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A Tug of War

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

By 11:30 a.m. I had been in three tug of wars and it was exhausting. One was with the locally owned computer company that built my home computer, the second with the Mr and the third was with the new tenant within our building. All were minor and resolved to my satisfaction with out any real emotion expended on my end. I speak my mind, my truth and I actively listen. This sometime disarms a situation other times it can be like throwing gasoline on a fire.

What I find after episodes like this is that I am generally not hungry. Anger and frustration don't make me food hungry but it does bring back my cravings for diet soda. Crazy!! I don't keep diet soda at the office or house for this very reason so my craving passed without a sip of soda. That being said, I'm not opposed to a diet soda every now and then but I want it to be a choice not because I'm having some emotional reaction to a situation.

I find as I continue on this journey I am becoming more and more in-tune with my body and its needs. I don't want to feed the mental hunger anymore! This alone is a gift I can give myself everyday.

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MANLEYSANDY 5/19/2011 12:31PM

    That is so awesome! emoticon

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I've secured a spot at the Party in Purple II Zumbathon this Sunday. It's outdoors on the ROOFTOP of Lombardi Sports in San Francisco - 90 Minutes of Heart-Pumping FUN in the SUN!! It benefits Women affected by Domestic Violence. There will be at least eight instructors.

I heard about this event at Zumba class last night. It took me a little over 12 hours before I bought the ticket.

My mind was flooded with questions when I heard about the event:
1) Can I do this - 90 minutes?
2) Are all fitness levels welcome?
3) I don't know all the steps and I get mixed up sometimes, will this be a problem?
4) Can I find the place?
5) Can I get there via BART and by foot?
6) Do I want to go alone?
7) How many people will be attending?

My answers to those questions:
1) Ya, you can!
2) You might be fluffy but you're conditioned.
3) Do you really care if you get mixed up - SERIOUSLY?! You're there to have fun, live life out loud, workout and support a great cause.
4) Of course you can find the place. Take a map and ask questions!
5) Yes BART will get you part of the way and then you can walk those SF hills the rest of the way. What a great warm up and cool down.
6) Truth is, I don't want to go alone but the Mr is working and no one else is willing to go on this adventure with me. Better question is: Do you want to miss out? NO, so put on your big girl workout pants and get moving. You'll be fine.
7) The roof top holds close to 300 people. Do you really care how many people will show up? Put on your best smiley face and take this opportunity to possibly make some new workout friends and maybe next time you won't have to attend alone.

Dance until you feel free and embrace the sunshine. I'm gonna dance on the rooftop and I'm gonna laugh. I WILL LIVE OUT LOUD!!

Fear isn't an excuse to come to a standstill. It's the impetus to step up and strike. ~ Nisandeh Neta

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WILD22 5/18/2011 11:04AM

    sounds like fun to me!!

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BBGYRL4 5/17/2011 7:16PM

    You're going to LOVE it!! I did a 4 hour Zumbathon a few months ago and it was great! If you feel like you need to take a break then stop for a little but trust me you'll love doing it. I hope that you let us know all about it!! Have fun!

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KINSBAILE 5/17/2011 2:22PM

    Sounds WONDERFUL! I would love to find something like that here!!!

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MANLEYSANDY 5/17/2011 2:18PM

    Sounds fun! Have a great time!

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JENJESS48 5/17/2011 1:42PM

    Sounds like fun! And totally worth overcoming your fears and reservations!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/17/2011 1:14PM

    Sounds like you will have a blast!! Can't wait to hear how it goes :).

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Invitation Accepted

Monday, May 16, 2011

When I arrived at work today I was greeted with a walking invitation that I graciously accepted. A new found friend sent me an email saying that she needs to walk more and wanted to know if I'd like to join her. The rough plan is to meet at my office, have a quick bite to eat for lunch and then head out the door for a walk around the neighborhood. It will be a fluid schedule but a welcomed one at that. I love being able to add more movement in my day! I am also looking forward to getting to know my new found friend better.

