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Spring & New Beginnings..........
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Sunday, April 07, 2013

Early April and spring is finally making an appearance here on the "east coast" of Ohio. The daffodils and crocuses have been up for a couple weeks and now my maple trees are budding. The lilies and peonies are poking up and there's a robin in my backyard who is feasting on the berries from my "cardinal candy" bush :) After this long winter, mother nature is finally starting to behave herself.

I'm slowly making a comeback to spark; I forgot how hard it is to be accountable with my calories and my exercise. I've rarely had a problem with my water intake, because that's pretty much all I ever drink. And the worst/best part of this is that I retired on January 31st. The worst part is that I am nowhere near as active as I was when I was working, since I had a job which kept me on my feet all day, walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, etc. The best part is that I now have an extra 9-10 hours a day that I can use for exercise and meal planning!

So, here's to spring and to new beginnings!
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WATCHMEGO! 4/8/2013 7:49AM

    emoticon on retirement!

I agree that it is the perfect time to make a plan!

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WONDERGALE 4/7/2013 7:45PM

    Congratulations on your Retirement. emoticon

Now it's time to make a plan. Write down how often you want to exercise and strength train and stick to it. After a while it will be automatic. I've been walking just about every day and I strength train 3 times a week. I feel like I'm missing something if I don't get the chance to do either of those.

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