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MY fAVORITE FITNESS TOOL: MY PEDOMETER

Friday, January 28, 2011

My Husband got me a pedometer last year and I started wearing it when I took my 30 min. walk each day. I was surprised at how many steps I took in just 30 min. and decided to make 10,000 steps a day my goal. Even when I wore the pedometer all day around the house, I could only get to 10,000 steps on days when I Jazzercised, walked, went shopping, vacuumed and hung laundry outside. Wearing my pedometer has changed my whole attitude about walking. Now I park farther away from the store so I can get in more steps between the car and the store. As the weather warms up, I'll increase my walk to 40 min. and put more hills in my walk. As I walk, I sing songs to myself to keep the rhythm going and even made up one today. Here it is : (to the tune of Marching to Pretoria)
CHORUS
I am wearing my pedometer, pedometer, pedometer
Oh, I am wearing my pedometer, each step I take will count.
VERSES
I like walking. You like walking. So we will count our steps, so we will count our steps.
I like walking. You like walking. So we will count our steps as we walk
along. (Chorus)
Step by step we reach our goals. So we will celebrate, So we will celebrate as we walk along
Step by step we reach our goals. So we will celebrate as we walk along (chorus)
Up the hills and down the hills, we're building our muscles, building our muscles, building our muscles.
Up the hills and down the hills, we're building our muscles as we walk along. ( Chorus)

  
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MONTY68 1/29/2011 6:08PM

    Hi Peggy
I love your blog. I don't know the tune but I love the words that you wrote. I think that anyone who gets a pedometer is surprised on how few steps we take on a average day. I was. I had purchased a pedometer as I had committed to walking 10,000 steps. The only way to reach it was to walk and I made a commitment to walking more. It seems one thing leads to another on this journey to healthy living. Tomorrow , I will reach another goal and that is walking across America. It is 4063 miles and I will be at the finish tomorrow.
You have a great attitude and are motivated, keep walking those steps and congratulations.

Monty
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LET IT SNOW

Friday, January 07, 2011

WE DON'T USUALLY HAVE MUCH SNOW IN EAST TENNESSEE, BUT THIS YEAR WE'VE HAD SOME BEAUTIFUL SNOWS THAT CLING TO EVERY BRANCH OF THE TREES AND MAKE OUR WOODS LOOK LIKE FAIRYLAND. WE'VE GOT A WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE AND IT'S SO CALMING AND SOOTHING TO SIT AND WATCH THE RED, BURNING COALS THAT PUT OUT SUCH GREAT WARMTH. IT'S SUPPOSED TO SNOW 1-3" TONIGHT. THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH TO MANY WHO LIVE NORTH OF US, BUT WE'LL ENJOY WATCHING IT FALL AND STAY INSIDE WITH A CUP OF HOT COCOA. WE'VE LEARNED TO LIVE EACH MOMENT BECAUSE WE KNOW EACH DAY IS A GIFT.

  
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GRAMMAP1 1/7/2011 10:03PM

    It sounds like a good plan, Peggy. We also are expecting more snow, so we went to dinner early and have stayed in our warm home all evening! A fire place is such a comfort! emoticon
Jane

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GETNOLDR 1/7/2011 9:23PM

    I can't wait until our wood stove is installed!! It has a glass door so we will be able to see the fire like a fireplace - all warm and cozy. S'posed to be windchills of 15 below 0 in Alva on Tuesday, zero here. Yuck.

Did you see all the comments on my blog at www.oklahomapastrycloth.com/blog?? Yay. Of course, it could have something to do with the fact that I am having a giveaway. Tell all your friends.
MB


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HAPPY NEW LIFE!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

I love new beginnings. Went to church this morning and the whole service was about the new year being a time of new beginnings and new life. "Behold the old has passed away and I make everything new." I felt like it was meant just for me because this year will bring a whole new way of life for me. I've resolved to walk EVERY DAY instead of just on the days I don't Jazzercise.
I'll also do my yoga strength training EVERY DAY BEFORE BREAKFAST. 2011 brings several changes, because in March we'll put the house up for sale and move to a retirement village, but I won't let that make any difference in my fitness routines or logging in to Sparkpeople EVERY DAY. HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HAPPY NEW LIFE FOR ALL MY SPARKBUDDIES!
PEGGY

  
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MS163398 4/13/2011 6:24AM

  I love your positive attitude on life. You will find plenty to do in a retirement village. I am 78 and trying to rev up my exercise routine. You have motivated me to do my yoga and walking more often. It is said that life begins at 40 - I believe it begins at 70. emoticon

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2BEATIT1 1/3/2011 12:21AM

    Yes you are going to do well with that attitude. All the best and thanks for sharing.
Jean

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KATIBUG49 1/2/2011 6:06PM

    You will then have more time to live life to the fullest & healthier.

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Hallelujah

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

When I went to my doctor last Wednesday, he put me on tetracycline twice a day for ten days.
By Saturday, I had quit coughing and now feel like a new person. My x-ray showed I had no pneumonia and just a slight over-expansion of the lungs, possibly due to asthma. I'm now using an inhaler for that and plan to get back to my 2 mi. walk every other day. Thanks so much for your encouragement and prayers for my recovery. God is good!

  
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ALICERIEGER 12/21/2010 4:03PM

    It is so good to hear you are doing well. It just shows that no matter what our age, taking care of ourselves keeps life beautiful.

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2BEATIT1 12/21/2010 11:08AM

    Thanks for the good report Peggy.
Just a word to the wise: When you go for your walk, use your puffer before starting out especially if you are doing any inclines or walking in dampish weather.
I learned when I first moved to B.C. and was getting used to the climbing I had to use the puffers. Now I seem to be OK.
Keep getting better.
Jean

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2 lb loss

Thursday, December 16, 2010

weighed on my home scale and couldn't believe my eyes when i had lost 2 lbs. first time i've gone below goal.

  
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2BEATIT1 12/17/2010 1:07AM

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Keep us the good work.
Jean

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VTSKIER805 12/16/2010 8:51PM

    Great job! Keep it up!

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