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Courage and Strength

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What an inspiration Joannie Rochette was last night in the Olympics skating.
Here's is a young lady that under extremely emotional and difficult times, got the job done. She lost her mother 2 days before her competition and chose to honor her mother by going ahead with her skate. For those of you who may not know the story...Joannie's mother was her biggest supporter and fan. She had arrived in Vancouver to be there for her daughters skate competition and suddenly passed away in the hotel room of a heart attack. Joannie's determination to go ahead and skate took tremendous courage and strength. I was incredibly impressed and inspired by her.
How can I allow a bit of tiredness, an "I don't feel like it right now", or any one of the thousand excuses that can arise to avoid doing my exercises, be my choice in the face of such courage. An amazing young lady. I just pray that Joannie will be allowed the time to grieve free from the media now that her skate is done.



My positives:
I'm taking Friday off work...too many overtime hours and I need to whiddle them down.
Got an hour of free step in yesterday. I'm still on track with my exercises!
Kaeli's rabbit came through her surgery fine yesterday.
Busy day at work...I like being busy.
I'm working on a plan to keep me motivated with my exercise once the Olympics are over.
Going for groceries today...yep, that's a very positive thing! lol

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone. Keep moving towards your goals.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 2/24/2010 7:03PM

    She did a wonderful job of skating a great program, her mother would be so proud of her, what an emotional time for her and her father. Glad the bunny came through the surgery ok. I am going to bed earlier tonight seeing there is no skating tonight, I have some baking I need to do tomorrow for Friday's coffee hour that I probably won't be here for as Clenton's eye appointment is at 10:15, if we go. Enjoy your evening and WTG with the exercising, you are doing great.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 2/24/2010 2:09PM

    Thanks for the reminder to keep after those goals. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Love,
Nancy

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MAURIZIA 2/24/2010 10:18AM

    Wanda, glad the bunny did well with surgery. Hope s/he gets well fast!

How right you are about Joannie Rochette! What an inspiration for getting the job done...and she skated beautifully at that...I was shedding tears as I watched her...and I am so hoping she gets a medal for she certainly deserves one. What an amazing young woman!

As I hear stories of these Olympians and what they have experienced in their lives - at least some of them - there is not a doubt in my mind they belong there!

Though I must admit, my heart broke for the speed skater from the Netherlands who is disqualified because his coach sent him into the wrong lane. Geesh! I cannot even imagine what that feels like! To be so close to your goal...

Hugs...and boy, am I sore...doinog about 60 minutes of exercise every day while watching them...hope it becomes a habit for me...

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KSNICKER 2/24/2010 9:37AM

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CAROLYN0107 2/24/2010 9:04AM

    Yes, that was an inspiring story. Her Mom would have been disappointed if she had not skated! Today I'm going for a few groceries as well.


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CROBINGO 2/24/2010 8:19AM

    So true on the courage this young woman showed. It is a great example of doing what should be done. How can we do less. Greag blog!

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STORMTMB 2/24/2010 8:18AM

    Thanks for sharing that story. Makes us all re-evaluate our "excuses"!

Have a great Wednesday!
Tina

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Too Much or Too Little????

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I woke up this morning with a chuckle. Either I'm doing too much exercising or perhaps my body is telling me I'm not doing enough!
I woke up from a "dream" of having either joined or started a walking club! Now this was not just the mechanics of starting a club...it was actually doing the walking! There was a group of us, we walked up hills (which by the end felt like mountains), we walked down hills, we did stairs, we walked along straight stretches. I'm not sure how far or how long I walked during the night, but when I woke up, I was tired! lol
So today, I'm going to need to call upon my angels for support and wakeful demeanor. I slept, I know that, but rested...hmmmm! lol

My positives:
I may have created a monster...my body craves exercise! Yes, this is a good thing, it shows that exercise is not killing me!
It's Marla's Birthday today. Happy Birthday Marla.
YAY Canada and USA...Gold and Silver in the pairs dance skating last night. Garry and I watched and we were very impressed with both couples routines.
Life...when you expect life to be good...it is!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone, make it a day to connect with those you care about.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SPRKBUGG 2/24/2010 8:18PM

    Your dream made me laugh. The fact that you were tired made me wonder if your legs were moving in the night at all. Funny.
I think your dream just demonstrates focus. How did you feel about all the walking while in the dream? That's where I think the clue would be.

