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Tomorrow I Streak Again!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

It's 7PM and I've got to enter my other goals and then hit the hay. Tomorrow is an early work day, and I'm restarting my am fitness streak. I had that one going for a while, but today, I just had to sleep and there was not the time. In fact, I only got fifteen minutes total fitness in and that was out of guilt from a team leader...THANK YOU!

I just had SSOOOOO much catching up to do and I couldn't face going into what I know will be an already hectic week with so much left to do. It would just make the whole week unbearable. At least now I am going into it rested, with good food around, some organization, and my e-mails and sparking caught up.

I'm not beating myself up though. It's about making progress and Lord knows I'm certainely not perfect....but I'm trying to be the best me possible and I have to keep everything in balance.

Got signed up for my next 5K (June 5th) and my name is on a list for the one on Oct 3rd. They will contact me when registration is open.

Next project is to do some more work on a budget and trying to find a job that is better paying......there simply is not enough $ left to see me to the end of the month, and I refuse to give up my internet access.

Oh well, I can rest peacefully knowing I got done all I could today and tomorrow is another day...hopefully a good long fitness session in the am (before work at 7AM), since I won't have time to do any later in the day.

  
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BE_STRONG 5/25/2010 10:06PM

    I don't know how it happened, but I stopped getting emails when you blogged. I stopped by to see if everything was o.k. with you and found out I had missed several. I just glad that things seem busy for you, but are other wise going well.

That June 5 5K is right around the corner. It is a good thing you've got one under your belt. I hope you are doign well with your AM fitness.

You go! emoticon

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MIMIKK7 5/25/2010 9:40AM

    No one can do 100% all of the time! New day, new streak! Such possibilities!! emoticonon getting signed up and setting your goals to your next 5K!! I hope you got your much deserved emoticon and with our Heavenly Father he will open a door for your next opportunity. I wish you all the best this week! emoticon emoticon

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PAMAPPLE 5/23/2010 10:50PM

    Rest well and may God guide you to a better paying job and provide for all your needs. emoticon

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LKEITHO 5/23/2010 10:09PM

    The rest you got today was well deserved! I hope you have a great week, and all the best on the next 5K!

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TEAPOT57 5/23/2010 9:51PM

    Have a good week and good luck on your next early morning streaks. Do you have any idea of what kind of job you will be looking for. Good luck finding a new job. You will have no problem you seem to be a go getter.
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DJS-DEBBIE 5/23/2010 8:33PM

    I am still trying to get caught up myself. I promised I would take my DS and DIL to the train tomorrow morning. They need to leave their house at 6 AM which means I have to leave mine by 5:30. I don't know WHAT I was thinking when I volunteered!

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NELLIEC 5/23/2010 8:28PM

    Yes, do rest peacefully. Tomorrow is a new day!

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Time In A Bottle

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Has anyone learned how to bottle time yet? It's Saturday AM. I am so sorry I missed my blogging last night but sleeping was just taking priority and I knew that I didn't have to be at work at the crack of dawn this morning so I could catch up a little. It's amazing how just those few less moments of sleep that I'm sacrificing to the early morning wake-up and fitness can take their toll. Plus, I'm sure overall, I'm getting in more overall exercise, so by yesterday I was feeling so drained for my AM workout(and all through the day), that I decided to listen to my body for once and get the little extra rest it seemed to be crying for. I actually got in 7 1/2 hours last night and woke up this morning without the alarm! The animals are all taken care of and coffee is going.

Today, I don't work until 1:30 (til close at 10:30), so I can get some catching up done. I have some errands to run this morning, so I figure, I'll kill two birds with one stone and run to the srip mall I need to get to and back. It's about 1.75 miles each way, so even though it's not a straight 5K, overall it's 5.5.....I think that will have to qualify for my cardio today. Hopefully I'll get to do another 2 miler tomorrow with a running buddy. It's supposed to be a scorcher tomorrow, and we don't usually get to run untill the afternoon (around 4), so it may be too warm. The forecast is for the mid to upper 80's and with all the rain we've gotten, it's going to be really humid! I need to keep on pushing thiugh, soon it will be to warm to want to run outside at all. I just signed up for my second 5K...it is only two weeks away. I have to work that day, but not until the afternoon, so I'll have plenty of time, since the race starts at 7:30A, to finish, get home, showered and change for work. There is one more I want to run this fall (Oct 3rd). It's the one that got me interested in this C25K to begin with. I attempt to register online yesterday, but the site says that the administrator has closed the on-line registration. I'm going to try to follow up on that one this morning and get signed up.

