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Working out before work

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Today, after a wonderful sleep after my LONG night at work last night, I went to the gym before heading into work. emoticon
Had a great workout on the elliptical for 40 mins and then did some weights too. Could not find the machines that I am used to at my gym but still managed to have a good workout.

  
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DSQUARE22 8/26/2013 6:28AM

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Running in the morning before work helps to keep me grounded.
Unfortunately, I've been working nights for the past week or so and can't get organized to run consistently.

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DETERMINEDJANET 8/25/2013 10:20PM

    Good job!!!

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CHRISSYMARIE43 8/25/2013 10:33AM

    Great work…THAT'S dedication!
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NANNABLACK 8/25/2013 9:56AM

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/24/2013 4:12PM

    I love my 'before work' workouts.

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BTWIMKEE 8/24/2013 12:02PM

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WAY2GOCAT 8/24/2013 10:07AM

    Mornings work way best for me too! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 8/24/2013 8:25AM

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LYNNIERN 8/24/2013 7:27AM

    emoticon I love it that you are working out before a noc shift. So dedicated.

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LJCANNON 8/24/2013 4:08AM

    emoticon Congratulations on getting in a Great Workout!! It can be "Challenging" to figure out the Lay Out and the Different machines in different Gyms. Good For You for meeting that Challenge and getting in a Good Workout!!

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RAPUNZEL53 8/24/2013 3:45AM

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Mother and Daughter time!

Friday, August 23, 2013

This week my daughter who is almost 19 decided to join the gym with me! What fun! I gave her a run for her money LOL! Now I am working on getting her a membership as a family member through my work :)

I have had a fun week, had a friend visiting from Washington and I still got to go to the gym!

Today I went before driving down to work and I was the strongest I had ever been! I am amazed at my progress in just 2 months! Machines I could not do, I now enjoy! This week I also mastered squats with a barbell! Not a lot but a good start! emoticon

  
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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/26/2013 2:28AM

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LJCANNON 8/23/2013 3:38PM

    emoticon Congratulations on Your Progress, AND on Spreading Your Spark!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/23/2013 12:31PM

    My daughter got e going to the gym and we work out together regularly. I love mother-daughter time!

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TAILORSMOM 8/23/2013 10:11AM

    keep it up !!! you are doing awesome !!!!

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PATTYKLAVER 8/23/2013 8:54AM

    You're doing great! Keep up the good work! I'm glad you used the time to share time with your daughter. I have two myself and I cherish the time I spend with them - especially because right now they live far away from me.

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LYNNIERN 8/23/2013 8:20AM

    Awesome! So nice that you have an exercise partner!

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MJREIMERS 8/23/2013 7:18AM

    I love working out with my girls. I'm a bit faster running, though. I have a feeling my oldest, 18, will be catching up since she's been doing three-a-days at college for her soccer team!!

Have fun with family and keep it up!

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TATTER3 8/23/2013 6:38AM

    You inspire me!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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HAKAPES 8/23/2013 5:12AM

    Wow, so many positive news! Happy for you!
And can your daughter keep up with you? :-)
What machines do you enjoy now?

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FITFRIT 8/23/2013 1:50AM

    I can't wait to do this, might drag my daughter with me as well this year!

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ROXYCARIN 8/23/2013 1:11AM

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Exciting Day!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Well, what an exciting day it has been today!

First of all my friend arrived from Washington this morning - we met her at the airport at 7.45 this morning. She is now at her sisters and then is traveling up to stay with me on Monday :)

It is also my husbands birthday today. We have spent the day together and are going out for dinner tonight! emoticon

I am Daisy of the Day today! And yes! I am going to be "rocking the elliptical" and working with my trainer! Thanks everyone for your comments, support and goodies! My husband thanks you too for remembering him today too! emoticon

Then this afternoon, we got our date for our US citizenship ceremony! It is August 27th! The day before I fly to Georgia! So excited! Now trying to get my shifts covered at work so that I am awake for the ceremony! emoticon

Talk about exciting........

Christine

  
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MSTWOMOONS002 8/16/2013 2:20PM

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Congrats, life is good, enjoy the time with your husband, then the time with your Bff. Then your ceremony. Glad life has you on such a high, exercise is awesome when it amps you up. Enjoy all life's goodness You deserve the best. You Go Girlfriend!!!!

Take care & be well.

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/16/2013 1:44PM

    emoticon Fun stuff! Have a great time!

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DETERMINEDJANET 8/16/2013 12:24PM

    That is a lot of exciting news! Happy Birthday.... Congratulations on several events... AWESOME!!!!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 8/16/2013 12:20PM

    Enjoy your day with special birthday wishes for your husband!

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TATTER3 8/16/2013 11:57AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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LJCANNON 8/16/2013 11:22AM

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Congratulations!! So Happy for You!!

