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Major Muscle Groups

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Last night's body sculpting class was great, we worked all the major muscle groups and then a few little muscles I didn't even know I had. A little sore in the hip flexors this morning and in the chest, used some heavier weights for chest flys - owwiee.

Got up at 4:30 this morning, jumped into my running clothes, opened the back door to let the dogs out and it was raining - oh snap. I was disappointed that it was sprinkling, but I decided I would go put my shoes on and decide what to do instead of a run. I mean after all, I was up and ready for a workout, just not an outside workout. Got my shoes on and did another weather check (opened front door) and it wasnt raining, so "hot dog" I'm going running. Stopped into the kitchen, grabbed a ziplock bag for my cell phone, just in case it started raining again.

Out the door and 4-miles later, I'm home, jumping in shower, rushing to get dressed because we got a later start today. I was ready in 25-minutes, grabbed my cup of coffee on the way out the front door. Sheesh, what a morning, but feeling ready to face the day after a great run this morning.

Looking forward to TurboJam Kickboxing tonight, our instructor told us she has a new routine for us tonight, I'm excited about that, love to change things up, don't like doing the same thing all the time, gotta trick this ole body into letting go of these last 13 pounds.

Hope everyone has a SPARKling day. Make it count !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

  
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CJDAISY 8/5/2010 7:54AM

    The only way I'm up that early is when I have to work the opening shift and be at the community center by 5:15am. Otherwise I'm usually sleeping in until 7. Your schedule is so active and you've become so disciplined- KUDOS! I need to start getting up by 6 for my new routine. Still working on it. Needed to get an extra mile in on the treadmill this morning. Still hoping to go out for ice cream later- coconut almond. emoticon

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PEGGYSTILLHERE 8/4/2010 5:43PM

    Awesome start to the day! I wish I could run, but the knees just won't let me. Maybe when I get more weight off, they will improve. For now, stationary cycling will have to be enough! Have a great workout tonight!

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MANNA22 8/4/2010 12:00PM

    Nazi Woman!!! LOVE IT! emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 8/4/2010 10:28AM

    Holy cow woman - Your a machine. I wish I could go to classes like that - It would be great to have people to workout with.
Sounds like your classes are awesome.
I wish I could get up that late - LOL. 4:30 - I am just getting ready to leave the house and go to work. Ha Ha. Most people don't live by the Milkman hours though. No really great job getting up and bringing it another day.


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BEACHGIRLKIM 8/4/2010 10:14AM

    OMG - I can't wait to have the energy level that you do! I can hear the adrenline level you have... LOL.

I didn't even know it rained this morning! Have a wonderful day!

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SEEAMANDARUN 8/4/2010 9:44AM

    How do you get ready in 25 minutes?? Are you some type of wonder woman? Yay for 4 miles!!!

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DGIBSON61 8/4/2010 8:12AM

  Sounds like a good morning. I overslept so I didn't get my run in yet.

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Who Motivates the Motivator?

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

I would like to say that I am honored to have been named a Spark Motivator. I was certainly surprised and very humbled. Thanks for all those who made this possible. I thought about what it means to be a motivator: you encourage people, you lead by example and inspire people to action - wow, I certainly never considered myself one to inspire others, but I am so happy to be a Spark Motivator. I've been very fortunate to have brought my sister, my sons-in-law and a few friends into SPARK - I am fortunate to be seeing their lives being transformed by SPARK and I see on a daily basis total life changes for so many of my fellow Sparkers.

So I asked myself, who motivates the motivator? the answer is simple..... YOU !!

After being on this website for17 months, I have learned so much about YOU !!! There are those that are just starting out, those that are struggling from day to day and those who have great successes. I can say that we motivate each other. Learning from the experiences of others is probably the greatest part of SP. We all have something unique to offer and we should want to share it with others, we never know what we might say that can totally change the life of another.

Ocassionally, I need to be motivated and I turn to... YOU !!!! Each one of you have inspired me in some way or another and I try every day to repay that in a small way, by helping others. I want YOU to succeed. I would never want to disappoint you and worse...I would never want to disappoint myself.

