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The first part of "workout" is WORK!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Today is day 259 of my streak!

I'm still doing three workouts a day, and really enjoying it. In the morning, I do my strength workout. This morning was core body. I workout with a video game called My Fitness Coach for Wii. It really is a good workout and I enjoy it. Depending on my mood, I do either 30 minutes or 45 minutes.

Then in the afternoon, I do cardio. I've started doing cardio kickboxing workouts, and I love it! It makes me feel like a tough girl, lol. I have these pink weighted gloves (1.7 lbs) for the workout;

I'll have to get hubby to take a picture of me wearing my gloves, maybe for my next blog.

Then in the evening comes my favorite workout, DDP Yoga! I look forward to this workout all day...I think of it as my treat for doing the other two workouts. Here's little Youtube clip of a DDP Yoga workout;

Before I started my streak on March first, I always looked for an EASY workout. If a workout made me start sweating or breathing hard, I would think "Oh, its so hard...I can't do this...I'm so tired...I want to stop." I never pushed myself to see just how much I really could do. But now I know that a workout SHOULD be a bit challenging. After all, the first part of workout is WORK!

When I first started my streak, I could only workout for 15 minutes at a time, and it was such a struggle. In the past, I would just give up...but I was determined not to give up this time. I knew that if I just kept pushing myself, I would get better and stronger. So I hung in there, and slowly I did get better, and able to do more and more. I could see and feel the progress I was making, and it made me so proud!

I'm so much stronger now than I used to be. I have muscles, I have stamina and I have balance. I also still have a lot of fat and extra skin, but that fat is slowly melting away, and the skin is tightening up somewhat. At my age (51) I know that my skin won't firm up the way it would if I was in my 20's, but I'm okay with that. I'm not losing this weight to look good. I'm doing it to feel good, and to be healthy. I'm doing it to save my life.

I just thank God every day that I finally got started and that I stuck with it. I am not at my goal yet...I still have a lot more work to do, but I am ready for the challenge! I know I WILL reach my goal next year, and its a very exciting thought. It will be awesome when I get there, but in the meantime, I am making my life NOW as awesome as I can.


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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/15/2012 4:40AM


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4RASCALS 11/15/2012 1:39AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work. emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 11/15/2012 12:08AM

    You keep up the great work! You are doing awesome!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/14/2012 11:15PM

    That's wonderful news, Pixie! You rock!

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/14/2012 11:10PM

    emoticon You are simply emoticon

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DALID414 11/14/2012 10:21PM

    Hubby Pixie PLEASE take a pix of Pixie in her pink gloves!!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 11/14/2012 10:19PM

    Great wallpaper, gf. I'm stronger now, too. We're getting there. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TERRIH8118 11/14/2012 9:39PM

    I never thought of breaking up my sprouts great idea emoticon

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GARDENSFORLIFE 11/14/2012 9:35PM

    I love- I am stronger now!
Yes! That is what I want- to be strong!
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LIZZIE-BELLE1 11/14/2012 9:20PM

  You are an inspiration. I like your idea of breaking up your exercise program into three sessions. Now that seems to make so much more sense than doing it any other way. Thanks for the info. emoticon

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NADINEL 11/14/2012 8:56PM

    Pixie, You are Amazing! emoticon

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FITGRL124 11/14/2012 8:50PM

    Way to Go! Rock it girl!

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TONYTHETSANGEL 11/14/2012 8:27PM

    Way to go Pixie!! Love your pink gloves. You WILL attain your goal. You have that focus going on and consistency! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TREYONE 11/14/2012 7:16PM

  Congratulations on being persistent in pursuing your goals - what an inspiration!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TAFODIL24 11/14/2012 6:46PM

    You RAWK! Way to go ~ keep on keeping on

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MICKEYH 11/14/2012 6:22PM

    Thanks for sharing !! You are so inspiring to me. Thank you for your never give up sprite and your success, I feels your success is my success and so glad to here your achievement !!
Congratulations !! Have a wonderful rest of week. Take care and thanks again.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 11/14/2012 6:06PM

    You're doing awesome, Pixie!! You're such an inspiration!! Love all the quotes and the pink gloves!

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SUNSHINEGB 11/14/2012 5:47PM

Love the pink gloves Pixie! You're doing GREAT!

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EAGLES_WINGS 11/14/2012 5:32PM

    You are doing so great!!! I am so happy for you! I wish I had that kind of determination with exercise. I am going to try to walk a lot this week because the weather will be so sunny and I will stock up on that Vit D!!! I hope to build some good habits again now that I am not quite so sick, lol! But, I want what you want and that is health! I have a lot of difficulties and I want to shake it up a bit but I am on that gradual plane that won't send my body into total shock. I read part of your blog from the other day and just want to tell you that your kitchen wall push ups are the best idea ever and I am going to see if I can get myself to do the same thing. I don't know if I will ever do a "real" push up because my knees are really damaged. But, hopefully if I keep it up, I can do that plank with the ball and I think that would be the greatest! I have underutilized my work out equipment. Love your gloves! You rock it! Keep up the AWESOME job! You are sending it out of the ball park!

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KATHYJO56 11/14/2012 5:30PM

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HOLLYM48 11/14/2012 4:58PM

    Way to go. Love your motto! This is our life right here and now so we do need to enjoy every single day! Keep on getting stronger and healthier! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GBSLIM 11/14/2012 3:41PM

Looking forward to seeing you in pink. emoticon

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SHANTODD420 11/14/2012 3:35PM

    Wahoo way to go Pixie,
I made it back to curves today and it felt good. Looking forward to going on friday again.

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DAWN14163 11/14/2012 3:21PM

    I feel strange if I don't do some exercise every day - but 3 workouts, well that's real dedication! Good for you!

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AMARILYNH 11/14/2012 3:09PM

    Another great blog, Pixie! You inspire me!! emoticon

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