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Gym Conversations Overheard...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

in the locker room!

-"You don't need to lose anymore weight." "Yes, I do...I am off the anxiety pills now."

-"It's not fair. My friend had diabetes and smokes and never exercises. She is so thin! Her dad is 90 years old and he smokes and drinks. I wish I was so lucky!"

-"I hate coming to the gym on Saturday mornings. I have to because of my work hours, feeding the dogs and my husband."

-"I like Saturday mornings at the gym. I am so busy during the week that it is my relaxing time."

-"I used to come to the gym on weekdays at 6am. I stopped because it was too busy."

-"I really want HIM in our family, mom."

-"I am never hosting another garage sale, Everyone left their stuff that didn't sell and I had to take it to Salvation Army."

-"My daughter and her baby are visiting. It is too hot for them to sit on the porch. They only live in air conditioning."

Listen to what people are really saying at the gym...interesting reflections on life!
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GINGER_LOSTALOT 7/12/2011 3:17PM

    I'm surprised... I thought more people would be complaining about how they don't like the gym. I guess that's a good thing (that they aren't complaining, that is...)

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INTYCD 7/12/2011 2:20PM

    Wow, unbelievable! I like people watching and I love hearing the things that come out of people's mouths. So funny!

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KRISTINKP 7/12/2011 1:57PM

    That might just be funnier than staring at the weird outfits and exercise habits! I saw a lady drop her kids in the playroom at 11:15, ride the bike for about 10 minutes, talk to a bunch of people at the juice bar, then when I was picking up my kids (looking like a hot sweaty mess), she was also picking up her kids. She told the babysitter "I am having an awful time getting this weight off! I work and work and don't drop a pound!". I wanted to laugh so hard! 10 minutes on the old lady bike, followed by a protein shake? Hmmmm...maybe I can give her some suggestions! :-)

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DESERTDREAMERS 7/12/2011 1:12PM

    Funny stuff, and even beter because they're real!

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ITSTHENEWLAUREN 7/12/2011 12:19PM

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CATREB 7/12/2011 12:15PM

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ASHLEYLQ 7/12/2011 11:55AM

    Awesome and funny! Thanks for sharing!

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Afternoon Gym Reflections

Thursday, July 07, 2011

The gym was pretty active this summer afternoon at 1pm. I was surprised by the number of people of all ages there. It was interesting to watch the different types of exercisers ranging from:

-the elderly man who could hardly sit on the triceps machine
-the college girl running full speed around the track
-the woman reading while on the elliptical machine
-the trainer following around a teenage girl with a clipboard
-the little old lady pedaling the exercise bike

I could only watch and wonder what motivated each of them to take time out of their day to exercise. There is the motivation from the Doctor, the family, friends, and themselves. It is amazing to see how many people show up on a sunny afternoon to exercise!

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ROXELLS_WARRIOR 7/9/2011 11:44AM

    Very cool!!

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 7/8/2011 12:52PM

    You speak to our need to be a part of a pack. I love it! The pack itself is motivating, isn't it ?!

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KRISTINKP 7/7/2011 11:40PM

    Your observations at the gym are much nicer than the ones I make! Mine are more like:

-the lady that wears full make-up and poofed hair to walk on the treadmill
-the old lady that runs on the treadmill in jeans and a ton of perfume
-the 80 year old man that wears biker shorts with a tucked in muscle shirt (every single day that I see him!)
-the trainer whose child hurts other kids in the playroom every day, sitting at the counter drinking a smoothie and chatting, after leaving her child in the playroom for 2 straight hours!

Hahahaha! Don't your observations sound so nice now? :-)

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GLEORIA 7/7/2011 5:51PM

    It does make you wonder why people do what they do. It is great that no matter the reason they are were doing something with and for their bodies.

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Fourth of July BBQ!

Monday, July 04, 2011

I am too full....and am sure everyone else is also tonight. We had a family BBQ at our in-laws cottage on a beautiful, blue lake. The sun was shining, the boats were out, and the food was everywhere. I ate a little of everything and feel like it was too much! I did skip the hamburger bun, and ate only a piece of the peanut butter cookie. I did indulge in the potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, and dips.

I came home and tracked my food in the Spark Nutrition Tracker. Luckily, I am still within my range. Why do I feel so full? I think it was so much food at once. I still have strawberry shortcake waiting in the refrigerator...afterall it is a holiday!
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GINGER_LOSTALOT 7/5/2011 5:38PM

    Yeah, that food is really good, isn't it? Back to work today, though! emoticon And good job on tracking!

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DESERTDREAMERS 7/4/2011 8:53PM

    Good for you for enjoying the food and still staying on track!

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LINDABENEDICT 7/4/2011 7:05PM

    Glad you had fun ! emoticon

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Let Go, Be!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

At a local restaurant, they had a pile of free bookmarks. I took one and it had the following poem on it which I like! You can find out more about the organization by going to: www.letgobe.com

Let Go, Be!

We spend so much of our time
regretting the past or worrying
about tomorrow that we forget
to live for today.

When we can hit the pause
button and reflect on what
we have to be grateful for,
our hearts are open to be in
the moment.

So...ask yourself...In
this moment...and the only thing
we can control are our actions
in this moment.

So...ask yourself...in this
moment do I want to be filled
with all the emotions that hold
me captive or do I want to
Let go.be

Let go.be is a philosophy to
live life by and a message
worth carrying.

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ROXELLS_WARRIOR 7/2/2011 11:20PM

    So beautiful and much needed! Thanks for passing it along.

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 7/2/2011 6:19PM

    We must liberate ourselves from worry. Worry is just fear and doubt and doubt is lack of faith. By taking a leap of faith, that all things happen for a reason and that all things will unfold as they should, we can be liberated.

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The Truth About Happiness

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

'When thinking about happiness, it's not how much you can take, or pack in; it's how much you can let go.'

I read this today in an email. It stuck in my mind. I think we spend too much time looking for what makes us happy with food, shopping, and wanting MORE!

We need to focus on how much happiness we can spread to others. Thinking back over the day, I did spread happiness by:

-seeing a friend from elementary school and talking old times
-going to dinner with my mother and in-laws
-going to the gym with my daughter and husband
-being thankful for family and friends
-giving my daughter a hug and telling her how much I love her

How about your day???
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GINGER_LOSTALOT 6/29/2011 3:28AM

    I JUST read a blog about a woman who used to spend an inordinate amount of time on her hair (to make her feel good about herself), all the while complaining she didn't have time to exercise. I have to keep reminding myself that happiness is a choice. It is an action, not a thing or a feeling. People ask me what keeps me motivated (that is, happy enough to keep eating right and exercising). The best motivator is reading blogs, writing comments, giving SP Goodies, and making new SP friends. All of these things I do for others but really benefit me the most! emoticon

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