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Kettlebell Challenge !!

Monday, January 14, 2013



I love this January. It is a beginning of a year and almost everyone is committed to their healthy living with finess goals. For that reason many of the store who handle sports goods and equipments are going to have huge new year sales.

Today I found a great deal on kettlebell at Sportauthority. it was 57% off the price. Regularly they are selling it for $ 69.99. But now $29.99. which comes to $ 40.00 savings. This kettlebell comes with set of 3 with stand. Even with full price, I think it's a good buy compare to buying individual kettlebell, just one for $29- Believe it or not, they are normally much expensive then dumbbells. So I was very happy when I found this deal. It is made with real cast iron with vinyl coated. I think they looks cute too. I am so excited to add this to my work out routine.

This will make a great work out. I have decided to do some kettlebell challenge.
I really needed to work harder on my strength training. I know This will help my not so great strength work out make it great. Love my kettlebell. Woo-hoo !! *\(^o^)/*

  
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KTREK32 1/24/2013 11:16PM

    I just bought a kettlebell yesterday and I love it also looking forward to learning some exercise routines on youtube

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MAPETITECHOU 1/20/2013 9:46PM

  I've heard great things about kettlebells! It sounds like you're off to a wonderful start (and major kudos on your 35+ weight loss). emoticon

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SARAL72 1/20/2013 7:12PM

    Great deal!!!! I hope it will help you a lot in your fitness routine!! emoticon

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LISAN0415 1/18/2013 1:10AM

    I love kettlebells, strength training makes soooo much difference in weigh loss, it helps prevent loose skin and cellulite, keeps our metabolism faster, gives attractive muscle definition and is sooooo healthy for our bones and joints!

Good for you, keep up the great work, and keep us updated on your progress!

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JAVAMONSTER 1/17/2013 11:33PM

    Way to go! How is it using them?

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ITSMATT 1/16/2013 10:25PM

    Great buy on those!

Looking forward to hearing how your KB workouts go!

Make it a great day!
Matt

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PEPPYPATTI 1/15/2013 8:00PM

    Way to go on finding such a great deal! Kettle Bells are an awesome workout!
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WALKINGGIRL6 1/15/2013 4:45AM

    Thanks for the pinwheel. Great price on the kettle bell looks like fun. Have a great week.

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DALID414 1/15/2013 12:10AM

    That is a great deal! Congrats on a great buy!

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SHERYLDS 1/14/2013 3:20AM

    anything that makes you play with exercise is a great buy.
go for it

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POPSY190 1/14/2013 1:14AM

    Good buy!

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Holidays are all gone !! Time for A damage assessment.

Saturday, January 05, 2013



This morning I have read our fellow Sparker, IndyGirl's blog about coping strategies for binge. And I Thank her for her blog about binge eating and how to control it. I liked her mantra and binge buster idea. I will recommend this blog to all of my Spark friends. Here is the link:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191290


This morning, my hubby has offered to cook me a breakfast.( it is very rare.) So I took his offer. and had finished eating my blueberry pancake and Italian sausage for my breakfast. It was so delicious. But total calorie of my breakfast was whapping 805 calories. It took 2 third of my caloric intake. I am plan to eat small portion of lean meet and salads for the dinner tonight so my total calorie won't go over my calorie of today. Also to Compensate my big breakfast, I planed to pop up my new classic Richard Simmons work out DVD I got it for the Xmas in very good deal. I've got it 3 DVD set of them and it also came with toning cord and food mover planer. For all of this includes shipping was only $9- I'm very happy for this purchase. Nowadays, most of people likes newest fitness line of Zumba class and DVD . But for me, I am a very classic woman, so maybe Zumba is too fast pace for me. For now I'll stick with the classic. (^.^)


I confessed to myself,,, since I came back from my Xmas vacation to up north. My feeling inside of me is very heavy and similar to depress mode. Also my body feels heavy as big hinge stone or a hippo. Due to the fact I had to deals with "Other People's Food and I missed my healthy eating, and my morning veggie smoothie's. Also while I was there I could not do much exercise. ( I was snowed in half of the time.) And some human dramas with my family member that we have to deal with. I came back home on New Year's Day. I haven't get on the scale to check my weight since I left home on 19th of December last year. And was kinda of afraid to get on the scale to see what's my damage for all the Holiday eating and not able to do exercise as I liked. But something must to checked and assessed upon, so I can move on.... Here I go, this morning when I got up it was late, almost 10:30 in the morning. And after went to a bathroom. I took deep breath and exhaled, and I finally got on myself to the scale. In the first, I couldn't believe what I see in the scale and I had to try get on the scale couple of time to make sure, but the result of all the wrong doing in the holidays....actually was not bad like I thought I would be.


I only had gained little over a half pound. I was happy that I had not even gained a full pound. This result will definitely help ease my depression and give me a will power to move forwards to go back to my healthy eating, to regular exercise routine to achieve my ultimate goals. Yappie--!! *\(^o^)/*. I feel so relieved. And happy. I am so glad that Holidays are all over and gone !!
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Well,,,this is all I would like to say in my blog today.
Have a wonderful weekend to all my spark friends.
Take care for now.

