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Challenge for Labor Day -5 days to go-Exercise Blog - 30 mains anyone is welcome!!!!!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Good Morning; Posting late this morning. I had errands that were early this morning. I feel great and just have a more enjoyable attitude. I love it when I have a new adventure coming up. I love challenges that I can succeed. What has been your challenge? Many of you are doing new forms of exercise and building muscle. You burn more fat when you have muscle. emoticonI am energized as I identify a calling in which to invest my time and talents. I feel the inner peace that comes from being aligned with my purpose. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYou are special and have a talent for knowing what your body needs. You can do it and succeed. some days it might be a little bit, but over the long haul you reach goal. Have a good day!! emoticon emoticon

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ALOHAEV1 9/1/2011 11:42PM

    Seemed when you started this challenge Labor Day was so far away, poof it's here.

Thank you for the push along the way. Slacked off recently and I realize that my body isn't going to let me get away with it, it's sluggish achey and talking to me more than it should. So may not have gotten where I wanted, seems the body wants to go somewhere. I'll take that as a purpose for September, actually surprise everyone by following through.

Have a great long week-end!

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MERRYMARY42 9/1/2011 11:14PM

    Yes September is here, and so is our challenge coming to an end at lest the goal date, but, that is ok, there is always next Labor Day, have a great day

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ADJQUILTER 9/1/2011 12:42PM

    September is a good month for new beginnings. I loved your comment about feeling inner peace "that comes with being aligned with your purpose". Much to think about there. A very positive and encouraging blog post. Have an awesome day!
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Challenge for Labor Day -6 days to go-Exercise Blog - 30 mains anyone is welcome!!!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Good Morning; Less than a week a way from this challenge. How is every one doing? I got a flu shot yesterday. It was very simple. I get one every year. I just went to Walgreens. It was $31 and no line and no appointment. I believe this is why I have not gotten sick with the flu for over a decade now. Think about getting one especially if you are going to do any flying. I always think who knows what someone has on a plane and you breathe recycled air. I also take disinfected wipes to wipe down my tray and seat arms. Taking precautions keep me from most sicknesses when I travel. This is part of my pre-work for preparation. What do you do to ready for a vacation or long trip visiting relative or friends. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonPROSPERITY
Water in a pool or pond becomes stagnant when there is lack of fresh water circulating through it. Similarly, when I fail to circulate the good in my life, good can appear to be in short supply. The more I give, the more I receive. The greater my appreciation of life's abundance, the more I am stimulated to share
emoticon Get some movement in today!!

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LIBBYFITZ 9/1/2011 11:00AM

    Did Wii Fit and gardening all afternoon!

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MERRYMARY42 8/31/2011 10:02PM

    I like that Prosperity, akit
I had a good and busy day, I just got back from a 40 minute walk, I walked the track at the gym for 20 minutes, so I wanted to round it off to 60 miutes, I worked out on machines, I really do like them and I am getting stronger and more muscle, I did my aerobics class for 60 minutes and then I swam for 30 minutes, so I bet I will sleep great this evening.

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Challenge for Labor Day -7 days to go-Exercise Blog - 30 mains anyone is welcome!!!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Good Morning; Had a good sleep last night. What a better outlook in life when one is refreshed and rested. I am back on track with my program. I have been side tracked with issues. I did not get all my steps in yesterday. My mother used to say "If you do not do it, no one else will." this is how I feel about my program. I need to get myself motivated again. I found on the web a device called "knee it". It was rated well. It is like a brace for your knee. Whenever I travel, my knees get a beating. I hope it comes soon, I want to try it out. My knees have a hard time going down stairs at times. Do you have any injuries that you need to watch? What do you do in exercise to get you relief. I have all sorts of stuff for my feet and knees. As you have heard before, " I never leave home without them. Have a good day and get some movement in... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 8/30/2011 7:33PM

    My feet are in terrible shape, (well says me anyhow) bunions, arthritis in the big toes, I have never been able to wear what one would call stylish shoes, never heels, high or low, just always sensible shoes, (and I really do hate that sometimes.) not sure what my problem is, but I remember my Mother really suffered with corns and bunions, at least I have not gone the corns route, I have always tried to wear good shoes, etc. but I guess that is just my weakness,
My knees are god, I know here lately, they have been bothering me a bit, but not enough to stop walking
I did get my 10,000 steps in yesterday, some days it is quite a chore, because I have been doing my walking almost entirely inside, no fun, but shoot, it is too hot outside, walking inside is ok, but I do not walk as fast as when I am outside,
We have ordered a few things that we have been needing to, like a new shade for the kitchen window that is right by our kitchen table, and the sun shines in my DH's eye every afternoon, as well as 4 new doors for my bathroom closet, I have needed them for years, so, as I said I am getting quite a bit done this month, I sure hope I can continue.

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TWNOMWE 8/30/2011 1:32PM

    Hope the "Knee it" lives up to the testimonials.

