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When You Just Can't Do One More Minute

Monday, January 23, 2012

Today was a rough one. I was just not feeling good today...tired and just plain icky...but i wasn't about to not exercise today...this would be 8 straight i had to at least try... at least for a minimum of 30 minutes... let me tell ya, i didn't think it was going to happen... just getting up the stairs to the work out area was a struggle...i did the bike for 10 minutes, though and then to the treadmill for 10...ok...just 10 more needed...was it going to be elliptical or rowing...hhmmm...ok, rowing...i haven't done that a lot... so 10 on rowing... then if i could just do 10 more minutes... but uh, that elliptical machine was laughing at me... and mocking me...and good thing they were all taken...but i could at least get on the bike... so 15 minutes....struggling the whole time...really...does this ever get easier?? lol... i know it does, and on most days it's not this bad... but i needed a mini pitty party :) so then...all the elliptical machines opened up...and again with the mocking... i stared them down... they laughed...i swear they did... so i got on 1 and just went to town... for 10 minutes...ok, so i didn't get my full 60 minute work out in...BUT i did get more than the 30 i set out to do...wohoo!!! SCORE!!! of course i wimpered all the way home...and really debated on stopping somewhere for dinner... but i have already planned spaghetti w/whole wheat pasta... and it's way too easy to make...and did i really have the energy to stand in a line??? and let's not forget the fact...i so meatballs and sauce are in the oven and i'm getting ready to put the noodles on to boil now :)

Bible Verse:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1


"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
~Inventor Thomas Alva Edison

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JUKEBOX2 1/26/2012 9:47AM

    Congratulations on your "Straight8" Keep the streak going JoDee... emoticon


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EDWARDS1411 1/24/2012 3:16PM

    WTG JoDee!! It is OK to take a day off once and awhile, in fact, SP recommends it. Oh I know, when you're on a streak it's hard not to keep it up, but your body might just be saying you need a rest from the activities that you are regularly doing. That doesn't mean you can't go for a nice long walk or short one for that matter instead. When you overtrain, it actually becomes counter-productive to what you are trying to do so listen to the signals it's giving you. Take Care my friend!!!

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KADULAC 1/24/2012 2:36AM

    Way to go. Once I determine to exercise, I tend to keep going. I'm glad you showed those ellipticals who's the boss.

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When To Say NO

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Since joining the gym and making a recommitment to myself, things have gotten a little say the's not that anything has really "changed" but as many of you know, I tend to be a little on the over busy side as it is...then you add an hour and a half of gym time unto a day that didn't have any minutes to healthy homemade dinners went out the window...the cleaning...yea, that's a joke...and the mess you see is living proof...and i am really beginning to think it's my poor son is wondering who i am...and well...i don't even know anymore...though that is not a bad thing... means i am changing...evolving... i am committed to a healthier me...and this time, i came to the conclusion, we are just going to have to make it work... that means, dinners don't always have to be homemade...but yes, healthy is essential... and when i get a chance...homemade is good to :) as for everything else...well...i sometimes have to say no... i took half a day off work Friday so i could do what i needed to do... but that also meant i took time to do something for me...the gym and some relaxation time... tonight i didn't go to church...because i needed to get ahead of this week so it don't run amok like it did last does i can't keep using it as an excuse either... i can deal the cards dealt me and improve upon it... i can let the cards all scatter to the ground...or i can build a card house with it...and i'm building a house...but not just a flimsy card house...nope, it's going to be strong and steady...because though i may need to say no to somethings...myself and my well being isn't going to be one of them.

Bible Verse:
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13

“Each painting has its own way of evolving. When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself.”
~William Baziotes quote

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HDHAWK 1/23/2012 6:14PM

    Good for you! I have such a hard time not putting other things ahead of my workouts.

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EDWARDS1411 1/23/2012 4:41PM

    Luv the quote JoDee, it's so fitting for you as you continue working on a healthier you!

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JUKEBOX2 1/23/2012 11:41AM

    You'll always find a way JoDee... You'll always find a way!

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NICOLEGRACE238 1/22/2012 7:14PM

    I'm sure it is difficult to get everything done that need done but you can do it. God will help through it and once you have a schedule down it can become easier. I know I use to be big on cooking but have started to eat Lean Cuisines. Although you have to watch the carbohydrates in the meals I have found they are the best frozen diet food. May God bless you as you start this week.

