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Tuesday, December 25, 2012



Today is day 10 of my streak!

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful, healthy holiday! I am preparing a nice meal for my hubby and son....I'm making their favorite, crockpot meatloaf, from a recipe I got on the Food Network website. Since I'm a vegetarian, I won't be having any of it. But I WILL have a treat today, just a little one! I bought the cutest little cake from the grocery store yesterday. Its supposed to be 2 servings but I will cut it into three so that we can all have some. I have already written it in my food journal, and although I will be at the higher end of my calories today because of it, I will still be on track. I know that one little treat won't ruin my whole day, and it doesn't have to turn into a binge. I'm going to enjoy that little piece of cake!

Last night, I just couldn't wait...there were two gifts under the tree for me, and I just had to open them! First was a gift from my Sparkfriend Janesloss. She sent me a really pretty tea mug (I drink tea all day long) and a box of spicy orange tea. Normally I go more for the "dessert" type of teas...my favorite is French Vanilla, and I would love to find some chocolate tea someday! So this tea from Jane was not something I normally would have chosen for myself, but it sure is good! I will definitely buy myself some more of it when this box is gone. Thanks for the mug and the tea, Jane....and for getting me to try a new flavor instead of the same old, same old!



Also under the tree for me was a gift from my hubby. Since he is unemployed right now, money is tight and we agreed that we wouldn't exchange gifts with each other. Well, he surprised me! He sold something from his sports memorabilia collection so that he could buy me a Wii workout...Zumba! This is the one he got for me;

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I have already worked out with it three times since I opened it last night....and I don't look ANYTHING like those women in the video when they workout, lol. I look more like Curly from the 3 Stooges! I feel like such a lumbering klutz when I do the workout, but I just laugh and keep going. I may not look graceful when I Zumba, but it sure does get my heart rate up, and its a lot of fun! Plus, I know I will get better at it if I stick with it.

That is one thing I've learned this year....just keep going and you will get better! When I first started streaking on March 1, I was working out with My Fitness Coach for Wii, and every workout I did was hard for me. I wanted to quit about a million times. But I stuck with it, and the workouts started to get easier. Then I realized...the workouts are not getting easier. The workouts are the same. But I'm getting better! That realization was such an eye opener to me, and now whenever I struggle with something, I just remind myself that if I keep trying, I'll get better.



When I first started my original streak back in March, a 15 minute workout exhausted me. Now I workout for at least an hour a day (and usually more.) When I first started DDP Yoga in May, it was so hard...but I kept at it and I got better. Now I have my Wii Zumba workout, and just you wait...I'm going to get better, and one of these days I won't look like a clodhopper when I do the workout, lol.



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GARDENCHRIS 12/26/2012 10:07AM

    good for you! I too am a tea drinker, they do sell Choc infused tea do a web search... I think Teavana has some.

http://tea.teavana.com/?key
word=chocolate%20tea

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SCOUTMOM715 12/26/2012 9:56AM

    I have the Zumba wii too and love it!! I may not have all the moves down, but I just keep movin & have fun, it's a great workout. What an awesome hubby!! Enjoy your day & Have fun!! emoticon

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NCSUE0514 12/26/2012 9:31AM

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JANEMARIE77 12/26/2012 9:15AM

    great job keep up the good work

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OFGREENGABLES 12/26/2012 8:57AM

    congrats - what a great attitude! and infectious

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BARBARAROSE54 12/26/2012 8:46AM

    I love zumba, and I feel so good afterwards, it's quite a workout.

very nice gifts to receive, you are doing great.

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DJSHIP46 12/26/2012 8:29AM

    What a sweetie you husband is!!! Zumba is not about how you look doing it, it's about how you feel after. Have fun!!!

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MIMIDOT 12/26/2012 8:13AM

    How sweet of your hubby! You deserve it by the dedication you have to your healthy life. Good for you! Merry Christmas and hope you have a healthy and happy New Year!

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BECKYANNE1 12/26/2012 7:41AM

    Way to Go on your streak! Sounds like you had a nice Christmas.

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FARIS71 12/26/2012 7:33AM

    Well done hubby! And congrats to you too on your streak!

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TORTISE110 12/26/2012 7:10AM

    What a lovely blog and a reminder of what is important about the holiday. Merry Christmas!

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REGILIEH 12/26/2012 6:53AM

    That was so sweet of your husband! You have the right attitude to keep on keeping on!

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AMANDACOETZER 12/26/2012 6:45AM

    Thanks!

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GRAMPIAN 12/26/2012 6:26AM

  Hope you had a great day.

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IMEMINE1 12/26/2012 6:25AM

    I'm so happy you got good gifts to cheer you and spur you on.
I haven't heard anyone use the word clodhopper in a long time. It made me smile.
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COOKIE_AT_51 12/26/2012 5:44AM

    You go girl emoticon

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YESCURLYCAN 12/26/2012 1:40AM

  Sounds like you had a great Christmas and that was very sweet of your husband to do. I am glad that you are enjoying your gifts emoticon

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GAILSMAILS 12/26/2012 12:44AM

    Merry Christmas Pixie! I am so glad you are having a good day.

