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Walking on Sunshine!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Working towards 10k steps a day. Yesterday I did 7k. today I am up to 4k so far. I took a walk at lunch around campus. It was good to get out, breathe the fresh air, and make progress on my goal.

10k steps is a lot! Heck 4k steps is a lot to me. On a regular day, I think I had been doing 2-3K steps. The pedometer really helps keep things on track. I am trying to add steps in my day by adding planned walks into it. I extended my walk from the parking lot to the office. I take a walk at lunch. I think I can do better today by stopping to work a bit early, and then going out for a walk before going home. I suspect that doing so will make me less cranky, more hopeful, and a better driver. Or at least one that does not wave as often! ha ha ha

I'm setting a schedule reminder to knock of early and walk before leaving. Usually I sit at my desk right until the bitter end. I'll need to change that. The weather is beautiful and currently being so cooperative! I'll try to take advantage of that!

  
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DONNAEDA 4/6/2010 7:47PM

    by walking before you go home, you might avoid the traffic jams on the way home too. congratulations on your walking plans. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LOOZINITNOW 4/6/2010 5:53PM

    I love my pedometer! Makes you feel a great sense of accomplishment!

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KIMSTUTZ 4/6/2010 5:33PM

    love walking on sunshiney days too! i plan on my walks right after work too, or else i get home and get too busy or decide i am too tired~ you can do it!

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DATARN 4/6/2010 3:32PM

    This is awesome. You are doing great.
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MUGGLE_MOM 4/6/2010 3:30PM

    emoticon That sounds like a great plan! You go girl!

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YESITSDEB 4/6/2010 3:09PM

    You're doing great! I haven't tracked my steps since joining SP, but I did it a few years ago and it really takes a lot of focus to get to the 10K per day. Great effort! emoticon

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 4/6/2010 2:48PM

    Good for you. Setting a goal and working on getting there I think can be just as exciting as accomplishing it. I am so happy for you and with that goal set of walking before and after work, you will reach your 10,000 steps before you know it. So many people forget that the smallest of changes can help set healthy habits for a life time....Terri

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KOBER9999 4/6/2010 2:42PM

    Good for you!
10,000 is a lot, but you will get there.
I always feel better after a cardio workout. I just love a cardio "high", seems to last for hours.
Spark On!
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HEATHERAY39 4/6/2010 2:25PM

    I remember that song! I have been trying to walk also, although I do not have a pedometer. I drive a bus and it is hard to work in a lot of steps per day, so I make up for it with really long walks a few times a week.


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April days

Monday, April 05, 2010

The sun is shining! Love it! Thanks for the beautiful weather, God.

April is underway and I am taking it one step at a time. I strapped on a pedometer this morning and learned that it is 700 steps from my usual parking space to my office. I have hardly moved since, but throughout the course of the day, I am challenging myself to move more frequently and to keep the pep in my step. I am shooting for 10,000 steps today. I am closing in on 1,000 so far. :)

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 4/6/2010 4:36AM

    How did you do? I have only hit 10,000 once on a 'regular' day, in addition to the days when I did a 5K. I am beating 5,000 pretty consistently, which is good for me.

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 4/5/2010 3:49PM

    I was just thinking you could park a little farther away, and then make excuses to go out to your car 5 times a day!! Not sure your boss would like that, but your body sure would!
You go!!!

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JOKNOWS 4/5/2010 10:33AM

    Good luck on reaching your goal -- emoticon

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DONNAEDA 4/5/2010 9:40AM

    You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On your break walk around the building that will add more steps to your ped...

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YESITSDEB 4/5/2010 9:38AM

    Good for you for tracking your steps and setting a goal. emoticon

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What am I waiting for?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Life to be perfect? Not going to happen.

Counting myself among those sparked and inspired. I am making a U-turn this very minute. Man, I need to stop giving up on myself way too easily. really I am a beautiful, happy, kindhearted, courageous rock star, it would do me well to remember that more frequently!

  
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DATARN 3/31/2010 7:44AM

    So true!! You can do this!!! It is easy to give up when overwhelming obstacles come - but we have to look past them and keep on!! I'm with ya!!
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JOKNOWS 3/30/2010 11:54PM

    emoticonyou got that right! emoticon

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JOKNOWS 3/30/2010 11:53PM

    emoticonyou got that right! emoticon

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CS4JWS 3/30/2010 11:49PM

  I won't give up on you either!

