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Random bits of Awesomeness!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Quick bits of awesomeness I've done this week...

I made some delicious chicken on the grill the other night! I also made potatoes with peppers and onions and served up some yummy sweet corn! I knew dinner was a success when my son told me, "Mommy, if you want to work again, you can cook at a restaurant because your food is really yummy." emoticon

I've completed my 1st two days of the hundredpushup challenge. Yep, this is my 2nd, (ookk 3rd) attempt at it! lol It's crazy hard but so far, so good! I completed 80 pushups my first day and 86 the 2nd! Not going to take me long to get to 100 if I keep this up! emoticon emoticon Thanks LIVIN2LOVE1 for taking me up on this challenge! We CAN do this!! emoticon

I went to Walmart to buy some shorts for this HOT weather we've been having, (last summer's are WAY too big now! WOOT) Every pair I bought were size mediums! YEP, m-e-d-i-u-m-s! emoticon emoticon

And today, the boss started carrying in office chairs and wall hangings. I went right out there and started helping!! They said, "Oh Leslie, you don't have to do this!" To which I replied, "That's ok, I want the exercise!" I carried in a few loads and definitely got some ST and cardio in! Will the real Leslie please step forward?!! emoticon emoticon

Anyways, this weekend I'm going on a float trip! It's going to be hot, but FUN! I plan to do lots of swimming in the river! I'll be stocking up on fruit and healthy snacks to bring and looking for ways to incorporate exercise into my mini-vaca. I'm not going to lose the progress I've made this last week! Buuuttt...if I were offered a s'more, I would not refuse! emoticon

Stay awesome, my friends! Have a fabulous weekend and stay cool!! We are in an excessive heat advisory until the end of next week! Crazy! emoticon



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JOYSONG50 7/22/2011 3:54PM

    You go girl!
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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/22/2011 3:03PM

    Love your bits of awesomeness!


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RUNNERRACHEL 7/22/2011 2:05PM

    emoticon on the delicious meal! What a great compliment from your son!!!

emoticon job on your push up challenge! You are gonna have some serious guns!

emoticon job seizing the opportunity for exercise! That's super impressive!

ENJOY your vacation! Swimming and canoeing!

Stay cool, chica!

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DUSTYGIRL25 7/22/2011 12:13PM

    Sounds Awesome all right! Good for you! Love that positive attitude. Have a Awesome weekend!
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DOLLYHOLLY 7/22/2011 11:14AM

    The grilled chicken salad sounds emoticon! Muy delicioso!

A 100 pushups - wow! Way to go!!! I can only do about 10 military pushups now. What an inspiration you are :)

Have great fun on the float trip!

~Holly

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VLVTGRRL 7/22/2011 4:51AM

    Yay! This is chock full of awesomeness!!!

Do be careful on the river, not sure your location, but runoff is flowing downriver at a hugely forceful rate right now. Come back safely to us, you motivator, you!! emoticon

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ABB698 7/22/2011 4:18AM

    emoticonshould have your pic next to it! :)
Have fun on Float! Hope you take pics so we can go on a virtual float too! emoticon

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_LINDA 7/22/2011 1:07AM

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Totally fantastic rocking it! You truly are amazing!! I can't imagine doing that many push ups even if I was healthy lol!
Have some freaking fabulous FUN on that trip!!!
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PS kids tell it like it is, what a cook!!

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IUHRYTR 7/21/2011 11:23PM

    Is it true that eating a s'more while you are in water takes the calories out of the s'more? Ah, well, can't win them all, can you? Have fun. Stay cool. Keep up the positive effort. emoticon -- Lou

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BOVEY63 7/21/2011 10:14PM

    You are doing awesome!!!
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KAMAPERRY 7/21/2011 9:53PM

    Seriously rocking it girl!!! Have fun on that float trip!

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IBSHAUN 7/21/2011 8:26PM

    LOVE your energy and your absolutely amazing attitude!!!!

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JESSIEJUICE 7/21/2011 7:10PM

    I want to soak up all the positivity in this blog and bottle it! You are emoticon. emoticon!!!!

