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Make Time

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"I don't have time to workout" seems to be the number one excuse for not doing a darn thing. Everyone is busy with life, kids, jobs, etc. If you really want to change, you need to make time. It is totally possible.



Get up an hour earlier, use your lunch hour, walk or bike whenever you can, etc. It's up to you to find the time. Make it happen.

  
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SHARON10002 9/20/2012 10:04PM

    emoticon you're so right!

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SUEAZZI 9/19/2012 11:19AM

    I feel if you want it bad enough you make the time, no excuses! emoticon

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DGIBSON02 9/19/2012 9:31AM

    Funny that you posted this yesterday because Monday night your granddaughter told me that she doesn't have time to run and I told her she had to make time. Looks like we are on the same wavelength here.

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BOILHAM 9/19/2012 5:58AM

    Good blog. I'm in the "get up an hour earlier" camp!! emoticon

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 9/19/2012 3:36AM

    So Very True!
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KANSASROSE67 9/18/2012 6:48PM

    Totally true!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 9/18/2012 5:57PM

    Exactly!!! emoticon

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RUNNER12COM 9/18/2012 5:19PM

    It's so true. It matters enough to me that I make time.

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ONELUCKYSUSAN 9/18/2012 12:22PM

    You're right, and I am guilty. I'm waiting for the pool to reopen on the 23rd but there's plenty I could be doing here at home. Tons of excuses, none very worthy. Thanks for the kick in the fanny today! I needed it! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 9/18/2012 11:04AM

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JLITT62 9/18/2012 10:01AM

    And don't forget 10 minutes at a time counts!

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SAMI199 9/18/2012 9:09AM

    No Excuses. Thanks.

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JANEMARIE77 9/18/2012 8:46AM

    Thats right if it's import to us we do it if not we find excuses
There no real excuses there's only not caring..

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MYBULLDOGS 9/18/2012 8:13AM

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my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

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Why a Daily Workout?

Monday, September 17, 2012



Happy Monday Sparkies, hope everyone enjoyed a great weekend, I know I did. Spent time this weekend outside running, biking, yard work and helped my BFF move into her new house (yes moving boxes is on the fitness tracker for SP and you'd be surprised how many calories that can torch - woo hoo). Love the fall weather.

Week 5 Half-Marathon Training: This week starts week 5, woo hoo, going strong and staying motivated, I'm even going to get up and get all my runs in BEFORE work this week, wish me luck - only 16 total miles this week, but all before the sun comes up, which will leave me time in the evening for bike rides and GS baseball games. I got this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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BOILHAM 9/19/2012 5:57AM

    Indeed. You got this! Great enthusiasm.

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2HAMSDIET 9/18/2012 12:45AM

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TEACHLIZARD 9/17/2012 4:12PM

    Wooo Whoo! Sounds like you had a great weekend too! Keep us posted on the marathon training. I'm starting to train for a 10K in November...

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STRIVER57 9/17/2012 3:35PM

    indeed you do!

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JANEMARIE77 9/17/2012 3:22PM

    wow Miss Skinny you are rocking it keep up the good work

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SUEAZZI 9/17/2012 3:16PM

    emoticon You WILL do it! Love early am runs, my plan too. Rock on! Hope you found those new sneakers you were looking for, I did!

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JLITT62 9/17/2012 2:47PM

    Yup, you definitely got it!

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SAMI199 9/17/2012 1:47PM

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SHRINKINRUNNER 9/17/2012 1:37PM

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KAREN_NY 9/17/2012 1:15PM

    Wow - you are OOZING energy!!!! BAM!
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NEPTUNE1939 9/17/2012 1:11PM

    LOL - Here's wishing you "WOO HOO" success! emoticon May God bless your progress, Earl

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NATPLUMMER 9/17/2012 1:11PM

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 9/17/2012 1:09PM

    So very true!! It gets those endorphins going and you just feel great!

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Blame the Dog, Seriously?????

Thursday, September 13, 2012



Really people, would you blame your lack of "whatever" on your innocent dog?



Giving it 100% - today and everyday. Excuses are for people who need them....now get busy.

  
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SHARON10002 9/13/2012 10:46PM

    My DH and I used to blame our dog all of the time for everything, but since he's been gone, we now have to fess up! emoticon

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SAMI199 9/13/2012 10:31PM

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JANEMARIE77 9/13/2012 10:29PM

    Cute thanks

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2HAMSDIET 9/13/2012 8:14PM

    I knew there was a reason to get another pet. emoticon emoticon

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 9/13/2012 2:58PM

    Great blog!! Especially since we have a beagle :)

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SUEAZZI 9/13/2012 2:47PM

    Gettin' busy... heading out for a run at 0400. emoticon

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SHRINKINRUNNER 9/13/2012 2:19PM

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NATPLUMMER 9/13/2012 1:57PM

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JLITT62 9/13/2012 1:54PM

    Well, I did blame the dogs when I first started running -- that is, I used the excuse that I had to walk the dogs & therefore didn't have time to run, too.

