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5 days of Workouts...Turning a new leaf

Friday, December 21, 2012

Good week-

Monday - Total body workout/ cardio warmup
Wednesday - 2 mi run
Thursday - Upper body workout / cardio warmup
Friday - 30 minute run (distance prob 3 mi).
Saturday (tomorrow) - Skiing

So happy to have such a good workout week this week. Creating new habits. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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68ANNE 12/24/2012 8:13PM

    I like your variety. I need to come up with that!

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HAPPYTOBEME79 12/23/2012 7:04AM

    Skiing, how fun. I am so so jealous.

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Feeling Better & Getting Ready for 2013

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Over the last few weeks my heart has ached with anxiety and sadness. Last year, just before the holidays I lost my grandmother (Vovo). She was my rock through all the hard times. The holidays as a child brought especially difficult times but my Vovo was always so wonderful and was there to make sure that the holiday was magical.

Admittedly, I am a much more fortunate adult then I was a child. Lucky in love, friends and with regard to income but nonetheless, I still want and miss my Vovo, my rock, the wonderful woman who made times in my childhood so magical.

In order to deal with this I have now done two things (1) I told someone how I was feeling; and (2) I have stepped up my workout routine. After getting it off my chest and also working it out at the gym I am starting to feel better. I am feeling more positive about the holidays and the upcoming New Year. I am better appreciating all that I have, including the very special memories of the most important woman of my life. She is an angel in heaven above.

I love you always Vovo. I miss you.

Here is to starting 2013 off in a happy, healthy and prosperous way.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR Spark Friends. Wishing you all a happy, healthy, thin, beautiful New Year.

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HAPPYTOBEME79 12/21/2012 8:39AM


Your Vovo would be so glad that you have taken such positive steps.
As a Spark team member I am also glad that you are clebrating her memories in such a positive way.

Happy Holiday's

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DOMS is What They Call It

Saturday, December 15, 2012

After about 24 hours from working out my body is sore. This painful response to my workout makes even lifting my arm to brush my teeth hurt. It has been to long since I picked up a dumbbell and it shows.

Since I am a curious person I consulted my all knowing guru "Google" about what the post-workout pain phenomenon was called, why it happens, and what to do about it.

Google referred me to its expert "Sparkpeople" where I read an article that called the post-workout pain DOMS. DOMS sets in 24 to 48 hours post workout and results from your body repairing micro tears in your muscle. This is the process that makes you stronger and the pain should be less next time if you do the same workout at the same weight because you are now stronger. Can I get a "WOOT WOOO". Treatment is limited to popping a couple of Ibprofen and doing some light activity like yoga, stretching, or a 30 minute brisk walk. Also proper nutrition and adequate sleep help in the healing process.

Now that I am up, I am going downstairs to start my day off with an egg white veggie wrap and some yoga!

Have a healthy and successful Saturday:)

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BLUENOSE63 12/15/2012 8:39AM

  Just means you are getting stronger and working those muscles effectively!

Have a good one!

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Yes Ma'am I am Back

Thursday, December 13, 2012

So, I have this reaction to stress, when it gets beyond "hand me the Ben & Jerry's" type stress then my appetite decreases and my desire to workout increases. I am there, stress is on and the only way to relieve it was to get some workouts in; so that is what I did 60 minutes of expending energy to feel better. It does feel better. So much better. Thank the good lord above that I am capable and strong. I don't need perscription drugs nor do I need to self medicate to deal with my stress. I just need a good pair of running sneakers and a little bit of time. What a great resolution.

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JSTETSER 12/15/2012 6:38AM

    Go girl, go!

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CHRIS3874 12/13/2012 10:30PM

    Well that is a healthier way to deal with it that is for sure.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 12/13/2012 10:04PM


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Short & Too the Point

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

O.k. today wasn't so bad. Not having time to eat much helps! lol So I said I was going to blog each day. Stayed to the lower end of my calorie range today = success.

I did not exercise:( Tomorrow is another day. Bikrum Yoga here I come (even though I loath you). What I love about you however is that you make me feel good after and you fix my broken body.

This is a short blog, too late at night to be writing. Just getting in my successes today and plans for tomorrow.

Good night my fellow fabulous fatty's. Until tomorrow.


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