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REDRUNNERMOM713 7/21/2011 6:43PM

    Definitely a week of awesomeness!! You are on fire girl! Great job. Hope you have an awesome time this weekend! emoticon

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MADDEELOU 7/21/2011 6:17PM

    Have a great time on the float trip. We live on a river and can canoe from home. =)

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ELLFIN3 7/21/2011 5:03PM

    You be very careful in the river! Enjoy and stay hydrated!!! Miss Awesome!!!!! Love YA!! emoticon Susan

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THETURTLEBEAR 7/21/2011 4:42PM

    JEALOUS of the float trip! I think we're going tubing though on Sunday - are you doing rafting? Congrats on the mediums! WOW!!!!!

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AARONSGIRL420 7/21/2011 4:29PM

    I love it when mine announce after dinner "mama you are a great cooker" Yes, cooker lol. Sometimes it's the little tummies that are hardest to please.

Have a great time on your trip.



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GETFIT2LIVE 7/21/2011 4:25PM

    That is some SERIOUS awesomeness there, Leslie! WOO HOO on the dinner success, challenge success, shorts success, and extra ST and cardio at work! Sounds like a wonderful weekend ahead--have fun and enjoy the outdoor activity, just make sure you have your sunscreen and cold water close at hand.

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LIVIN2LOVE1 7/21/2011 4:07PM

    I love it when my kids like my cooking too. Makes me feel like a million bucks.

My arms are SORE! Holy cow! I'm a little bit dreading tomorrow! But I'll get it done, don't worry!

Have a great time on the river. We spend our summers on the Upper Mississippi! We LOVE it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/21/2011 3:55PM

    I am hearing the Olivia Newton John song, Physical.

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KRITKRIT 7/21/2011 3:49PM

    WHAT A WEEKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can come cook for me if you want to!!!!! YUMO! I could pretty much live off sweet corn in the summer (well all year long if it was fresh/local all year round) but I dont think its nutritionally sound! haha

ENJOY THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love floating/tanking/tubing etc!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be out of town this weekend too....how about at least 10 minutes of a little something something each day!?!? You with me!?!?!?!?!

100+ here and the rehearsal dinner is OUTSIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!! uuuuuuuuuuugggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh emoticon I might be able to post a sweaty picture without even working out!! Stay cool!!

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Following my Heart

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

So you may have seen my status announcing my resignation from my current job. In case you missed it I've put in my notice to the boss and my last day is a week from today! emoticon

I'm both excited and very nervous at the same time. This is the start of a whole new career path and I'm leaving my comfort zone behind! I'm ready, though!!! Yes, I'm taking a huge risk in leaving my current job with the economy like it is but I'm doing what I know has never failed me before---I'm following my heart! I'm depending on God to see me through this and I know He will!! Thank you in advance for your support! Please, only encouraging words, though! What's done is done! Time to look forward and concentrate on this new path I'm taking! emoticon

So now it's time for graduate school!! Enrollment started today and classes start in a month! I can't believe I'm finally going back to school! Crazy exciting! I'll be concentrating on gerontology and grief counseling, hoping to decide between the two options once classes start and I meet more with my advisor. When all is completed and I've successfully obtained my degree, I'm looking at doubling my current salary and finding the one thing I've so desperately been searching for--fulfillment! emoticon

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln


And now...it's on to bigger and better things! I may be a little scared, my nerves may be a little rattled, but one thing I'm certain of is that I CAN and WILL make it through this and WILL end up on top!! WISH ME LUCK!
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HICKOK-HALEY 7/25/2011 10:51PM

    I wish you nothing but the best. You deserve it. By the way, my favorite President is Abraham Lincoln. Great quote!

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MOMOF2TONI 7/25/2011 6:13PM

    WTG Leslie! Speaking as a 'baby boomer' I'm excited for you.
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BOMBCHELL23 7/21/2011 5:18PM

    Leslie,
Awesome girl I am proud of you. It is great learning at the graduate level but extremely difficult as well. I know you'll do great and hopefully be able to concentrate on learning. I have had to work as I get my Master's degree so it is taking me longer but such is life. I'll be cheering you on!

