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"Yea, Yea, Today is my Birthday"!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Today I am 47 years old, did I actually say that out loud! My birthday wish for myself is to get healthy for my 48th birthday. I really don't mind being older, I feel more liberated now that I am in my mid fourties and I am doing things for me! Yesterday as a Birthday gift to myself I joined a local community fitness center near my work. It has a track, pool, awesome state of the art workout center, personal trainers, aerobic, and yoga classes, with sauna ect.They have a running for the 5k class starting in jan, that I signed up for. I plan on doing a 5k in march so I'm sure this will help me prepare for it. emoticon

  
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KYANN402 12/13/2008 7:48PM

    Happy Birthday (a few days late)!! emoticon I'm a December birthday person, too - just got a few more years on you - turned 61 on Wed, the 10th! I'm with you. Getting older is liberating. What a great gift you gave yourself. emoticon

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PAINTEDBLISS 12/12/2008 10:01AM

    Thanks becky and now and again! I really did have a great day.

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DDOORN 12/12/2008 9:56AM

    A fun tradition I've been following since improving my health has been to go to RealAge.com each year on my birthday and fill out ALL the extensive questions they ask to determine what one's "REAL" age is.

The fun, super thing has been as I age, my REAL age has dropped! In 2007 I turned 51, real age was 49. This year I turned 52 and my real age was 48!

It's wonderful to grow YOUNG, not OLD! :-)

Don, Co-Leader for the All Health Professionals SparkTeam
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CRYSTAL_ROSE 12/12/2008 9:44AM

    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! HOPE IT WAS A GOOD DAY. THAT FITNESS CENTER SOUNDS GREAT.

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~BECKYBO32~ 12/11/2008 11:36AM

    emoticonHAPPY BIRTHDAY!! emoticon

I hope that your wish comes true way before your next birthday! Many blessings to you.
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Becky

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Today I begin my health quest

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

I've never done a blog before so I'm just winging this for a little while. I started or should I say restarted due to how horrid I did over thanksgiving. I could only do 15 min on my treadmill yesterday. I was talking with my friend about how out of shape I am and she gave me a swift kick in the butt that I needed. She reminded me I used to be a marine for goodness sakes and I ran in the marine corp marathon in 1983-1987. I never achieved any top ten placement but I finished the dang thing. I don't want to run a marathon but my daughter convinced me to do a 5 k and I signed up for one last night in my area for march 28 2009. That gives me roughly 16 weeks.
So today I got up and went for a brisk walk/run in 28 degree weather with the snow falling so hard I could barely see at times. I really felt invigorated! I went 3 miles in under an hour with hills. It is not the greatest feat considering it was mostly walking with a little jogging in between but I went out and pushed myself to do it. It is going to take some time before I can be running full capacity but before march 1 I am going to be doing it. I really don't care if I come in last as long as I finish.

  
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CRYSTAL_ROSE 12/9/2008 12:52PM

    sorry i missed your blog. more power to you! i wouldnot have been able to talk myself going out in 28 degree weather, much less running in it. you may think its not worth boosting about but it soo is.

awesome work you can do this. have a good holiday!

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CSC777 12/4/2008 4:24PM

    Good job. It takes time to get there but you will do it. I just did a 5K in Nov. and it was fun. So you go and keep on training. Small steps at a time.

Take care and good luck
Cheri csc777

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KIERAE 12/3/2008 9:47AM

    Good for you on signing up for the 5k! What a great way to challenge yourself. You CAN do this! emoticon

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60SIXTY 12/2/2008 8:09PM

    You are off to a great start. I was just getting caught up with the posts on the Health Professionals team. Glad you joined.

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PJSANDR 12/2/2008 4:20PM

  You really got me motivated to get off my duff and start to get some exercise in - although we don't have snow here in MD yet, it feels cold enough to start any minute.

You kindly left a note on my blog today- as I just started this program myself yesterday and so far I love the technology components - and the recipes!

We have our goal weight in common. I'm hoping to achieve mine sometime in June so I can wear those too-tight summer clothes that have been packed away for a few years.

I admire you for signing up for a marathon - you go for it and you will succeed!
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PJ

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DDOORN 12/2/2008 2:59PM

    Whew! Somebody's doing some serious SPARKING out there! :-)

WTG!! Woo hoo!! Sounds like it was a real UP time for you out in the elements!

I can't wait for there to be enough snow around here for me to try cross country skiing for the first time. That's my winter goal...to really tackle cross country skiing.

Springtime I'm hoping, no: I WILL bike the Kalhaven Trail from Kalamazoo to South Haven Michigan...34 miles...! That's my NEXT goal...woo hoo!

Keep SPARKIN' out there!

Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals SparkTeam

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ANGIE3925 12/2/2008 11:37AM

    you did great! i'm glad to see that you are taking care of your health and that you are going to take part in a marathon next spring. you can do it! with your attitude,you will do just fine! i know you can do it! you will succeed! have a fabulous day!

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