Nutritionally I've done well all week. One day I was near the top of my ranges, but that was day before yesterday, or the day before that. I think it was because I was burning the candlke at both ends and my body new it and was demanding extra fuel. Seems like now that I've stepped back the activity a little bit, my appetitie is more in line. I didn't lose any weight this week, but my body fat percentage is now down another percent(not all in this week), so I'll take that little bit of news as success.....along with the 12 day early fitness streak. I don't tink I'm going to meet my second goal of 142 pounds by June 2nd. I'll be lucky to hit it by the 4th of July, but I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully I'll hit it one day. My ultimate goal is to hit ANY number under 140, but I just don't know if that is going to be possible unless fitness somehow becomes my full time job. Probably not very likely.

Vacation coming in five weeks!!! WOOHOO! San Antonio her I come.

I won't have a chance to blog tonight. After work, I'm picking up a friend to go listen to another friend who plays in a band. Tomorrow morning I will be up early to get some fitness in before church, then church, then brunch witha friend from high school and then hopefully a little run late in the afternoon or early evening. Back to work on Monday!

  
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LKEITHO 5/22/2010 2:30PM

    Sounds like you are doing great! Don't worry about missing a blog - the sleep is much more important at times. Running to and from the strip mall is a great idea! I don't know how you handle the humidity - I can run in 100 degrees here, but the humidity is so low it doesn't feel that bad. Having to run in temps above 80 with high humidity always does me in.

Have a great weekend, and all the best with your next 5K!

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PAMAPPLE 5/22/2010 11:00AM

    Listening to your body is the way to go. Overexercising can make us tired and increase our appetitie. Kudos to you for losing a pound. Enjoy your weekend! emoticon emoticon

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MIMIKK7 5/22/2010 9:21AM

    Great blog!! Have a wonderful weekend!! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/22/2010 8:15AM

    Way to go combining fitness and errands! Have a great weekend.
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I DID IT!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Okay, if it wasn't an official streak before - IT IS NOW!!! Today was day ten of fitness in the am! WOOHOO!!! It was only fifteen minutes (I did hit the snooze), but since I slept in my workout gear, I went flying down stairs, let out dogs, fed animals and raced downstairs for a quick workout, then upstairs, ceareal and milk in a cup for breakfast w/ 1/2 banana on the drive to work along with my first litre of water for the day.

Tonight after I made dinner for my sisters and myself, I just sat (shouldn't have - could have been catching up e-mails - haven't even looked at them in a day and a half - certain there is a mountain now). Then I headed back downstairs for a half hour of Pilates and another 15-20 mins of cardio and strength training.

Even though I wan't over at all yesterday, my nutrition levels were high and today they were more in line with where I like them to be.

Tomorrow I don't have to be at work till 8AM, so maybe I can get a good solid 30-40 minutes in before work and then a C25K tomorrow night - or if not a road run on Saturday morning before work.

Off to bed, no more of this hitting snooze nonsense! Love you all, so I can't do more sparking and catch up with you all - hopefully tomorrow night and Sunday!

  
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RENEEFL7 10/18/2010 10:39AM

    Good job!

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TCICHOWSKI 6/7/2010 11:10PM

    I have a hard time with doing exercise in the morning. I really need to start. Sounds like it really gets you off to a good start for the day! Way to go!

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PEACHYKEEN9 5/29/2010 10:21PM

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AWESOME!!!!

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 5/26/2010 10:13PM

    Good for you! Keep it up!


Jane on Guam

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ILOVEROSES 5/26/2010 9:09PM

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CARLAD22 5/25/2010 10:28AM

    I may need to sleep in my workout clothes too!! Changing in the morning always slow me down.

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NATIVECOURAGE 5/25/2010 10:08AM

    Hey congrats on being featured as a popular blog!

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ME2448 5/25/2010 8:43AM

    WooHoo! I love fitness in the am

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WHITEWITCH23 5/24/2010 8:40PM

    Good Job

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IDAMAE1966 5/24/2010 10:39AM

  CONGRATS,YOU ROCK emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 5/23/2010 5:04PM

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TANSHAN1 5/23/2010 3:23PM

    Woo Hoo! Great job!!

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TITIUU 5/23/2010 3:17PM

    That's great!

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SHOSHANADP 5/23/2010 11:44AM

    Good for you! Keep up the good work!

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RIPPEDPAUL1 5/23/2010 9:26AM

    Great!!!!!!!

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MASE72 5/23/2010 6:49AM

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WCATAP 5/23/2010 1:38AM

    Great accomplishment!

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A_ROBY 5/23/2010 12:28AM

    What an inspiration you are! Thanks so much for this post. You just made my evening a joyful one!

Amanda

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JENIFIREHARP 5/22/2010 8:52PM

    I hear you on the snooze hitting, I like to do that myself some mornings LOL!



