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Setting Goals...And Post Them So You Don't Forget What They Are!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I really should take a little time to write some goals down. Heck, writing 1 attainable goal would be great!

But then I need to put it somewhere that I'll remember that I actually set a goal, so that I can keep it before me! emoticon

Okay, so my next step...write 1 goal emoticon
And I think I'll put it on my, maybe in my bathroom on the wall...hmmmm
how 'bout I just work on a goal 1st!

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LEROYJL 3/29/2011 4:47PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticonit's a good idea to have goals and write them down in order to be able to see them!

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RUNNERRACHEL 3/27/2011 11:22PM

    Good ideas!

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MSPROVERBS31 3/27/2011 2:49PM

    What great ways to stay motivated ladies! Thanks for the inspiration and letting me know that others are trying or even completing goals and willing to share what works!

You all are the best!!! THANKS!

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CANNIE50 3/27/2011 2:46PM

    I sometimes write on the bathroom mirror with a Sharpie pen. I'll definitely see it, and it's easy to clean off, or update. Keep running. It's not jogging - if you aren't walking or skipping, and you are moving faster than normal, you are running, honey! emoticon

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FITWITHIN 3/9/2011 9:25PM

    I need to update my goals now that Spring is right around the corner.

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    I wrote my goals on the back of a motivational picture, laminated it, and leave it sitting on the elliptical machine! Keeps me going at a decent pace when I want to slow down..or better yet, get off and go back to bed lol

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Restarted My Exercise, & Did A Lil Running! Or Maybe It Was A Jog! LOL

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I am starting slow! Since my last blog I have walked around the musuem, walked/jogged around the neighborhood and did stretch cardio at church.

I also signed up for SP's Virtual 5k for April (it'll be my 1st 5K ever) and enrolled in the Walk/Jog Training course. 3 Days a weekworth of instruction.

As far as my's been okay with just wearing it in a pontytail and styling it for church ...but I did wait about a week before really going for a WALK LOL
Actually I'm going to wear some natural styles (no Press&Curl) for a lil bit. I may put a weave in for a lil bit...not too sure, as I like being creative with my hair. All that to say I won't let my hair get in my way of exercising.

My focus right now is on pampering and pushing forward! I'm sitting with a heat cap on my hair as I type! I havn't done this in YEARS! Actually my mom used to put the heat cap on me. I'm actually borrowing her cap LOL I sprayed my hair with some oils, aloe vera and water, then twisted my hair into corn rows...I'll wear a twist out later after I go for a Walk/Jog!
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MSPROVERBS31 3/28/2011 12:04AM

Keep enjoying the training!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 3/27/2011 11:23PM

    Way to go! I also started the 5k walk/jog. It is really motivating. Keep it up!


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Wanting to Restart My Exercise, & I Feel Like A Run!!!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

I'm wanting to restart my exercising & feel like a run around the neighborhood or across the sands at the beach!
But truth is that I must start off slow so I'm trying to figure out what to do. And where to go...

Any ideas?

I'm thinking I will search through the SparkTeams or Spark articles to find a walking or walk to run plan for beginners. So I'll see where this Sat. lands me.

One of my reasons for not really getting into a hard workout is because I've been trying to keep my Press N Curl as long as I can emoticon But pontytail it shall be, and I hope it doesn't sweat back to where Sunday morning hair will be a mountain to climb lol

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CIERAPOET 2/12/2011 4:00PM

    I signed up to do that virutal 5K Spark has going in April. It looks great and the help tools are wonderful. SparkPeople keep out doing themselves all the time. We all are Success. You can do it. Let's do it!
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MY_HEALTH_BABY 2/11/2011 11:39AM

    Try walking briskly for a bit, maybe 10 minutes and then a very slow jog for 1's a great way to move into running and if that is what you want to do, then continue on---running for longer periods!

I said "goodbye" to the hair back in November, lol, emoticonwhen I jumped back into taking care of me first. My head sweats like crazy and I can't change that, just accept it must be washed every 2-3 days...I'd feel so much better with a "press n curl" but unfortunately succumbed to the chemical treatment (relaxer)...and am breaking off my ends using that darn flat iron...The other option is to leave in conditioner with a ponytail..No worries, health first emoticon

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MSPROVERBS31 2/11/2011 10:05AM

    Thanks! I didn't do any walking Sat., but Sunday I walked around the musuem for about 60min. and then downtown about 10 min.
On Tuesday and Wed. I did more walking with a little bit of jogging around the neighborhood and some aerobics at church Wed. night!

So I'm taking it slow. I think a good 30 minutes around the neighborhood on a regular basis does sound good.
Thanks for the suggestion and support!

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FRANKBUD 2/11/2011 9:49AM

    take it slow start out with an 30 min walk around your neighborhood or at the mall. good luck you can do it.

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My December 2010 PUSH!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

My December 2010 PUSH!
I will try exercising everyday in December I started yesterday, Monday the 6th. And after the tightness in my body loosens up, I will feel better I'm sure! Why will it happen now as oppose to any other time? Well, I'm just thinking that its only 4 weeks and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! As long as I say & repeat & believe this everyday I should be okay! I would also like to lose some weight of course and I'm trying to catch up with my FFF45 GOAL. So weighing 190 by the end of the year would keep me on track for that goal and my breast surgery (I don't have to lose weight but I'd like to be smaller before the reduction).
Well, check back and see how I'm doing, if you like!
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M-6 Body Gospel Revival DVD 18/32 minutes
T-7 Nothing special but I did wash dishes and get out of the house!
W-8 Jogged to Bible Study (7min) & Church Workout (10min)
R-9 YMCA Belly Dance (60min) & Treadmill (2 laps/.5 mile in11min)
F-10 Rested This is actually more exercise than I've done in awhile so I'm okay!
S-11-->W-22 No exercise...NOT GOOD! But I'll push some more!
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MY_HEALTH_BABY 12/22/2010 5:39PM

    Fantastic! Here's to reaching your goal of 190 emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 12/7/2010 6:23PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonGod bless, Dee

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SQUINKLY 12/7/2010 6:10PM

    Good Luck! You can do this!

