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Nakita Marie and Me

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nakita Marie is my Siberian husky, a beautiful dog but she has a little ADHD. That is why she has a middle name; sometimes you have to use it. I’m not really sure who is walking whom, because we both fight to be the one in control. When we walk it is at an average pace of 3.5 – 4 miles an hour. I use a garmin to track our miles on new routes and to track the time and distance.

The last three days have been so beautiful here in the northeast for November days. I decided early in the week to take Friday off and maybe get a little me time. As it turned out my me time consisted of washing clothes and hanging them out in the sun shine to dry, scouring the bathroom, doing the dishes, going grocery shopping and picking up my granddaughter from school. The only true me time was walking, Nakita and doing a little bit of yard clean up. However, the evening was spent with a little chimnea fire while we cooked our steaks out on the grill - once that sun goes down that temperature drops too.

On Saturday I took Nakita for another walk to get more cardio time in and to enjoy the sun. We walked a nice route of almost 3 miles and it took us up and down hills. I can feel the muscles in my legs working. It really feels great. As the sun was setting tonight we ventured out again and even though our beautiful streak of days is coming to an end I found peace in the sunset with the clouds rolling in. I accept that if it was always blue skies and sunny I wouldn’t appreciate the great days as much. So for these last three wonderful days (even if they didn’t go as planned) I am thankful.

  
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KAT7457 11/21/2010 4:51PM

    what a beautiful dog to walk with , grilling steak yet oh how I wish. glad you enjoy them and your walk.

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GRAMMACATHY 11/17/2010 1:49PM

    Nakita Marie just rolls beautifully off the tongue. I am sure she doesn't listen even when you use her middle name. Is she a talker? I hear the Siberian Husky's love to carry on conversations.

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KARDUH114 11/17/2010 11:44AM

    LOVE Nakita's middle name!! That my middle name...sounds like your days are been awesome...jealous to my core of ya'lls weather!! Just sounds great as a whole...good blog!!

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LINDABENEDICT 11/16/2010 7:34PM

    Nakita Marie sounds like a child ! She is beautiful ! ENJOY !

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PHYL220 11/15/2010 9:29PM

    Beautiful dog!

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LIBBYFITZ 11/15/2010 6:17PM

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MBSKIT 11/15/2010 9:11AM

    It's it funny how we take me time and end up doing this for the house. So glad you were able to get out and walk with your beautiful puppy!

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LUREAH21 11/15/2010 8:15AM

    Nakita is beautiful, glad you had a nice weekend in the sun!

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WILLOW49 11/14/2010 7:58PM

    What a beautiful dog! Lucky you to have her to walk you ;)

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IBECCA 11/14/2010 7:32PM

    sounds like an amazing day to me! thanks for sharing
Nakita is a beauty =)
Blessings
Becca

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MISSY0356 11/14/2010 6:16PM

    She is certainly a beautiful dog, and it must have been great for her to be able to take such a long walk with you

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Top Ten Reasons NOT to Turn Back Your Clock

Monday, November 08, 2010

10. You'll get the best parking space at work!
9. You'll see the sunrise every morning!
8. You'll have an hour to get your exercise routine done!
7. You'll avoid the morning rush hour!
6. You'll avoid the evening rush hour!
5. Your kids will never be late for the bus...or school!
4. You get to practice your math-all day long so you aren't late for
appointments!
3. You don't have to "spring" the clock ahead in the spring!
2. You live in Arizona....or Hawaii!
1. That extra hour of sleep....it's over rated!

  
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GRAMMACATHY 11/17/2010 1:51PM

    Excellent Plan!

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SARAHTAIT 11/10/2010 11:17AM

    I hate the clock turn back idea! While getting am hour extra sleep is a good idea losing it in the spring is the pits!
hugs,
Sarah

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ALASKASKY 11/9/2010 12:33PM

    Cute.

I agree. I try to keep my clocks 10-15mins. fast all the time. It bothers everybody in the house, but It helps me keep on time.

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SMARGED 11/9/2010 12:50AM

    Liked your blog! Gave me a smile when I needed it!
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NELLIEC 11/8/2010 11:09PM

    Well, I turn back the clock, but I keep the same body clock time. Phooey to Congress for this foolishness!

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CHERN009 11/8/2010 10:41PM

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THATPASTRYGIRL 11/8/2010 10:26PM

    I live in Arizona so I never have to worry! emoticon

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CRESSY237 11/8/2010 8:38PM

    emoticon. Great reasons.

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ROBKIM1 11/8/2010 8:26PM

    I wish we didn't have to turn back the clocks. emoticon

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HOT4FITNESS 11/8/2010 8:07PM

    Whats with Daylight Savings Time anyway?

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LIBBYFITZ 11/8/2010 7:43PM

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KAYDE53 11/8/2010 6:43PM

    Sounds good to me! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNNY2010 11/8/2010 6:40PM

    I love all 10 reasons!

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PHYL220 11/8/2010 6:29PM

    emoticon emoticon Loved them! emoticon

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KLT5057 11/8/2010 5:35PM

    i live in hawaii. no turning the clocks back for me!

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BKWHITE3 11/8/2010 5:13PM

    emoticon blog

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FIRECHIC09 11/8/2010 5:10PM

    I absolutely LOVE this emoticon

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BECKYLYNNE77 11/8/2010 5:07PM

    love the blog

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JUDY1676 11/8/2010 4:58PM

    emoticon loved them!

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/8/2010 4:35PM

    Very cute! Thanks!