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CINABEE 5/22/2010 8:18PM

    Good for you. emoticon

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MZLADY77 5/22/2010 4:49PM

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 5/22/2010 4:40PM

    STAY THE COURSE!

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ROSEMARDORF 5/22/2010 1:57PM

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 5/22/2010 12:23PM

    emoticon emoticon What energy and enthusiasm!

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COOKIEDOH38 5/22/2010 12:00PM

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Good job for you and your sisters.

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HOPE2BE 5/22/2010 10:29AM

    emoticonYou're setting a good example for yourself, your sisters, and other people out there even on spark people.

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IRISHLASS117 5/22/2010 10:00AM

    It's worth the effort to work out in the morning, even if you hit the snooze. I walk with a spring in my step and make better choices throughout the day if I've worked out first.

Bravo!

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PRAYINGSUZIE 5/22/2010 9:31AM

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KLEE76 5/22/2010 9:07AM

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HAPPYNSMILING 5/22/2010 7:55AM

    emoticon You are doing great!! Keep it up!

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MOM1014 5/22/2010 7:40AM

    Congratulations...you are a good example!

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EDWINA172 5/22/2010 6:18AM

    Awesome! Way to go!

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SHERRYK5 5/21/2010 11:24PM

    Way to work it in. I'm going to take your idea and work it in all day long. Thanks

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TEAPOT57 5/21/2010 11:04PM

    Fifthteen minutes still counts for exercising. It's more then I can do seeing I am still dealing with pain I don't know when I am going to be able to exercise. So weather it's fifthteen minutes or and hour it's still exercising minutes.
Ten days of early morning exercising emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMHIFF 5/21/2010 10:06PM

    great job keep it up emoticon

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TEXASG-MA 5/21/2010 9:19PM

  emoticon emoticonFriend. I'm so proud of you. So glad you are my friend. Best of luck in all your endeavors.
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BE_STRONG 5/21/2010 6:56PM

    10 days! That is awesome! You are doing so great! You are motivating me to try to get some more done in the AM. emoticon

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LKEITHO 5/21/2010 12:31PM

    Congratulations on your streak! Way to go!

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PAM1864 5/21/2010 12:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonon your day ten of fitness.
You are doing emoticon emoticon Keep it up!!! emoticon

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MIMIKK7 5/21/2010 8:42AM

    emoticonon your 10 day streak!! emoticonJust reading about your mornings I get a workout! emoticonYou are doing emoticon so keep rockin it girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WCATAP 5/21/2010 8:29AM

    You look great and are doing great. Keep it up!

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/21/2010 12:03AM

    You go, girl!

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AMYSTRONG 5/20/2010 11:13PM

    That's an action packed morning! Way to go girl!!!

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OZXIA1 5/20/2010 10:43PM

    emoticon Impressive! Great job!

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POLK-A-DOTS 5/20/2010 10:40PM

    I love that you slept in your workout clothes! My very close friend does the same...and off and running she goes at 5 a.m....What an inspiration you are! emoticon

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CHRYSTALM0214 5/20/2010 10:35PM

    Yay! Great Job!

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DAWNDREGER 5/20/2010 10:27PM

    What a feeling, what a rush....:)
Gogogogo!

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UKTHIRI 5/20/2010 10:26PM

    You are really rockin' your workout! Way to go!!! emoticon

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Day Nine Done - Wish me luck on ten!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Okay, short and sweet - have to be at work at 7AM, it's 9:30 now, tomorrow WILL be day 10 of AM fitness. I actually almost didn't make it this morning. I hit the snooze and then felt guilty and JUMPED out of bed and made myself do 15 minutes....and not very enthusiastically. Calories and carbs were real high today too! I wasn't over on anything, but it was too close for comfort.

Gonna get to bed now, don't want to spoil a good thing. Need to find time somewhere to figure out the issue with my windows media player on the computer - and to get my other goals tracked and to catch up on e-mails....hummmmm, what else?

  
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TEAPOT57 5/21/2010 10:34PM

    Don't be so hard on yourself everyone one has there good days and bad when it comes to getting up in the morning and exercising . What counts is you did exercise.
So keep up the good work you can do it you have proved it to yourself.
Take Care !

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/20/2010 9:37PM

    How did you do today?

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NELLIEC 5/20/2010 8:16PM

    I know I was having problems with video playing on a computer. It turned out that there had been an update, but they didn't notify me. The old program didn't work anymore, so check and see if you are supposed to get an update!

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MERRYLYN 5/20/2010 2:15PM

    Good streak going... even if you almost didn't.. you did and that counts. Hope you get your computer issues resolved and hope you find a little time for yourself.
It seems really hard to find time now that summer is almost here and there is so much other stuff that needs to be done.


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MIMIKK7 5/20/2010 11:59AM

    emoticonKeep streaking along!! emoticon

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SPARKGIRL32 5/19/2010 11:52PM

    Good job!!