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EARTHSEAME 2/23/2010 1:38PM

    emoticon If only the walking in the dream had been more enjoyable!

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NJMATTICE 2/23/2010 11:50AM

    I wonder how many calories you burned in your sleep! Can we measure that, do you suppose? I know that I am having TOO MUCH Olympics and TOO LITTLE sleep. I always tell myself that it's only once every four years, but this morning I am feeling the effect of last night's late night medal ceremony. I am glad that I watched. Everytime a Canadian gets a gold medal, it's so neat to hear the crowd singing "Oh Canada" with great gusto. Very cool.
Have a great day. I can't wait to hear news of your new walking club that you form in your waking hours!
Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday.
Love,
Nancy
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YOYONOMORE1 2/23/2010 10:30AM

    Maybe you do need a little break in there somewhere, your body is stuck in the exercise mode, exercise is good for us, but I have to agree with Tina it does need a break once in a while, usually I take a break on Sunday's, well, it's suppose to be a day of rest, right. The ice skating was wonderful last night, I'd hate to be a judge. There is one thing that bothers me about the ones that didn't get the gold and think they should have and have to make cutting remarks about the winner of the gold, to me that's very bad sportsmanship, just my thought. I am looking forward to watching the ladies skate tonight, so it'll probably be another late night for me. Maybe you can find something to reenergize and wake you up today.

Hugs,
Shirl

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STORMTMB 2/23/2010 7:43AM

    I'm wondering if your body is telling you that you need a rest. I just read on SP that exercising 7 days a week isn't good because your body needs to recover. Just a thought. I don't want you to get hurt as a result of your working out so much.

Hope you have a great day!

Tina

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Feb 22

Monday, February 22, 2010

Yay, time with my girls yesterday!
I started off my day with some quiet time, then headed downstairs to put in some free stepping time. Got in 90 minutes and then had a phone call from my girls wanting to know if I wanted to do some window shopping along Whyte Avenue in the city. SURE, why not....more walking, but this time outside in the beautiful sunshine! Just what I needed....some sunshine!
We spent almost 3 hours wandering up and down the Avenue, popping into stores and looking around. I'm excited now....Spring stuff is being put out! Yay, spring is on it's way!
The girls came over for supper and we sat around visiting. It was a great Serenity Sunday. Quiet time, exercise, healthy eating and family...what more can you ask for.

My Positives:
Lots of exercise, most of it outdoors in the sunshine.
Time with the girls.
A good night's sleep last night.
I'm mentally ready for another week at work.
God, who continues to have patience with me and guide me.

Hope you are planning on having a great day...it's your choice!

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 2/22/2010 10:51AM

    Glad you were able to enjoy such a nice Sunday and that you are ready to take on a new week. My daughter is now on our team and joining us on this journey to a healthier lifestyle, woo hoo! Charlotte schools got a snow day, today, so DD has a day off. The dance pairs were so good last night, I really enjoyed watching them even though it makes me stay up later, more skating tonight. Have a wonderful Monday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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CROBINGO 2/22/2010 9:20AM

    Great day with a little bit of everything. Very nice...

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STORMTMB 2/22/2010 9:19AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day, especially time spent with your daughters. It's great that you have such a close relationship with them. See, the empty nest isn't so bad!

Have a great Monday!
Tina

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JOHNTJ1 2/22/2010 8:23AM

    Amen, Amen, Amen!!!!

It puts a bit of spring in your step when you start seeing signs of spring!!!

Glad you had a good Sunday. We did also. My grandaughter had five or six "paintings" for us so now i have fresh art work for my office wall. And they are all in such cheerful colors!!!