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BARBARAWEBSTER 11/8/2010 4:31PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thanks for the much needed laugh! emoticon

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HEALTHYFIGHTER 11/8/2010 4:14PM

    Cool!

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MARTY728 11/8/2010 4:13PM

    Great post! emoticon It brightened my day! emoticon

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SWISHSTARNAN 11/8/2010 4:05PM

  great post!

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FANGLE 11/8/2010 4:04PM

    Awesome!

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LINDYPAINTS 11/8/2010 3:58PM

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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New Month - New Goals- New Motivation - New Incentive - New Challenges - No Excuses!

Monday, November 01, 2010

This is my mantra for the month.

Goals - I will focus on getting those fruits and vegetables in everyday. I will eat within calorie range - I will exercise 6 days a week

Motivation - new pants that are already hanging in my closet!

Incentive - My new BOSU ball will keep me going through the winter! I love new equipment.

Challenges - I've joined a November Fitness challenge with one team, A Sassy Santa challenge which runs until December 22 with another team, and a two month Turkey Trot at work! These ought to keep me busy and moving through the winter months!

  
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TRIPLE_EMME 11/3/2010 10:12AM

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I wish you well on reaching your goals this month!!!

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LIBBYFITZ 11/2/2010 5:50PM

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KARENE10 11/2/2010 9:07AM

    emoticon I'm with you! I'm going to kick butt this month emoticon

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LINDYPAINTS 11/2/2010 8:52AM

    Great plan! I will join you in a week's time... after I get over my "birthday week"... LOL

with such a positive attitude, you WILL succeed!

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ALASKASKY 11/2/2010 7:57AM

    Good luck with your challenges.
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JMCADE 11/1/2010 11:30PM

    You can do it. Have fun while you stay on track!

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DEE107 11/1/2010 11:06PM

    you will be busy keep moving Hugs

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 11/1/2010 8:59PM

    You can do it! Have fun with you Bosu ball :)

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JUST_JENNA 11/1/2010 8:58PM

    Good luck! I'm sure you will do great!

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SAL2525 11/1/2010 8:36PM

    Woohoo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonSal

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Happy Birthday Present to Me!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

No, today is not my birthday and neither was Friday but when I arrived home on Friday night there was a package on our porch that was suppose to be my birthday present. I had asked hubby for an early birthday present but I was thinking more like the beginning of December when my fitness classes ended. My birthday is five days before Christmas so he does his shopping early to spread out the cost. I tried to pretend I didn’t see it so he didn’t have to give it to me, but it was a large box with large print. You really couldn’t miss the BOSU written on the box. I am so excited! He was a little pissed that it wasn’t even suppose to ship yet. I wonder if he would have given it to me early or not.

I have other inside exercise equipment, but there is nothing like a new piece of equipment to make you excited and keep you going. The college where I take my fitness classes doesn’t offer them after the first week of December through most of January and the weather makes me move indoors more than not. A double workout whammy! I now have my BOSU to conquer – It is a challenge to just stand on the thing. It will definitely help me improve my balance and that is something we should all work on as we age.

  
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TRIPLE_EMME 11/3/2010 10:11AM

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LINDYPAINTS 11/2/2010 8:54AM

    I don't know what a BOSU ball is... I will do a search and find out though, because I am a sucker for "new" stuff... helps keep me motivated!You are a lucky gal to have such a helpful hubby!
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CAROJONES 11/1/2010 9:35PM

    WOOHOOO!

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KRITTERKEEPERS 11/1/2010 12:29PM

    They are also great for doing pushups! Flip it over so the flat side is up and do pushups!
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REBECCAMA 10/31/2010 11:42PM

  I had to do a Google search. Is a BOSU the exercise ball?

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LINDABENEDICT 10/31/2010 11:25PM

    WOO HOO !!!

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WANDA68 10/31/2010 9:30PM

    Happy early birthday! enjoy!

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PHYL220 10/31/2010 9:28PM

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KARLY47 10/31/2010 7:03PM

    GREAT... emoticon

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JUDY1676 10/31/2010 3:38PM

    A great Bday present!

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LINDA! 10/31/2010 3:10PM

    Great!!

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ALASKASKY 10/31/2010 3:07PM

    emoticonHave fun using it.

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LIBBYFITZ 10/31/2010 2:55PM

    What is a BOSU?

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Aging Fit and Strong

Thursday, October 28, 2010

That is the name of the new fitness class I started taking tonight. The catalog mentioned strength and cardio so I was thinking it would have both. However tonight's class consisted of a full 60 minutes of Calisthenics. I have to admit it was not my favorite class, but it wasn't easy either. I thought the stretching at the end was some of the best stretching I've done in a long time. My back has really needed some good stretching and is very thankful. The instructor said there would be a variety of exercises each week and she would use different equipment, so I'm sure they won't all be like this one.

I wanted a change and that is what I got! Keep moving no matter what you do!
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LINDABENEDICT 10/31/2010 11:26PM

    Hmmmm...sounds good ! Keep us posted !

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SAL2525 10/30/2010 7:29PM

    Good for you for staying!

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LIBBYFITZ 10/29/2010 2:53PM

    emoticonI aslso love good streching, I think that is why I like yoga. emoticon

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ALASKASKY 10/29/2010 12:31AM

    emoticon for sticking it out. I think variety helps you stay motivated.

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 10/28/2010 11:18PM

    Great job! Sometimes we do need to switch our routines around to stay out of a rut.
Keep up the great work and let us know how it works out for you,
Barbara

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