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Month three of a new year!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Well, the Olympics are all done for another four years. These past 17 days seem to have flown by. What an incredible inspiration all of the athletes were to me. They got me motivated to really stick with my goals, as well as to think about endurance. Thank you.

It'a Motivation Monday, and I'm ready to go. A busy week ahead of me at work, my goals are in place and I'm going for it.

My positives:
I am healthy.
I am focused.
I am worthy of great health.
I am inspired.
I am working hard towards being all that I have been created to be.
I am loved.

Have a wonderful first day of March. Keep on embracing the you that you are right at this moment. Love yourself to the healthy person that you wish to be.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 3/1/2010 2:10PM

    Wanda, I needed some motivation today!!

Congrats to Canada...tho' I live in the US, was actually thrilled to see the hockey team win yesterday...ooooo...did I "say" that out loud??? Both teams played extraordinarily well!!! Boy, once Alexander Bilodeau opened the gates to gold, you guys went with it!!

Here on US TV, they did lots of vignettes about Canada - places, people, and things - but the most touching was the piece done by Tom Brokaw about the people of Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of 9/11/2001...As I said in my blog, we are SO blessed to have our Canadian friends as neighbors and allies!

Thank you!

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YOYONOMORE1 3/1/2010 10:49AM

    Woo hoo, Wanda, way to get us all of to a good motivational start on this very first day of March. Keep the positivness flowing.

Hugs,
Shirl

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STORMTMB 3/1/2010 8:25AM

    WooHoo - let that great motivation and inspiration carry you through an awesome week!

Tina

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NJMATTICE 3/1/2010 7:51AM

    Go Team Canada! Woo Hoo. Those Olympics put a fire in your belly! Have a positively wonderful Monday. I look forward to the report.
Love,
Nancy

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JOHNTJ1 3/1/2010 7:35AM

    Thank you for that beutiful and inspiring jump start to my week.

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Feb 28

Sunday, February 28, 2010

What a busy last couple of weeks this month has been. The Olympics figured greatly in our household. My exercise routine was stepped up tremendously. Busy times at work.
Prayers going out to Chile and all the people affected by the 8.8 earthquake. Thankfully, the devastation was not on the same scale as in Haiti.

March...begins tomorrow...I've set my goals and will work towards achieving them.
60 minutes of Free step daily.
8 glasses of water daily.
Getting the income tax done.
Clear out the computer/craft room in preparation for new flooring.
Blogging daily.
Track my nutrition daily, staying within my calorie count.
Recognizing my daily blessings.

My positives:
Very proud to have kept my commitment to exercising while watching the Olympics.
Goal plan is done for March.
Family and friends are safe.
Found relaxing time this weekend.
I'm prepared for the work week ahead. Even for having to attend "plan of service" meetings all day next Saturday.

Have a wonderfully blessed day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 2/28/2010 1:56PM

    Wanda Feb. was a great month for you and I am sure you'll march into March and take command right from the get go, you are rocking so why stop now, keep on rocking right through March. Good job on all that exercising.

Hugs,
Shirl

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STORMTMB 2/28/2010 11:26AM

    Good luck with all of your plans for March - you've had a great February. Have a relaxing day.

Tina

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NJMATTICE 2/28/2010 11:24AM

    Taking care of business! Way to go. I've got to post my March goals today. Plenty of business for me to take care of. Better skidaddle. (I don't believe I've ever tried to spell that word. Wonder how it's really spelled. Boy at 55 I can still learn a thing or two! No resting on laurels allowed!)(spellcheck says "skedaddle". Now we know.)
Love you Wanda. Have a great day!
-Nancy

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MAURIZIA 2/28/2010 10:35AM

    Wanda, I'm going to miss the Olympics! It's been fun exercising with those Olympians! :)

I have no doubt you'll achieve your goals!

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SFM130 2/28/2010 10:22AM

    Love your goals. Good luck!

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Feb 26

Friday, February 26, 2010

I have today off work and an interesting day it will be indeed.
I'm "bunny sitting"!

I'll be spending the day at my daughters home. Kaeli's poor bunny had surgery on Tuesday and Tuesday night she managed to chew open her incision, so back to the vet's she went yesterday. Unfortunately with the cone they put on her, she is unable to eat or drink without assistance as she can't bend her head enough to get at her food. She is not a happy bunny right now. As Kaeli had to work today, I offered to be a nice "grandma" and come and babysit. Bonus of all this...a day of totally being able to relax and spend reading or whatever I wish. I get to try out Kaeli's laptop computer, which is a little odd to type on as I'm used to a bigger keyboard, but this way I get to test drive a laptop before possibly purchasing one!

Garry has to go for his MRI this afternoon, so hopefully we will know what is going on in a few days.
I brought my crockpot with me this morning to the girls and all the fixings to make a great potato soup...supper will be ready for everyone by the time the girls both get home from work.