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BOVEY63 7/21/2011 3:04PM

    Best of luck in your new journey! It does sound exciting!
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TEMPEST272002 7/20/2011 9:37PM

    It's so exciting! I can see why you'd be a bit scared, but it's going to be great. I had so much fun getting my BA. I'd love to get a Masters. One day, maybe. You just don't know what life will bring you.

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MADDEELOU 7/20/2011 9:43AM

    Congratulations! What an exciting time for you. I wish I was as brave.

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TRUE-NESS 7/20/2011 7:03AM

    No luck to wish you, but instead, lots of blessings! emoticon

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ASHLEYKAT 7/19/2011 9:49PM

    Congrats! It's hard work, but grad school is sooo fulfilling if you let it be!

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KMICHA 7/19/2011 8:42PM

    Woo Hoo! WTG! It takes courage to step out as you are doing! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 7/19/2011 8:00PM

    I also APPLAUD you my dearest friend!!!!! Woooohoooo!!!!!! You TOTALLY rock in leaving your comfort zone an pursuing your dreams!!!! I'm so, so happy for you!!!!!!! {{{{hugs}}}} Susan

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IUHRYTR 7/19/2011 7:55PM

    I applaud you, Leslie, for following a dream instead of settling for what you do not enjoy. Bravo! As for the focus, I serve on our county's Commission on Aging board and have become aware of the millions of adults who will reach "senior" status every year as the Baby Boomers age. The care and assistant they will will need will be a growing field as will grief counseling for their relatives and others. Are you able to perhaps major in one and minor in the other since they are so closely tied together? Here's to your success emoticon. -- Lou

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/19/2011 6:07PM

    Way to go! I think that you can do anything that you set your mind to!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 7/19/2011 3:54PM

    You go! I'm so proud of you!

You are going to be awesome at whichever field you choose.
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KANSASROSE67 7/19/2011 3:39PM

    Following your heart and trusting God...how can you fail? So excited for you! I LOVED college and I would love to go back and get my masters if it was possible.

Saw the movie "Larry Crowne" last night. If you haven't seen it, you should! It will get you even more psyched for going back to school. It was really good!

Best wishes on your new adventure in life!

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JSPIN74 7/19/2011 3:25PM

    emoticon congrats!! how exciting!

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ELLFIN3 7/19/2011 2:07PM

    emoticon Lots of Luck! You are in my thoughts and prayers! I know you can do this! I am very proud of you! Doing what you know is right for you is wonderful and inspiring! I look forward to hearing daily how the classes are going and what you are learning! Enjoy every second of your life!!! emoticon Susan

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WINNIEVIOLA 7/19/2011 2:05PM

  It takes a lot of courage to say you're scared. A lot of people are in agreement that God is with you. This is awesome! This is more than just a Spark!

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PCOH051610 7/19/2011 1:58PM

    Way to go, Leslie! You will be a fantastic addition to any social work program!

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PATTISPAGE 7/19/2011 1:55PM

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Way to go Leslie! I fell into a "not smart enough" rut and regret it!

You'll do great!

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AARONSGIRL420 7/19/2011 1:47PM

    I'm so excited for you. For years I have dreamed of going back to school and I will once my little one starts school, but that is still a bit off for me.

Congrats on your new life and may you only experience joy and success.

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IBSHAUN 7/19/2011 1:45PM

    Yes you can!! SO proud of you and excited that you are following your heart and your dreams!!! There are not many people who can look at their life and say, "I am doing what I want to do." Our topic in church last week was doing what God has called us to do and listening to those "clues" in our lives that give us direction. You are on the right path!!

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BYEFATNANNY 7/19/2011 1:43PM

    I went back to school at 45 and graduated at the top of my class and now have a job I love. You can do this, it "ain't" easy but nothing worth having ever is. I think you will excel at everything you try Leslie, you're a fireball! (and I mean that in the nicest way!) Congrats on your exciting new road.

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THETURTLEBEAR 7/19/2011 1:37PM

    It is so cool that you are doing this. So many people let life pass them by out of fear or complacency. You are a rock star! You are following THE DREAM!
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GETFIT2LIVE 7/19/2011 1:23PM

    I am so excited for you! Following your heart and dreams is a good thing; listen to God as He whispers 'this way!' and you will go farther and higher than you ever believed possible.