I used to have knee pain when my weight was in 180s and got knee braces , now that 20 are off I have pain and do not need the braces. I am thankful for that and that is why I will keep pushing to get in the health weight range.
Keep using the gadgets that make life comfortable.
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Challenge for Labor Day -8 days to go-Exercise Blog - 30 mains anyone is welcome!!!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Good Morning; Today is a very stressed day for me. My son is having a spinal procedure where he is having nuclear matter injected into his spine. They are doing it this evening after he works a full day. I think keeping busy is good, but normally he would get a day off to recuperate. So far, he has not gotten the extra day off. He has to get to his doctor to get a profile again to encompass this. He is wearing down from the process and the pain. I told him to stay strong. He says he is just so tired of the sh.... He sees a doctor and the doctor does not volunteer with an update to his profile. I guess the doctor that has been assigned to him is on leave. It is very confusing to me. I know it is frustrating to him. He was home this weekend. We had so many talks. He is losing confidence in his doctors. He is so afraid of this process and he will not get well. I did not do so good food wise yesterday. I took my son out to eat to get his mind off things, but I did not use portion control. I ate too much. I got on the scale this morning and gained a lb which is not too bad. I am not beating myself about it. It is life- I am an emotional eater and I did not do too much damage. How do you handle emotional eating? I have learned to stop before I do too much damage. My goal is not to start, but I have not learned it yet. I am not perfect and this journey is a life time. Have a good day!! Get some movement in today!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 8/29/2011 10:09PM

    I have my 10,000 steps, and I have not gone for a walk yet, mostly on the phone walking room to room, it is another hot day, and I spent it riding with my DH on his chores, buying tools and delivering a couple, and made a run to Walmart, I have not eaten too healthy the last 3 days myself, I weigh myself on Mondays, and I gained 2/10 of a pound, so that does not sound too good for me and Labor Day which looks like it is 8 days from now, but all is good, There is always Halloween or something to change my goal too emoticon
I am so sorry to hear about your son's back problems, we have to trust the doctors to a great extent, I sure hope and pray for the best.

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Challenge for Labor Day -9 days to go-Exercise Blog - 30 mains anyone is welcome!!!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Good Morning; I am watching the weather channel again. Many of the areas dodged a bullet. TG. Yesterday I tried walking outside around a shopping area and I lost my energy in this heat. I thought to myself that was not very smart. Later I got some steps inside. How did you all do this weekend?
Excellent: Found on SP

Activities Fit for the Waiting Room

Whether you're a busy parent, student, or working stiff, your schedule is likely full of waiting time. You wait at the doctor, at the school, and at your appointments. Instead of turning waiting time into wasted time, try these ideas to fit in a little fitness:

Many stretches can be done from a seated position.
Stretch your shoulder by bringing one arm across your chest; your triceps by pulling your elbow behind your head; and your chest by interlocking your fingers behind you and extending your arms upward and outward.
Straighten your legs and reach for your toes to loosen up your hamstrings and back; sit back in your chair and pull your knee into your chest; twist side-to-side
Relax your neck and relieve tension by dropping your chin down to your chest, looking up at the ceiling, and lowering your ears toward your shoulders.
Get moving
If space allows, take advantage of it. Pace back and forth or let the receptionist know that she can find you outside on the sidewalk when your appointment is ready.

Isometric strengtheners
Work those muscles without anyone noticing. Flex and hold each muscle group for 10-30 seconds and relax. Repeat 1-2 times. Try your quads, calves, biceps, chest, and abs.

Don't forget about deep breathing
Deep breathing exercises can be done anytime, anywhere, and offer big benefits to your mental state. Try a few relaxing breaths before your next meeting and you'll notice major stress relief.

Time Involved: 5-10 minutes

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon have a good day! Remember every little bit of movement helps! Standing is better than sitting. emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 8/28/2011 4:17PM

    good information, I find lots of things in Sparks, I learn something every day, and I can utilize this and will
So hot, I got my 10,000 steps in yesterday, barely, but I figured I would try but not worry about it. so today, I actually started in the house a bit earlier, so perhaps, I can get them in, earlier.
I have 3 projects going today, in the bathroom, hall pantry, and the garage, and I can not finish any of them, when they do get done, they really all coinside with each other, so kind of need to do them this way, but this is just me, I am so unorganized. just my nature, and I am sure I could change (maybe) but this way, I keep myself guessing and everyone around me. lol I am having a nice inside weekend, I love to putter around the house, and I am doing something everyday this month so far, I mean something other than the regular cleaning, and I am finally seeing myself clear of all my stuff, weeding it down slowly.

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NJJ-EXERCISE30 8/28/2011 12:16PM

    SparkPeople Exercise of the Day [mailer@sparkpeople.com]

I have signed up for certain emails from SP.
One of them is exercise of the Day. It comes to my email.
Go to your start page.
where it says welcome:
account: email preferences

in the email tab- you can chose mail from SP.
I have several that I get daily. This one is from Exercise of the Day.

It does not have a link that I could find. Hope this helps.

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LLREED 8/28/2011 11:46AM

Great info! Could you post the link for that? I'd like to use it one of the teams that I co-lead.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/28/2011 9:55AM

    Well done on the information! emoticonI did 30 mins walking the fur babies around the park.

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