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2 Miles!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I did it! I made it all the way through the 2 mile brisk walk on Leslie Sansone's Ultimate Walk Away the Pounds Collection! I am so proud of myself!

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SWAYDE 7/27/2011 12:17PM

    It really does feel great =) And I didn't die from it, so it makes me want to keep going hehe

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GRAMLORI 7/27/2011 12:02PM

    Feels so good, doesn't it!!!

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SWAYDE 7/27/2011 10:41AM

    Thank you guys. I'm loving this site with all the encouragement and motivation. I need it so much!

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THEMUGGET 7/27/2011 10:10AM

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KEEPITUP05 7/27/2011 9:49AM

    Great!!! Keep it up! emoticon

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SWAYDE 7/27/2011 9:32AM

    I did it with the stretchy bands too =)

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More Puppy Walking

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I took my puppy, Sara for another walk this morning. We went a little further today and kept up a much brisker pace. She's getting the hang of it real quickly. She's so smart and such a good girl. She never tried to pull ahead and only required slight tug when she lingered too long to sniff a spot. If she'd start to walk a little faster than me she'd slow right down and wait for me. It's only a 6' leash so there's not much leeway for her. I want her to walk right with me. When she came across something she wasn't sure of she'd walk right up against my leg and look at me. Her tail even wagged today. Yesterday she kept it tucked mostly between her legs. Oh she was so excited to go out this morning that she pushed the screen door open herself lol. We walked for about 25 minutes, possibly longer. I didn't look at the time until we were already down the street.

I also did a 1 mile walk with Leslie using hand weights. I was sweating and my arms were tired, but I really think I could have done more. Tomorrow I will try the 2 mile brisk walk, worst case I stop after 20 minutes if I can't make it to the end, but I definitely feel like I need to do more than the 1 mile. YAY!

I'm already up to a little over 6,000 steps for the day and it's only 3pm so I know I will pass my goal again of 7,000 steps per day. That gives me a FULL week of 7k+ steps!

Just a small note. I haven't had any more weight come off yet, only 1 lbs, however, when I flex my leg muscles... I CAN SEE THEM! Instead of it just being all flabby and fat I can see some muscle definition and it feels rock hard. Woot!

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SWAYDE 7/27/2011 9:32AM

    It really is a lot more fun to walk with a dog than by myself. I have a 10 year old dog, but he was so severely abused before we got him. He has a lot of mental issues. We've tried everything to get him used to walking with us, but he just can't deal with the stress and goes crazy and has to be carried =(

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SPUNKYJOY77 7/26/2011 4:46PM

    Isn't it fun to walk with a dog. I have 2 GS puppies that are 8 months old. They are getting real good at heal. Such fun.

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Feeling Good Today!

Monday, July 25, 2011

For the first time since I got my puppy in November 2010 I actually took her for a walk on the leash around the neighborhood. Normally we just let her run around the backyard with our older doggy and play fetch with her. Since it was a whole new experience with her she kept a nice slow pace with me. I'm looking forward to picking up our pace and distance as we both get used to it together. It was nice. I love my puppy so much and getting to bond with her was great. Plus I got to meet some of my neighbors and got several compliments on what a pretty dog she is.

I managed to get my 20 minute Leslie work out done too. And I did my Daily Bible reading. Oh and I even managed to do my housework goals, which I sometimes tend to put off because I just don't feel like doing it.

It really is an awesome feeling to get stuff done rather than beat myself up about it when I don't.

I've also been pretty active on the forums. I LOVE welcoming new people on teams and reading their stories and sharing my own.

God bless you all!



2. Plan Your SparkTime

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I plan to log in every morning, first thing to catch up on any new posts, mails and articles. At this time I will update my measurements and put in my final step count for the previous day.

I also plan to check in throughout the day to keep my water and nutrition tracking up-to-date and fitness.


1. Write Down Your Fast Break Goals

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Exercise = 20 minutes aerobic low impact work out from one of my DVDs each day & 7.000 Steps per day on my pedometer.

Nutrition = 8 glasses (or more) of water each day.

Small Streak = Listen to positive and upbeat music each day.

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SWAYDE 7/23/2011 4:14PM

    As of 4:15pm I have completed my 20 minute work out. I have had 9 glasses of water (3x 24oz bottles of water actually) and have 5,284 steps. I will listen to music while I cook dinner and work on adding in some more steps then as well. Should be able to reach all of my goals =)

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