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MSPROVERBS31 12/7/2010 1:39PM

    Oh yes! Hi MrsJerryBush!

This dvd is part of the Body Gospel DVD kit. I really find it inspirational, even though I don't do it all the time. Below is a description from the Body Gospel Facebook page. Hope it helps!

Body Gospel is a faith-based fitness program that connects the user’s passion of their Christian values with his or her desire to lose weight. Featuring renowned inspirational fitness expert and creator of “Sweatin’ in the Sprit”, Donna Richardson-Joyner, Body Gospel was created to be a cross-training program that features authentic and inspiring gospel songs to take the drudgery out of exercise and make visible results accessible to everyone. Moving to songs like “Hallelujah Praise”, “Thank you Lord”, and “The Presence of the Lord” make pushing your body to burn fat and build muscle fun and easy. By conjuring the same feeling of empowerment and purpose that you feel each week at church and through your spiritual connection with Christ, Body Gospel will prove to be a unique faith-based fitness program more attractive than any other on the market.

Body Gospel is not all about the motivation of spirituality though! Donna’s secret to success includes a sophisticated approach to high-energy interval training. So, when combined with great gospel music and motivational messaging to unite your mind, body and spirit, Body Gospel becomes the ultimate in weight loss and body transformation results.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 12/7/2010 1:27PM

    Please tell me about your Body Gospel Revival DVD!

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Redo My Home: The Thinking Stage

Monday, November 08, 2010

Okay, so it's really gotten to a point where I just need to start!
Start what? Start the process of my apartment redo!

I have tons of things in my home, in my carport storage and in a public storage building. All collected over the years! Of course I want to clean it all so that my home resembles a simplistic dwelling! But what do I throw away? What do I sell at the local swapmeet? What do I keep?
I just don't know what to do! And I want my place upgraded like the new tenants who have hardwood floors and new appliances...But they can't reinevate if I have THINGS in here! lol

And how long is it going to take to clear out my space? Aaauuugggghhhhh! This is my life now, well part of it anyway! Redoing my home...the thinking stage!

I can't wait until I get to the It's Done Stage!

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MSPROVERBS31 12/7/2010 12:57PM

    @LERORJL, Great job for putting them in the box!!!! Next step, drop it off or call them to pick it up!
I say write it down!
Write down what you have already put in the good will box.
Write down what else you would like to get rid of.
Then Write down the places you can take them. ie. Good Will, Consignment, Yard Sale, etc.
Begin checking it off! Or draw lines to where the different items will go.

Have a nice visual so that you can see how far you've come and where you have to go.

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MSPROVERBS31 11/15/2010 2:47PM

    Hi all thanks!

So I soooo appreciate all of the support, Goodie & tips from my sparkfriends!

Actually it is important to write it down and Plan! If I didn't then I would just be moving all around aimlessly without knowing where to go next. So I can't be like Nike & Just Do It, because it's not that simple for everyone. If so, there wouldn't be careers for people as Orginizers or shows like Hoarders.

So planning for me is not a word for procrastination. It is to actually put a timeline together, to find the consignment stores & write down which days I'll go to the Swapmeet to sell or see how feesable selling through Ebay and Craigs list will be...what direction I'm going with my home!

So where am I in this journey? Well, I have an appointment with my manager to put together a timeline for the improvments that I would like in my place. I have asked for assisance in dumping my couch and loce seat and I threw away a couple of bags of papers. Oh, and I have looked into Ebay...seems a bit overwhelming! LOL

So, next week (this week I'm out of town), I will check on Consignment Stores, think about if I have really used something in the last year and if I still need it, mark some things up once I make a list of donations (sell, etc.) AND remember that all the cleaning up is great exercise!
Thanks AGIAN SparkFriends! You all are great!

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MY_HEALTH_BABY 11/13/2010 7:55PM

    It's Saturday and I'm just reading your blog from Monday and wondering if you started. I agree with the other Sparkies, no more planning, put them in sorted piles and take action with each pile.

Think of all the positives:
you'll get a great workout emoticon
you'll get the beautiful floors and appliances for your home that you deserve emoticon.
you'll feel a sense of accomplishment after you complete it emoticon

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MONIQUE1908 11/8/2010 10:47PM

    What has worked for me is if I haven't used it in 6 months, it goes. If it is in good shape and can be used, I sell it. Just that simple. If you don't cut out the thinking stage you'll be thinking forever.

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WHITEANGEL4 11/8/2010 8:28PM

    Well, go through and mark the things you really love and would miss when gone. Rethink how you can use some of your items. Start to make bundles to sell, to donate and to put in consignment shops. I have found that consignment shops net me a return on items that are really good but I no longer have a use for them. I sold two small benches a chair and a mirror just this last month. They were just no longer right for me

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BLOOM49 11/8/2010 8:27PM

    I've spent a lot of time in the thinking stage of things and nothing gets done. I guess we have to just do it! emoticon

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