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Laugh at Myself

Thursday, September 02, 2010

We started a new round of kickboxing last night in class (TurboJam 42). I can totally say I was lost most of the time, but I wasn't alone, everyone was lost. It's hard to learn a new routine, heck, I just got pretty good at the last one and now she changed it on us. So last night was a big learning curve, so I didn't really feel like I got too great of a workout, since most of the time I was looking like an idiot, waving my arms around wildly, and then just stopping and staring, scratching my head, saying, huh?

Oh well, at least I know next week will be better, I can at least practice the new moves before next time.

The AB class was pretty good last night, I didn't fall off my BOSU at all (and yes, this is so funny to see my big behind roll right off, I'm not really good with balance yet, this is a new torture device I'm learning). Hopefully I will be able to master it, I've at least improved from last week, I could stand up on it without falling off and that's quite an accomplishment.

I had to laugh at myself last night, feeling like a rolly-polly on the bosu and looking like a deranged idiot during kickboxing.

Glad I can take things lightly and laugh at myself, it's good to laugh. Can you laugh at yourself?

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JONNYJETPROP 9/3/2010 8:37PM

    It's becoming less and less common to see folks laugh at themselves. I don't see the have that problem. I laugh at myself all the time.

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JLITT62 9/2/2010 4:18PM

    I have a real knack for saying things in all seriousness that turn out to be hilarious. Sometimes they're malapropisms, and sometimes it's just something funny only I didn't mean it that way!

Most of the time I can laugh at myself.

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KEAMOM1510 9/2/2010 2:23PM

    If I didn't laugh at myself, I wouldn't be part of the conversation!!!

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SEEAMANDARUN 9/2/2010 1:55PM

    I totally laughed at myself when I tromped through a big ol' puddle this morning. And in my abs class, I fall off the ball frequently, and I definitely laugh then.

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Thanks to an SP Buddy

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Just wanted to say thanks to an SP buddy for something she posted on her status this morning. She says. "You can do more than you think you can".

I'm feeling like I'm in a rut today, just generally bored, tired of the same ole same ole and then I read her status. So now I'm thinking what more can I do? I'm gonna think about that all day and come up with something good.

Thanks buddy, you turned on the light switch for me today. emoticon

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HEALTHY_45 9/1/2010 11:07AM

    So true, Spark friends are great motivators. You are one of my greatest motivators here.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 9/1/2010 9:35AM

    You've had absolutely incredible results! You have inspired me tremendously. September will bring cooler temperatures and a new wardrobe...hopefully! I say put on those super woman tennies and hit the trails!

XOXO Sherry

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JLITT62 9/1/2010 9:14AM

    Hum, rutty feeling here too!

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MZSLYDE01 9/1/2010 8:58AM

    I love SparkFriends. Lifting each other up is what it's all about. Change it up but just keep going.
I am just glad there was something that got that switch going.
Hope you come up with something great.
Have an inspiring day!!!!!!

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    I had someone send me an inspirational quote when I was feeling yucky on Monday. It made such a difference. Just one more reason I love this site...the people.

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SWEETPEA0214 9/1/2010 8:00AM

    SparkFriends are the best aren't they?!!!!!

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New Shoes = Run Faster

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I used to tease my grandson when I would buy him new shoes, I would always tell him they made him run faster and jump higher, he thought that was so cool when he was three years old.

I bought new shoes over the weekend, and tried them out this morning. They really do make you run faster, I shaved three minutes off my running time this morning. Seriously, I never thought new shoes could really make you run faster but it works, felt like I was just bouncing and springing off the pavement.

I guess these new kicks will be good for about 3 months, and then time for new ones. That's the biggest expense with running, you have to replace your shoes alot more frequently. It definitely makes a difference.

emoticonfor new running shoes!!!!!

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TARADIVYA 9/1/2010 1:18AM

    Yes, good shoes do the trick! Congrats to shaving 3 minutes of ur time!

Now, I need to get myself new shoes for walking!!! emoticon

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CSIENK 8/31/2010 2:34PM

    emoticon for shaving three minutes off your time!
emoticon What brand of running shoe did you get?