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TEXASG-MA 5/19/2010 11:30PM

  Best of luck in the morning. Will be looking for the "I did it" on your blog tomorrow. I'm proud of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMLILA 5/19/2010 11:17PM

    Luck on day 10!! I need to get myself into the same habit, a.m. exercise... there are just not enough hours in a day. I had gotten myself into the am exercise pretty well a couple months ago and then quit and just haven't got back there... so advice... don't quit... it's a great habit and too hard to try to re-establish that habit....

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LKEITHO 5/19/2010 10:40PM

    Great job! Keep that streak going!

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SPARKIE1964 5/19/2010 10:28PM

    Nighty night...Get some rest so you're pumped in a.m.

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GOOOOD Morning

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I've always been a morning person, but this up and at 'em challenge - to get up and out of bed without hitting snooze at least once was not working for me. I knew that I needed to get more fitness in early in the day, but how to do that when I couldn't get out of bed early enough to do all I had to AND fitness before work was dumbfounding me.

Then, I did my 5K. I had to be up that day, eat, dress, pick up a couple of friends and drive 40 minutes to the race - then start the race at 8AM! Check in was at 6:30!!!

That must have faned the spark, because since then May 8th, I have finallygot a streak going! emoticonToday is the eigth day in a row for getting up with (or BEFORE) the alarm and getting some fitness in before work - or church - or whatever. Some mornings may be more than others, but I'm actually doing it.

I go to work from 8-5 today, so as of this moment, (7AM), I have, taken care of two dogs, two cats, done my morning devotional/quiet time, drank one liter of water, 30 Minutes of pilates/strength training and run one mile, ate breakfast, made lunch, tracked my nutrition and fitness, caught up on e-mails, and did some sparking (including my 7 point wheel spin, I am already over 70 points for the day!)

I know not everyday will go this smoothly from the start. I won't be up at 4-4:30 everyday, some days I will have to be at church or work at 7AM instead of eight, and some days I won't have the energy I do this morning, but I know now what I CAN do. There are probably some other systems that I need to put into place. I can work on that from here on. I have a solid streak going now, and I want it going STRONG AND SURE before I leave for vacation.

Thanks to all my earlier rising friends out there who have inspired me and to eveyone who has encouraged me to go after goals that I wasn't sure I could handle. emoticonand I LOVE my emoticons!!! Have a great day everyone!!!

  
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BE_STRONG 5/19/2010 5:48PM

    That is incredible. I'm happy to get in 10-30 min. of fitness in the AM. You rock! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIMIKK7 5/19/2010 9:59AM

    Your motivation is 'awe' inspiring! emoticonon your morning streak and keep going!! You are emoticon!! emoticon emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/19/2010 5:04AM

    You'd better watch out - you are on the road to building a habit. Unless I have been up really late (and that is next to impossible these days) I am up everyday around 4 without an alarm clock. I love getting up early and getting things done early. But I can't sleep in now even if I want to!
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MERRYLYN 5/18/2010 11:41PM

    Just read you last three blogs....
wow.. you are doing such a great job.. eating properly, keeping the getting up streak going and cleaning out those closets.
Isn't it a hoot to find 'new' old clothes that were tucked away for someday... and finding that it IS someday and they fit??
It feels so good to get rid of the clutter of things that don't fit... I have been working at that too.
Early morning workouts are best for me because then I have it done before my 'official' day begins. By night I am only good for one thing...... emoticon
Keep up the fantastic work and I am hoping your good feelings streak continues.

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TEAPOT57 5/18/2010 4:19PM

    Wow you are a inspiration . I have never been a morning person although when I had to be up for inventory at the retail store I worked at. You had to be there by 6:30 am it was a quite peaceful time to drive into work in the summer and see the sun rise. In the winter it's a different story seeing one year I went off the road on black ice.
You keep up your routine you are doing great you are remarkable all you fit in a day.
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LALABUMBUM 5/18/2010 2:26PM

    Congrats on becoming a morning person. I love the mornings, I feel like I get so much more done, and I am more likely to work out in the AM than if I waited to do it till later in the day! A trick that works for me is to set out my workout clothes the night before, and have my gym bag packed and ready to go too. Sometimes I even wear my gym clothes to bed so than I really have no excuses and Im ready and rarin to go!

You are definitely an inspiration and a great Warrior, keep up the great work!

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SPHAPPYHIKER 5/18/2010 8:56AM

    You are doing an awesome job!! Keep up the great work. What an inspiration!!

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LKEITHO 5/18/2010 8:40AM

    Great job! Amazing what you can do when you make it a habit. Keep up the good work!

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LOLEMA 5/18/2010 8:20AM

  Congrats!

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