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YAY! it's Friday!

Friday, February 19, 2010

My favorite day of the week is here again!
I have a weekend of Olympics to look forward to and a weekend of doing free step while watching the Olympics! Why is this exciting...well...cause I have a plan in place, I will be burning more calories, I have a great distraction while exercising, and I am going to see results . In fact, I'm already seeing some results. My legs are toning up, my pants are fitting looser and I'm sleeping better, and surprisingly...I'm less hungry!

Yesterday I had contact from a cousin that I haven't heard from for several years. She is now on facebook. What a nice way to reconnect with family and friends. I don't spend a lot of time on facebook, but it sure is a great and quick way to drop in and say hi to people.

My positives:
I woke up this morning.
I've got my strength exercises done.
Contact from two cousins yesterday, one that I haven't heard from for several years and one that I've just recently connected with.
It's Friday!
I'm on track with my commitment to exercise while watching the Olympics. 90 minutes yesterday...and what a bonus...we WON a gold in women's 1000m speed skating! Woo Hoo.
Enjoying learning more about some of the sports and the Olympians themselves.
A dinner out tomorrow evening to look forward to.
A weekend ahead.
Yep...just plain and simple Life...it's filled with so many blessings.

Have a wonderfully filled day...find your positives and keep on moving forward.

Hugs,
Wanda


  
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BIBLIOHOLIC57 2/21/2010 9:51AM

    I didn't think I'd get hooked on the winter Olympics, but go know. I've become a big snowboarding fan (their antics simply defy gravity! fascinating.....), and I'm rooting for the U.S. and Canada (can't believe what whiners those Russians are when Pleshenko didn't get gold in men's figure skating. Grow up, people!!!).

Enjoy the rest of the Olympic events and have a great weekend!

Annie

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MAURIZIA 2/19/2010 11:59AM

    WANDA, way to go on that exercise! Same thing for me! I'm getting between 60 and 90 mins. while watching!

I'm cheering for both U.S. and Canadian medal winners!! HOORAY FOR US! Held my breath during that hockey game yesterday! WHEW!

Hugs!!!

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STORMTMB 2/19/2010 7:57AM

    Have a fabulous Friday, Wanda, and a great weekend.

Tina

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CROBINGO 2/19/2010 7:50AM

    So true on the contact with family on facebook. I put myself on there to keep up with my college children. Next thing I know, my entire extended family (which is extensive and mostly on the east coast) found me. It is great!

Also sounds like a fun weekend ahead! Enjoy!

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Feb 18

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What a busy day I have before me today at work. We received two very big shipments of materials yesterday and it all has to be received! We've been able to request a page from the page pool to assist with the unpacking of it all, but I'm thinking that with the amount that is there we are looking at a day and a half to get it all received. Just in time for the next shipment! lol

My positives:
Despite this year being a much busier year than normal, due to our move to our new library (larger) in October and the double increase in amount of materials that we need to order, I'm grateful to have a job that I love to do.
The snow is all melted from our driveway...and apparently we are supposed to get some more this weekend! So my shovel/calorie burning days are not over.
A heart warming note and card from Shirl.
Payday yesterday...woo hoo now I can pay the bills.
Had another great sleep last night.
I'm still motivated to continue the commitment to exercising while watching the Olympics! Big bonus!
It's a new day that I've been blessed with...I can let my creative side out to play!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, have a wonderfully blessed day too.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 2/18/2010 10:36AM

    Your day oughta go by quickly with all that action! Have a great one!
Love,
Nancy
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STORMTMB 2/18/2010 9:58AM

    I'm so glad you're getting good rest. You'll have to find a way to keep it up after the Olympics have ended!

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CROBINGO 2/18/2010 9:27AM

    I really enjoy reading your positives posts each day. Puts the right perspective on each day and causes me to go there on my positives. Thanks.

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MAURIZIA 2/18/2010 7:56AM

    Wanda, a busy day...but won't you feel great when it's all set! :) Enjoy your day...sing & smile! :)

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COOLMAMA11 2/18/2010 7:49AM

    Keep up the good work, and enjoy your life to the fullest!

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BILL60 2/18/2010 7:38AM

    Enjoy another great day!!

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Feb 17

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

For someone who has never been a big sports fan other than watching my own son growing up and playing sports....these Olympics have really caught my attention on many levels.
I made a committment to myself that if I was going to be watching any tv, I would be exercising while doing it. Woo Hoo...I've been doing great. Especially as I figured out how to do the free step component of my Wii Fit Plus and watch at the same time. It has given me some events to connect with my son over. YAY...snowboarding! The sports themselves have helped me to push on with the exercising when I've felt like stopping....the sport is not done, therefore neither am I! I'm even sleeping more soundly, as I'm exercising more intensely.
I've also noticed an interesting (for me anyway) side effect from the increased exercise...I'm eating less! Perhaps it's because my attention is focused elsewhere, or just perhaps my body is burning the fuel more efficiently and therefore is not hungry. Personally....I don't really care what the reason is...it's a positive result.