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KAMAPERRY 7/19/2011 1:13PM

    So proud of you and I know good and exciting things are going to happen for you!

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CIVIAV 7/19/2011 1:11PM

    There's no moss growing on you babe! Congrats and do us Sparkers proud!

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_LINDA 7/19/2011 1:04PM

    This is a huge step forward to finding true job satisfaction, which a lot of people never get. Doing what you love and what suits you is just plain rocking AWESOME!!!
Congratulations for having the guts to reach for your dreams! You are the mighty conqueror!!! Crushing this weight loss thing and now you are going to knock this school thing out of the park!!
GO, Leslie, GOOOO!!!
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KRITKRIT 7/19/2011 12:55PM

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I so want to go back and get my masters but I am scared poop-less!!!

Such a big step! Im so proud! I look up to you in many ways...you just keep adding to the list :-)

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COUNTDOWNISON 7/19/2011 12:43PM

    Good luck! I'm sure going back to school is the best decision you could've made!

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RUNTRILAUGH 7/19/2011 12:43PM

    Such a great step you are taking!!!!

And um.... may I have the fruit on your page? Its really making me hungry!!!!!!!!!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/19/2011 12:37PM

    I wish you only the best. I quit my job after 8 years, and it was scary and exciting, and it was the best thing I've done. Don't worry it'll be great.

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DOLLYHOLLY 7/19/2011 12:36PM

    emoticon on grad school! Higher education is great esp if you know what your desired goals are - and it sounds like you do! :) Gerontology and grief counseling, are you doing a clinical psych PhD?

Best wishes. You'll do wonderfully. With your positive attitude and persistence, you'll achieve all that you desire in no time!

~Holly

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ABB698 7/19/2011 12:20PM

    Leslie,
You are already amazing, the fact that you will get to share this gift with others and get paid for it, IS God's plan, I'm quite certain of it! Congrats on taking that huge step towards your future! Hope school doesn't take away too much of your Spark time...hehe (selfish, I know). You are a Rockstar Girlie! emoticon
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A Fabulous Friday!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Today was a fabulous Friday! emoticon I really wasn't feeling like doing any sort of exercise today but pleasantly surprised myself by busting out my best work out yet! emoticon

I really wanted to try out my new toy I just got--a new HRM!! YESS!! I took it for a spin by trying some HIIT (high intensity interval training) and ended up burning 378 calories in just under 30 minutes. WOOT! emoticon

I also got a foam roller and did some stretching. It felt sooo gooood. emoticon emoticon

I even did some gardening which I'm sure burned some calories. Chris's memorial had several weeds growing around it when I visited him today so I took some time cleaning that up. I also discovered that his flowers had really faded a lot in this hot summer sun so I went to the craft store and got some new ones. Other than getting attacked by a bunch of ants while replacing them, it turned out looking nice. I'm sure he was laughing at me while I floundered around swatting at ants, LOL! Hey, maybe that burned some extra calories, too! ;)
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I'm sure he's thrilled about the purple but you know what, I'm the boss around here! hehe. Plus, it matched his neighbor. LOL! Yes, I'm weird like that!



Also, I posted this pic in my 90 day challenge tonight. We were challenged to post a pic of us all hot and sweaty after a workout. I took mine as soon as I got in the door from my HIIT.



Think I'm close to matching my shirt?!! Hot...check! Sweaty...check! Feeling great?!--CHECKITY CHECK!! emoticon

  
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LUNADRAGON 7/19/2011 10:38AM

    I love my heart rate monitor. Enjoy yours! Great pictures, thanks for sharing.
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TEMPEST272002 7/18/2011 10:48PM

    Look at that bicep!!! emoticon That HRM gave you a bit of extra incentive. Chris' grave looks good. I'm sure he'd approve - and probably was chuckling over the ants.

