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The Weekend of Bike Riding

Monday, April 20, 2009

That's pretty much how I spent the weekend & it was great.

On Saturday hubby & I rode our bikes to wal-mart did some shopping (not much beings we were on bikes).Went out to lunch then we rode home. I also started compounding the walls in the room that we r remodeling.

On Sunday we rode around & stopped @ a cpl different stores. It amazed me that we were only on the bikes for about 2 hours cause it seemed like we just went all over. Camden to Pennsauken to Cherry Hill to Pennsauken to Camden. It really was a wonderful time.

Today I get back into working on the house. Cause the next 2 days r to be kind of miserable with the weather here. This time of year I m actually glad that I cant really work a regular job.

My weigh is not going down but I m going to stay off the scale till my weigh in on Wednesday.

I'm already looking forward to next weekend & more bike riding. emoticon



Saturday, April 18, 2009

When I 1st started exercising it just seemed so easy. Now I realize why - all the fat was protecting the muscles.
Now that the fat is starting to melt away my muscles r feeling the burn. WOW.

Riding the bike used to be so easy now I know that I have thigh muscles.

Wall push ups easy as anything - now I know that there r muscles between the elbow & shoulder.

The one that I m really dreading yet cant wait to have is THE STOMACH. I m working on the crunches with ball.

Well I have to go dance around for 15 minutes, which will remind me that I have calf muscles.
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W8WHITTILER 4/19/2009 4:54PM

    Marsha you are doing great..
Isn't it great to see and feel things we thought were forever lost?
Keep it going...we are going to cross that finish line yet!

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One Exercise You'd Never Do in Public

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I had to think about this cause over the last cpl of mths it has changed. Before I started Sparks I wouldn't do any exercise in public or even in front of my hubby. When I 1st started walking I would go to the track when I knew noone would b around. Now I m going to curves. I even workout in the driveway with my hubby. I am now so possessed with getting my steps in that i even dance & march in place when I m standing in lines. Yea I get some funny looks & have been asked if I was hyper. I respond no just trying to get my step on.
If I had to pick 1 exercise that I wouldn't do it public iI guess it would have to b any that involved me getting on the ground like for example my crunches with ball.

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WONDERJANE 4/17/2009 10:36AM

    How fantastic! Isn't it great when you look back and realize how much fear you've let go of? For years I didn't go to the gym at all because I didn't want to change in front of anybody - now I go, get my gear on and do my thing without self consciousness. I stopped caring if anybody judged me in the change room or in the work out room. The people who matter to me don't judge me, and the people who judge me don't matter to me! I have a wonderful vision of you shaking your groove thing in the check-out line at the grocery store. Yay you!

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Back 2 Blogging

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I haven't been blogging lately.
Trying to deal with me issues of depression. It isn't easy trying to lose this weight with having continual depression problems. But I haven't stopped excising & even though I have over eaten a few times I m still logging my food. The scale is not being my friend but hey what's new.
I have been doing alot of soul searching; just trying to figure out things. I let so many things interfere with my life & taken care of myself. I take care of everyone else; that's what I do. Over the yrs I've stopped working on more then one occasion to take care of a family member (lost some to cancer). Now I m living back in a neighborhood that I swore I would never live in again so that I could take care of my dad full time.
I m working on having me time on a regular basis & not just computer time either. My hubby is paying for my curves membership; so I ride my bike there - workout - ride my bike home. It makes for a 90 mins to 2 hr workout. I ALWAYS FEEL GREAT AFTERWARDS.
I have to still focus on my @ home workouts.
I also right now am working on letting go of the people who are not positive in my life. What I mean by this is not that I m going to ignore ppl but that I will keep my distance & not focus on other ppls drama but to deal with my situation.
Well God willing I'll b back tomorrow. I plan to go back to use my blog as my journal

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W8WHITTILER 4/15/2009 8:32AM

    Don't get so down..sometimes we just get in a slump..we surrender to it, but that is have to have some Blah days to do this...we are not going to change overnight, we are building new and better habits everyday...they will take time..and you are doing great..just go back and read your own blog will see all the positive you are doing for yourself...the Curves things is just a wow to go workout 30 minutes and then ride your bike there and back home...why do you need a workout at should only need that when you don't get a chance to get to Curves..
Honey you are going to do this...take those Blah days, run a bubble bath and use it for YOU time..taking care of others can drain you, and then when you are in an unhappy place you don't want to be in, you have to allow time for yourself..
I am here any time you want to vent..
You have my email address...just drop me a note!
Hugs and Love

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LOSE2WIN10 4/14/2009 10:00PM

    I wish you the best and hope things workout for you. Good job with the curves! That's awesome that you ride your bike to and from. Don't let negative people bring you down. Just remember there are always lots of "sparkies" to talk to when you need someone positive!

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How It Has Changed

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I actually now find ways to exercise; I ride my bike to go grocery shopping yes it means not getting as much @ a time but its good exercise. I also joined curves & I ride a bike back & forth instead of taking the buses. I start each day with yoga before I even get out of bed.

My husband & will even work out some together we also play some sports against each other
If I didn't get my 10,000 steps in on any day then I will march or jog in place in front of the tv till I meet my mark.
People r starting to think that I m either possessed or hyper; even when I have to stand in a line for while I m marching in place or bouncing around some way. I try to b continually moving
Now instead of making excuses why not to exercise I find ways to exercise

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W8WHITTILER 4/7/2009 12:32PM

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The secret really is to Challenge's amazing that such a little thing as that can make all the difference..
Keep up the awesome job Marsha, I am so proud of you!
And I would never think you were going nuts for marching in place or fidgeting in line, if I did, I would have to think the same of myself..
Keep moving forward, it is only success from this point forward!

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THENAMESLISA 4/7/2009 8:30AM

    Good job! That's the way to do it!!


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