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Thursday, October 31, 2013




Today is day 16 of my streak!

October was not a complete success....I was off track for the first half of the month, and I gained back some weight. I'm not sure exactly how much, since I don't weigh myself. But I could tell that those binges lead to a pretty big weight gain in a short time, because my clothes got really tight and I had to go back up a size. (YIKES!) But the amazing thing is that after just 16 days of being back on track....eating healthy and exercising...I am back down to the size I was before I got off track! So although October wasn't a complete success, it also wasn't a complete failure either!

My theme for November is to push myself to exercise more. To move my body as much as possible each day. I'm going to make it a MOVE-ember, lol. (Thank you to my Sparkfriend Jaydee1211 for planting that idea in my head!) I've got my Spark Activity Tracker to motivate me, and I've got my workouts planned for the month. I will be doing DDP Yoga every day (because it is my favorite workout) and then alternating daily between My Fitness Coach for Wii and my Angie Miller Kettlebell Bootcamp DVD.



Have you ever heard the saying "I don't always love the workout, but I always love the results"? That is so true for me! Sometimes the hardest part of a workout is just getting started. I used to be the Queen of Procrastination when it came to that! I would always find other things to do before I worked out. Sometimes I would find so many things to do, that I'd end up missing my workout altogether. And sometimes, when I WOULD start my workout, I'd think "I wish I didn't have to do this."



But now, like it or not, motivated or not....I workout! I workout twice a day, and my workouts are scheduled and written down on the calendar. Although I'm a procrastinator, I'm a stickler for keeping appointments, so this really helps me a lot!



And as for not liking to workout? Well, that feeling usually only lasts for the first few minutes. Once I really get into the workout and those endorphins kick in, I am actually loving it. (Or at least not hating it!) When I start to sweat, I imagine the fat melting away from my body. When I struggle with a move, I push harder because I know it is making me stronger. When I start to breathe harder, I know I am building endurance. I remind myself that each workout makes me healthier, and brings me one step closer to my goal.

I have challenged myself to make as much progress as possible by New Years day. As of today (Oct 31) there are 61 days until the end of the year...its exciting to imagine how much progress I am capable of making!

Have a healthy MOVE-ember, Sparkfriends! Don't forget to do something every day that your future self will thank you for!



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CATNCAG 6/18/2014 3:29PM

    Excellent blog as always Pix! U always motivate me even when I'm feeling down! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LORIVIOLA 4/2/2014 8:59AM

    i like this so much!
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DRTOVAH 11/16/2013 5:56AM

  thanks for the motivation!

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WHITEANGEL4 11/13/2013 12:03AM

    Great blog. You just needed to kick yourself into restart .

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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/11/2013 12:43PM

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LEANMEAN2 11/9/2013 5:35AM

    Thanks for sharing

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LEANMEAN2 11/9/2013 5:34AM

    Thanks for sharing

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JOANNHUNT 11/5/2013 8:27PM

    AWESOME. KEEP PUSHING. YOU CAN DO IT.


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BLUEROSE73 11/4/2013 9:31AM

  Love this blog. Thanks for sharing

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LOLABLACK69 11/4/2013 9:23AM

    Good for you! And thank you for another fresh dose of motivation! emoticon
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SASSYTHING52 11/3/2013 10:50PM

    alot good pointers here my friend as always thank you for sharing emoticon

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CMCRUZ01 11/3/2013 7:18PM

    Good way to get back on track. Move-ember! I love it!

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MONTREAL12 11/3/2013 10:26AM

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PATTYSPENCER 11/3/2013 8:00AM

    Good luck with your Move-ember. Been away from the board for a while but hopefully your encouraging words will begin to sink in and I too will have a great Move-ember too.

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MISSLISA1973 11/3/2013 12:25AM

    I am so disappointed... I thought I came up with the "MOVE-ember" name on my own, but looks like you beat me to it. I am going to change my theory to "great minds think alike," and then I can convince myself I am as awesome as you! emoticon

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AJB121299 11/2/2013 10:53PM

    good luck in November

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MRSKATEDUVALL 11/2/2013 6:22PM

    thanks for the encouragement.

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TEACHEROF4TH 11/2/2013 3:54PM

    LOVE this! Thank you!

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BLESSTHISHOME 11/2/2013 2:00PM

    emoticon emoticon good blog! Thank you for sharing!

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PATTIEMCD 11/2/2013 11:21AM

    One of your paragraphs sounded like you were describing me... Lol.

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J2740LOU 11/2/2013 9:52AM

    Your attitude is terrific! Contagious! No excuses. It doesn't matter if you don't feel like doing it, what matters is that you do it! Thank you for sharing such motivation. emoticon

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MOMMABEAR121 11/2/2013 9:27AM

    You are our hero and have a huge following that are working with you this Move Ember ... I for one love to read your blog daily and get inspired to get moving .. thanks again doll
We are all going to move embering it with you .. huge love filled hugs

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GUBITNIK 11/2/2013 9:21AM

    I love this idea, and I am planning on doing it myself! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIFALVA 11/2/2013 8:24AM

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Love this idea, thank you for sparking this idea. I am not a an of exercise so this helps :-)

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PHEBESS 11/2/2013 12:29AM

    Yes! You are on the move!!!!

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RUDITUDI2000 11/1/2013 11:54PM

    Thank you for resparking me with move ember! I will be pushing myself to exercise more this month too, I don't know why I put it off either lately! Here's to pushing ourselves girl! Lets get this party started! I am shooting for 10 minutes a day, dare I try for every day until New Years?? Hmmmm thinking on it! emoticon emoticon

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WINNIE-POOH 11/1/2013 11:27PM

    Awesome. Imagine the fat melting. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MJ7DM33 11/1/2013 11:19PM

  Great blog! Thx for sharing! You can do it!

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You will have a great month no matter what. I have faith in you!!

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JIBBIE49 11/1/2013 10:17PM

    Hugs

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TSISQUAUSDI 11/1/2013 9:36PM

    You go, girl! Mary Kay Ash always said that if we shoot for the moon, we're bound to land among the stars! emoticon

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CIROHIO 11/1/2013 9:29PM

    you go girl. together we can do this!

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KIPPER15 11/1/2013 8:28PM

    You go girl! We can do it!! emoticon emoticon

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_RAEVEN_ 11/1/2013 8:14PM

    emoticon You're going to have an emoticon month

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JSEATTLE 11/1/2013 8:13PM

  I'm with you for MOVEmber!!

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SLIMLEAF 11/1/2013 8:07PM

    Congratulations on your 16 day streak! It's great that you've already noticed the difference in the fitting of your clothes.

Well done! Keep up the good work!


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LIVELYGIRL2 11/1/2013 8:06PM

  Go girl, go!!!!

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IMEMINE1 11/1/2013 7:15PM

    This was an awesome blog. emoticon

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TREYONE 11/1/2013 6:55PM

  As always, you are so inspiring!!! Thank you for keeping me on course!!!

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NONNAOF2 11/1/2013 5:27PM

  I love your enthusiasm!! :-)

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