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ABB698 7/18/2011 6:31PM

    emoticon! Check!!!
Chris' grave looks beautiful! I'm sure he's fine with the purple, just because it came from you :)
Hope you're off to another great start this week!
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JSPIN74 7/18/2011 2:32PM

    go u!! look at your muscles!!! fierce!! emoticon emoticon

u've persuaded me...i NEED an HRM

& btw the memorial looks great :)

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ASHLEYKAT 7/17/2011 9:19PM

    You look great! Congrats on all your success! You deserve it!

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THETURTLEBEAR 7/17/2011 8:58PM

    Great stuff! Nice sweat pic!!

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IBSHAUN 7/17/2011 11:11AM

    Love your energy!! I need me some of that these days. You go!!!

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AZURELITE 7/17/2011 7:32AM

    You're having fun getting fit! Go girlfriend, go!!!
And I see I'm not the only one who hasn't a clue what HRM is!!! Do tell....

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon What guns!!
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REDRUNNERMOM713 7/16/2011 9:48PM

    Girl look at those guns!! You are ROCKIN it!! I LOVE my HRM. I don't do any kind of working out or even labor intensive activites without it. What a beautiful memorial for Chris. You did a great job with it! Keep up the emoticon workouts! emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/16/2011 1:44PM

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KAMAPERRY 7/16/2011 1:34PM

    You rock!! I posted my pic on there last nite too. I am totally loving this challenge!

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MADDEELOU 7/16/2011 12:33PM

    Sounds like a fabulous day. You were busy. Love the picture. Hope the rest of your weekend is as fabulous.

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AARONSGIRL420 7/16/2011 10:46AM

    I'm really interested in seeing which HRM you chose. I like mine and I'm amazed at how much more it tells me I burned than the Spark estimates.

Sounds like you had a great day, other than the vicious ants. Keep it up :)

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SARAHJ19 7/16/2011 8:03AM

    What a great Friday Leslie!! Way to bust it out with your workout! You go girl! Love your sweaty pic! Lookin good!

Have a great Saturday!

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WENDYSPARKS 7/16/2011 7:20AM

    I do not know what a HRM is....Good luck on the exercising!! Looks like you are doing Awesome!!!


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IUHRYTR 7/16/2011 6:57AM

    What's an HRM? -- Lou

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/16/2011 3:10AM

    I agree with Victoria. Look at those arms. emoticon I need to pump it up too. Glad you had a great day. I like the purple!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/16/2011 1:49AM

    Yeah, I saw those arms, the envy of spark people. I was so inspired I have bumped up my arm work & all I have to say on the matter is OUCH!

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AUNTIELES53 7/16/2011 1:24AM

    wow sign me up for arms like those hahaha. glad you had a great friday.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/16/2011 12:17AM

    First, love those arm muscles!!!

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CIVIAV 7/15/2011 11:51PM

    It was indeed a fabulous Friday. Here's to a spectacular Saturday...

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I've joined another challenge!! Just TRY and stop me NOW!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Well, I signed up for a new challenge on facebook. I was invited by my awesome friend RUN2MYDREAMS and I think I'm going to LOVE it! emoticon


It's basically the same challenge I was doing, (so I can keep my same goals), but instead of just self-fulfillment as rewards, there's actually prize $!! emoticon


So yesterday was Day 1 of my 90 day challenge and Day 4 of my other one! I've pretty much just combined the 2 challenges into 1 and will do my best to update in both teams. emoticon


Yesterday's recap: I took the kids swimming and did lots of treading water while they played. I also swam laps for 20 minutes during the adult swim and let me tell ya, it felt amazing! I was just gliding through that water and felt like I was young and on the swim team again! I'm definitely going to pursue this passion more! emoticon emoticon


I also got in my daily push-ups by completing 40 of them! emoticon


I drank 72 oz of water! emoticon


AND....I tried a new, clean recipe which turned out DELISH! I basically just threw all this stuff together and didn't follow a recipe! (I just worked from memory of one I saw here on SP.) A big 1st for this non-cook! It turned out AWESOME and I was pretty proud of myself for that! emoticon emoticon


Here's a pic of it! It was just steak tips, red and orange bell peppers, onions, and pineapple! You add the pineapple juice too and let it marinate in that...giving it some great flavor! Just a hint of seasoning salt and served over white rice! YUMMO! emoticon




So I'd say my Day 1 of this challenge was a success! emoticon


I can't wait to see what today brings! emoticon


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RUN2MYDREAMS 7/24/2011 12:10AM

    Don't know how I missed this:/. I got behind on emails! You are rockin' this group;)
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THETURTLEBEAR 7/17/2011 6:40PM

    Nice job! Yummy pic!!

