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Jealousy and regret: It's a good thing

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I took too much time to get out of bed this morning, then once I was up, I took too much time to get ready. I didn't have time to walk to work, so I had to drive to be on time. I was OK with it. Well, I was until I saw someone out walking on the route I take, then I got jealous. "I wish I was walking," I thought. emoticon

Later in the day, I was outside for a short stint and realized I wouldn't be able to walk home either. Since the car was at work, I would have to drive it home. emoticon I regretted being so slow in the morning.

I came home and did a four-mile walk DVD that kicked my butt. emoticon I looked at lots and lots of motivational pictures on tumblr. I'm going to be up a couple hours late. Morning will come early, I'm sure. But the difference will be that I will wake up remembering that JEALOUSY and REGRET I felt today. I will remember the STRONG emoticon I felt when I finished my workout. I will remember that I am only 1.56 miles away from my goal, and my walk to work is 1.64 miles. I will remember. And I will get up!

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BOMBCHELL23 3/3/2012 4:00PM

    You are such a hoot. I loved this blog it is inspiring and encouraging to say the least about getting up early enough to exercise because it is that important in our lives!

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JUSTA123 3/1/2012 9:42AM

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GOSPELCLOWN 2/29/2012 6:06PM

    You are so motivational! Make it happen tomorrow!

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CINDHOLM 2/29/2012 4:14PM

    I hope you had a GREAT morning.. and I know you emoticon and hopefully you did!!! emoticon

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AMANDASHRINKING 2/29/2012 11:18AM

    your getting stronger and better thats one non scale vcitory too...Im so excitied that even tho there is no weight loss for me I can do more go longer and push harder IM GETTING HEALTHY and thats not about the number on the scale...gosh darn it I LOVE SPARKS and you of course hehe YOU CAN DO THIS

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CAROLZ1967 2/29/2012 7:09AM

    Sounds like a good plan! And a good outlook too, seeing the positive in the situation. :-)

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BOBINVA 2/29/2012 6:21AM

    Hope you had a great morning. Keep sparking.

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BLUE42DOWN 2/29/2012 12:36AM

    emoticon

emoticon for sure!

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XRSIZE18 2/29/2012 12:04AM

    :) Sweet dreams and happy waking! You can do it!

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JAZZ20 2/28/2012 10:52PM

  Good luck

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Theme for March: Consistency

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I am definitely making progress toward my 2012 Resolution of 1000 miles. I was two miles ahead at the end of January and am only 10.96 miles away from my February goal. There are some gaps in efforts: in one seven-day period, I only covered 2.34 miles! This past week has been a little slow too with me not logging any mileage for three of the last seven days. The only reason I'm still on target is because of those days I managed to eek in just a mile or two. It can be tempting to beat myself up for not meeting a daily mileage goal, but looking back over my month, I see that those "little" days have a big impact on my overall mileage. If it weren't for those days when I covered less than two miles, I would have still have 20 miles to cover in the next three days! I wouldn't be able to do it and would be prone to discouragement. But I can definitely do 11 miles (I really only need to do nine to be on track for the year), so I am grateful for the days I moved even if it wasn't as much as I felt I "should" have.

Now, if I had logged just one mile on each of the days I did nothing, I would only have one mile left to go! This is what consistency can do. My focus for March will be CONSISTENCY. No more than two days without at least a mile done. Less than seven days total in the month without covering at least a mile. Just keep moving forward, even if I feel I should be doing more. Remembering the tortoise and the hare, "slow and steady wins the race." I can meet my February goals without ever covering three miles in one day and taking one day off a week, as long as I stay consistent.

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XRSIZE18 2/27/2012 5:18AM

    YAY! You can do it! Get to stepping!

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FITNFUNJEN 2/27/2012 2:25AM

    Consistency is key! You can do it!

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BLUE42DOWN 2/27/2012 1:56AM

    emoticon goal!

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CATHOLICCORGI 2/26/2012 9:00PM

    WOW!!! You are emoticon emoticon emoticon!!!!
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LORILEEPAGE 2/26/2012 7:09PM

    Thanks for breaking it down and commenting that if you'd only have done 1 mile on those days when you did nothing, you would have been 1 mile away from your goal. That is a great encouragement to me to get out there even when I don't feel like it, even for just one mile! Thanks!

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SPARKLISE 2/26/2012 6:43PM

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MARISPHERE 2/26/2012 4:31PM

    Lisa,

Consistency is a great watchword for March! Don't beat yourself up and do focus on how much you've already done. Another thing to remember is: we've got a whole 10 months stretched out in front of us.

I'm exactly on track, not an extra mile to spare. 1,000 miles, here we come!
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CINDHOLM 2/26/2012 3:00PM

    YES! emoticon

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MILLERGIRL719 2/26/2012 2:57PM

    Awesome! Great goal!

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SUZIEW27 2/26/2012 2:32PM

    emoticon Great plan for March!!! You are doing GREAT!!!

Sorry to see you missed your race yesterday. Did you go out and do five miles anyway? I had a five mile run this morning. I made it but the route I picked had some killer hills on it and I stopped during my run intervals to walk up a few!! Still, I finished and that's what counts!!

emoticon You've got this! You are AMAZING!!!

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Polar Bear Run

Saturday, February 25, 2012

It's been so nice here lately. The other day, I was going to drive to work because I was tired and running late, but when I stepped outside, I had to walk. It was too nice to drive! What a new mindset I have developed over these past few weeks. Anyway, the sun has been shining, the breezes have been warm, and it's been absolutely beautiful.

