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Let's Rock The Weekend

Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Friday to ya! It's been a week! Lots swirling in my head this week, weighing me down like I've been carrying the Acme Anvil all week (Bugs Bunny reference).

It got to the point where my mind raced to places it absolutely did not need to go and I felt the churning in my stomach. I had to put a stop to that. Good thing it was a sunny morning that day. I hit the walking path at work and then found a quiet place to do a little quick meditation... breath in slowly for four counts, hold it for two, breathe out for four counts. Learning to meditate is one of my September goals. it's going slowly. I'm kind of wired for sound!


Every workout I did this week was a struggle to get started but the important thing is I got through it and the endorphin release impoved my mood each time. Yesterday I planned to run and I felt good, I set my HIIT time for some intervals and off I went.

It was pretty warm and I quickly realized I didn't have the energy I thought I had but the music on my playlist helped. Music has always played a huge part in my life. I have to have music playing all the time. Lyrics and rhythms move or soothe me depending on my mood.

Toward the end of my run yesterday, Magic Power came on by Triumph, one of my favorite bands in high school! I got the burst of motivation I needed to finish.

The weekend goals are to...

continue getting my five freggies in (always a challenge on the weekend)
get a run in on Saturday in addition to the two-a-day dog walks
continue working on the 11-min plank routine I learned from spark member CGG111

I leave you with a little magic power...

Somethin's at the edge of your mind
You don't know what it is
Somethin you were hopin to find
Your not sure what it is

Then you hear the music
And it all comes crystal clear
The music does the talkin
Says the things you want to hear

I'm young, I'm wild
And I'm free
I got the magic power
Of the music in me...


PS. Below is the blog where I learned the 11-min plank routine. It's hard and I can't do it very well and I love it!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BIGPAWSUP 9/21/2013 9:38PM

    You are amazing. You always pull it off in the end. So proud to know you.

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KANOE10 9/21/2013 7:18AM

    Have a great weekend. Good for you exercising even when you were struggling. Hope you have a good run and walk..listening to music.


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SUGAR0814 9/20/2013 11:19PM

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SIRENALEANNE 9/20/2013 4:45PM

    Do you use a phone app to time your intervals? I'm thinking of incorporating intervals into my treadmill works outs. You are doing great, talking yourself into working out. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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-BLESSINGS- 9/20/2013 2:35PM

    wooohooo... I see the Magic


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SUSUSUZZZIE 9/20/2013 12:39PM

    I love how you so consistently find a way through the challenges...from just getting off the couch some days to making it all the way through!
Very inspiring!
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NEW-CAZ 9/20/2013 10:45AM

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TRIXIETEXAS 9/20/2013 10:31AM

    Good Job powering through even when you didn't feel like it. On my vision board (and hanging in my office), I have a quote that says "You are one run away from a good mood." It's so true!

Have a great weekend!

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TATERCAT 9/20/2013 10:09AM

    Yes please, let us know more about the 11-minute plank routine. (I am on the 11- second plank stage emoticon )
This week I felt sluggish too - maybe it is in the air. I got some exercise in, but it was a struggle to start each time.
I am glad that you overcame your negative thoughts - and found exercise and meditation as a source of release.
Hope your run on Saturday will be great - I will be running 'with' you as well!

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FUNLOVEN 9/20/2013 9:35AM

    Hey, Kellie, I know that song!

I'm kinda wondering about that 11-Miute Plank routine too. You have mentioned it a couple of times now. My physical therapist just added a beginners plank to my routine so I'm thinking it might be something I want to work towards.

Tonight will be my least Sparkling part of the weekend as we are eating out with friends and then walking the downtown streets in Holland to see the Mime Competition. Saturday I am volunteering at an Ice Cream Social, but ice cream hasn't been much of a temptation to me lately. Not long ago it was at least a once a week item especially during the summer. The rest of Saturday and Sunday will be spent with family so I will have better control of the food options.

Have a rock'in weekend ! emoticon

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LJOYCE55 9/20/2013 8:37AM

  Great blog - can you tell me where to find the 11 minute plank routine? Sounds very strength building.

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MADEIT3 9/20/2013 8:32AM

    Well, I'm not young but music still has that magical power effect on me!! Lovely - thanks for posting. Hope you find a serendipitous run and run like the wind this weekend!!

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