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Just like the Energizer Bunny.....

Monday, June 04, 2012

I keep going and going. I decided that today was the day that I was going to take control and get my big ole booty back to the gym. I made an appointment with my gym buddy for 9 a.m. sharp and was actually 30 minutes early!!! My gym buddy arrived on time and we proceeded to do some elliptical and biking and weights. We were there for 90 minutes and even though I feel tired I am happy that I kept the appointment. We are meeting again tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. and I cannot wait to do some different things. Planning on doing the treadmill and elliptical, but maybe even trying to do the 30 minute work out room as well.

The only thing I want to know is why do I feel so tired around 3pm every day when I exercise? I thought it was supposed to energize you and give you more energy? I feel the opposite....tired. Anyone else experience this??

Happy, healthy Monday!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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ITSHOWYOULIVE 6/29/2012 12:25AM

    Oh yeah, always tired-lol. Protein is an awesome suggestion it is good fuel that will keep you running. Also, make sure you are getting sufficient sleep at night. You are rockin' it!! Keep up the good work!

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WONDERWOMAN 6/9/2012 9:12PM

    Protein after your workouts!!! Made a world of difference for me. You are BACK!!! WooHoo. I've missed you!

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 6/5/2012 10:35PM

    Energizer- wohooo! You sure are an energizer motivator! After reading your blog , I just want to do the same!
How was your training today? I feel tired in the afternoon too and I think it happens for different reasons- for me anyway...
I agree with jkponygirl, eating can be one reason... But don't forget that you need some sleep to get top performance! Sometimes a big glass of water is my solution!

Start strong and keep on going and going! You can do this!!!!

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GOPINTOS 6/5/2012 6:34AM

    I am guessing also it has to do with the timing of your food/macros. WTG on getting on the Make it Happen program!!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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JKPONYGIRL 6/4/2012 4:31PM

    I had been getting tired in the afternoon until I started eating better. Check and make sure you are eating enough early in the day, or maybe you need a snack to get you through to dinner, or maybe you are eating to many carbs early in the day and are having a sugar crash.

Great job on the gym commitment. having a gym buddy makes it so much easier doesn't it?

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Starting over

Monday, May 21, 2012

Well, I have been MIA on Spark for awhile now. Why? Several reasons and some may even be excuses, but I am back and that is all that matters.

To make a long story short, after my Half Marathon in February my foot has been and continues to give me issues. My podiatrist thinks that I sprained it or jammed the joint that is attached to the big toe, 2nd and 3rd toe. So, I am in pain and it is still swollen. It doesn't hurt as much as it used to so I am slowly going to start running this Wednesday for 20 minutes and then build up to longer runs. I don't even know if I can run straight for 20 minutes anymore after having 2 month off, but I will try my best and anything is better than nothing right?

Second, I have realized that I have been mildly depressed. I think a lot of it is from my foot issue but also a lot has been going on at work. Our store manager was fired due to some inappropriate discussions amongst him and co-workers and also for performance issues (rumor has it). I have been working more hours than normal - not complaining- but I am not used to getting up at 4am and then working until 1pm and then taking care of my son when I get home, I am tired ALL of the time!!! It doesn't matter if I get 10 hours of sleep I still feel tired and crappy. Ugh!

I have also been allowing myself to eat a whole bunch of junk. I am very thankful that I have a job where I do not sit on my butt all day. I walk A LOT! But since I have been eating junk I feel like crap and also feel guilty afterwards. I beat myself up about it and I know that I shouldn't but I do. I wish I could stop the madness! After so many years of doing the same thing it is very hard to change and I am really making an effort to do so.

My mom's health isn't the greatest. She has shingles now for the third time and is also prediabetic. However, she has taken control of her diet and has lost approx. 40 pounds since taking on a low sugar, low carb diet. I still worry about her because she is also depressed and I call her everyday to check up on her to see how she is doing. She is 78 and I love her and worry about her.

I have a lot on my plate, but I NEED to get back to taking care of me and it starts this week. I am not a quitter and I will continue to fight for me. Hope I didn't moan and groan too much.

