, laced up my sneakers and went for a run. Was that me? Did I choose to run? Some one puinch me - I must be dreaming. I dreaded running in school during PE. All through my youth I was a swimmer. Anything on land was not my "cup of tea". But this morning, I choose to run. I was happy to go. I was looking forward to going out for a run. It was hot, humid and I was going to sweat. Sweat another thing a swimmer does not have to deal with. I had 30 blissful minutes to myself. I pushed myself and appreciated every drop of sweat running down my face. I don't know who this girl is I'm turning into but I definately like her - alot! Looking forward to running with her again next time I can't sleep in.

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SASSYLJB 5/6/2012 9:29PM

    I was never a runner until I came to Spark! But i have found that I am enjoying becoming one! So much so that I have sign up for a 5k (2) both in October.

Doing it with my son, added bonus! not sure what came over me in fact hated running like you all my life, goes things change as you get older! LOL!

Congrats keep up the good work!

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FINDINGHER 5/6/2012 8:09PM

    Awesome! I've found that since I started exercising I AM enjoying it...go figure. I've been wondering about the couch to 5K program--running hasn't been an exercise of choice for me but I'm hearing so many folks trying it thinking I should give it a go. Just keep running past the Krispie Kreme sign and fitness is right around the corner. LOL! Keep it up! emoticon

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TXLADY110 5/5/2012 7:09PM

    Good job

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CHAKA1709 5/5/2012 6:23PM

    Great job! I'm not a runner either. I am a dancer and prefer to look pretty while "exercising".

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The battle of an apple...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I ate an apple this week. Wow you unexciting is that. While not a huge accomplishment to most people, when you are a picky eater turned off many food due to their texture, eating an apple is a HUGE win. As a child (and into adulthood) I was tactile sensitive which included not liking how certain foods feel when eating. As I got older I chose to eat foods I liked (bread mostly) without learning to eat fruits and vegetables. Bananas were the only fruit I ate and french fries the only "vegetable". As I start my journey to healthier habits I am determined to learn to change my eating habits. My family and I have agreed to try one new vegetable a week. I've learned to like spinach salads, sweet potatoes, green beans and spaghetti squash. But one fruit I've always wanted to be able to eat is an apple. Watching others just bite into an big, red, juicy, apple made me envious. How easy to just carry your snack. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. So many reason to eat that apple...but I just couldn't. I could never stand the texture of the peel and crunchy fruit. I've tried many a times to eat an apple without success but this week I WON the battle. I ate a bag of apple slices with low fat yogurt. And the best part was they tasted great. While the rest of the world can eat an apple and not think twice about it - I savored that apple with every bite. I was thrilled to overcome one more battle in my journey. There are many goals I still have running a 5k, losing weight and teaching my kids how to live a healthy lifestyle but there are few goals I will cherish as much as the lifelong battle of the apple. Watch out I come!


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