I believe the key to staying motivated is..... NEVER DISAPPOINT YOURSELF. Dig down deep for that inner strength when you need it the most, it's there, you just have to uncover it, find it, harness it and just keep SPARKING. emoticon

  
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RIDGEREBS 8/4/2010 4:45PM

    Congratulations! Very impressive pics!

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LIVLAFLUVLYNN 8/4/2010 6:35AM

    I think this is what I needed to hear.....I can see why you received the Award.....You have motivated me..... emoticon

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GR8CGRM 8/3/2010 11:02AM

    You motivate me.. Sorry I wasn't hear this morning to get you going. I will be here all week.. Ha Ha!!

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DGIBSON61 8/3/2010 10:16AM

  Do I need to start calling you in the morning to make sure you are up and motivate you? lol (just kidding)

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SLPCOWGAL72 8/3/2010 9:51AM

    Congrats to you!!!

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SEEAMANDARUN 8/3/2010 9:46AM

    WooHoo!!! Couldn't have happened to someone more deserving! Congrats!

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THATGIRL0515 8/3/2010 9:44AM

    dang you rock girl!

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AAAANNA 8/3/2010 9:27AM

    Absolutely its great that everyone passes it on here, you never fail to get inspired!!

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BJW-FARMGIRL 8/3/2010 9:17AM

    Yea!! Isn't it cool how we all interconnect to help each other? Have a good one!

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BEACHGIRLKIM 8/3/2010 9:13AM

    emoticon

Yep, definitately a motivator! Nice blog!

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DURRUTIA1 8/3/2010 9:02AM

    :-)

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CUTE213667 8/3/2010 8:56AM

  What a wonderful blog!!! I can see why people are motivated by you. You are so very right that we are all motivated by each other in the spark community. I know on my bad days, I have a whole network of people I can turn to that have similar experiences and have also pushed through. Keep up the good work.

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VCWHITE 8/3/2010 8:50AM

    Thanks! I can certainly see why you have the name - Motivator! Your words are an inspiration!

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Happy Monday - Here's the plan

Monday, August 02, 2010

We arrived back from WV last night - My father-in-law is improved, but still not well. Thanks to all my SP friends for love and prayers. This is gonna be a busy week, as usual.

Mon. - 2 mile run tonight (kinda slacking today) have to take dog to vet
Tues. - Bodysculpting - 4 mile run
Wed. - Kickboxing - 4 mile run
Thurs - Yoga - 4 mile run
Fri - fly to NY to visit dad
Sat - 5 mile run
Sun - 5 mile run - fly home to VaBeach

Sheesh, what a week. Not a lot of time today for sparking, have to get busy, hope everyone is feeling SPARK-a-licious and has a great week.

  
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FATHEROF3GIRLS 8/2/2010 6:30PM

    Sounds like a great plan, you looked great during your visit!! Keep it up

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BEACHGIRLKIM 8/2/2010 2:27PM

    Wow - look at your schedule! That's awesome on the planning, it makes it so much easier to keep up with!

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OCEANGLOW 8/2/2010 12:51PM

    Wow, I'm so impressed by what you have accomplished! Congrats!

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MZSLYDE01 8/2/2010 10:50AM

    Look at your schedule. You go girl.
Missed ya.
Also I am sorry about your Father-in-Law. I am glad he is better. I was not on Spark last week so I missed posting to you about it. But he is in my prayers now that he continues to get better.
Have a great week and Monday.
By the way LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoe background - That is really cute.


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PEACE39 8/2/2010 9:51AM

    Wow, how long have you been running? I have really slacked off because of the heat. I run after work and 90+ degrees is kicking my butt.

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SEEAMANDARUN 8/2/2010 9:43AM

    Look at you go, you runner! I'm going to have to pick up the pace to keep up with you!

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DGIBSON61 8/2/2010 9:03AM

  How in the world am I going to catch up to you if you keep plugging so hard, lol.

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Thoughts from My Mind

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Live each day like it were your last. Life is too short and you never know when it can be taken away in an instant. Make peace with yourself, live with no regrets. Someone I love very much is slowing being taken away, my grandmother has Alzheimers. She's slipping away, it's so sad to know she's going further away with each day.

A tragedy can strike at any time, be prepared - make amends, always tell that someone you love them, each and every day, take nothing for granted.

