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Roadblock on the Fitness Road

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My fitness routine has been pretty standard for the last 3 years: 30 min. yoga every morning, 1 hr. Jazzercise 3 days a week, walking 2 mi. 3 days a week. So far it's enabled me to stay at my goal as long as I stick to logging in my food and exercise every day on Sparkpeople and staying within my calorie range consistently. However, I've run into a roadblock on my fitness routine.
I've had bronchitis and asthma for several weeks now and have been unable to get out in the col d weather for my walk and have had to miss Jazzercise one day so far. I'm taking a steroid for my asthma which the doctor says may increase my appetite. I'll really have to be extra careful not to overeat and try to get in more exercise inside to make up for not being able to walk outside. So far, I'm able to do my yoga each day and hope to get back to Jazzercise next week.
I don't plan to let this roadblock keep me from maintaining my fitness level. Sparkpeople is more important than ever to help me stay on my journey.


My Best Buddy

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My husband is my best friend and buddy. He helps me in so many ways, I can hardly count them but I'll try: (1) He finds low calorie, low-fat recipes and helps me make them.
(2) He encourages me to keep up my exercise and drives me to Jazzercise.
(3) He goes on walks with me in the neighborhood or at the mall.
(4) He gives me gifts that are associated with exercise, like yoga pants.
(5) When we eat out, he helps me pick out low-salt,low fat low calorie meals.
(6) He has a great sense of humor and keeps me laughing (great exercise).
(7) He has loved me for 60 years. emoticon

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LADYLEE13 12/1/2010 8:00PM

    Like Jean said,,, don't let him get away LOL
Such a Blessing. Isn't Love Grand ????

Enjoy the season, right now I too feel it is a wonderful life.

God Bless you Both
Hugs Lee

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2BEATIT1 11/30/2010 9:47PM

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Your DH is worth holding on to. lol.
Wonderful example of true love.

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NOW2DAY 11/30/2010 7:45PM

    You both are blessed with a great relationship. Kiss him for me.

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October's Bright Blue Weather

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Today's a gorgeous day in East Tennessee. The sky's a brilliant blue, the sun's shining bright,
it's 50 degrees and the trees are turning color. The beauty of the day inspired me to add 10 minutes to my usual 30 min. walk. My longer route brought me a pleasant encounter with neighbors I hadn't seen recently and they offered me home-grown tomatoes from their garden.
Isn't it wonderful how small changes in a healthy habit can bring great benefits? Just adding 10 minutes to my walk helped me burn more calories, add more steps on my pedometer, and get the added benefit of free fresh tomatoes for my supper. What small change can you make in a healthy habit that might bring you great benefits?

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THEWINNER33 10/6/2010 2:10AM

    What wonderful results from your snall change. I must get out of my rut. Perhaps I can do something special for DH. He does so much for me. emoticon

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I'm No Longer Afraid of a Taste

Friday, September 03, 2010

During my long lifetime I've been on many "diets". I became afraid of taking a taste of my favorite foods. I even wrote a verse to remind me not to.
I must say "no" to that first little taste
I might end up licking the pot
If I say "no" then my pounds will go
'Cause a little taste does a lot.
Since I found Sparkpeople and have been logging my food and exercise, I've learned just how many calories my small-boned body needs, how much protein, fat, carbs, etc. and how important exercise is. Now that I've formed the habit of at least 30 min. of exercise every day
and adding more when I can, I know that "just a taste" of a cookie will not mean I have to eat the whole thing. I'm no longer starving my body, so it doesn't come up with wierd cravings.
Tha nk you Sparkpeople for releasing me from my fear of a taste.
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CAROLYNVIL 9/4/2010 10:08PM

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NOTSPEEDY 9/4/2010 10:31AM

    I think the secret is finding treats that you can have a little of without it compelling you to eat the whole bag or box or whatever it comes in. I have found there are things that fit that bill and other things that I can't have in the house or I will go overboard.

Have a great holiday weekend.

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TRIGFROST 9/3/2010 3:11PM

    Wow!!! You have come a long way.... emoticon emoticon

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