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New Month, New Motivation

Monday, September 01, 2014

I accept the St. Louis team challenge: Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week and post your exercise for that day on your team thread.

I used to work out all the time. Now I'm inconsistent and definitely don't do enough, so accepting this challenge may just be what I need to build up my consistency again. In my previous blog, I mentioned the new classes available to me for stretching, balance and flexibility. They begin tomorrow since it'a a holiday today. Looking forward to starting my day with that, then adding some cardio while I'm at the gym anyway.

I'm going to use the challenge to help me put my words into action! It's so easy to make a plan, write it down, say it to people........the challenge comes in actually doing it! I recently bought a dry erase board (at the Dollar Tree for just a buck!), and started writing my fitness plan on it last week. It was a motivator since it's on my fridge and I see it throughout each day! I actually went to the gym twice last week which was up from zero!

I've had 2 busy days this Labor Day weekend so today is a catch-up day for me ~ I finished a craft project, will pay bills, read yesterday's paper, attempt to start a photo book on Shutterfly (40% off sale off everything through tomorrow), plan my fitness/meals for week, and organize a few social plans.

Life is a blessing! Make a commitment to take care of yourself! New motto for the month!

  
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SAPHRAEL 9/11/2014 2:13PM

    Hi Susie! How's your fitness challenge going? emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 9/2/2014 3:40PM

    Sounds like you have some great plans!! Well done!!
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Opportunity Knocks ~ I'm Answering!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Just another reason to love Spark ~ I can write things like this and no one will judge me:
I'm pretty excited about myself! I've actually worked out twice this week, and tomorrow will make three times!
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I also signed up for 2 new classes at my gym that start next week. They are for older adults, like me! LOL! One is a stretching class, and one is balance and flexibility! I'm psyched that one is on MW, and the other TTh, and are offered at 9:00 and 9:30. I'm not a morning person, so if I shoot for the 9:00 class and don't make it, I'll make it to the 9:30! I've been working on going to bed by midnight, and getting up by 8:00 each day. I seem to have more energy already!

Since they are just half hour classes, and I'll already be at the Rec Plex, I'll stay after class and do more. I can either go do strength training, work out in the cardio room on the machines, or go to the pool to do my water aerobics routine. Once the heat breaks, I'll have the option of taking a long walk on the trails behind the Rec Plex that go into a wooded area, creek and all!

No excuses for not working out with this opportunity just 7 minutes from my house! Feeling blessed and motivated!
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BABYSOX 8/29/2014 6:08AM

    Sounds like a great opportunity. My sis teaches classes like that here and they can be a great workout.

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WORLDSERIES11 8/28/2014 4:03PM

    Sounds like great opportunities!!! I'm so envious:)
Enjoy all your great exercise and feeling better!!

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SAPHRAEL 8/28/2014 3:51PM

    Congrats on getting the workouts in..and finding awesome schedules of really cool classes. That's a win all the way around! By the way, I'm doing that DDP Yoga and one of the routines is called "stand up". All the poses are standing to practice balance. I love it!
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KNIT1PURL2LOSE3 8/28/2014 3:49PM

    emoticon Go you!!! Love the renewed enthusiasm! I need to find a good chair exercise class, but can't find any. If you hear of any, let me know, since I'm just around the corner from where you are.

You go, girl!

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BMCC488 8/28/2014 3:25PM

    Sounds like a good workout plan! Good for you making plans and working on your sleep.

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LKBRIDGE 8/28/2014 1:04PM

    You have a plan that works for you, that is the biggest part of winning the battle!

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Baseball Crafts Day!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I had a fun day with friends! Being from the suburbs of St. Louis, I am a big Cardinal fan. I'm heading to Chicago next month for 2 Cardinal ~ Cubs games with a bus load of Cardinal fans. So I had a Cardinal crafts day today! We're going to get all 'blinged out' as we support our St. Louis Cardinals! We made baseball bracelets and baseball flip flops, too. So cute!



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Have a happy, healthy week my Spark friends!