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LISAN0415 1/12/2013 12:35AM

    Sounds like you have a great plan going forward, Keep tracking your food, and pla what you will eat 1 day ahead and the results will come!

You can do this!

Lisa

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WALKINGGIRL6 1/9/2013 4:19AM

    Where did you get your classic Richard Simmons work out DVD ?

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WALKINGGIRL6 1/6/2013 7:09AM

    You did great with being away from home so long. I figured I gained but didn't, first time ever lol. 1/2 a pound is nothing and will soon be gone.

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POPSY190 1/6/2013 2:36AM

    I still need to get the courage to get back on the scale! I'm glad your courage was rewarded! emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/5/2013 6:05PM

    Mickey, I'm glad the scale was not bad like you feared. And I'm glad you're working out and back on track, even though you had a very hearty breakfast! I bet it was yummy, tho!

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NEWRUNNER2 1/5/2013 3:35PM

    I'm glad the scale had some good news for you.

I'm also assessing the damage of being off my plan during the holidays, but I still have family here. I'm trying to get myself back on the plan without waiting until they leave, but it's hard.

I'm glad you're in the right mindset. Keep it up! emoticon

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Wishing you all to have a safe and Happy holidays!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I hope all my Spark Friends are having a wonderful holiday season. I wish you all for a safe and happy holiday season. I know it is hard to keep up our healthy living journey at holiday season. We are so busy doing socializing and preparing for the season.

For me also it will going to be a difficult holiday season. I am traveling up north tomorrow for my son's for spending Xmas and the New year. I am very happy about it. And very excited. I've pack my suite case long time ago and now just ready to go. (^.^)) But same token, I am very skeptical about my weight loss journey this season. They are already mentioned to me that how much they miss my home cooking, and expecting me to cook for them this season.

I hope I will not over eat and have opportunity to do some exercise while I am there. I will be there almost 3 weeks. So hopefully I won't gain much weight. Other wise I will be in big trouble. Lol)) I am planning to take my laptop with me so hopefully I can still Sparking there at my son's place. I really can use motivations from you all up there. *\(^o^)/*


Take care, and have a safe and happy holidays to you all.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/19/2012 8:33AM

    Happy holidays to you, have a safe trip!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/19/2012 8:32AM

    Happy holidays to you, have a safe trip!

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POPSY190 12/19/2012 1:29AM

    Happy, stress-free holiday to you as well. emoticon

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AJB121299 12/18/2012 6:15PM

    Happy Holidays to all

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Reminder for myself.

Thursday, December 13, 2012



It's has been 3 day since I renewed my determination to my health journey.
I would like to add these to my remainder for myself.



I need to remember how important that I am making progress
And "Never give up". I will reach my goal.



And one more...



I believe in myself.. I can do this and I deserve to be "healthy and beautiful".

  
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    I beleive in you Too emoticon and so can emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 12/14/2012 8:47PM

    Oh I just love these! They sure are good reminders for motivation!
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CSAGIRL 12/14/2012 10:02AM

    Nice ones, Mickey! You are so on the right track! emoticon emoticon

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    I believe in you too! emoticon emoticon

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SHARON10002 12/13/2012 10:29PM

    These are all great Motivators! Keep reading them!!!

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My Birthday determination 2012.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012



Today 12/11 is my birthday. I am kind of happy for what I become in person. Since I started sparking, I've learned a lot about healthy stuff also in life general. And I want to thank you for all my Spark friends and community for all the support for my well being. I am mid age now, and feels that I need a kick up a notch and be much more active. It's not saying I am not active now. I am getting much active since I started my health journey. I just feels there will be something I can do better... Which is...Especially regards to strength exercise. I feels I am not giving my 100%. I know the words " No pain, No gain ". But When my muscle starts to get pressure and feels pain, I want to give up and shorten up my sets.

Also my temptations to certain foods are still strong and wants to give in, although I've committed to healthy eating. But today, on my birthday, i've decided to renew my determinations And no more excuses. I want to be more strong inside and out, physically and mentally. I feels I can do it. Or I should say I need to do it. No..i said to myself," I can do it !! "

This is my Birthday Determination of 2012.

1) Do my very best on strength training. Not giving up so easily.
2) Be strong for my foods temptation. Not give in so easily.
3) Create strong body and mind.
4) Never give up. Remember of Cause and effect
5) More smiles. = Human Revolution is the key to success.

*** I will have bright 2013.

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SHARON10002 12/13/2012 10:28PM

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KIMPY225 12/12/2012 10:54AM

    I hope you had a super, fantastic birthday!!!!!! I love your determination! Keep up the awesome work. Every day & every choice is important! Good luck with all of them!

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CSAGIRL 12/11/2012 5:26PM

    That's fantastic, Mickey! You are on the right track, and you are going to do this!

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It's going to be a great year, isn't it?

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    happy BD

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    Have a happy and healthy birthday! emoticon

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POPSY190 12/11/2012 2:46AM

    Many Happy Returns of the Day!!

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