I may not be here everyday, but I will be checking in almost every day.

Happy Monday!!!


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WONDERWOMAN 6/1/2012 8:55PM

    Welcome back Lianne. You are back and that is all that matters. I hope you get the support you need to overcome the challenges you are facing. We are here for you!

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PHYSEDTEACHER 5/23/2012 1:11PM

    hmmmm... sounds familiar...I too have been MIA...and am coming back full force after bronchitis, and I do know the feeling...but..obviously we want it or we wouldnt be here....:) so HANG IN THERE!!!!!! emoticon

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MATTERJT 5/23/2012 10:58AM

    Life happens and we all run into times where we can't do what we want to do. But as long as you know it and are doing your best to work through it, that's all that matters. Injuries happen to all of us. They are not fun and they aren't great motivators, but you are doing your best. Rest is obviously what you needed, so you listened to your body. As far as the eating junk goes, we all have our moments. At least you are aware that you are eating it and are trying to do something about it. This is a great blog! I think it's great that you are working through things and are aware of everything. That's progress in itself. :-) Good for you! :-)

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MELOSPARKLE 5/22/2012 10:39PM

    I'm sorry that you are having a rough time right now. I k kw you can make it back to your previous fitness levels though - it will just take some time. Be patient and celebrate every victory!

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GOPINTOS 5/22/2012 9:41PM

    Yes you are back now. Time to make it count :)


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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MUMMAMICHELLE 5/22/2012 7:46PM

    You've come to the right place Lianne, welcome back. I feel like many of the same things you have said apply to me although different circumstance, working and caring for children, plus other responsibilities make us tired and get lost in it all. You can do this!

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GLMOM2 5/22/2012 3:51PM

    emoticon back to us!

Glad to see you sparking with us again!


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MICHSTATE 5/22/2012 3:25PM

    Hello!!!! It's nice to hear from you again!!!!:-)

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 5/22/2012 11:22AM

    Wow, you have a lot going on right now and they are not excuses at all -- they are real life issues. I think you're doing a great job balancing everything that's going on and eventually you'll be able to get back into the swing of things on SP, too. You can do it! Good luck & take care.

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JILLIANPRNCSS 5/22/2012 5:54AM

    You can do it, I believe in you

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ERLYWA 5/21/2012 10:18PM

    Boy, can I relate to your blog!!! My downslide started last summer with a hip injury, bad medication, and a litany of cold/flu bugs. Few months down the road and I was completely off SP and had gained back all 30 of the lbs I had lost.

But, like you, I realized that no matter the stresses I need to take care of myself first. So I am coming back this week as well! :)

We can BOTH do this. Hang in there, and keep taking care of yourself!

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 5/21/2012 8:27PM

    I am glad you are back - I miss you!
I know the painful feeling of having a foot injuries... not being able to go and train... I hurt myself after my 13.1 last year and it still bothers me ... I am back running but not to the level I wish I would be doing. Take it easy and listen to your body. I did cross training for many month- just to maintain the cardio... and yoga too (good for my mental and improving my balance).
When stressed and fatigued - food is often a source of comfort... especially when time is also lacking! Start with some small SMART goals - share them (with us maybe... so you get some support!!!) and make sure to include Self-Care in your daily routine! (I even set it up in my other goals trackers!).

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Sending you positive energy!!!

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HEALTHY1JESS 5/21/2012 8:01PM

    You didn't "Moan and Groan"--you just told it like it is. Make a small goal and some steps to reach that small goal. Then build on it. You can do anything! :-)

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OOLALA53 5/21/2012 7:19PM

    Blogs are just for this purpose.

I know that having to get up early and get going somehow makes me more tired, too. It doesn't matter that I may have more time later. I'd rather have more time earlier to take my time!

You can't be responsible for everyone else's doings and thoughts. Keep up with your mom and let her know you care. Suggest she get help with her thoughts and resultant down thinking, if necessary. You can't make her happy. If she is religious, maybe you can get a minister or outreach group involved.