I'll admit sometimes it feels like all I do is exercise (or is that shop?) but obviously I can do both!

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WELLNESSME09 9/13/2012 8:48AM

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THATGIRL0515 9/13/2012 8:36AM

    Blame the CAT!

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TELFERS01 9/13/2012 8:28AM

  You go!

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Worth It?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012



It is worth it? You betcha.

  
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DGIBSON02 9/17/2012 11:18AM

    nice


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SAMI199 9/12/2012 4:23PM

    Bring it on!

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NATPLUMMER 9/12/2012 3:44PM

    Oh yes!

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 9/12/2012 2:30PM

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JANEMARIE77 9/12/2012 11:25AM

    Right on point !

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SUEAZZI 9/12/2012 11:22AM

    YES! I love the captions you have been posting!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 9/12/2012 9:09AM

    Definitely! emoticon

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JLITT62 9/12/2012 8:56AM

    Yup, I say this all the time!

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WELLNESSME09 9/12/2012 8:19AM

    Absolutely! emoticon

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When There's a Will, There's a Way

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Training for my next half-marathon is very time consuming and in November I start training for a full marathon. Training runs are getting longer and my lunch hour can no longer be used for training, since the runs now exceed 4 miles daily, so hmmmmm, creative time management is in order. I could do my runs when I get home in the evenings, but it's starting to get dark earlier and I have found that trying to rush to get a run finished is just not me, I like to take my time and I certainly can't take my time when the DH is at home hoping I will have dinner ready, lol.

Creative time management from today forward will consist of morning runs, no excuses. I actually got up, yeah (thanks SAMI for the reminder call this morning). This is a huge deal for me to give up that last hour of sleep in the mornings, but I'm determined to manage my time wisely and give 100% to my training. I started off by putting my alarm clock across the room, so I would have no choice but to get up and turn it off, I certainly don't want to wake up the entire household with that loud car horn alarm going off. I had all my gear layed out the night before, so it was out the door and on the road, only 15 minutes later than planned, but it will take some tweaking to get the schedule running smoothly.

I feel so energized today, a morning workout always makes me feel better, now anything else fitness wise today is a BONUS.

Still feeling the ulcer when running, not FUN, but I can say that at least today I feel a tad improved.


(I saw this on my FB page this morning and how appropriate. I think it was a runner's world post, not sure)

  
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JANEMARIE77 9/13/2012 10:32PM

    Wonderful start early feel great all day Well worth it
You got it go go go

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BOILHAM 9/12/2012 9:58AM

    Much respect for those younger folks who still are out there working a job, taking care of family, and finding time to exercise. I don't know how you do it, but I respect all of you.

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TISTEN23 9/11/2012 10:39PM

    You got this!! You can do it!!

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SUEAZZI 9/11/2012 7:59PM

    You've got this! emoticon

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DGIBSON02 9/11/2012 12:55PM

    Good job. I got my run in this morning as well. We are going to KILL this half marathon.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 9/11/2012 9:42AM

    You never fail to amaze me! I hope your ulcer behaves itself, dang it! I know it feels so much better to get the workout done in the morning. The rest of the day I tend to smile more. emoticon I'm so proud of myself and feel super good! emoticon

You go girl! Keep on impressing me! emoticon

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WONDERWOMAN 9/11/2012 9:25AM

    Impressive! I have a really hard time with early morning runs also. I'm up early, just don't like to go out early. I am so impressed with your ability to alter things as necessary. Looking at it now, I'm certain I would never run these races (train) if I were not retired and able to do it at my will.

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ONMYMEDS 9/11/2012 8:41AM

    Congrats on your creative time management. There is always SOME way to get things done. I am up at 4:00AM to do my morning runs. I've found that it really helps to get my running gear laid out the night before. Somehow just knowing it's right at hand is enough incentive to push me past hitting the snooze button on the alarm. Whatever works.

Good luck on your marathon.

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MYLADY4 9/11/2012 8:40AM

    I loved morning runs. No body out but me and the deer. You will do this.

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LORI-K 9/11/2012 8:31AM

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2HAMSDIET 9/11/2012 8:16AM

    emoticon You are such a trooper. I hope the pain leaves you soon so you can run even faster. emoticon Enjoy your run

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DLDROST 9/11/2012 8:15AM

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BILL60 9/11/2012 8:12AM

    If anyone can do it, you can. Hang tough, my friend.

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DABLUECAT 9/11/2012 8:10AM

    I can't seem to do morning runs. I'm getting up at 5:50 as it is just to go to work, sometimes 5:30 if I don't get a ride. It's offset by the fact I get home normally at 4 but I'll soon be driven indoors as I don't like running in cold (and later)... snow. I make more use of the gym then. But I still want to keep running and get better at doing 5k.

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