Have a Marvelous Monday Wanda

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Feb 21

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yesterday turned out to be a busy day. I managed to get in 40 minutes of exercising before Garry wanted to head out to begin our Saturday of errands.
We headed out to Costco to get my software (Quicktax) for this years income tax. Prior to heading to Costco, we did all the necessary things to top up our RRSP's. Yay, more deductions! lol. While at Costco, we discovered a great sale on Lysol toilet bowl cleaner...to be honest, I've never seen a sale of Buy one get one Free before at Costco. Garry hadn't either, so we were a little unsure if we had understood the signage. We did get a great deal! Bought a 4 pack and got the second 4 pack for free! Plus it was on sale in the first place! Now I've got toilet bowl cleaner to last me a year all for $10.00! lol We gave some to the girls, as there is way too much for us, but it was too good a deal to pass up.
Once finished at Costco, we headed into the city to make a deposit on the cork flooring for the computer/craft room. We hope to have that paid for and completed by the end of March. It's a small room 10x12, so isn't going to cost much to get done. One more room completed. Then it will be on to the next major project...the flooring for the livingroom/dining room.
From the city we came home, Garry headed to work for a couple of hours, I headed downstairs to exercise and watch more Olympics! I managed to get 2hours and 10 minutes in yesterday before we needed to get ready to go out for dinner.
Now today, I need to head on over and get this weeks challenge posted. I've been spending so much time off line that my computer duties have taken a back seat!

My Positives:
Got my exercising in yesterday.
Have my software program (which by the way, was also on sale at Costco!)
RRSP's done.
Deposit on flooring done.
I'm feeling really good about keeping to my commitment of exercising while watching the Olympics.
There is excitment in the air, not sure why, but I'm excited to find out!
Life, it just contains so many wonderful blessings.

Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday, head on over an check out this weeks' challenge. It's mental gym this week!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 2/21/2010 1:25PM

    Isn't life grand when savings on toilet bowl cleaner gives us such a rush? Amazing. Keep up the good work. I'll get over to this week's challenge and check it out. I'll check out yor ice dancing team this evening.
Love,
Nancy

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CROBINGO 2/21/2010 10:06AM

    Busy but productive day. Very satisfying!

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STORMTMB 2/21/2010 10:01AM

    Sounds like a busy day, but lots of good things going on. Keep up the great work on all of your exercising and enjoy the results!

Tina

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My legs are tired today!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I woke up this morning and my legs are still tired from the 3 hours of free stepping that I did while watching the Olympics yesterday. They are tired, but I feel great!
I was wonderful watching our Canadian win gold on the men's Skeleton run. WOO HOO! I think all of the competitors did fantastic, especially when you consider that its only fractions of a second that separate them all.

Well, it's RRSP time and Garry and I are off this morning to top up our contributions. Then I need to go and buy my software program for this years income taxes. I don't enjoy doing the income tax, I find it so stressful, but I also don't enjoy paying the bucks for someone else to do them and then usually getting a letter back from the Government to say they were incorrect. If there is going to be a mistake, I'd rather have not paid someone else to make it!

We have dinner out this evening with some friends of Garry's parents. They want to go to Montana's Cookhouse...so I will need to go online to see what they have on their menu that I can eat.

Already it seems like my day is filling up! lol

My positives:
So proud of all the athletes in the Olympics, the commitment that they have to training for their sport is so inspiring.
3 hours of free step accomplished yesterday.
I'm seeing a difference in the way my clothes are fitting, I'm holding off stepping on the scales, possibly until the Olympics are over. I want to continue to be steadyfast to my commitment of exercising while watching tv.
The snow that was predicted, is supposed to miss us!
Making a start on the income tax returns by at least buying the software today! lol
All of you who help to keep me encouraged and moving forward.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, have a great fun filled weekend.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BIBLIOHOLIC57 2/21/2010 9:53AM

    Wanda, you rock!

I'm simply in awe and astonished that you could do 3 hours of exercise. WOW!

You have my permission to take a few hours off and relax.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. You've earned it (and then some!).

Annie

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SEAGLASSQUEEN 2/20/2010 9:58PM

    Go Canada and go Wanda!! thanks for sharing your positives

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RACINGSLUG 2/20/2010 6:05PM

    That was so clever of you, doing exercise while watching the Olympics. Three hours is truly a feat.

I made my husband do the taxes this year because I did it last year. That way each of us only suffers every OTHER year!

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NJMATTICE 2/20/2010 12:47PM

    You are an Olympic champion yourself! Love that you made this commitment. I am certain that you will see your reward when it's all over! Good planning for the dinner this evening. (every choice you have made is exhibiting commitment and I'm inspired!) Enjoy your free time this weekend and keep up the good work.
Love,
Nancy

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STORMTMB 2/20/2010 10:51AM

    Wow - you're doing great with all of the exercise! Keep it up!

Tina

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