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Determined!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I have to admit, I have no idea where this latest surge of determination has come from. But, I'm loving it! I'm feeling so much better, and more energized. Which is great, because you know what that means - cleaner house, cleaner eating, happier me! Just one big cycle of awesome.
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I wish I could bottle some of this feeling up and save it for later, but I'll have to settle for blogging about it and re-reading these blogs when I'm feeling down.

Here are some things I am currently enjoying:
emoticon I'm starting to look forward to my workouts. Also, being on this January challenge of working out every day, and an extra 30 minutes 5 times/week forces me to get creative. Sometimes I go home and don't feel like what I had planned, or it rains, or something comes up. But, I have to get that workout in somehow, so I get creative and I'm finding if I put my mind to it, I can always fine someway, somehow.

emoticon I'm experimenting with new foods, spices, and combos. It's been really fun in the kitchen lately! Only downside is, it means a lot more dishes. Haha! I'm also really enjoying steamed edamame. Soooo good!!

emoticon Feeling happier! Having that workout time to vent and scream and cry and mull things over all in my head is great. I really get those emotions out. I'm just generally in a good mood, and that's such a good feeling.

emoticon I've finally found a way to incorporate yoga into my life, having to get creative with those workouts. Since this has been doctor-ordered for so long, I'm glad to finally have a reason to 'have' to do it.

My only complaint here is my knees. They have been soooo swollen lately and tender. I know that's just from my working out. I also know when I see the doc next week she won't be happy. But, I'm hoping that over time with strengthening my legs and body, I will have less problems with my knees. Which would mean, more fun day-long activities with the hubby!!
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That's all for now. Keep up the awesome job I've seen everyone posting about lately! Way to start off the new year on a great foot!
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/10/2013 12:34PM

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242WILLNOTDO 1/9/2013 10:56PM

    You can do this!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 1/8/2013 1:55PM

    I love the positive tone of your blog! You seem so excited about your workouts and meals and trying new things! I really feel like that is such a huge part of this journey, and being excited about it means you'll be able to stick with it! (excise my excess of exclamation marks!!)
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POISONGIRL999 1/8/2013 1:19PM

    Good for you! Hope the knees get better. Mine flare up every so often. I just ice them every few hour and that seems to help.

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MIRAGE727 1/8/2013 1:16PM

    Looks like you're on a roll, Laura! Embrace it.I'd also work around the soreness of your knees. Maybe extra sitting exercises. Don't let that hold you back. Stay strong!
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