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Don't Wait

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Here's a profound thought that I wish I'd have embraced decades earlier:



You'll never catch me giving up again!! Every day, every minute counts. Don't wait to live!!

  
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VTORIA3 8/9/2012 6:18PM

    Oh, my gosh, I loved this one! Too bad, it has a large kernel of truth in it for me! Time to get smarter, not busier with fitness from too many lost moments!

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DONNABRIGHT 8/1/2012 4:56PM

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WATERMELLEN 7/31/2012 8:41PM

    Absolutely right: never giving up, never going to have to "start over"!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/31/2012 8:11PM

    LOVE it! So simple, so true. Not always so easy, but who promised that?

btw: I did my "magic mile" tonight... as part of a light workout. 9:02, with no walk breaks. I now have a baseline to train from.

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GOLFGMA 7/31/2012 7:53PM

    Wish I had started or should I say I wish I had never stopped. The yoyo diets did me in for several years , but, no longer. Yea!

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_BECKYT 7/31/2012 7:23PM

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_LINDA 7/31/2012 7:08PM

    emoticon emoticon Too true!! But you have got it now and are rocking it!!
Spark on!!

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SPARKLINGME176 7/31/2012 7:06PM

    REALLY fabulous!

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JULIA_211 7/31/2012 6:56PM

    After hundreds of starting overs, I get it now!

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MNNICE 7/31/2012 6:46PM

    That's right -- never look back, just keep moving forward!

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SUEMATROW 7/31/2012 5:58PM

    It is so true! Just keep on keepin' on! emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/31/2012 5:26PM

    Who knew it was as easy as that!!??

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LAURIE5658 7/31/2012 4:44PM

    Amen!!!!!!

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NATPLUMMER 7/31/2012 4:38PM

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NEW-CAZ 7/31/2012 3:29PM

    I love this Marsha emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 7/31/2012 3:16PM

    I love it! You are so right too!

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SLIMLILA 7/31/2012 2:55PM

    This is even better, than the old saying, Why wait for spring? Do It now...
NO time like the present, is there? emoticon

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PMFISH 7/31/2012 2:18PM

    emoticonfor sharing! Words to live by.

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JACKIE542 7/31/2012 1:39PM

    I wish I had done this ealier also. I am never going back. emoticon

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Running and Wellness

Monday, July 30, 2012

Found this poster on my FaceBook "Living, Losing, and Loving It" group. I think it is worth sharing:



Gwen's got the sniffles, so I didn't take her to the Y nursery today. I'm going to get my training run in today after her dad picks her up. That reminds me. For those who've been following my blogs for a while, you may remember it seemed like I just kept a cold last summer. I missed a 5K due to illness and had to miss quite a few training runs. I had a terrible cough that hung on and on. Well, this summer my daughter had a lingering cough, my hubby has had colds, both Gwen and Natalie have gotten over colds, but (fingers crossed and knocking on wood) I have been healthy.

It may be that starting to run last year challenged my immunities and made me vulnerable and now that I'm conditioned it isn't a problem. Or it may just be that last year I was unlucky. Probably won't ever really know, but today I celebrate wellness!!

  
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CCHEF1 8/3/2012 8:56PM

    Absolutely let's all celebrate wellness!

When you think of it, it's the most important thing we've got.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/31/2012 3:37PM

    I'm so glad that you are healthy this year! Love the photo - thanks for sharing!

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_LINDA 7/31/2012 9:15AM

    Love the photo caption! You were very unlucky last year. But yes, you are more vulnerable to getting ill if you have run yourself down. I might add, eating the right things helps too -lots of vit C is thought to help shorten a cold if you do get one. The proper nourishment to keep your body running at top effeciency so your exercise can pay off for you. It all works together. I have no idea why I never get colds, but even when I had unhealthy habits, I still ate lots of fruits and veggies. Proper fuel and fitness hopefully increases your odds of not getting sick! So glad you have avoided it so far!
Thanks for the goodie! Probably wouldn't mind a dietition to let me know the best things to eat to maximize my energy for my condition :)

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MIRAGE727 7/31/2012 8:55AM

    Marsha, I celebrate your wellness too!
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SNOOKUMS19 7/31/2012 8:14AM

    This has been our tough summer for sickness. Muddling through it and getting to my dance classes whenever our sick household allows. This has been a good week. Run on!

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WATERMELLEN 7/30/2012 6:31PM

    I absolutely believe that when we're fit, we get fewer colds . . . at least that's been my experience!

Thanks for the photo shoot goodie to help me celebrate 3 years maintaining: you are one of the MAIN motivators helping me do just that!!

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CAT609 7/30/2012 6:15PM

    Love the poster!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/30/2012 5:45PM

    Fit doesn't guarantee wellness, but done balanced, it sure helps recovery. And maybe having worked through it last year, you're not as vulnerable this year!

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JOYINKY 7/30/2012 3:55PM

    Yes! Definitely celebrate wellness! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 7/30/2012 3:49PM

    Wellness is a wonderful thing to celebrate!

