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Video Workout Day

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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I have doing pretty good with working out regularly, and am happy about that. I try to mix it up a bit so some days it is long 8 mile walk with friends, some days it is quick 15 minutes of yoga. But, between workouts I am finding myself sitting in one spot for way too long lately.

So today I decided to set up a reminder every 2 hours to stand up or stop whatever else I may be doing when that alarm goes off and do a SparkPeople video workout. I didn't think of this until about 10:30 this morning and will go til 8:30 PM; that means I should do 6 videos. I'm going to come back and update this blog each time to list what I did and keep myself honest.

10:30: Featured video from today's Best of SP Daily email, 15-Minute Desk Workout
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-
detail.asp?video=103


12:30: 10-Minute Kickboxing Workout (one of my favs)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-
detail.asp?video=61


2:30: 7-Minute Leg Shaping Workout
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-
detail.asp?video=62


4:30: 5-Minute Beginner Abs Workout with Ball
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-
detail.asp?video=68


6:30: 8-Minute Upper Body Sculpt
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-
detail.asp?video=58


8:30: 10-Minute Beginner's Pilates Workout
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-
detail.asp?video=36



That was fun. Maybe I'll repeat this tomorrow.

  
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BLC 25 Vision Board

Thursday, June 12, 2014



Part of our BLC Hopscotch challenge is to create and share a vision board for the remaining 6 weeks of BLC 25. So, here it is.

I think it is pretty self-explanatory. The tiger picture is because I am on the Tenacious Jungle Tigers team. The rest depict areas of focus for me.

This was a good exercise. It has been a while since I made a vision board, and it was good to think about what I need to do in order to succeed.

I'm ready, I'm focused, let's go!

  
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BLOOIZEANGEL 6/14/2014 12:59AM

    I guess my "board" was not actually a board. I love yours!

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KATELJM 6/13/2014 10:42PM

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LOPEYP 6/13/2014 6:54PM

    Looks good! emoticon emoticon

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MANDYSCHELL 6/13/2014 8:05AM

    emoticon I need to add some stuff to mine... pictures mainly. I have 2 magazines at home waiting for me to look through it. You have given me some good ideas!

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CARDAMOMMA 6/13/2014 12:37AM

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Great board! I feel inspired.

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TRIS2331 6/12/2014 11:47PM

    Nice board! Very creative! Way to ROAR!

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RISENABOVE 6/12/2014 10:43PM

    Awesome vision board! Lots of fresh color and fitness fun! Now get out there and ROOAAARR!!! emoticon

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SUNSHINE0612 6/12/2014 9:28PM

    emoticon , I like that you informed everyone that you're a Tiger, that's cute. I also like the way that you have your vision board outlined. Good creativity.

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TERI-RIFIC 6/12/2014 8:52PM

    emoticon very creative!

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 6/12/2014 8:15PM

    I like your board!!!

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Jungle ABC's of Me

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Posting for my TENACIOUS JUNGLE TIGERS - Jungle ABC's of Me:

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push? -- Absolutely! I love a challenge and competing with myself and others.

B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? -- I was in 2 previous BLC rounds in the Soaring Scarlet Phoenix team. Then I took a break; but, am back now and ready to ROAR!

C is for CHILDREN...you have? -- We have one grown son and 2 fabulous grandkids.

D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation/excuse? -- Late night snacks.

E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl? -- Night owl here. Would like to transition to an early bird, but not yet. :)

F is for FURRY FRIENDS...you have? -- We've had as many as 4 dogs and 3 cats at one time; but, now we have one of each (which seems like a great number). Rufus is my lovable English bulldog and Casey is our sweet cat.

G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with? -- Fresh fruits always, salad veggies, turkey breast for the crockpot, beans and more beans, and so on.

H is for HOME...where do you call home? -- Southwest Ohio. I was born here and stayed. Lots of family here.

I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration? -- Different role models for different situations. My hubby for work ethic, my Mom for love and caring of others, my best friend for selflessness, my younger self for fitness goals.

J is for JOB...What do you do for a living? -- Best job ever; I work for SparkPeople in customer support. Before that, I retired as a solution architect for a software company.

K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your healthy focus when short on time? -- Quick elliptical workout is great.

L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers? -- I always track Fitness (using the Spark Activity Tracker helps) and I go on streaks of using the Nutrition Tracker.

M is for MARRIED, Single, Involved? -- Married to a great guy for 31 years.

N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname? -- It's the combination of 2 of my cats names (Sheena and Dee Dee).

O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis? -- about 80.

P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily? -- 3 to 5 servings most days.

Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite? -- "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
Edward Everett Hale

R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly? -- 5 days per week. 30-60 mins on 4 days and 2 hours (long walk) once per week.

S is for STATURE...How tall are you? -- 5' 8"

T is for TIME...What time zone are you in? -- Eastern

U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby? -- Playing cards/games with friend, swimming in summer, reading any time.

V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose? -- I'd like to visit all 50 States. Would like to visit Italy again.

W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program? -- Not currently; would like to get back to doing that during this challenge.

X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move? -- Get back to regular strength training routine, improve my snack habits, enjoy meeting new Spark friends and sharing some motivation / inspiration.

Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you dwell on poor choices or allow them to push you forward? -- No dwelling here.

Z is for ZERO...name one weight loss tool you couldn't live without? -- SparkPeople.com!

  
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TERI-RIFIC 5/1/2014 2:47PM

    Very creative and cute!! emoticon

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SUNSHINE0612 5/1/2014 12:23AM

    How cool and lucky we are to have an employee of SparkPeople on our team, we are sooo Special. Enjoyed reading your ABC's emoticon

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CARDAMOMMA 4/30/2014 3:54PM

    You DO have a cool job! Looking forward to doing this challenge with you.

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BLOOIZEANGEL 4/30/2014 3:27PM

    How cool that you worked for Spark! Welcome to the Jungle!

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JINLYNN 4/30/2014 1:59PM

    emoticon Interesting learning more about you!


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PEACEJENN 4/30/2014 10:35AM

    Awesome! Looking forward to getting to know you more this round!

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ZENRYAKU 4/30/2014 10:34AM

    Thank you for sharing your ABCs. Look forward to joining you on the Tigers team.

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SKINNYSTRUMMER 4/30/2014 9:15AM

    Here we go again! Looking forward to playing in the jungle with you!

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NANCYPAT1 4/30/2014 6:20AM

    Good luck on your challenge

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SALGUOD2 4/30/2014 5:18AM

    Sounds great

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MEINPROGRESS 4/30/2014 5:12AM

    Looks like you have a great fitness routine. I'd love to see all 50 states someday too.

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JANTWO 4/30/2014 2:15AM

    Great and informative blog!!!! Cool challenge!!!!

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1BEACHWALKER 4/30/2014 1:37AM

    emoticon emoticon Good luck on the challenge! Nice to learn a few things I didn't know about you Merle! emoticon

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Test Blog

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sorry if you make a trip here to see this. I'm just trying to test out something. I'll come back later to update with a "real" blog. emoticon

  
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JANTWO 3/2/2014 2:38AM

    Nice picture!!!! emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 12/26/2013 9:56PM

    That's too funny! Post both photos. It will be fun. emoticon

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JFROGSPYDER 11/4/2013 5:48PM

    Cute pic!! LOL!!

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LOPEYP 10/23/2013 9:29PM

    I love brown county!

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_VALEO_ 10/23/2013 7:11PM

    Thanks for the Head exercise! It was also a test for me! emoticon

Note: I won't do a headstand for your next real blog!

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CINDHOLM 10/23/2013 6:58PM

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FITKAT62 10/23/2013 4:31PM

  Life's like that, lol.

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SHEENADEE 10/23/2013 1:28PM

    LOL - that was not supposed to be part of the test, ELLELARS08; but, it sure became part of it. Now I have something else to figure out.



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Challenge Blog - Struggles and Successes

Friday, October 11, 2013

I don't blog all that often (as you can see); but, now two in one day?!? I'm in a challenge and picked up this assignment:

"What steps do you regularly take to achieve your health goals? Post a blog that gives us a before and after idea of your struggles and successes since finding Sparkpeople. "

Here goes:

Before: Maybe I had good metabolism and decent eating habits, plus was sort of active in terms of yardwork, gardening, keeping up with a young son, etc. All that kept me slim until I was maybe in my 40s. Weight then piled on. I now realize it was tied heavily to stress; but, I didn't realize that at the time. I traveled and wined and dined a lot for work and found less and less time to exercise (not that I tried very hard).

After: Now comes 2008. I found SparkPeople and bought a Wii system and Wii Fit. Put those all together and I started a Wii-based exercise routine and began tracking calories in and calories out thanks to SP's fabulous resources, advice, trackers, and community. Soon I began incorporating other types exercise into my program, mainly doing SPs videos, then started walking more. By the end of 2008, I'd lost 60 pounds. emoticon

Fast forward to 2013. I put some of that lost weight back on, although not rolling all the way back to my former largeness. Why? Because I stopped tracking and started falling back to some poor eating habits primarily while eating out much more frequently. I also have some poor sleep habits and late night snacking was the cause for much of my new weight. I am working hard to get back to my goal weight again. Team challenges here on SP have always helped motivate me and I am participating in two right now that are great. They help keep me focused. I know once I've lost the weight (I have no doubt that I will succeed), this time I will be smarter about dealing with struggles and stress before things get out of hand so that I can have a successful maintenance going forward. I'm tracking, using my new Spark Activity Tracker, checking restaurant menus in advance, and trying to work on my sleep although that remains my biggest struggle.

I'm happy with how I am progressing these days and thrilled that I have my SP friends motivating and inspiring me.

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1BEACHWALKER 10/23/2013 2:19PM

    Good blog! I know how life can side track you sometimes! You did it before and you can do it again! emoticon emoticon

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CRAFTSFAN1 10/16/2013 4:37PM

    Go for it, Sheenadee, you can do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOPEYP 10/12/2013 5:14AM

    Great!

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GRAMMAMARY 10/11/2013 8:33PM

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great job Merle
hope Peggy isn't too far behind

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K1TT3N 10/11/2013 6:52PM

    awesome blog

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