My positives:
I'm sleeping more soundly, therefore I'm feeling more rested in the mornings.
I'm enjoying the Olympics as well as seeing a positive result from my own commitment.
It's been awhile since I've looked upon my exercising with some degree of excitement.
I'm toning up once again.
Geff is back to work once again. It's so good to see how well he is doing.
I'm proud of how well all our athletes are doing in their events, some are winning medals and the others are placing very well in their events.
I'm positive that I am going to have a great day.

Enjoy the opportunity to make this a great day for yourself.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 2/17/2010 2:27PM

    Wanda, obviously I think this is a great idea!!! Hey, congrats to Canada on its first gold medal on home soil! I don't think a better athlete than Alexander Bilodeau could have won it...knowing his story!! Enjoy the HD-TV view of Vancouver!! I love Canada (as you know from my blog the other day...)!


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STORMTMB 2/17/2010 10:52AM

    I am also positive that you will have a great day! You always find the best in every day.

Yeah for you with all of the exercise. I'm really happy to hear that you are sleeping better. Sleep is so important to our health.

Tina

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Running Late this morning!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm running late this morning, so a very quick blog to say how much I have been enjoying watching the Olympics on TV. I'm not much of a TV watcher or a sports fan, but I decided to challenge myself while I had extra time off this past weekend. I wanted to get in lots of exercising and because walking is my favorite thing to do and the sidewalks are icy outside, I decided to do free step on my Wii. Now just doing free step gets rather boring, but I discovered that I could do it and watch TV at the same time. Hmmmm, what to watch...well the OLYMPICS! I've managed to get in 3 hours of free step everyday. Yep, that meant watching TV for that long too, but it has been very enjoyable watching the snowboarding, skiing and speed racing and luge events!

Well I must run:

My Positives:
I'm proud of myself for getting so much exercising in this past weekend.
A busy work week ahead of me.
I'm on track.
The support and encouragement that I receive from all of you.
All the blessings that come my way each and every day.

Hugs,
Wanda

PS...have a great day!

  
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STORMTMB 2/16/2010 5:25PM

    Keep up the great work - and have an awesome day, Wanda!

Tina

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MAURIZIA 2/16/2010 10:52AM

    Like you, I'm using the Olympics to my benefit...by exercising while they perform their amazing feats!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/16/2010 10:33AM

    I love the Olympics also. They are especially great to watch while I'm on the treadmill. Great positives...
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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YOYONOMORE1 2/16/2010 9:47AM

    Enjoying those Olympics right along with you.

Hugs,
Shirl

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JILLIEWILLE1 2/16/2010 7:47AM

    I have found the stories of the competitors very inspiring!

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NJMATTICE 2/16/2010 7:39AM

    You have a great day too!
Love,
Nancy

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Family Day

Monday, February 15, 2010

It's a holiday Monday here in Alberta, Canada. Family Day is the official name of this holiday. It's a holiday that has been declared by our Provincial Government because there is not a National holiday during the month of February. Works for me!

Seeing as the Olympics are on, yesterday I challenged myself to exercising while watching TV. I set up the Wii and did a total of 3 hours of Free Step while watching the men's luge, men's and women's moguals and ski jumping. Not only did I feel great (but exhausted) after all that free stepping...but Canada got a gold, silver and bronze medal yesterday! Go Canada Go!
Today, because Garry is not home due to having a workshop to attend, and I have the day off work. I am going to challenge myself once again to doing free step while watching TV. I figure this opportunity does not present itself that often. I'm not a big TV watcher, except for while the Olympics is on...so why not make it really worth my time!

My positives:
Great calories burning opportunities.
Have a Wii, that allows me to enjoy exercising.
The opportunity to watch the sports that interest me.
My girls...and the lovely flowers they brought me yesterday.
Seeing the blessings that come my way each and every day. It takes so little effort, just being aware.

Have a wonderful Motivation Monday, what's your motivation to becoming healthy?

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BIBLIOHOLIC57 2/16/2010 10:12AM

    Way to go, Wanda!

You are amazing. Keep up the GREAT work!!!!

Annie

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STORMTMB 2/15/2010 12:01PM

    So I gather you have a govt holiday every month. How cool is that. We have a long stretch between New Years Day and Memorial Day in May. There are various holidays in between, but not every work place recognizes them; they're more just days where the govt offices and banks close and some schools, but everyone else works just the same.

Enjoy your Family Day!

Tina

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YOYONOMORE1 2/15/2010 10:01AM

    I was wondering if you had this day off, it's President's Day here, A Family Day, that's so nice, enjoy your day and exercising and watching the Olympics. I thought it was so great when that young man from Canada won his event in skiing and said it was for his brother, who has Cerbal Palsey, he sure got excited when his brother won.It sounds like you had a nice Valentine's Day.

Hugs,
Shirl

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