But all that is about to change. It's already getting quite cold out, and windy too. So what? It's February in Indiana. What do I expect? Well, it's not that it's unexpected, but why did it have to get cold just in time for tomorrow's five-mile race? And, to top it off, it's supposed to get warm again in the afternoon! It's like the weather is taunting us, "You call it a Polar Bear Run? Well then! Cold I will make it for you! {evil laugh}"

Seriously though, I am excited because it will be my longest race yet. I wish I would have been more diligent in my training and that my ankle and knee weren't hurting, but I'm still planning to rock it out in the morning.

What I'm even more excited about is that after the race, we are going to grow our family again. We're getting a new cat! She's about four or five years old, and a Maine Coon. Very pretty. My husband has already told the dog that she's coming, but I know we'll be in for an adjustement period. Still, I'm so excited!

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Saturday morning edit: I overslept and missed my race. I am so disappointed!!!! emoticon

  
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XRSIZE18 2/26/2012 5:36AM

    Good luck! I, unlike Frank, am not crazy and hate all things cold and remotely uncomfortable. But it's nice to see that some other people have fortitude! :)

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MARISPHERE 2/25/2012 3:25PM

    So sorry you missed the race, but you must have needed the rest!

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FFUSCO 2/25/2012 9:35AM

    Good luck. I love exercise in the cold. Builds character, I think. Certainly invigorating at the very least. Go for it.

-Frank

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MILLERGIRL719 2/25/2012 7:04AM

    Leave it to Indiana......if you don't like the weather...wait 5 minutes...or until race day!!! I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to hear all about it. You won't even notice the ankle....ice is good for sore ankles! haha! Just kidding. You'll be so hyped up on adrenaline! Have a great race and a great weekend!

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BHOLMAN1005 2/25/2012 6:34AM

    Hope the race is great. Maybe the weather will surprise you all.
I'm sure the pets will vie for ruler or the roost.

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TAMIPCHICAGO 2/25/2012 12:33AM

    Aw cooool, have a great race! Congrats on the family expansion too. Main Coons are awesome. I had one for 15 years. (I wish you could add pictures to the posts here, I have a funny dog/cat joke. LOL

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TAMPATINK67 2/25/2012 12:24AM

    Brrrr!

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Big Day!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Today I had the great honor of attending the promotion ceremony of my best work friend's boss. He was promoted to Brigadier General in the National Guard. This is such a rare honor! I was so fortunate to have been able to be able to attend so a distinguished event for such an honorable man and his equally amazing wife.

When I returned home, I was excited beyond belief to see that Leslie Sansone herself responded to one of my posts on her Facebook page. She said I made her giggle! How awesome is that?! emoticon

She started a 21-day challenge today. Today's goal is three miles. I did her 5K With A Twist DVD. We walked about half mile to the promotion ceremony and half mile home. Tomorrow is two miles. I can do it! emoticon

  
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ALPHASENIOR 2/19/2012 6:53PM

    What a great blog. So cheerful and yet encouraging. Thanks for writing that nice message.

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JANTWO 2/19/2012 12:20AM

    I am so glad you had a wonderful day!!!! YES you can do it!!!!

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MELP06 2/18/2012 8:42PM

    What an amazing day! emoticon

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MILLERGIRL719 2/18/2012 6:43PM

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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MARISPHERE 2/18/2012 6:22PM

    Delighted to read about such a wonderful day. And you can do anything!

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CAMROLA 2/18/2012 6:20PM

    Yes you can! Sounds like an amazing day. Keep up the great work!

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MIA

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I have been MIA from SparkPeople lately. You are all so supportive of me, and I fell off the planet for the past few days, completely ignoring all of you, my wonderful friends. Please know you are still in my emoticon and I love you all. I have been reading and listening to audiobooks, doing some serious soul searching about the next phase of my life. (That, and playing video games. emoticon)

I do want to report that my 10 day no-coffee streak is going well. For all intents and purposes, I have succeeded. To make it official, I have to go Saturday and Sunday, but that's never a problem. Starting today (Saturday), I am also going sweets-free for 10 days. I have decided to continue the no-coffee streak, as it is pretty easy to do. And I can't drink coffee without loads of sugar and other stuff in it anyway.

Have a great weekend friends! emoticon

  
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XRSIZE18 2/17/2012 7:06AM

    Good for you!

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BOMBCHELL23 2/13/2012 7:53PM

    We understand let me tell you! Life is getting in my way but I keep plugging away. Congrats on your successful streak.

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JUSTA123 2/12/2012 9:32PM

    emoticonand emoticon on the no coffee

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BOBINVA 2/11/2012 9:31PM

    The thing about spark friends is we just want you to be happy and healthy. Don't worry about not being in constant contact.

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JESSIEJUICE 2/11/2012 4:44PM

    Take all the time you need, but I'm glad to see your blog! No coffee is SO. HARD. Way to go on your streak!! Have you found any great books? I'd love to know!

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CINDHOLM 2/11/2012 11:48AM

    Take care of yourself..We are here when you need us emoticon

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CAROLZ1967 2/11/2012 11:04AM

    We're all thinking of you!

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SPIDERGIRL502 2/11/2012 8:40AM

    I totally understand taking some time to yourself! I think we all need that from time to time, to help reflect on where we're at and what our goals should be. We're always here for you when need us! emoticon

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MOIRA48 2/11/2012 7:04AM

    Soul-Searching is a good this even when you travel over rough spots. It helps on all levels.

Congratulations on staying away from coffee! I'm and addict myself, but it's on the list!

Have a great Saturday! emoticon

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MILLERGIRL719 2/11/2012 6:48AM

    Soul searching is great for the....uh....soul! Good job on giving up things. You can do anything you set your mind to! Take care....we'll be here for you!

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MARISPHERE 2/11/2012 12:36AM

    You're a wonder. I can't give up two things at once. When I start eating meat again, I'll try giving up sweets.

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MJLBEAR 2/11/2012 12:11AM

    Soul searching and video games - cool. emoticon

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