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VICKILYN4 7/15/2011 1:37PM

    Way to go Leslie!! Glad you found another love..swimming! I think I will try your meal..if looks delish. Congrats on the push ups...wish I could do that many.

Take Care,
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RUNNERRACHEL 7/14/2011 5:07PM

    Wow! emoticon You are amazing! Keep up the great work!!



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DOLLYHOLLY 7/14/2011 9:32AM

    Wow! 40 jumping jacks! I can only do 8. That's up from last week's 5! :)

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Full steam ahead,
Holly

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ABB698 7/13/2011 7:40PM

    Good for you! I love how you keep yourself Sparked! You are amazing!! emoticon

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 7/13/2011 7:10PM

    Wow, that recipe does look delicious! emoticon job on the push ups, too. I was thinking of cutting push ups from tonight's ST routine, but I'm going to do them now! Good luck with those challenges; I am sure you will rock them emoticon

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SMARGED 7/13/2011 1:33AM

    Fantastic! I envy you on the push-ups!! LOL!! I can barely do 8 - and that's without going all the way down!! But six months ago I couldn't even do 1...
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IUHRYTR 7/12/2011 9:32PM

    You go, girl! -- Lou

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RONOSOF 7/12/2011 8:37PM

    awesome day 1! congrats

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BTRTHANEVA 7/12/2011 7:17PM

    You're already receiving your just reward: the self satisfaction of living well! Your enthusiastic words jumped off the page!!! Keep it up, OR I SPANK YOU!!! hehehehe...

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TEMPEST272002 7/12/2011 6:49PM

    Supper looks delicious! You did fantastic with your challenge goals. I love swimming too. Feels so good on the body. You're doing great - keep it going!

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ELLFIN3 7/12/2011 4:29PM

    You go Girl! Your meal looks good! I bet it tasted wonderful! You are such an inspiration to me! Thanks for being you!!! Enjoy! Wish I could swim with you and the kids! emoticon
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PCOH051610 7/12/2011 4:19PM

    You are doing great! I know you are determined enough to win at anything but I really hope it is you who wins the $$$$$!!!!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/12/2011 3:46PM

    I am not getting in this girls way!! A woman on a mission & full speed ahead,

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BOVEY63 7/12/2011 1:47PM

    I love it when I mix what I have in the fridge and it turns out delish!
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AARONSGIRL420 7/12/2011 1:30PM

    I find that my best cooking creations are ones where I either not follow a recipe or change it in such a way that I make it my own. Sadly, I end up not being able to recreate it later LOL.

Nothing like a little $$ to light the competitive fires. Rock it out girl.

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LIVIN2LOVE1 7/12/2011 1:23PM

    You are on FIRE!

I was thinking about you last night when I decided to do 5 more push ups AND THEN another set of 15. I figured today I may as well make a habit of it. I've never had nice arms but they are starting to look defined and I'm liking it.

Your steak tips look gourmet for a non-cooker. You may want to rethink that self title. emoticon

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ELISELOVE1 7/12/2011 1:17PM

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_LINDA 7/12/2011 1:15PM

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This is fantastic!! LOVE to hear your enthusiasm for getting healthy and fit!!
I LOVE the water and was missing it terribly. Getting to do aquafit on Sunday was wonderful even if the toes were crunching a bit. Just enjoy that feeling of both lightness and the resistance of pushing through the water.
I can see you getting a prize in that challenge now!
Go Leslie, GO!
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You are going to be one buff chick!!!
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KAMAPERRY 7/12/2011 1:04PM

    Wow!! Was this different than the one I am on?

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/12/2011 12:54PM

    I love to cook like that!

Today I am going to take a walk, no running feet are hurting, with the dogs and determine the best spot to plants some daisies and sunflowers.

