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Friday, September 21, 2012

Today is day 205 of my streak!

This emoticon used to be my way of thinking! I would go to Curves, and then on my way home I'd stop off at Highs for a "reward" for working out. Then the next day, I'd go to Curves to work off that reward....and stop off for another reward on my way home!! Yikes! I should have can't out exercise bad nutrition!

But since I've been streaking, I work out at home, and I don't use FOOD as a reward for exercising, and I don't use EXERCISE as a punishment for eating. I eat to live, and I fuel my body with healthy food for my workouts. And I workout to reward my body with endorphins...not to mention better health, more strength, better flexibility, and muscles!

LOL...funny, and oh so true! (At least for me.)

Hubby has learned to call it "your lifestyle" instead of "your diet." He knows how mad I get when he says the D word!

I workout every day and I love it. My workout of choice is DDP Yoga. I get such a good sweat from it, and I can tell I am building muscle. The DDP Yoga workout I'm currently doing is "Below the Belt" and its a killer on my thighs! There are lots of chair poses, and even though the chair pose might not look too challenging, it is VERY challenging for me! But I push myself through the workout, and I am seeing progress! My thighs are a lot stronger and firmer, and so are the muscles surrounding my knees. I can do squats a lot deeper now!

I love that picture...a dog trying to do the Up Dog pose!

By the way, thats not my dog, lol. My dog is a Pomeranian named Sierra who we rescued from the pound. She is my little workout buddy! Whenever I workout, she likes to be in the room with me, and she likes to lay at either end of my yoga mat. Lately, when I do 3 count pushups, she likes to jump up on my back, lol. She only weighs 9 pounds, but I can sure feel a difference when she's there!

Today, after my workout, I was laying down to look through a clothing catalog, and Sierra hopped up on my hubby took a picture, and even though I don't have any makeup on and I'm all sweaty from working out, I decided to post it anyway!


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AMAZONRUNNER 3/11/2013 12:20AM

    I was roaming around you tube one night and found an inspirational video about an injured vet transforming his life through DDP yoga. Since then I've searched around for testimonials about the program and I think I will order it when our income tax refund comes in.

Bravo to you and your 205 day streak. I'm subscribing to your blog as we'll have the DDP in common. Stay strong.

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NELLBELLA26 10/8/2012 12:42AM

    Such a wonderful blog. I LOL'ed at the picture about lifestyle change vs diet. I can't say it enough. I've been trying to eat better so now my husband is, too. I was so surprised because he is usually a burger and fries and soda guy but he sees how serious I am and I think he is finally getting it.

I love your workout buddy. My two furbabies are definitely my workout buds, too. We go walking twice a day everyday. emoticon emoticon

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SPARKSUE198 10/4/2012 12:37PM

    Love the pic of the canine yogi!!

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SHAZG321 10/1/2012 3:02PM

    emoticon WELL DONE

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BILLIERED 10/1/2012 8:10AM

  yeah i hate that word.....its a freaking life style change...arghhhhhh how many times do i have to say that.... emoticon

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MANILUS 9/30/2012 6:53PM

    So happy you made the transformation in thought and great job on the workouts! What a cute dog!

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KARRENLYNN 9/29/2012 2:47PM

    Yup, rationalizations can be a tough thing. I'm finally looking at my journey as a lifestyle choice instead of a diet project with a start and stop date. Good Job!


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AMARILYNH 9/27/2012 1:01PM

    Loved your blog - especially the pictures1! emoticon

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LYNNIERN 9/27/2012 7:50AM

    Great pictures, loved reading your inspiring blog. I've needed to find some motivation and you've sparked me to start an exercise streak. Thank you so much! emoticon

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REENIE131 9/26/2012 10:32PM


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DOTTY7267 9/26/2012 11:22AM

    Too cute! emoticon

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KTTAYLOR21 9/25/2012 10:49AM

    That is the cutest picture. And you don't need make up, your just as cute without it emoticon

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CVRONEK 9/24/2012 8:57PM

    So true. Thank you for a great blog.

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TWINKS55 9/24/2012 1:49PM

    emoticon Excellent blog. Your insights are inspiring, your pictures are perfect. Thank you.


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ADELE66 9/24/2012 1:28PM

    I love the fact that you detest the 'D' word as much as I do! I don't want to be curmudgeonly by myself!!


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JANESLOSS 9/24/2012 10:42AM

    Hi Pixie,
Great blog!!
Lifestyle change is what I'm doing as well. To me a diet ends some day and that's when the weight comes back on, but a lifestyle change goes on forever.

Sierra is so cute! I love that she jumps up on your back while you workout.

Big Hugs,

Jane emoticon

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DALID414 9/23/2012 8:45PM

    I hate when people say diet too!! Or when they snobbishly ask: CAN you eat that? emoticon
Love the impromptu photo shoot

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LUVTOBOWL 9/23/2012 8:40PM

    Great blog as always Pixie. I really like the pic of you and Sierra too. Thanks again for giving me something to think about. emoticon

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ZIGGY122 9/23/2012 6:35PM

    Love the picture of Sierra and you. Love the blog. Yuki my lorikeet parrot loves to climb on my shoulder and preen my sweaty hair when I am finished on the treadmill

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KATYDID412 9/23/2012 6:25PM

    Great blog, and great pic of you and Sierra. I have one cat that likes to get friendly with me after I'm done with my Leslie Sansone workout -- when I'm stretching. Until some of my sweat drips on her head, then she runs away!