Sorry for somber post, but I am surrounded by LIFE in a very real way today. We just got a phone call from home (West VA), my father-in-law was just rushed to the hospital and is in intensive care, that's all we know for now, we are waiting for more news. He has been battling congestive heart failure for the past 15 years, and only has approx. 1/4 of his heart functioning and certainly something of this nature cannot be a good thing.

SP buddies: please say a prayer for my father-in-law. We are hoping for the best. It's all in God's hands.

Remember to tell those that are important to you that you love them today and every day. emoticon

  
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FOREVER4ME 8/1/2010 8:40AM

    Praying that all goes well.

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IAMFIRMIN 7/31/2010 5:46AM

    We will be praying for you!

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NINALATINA9 7/30/2010 6:54PM

    prayers for you and your family! emoticon

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NINALATINA9 7/30/2010 6:54PM

    prayers for you and your family! emoticon

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JLITT62 7/29/2010 2:05PM

    Prayers for you, your FIL & your grandmother.

My FIL has Alzheimers . . . it's so hard to deal with.

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CJDAISY 7/29/2010 1:39PM

    I'm sorry to hear the news. I can relate all too well.

I'll be praying for your father in-law and keeping you & your family also in prayer.

Telling our family daily that we love them is very important. You never know what each day will bring or when God decides to bring you home. I have made peace with the whole idea of death. For prayer warriors it's only a matter of God bringing us to a place where we can be used to fight the battle for others. I picture winged warriers, angels with armor going to battle.

Remember to thank God daily for each day that He gives us and know that we are blessed already for knowing the truth.
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DGIBSON61 7/29/2010 10:14AM

  Keep trucking. We will get through this no matter which way it turns. You and I both know that God has a plan for the direction all of this will take us.

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/29/2010 9:48AM

    My thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family. emoticon

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BEACHGIRLKIM 7/29/2010 9:29AM

    I'm thinking of you and your family! emoticon

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BUFFALOGAL1952 7/29/2010 8:14AM

    Saying prayers for your loved ones.
Wishing you strength and peace.

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MZCALSO 7/29/2010 8:13AM

  I'm so sorry to hear this Lisa. We will be praying for you guys emoticon

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Big Girl Toyz

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I rode my motorcycle to work today, gonna be a nice weather day. Haven't rode it in about 2 weeks so I was itching to start her up and take her for a spin. Great ride this morning, I just love getting caught up in a pack of bikers on Dam Neck Road and I'm the only LDY RYDER. I'm thinking to myself - "yeah, that's right, a chick on a bike - yeah this chick can handle a big girl bike" emoticon

I just love my "big girl" bike, as my BFF refers to it, but "Zilla" is her name. I miss my wing-girl. My wing-girl is probably riding lone wolf, cruising the PCH in California, without me, sniff, sniff emoticon - you'll always be my wing girl, love ya and miss ya.

Hope all my SP buddies have a totally exhilerating day !!!

  
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THATGIRL0515 8/3/2010 9:46AM

    wing girl is buffaloo to ride the PCH or the 101 or about any road here with out you! I miss you more! emoticon

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CJDAISY 7/29/2010 1:25PM

    One of these years I want to get a big girl bike too. I keep telling myself that will be my present when I reach my goal. I with my husband on his bike but would like to have the confidence to ride my own someday. My only problem then will be finding a bike to fit my height. I'm only 5'2!

Thanks for sharing and btw I love your Sparkpage, very inspirational. You've come along way and I'm proud of you. Keep up the good work and you'll kick 10K butt in no time!

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IAMFIRMIN 7/29/2010 6:07AM

    I like motorcycles... but i really luv my mt bike. LOL
ok that was a little humor early in the moring!

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DGIBSON61 7/28/2010 9:28PM

  riding a motorcycle in this weather would be a great thing right now. Wish I had the time to take the course.

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JLEMUS1 7/28/2010 8:15AM

    Awesome, I haven't been riding for a long time and I'm hoping to get one in a couple of years..Keep on riding and take care ..you Biker Babe!!

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GROEDER 7/28/2010 7:56AM

    Sounds GREAT!!! It has been years since I had a motorcycle, and I miss it sometimes, even after that long. Keep riding with the "big boys"! LOL

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