Try to resist the junk, not from a good girl/bad girl perpsective, but just because you know you will feel more vital without it! I've almost never wished I had eaten junk when I had the chance, and have almost always been happy when I stuck to my reasonable meals. I often have to remind myself of that at the right moments. emoticon

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RHONDALYN10 5/21/2012 6:25PM

    Welcome back Lianne!
First - take care of yourself!
Hopefully your funk is gone and you can be more focused.
Best wishes!!

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Lost weight, great. Now quit preaching about it!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

I am really sick and tired of hearing some of the comments that my mother makes about overweight and obese people. I was an overweight teen and adult and I really take offense to her comments, but I know if I say something all hell will break loose. Through hard work and changing my eating habits I have gone from the heaviest member of the family, at one point in my life, to being the thinnest at 152 pounds. Yes, I have slipped up and gained approx. 10 pounds back, but I am consistent with my exercise and my healthy eating.

Anyway, my mom has recently lost 50 pounds. She lost it by cutting out sugar and processed foods. Good for her!! Unfortunately, she makes snide comments about any obese/overweight person that she happens to see. If we are in a restaurant she'll say something like, "Look at that. How can he eat that when he is so big?" or she might comment on the outfit that a person has on. My brother is obese and she'll tell him, "You really need to eat healthier and do something about your appearance." I am not going to tolerate it anymore and I have told her that she is the pot calling the kettle black.

My sister has also been "attacked" by my mom's tongue and she is sick of it too. I am glad that my mom has taken off this weight, but quit preaching about it and realize that what might work for you may not work for everyone else. I am tired of hearing about sugar this and sugar that...blah, blah, blah. I like my sweets!! I am not totally cutting them out of my diet so quit preaching!!!!

There, I feel better now.

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MARLIMOO 2/1/2012 11:57AM

    She forgets that she too had the battle. SHe should or you would think be more sympathetic. Its hard for all of us. No matter what the amount of the battle. Its a lifestyle change and until we all accept it-never easy. God bless with your journey sister!

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BEACHTUDE 1/24/2012 9:11AM

    Everyone is on their own journey... It's tough to change people, but you can say that you don't want to hear the negativity. Stay positive yourself!!! Keep up the good job! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 1/20/2012 7:19AM

    I'm sorry that your mom is not supporting you and other family members. Our moms should be the one person in the world we can 100% count on to stand behind and beside us. I'm not attacking your mom but it does sound like she may have some other emotional problems that are causing her to lash out like that. Perhaps as a way to make her feel better about herself?

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CLWALDRO 1/17/2012 6:41PM

    I am sorry your mom is not more supportive of what you have accomplished.
I am also sad that for what she says about others. I hope at some point she will realize that what she says hurts the entire family unity.
On a lighter point I will be one of the first to cheer you on as you continue your journey emoticon

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LISAINMS 1/17/2012 1:35PM

    Have you ever known a person that quit smoking and then becomes the worst critic of all smokers? It's no different. But it's sad that she has to use her success to point out the same flaws in others. Funny how quickly we forget that we used to be that fat person too. Maybe you could talk to her about using her success to be a positive influence on the other family members instead of lording it over them.

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KKINNEA 1/17/2012 12:56PM

    Totally agree with you - people need to remember it isn't easy for everyone and that it's none of our business unless someone asks us to help!

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BLACKROSE_222 1/17/2012 11:17AM

    Some people go straight into this mind set. It is quite sad actually, because they are hurting much more than they are helping. All you can do is take care of yourself - if you have brought these feelings to her before, than maybe you need to take a step back from her behavior. I'm so sorry, honey. HUGS.

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RHONDALYN10 1/17/2012 9:12AM

    At the end of the day try to remember she is the only Mom you will me, I have to tell myself this A LOT! My Mom is a pot calling the kettle black person all the time. I have told her and have told her that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. She doesn't get it and never will. It is embarrassing as I know my Mom doesn't talk quietly when she is talking about others.
Best wishes - keep on doing what you are doing - you ARE a SUCCESS!

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SUSIQZER 1/17/2012 8:31AM

    Oh, that'll drive you batty!