You CAN do it!

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/30/2010 11:17PM

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/30/2010 8:00PM

    Wow! What is there left to say? I think everyone else said it beautifully. You are one amazing wonderful, kind hearted, totally rockin' lady. Do what you can to take care of yourself. You deserve so much more! Take that U-turn, be good to MickeyMax, and move forward one step at a time. I'm rootin; for ya!!!! Huge emoticon coming your way!!!
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MSDESERTRODENT 3/30/2010 7:11PM

    I totally feel for you!!!! Same going on here. I always find it's just too dang hard to give up on myself and give everything to family and work!!!!!!!

YOU CAN DO IT!

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 3/30/2010 7:11PM

    You go girl!!! How can you ever forget that your beautiful, you only need to look in the mirror for confirmation. Always remember you are worth ever healthy effort, good choice made and you are a courageous rock star!!!

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YESITSDEB 3/30/2010 6:48PM

    Great description of yourself! Believe it every day..you're worth it! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 3/30/2010 6:14PM

    You said it and you can do it!!!!! emoticon

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MEL_UNRAU 3/30/2010 6:11PM

    Darn straight lady! Who are you to give up on such a beautiful, kindly, wonderful person?! You deserve to be given every opportunity to make yourself the success that you are!!! Rock it beautiful lady! SPARK ON!

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It Happens Every Time

Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's not quite time to call in in the conspiracy theorists, but I am definitely noticing a pattern here. Each time I found myself getting trapped in feeling of stress and overwhelm, I end up counseling or consoling someone else on remaining calm, enlisting help and busting out of a funk. ha ha ha! What gives?!

I am just chipping away at the many things I need to do, and the feelings of wondering if all of the have-to do's will ever end, and chances are - they won't - but I can control my ability to cope with them and to manage the way I choose to confront them. I can keep the fighting feelings down to a low roar and keep myself along the right path. I can do good things for myself. I can stay happy amidst all of the noise, so to speak, and I can continue to be a person who can help others. :)

WOO HOO!

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 3/28/2010 5:37AM

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/28/2010 1:39AM

    You will get there. The people ahead of us are holding out their hand behind them to us, to help us come on up; the people running and crawling beside us give us daily support on the path; and there are a whole slough of folks coming on behind us, more and more every day, for us to reach out a hand behind us to them, and assist them to urge them on, to come on up.

One day at a time, one baby step at a time, one issue and one hurdle and one challenge at time, on this marathon. It's about running well, and staying on the path, and finishing. It's about endurance and perseverance, not speed. It's about the process, and about becoming better persons on the way.

Enjoy the journey!

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YESITSDEB 3/26/2010 10:17AM

    You rock! emoticon

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JESSBOND 3/25/2010 8:47PM

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MRSFARRA 3/25/2010 1:18PM

    Nice self talk. i needed italso.

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DRUSILLA56 3/25/2010 1:16PM

    YEP, IT'S WHAT KEEPS US GOING.
REACHING OUT TO OTHERS.

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Keep on walking

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I was in a bit of a funk, feeling overwhelmed at life, in general, not even my own journey, persay, but I started to think things more clearly through when I had a moment to think about things. Ok, my life is not going perfectly smoothly right now. I am not doing the best at planning meals, and sticking with the game plan.

Here's what is going right though ---- I walked yesterday, and today. And thanks to a meeting across campus that I have 2 more days this week --- I will NEED to walk again - tomorrow and Friday. That's the only way over there that is convenient. Yesterday, I even did it in the rain! I was so busy focusing on what's been going wrong, I forgot to see the good things I was already doing.

WOO HOO!


  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/28/2010 1:33AM

    Walking helps my mood alot.

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HICALGAL 3/24/2010 3:28AM

    good for you on seeing the positive!! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/23/2010 10:50PM

    Don't forget those good things! You are making progress!

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FOREVERBT 3/23/2010 5:00PM

    that is a possitive attitude and you are right.


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DATARN 3/23/2010 4:08PM

    Way to go!! Walking is such a good activity!! emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/23/2010 4:02PM

    You sound so much better. Great job remembering what went right instead of focusing on what didn't. You go girl!!!!BTW, great job getting that walking in!!!!
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