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PROJECT_SUSAN 9/23/2012 5:00PM

    Fantastic blog as always! Thanks so much for sharing as it is so inspiring and I now have a team of people that are working to streak! You lit the Spark!!



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    I love your blog!!!! Thanks for being you!!!!

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QTEALADY20031 9/23/2012 10:14AM

    Pixie your little Sierra is so cute. You are right about the vicious circle we can get into with reward and then workout and then reward..its endless isn't it. Enjoy your day and keep doing everything you are doing Pixie because you are doing great! emoticon June

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LYNMEINDERS 9/23/2012 12:06AM

    Great pic of you and the idea of using her on your back....woohoo

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RORYLYONS 9/22/2012 8:27PM

    Great photo of you and your dog...Mine always wants to join in she sits at the edge of the mat which leaves me no room to move... emoticon

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LUVSBULLDOGS 9/22/2012 3:16PM

    One of the girls in town did a science fair project on how much exercise you have to do to burn up different junk food. She placed pretty high with it.

Love your yoga background.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/22/2012 2:32PM


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WIFEALF 9/22/2012 2:14PM


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    Such a sweet picture!

Great blog, Pixie. As usual, I get so much inspiration and a lot of grins as I related to the pictures you've posted.

Also, I keep forgetting to mention that I love the page background you have chosen with the yoga, hearts, peace signs...that seems to fit you so perfectly...and I absolutely love the colors!

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KITT52 9/22/2012 11:33AM

    great pictures and real words for thought

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KATHIC2 9/22/2012 11:00AM

  LOVE your picture. Thanks for the great resource of DDP yoga!

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ANNIEMAE56 9/22/2012 9:49AM

  wonderful blog. so true i hadn't thought of it till i read your blog. thats just what i did and still do.

thats a habit i really need to work on.

i love to read your blog it inspires me so much.

keep up the good work you are doing emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 9/22/2012 8:39AM

    Ahhhh that's a great picture of the both of you.
Thanks for the fantastic blog.
So true, how many of us thought that way, I can have this or that because I worked out,
I have to work out because I ate that.
Nope, not the way to it.

Lifestyle change with well balanced healthy food, that's the way to go.

Hugs Mary

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DIANER2014 9/22/2012 7:51AM

    Love the pic of you and Sierra! Great blog and pics! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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EAGLES_WINGS 9/22/2012 7:21AM

    You and Sierra look awesome! You are making it happen! ~one healthy choice at a time. I still need to realize that treat food is not really a good treat, but healthy food does fuel our lives completely differently. I like your outlook about the endorphins. I must say that it really does feel good to exercise, get out in the sun and move around. I am having a lot of down time with the fibromyalgia so when I can get out and go for a walk and have no regrets, I am really excited. I worry that I am going to pay for it with a flare up sometimes but pacing myself has become the key. However, when I feel good I don't want to turn back! I love energy! Hope you have a beautiful day and thank you for the uplifting blog!

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123ELAINE456 9/22/2012 6:53AM

  Awesome Blog!!! Love the Picture of Sierra and You. You are doing Fantasic. Keep It Up. God Bless You And DH. Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day And Do Something Fun.

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SKINICOOK 9/22/2012 6:10AM

    Love the pictures!

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JILLIEWILLIE1 9/22/2012 4:54AM

    Oh, so cute! Both of you!

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CHRISTINASP 9/22/2012 3:57AM

    Who needs make up when you have that glow on your face and that sparkle in your eyes!
Very nice blog.

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PATTIE441 9/22/2012 3:44AM

    Oh Pixie! Awesome pics! Way to go girl! How adorable with your workout buddy! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 9/22/2012 2:39AM

    Loved your blog and the pic "call it a diet one more time" BRILLIANT! as it gets up my nose too.

Love your pooch.

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COCK-ROBIN 9/22/2012 1:15AM

    This is SO cute! Thanks for this wonderful blog!

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REGILIEH 9/22/2012 12:59AM

    Darling picture!

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MSBEKANATOR 9/22/2012 12:48AM

    Cute pic of the two of you! :) Love how your thinking is changing, that is what I am finding is happening too. Awesome!!!

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    Cute!! emoticon emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/21/2012 11:16PM

    What a great pic! Sierra is a cutie and so are you! You are looking awesome!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/21/2012 10:52PM

    Awww, I love that picture of you and your dog! So cute!!!! You're doing awesome!! Love all the the pictures!!

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MANDELOVICH 9/21/2012 10:46PM

    How adorable. And I love that you focus on how this is your new lifestyle! It's so true! Healthy living is a way to live life fully, not a punishment to bear.

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JELLI-LEAN 9/21/2012 10:28PM

    Ahhhh! Two beautiful ladies! Looks like you have a great workout buddy!

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NADINEL 9/21/2012 10:28PM

    Love the picture. Awesome blog! Enjoy your weekend!

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