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Something to aim towards?

Friday, August 16, 2013

These last few weeks I've fallen by the wayside as far as fitness and healthy eating are concerned; having shingles hasn't helped but if I'm honest I've lost motivation somewhat. However, I've always said that I want to retain independence and mobility in my advanced years. These people have certainly done that and their fitness and attitude is something to aspire to - but not necessarily hi-hop for me!

There are videos of their actual performances on You Tube: here is one of them -

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/25/2013 5:57AM

    Shingles are dreadful I hope you feel better.You will feel much more energetic when you are over that !

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BOPPY_ 8/20/2013 12:00AM


I hear you on the physical problems having much greater than just direct effect.

This weekend my back started bothering me a lot, and Sunday was a lost day for exercise, work or fun. Bleh.

Today was a better day. Got in some walking, stretching swimming weights, abs, and stretching yoga.

Keep after it, however, you can and as best as you can, and don't be too hard on yourself.

Lee emoticon

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CAROLIAN 8/19/2013 4:15PM


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FALLNTENN 8/18/2013 5:44PM

    With the help of your SparkFriends you will find you get your motivation back. I know they have helped me.

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AMARILYNH 8/18/2013 2:16PM

    I'm so sorry about the Shingles - I hear they are terrible!! Here's to a quick recovery!! Thanks so much for sharing this fun group with us! My ultimate goal is to live until I die - just like they are doing!!

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LADY_MARIANA 8/18/2013 1:30PM

    Thank you so much! Now you KNOW what to do and you KNOW how to do I hope that you can start feeling better about your program
And shingles really is a "misunderestimated" disease (to use a verb from one of the former presidents of the USA). I had it and it was a nightmare. So give yourself plenty of sympathy as you get back on that wayward pony called HEALTH. emoticon

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JANETTEB553 8/18/2013 3:35AM


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FEARLESSNOW 8/17/2013 4:57PM

    Feel better! I hope you find some motivation soon. Even maintaining is better than gaining!

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WIZKEY 8/16/2013 5:33PM

    I couldn't watch the video (at work) but I did check out their website. Very inspirational and a reminder that we can all move somehow, no matter what our problems. I'm sorry you have lost your motivation a bit, but I know you will find it again because that's who you are!! emoticon

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NEWTINK 8/16/2013 4:36PM

    I hope you feel better soon ... We need your feisty around here emoticon

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PCOH051610 8/16/2013 12:46PM

    I'm glad to hear that you are starting to recover from the nasty shingles. I think it's quite say to lose your motivation when you are laid low by illness or injury so I admire that you are open about admitting to feeling that way.

I haven't watched the video, but will. I think one of my main motivators is looking at my mom. She has never been physically active and, at age 73, it's starting to really show. She shuffles when she walks, her legs and feet hurt, she is a severe diabetic, etc. my grandmother (on my day's side) lived to be 99 but kept active and interested in life.

So Mom motivates me while the memories of my grandmother inspire me

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BETHICANFLY 8/16/2013 10:48AM

    I enjoyed that youtube video!! How awesome is that!! And yes, what a great goal and motivation. To be active, independent, healthy and happy in the senior years. That's my hope and goal as well.


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LOOKINGUP2012 8/16/2013 10:20AM

    I had a friend with shingles. I can completely understand why you feel less motivated. You need healing time.

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LJR4HEALTH 8/16/2013 8:21AM

    Hi Penny HOpe you feel better soon thanks for sharing the video Loved it

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WENDYJM4 8/16/2013 8:03AM

    emoticon Penny, emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 8/16/2013 7:43AM

    Thanks for sharing this morning. Whenever I have health issues, they do interfere with my SP goals of exercise and I think, as you feel better, you will get back to doing what you enjoy again. Take care and have a great day! emoticon
Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 8/16/2013 7:11AM

    I heard shingles are terrible. So sorry to hear you've got one. Hope some how you'll find ease.
Sending prayer for you've well being. Take care for now. Thanks for sharing the video.
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LYNMEINDERS 8/16/2013 6:23AM

    So sorry...didn't know you had shingles...thats so horrible....
Love the can so do that as well

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PHEBESS 8/16/2013 5:50AM

    Ugh, shingles are horrible!!!! Hope you're feeling better soon!!!

(I think there's a vaccination that will prevent you from getting them again.)

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KASEYCOFF 8/16/2013 4:03AM

    Yep - the kind of motivation that really gets you going--!

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SUSIEPH1 8/16/2013 3:24AM

    Penny dear, sorry you were feeling ill .. Shingles takes ages to clear up and then leaves you exhausted .. You need to rest my friend .. Don't worry about to much exercise .. Make sure to rest and build up your immune system again ..

Thank you so much for all your wonderful support of Colin and I ..
It will be good to have him home ...
Hugs and Love my dear friend. susie emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 8/16/2013 3:24AM


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NEW-CAZ 8/16/2013 3:23AM

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great video

Comment edited on: 8/16/2013 3:24:39 AM

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