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10,000 steps reached

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I DID IT! WOO HOO! I reached my goal today. I am doing virtual somersaults!!!

WOO HOO!

  
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RIPPEDPAUL1 4/8/2010 7:39AM

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DATARN 4/7/2010 11:28PM

    YAY!!
You are awesome!!!
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DJS-DEBBIE 4/7/2010 9:43PM

    Way to go! That is fantastic!

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MUGGLE_MOM 4/7/2010 9:36PM

    You Go Girl!!!!

That's the way to do it!!!

I am sooo impressed!!!!

Keep up the great work!!!!

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It's a Good Morning!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Good morning, Sparks!

I left the house a wee bit late today --- not late for work, just later then I like to leave because traffic really builds up the later into the morning it gets. I like to leave early and beat the heavier traffic as it makes for a happier commute for me and everyone else. ha ha ha.

I did, however, squeeze in breakfast of Special K red berries cereal and a banana before I left home. I have not had breakfast at home in weeks. I usually snack in the car on the way in, but that's not the healthiest way to handle it.

I arrived to work with minimal hassle (and no honking), and then walked the 700 steps to my office. I walked up the big hill (which I frequently avoid by taking stairs or elevator) but this morning up I huffed and puffed.

Dropped my bags off to the office and then did not even log on my computer. I went right back out again. I took my cell phone and key and that was it! I was wearing my pedometer also. I set an alarm on my phone to let me know when it was 8am and I should be heading back. So I walked down by the football stadium (I work at a university) and encountered quite a few other people along those paths as well.

Much to my surprise, I handled a 40 min walk this a.m. Woo hoo! I did 7000 steps yesterday and the day before, and I am on target to hit that number again. I plan on going for a short walk again around lunch --- or possibly before so it does not get scorching hot --- (it'll be over 80 here today) --- and I am so pleased that I am walking again.

I completed a half marathon about 5 years ago when I lost a bunch of weight. I am getting back into it though. I'm not currently feeling the need to go do one of those any time soon, but right now, just today, I am enjoying how I feel, and how I can move around. I feel happy and satisfied right now. I just wanted to share!

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/7/2010 7:59PM

    Way to go! That is awesome.

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BLESSED2BEME 4/7/2010 11:06AM

    emoticon Awesome!!! Each step just gets better and better! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 4/7/2010 10:25AM

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YESITSDEB 4/7/2010 10:19AM

    Now that's how you start your day off right! Well done. You'll be at 10,000 steps in now time. emoticon

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DONNAEDA 4/7/2010 10:00AM

    you go girl.............congratulations on the start of a super spark day. It is such a wonderful feeling to have started your day on the right track. Breakfast, hassle free drive to work and then even a 40 minute walk. What an accomplishment. I am so proud of you.

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MUGGLE_MOM 4/7/2010 9:47AM

    I am so pleased for you! How fabulous!!! I am much impressed!
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DATARN 4/7/2010 9:07AM

    That is awesome!! emoticon

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STARRPARENT 4/7/2010 8:59AM

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It makes a difference when you start off so well in the am! Keep up the good work!

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JOKNOWS 4/7/2010 8:49AM

    Way to get your morning off to a good start. You are Sparking! emoticon emoticon

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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

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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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    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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CS4JWS 3/30/2010 11:49PM

  I won't give up on you either!

You CAN do it!

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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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