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A Blustery, Cold Day...in Florida?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Well, we Floridians were all thinking we were done with winter...recently daytime temps have been in the 80s and it's been warm and sunny. All of a sudden on Thursday, it rained and stormed, and now it's cold again. We will have two nights of temps falling below freezing, so for the second time this season, I have covered my plants. I was reading my friend Lynn's blog this afternoon about snow and I can honestly tell you - it's cold enough here without the white stuff! I cherish my warmth and sunshine!
I had a fairly productive day exercise wise. I walked Hugo this morning, then went to the gym and did some strength training and the elliptical machine. I forgot to wear my Fitbit during my morning walk, so my steps are not all recorded for today, but I am happy with things. I have been watching other women at the gym and I have decided I need to really challenge myself to lift heavier weights. I did try that a couple of weeks ago and ended up straining my left shoulder, so I will have to be careful. But all the ladies who looked really strong and fit were definitely lifting what I consider to be heavy weights (10+lbs). My older friend who is in her 70s can lift some heavy weights, and she is quite an inspiration to watch, so I will be challenging myself in that direction in the coming weeks.
I am wanting also to transition into a running program. Walking doesn't seem to be enough to move the scale anymore. I actually like to jog, except for two things that bother me and yes they are attached to my upper body, LOL...So I guess I need to go looking for a really good sports bra on Monday when I finally go look for new sneakers. I have done some research online, so now I need to go try them on. Wonder if people will think I'm nuts if I run out of the dressing room and take a couple of laps around the store? It sounds hilarious, but it's a PROBLEM...LOL. Maybe I'll just jump up and down in the dressing room instead? Either way I plan to "test" things out!
On another note, I scheduled my appointment to get fingerprinted and paid for that today. You must be fingerprinted in Florida to get a real estate license. Mine has been inactive for so long that I have to do everything all over again. I will submit my application to the Department of Professional Regulation as soon as I get my prints done, then I just have to take the course and exam to be fully licensed again. It doesn't sound like much, but I feel happy when I take even a small step towards my goal of changing careers. Every journey begins with the first step as they say!
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SEEINGCLEARLY53 2/17/2013 10:23AM

    Busy lady!....less boredom eating for me when Im busy..have a great Sunday!

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CAROL6X 2/16/2013 8:18PM

    My husband and I are originally from Florida and have been up in this gosh forgotten place of Albany, NY since 2007 and still aren't used to the cold winters and snow. We just had 13 inches this past week in that storm. Hope to move back down this year.

We are from the Dunedin/Clearwater area.

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CANDEE412 2/16/2013 7:39PM

    My brother from South Caroling states they are expecting 4-5 inches of snow. He say it will be bad because no there knows how to drive in it.

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