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Embracing the lifestyle!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ah, the weekend! Two 5Ks, exercise, two concerts, and a great Thai dinner! The end result was a big weekend and a healthy ending. Sure i could have gone crazy...but I didn't. I was always aware of what I was eating and always looked for the better alternatives. Kept my beverages of choice to the minimum and didn't go crazy.

I'm finding it more and more comfortable with my healthy choices. I don't believe in any pressures to an alternative. I'm good with it. I like it. I think I'll kep it!


The Christmas Switch...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

...has just been turned on!

I mentioned it earlier. I'm seeing TSO (Trans Siberian Orchestra) tonight. I'm always touched by the beautiful Christmas story they tell. That does it for me. I won't go into the rest of the show which is phenomenal! When I leave the venue, I am full of Christmas cheer and love. It carries on throughout the year though. That's the point of the Christmas story.

I realize that I am blessed to be extremely fortunate. This is a spiritual thing for me. I don't do religion even though I was brought up in Catholic churches and schools. And yes, I was an alter boy! I try to be regular in giving throughout the year. Now, I can do 5Ks for the causes which are personally close to me. I've given some great clothes, which are too big now, to charities in need. I try real hard to be friendly and cheerful to people. (Tampa Bay drivers do challenge me to the max!) I am also looking for opportunities to volunteer. Remember, I'm of the SP dark side so you know I'm far from perfect. ;) But I try to think of those that lead and have truly stood for peace and unity. They inspire me.

In any case, I wish the gift of sharing to you, your families, and friends. You know they say it will come back to you. It's all about the Karma.

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DEANABABY 12/12/2010 7:42PM

    OH! How nice that you got to see TSO! This really is a fantastic time of year - and it always makes me want to give more! I try to never ever forget how blessed I really am! Great blog emoticon

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Ya kiddin', right?

Friday, December 10, 2010

It's Friday already? Where did the week go? Working out, tracking food, and making things right just blow away the time. SO we have to stop and smell the roses in building a healthy lifestyle. Take some time for yourself and make it a quality moment for you! I think we all deserve it. Give yourself a reward for doing the right things. I'm talking right things. We all tend to trip and slip here and there. But like I read, "one step back and two steps forward!" And if you did that then you deserve that special time. I'm feeling good just talkin' to y'all! "You be careful out there!"


Let it in!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I was outside today putting up lights for the holidays and thankful for the sun and the beautiful day. I saw several people on their daily walks and was also thankful for the nice neighborhood I live in. I've done the perimeter as a walk several times. (1.7miles) I've extended it by going out the front entrance and all around two neighborhoods then back to my front door. (2.02 miles) I've also gone down to the causeway, up a bike run walk trail, through several more communities and back for a perfect 5K!

I could go on about the various different routes I've taken but it would be overkill. The bottom line is I'm walking. I'm very fortunate to be able to walk and I love it. I'm also glad I live here on the Suncoast so I can walk like this.

I also know SP inspires me to do better in my pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. I found that this is getting easier by the day and I think I've got it. I think my very simple secret is that I've just opened up and let it in. Much love...

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RONIH2O 12/11/2010 10:01AM

    I am so glad you are here inspiring us too!

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PMFISH 12/9/2010 11:41PM

    That is great! So happy for you that you are able to walk and it is getting easier. Wish I could say the same, but am grateful that I can do more this year, than I could the previous year.

Enjoy the holidays!


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Hurts so good...

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

It's been a while since I started doing serious strength training. Let's get real, it's been forever. So I started tonight on core and I started to feel the crunches almost immediately. Now after 30 minutes, I feel the emphasis on the stomach more. OWWIE! Here it comes. I like the pain! I remember forever ago when I worked out regularly. If I felt the pain, then I did the exercise right. Ah, the glory days. I do have to watch my back in certain exercises but if I focus on the execution of the exercise, I'll be fine. In any case, I do feel good about my plan. I'll be going into 2011 with guns blazing! Out!

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GROEDER 12/8/2010 9:36PM

    I know your pain....I have felt it too. And I LIKE it as well!!!!
Good for you for getting started again. Keep it up.

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