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I'm too tired!

Monday, September 03, 2012

I have too much to do. There's no time. I really just don't feel like it today. These are a few excuses I have used, just like everyone else, I suppose. Well, the assignment was to blog about excuses to NOT exercise, and these are some of mine.

Trying to overcome them; using Spark tools to help. What are your excuses & how do you counter them?

  
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ALDEBARANIAN 9/3/2012 6:21PM

    I like to save all my excuses up for days when I'm not working out anyway. emoticon

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LUCINDARW 9/3/2012 11:12AM

    emoticon emoticon I'm pretty good at motivating other people and supporting them but for me I'm always full of excuses. You name it I've used it. Now I'm so discouraged that I just don't do it. I've re-gained 4lb of my hard lost 14lb and feel defeated. I wish you the best on your journey and know you will succeed!

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ELRIDDICK 9/3/2012 10:50AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Welcome to another fitness level for me :)

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Seated exercises are saving me now. I am so glad to find the seated exercise videos on SparkPeople. Today Coach Nicole taught me the proper form for arm & shoulder exercises with dumbbells through video. Since I have limited mobility, I really appreciate learning about beneficial exercise in addition to PT daily functional exercises which are not intense enough anymore.
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(Without dumbbells, I just followed through with the form of it all, since I think the children absconded with the 2 pound weights & the 3 pound ones are too heavy for me right now. I read about using canned goods as for a substitute, but my hands are too small to hold them firmly & I drop them. Will purchase dumbbells soon, because I realize they will give more benefit to the workouts.)


BTW, I am coming to adore & respect Coach Nicole. Thanks, Coach - you are making a difference in my life. emoticon emoticon

  
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ALDEBARANIAN 9/1/2012 5:59PM

    Ya! I sent Coach Nicole a thank-you for her videos, and got a nice reply. She seems nice.

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Look for your small goals - they can sneak up on you!

Friday, August 03, 2012

So happy this week - raised my steps per day from 500 to 750. What a surprise! It sneaked up on me that I was actually increasing my steps. Looking at the report, it struck me that it was time to up the ante.

The first step was replacing my old WW pedometer. Hubby gave me a new one for my BD last week - a SportLine Digital Motion Sensor that is light and clips on my waistband. I had planned to purchase the one on the SPark product page, but I won't look a gift-horse in the mouth. LOL {It means the world to me that hubby is so supportive. :) }

I have a good feeling that I will be raising that step goal again very soon. I am feeling better and stronger every day I stick to my plan. This may not seem like a big thing to my old self that easily walked 10,000 steps a day - easily; but believe me, Self, it is HUGE! emoticon

  
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ROCKMAN6797 8/4/2012 11:25AM

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DOLLFACEDX 8/3/2012 3:59PM

    It IS huge - and you should own it!! 8-)

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Quiet, restorative weekend. :)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I have been "talking" on Sparkpeople all afternoon, just exploring, learning and posting. I feel like I am out of words, except for - Enjoy your weekend; and
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Busy, but fun day!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Grocery day & errands day. Fun with recipes day.
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Created Shar's Apple Upside Down Cake. Used Splenda Brown sugar, no sugar applesauce & egg whites. Will enter the recipe & figure out more accurate nutrition. 1/8 is about 370 calories with 2 fat grams. Making the serving size smaller might be a good idea. I like it warm with a scoop of Edy's Fat Free Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. Also a sprinkle of nuts sounds good. Sure satisfies my eternal sweet tooth. emoticon

  
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SHAR261 7/14/2012 6:46PM

    I use whatever is on hand. This time I used Granny Smith, a red delicious (because it needed to be used) and a Gala. Got some good Jazz apples, but we like to just eat those juicy pieces of heaven. :) (I never can remember which apples are good for what.)

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ALDEBARANIAN 7/12/2012 5:21PM

    Sounds yummy. What kind of apples do you like to put in it?

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ROCKMAN6797 7/12/2012 1:34PM

    Sounds good, thanks for sharing!

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EVIE4NOW 7/12/2012 12:18AM

  Sounds wonderful.

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