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Friday, November 07, 2014

No I am not using a personal trainer. But one approached me at Crunch and of course he offered me one free session. Do you know what that entailed? Basically, he told me that everything I am doing is wrong. He said I was squatting incorrectly, using the treadmill wrong and wasting my time on crunches! If I were to use him I would have to no longer go to classes and no longer use the weight machines! CRAZY! Yes he did give me a few good pointers and yes I know I need to have good posture...but I feel that I am having a good time in the classes and I feel like I am working out hard. Along with tracking my food here on spark I know I can lose weight and that's what I am going to continue to do.
Please, let me know if you have had any experiences like this too...:)

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MIMULUSBUG 11/12/2014 12:47PM

    Hmm. I'd compare his instructions w/SP instructions AND I think I'd share his name and comments w/the gym staff -in case they want to add him to their list of instructors. Also might want to encourage staff to provide free info sheets to hand out to folks that are new to the exercises & machines, etc.

I've never done the PT thing, but had really great experience w/staff trainer-instructor at 24-hr fitness in Sacramento. But have found that I have more fun w/exercising w/other folks, so am really enjoying Jazzercise class I've joined in Sept.

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BONNIE626 11/7/2014 5:35PM

    I think he was just trying to drum up some business for himself. I definitely would not use him. As far as good posture, do some yoga.

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KATIAT325 11/7/2014 11:29AM

    I used to have a PT. She encouraged the classes, gave me ideas, and stressed the importance of good posture. she also showed me and had me do a number of non crunch ab workouts. If you're not comfortable with this PTs approach, don't use him.

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Friday, October 03, 2014

I feel like I am in a rut. My "status" is always the same. Walking my dog, going to the gym...Honestly, my life is not very exciting. If you look at my FB page the only place I check in is the gym. Which I guess is a good thing. Honestly, I am happy with my life. I have a loving and supportive husband, three kids, a dog and cat and a large Italian family that keeps me busy. Sometimes I feel like I am on "Seinfeld" where nothing really happens, just life. And it can be pretty funny but do I really want to share my life with everyone? It's pretty uneventful but I am happy with it. I am going to try to open up more and see how much more I can discover about myself. Here's to hoping for a new "status"!

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/12/2014 10:21AM

    After many years, I got out my camera, and started getting back into photography. While on my walks, I take pictures, or sometimes just of my yard. I write up my day's happenings into my blog. You might want to try something like that. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 10/4/2014 2:12AM

    Be lucky that it is "boring" most of the time when people say that they are having a rocking good time they could be trying to make their lives more exciting than it really is. People are trying to emulate the shows on TV and that never is real life. Plus most of the shows are nothing but going from bed to bed not my idea of fun. More like getting something that will kill you sooner or later.

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MOCHA2470 10/3/2014 11:28AM

    Thanks for your comment. It seems kind of funny that we are trying to loss weight...but seriously having to be stuck in front of the computer is counteractive. That's the only complaint I have about spark people. When I am an inactive leader, that means I haven't posted on my team page, but it doesn't look at the fact that I am logging food and working out everyday. Can't my actions be inspiration? Alright, seriously it's time for me to get off the couch and start my day!

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TRAVELGO 10/3/2014 11:19AM

  I believe more in "living" and less in "posting" and avoid social media all but about 10 minutes a month. The here and now is so much better than the virtual.

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Ask the impossible

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Today as I am reading "Joy in the Journey" I am asked to be "perfect",Matthew 5:48.
I have never known a perfect person but I am sure the saints came close. Possibly Jesus just meant that we must strive to be complete or whole. By spending time in prayer, seeking God's voice we can be lead to wholeness. God doesn't ask the impossible. Today I will continue to ask for strength and courage to be a better person.

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BABCIATEA 3/17/2014 6:16AM

    I have heard that this perfect means to have and undivided heart as in new testament love, perfecting the old rules. not to do things perfectly, as in old testament rules

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IMREITE 3/16/2014 1:04AM

    my daily lent reading says : Perfect comes from the greek word teleios meaming whole, complete or undivided. It continues saying how we must love. woth out hearts being open and seeing people as a whole complete being part of Gods plan.

I know i dont always love perfectly especially when working with people that are mean.

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Forgiving when it hurts

Friday, March 14, 2014

In the "Joy in the Journey" daily reflection we are asked to forgive. I must admit there is someone in my life I have a hard time forgiving. She is mad at me and I really don't know how to ask for forgiveness. Did I embarrass her? Did I leave her out? I have tried talking to her but she just is so mad that she insults me. I pray that I may be able to get through to her that I am sorry for anything I have done.

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IMREITE 3/16/2014 12:35AM

    it is hard when that happens. i am not a person who understands subtle hints so i often hurt people without realizing. i tend to spend more time making amends, but as long as people are willling to prever forgiveness overholding a grudge it is more doable.

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KRICKET57 3/14/2014 2:41PM

    Maybe the problem isn't you. Maybe the problem is your friend. As it is unknown what the offence is, maybe you did nothing wrong. Until she settles down enough to discuss in a reasonable fashion, you cannot knkow what is wrong and you cannot fix what you do not know is broken. Give her some space and yourself a break. Until you know, there is nothing more you can do. Just be there if she needs you and keep on living your life, your way.

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/14/2014 1:29PM

    Your reflection was to forgive. What you are describing is asking for forgiveness. Two different things. She is angry. So angry she can't express the hurt. You don't know what you did or said that hurt her so deeply. You can't say you are sorry until you understand what happened. Saying you don't know what you did or said makes her madder. The best you can do is express your regret that what you did hurt her so deeply and then wait.

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PROPMAN1 3/14/2014 11:20AM

  Know this sounds simple: It is going to take time. Have no idea what happened're going to have to give her time, show her how sorry you are...saying "sorry" seems not to be enough. As you probably know sometimes saying it can be misinterpreted. emoticon

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don't rattle on

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

At first sight seeing those words "don't rattle on" it kind of make me laugh. I for one am not a big talker. I am more likely to sit quietly and listen to others woes... but I need to remember that when I am praying.
Jesus gave us a perfect prayer,
"Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us..."
There is a lot written in this prayer and even though I have said this so many times, today I am deeply looking at this prayer. I am Learning that God has a plan for me, he will provide for all my needs and he will forgive all my sins and in turn I must ask for forgiveness of anyone who has sinned against me.


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