  
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GODSCHILD2_2011 8/25/2014 9:26PM

    I love it, it seems like you girls had lots of fun. I really love those flip flops.

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BABYSOX 8/25/2014 6:11AM

    Looks like it was a fun day. Very creative.

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WORLDSERIES11 8/25/2014 12:45AM

    Cute ideas! Have fun at the game!!

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LAURELSPARK 8/24/2014 11:24PM

    Great ideas! Have a great time at the game...........sounds like a lot of fun.

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BMCC488 8/24/2014 10:09PM

    Those look awesome! I hope you enjoy your games!

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LUCYCAN7 8/24/2014 6:24PM

  What a great craft!Thanks so much for sharing.I love to do crafts and sew.
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A Fun Walk

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Last night was my first blacklight walk and was it fun! All in the name of charity, too! The pre-party provided some glow powder and glow gear while listening to some warm up music and motivation from the DJ. There were over 3,000 people there, some decked out in their funky glow gear. It was fun to people watch. The run/walk started at sunset, and they had great music blaring all along the route. There were a few stations where we got sprinkled with glow powder for the blacklight afterparty. It was supposedly a 3 mile course, but the starting line was a bit of a walk from the pre-party stage, and the bathrooms and parking lot added on more steps. I logged 13,380 steps / 7.2 miles yesterday! My little feet were yelping when I got home late last night from the after glow party! A Blacklight Run ~ what a fun thing to do!


  
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MWESTICH 8/5/2014 8:44AM

    That sounds really cool. I have never heard of it before. I am glad you were able to do it.

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WORLDSERIES11 8/3/2014 11:45PM

    Looks like lots of fun!! And lots of great exercise!! emoticon emoticon

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LAURIEMN 8/3/2014 8:34PM

    That looks like it was a great time! Our school is having a glow run as a fund raiser this fall. So proud of all the steps you took yesterday! I need to catch up!

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BABYSOX 8/3/2014 5:42PM

    That looks like it was a lot of fun. Great step count!

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JWALKFORFUN 8/3/2014 4:58PM

    Does sound fun, I would love to do something like this, hope you have a relaxing day emoticon

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LUCYCAN7 8/3/2014 4:47PM

  I sure hope your feet are feeling better today!!!Sounded like great fun. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEVEN_D 8/3/2014 4:37PM

    Sounds like a fun way to get exercise and help in the community at the same time.

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PICKIE98 8/3/2014 4:29PM

    What a great night!! Great way to REALLY get in lots of those steps!! Your feet will thank you for it later!!

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CHARITYAK 8/3/2014 4:25PM

    Oh that sounds like so much fun! I'd love to see something like that in Alaska but it'd be too cold in the winter and it doesn't get dark in the summer! LOL!

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BMCC488 8/3/2014 4:11PM

    That sounds awesome and so much fun! Glad you enjoyed yourself. It seems like it was probably well worth the foot pain but I hope your feet are feeling better today.

Also thanks for posting! I looked it up and think I will try it next year. I can't afford it this year because the closest one is in less than two weeks, but now that I know about this type of walk/run, I have placed it in my 2015 goals.

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Beach Walking

Sunday, July 20, 2014

After a smooth flight from St. Louis to San Diego, I headed to the beach with my sister and bil for a sand sculpture competition. We saw some incredible sculptures and I made my 6,000+ steps including lots of sand walking. It's great to spend time with Dianne, Denny and my nephew Doug. A good day!

  
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SAPHRAEL 7/24/2014 6:24PM

    Hooray for beach walking!
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LAURIEMN 7/21/2014 10:16AM

    Sounds like a great start to your trip! Hope you are having a wonderful time!

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BMCC488 7/20/2014 8:14AM

    Beach walking is the best!

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LAURELSPARK 7/20/2014 7:13AM

    Have a blast!

Does your sister live in San Diego? I have one sister living in SD County and another living about an hour north of LA. We usually get out there every year.....great walking beaches!

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(Oops.......can't go to CA without having a burger and shake from Ruby"s.)

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BABYSOX 7/20/2014 6:31AM

    That sounds like a great way to get in your exercise. Good for you!

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