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ERIKO1908 5/16/2011 11:09PM

    What a wonderful arrangement!! So much more fun & easier to hold yourself accountable when you have somebody to head out the door with!! Hope the arrangement works wonders!! Another benefit...with the lunchtime exercise there is less of an excuse for the mid-afternoon slump!!

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JENJESS48 5/16/2011 10:10PM

    That sounds lovely! Enjoy it!

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TEDDYBABE 5/16/2011 9:04PM

    That's great! You two will have a healthy lunch hour with good conversation! Happy for you!

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A 430 Calorie Cookie

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Saturday's are consumed with Zumba and work. If I do both I allow myself a healthy lunch out. As I stood in line waiting for my lovely chicken ceasar salad in a spinach wrap to be made I heard the jar of cookies call my name. I casually walked over to them and picked up a peanut butter cookie to have a look see. I was actually shocked to read that this one loan cookie had a net worth of 430 calories. I almost dropped it like it was hot! I could tell it was soft and chewy and the smell of peanut butter gently took a hold of me like a warm huge. I stared at that cookie, dreamed of eating every morsale and then I put it back. I love cookies like Cookie Monster does but I can't justify a 430 calorie cookie on any given day.

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ENDUROVET 5/16/2011 5:33PM

    Good job! I succumbed to the allure of a sopapilla at our favorite Tex-Mex place last night - I had hoped my son would help me out w/it, but he had just eaten a HUGE burrito & said No thanks...

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KINSBAILE 5/16/2011 1:10PM

    I agree with you! I will agree to 170 - 180 a cookie but nothing more!

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ERIKO1908 5/14/2011 7:53PM

    I know just what you mean on it not working to throw it out every time...probably best you walked away in this situation. I found this blog interesting because I've never thought about throwing the calories away...only the food & the money. Reading this today "clicked" - I like it when that happens!! The thanks & appreciation of support is a two way street & you are welcome!!

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ERIKO1908 5/14/2011 7:01PM

    I think I found a blog today that could help with this cookie "issue":


This was posted by KATEINMICHIGAN today...interesting approach & mindset!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Happy Sparking!!

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Today I woke up feeling like I was 120 years old

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I am baffled and seek answers.

Why is it when I have to take a day or two off from working out my body acts as if I've never worked out a day in my life when I return the gym? SERIOUSLY?! This baffles me to no end.

I sought comfort on my sofa last night after I was plagued with back spasms and other "girlie" symptoms yesterday. At one point I was brought to my knees ... ya, not good. The Mr. knew something was wrong when I walked through the front door when I should have been at the gym. You see, I don't miss class unless I'm in severe pain, sick or out of town.

Today I woke up feeling like I was 120 years old and the day has just progressed in a fog. When I get to the gym tonight I anticipate my body will rebel as it normally does after a night off. It's like learning to run all over again. This is why I dislike missing a training session. So why does it happen? Why does it take me three days to recover after taking one day off? These are my unanswered questions.

Insert Here, Me sucking it up and running two miles and then going to my 60 minute Zumba class regardless of how I feel.

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ENDUROVET 5/12/2011 9:06PM

    So sorry to hear about your malaise but I can relate! I have really had to push myself these past few wks at the gym - mostly due to the fact that I MISS RUNNING so damn much!**
It really did my spirits good to crank out a couple of mi last Tues, hopefully I can at least do 2 or 3 short runs per week.
**No I've really felt tired & run-down too - trying to tweak my diet & GET MORE GOOD QUALITY REST!

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KINSBAILE 5/12/2011 7:36PM

    I think that's why I worry if I take one day off, I don't want to be like stiff and all that!!! Try your best do not hurt yourself!!!!

Love you!

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BBGYRL4 5/12/2011 7:18PM

    I wish that I have some answers for you but unfortunately I don't. Maybe you can speak to a trainer at your gym and see if maybe they have any answers for you. I hope that you have a good run at the gym though and that you have a great time doing Zumba.

Feel better!!

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