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Stepping Up - literally!

Monday, February 18, 2013

I chose to skip my gym workout today. And I don't feel bad about that AT ALL! Why? Because today I had my annual tax-prep meeting with accountant. And his office is in a 13 story office building. For the 3rd year in a row, I chose to take the steps ... From basement to 13th floor and back down ... TWICE! I figure the 35 minutes I climbed stairs counts as a lower body strength workout AND as cardio, too! I did find it harder than last year. Later this afternoon I also took a 25 min. Walk in my neighborhood. It's been a good day, fitness-wise!

Met a cousin for lunch at Sweet Tomatoes. Best thing was pear-date high fiber muffin. Kept the salad choices away from high fat things, and did OK on portion control. No dessert. A blueberry pomegranate caffeine-free iced tea was very nice! For dinner, I fixed a new SP recipe -- Healthier Lynn's Vegetarian Pasta Sauce (REALLY GOOD!) and put it over butternut squash ravioli. Served with a nice salad and an apple for dessert. It's been a good day, food-wise.

Tonight I will finish a long snake I'm crocheting for my grandson. Must admit, the cute doll clothes are much more fun to crochet than long snakes ... But grandsons deserve hand-made gifts as much as granddaughters! Finishing the snake will make for a good day, project-wise.

All in all, it has been a GOOD DAY! Hope my SP friends also had a good day!

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SHELL22222 2/19/2013 1:44PM

    Way to go!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 2/19/2013 12:35PM

    It is great to be able to get fitness in with everyday things. Walking up and down 13 flights of stairs twice - emoticon

You will need to post a picture of your snake:)

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KALIGIRL 2/19/2013 9:11AM

    Sounds like an emoticon day!

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MRS.DOYLE 2/19/2013 4:16AM

    Fitness can be everywhere. I used to work in a building with a lot of stairs and my round walk to work and home took 90 minutes. I definitely didn't need a gym membership.

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NUOVAELLE 2/19/2013 2:09AM

    Well done! 13 floors is no joke and it's definitely a great cardio workout!
Healthy eating made the perfect addition to your day. And making crafts for your grandchildren is definitely a rewarding task. You're a great grandma!
Keep on inspiring us!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/18/2013 9:56PM

    Very good day: exercise, good food choices and cooking, and crafts! Sounds like you have a full life and are handling it very well!!

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