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My July challenge to me.

Friday, July 04, 2014

In june I kind of discovered a love for working out with kettlebells. Made a nice and slow steady progression from learning the swing - to moving up both in reps and the weight of the bell. Kicked off July with a commitment to getting to 300 swings in one workout with a 25 pound bell. No easy feat for a newbie like me.

Well - Ive gradually worked up to 200 - and aiming at the next step up which will be 250......................... by month end hoping to be at 300.

measured the fat spots ( belly and thighs) and hoping to see some kind of difference by month end. Im headed to florida to visit that very special someone ( long distance relationships are rough) and hoping I can feel and see some kind of difference by Aug 19....................................... D day !

Mood is good - attitude is good - and commitment is strong.

This month I turn 61 ----------------whew !

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/6/2014 7:50PM

    emoticon birthday you are doing awesome keep pushing I am doing p90x3 at 54 lets keep challenging ourselves t stay young

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MOM_VICKI 7/5/2014 10:23AM

    Great goals - you can do it! emoticon

Have a great birthday month!!! emoticon emoticon

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in a better place

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My head and my body seem to be in a better place these days.
adjusting to my new life at the shore ------------- adjusting to my partner/best friend being 1400 miles away - and being much better with my journey to fitness. Three good positives.

Im rethinking the dating thing......................... just started to open up to that.
Let see where this goes.............

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BRENDAGAIL9 6/26/2014 5:01PM

    Enjoy the ride!

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the next phase

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

left a dear lifelong friend in sunny Florida. We have been together for 40+ years / but our dreams have left us 1200 miles apart in this nearly senior stage of life. So many mixed emotions....................... kind of a cant live with - but cant easily without him kind of thing.

Gives me time and some kind of strange incentive to move forward on my fitness journey. Exercising - walking - bike riding - working out - give me think time - or time away from thinking................. and yes - missing him.

Such confusing feelings................... and hard to be so dam far away from such a good friend. wonder if the feeling is anywhere near mutual?

Starting a journal - because writing helps................ wish I knew of an online site for journaling. would be so much easier.

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NJJAZZ 5/21/2014 9:34AM

    seem to be moving through the transition a little better ----------- getting out with friends - getting more fit by sticking to eating and workout plans - and starting to settle in to what life is now................... sstill unsure of the long range with ..... or without .... but ok for now

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NJJAZZ 5/13/2014 8:39AM

    stuck a little in the transition but ------------------- working it day by day

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NJJAZZ 5/9/2014 2:35PM

    Ive found that its just easier to do my daily walking ------------------ than to end the day sorry I didnt. Im averaging 3 miles per day - and sometimes as much as 6. I was eating veery well - took yesterday off and ate 4 cupcakes........... hmmmm- scale went right back up. How cruddy is that -======= but I am giving myself an off day ------- and know I will treat myself to something sweet on those days. Maybe not 4 cupcakes ---------- but maybe one sweet treat.

Liking my Ninja and the shakes Im making. So easy to use those as a meal or a snack - and to use frozen fruit so I dont need ice cubes.

its all good..................... be healthy

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NJJAZZ 5/1/2014 9:19AM

    journaling - walking - working out - kind of settling in to what this new phase of life will be like................... jury is out...........

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NJJAZZ 4/24/2014 9:05AM

    found penzu and did start journaling.......... if nothing it will help me track the journey of getting used to this.

I like to write......................... just like walking - its therapeutic.

thanks for the comments everyone

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EDDYMEESE 4/23/2014 10:27PM

    there are online sites for journaling (penzu.com) - but what I prefer about SP is that you can get feedback and support without the judgement. With Penzu, it is private, so you are writing only for yourself. Even on SP, I write for myself, but I highly value the advice that I get.

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BRENDAGAIL9 4/23/2014 8:25PM

    Yes, journaling does help to get the thoughts out of your head but doesn't really solve anything. Writing about it helps. Also keeping busy. Try not to dwell on it and think happy thoughts. emoticon

Brenda in Chehalis. WA

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TRESSWANN 4/23/2014 7:53PM

    Writing does help! Still in contact with my h.s. b.f. and its bittersweet. be strong

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Day 1 - again

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ok - so kicked off today with a 2 mile walk - my first training session at the gym with a PT ( 2 free sessions came with the membership) and I did an hour of weight training. As the title says - Day 1 again.