It's great that your siblings are all on board, so you can present a united front when she goes on the attack!

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GOOSIEMOON 1/17/2012 8:21AM

    It's good that you can vent here at SP. We're always here to listen!

I know just how you feel. It's always easier for some folks to cut others down rather than being the best they can be. To me, that always smacks of low self-esteem.

I avoid these people like the plague, even if they are interesting or funny. I just can't take the heaps of negativity.

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OOLALA53 1/17/2012 8:06AM

    Sounds like you and your siblings need to be a united force. Doesn't your mom remember how no one could tell her to lose weight before she was ready? emoticon

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KJDOESLIFE 1/17/2012 7:58AM

    It is funny how people who've never talked about weight, diet or exercise get on their high horse when they start. (I know a few of those people at work!) It'll hopefully pass, but a gentle reminder that compassion and understanding is better than ridicule might be in order. :) Good luck!

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YINETTV 1/16/2012 11:03PM

  Look i know my family is the same way except they don't change their habits they simply seem to enjoy being negative about other people and their struggles. Besides losing weight is about being healthy, making one feel more confident is just an added bonus. I agree I would/do the same, because most time people get so used to things that they don't even realize they are doing it. Keep up the hard work.

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PERPETUALLYFAT 1/16/2012 11:02PM

  My sister is the same.She is so damned annoying!!

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Cancelled my gym membership, but don't yell at me for it!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

emoticon I work out at Powerhouse Gym and it is costing me $39 a month and I have been a member of this gym for almost 3 years. It has many amenities - child care, classes and tanning - that I haven't been using for the longest time now.

Every once-and-a-while I would go with my co-worker to Planet Fitness and exercise with him there. Granted, it isn't as fancy as Powerhouse but it also isn't as expensive either. So, my husband and I were thinking that if we both signed up it would only be $20 a month at Planet Fitness and not the $39 that we were paying to Powerhouse. Over a year that is alot of savings!!! Powerhouse costs us $480 a year and Planet Fitness would be $240 a year. How could we not sign up??

So today I went to Powerhouse, worked out and then upon leaving I handed them the dreaded letter of cancellation for both myself and my husband. Of course he tried getting me not to leave and I understand why, but I have to do what is best for myself and my family. He offered to freeze our memberships for 3 months and I told him no thanks and he also wanted to know if we were signing up somewhere else and I told him no. It saddens me to leave this gym, but the last few times I have gone I haven't felt comfortable going. I don't know why, but it just seems like there are too many people there that are too serious into weight lifting and body building. Whatever it is I don't know, but if I am not comfortable I don't want to be there.

I did get to know some people during my 2 1/2 years here, but no exchanges of phone numbers were ever mad and if they were to quit would they even give me a second glance?

I am hoping that this new gym works out for us and I am sure that Powerhouse will go on without me. I am also sure that they will probably try to call me to get me to stay. Saving $240 a year is a good enough reason for me to go to another gym and I am sure that I will meet some new people there as well

Have a great day everyone!


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MARLIMOO 2/1/2012 11:58AM

    I am PF too. Its $10 only for me and if you know what to do there- you are set. Good luck.

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GEESKER 1/11/2012 2:53PM

    I cancelled my beloved Bally's membership after TWENTY years! Unfortunatly, there isn't one close to my home or work anymore, and at $20/month..I just couldn't do it anymore. I joined a fitness 19 for $7/month. not as nice or as many amenities, but it's close and clean. I feel your pain!

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WONDERWOMAN 1/10/2012 3:53PM

    I know the feeling. I've been at my gym almost since they opened the doors 4 years ago. Changes in ownership and philosophy and "direction" in the fall led to a dramatic increase in fees (for me it would have gone from $40 to $60). I loved the classes and machines, but I just can't justify that level of expense when I spend so much of my time outside running. I had to say good-bye. Believe me, there was a lot of group discussion and through it all, it became apparent "little ole' me" and the few others like me didn't mean a hill of beans to the management. I am lucky that my initiation fee is "lifetime" - so in reality, I can go back at any time if I so choose. I did make friends there - I met my running partner there - and it saddens me to lose this social connection. I guess with all my rambling, what I'm trying to say is that we all need to do what is best for us. It sounds like you thought it through and didn't make a rash decision. Enjoy the new gym and the resulting savings.