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NEW-CAZ 7/30/2012 3:33PM

    Glad you're okay Marsha, you might be right about your immunity problem
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NATPLUMMER 7/30/2012 3:22PM

    Yes, a mile is a mile no matter how fast or slow :-)
Yay for being healthy when all around you are sick.
Have a fab run later :-)

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Easy Fun Ride

Sunday, July 29, 2012

This morning I rode early before the group, and then met up with them for a total of 16 miles. Am truly lucky to have a Weight Watcher Activity Adventures group right here in town.



I'm the one in the visor. Yes, I should have my helmet on. Next week I won't forget.

Hope you are having a happy active day!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 7/31/2012 3:36PM

    So glad that you had a good ride! I love exercising with a group!

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MIRAGE727 7/29/2012 6:21PM

    Bad Girl! No helmet!
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Y'all have too much fun in Lakeland!
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_LINDA 7/29/2012 4:48PM

    Having a group to ride with is fun, never knew WW had organized fitness groups! Pretty good going 16 miles with a kid in the pack!
I just did 60 on the elliptical for my morning exercise. Might do more later. Kind of watching the Olympics :), but have to go to the club soon. They are over by 4 pm because of the time zone anyway.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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PMFISH 7/29/2012 1:53PM

    Wow! 16 miles, good for you! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 7/29/2012 11:27AM

    Looks like a fun time!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/29/2012 11:07AM

    emoticon Remember what I said about cross training! Keep biking! Your body will thank you later! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 7/29/2012 10:46AM

    Good for ...woo hoo!

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WATERMELLEN 7/29/2012 10:40AM

    Nice! And what a great motivator for you for them, and for them from you!

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Extra Blog - Proof I Was in NYC

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My stepgrand just posted this picture to FaceBook today. Here's proof I was in NYC, taken in the theater district, on our way to see Wicked:

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/29/2012 3:14PM

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NATPLUMMER 7/29/2012 10:05AM

    YAY!! I love the dress!!

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AQUAGIRL08 7/29/2012 8:39AM

    Sounds like it was fun! BTW, you are looking good in such a pretty dress!

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_LINDA 7/29/2012 12:05AM

    Looking amazing! You hard work sure has paid off! Lookit those gams!!
More like a 20 year old!!
Keep up the great work!

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KERRYG155 7/28/2012 7:16PM

    I just got home from the northeast but we bypassed NYC. I want to fly up for a day or two and then fly home rather than driving. Looks like you had a great time.

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WATERMELLEN 7/28/2012 6:59PM

    Pretty pretty lady!!

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MIRAGE727 7/28/2012 4:55PM

    I loved Wicked (I'm a musical freak!) AND that is a gorgeous dress! What a great photo!
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MEXGAL1 7/28/2012 2:49PM

    Woo hoo!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/28/2012 2:19PM

    That is such a GREAT photo, Marsha! Good job on the part of your step-grand!

I've seen that square! Only in my case it was 25 years ago, and the marquis said "CATS". Memories! Now you have some special ones.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 7/28/2012 1:51PM

    Enjoy!

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Glad I Did It All

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I'm sitting here tired, but feeling good. I ran 4.5 miles with my Galloway group (run 1 minute, walk 1 minute intervals) this morning and then went to the Y. I did 12 strength training exercises, 4 primarily core, 4 upper body and 4 lower body. I felt like my run didn't really challenge me, so I did a fast 35 minutes on the elliptical. Now I know I got in a good workout.

Part of my fatigue may be that I didn't get all my good night's sleep. Nap may be in order. Hubby and I went to a local performance of Chicago. It was funny and sexy and a rather polished performance for our not-so-big town. We didn't get home until almost 11. Now, no regrets. I'm glad I did it all. However, next week I'm going to make sure I have no Friday eve commitments as my 8 mile run starts at 5am instead of 6 on Saturday.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 7/29/2012 8:43AM

    What a great day! I checked with the deep water instructor and she suggested that an easy water workout (not necessarily pumping at 100%) might add something to your training. You had already left by the time she was free enough to talk. Yesterday we did some relay races, strength training and games. It was a lot of fun!

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_LINDA 7/29/2012 12:03AM

    emoticon emoticon Great workouts! Hope you get a great sleep tonight, you have earned it! Glad you were pleasantly surprised by Chicago! A fabulous day for you!

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SLIMLILA 7/28/2012 11:24PM

    Wow, Marsha,
that is amazing.... 35 min. fast....whew....I was winded doing 23 min. slow... I've really gotta up my grade.....
thanks for commenting on my blog....I finally took my laptop and a DVD into bedroom and closed door to get away from the guns and noise..
stupid movie though..
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WATERMELLEN 7/28/2012 7:00PM

    What a great workout! I was at the gym for elliptical, upper and lower body weights today too: feels so good.

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MIRAGE727 7/28/2012 4:57PM

    WOW! I'm inspired to press harder in my training! Stay strong!
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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2012 1:42PM

    Glad you had a good night out, Chicago is amazing!
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