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Day 4 bootcamp

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Well i've made it for 4 days of bootcamp. so far so good. if only the scales will reflect some of the hard work i have put in. I haven't gotten my 30 min. of exercise the modern way the last couple of days but i have gotten it the old fashioned way.......i worked, hard. I'm in the process of getting my house back in order after christmas. I have had to work so much that this week is the first chance to get anything done. And i must say i have gotten it done. Now i'm back to work tomorrow and the routine begins again.

well guys my husband is now on this journey with me. It actually seems funny him helping to pick out foods, veggies that is, and talking workouts. Now don't get me wrong i'm enjoying the company and help, but it just isn't my Todd. As i would joke to my friends, he is growing up so fast. lol.

I will keep posted on that as the news happens. i'm hoping he will stay on the change as it is kinda nice us working towards a common goal. I would like to think that i led and he followed because of the changes in me.

Good luck to all, we are going to get there from here i just know it.

  
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JALENMAC 1/6/2010 8:38PM

    emoticonMy husband doesn't need to lose but he supports & encourages me. I love our walks when he is home!

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IUHRYTR 1/6/2010 7:43PM

    That's cool that he is on the program with you. Keep us updated on your and his progress. -- Lou

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LYNDALLAS 1/6/2010 5:30PM

    I wish my husband was into being healthy with me. Unfortunately, he is fit and doesn't think he needs to eat healthier.

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BIBLECHICK 1/6/2010 4:54PM

    Neat! Go Todd! You are already spreading the Spark. Hang in there, your results are bound to come soon.

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Weigh In:

Sunday, January 03, 2010

As I sit here ready to type this blog i'm filled with a renewed sense on energy. My weigh in this morning was the same not loss, which in my book is great, also i'm down an inch and a half from last month so that is awesome to boot. So I have to give this weigh in a emoticon.

Today officially kicked off the spark your body bootcamp...wow was that a great way to wake up this morning. I took all measurements to ensure I keep a good track for me this month and I posted them in my notebook journal. This is my visual for the next month.

As I begin this new year i'm filled with this awesome feeling. I can't begin to explain it but I just feel like this is my year. So i'm ready, i'm prepared, and i'm bound to make this a great year.

So my spark friends I say today was an awesome day....god bless. emoticon

  
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EVVYSBABY 1/3/2010 5:48PM

    I agree - this is the one! I feel that it is my year as well. I love your attitude and for me, the measurements are what I am watching as I seem to be shrinking but not weighing less.

Here's to 2010!

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JUNEBUG1944 1/3/2010 2:23PM

    Good blog! It's great to be positive!

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DARLENEK04 1/3/2010 1:36PM

  Michelle,
You and I should be sisters..............I also feel very
positive and OPTIMISTIC that this is OUR year.

Wish we were closer so we could walk together. As cold as
it is here right now, ??????? no chance I am going outside.
ha

May as well be up in Illinois country as cold as it is. Wellllll, maybe not. the weather channel just said it is
9 degrees in St. Louis.........

You go girl,,,,we can do this....
Darlene

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PVILLELADY 1/3/2010 11:01AM

    WoooooooooHooooooooooooooo! This is gonna be our year, chick! You've got a winning attitude!!

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Diane

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IUHRYTR 1/3/2010 10:22AM

    Love your attitude. -- Lou

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New year, new beginnings

Friday, January 01, 2010

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

The seasons turn. The years turn. Lives and civilizations turn. Today, the year is a newborn. How will we choose to dress it, to feed it, to teach it, to learn from it?

Happy New Year! Happy New Beginning!

Choose Wisely!

This morning as I was reading this daily inspiration I thought of spark. This is a new year, new day, new beginning. Today is a clean slate. We can do with this year anything we choose. We can choose to bring about success or failure. We hold the moment in our hands. I for one am ready to bring about success. I'm ready for a great year. I can't explain it but 2010 feels like my year.

A couple of examples of this is a friend I work with has a nephew who he and his brother were in an gas grill explosion, the brother died, then other lived but stayed in criticle conditon, yesterday he walks into our pharmacy, bandaged but whole, now people i'm telling you i went to meet this young man and hugged him. He didn't know me and i surely only knew him through my freind and my prayers, but standing in front of me was a miracle of god. Even he said the doctors couldn't believe it. They came in that morning and told him they were sending him home. NOw mind you he still has to have treatments on his burns but lord willing he is alive. I told him i was standing and seeing a miracle. God is good. Now mind you one died, but i have to wonder was it so one could live?