Comment edited on: 8/31/2010 2:34:45 PM

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JONNYJETPROP 8/31/2010 10:55AM

    Looking great while shaving off time. Two bonuses.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 8/31/2010 9:47AM

    If I were you, I would have totally freaked out! Great job! I am working on getting my sweetheart jogging here shortly. I'd love it if he would run with me. Baby steps!

Hope the rest of your day is just as amazing!

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SEEAMANDARUN 8/31/2010 9:28AM

    WooHoo! Three minutes is outstanding! I really need to check my mileage to see how my shoes are faring.

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MZSLYDE01 8/31/2010 9:21AM

    That is too funny. I never would have thought!!!
I need new ones. Have had them way longer than 3 months. I need to show my husband this blog so he know's when I ask for new workout shoes that I am not crazy. emoticon

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Close, Excited, and In Trouble

Monday, August 30, 2010

Close: I am only 11 pounds away from goal weight;

Excited: I am SO excited to be only 11 pounds away from the finish line.

In Trouble: I ditched my sister for a run this morning, I chose to sleep in - and boy, am I in trouble, she'll probably ground me, lol. (Yes, it was worth being grounded for). Just couldn't get outta bed, probably didn't have anything to do with the fact that I was up 2 hours past my normal bedtime. Finally go to see the movie EXPENDABLES and WOW was it super fantastic. I knew I was in trouble when I went to see an 8 p.m. movie (yeah for us ole people, that's late) so I didn't get home until after 10:00 then had trouble unwinding from such an action packed movie. Had to watch the last of the Steeler game too, so lights out at 11:15 - wow, that sounds like a good excuse to me - 4-1/2 hrs is not quality sleep so that's why I slept in, yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking too it.

No excuses for tomorrow, I'll be back it, need some serious interval training.

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JONNYJETPROP 8/30/2010 5:44PM

    Sleep and recovery are part of a healthy lifestyle too.

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JLITT62 8/30/2010 11:34AM

    11 pm is way past my bedtime -- we never go to evening movies cause they cost more. And yes, sometimes sleep IS more important. I'm sure your sister will be kicking your butt for you soon enough!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 8/30/2010 9:56AM

    I know how you feel. If I miss my morning workouts, it pretty much screws up the rest of my day. I end up so disappointed in myself. Darn that snooze button! I'm glad you had a great time last night though. It's worth it! emoticon

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BEACHGIRLKIM 8/30/2010 9:11AM

    I slept in yesterday !!! It's nice, isn't it! I had to get up a couple hours earlier today to make up for it, but I truly think it was worth it! Have a wonderful day, and I'm hoping your sister's not too hard on you!

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MZSLYDE01 8/30/2010 9:05AM

    LOL - I love it. I took this morning to sleep in to with the granddaughter being over yesterday. But will be doing my workout tonight when I get home. I have to stick to it.
Sounds like an awesome movie. Hope you have a great monday.

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Cha Ching

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Whoop Whoop - lost 1 pound this week, only 11 more to go
Ran a five miler on the boardwalk this morning in fairly decent time, coulda been faster but I slept on my arm wrong and it was hurting, yes a hurt arm will affect your run.
Went to Harley Shop, notthing that really said "buy me"
Visited a friend
Shopped at Kohl's
Got new running shoes and a pair of cross-trainers
Home now for some homemade pizza, and....
I finally get my date with Sly Stalone tonight, we are going to see Expendables.

Hope all my SPARKIES are having a super, fantastic weekend.

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BEACHGIRLKIM 8/30/2010 9:10AM

    Woo hoo on that run! Did you run that race that had Atlantic blocked off? I was wondering what that was!

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JONNYJETPROP 8/29/2010 6:03PM

    Sounds like a fun day.Enjoy the movie.Sly is getting old.

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JLITT62 8/29/2010 5:46AM

    The Expendables looks like fun! How was it?

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DGIBSON61 8/28/2010 10:20PM

  I'm jealous that you are seeing that movie before me, grrrrr. Good job on the run. I'm going to hit the road and run tomorrow morning. Probably get a good 3 miles in tomorrow morning.

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