Don't overdo on your first day with Zumba. I don't have it on the Wii but I do have a couple DVDs. I really like it. I caught a look at myself in the mirror the other day while working out and realized I look like a pudgy grandma instead of some young, hip, happening young lady! Oh well, one of these days I will be an old lady with some great moves!

Thanks for the blog!
Gail

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JOYFUL452003 12/25/2012 10:42PM

    Merry Christmas Pixie! Great blog. I have never done zumba but I have some acquaintainces that do it and love it. May have to try it one day. Wishing you the best for the New Year.

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TREYONE 12/25/2012 10:12PM

  MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!
What a wonderful gift from your husband-can't think of a better way to support you!!! And, great job on allowing yourself a Christmas treat-even more rewarding by sharing! It sounds like you have an amazing family!! emoticon emoticon

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MAGA99 12/25/2012 9:56PM

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HOLLYM48 12/25/2012 9:53PM

    That is so awesome! Your husband sounds like a true gem! It does indeed get easier the more you do it and having great friends is the best support one can ask for.
We will do this!!!!! Happiest of holidays to you. Be the best that you can be.
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WVROSE1 12/25/2012 9:14PM

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ELLIE381 12/25/2012 9:14PM

    emoticon on a great job Pixie. Merry Christmas! You can do anything. emoticon

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PORTIAWILLIS 12/25/2012 7:50PM

    Keep up the good work. I also try to do zumba but with a dvd. Boy is it hard but I love it and believe me I look just as bad so you are not alone.

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123ELAINE456 12/25/2012 7:26PM

  I'm glad You had a Very Nice Christmas with Your Husband and Son. Enjoy the Cake. Jesus Is The Reason For The Season. Happy Birthday Jesus. Enjoy Your Gifts. I'm alone. God Bless You and Family. Stay Safe and Warm. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 12/25/2012 7:15PM

    That's wonderful, Pixie!!! What a wonderful surprise from your husband!!! So glad that you had a great day! Merry Christmas!!

Hugs,

Lai
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LITTLE_QUEEN 12/25/2012 6:59PM

    HE REMINDS ME OF THE GIFT FROM THE MAGI
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT CHRISTMAS

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MARYBETH4884 12/25/2012 6:56PM

    I'm glad you had a great Christmas day! My was great and very relaxing! even fit in an hour's walk. my daughter loves her Wii rumba. I never tried it because i'm a klutz! Maybe I will try it. Merry Christmas

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 12/25/2012 5:25PM

    Good for you. I am proud of you. Keep on keeping on. You can do anything you decide to do.
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COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 4:00PM

    This is beautiful, Pixie, and merry Christmas!

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MICKEYH 12/25/2012 3:35PM

    Mary Xmas Pixie!! Sounds like you are having a wonderful Xmas. Me too. I came to see my son up north and we just finishing opened up our gift under the Xmas tree. I've got classic Richard Simmons work out DVD set with resistance bands. Thanks to ,my son I loved it.
Enjoy, your Zumba DVD from your hubby. He sounds like a sweetheart. Take care for now.

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KATHYJO56 12/25/2012 2:54PM

    Pixie, What a wonderful Christmas you are having. Your husband gave of himself to you and Jane, well our dear friend, Jane, gave you something of herself also. Enjoy your day my friend, a little Zumba and a little cake go a long way in making the day quite merry! Merry Christmas, dear Spark friend. emoticon

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NADINEL 12/25/2012 2:49PM

    Pixie, What fun!
That was really sweet of your husband. Great guy!
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GARDENSFORLIFE 12/25/2012 2:34PM

    GOD BLESS YOU!
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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ENJOY YOUR DAY!
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HEALTHY4ME 12/25/2012 2:31PM

    Oh so glad you had a great Christmas and so sweet of hubby to do that for you. and now I am wondering who wrote the blog I mentioned. HUGS and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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4RASCALS 12/25/2012 2:12PM

    Enjoy your Christmas gifts. I was touched by your hubby's thoughtfulness. He sounds like a keeper. I'm sure that you will soon master Zumba. Keep it up.

Enjoy your day with your family

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/25/2012 2:01PM

    Wonderful gifts, including the gift of fitness that you gave yourself! Merry Christmas!

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JMARIES51 12/25/2012 1:56PM

    Sounds like you are having a fantastic Christmas. You deserve the very best my dear friend, Pixie. You inspire so many people everyday and that is your gift to all of us here on Spark. emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 12/25/2012 1:49PM

    I'm glad you liked your gifts. Merry Christmas.

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JANE1216 12/25/2012 1:42PM

    WOW! you must have been a good girl this past year!!! GOOD for you! enjoy!
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AUNTJAM 12/25/2012 1:41PM

    beautiful sacrifice by your hubby for you; he knows how special you are. Merry Christmas Honey. Thanks for keeping me going all year. emoticon

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SEATTLE58 12/25/2012 1:39PM

    Merry Christmas to you, my dear friend, and I'm so happy that you're having a good one so far! May the best of 2013 be yours!! We can make 2013 our milestone with getting the healthiest we can possibly be. But, let me first get passed these calorie-laden holidays! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 12/25/2012 1:36PM

    I have no doubt you will reach those goals of being fitter, leaner, faster and stronger!

I love Zumba. I no longer have a Wii, but the Zumba was fun on it!

Merry Christmas Pixie. Enjoy your day with your family!

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