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Family Funnies

Friday, January 20, 2012

It all started i guess, a long long time ago...when I told my boss that i would like a day off... he asked why...i told him i had anal glaucoma... he looked at me funny and i told him i didn't see my butt coming in that he didn't have much of a sense of humor, but i did get the day off with no repercussions :) Of course my family thought that was just hilarious... well today, i heard of a big storm that will be hitting us sometime after i got this bright idea to sneak out of work a couple hours early to get my bills paid, go to bank, get taxes done, go to grocery store and still have time for a work out before the storm hit... the boss ok'ed it and off i went...just me and my plans... little did i know the whole dang family would find out within a matter of minutes...but before i knew they knew, i get a text from my dd1 asking if my anal glaucoma was acting up again.... lmao...needless to say that took me by surprise as i was sitting in front of the tax person trying to answer questions... so i get my stuff done, pick up dinner...come home to check emails...and my mom was getting discouraged because she has only lost a 1/2 lb... i told her what she always told me...tehe... she is building muscle... i love it...she told me she was one awfully strong woman on the other hand...lost 2 more lbs for a total of 3 lbs this week...of course...i bragged about this fact before i read the email emoticon luckily she is very supportive of her daughter :)

Bible Verse
God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
1 Peter 5:5b,6

The ability to live fully in the moment--in the time and place we are right now--is one of the greatest secrets I know of living joyfully. Because once you grasp it, freedom is very close. You stop worrying about the past and stressing out about the future. Enjoying life--not agonizing about what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow--becomes your priority. Your days become a gift, not a grind.
~Patti LaBelle

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EDWARDS1411 1/23/2012 4:54PM

    Congrats on being another 3 lbs. down JoDee, despite the anal glaucoma!!!

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JUKEBOX2 1/21/2012 11:29AM

    I'll have to use that line at work.... Too Funny!

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KADULAC 1/20/2012 9:38PM

    Too funny.

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AMYHOLLIDAY 1/20/2012 6:31PM

    Anal glaucoma...roflol...that is great...hope you don't mind if I borrow that one. I love your sense of humor...its awesome!!! emoticon

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yesterday, i went to the gym, as i try to do everyday since joining, and i got on the bike, 30 minutes...elliptical, 5 minutes...then the treadmill...i really had to push myself to do even 20 minutes...of course in my own defense, i have blisters on the back of both my feet, and it HURT!! lol. Later I would find out they were bleeding...nothing like going for anyways, i had to cheer myself on to get back on the bike to do 10 minutes more to make up for the 10 minutes i was short on the treadmill...and then it dawned on me...i get to do this because i can do it...last year i could of only done 30 on either or...not both...and forget the elliptical...uhg...i have come far from the girl i was last year...wohoo me :)

So that is #1 on my thankfulness list.
2 would be a God that watches over me and gave His Son to die for my sins.
3 would be the wonderful parents that he gave me
4 is the great children I have
5 definately would have to be my dear grandson
6 has to be the dear grandchild that will be born in July
and 7 is the wonderful and supporting friends that i have here on SP that cheer me on to victory :)

I could go on...i have a wonderful job, a roof over my head, a running car and food in my belly...air to breath and the ability to get up and feel... oh and we can't forget that 1 more pound that is gone gone gone...yep, i have a lot to be thankful for :)

Today's verse:
Psalm 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

What are the good things in your life? Write down all of the life choices or gifts that you are grateful for and want to celebrate today. ~Gail McMeekin

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JUKEBOX2 1/20/2012 1:35PM

    Hey JoDee... You've come a long way since we first met! You're doing great. Take care of yourself... Keep up the stellar effort!

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KADULAC 1/19/2012 9:22PM

    I love your list. It is so great when we have that moment when we see how far we have come physically. Congratulations.

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EDWARDS1411 1/19/2012 12:12PM

    You indeed are blessed JoDee!!! Congrats on losing another lb. JoDee!! I'm not surprised with all the working out you are doing - keep it up girl!!!
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Wow...I did that?!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Went to the gym today...did 5 min on stair master, 5 min on elliptical, 30 on treadmill and 30 on bike...along with 7 ST machines...i barely walked out of the was more a crawl, limp kinda thing...but i did it...i really did it... last year at this time, i was lucky to do 30 min either treadmill or bike...but definitely not both and then some...was it hard...heck yes...i reasoned with myself, cheered for myself, yelled at myself...the whole way through... and it was worth it...although, i will have to say the best part was coming home and looking at the 15 steps i had to climb after all

Today's scripture:
John 12:46
'I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.'

Today's quote:
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

And I did :)

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JUKEBOX2 1/20/2012 1:36PM

    I know you can do it JoDee... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KADULAC 1/17/2012 3:23PM

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RESCUE_NINJA 1/16/2012 8:28PM

    Wow -- I'm impressed! It must feel amazing to look back and realize how far you've come. Can't wait to join you....Keep up the good work!

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PLATINUM755 1/16/2012 6:42PM

    You never know what you are capable of doing until you do it! emoticon emoticon

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