Im not severely out of shape --------------according to all the charts - Im "normal". I dont want the body of a 20 year old - after all I am 60. My goal is not a number on the scale.............. my goal is a look - and a lifestyle. Feeling and looking fit and trim and toned - just fits into that goal. I will know when I get there.

Turning 60 has brought lots of changes for me. Ive moved - to a renovated home on the Jersey shore. I love it. My daughters both have their own apartments - so Im an empty nester - I love that too. Im continuing to struggle with a little depression - and working out and being active helps that alot - I wont take meds for it.

So my goals - besides the look - and the lifestyle is maybe some romance again too. Ive been single a long time.............. time to share a piece of life with someone special.

Thats all a tall order............... Im up for the challenge.

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TRESSWANN 3/20/2014 5:17AM

    Go for it.

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NJJAZZ 3/19/2014 8:47PM

    Fabier - all I can say is now is the time to chang your habits............... you are at a great time...... Im 60 - twice your age. Keep healthy snacks in your purse so that when you go for the donut - you can walk away and dig into your purse for something healthy and not fattening.
Take one day at a time...................... enjoy feeling good about not eating that donut and learn what that good feeling feels like - so you can do it again.

Good luck

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FABISERVANTES83 3/19/2014 1:32PM

    "As the title says - Day 1 again." I wanted to start by quoting you.

I'm 30 and this year I will be 31. Let me tell you I've been chasing a number on the scale since January 1st, 2014. And, since then for me it's been Day 1 all over again.

My short term goal was to lose 15 pounds by May 15 and that goal started on January 1st; It's now March 19 and I've only lost about 3 pounds. Just today I started out bad bay eating two doughnuts a chocolate and glaze ooh yeah and a cup of green tea. See but now I'm so down. I don't know if I should just wipe off today's start and just start right this very moment or if I should start tomorrow as Day 1 again.

After reading your blog I can see what you said .....and I will quote you again "Feeling and looking fit and trim and toned - just fits into that goal. I will know when I get there." sounds like something I want to try...... emoticon

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The freeze is over - I think

Friday, February 21, 2014

Well my first blog of 2014 . NJ sure has been hit with some crazy weather. More snow than I have seen in decades.................. its just starting to melt away finally . SO its time to get this body moving again outside.

Lots of big changes for me................... Im now an empty nester ( thats a good thing) and I have made the permanent move to the shore and sold my primary residence. I love it..................

Want to get back to a fitness plan.................... it just makes sense. Im exactly the same weight I always was - so Im not dieting to lose weight. I just want to move more - and tone up. Swim suit season on the beach this year. I need to be ready or I will scare others on the beach. LOL
SO - Im setting a weekly walking goal for myself and using the spark tools to chart - map and measure my progress on it. I think thats a simple good start for this 60 year old to get moving with.

Wishing you all a great day -------------- and remember - nothing in life changes until you do. Its honestly that simple.

Hugs to you guys............................. shes; back !

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CHERYLHURT 2/25/2014 8:32AM

  I hope spring is going to be here soon!

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NJJAZZ 2/22/2014 9:18AM

    At the point where I really dont care what the scale says - I will know Ive succeeded when I can no longer grab a handful of my belly............. that is the goal :)

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BOOKAPHILE 2/22/2014 1:02AM

    Welcome back!

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JERSEYGIRL24 2/22/2014 12:08AM

    Hugs to you too, June. Miss you!!!

I had to drive down to just outside of AC today, and it is amazing how much less snow there is south of the Raritan than north. I fell on the ice (not serious) while putting my garbage out tonight. That's the second time I've fallen this winter (again, not serious). And it is supposed to be brutally cold by the end of next week (just in time for March).

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TRESSWANN 2/21/2014 5:40PM

    Snow has really put a crimp in things. And now it's pouring. And NJ has tornado watch? Can't wait to get back to gym

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BRENDAGAIL9 2/21/2014 12:23PM

    Great to hear from you.

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JUJUMILLER 2/21/2014 9:18AM

    Great to have you back!


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