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SISSIE21 8/16/2013 11:13AM

    Happy birthday to your husband and congratulations on your citizenship date and being daisy for the day! Have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon

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JANTWO 8/16/2013 3:20AM

    That is exciting!!!!

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DONNABRIGHT 8/15/2013 9:46PM

    Wow - that is an awesome day! Congratulations on all fronts!

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LYNNIERN 8/15/2013 8:53PM

    Oh my gosh, so exciting. I wish I lived in GA, I would travel to meet you on your special day.

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WAY2GOCAT 8/15/2013 7:38PM

    emoticon to your dear hubby. Enjoy your visit. and emoticon on the citizenship! emoticon

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Update 8/8/13

Friday, August 09, 2013

Have had a great day :) Went to the gym and broke new records! Leg pressed 110 pounds! Also tried the leg extension today and that was new for me - did great! Increased my level on elliptical to 5!!

Had lunch with a friend today, went to the local casino and had soup and salad, was so good, there is something to be said about salads from salad bars, they taste so much better!
My friend told me that I looked like I had lost body mass! Oh yeah! emoticon

Tonight is my first of 6 nightshifts. Tonight I am having a quiet night and I discovered mulligatawny soup! I love it! Eating some as I write this :) emoticon

Also, I got a call yesterday that I have gone through to the next round of interviews for the Clinical Educator position. My next interview is August 21st and I have to make a presentation on any subject of my choice..........

Christine

  
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CYNSILVERLINING 8/15/2013 9:43AM

    Very cool on the presentation, you'll be great- Good Luck!

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SISSIE21 8/9/2013 12:14PM

    Sounds like a great day with alot accomplished! Good luck with making your presentation, have you thought of a subject yet?

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DONNABRIGHT 8/9/2013 8:24AM

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments!
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LYNNIERN 8/9/2013 7:27AM

    Such good news all of it!! Can't wait to hear how the next round of interviews for the CE job goes. Also, way to go on the elliptical. That will be my work out tonight...I still haven't learned to love it although I was digging the intervals we were doing on it Wednesday.



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TATTER3 8/9/2013 6:26AM

    Okay...I want to know...what is that soup!!! Keep Sparkin!

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Time for an update!

Monday, August 05, 2013

Well, lets see......

Last week worked out with my trainer for 3 days in a row emoticon and it was awesome! Went to my home away from home gym and went on the treadmill.

Worked three nights (ended up working over on 2 of them!) and so am now catching up on sleep! emoticon

Yesterday sold my Camaro emoticon but on the upside my husband has found a car he wants in Georgia and we live in AZ!! But the good thing is that it is close to my friend, SARAHTAIT that I haven't seen in years and she is the one who introduced me to SP, so I get to visit with her - so excited! We leave here on August 28th and I am counting down!

On Wednesday I had an interview at work for a promotion, it is a clinical educator position which is what I am doing my degree for, will see, there are a lot of variables that I would have to consider. I have not heard back yet and am thinking this is going to be a slow process. I am happy either way as I love what I do now too.

Tomorrow morning, we go to walk through our new RV! It is all happening right now...nothing happens for months and then BAM! HAHA!

Yesterday when I got home from my days away working my fitbit flex was waiting for me! I now have it on! It is different than my zip and I am not used to not looking to see what steps I have done, but I have the app on my phone and can quickly look there! I love how it analyzes my sleep - amazing!

I think that is everything for now,, school is back here so my son is back in the groove as a high school senior! Daughter is doing her college degree on line and has moved back home for a few days, is great to have her here and she says she is going to cook dinner tomorrow! emoticon

Christine

  
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JERZRN 8/6/2013 11:14AM

    Good luck with the new job!
I have the Fitbit Zip and I love it. Do you like the Flex better?

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DSQUARE22 8/6/2013 2:34AM

    Good luck with the Educator job.

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MSTWOMOONS002 8/5/2013 1:13PM

    Hi Chris;

Enjoy all the wonderful things happening in your life right now. I am happy for you & love hearing all your positive news, I pray for you daily my friend & wish you all happiness & success you can wrap your arms around giving you a life hug.

Take care & be well may you find safety, joy & happiness inside each day.

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 8/5/2013 11:21AM

    Love the process....good luck with the position! keep Sparkin'!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/5/2013 10:49AM

    Christine, it sounds like life is grand right now. Enjoy!

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-ICANDOIT- 8/5/2013 10:36AM

    Wow! Busy with lots of big stuff! Congrats! What's the plan for this week??? emoticon

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LYNNIERN 8/5/2013 7:22AM

    Wow, so much stuff exciting stuff going on. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you about the Clinical Educator job. I was CE for a tele unit and loved it.
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WISHNDREAMNDO 8/5/2013 2:26AM

    Lots of fun stuff going on for you! Enjoy!

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WRITINGRUNNER 8/5/2013 1:32AM

    Sounds like an awesome week! emoticon

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