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KKINNEA 1/10/2012 3:27PM

    You know, that's why I was dreading quitting my "maintenance plan" at the gym I really may never go back to. I think I'm inspired to get over this week and cut the cord! Plus, I can get in a walk to boot!

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SMILESRME 1/10/2012 2:40PM

    If you can save some money, can still go with your guy and get the kind of workout that you need and want; you made the right decision. Sometimes we get caught up in the emotional side of leaving something, when it is a business after all! I am in the throes of deciding to leave my bootcamp gym (which I love the people and workout) and try something different to mix things up. Wish it were easier, but we WILL be moving in the right direction too!!

Go for it Lianne!
Julia : )

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RUNTRILAUGH 1/10/2012 2:15PM

    I did the same thing! Went to another gym a few times and now take my TRX classes there. Cancelled the gym I was a member of for 5 yrs and really don't think anyone there cared....

YAY for doing whats right for you!!!!!

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MICHSTATE 1/10/2012 12:47PM

    Have fun at your new gym!!!!

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KJDOESLIFE 1/10/2012 12:06PM

    That's some nice savings there! If the new gym has everything you need, then it was a good switch so no worries on your part!

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MEGKRAMER 1/10/2012 10:31AM

    I don't think that you should feel bad about it at all! You were paying a lot more money for things that you just didn't use and I think that's silly. I hate paying for things that I don't use/need. It sounds like Planet Fittness is the right fit for you.
Hope you're happy there :o)

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MRE1956 1/10/2012 10:20AM

    Hey - sometimes you gotta do what you feel in your head and heart is right......if anybody "yells" at ya, well, it's THEIR problem, NOT yours - and they DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT to try to make it yours!

Hope your new gym is a better fit for you!

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Put those work out clothes on it'll get you moving, I promise!

Friday, January 06, 2012

This morning I wasn't feeling very motivated or inspired. I was bound and determined to sit on my couch and be a couch potato today. Well, that changed for me around 9:30am. I figured I could sit on the couch and be tired, depressed, whatever or I could move and feel better even though I would still be tired. So, I moved my tired body to my room and changed into my fitness clothes. That single minute that it took me to change into my clothes made me want to exercise and even changed my attitude a little bit.

I have been struggling a lot lately with exercise. But why not walk on the treadmill and watch the morning shows that I like instead of just being sedentary while watching them?? So, I watched Ellen while moving and afterwards I felt energized. Still tired, but a different tired. Make sense? So I got my 60 minutes in today and I plan on doing it again tomorrow morning while my son is occupied on the computer or his Nintendo DS. It is time to stop making the excuses and just do it.

I am determined to lose these last 10 pounds that seem to be hanging on for dear life. Yes, I have struggled but I am not giving up!!!!

Have a great day!


P.S. Just a few pictures for extra motivation!!

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SUSIQZER 1/7/2012 7:21AM

    Good work!!! Sometimes it's SO hard to get off the couch, but I'm always happy when I do!

I've been going to the gym at 5 AM, to get I'm a workout before work. While it's hard to drag myself out of bed, I've learned that it's get up and start my day in a positive way, or lay in bed, awake, feeling guilty for an hour! Knowing that got me out of bed an extra two times this week!!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 1/6/2012 2:48PM

    emoticon Sometimes that is all it takes!

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SURLYGIRL 1/6/2012 2:41PM

    Good for you - I love to hear people say they just got up and did it! Way to Go !

I LOVE my work out clothes too - I think I have more fitness related clothes than street clothes now !

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KKINNEA 1/6/2012 2:15PM

    Nice, you've got this!

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CHRISTINA791 1/6/2012 1:56PM

    So true! Sometimes it's easy to get wrapped up in what you have planned or what you 'should' do that it's easy to forget that there are always options. I always told myself that a half hour workout I do is better than a planned hour long workout I blow off.

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