My positives:

I have my Fabulous Friday off and have the time to help out Kaeli.
I get to "test drive" a laptop computer.
Got my crockpot with me and all the fixings for potato soup.
Books, books, and more books for this weekend.
I have a plan in place to be able to continue to be motivated in my exercising. I've chosen to watch the news and do my free step at the same time! Yay me! So I'll be able to do either 30 minutes or up to 90 minutes depending on how much news I want to take in !
I'm looking forward to the blessings that this day will hold.

Have a wonderfully fabulous Friday everyone. Keep the motivation flowing.

Hugs, Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 2/26/2010 7:39PM

    Sounds great. Hope to catch up with you this weekend. Have a great one!
Love,
Nancy

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EARTHSEAME 2/26/2010 6:33PM

    emoticon A weekend full of bunnies and books sounds great!

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JOHNTJ1 2/26/2010 5:15PM

    We have a family of bunnies who nest in our front yard every spring. i have to put up little yellow flags to keep the lawn mower people from causing a tragedy. Our dogs go crazy. The real fun starts when the bunnies get old enough to move around. Then it becomes a contest between the bunnies, the dogs and me and Joan to keep yet another series of tragedies from occuring.

I hope your daughters bunny recovers soon.

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YOYONOMORE1 2/26/2010 2:16PM

    Oh yum, potato soup, one of my favorites. What a great mom, bunny sitting and fixing supper for your girls. Enjoy your weekend. Hope everything will be ok with Gary. We made it to his eye appointment with 15 min. to spare, but was glad when we did get back home and that's probably were we'll be the rest of the day, it's not a real nice day out there.

Hugs,
Shirl

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STORMTMB 2/26/2010 10:39AM

    I think that you should tell the news people that you only freestep to positive and encouraging news, so they should plan ahead for that. You may not be able to last 90 minutes if your news is anything like what we get here... lol.

Sounds like the makings for a relaxing day. Enjoy!

Tina

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What a day for Canada!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What an incredible day for Canada yesterday in the Olympics! 4 medals. 2 gold, a silver and a bronze. Very impressive.

I watched the women's finals in 2 person bobsledding last evening. A few heart stopping moments when some of the sleds crashed. I'm sure there is ice burn on a couple of those people! Ouch! It was amazing though to see Canada take both Gold and Silver in that event and congratulations to the USA in their bronze medal accomplishment. Actually when you consider the fractions of seconds that separated any of the athletes...they all made a wonderful showing.
Canada also beat Russia in the hockey game...so onward and upward for them. Women's hockey and the curling are doing very well also. Most of the events that I enjoy watching are almost done...guess I'll have to resort to watching hockey and curling now! lol

My positives:
Today is my Friday at work...I have tomorrow off work.
The financial support that our athletes have finally received this year is paying off. Here's hoping that it continues.
I've been doing my Wii exercises now for 25 days straight! woo hoo.
I'm sleeping so much better again, the exercising seems to really be helping that part out. Although I must admit...the dreams have been crazy!
I have an arm load of books waiting for me to pick up at the library....YAY...reading material for the weekend!
I woke up this morning...reason enough to celebrate.

Have a wonderful Thursday. Thank you for stopping by for a visit...keep your eyes on your goals and move towards them.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SEAGLASSQUEEN 2/25/2010 10:39PM

    amazing 25 days straight! Wooohooo

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VALI_T 2/25/2010 6:43PM

    I've really been enjoying watching the Olympics....a little too much, actually, since the TV coverage ends about 3 hours after my bedtime every night. I've really been enjoying them, but I'll also be glad when they end this weekend and I can get back to going to bed at 8:00 every night so that I won't be completely exhausted when I have to wake up at 3:30 in the morning to go to work. emoticon

In this country we tend to think that we've got the best of everything. We think that the US produces the best athletes, in particular, and a lot of the time this is true. But I've really enjoyed seeing some of the great performances by the Canadian athletes in these games, too. Of course I take the most pride in seeing athletes from the US win medals, but I've also been quite pleased to see some really great performances from our North American cousins from the frozen north emoticon

(I've also loved all of the really stunning pictures of your amazingly beautiful country.)

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YOYONOMORE1 2/25/2010 4:13PM

    I am looking forward to the ladies long program tonight, our countries are doing very well and should be very proud of these young Olympians. Today is your Friday, and I know how you love your Fridays, enjoy your long weekend and your books.

Hugs,
Shirl

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CAROLYN0107 2/25/2010 1:37PM

    Canada has been doing well. If the U.S.A can't get the gold, it should go to Canada! :-)

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STORMTMB 2/25/2010 8:15AM

    Enjoy your last day of work and a long weekend with lots of books. Sounds like the makings of a great weekend.

Tina

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MUSYCLAU 2/25/2010 7:44AM

    Congratulations!

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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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