Second, and not at the bottom of my list is my son, clean now and off drugs for a year, he got a job yesterday, what a new years blessing that was, and he did this on his own. I mean he did the interview, and i work at walmart and i know from personnel how great he did, and that makes me proud. pray that he continues this new Josh and that he keeps this new job. I have asked god daily for a window to open for my son and he has seen to that.

So this is 2010, new iimproved and we can make it what we will. I choose to make it great. HAPPY NEW YEAR SPARK FRIENDS, let's give it heck. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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EVVYSBABY 1/1/2010 5:40PM

    My prayers are with you and the boy who lived. I know what it is to have a child going thru the addiction of drugs. They can beat it and they can grow and improve.

Thank you again for the reminder I needed that this is a new year, a new beginning and a new me!

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UNEEK39 1/1/2010 9:39AM

    Such an uplifting blog. What a way to start the New Year. No matter the year, month or day there's one thing that never change and that's the soverign love, mercy and grace of our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. Happy New Year! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 1/1/2010 7:55AM

    Two exciting examples of God's grace. Thank you for telling us about these young men. Let's pray they both continue progressing through 2010. -- Lou

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DARKCHILD 1/1/2010 6:58AM

    What a Blessing to my Spirit! Another example of God's Grace and Mercy. Thank you so much for sharing. emoticon

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thoughts to share

Thursday, December 31, 2009

For those who haven't yet created a focus for next year, let me offer a few suggestions...

1. Worry less and relax more.

2. Take better care of your body, not to meet someone else's standards of weight or shape, but strictly in order for you to feel your best.

3. Plant a tree for your great-grandchildren. While literally planting a tree is always a good project, I mean this suggestion symbolically. Consider, in everything you do, how your decisions and actions will impact the legacy you leave for future generations. How can you leave your family, the political system, the environment, the whole world, better than you found it?

Have a happy and safe New Year, and enjoy a wonderful 2010.

I know some of you recieve these inspirational quotes but for those that don't i'm very glad to share. happy new year spark friends. see ya next year.

  
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EVVYSBABY 12/31/2009 5:20PM

    Thanks for the advice - I will plant the stability tree for my grandchildren!

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THE_JULES1 12/31/2009 9:26AM

    Who me worry!? Great advice! Happy New Year!
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IUHRYTR 12/31/2009 8:22AM

    My parents taught me early on to try to leave everything better than it was when I used it, even a sink in a restroom. Doesn't take much effort and presents the next person a cleaner, more positive space. Thanks for the reminder. -- Lou

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MUSYCLAU 12/31/2009 7:36AM

    Fantastic, how many of us wish that we had worried more and relaxed less in 2009? Thanks for sharing!

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ALBA06 12/31/2009 7:08AM

  awesome, words to live by. i am touched by your gentleness and mindfulness. i hope in my life i do leave this world a better place, but sometimes i hurt so bad i don't think i can make it another day. thank you for giving me a direction to guide my thoughts today. best wishes, melissa emoticon emoticon

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new years plan

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Every day is a good day to make a resolution for beginning a new way of living, but the New Year's Day holiday provides a good focus for reviewing our lives and resolving to live each day with conscious attention

I'm so ready for this new year. I don';t know why but 2010 just feels like my year. I'm so close to my goals and I really want to hit them this year. I have more than weight loss goals, i have financial, and life goals. what are yours? have you really thought about what this year means to you?

One poster asked how i do it so early in the mornings, i have a routine. I get up with coffee and spark, check emails, then i get my exercise in before my shower, and then off to work. I feel a day is wasted if i sleep it away. The lord gave me this day and i intend to use it.

so think about your new year, how you want it to go, the sky is the limit, if we don't succeed we have next year and the year after that. I want to wish each of you a very happy new year, and may any old hurts, or undones be layed to rest this coming year. after all the lord has given you one more day to set things right. emoticon

  
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EVVYSBABY 12/30/2009 10:14AM

    Thanks again for your inspiration!

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THE_JULES1 12/30/2009 10:12AM

    You are inspiring me. I may have to start getting up earlier. Mind you, I don't sleep in. I am up at 6. But I could accomplish a lot with an extra hour!

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TERESA6262 12/30/2009 10:09AM

    Your positivity is catching! Thanks, Michelle!

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FRECKS96 12/30/2009 8:52AM

    I love your outlook! I think 2010 is going to be a great year for a lot of us!

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IUHRYTR 12/30/2009 7:46AM

    There is something magical about a new calendar, a new year. It may only be another day but it's a milestone to measure by and to renew hope that things will be better than the year before.

Lou

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