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GOGOMAMA 7/12/2011 12:29PM

    Awesome!!! That meal looks fabulous!! Yum! How cool that you enjoy swimming! Best wishes with your goals and challenges!

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KRITKRIT 7/12/2011 12:28PM

    Yay for more challenges! Was it by chance the 90 day visalis challenge?

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Change is Scary! Tomorrow = D-Day!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tomorrow is a BIG day for me!!! emoticon

I've worked in the same job for 6 years now, and for the past 6 years I've been waiting for that day to tell the boss to stuff it! Hey, don't we all have those secret fantasies?!! emoticon

Tomorrow is THAT day! emoticon emoticon

Now IS the time! The stars are aligning and I just KNOW it!

I'm ready for this new saga in my life! emoticon emoticon

(oookkk, I'm not exactly going to tell her to "stuff it" but you get the picture!! Wish me luck!!)
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PCOH051610 7/15/2011 6:56PM

    How did it go? Was it satisfying telling them that you will be leaving? When is your last day of work?

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GRAMMACATHY 7/11/2011 10:52PM

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PONYFARMER 7/11/2011 8:36PM

    Hang in there, sometimes change is GREAT!

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IUHRYTR 7/11/2011 8:28PM

    For you, Leslie, and all the others who'd like to say, "Take this job and shove it." http://youtu.be/EPrSVkTRb24 -- Lou

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ABB698 7/11/2011 5:19PM

    Hope it goes well! Stay strong! When I gave notice at my job, I will never forget driving home from work that day, I literally could not stop smiling! emoticon My jaw hurt but I could not take that smile off my face, I felt SO good. Hope you get the same!
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BOVEY63 7/11/2011 12:19PM

    I wish you all the best!
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QUEENJEANINE11 7/11/2011 11:05AM

    Good luck!

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KAMAPERRY 7/11/2011 10:56AM

    You got this one!!! Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AARONSGIRL420 7/11/2011 10:42AM

    Congrats on this new, exciting chapter of your life!

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REDRUNNERMOM713 7/11/2011 10:19AM

    Good Luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

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SARAHJ19 7/11/2011 9:23AM

    Good luck Leslie!!!!
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MADDEELOU 7/11/2011 8:57AM

    Good luck!!!

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NEENSTER1 7/11/2011 8:41AM

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CIVIAV 7/11/2011 8:25AM

    Go forward confidently into the future you are writing!

How freakin' awesome is this?!

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BTRTHANEVA 7/11/2011 7:47AM

    Perhaps once you give your notice, they might be open to you working less hours??? Hmmm... Six years is a long time, and losing a fantastic employee - this could just happen!

Good luck! Remember, how you deliver this information is vitally important! Don't be running into the office, jump on the desk and start singing *take this job...* Accentuate the positives about your employment there and also about the great opportunities that await you!

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/11/2011 7:30AM

    Enjoy it, but don't burn that bridge!

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ASHLEYKAT 7/11/2011 7:02AM

    Hehe. Enjoy it! You're going to love grad school (actually, you're going to hate it AND love it--just like everyone else)!

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REJ7777 7/11/2011 6:49AM

    You never know what's around the corner. Make sure to leave friends and allies behind! I wish you well!

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TRUE-NESS 7/11/2011 6:49AM

    God bless and congratulations!!! New beginnings are soooo exciting!! :-)

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AZURELITE 7/11/2011 6:36AM

    Good luck today, Leslie! May the future bring many great things to you & yours!!

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_LINDA 7/11/2011 2:25AM

    UMMM, I might tell her to stuff it if I didn't need that job for a future reference emoticon emoticon emoticon
Best of luck tomorrow on your new beginnings!!
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IBSHAUN 7/11/2011 12:45AM

    Yeah!! LOVE those moments in life!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 7/11/2011 12:01AM

    It will all be fine! You need to take care of you and those kiddies, Leslie! emoticon emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 7/11/2011 12:00AM

    I will be thinking of you tomorrow as you do this!

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DIANE7786 7/10/2011 11:57PM

    Congratulations for making a decision you've struggled with for a long time. Enjoy telling your boss goodbye!

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