DONLYN1's SparkPeople Blog DONLYN1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy New YEAR! It is 2013....WOW-ZEE WOW 2013 is here.......are you ready? Am I ready? I think I am.... I love the first day of a new year...the hope of new possibilities, a clean slate, a new start. <BR> I sat down quietly yesterday and wrote out my resolutions, I covered a lot.... career, relationships and of course health and fitness... so here I (we) go..... <BR> Happy New Year! Here is to having fun and achieving our goals in this new beautiful year!!! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 00:39:26 EST Jury Duty So day two and I am still here and I even I had to sit through jury duty today and stayed on track.... I brought snacks and had a healthy lunch.. I went to the gym this morning and tonight and I feel great and I am here and working on my business too.... YEAH! <BR> <BR> Here is tomorrow.... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:52:53 EST Monday aka Cyber Monday I am here and posting.... I run/jogged for 30 minutes this morning and I am going to the Dailey Method tonight.... thought it is 11 am and I have not eaten breakfast...... I have been on calls for work all we go!!! Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:11:39 EST Here again... Well, I have out of here in a while....I am back...still have 30 lbs to lose, so I am re-focused and starting tomorrow 11/26/12 --- I have my goal date as 3/28/13...I realize its the Holiday Season however eating is not the reason of the season..... and I have not been focused on healthy eating so here I go... tomorrow... refocused and my goals to achieve <BR> *do not over eat during the holiday <BR> *journal food daily <BR> *work out daily <BR> *blog about my journey <BR> *work on my busin... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:37:03 EST Happy April 1st NO Fooolin' Part 2 Happy April 1st!!! I love April, Spring, Easter, longer days, sunny skies, tulips, baseball, birthdays, AND summer is right around the corner... WOOHOO! <BR> <BR> April 1?!?!? REALLY?!?! I can not believe it IS already APRIL....where did Jan, Feb, Mar...GO?!?!?! AND Where am I with my goals?!?!?! Where am on with my "to do list"??? <BR> <BR> I thought today when I was working is April 1, April Fool's Day.... and how I am fooling myself? where am I fooling myself? what do I g... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 21:49:25 EST Happy Monday!!! Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> I am thinking about how our attitude effects our the gym this morning; I go over to the leg press machine and there are 5 - 45 plates on etch side...of course the "steroid stallion" that was pressing all that weight is long gone... at first I was like "really, you can't re-rack your own weights...?" then I smiled to myself and thought oh yeah... an additional weight training by re-racking these weights... in the end my work out was awesome & reiterate... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:36:34 EST Happy First Day of Spring! It is the first day of spring <em>126</em> ! I love this time of moving in its circle of life!!! <BR> <BR> I was thinking this morning where does time go? What do we do with time? <BR> How do we make the most of our days and lives? Are are living our lives to the fullest?!?!? Making the most of each day and everyday? Are we taking advantage of the gift of each day!?!?! <BR> <BR> Most of us say where does time go?!?! Who knows where times goes.... all I k... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:22:47 EST Wednesday! WOW! It is the middle of the week.... what a week... it is my first full day in the office in 2 weeks, getting stuff done and feeling is pouring rain outside (finally after months & months of NO rain!) <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> Super motivated; I strongly believe in myself and moving forward.. I can see my goals are ALL attainable! I am loving my new AM work out program and sticking with it.... <em>332</em> <em>323</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to all, enjoy!!! <BR> <em>334... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:55:18 EST Thursday!! So far one day in and I am sticking to my 'lent' scarifies..... not really scarifies... It was a busy great is good!!! <em>334</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:45:18 EST Ash Wednesday.... Today is Ash Wednesday, so what I am going to give up?!?! I went back and read my Ash Wed blog from 2 years ago... I gave up swearing in 2010. <BR> For Lent 2012, I thought about what I am going to give up, sacrifice?!?! Many things ran through my minds as to what to give up.... so I have come up with a few things.... I am "giving up" something that will make me a better person and help me to move forward to achieve my goals... <BR> 1. Snacking...really mindless eating... <BR> 2. Falling as... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 01:42:15 EST Happy Fat Tuesday or FIT Tuesday Today is Fat Tuesday.... why make it a FAT Tuesday why make it a FIT Tuesday! <BR> Thinking about it I would much rather be FIT than FAT...when I am fit I feel great, strong, confident.....when I am fat I feel slow, unmotivated and down! <BR> <BR> What I am doing to it a FIT Tuesday.....spin class, core work out this morning and Circuit Training tonight, eating within my program and going to bed at reasonable hour tonight! <BR> <BR> HAPPY FIT TUESDAY!!! <em>285</em> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:27:17 EST It is a Wonderful Wednesday BECAUSE....I ran"jogged" this morning for only the second time since I hurt my felt great and boy do I miss running/jogging.....I only did it for 5 minutes...can you get a runner high in 5 minutes?!?!?!? <BR> <BR> I am a little nervous to run because of my knee (I do work out in many other ways since I HAD stop running because of my knee) I LOVE to run.. my goal is to run/jog for a little bit at time...a little mini runner's high is better than no runner's high..... and that made... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:18:10 EST Happy Valentine's Day happens....all around just have to be open to it.... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 18:50:04 EST Beautiful day & making it count!!!! Happy Friday I love Fridays.... wrap of the week, start of the weekend, reflection and new possibilities; all while making the most of my day! Good work outs and eating health, smiling and get all the stuff at work done that I have put off so I can keep moving on ... that is it making it count and continuing to move forward.... HAPPY FRIDAY!!! <em>244</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:14:14 EST Happy Try Something New Tuesday Went to a new a spin class and WOW-ZEE it was AWESOME!!!!! Have a happy Tuesday, and try soemthing new!!! <em>244</em> <em>332</em> Tue, 7 Feb 2012 11:37:37 EST Happy all starts with you! Feeling good, feeling strong feeling good about being committed to me! <BR> That is where is all starts is within you... you are the one that has the power to change a situation and/or make it better for yourself!!!! And knowing you have support and love along the way, makes your journey that much better and you that much more successful...Here we go lets make it happen! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 6 Feb 2012 13:06:52 EST A Beautiful day....... is a beautiful day.... outside & inside... feels so YUMMY to be on track and committed to one's self and one's goals.... <BR> I love February it is a great month and an even better month to make things happen.... Wooohoo!!! Thu, 2 Feb 2012 14:11:29 EST WOW-ZZZZ it is ALREADY January 31 January is done..... what does that mean?!?!? One month done, gone, bye bye! <BR> So you did not achieve what you thought you would....that is OK...February starts tomorrow... and it is not only a WHOLE NEW DAY a WHOLE NEW MONTH! WOW!!!! Imagine...what you can do and SURPRISE there will be 29 days in February... so we are getting an extra day just for some more fun! <BR> Make it happen, whatever your "it" is and have fun!!! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:52:07 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Is it too late to say that?!?! Well HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Here we go... let's make it happen...let's do it....let's make our dreams come true... <BR> <BR> Happy New Year!!! Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:34:26 EST LONG is now R-OCTOBER!!! WOW! Time flies..... I have been hearing "time flies" for my entire life! <BR> <BR> When I was a kid I do not think I knew what it meant or maybe I did not respect what it what is meant. Now as an "adult" I respect time! All sorts of time.... time with my family, time with my friends, time with myself, time for work and time for play! Time to enjoy life and make the most of my days! <BR> <BR> Here is to enjoying today and making the most of today! <BR> Mon, 3 Oct 2011 14:59:15 EST Happy Saturday It is a beautiful day -- off for a nice long walk & then my is your day..own it!! Sat, 16 Jul 2011 11:40:16 EST Happy Tuesday! Being true to ones self is so important... if you are not true to yourself you are not living your life fully; you are going through the motions. I want to live my life FULLY and enjoy all the motions and emotions life has for me! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:13:56 EST WOW!!! June is almost O-V-E-R!!!!!!! I have not blogged since March here..YIKES and WOW! June is almost over! <BR> <BR> And WOW again....the second of the year is upon us... I am pumped, psyched to make the second of 2011 AMAZINGLY all areas: health, career and with all my relationships!!!!! <BR> <BR> The first half 2011 has been good with parts exceptionally fabulous...there is so much more out there waiting for us to accomplish....let's go do it! Wooohooo!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 21:56:09 EST Happy March!!! WOW~ MARCH is HERE! <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to March, it is going to be an awesome new month and YEAH....spring is right around the corner. <BR> <BR> I am going to make it an awesome month for me, both personally and professionally! I am committed to me --my diet & exercise program and my professional growth..... WoooHooo! <BR> <BR> Here I/We go, let's do it! <BR> <BR> Ciao! <BR> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:17:16 EST Happy Monday!!! The first Monday of 2011 -- what a beautiful day! I am very excited about the possibilites of the New Year! Feeling strong and capable of achieving more this year and moving forward in achieving my hopes, goals and dreams! I gotta go and get busy making it happen! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! Happy Week! Happy Month! Happy New Year!!! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 12:00:17 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! WOW!! 2011 is here.... are you ready?!?! It is going to be an AMAZING year!!! WoooHoooo.... I am ready to continue achieving my goals an living my dreams!!! <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! Sun, 2 Jan 2011 01:34:33 EST HAPPY SUNDAY! OMG... I have to do something, watching my Raiders right now OMG!!! <BR> <BR> So I am going to update this blog. I got a 3 opinion on my knee and I feel most comfortable this surgery (at this time), we are going to treat it with PT, injections, most running or hi-impact exercises! I am fine to do other "low impact" "no impact" work outs. I feel I have moved to +70% of capability of my work outs, my goal is to get to 80% + in the next few weeks.... I feel re... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:57:01 EST 2011 Goals My first goal is to get my knee taken care of, I thought I could avoid surgery however I am not getting past about 70% of the activity level and I want to be in the high 90% of activity. <BR> <BR> Goals for 2011 -- run again, complete a triathlon, lose these 25 lbs, have more fun, get my business off the ground & work for myself, travel more and have even more fun! Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:01:07 EST HAPPY Monday!!! Here we go, can you believe it 2010 is almost OVER WOW! <BR> Let's make the most of the end of year and this glorious Holiday season! <em>244</em> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 13:30:37 EST HAPPY Monday!!! It is a beautiful fall day & I am so excited and motivated this morning! I feel great....moving forward! LIFE IS GOOD to FABULOUS!!! Mon, 8 Nov 2010 14:02:02 EST San Francisco Giants WORLD CHAMPS! WoooooHoooooo! AWESOME!!! FABULOUS!!! Whata win & whata team!!! <BR> <BR> It awesome to be WORLD CHAMPS, way to go GIANTS!!!!!! AWESOME!!!! <BR> <BR> YEAH GIANTS!!! Dreams do come true when you are focused and committed!! Tue, 2 Nov 2010 12:53:14 EST Thank you -- Thank you all for your support of me, it is appreciated! <em>345</em> <em>304</em> <em>244</em> <em>304</em> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 01:32:59 EST Pitty Party OVER!!! WOW! It has been a while since I goes.... truthfully I have been depressed & upset about my knee injury... I told myself 'IT IS NOT FAIR!!' I will give myself that it is not fair.... it is however what I have been I can either deal with it or not. <BR> My choice is to deal with it! I can not run (right now) and surgery is looking like a strong possibility (I am going for my 3 opinion...yikes!) <BR> I can still do other things for and make the most out of them; it ... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:58:11 EST Happy Thursday even with some disappointing news... I had my "knee doctor's" appointment today for the results of my mri, x-ray and bone scan...WELL... I have cartilage damage and surgery in needed to repair... UGH!!! Not what I wanted to hear or was expecting to hear! I have been told to get a second opinion, I will...however I know something is not right with my left knee... <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I am not going to let this get me down nor am I going to sabotage myself (my goals) ... I am able to still work out (no running <em>39</em> ... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:15:46 EST Happy Kick Off Weekend! I am happy football is HERE!! My Spartans are struggling again this weekend, oh well! Love my Spartans! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow my RAIDERS!!! Love my RAIDERS!! GO RRRRRRAIDERS!!! There is nothing like the hope of a new season!! <em>281</em> <BR> <BR> I am doing good, doctor still says "no running".... new MRI next week and more tests I should know more after that... I am doing good, focusing on what I can do! <BR> <BR> Happy Kick Off Weekend to all!!!! <em>244</em> <em>281</em> <em>21... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 13:06:45 EST HAPPY SEPTEMBER!!! Well I guess it was been a while since I posted a "blog"; I have to admit I have been down in the dumps without running (for over a month)! I have gone to PT and I am seeing my "knee" specialist next week..... <BR> <BR> I did a new and invigorating workout out today... "The Daily Method" (similar to pilates) my legs where on fire in a different way than after a long run.... I tell myself change is good and changing up my workouts is a good thing... I want to get back to running and I wi... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 17:09:22 EST Happy Monday!!! It is a beautiful day! <BR> <BR> I feel awesome, strong and confident! <em>244</em> <BR> Or should I say I am strong and confident!!! I am taking advantage of positive energy and the confidence I can do it!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday!!! <em>244</em> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:33:07 EST TGIF! Happy Friday! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am feeling freaking FABULOUS, even if my knee is not 100%, slow & steady right? It is a beautiful day, the start of another beautiful weekend! Remember the world is ours, go for it! Whatever "it" is for you! <BR> <BR> Ciao ciao! Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:57:03 EST Happy Thursday! New day, new opportunity to continue with your successes and change your challenges !!!! Enjoy this beautiful day and more successes for all!! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:48:38 EST Happy Wednesday- A Day to Believe, Focus and Achieve! Today is a good day! Today is a beautiful day! <BR> <BR> I am feeling strong, I believe in in me, I am focused and I will achieve.... no matter what other may think or say! <BR> <BR> As the old song says, 'ain't no stopping us (me) now'... <em>244</em> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 16:03:27 EST Happy Wednesday- A Day to Believe, Focus and Achieve! Today is a good day! Today is a beautiful day! <BR> <BR> I am feeling strong, I believe in in me, I am focused and I will achieve.... no matter what other may think or say! <BR> <BR> As the old song says, 'ain't no stopping us (me) now'... <em>244</em> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 16:03:02 EST No running hoo for me!!!!! I hurt my left knee 2 weeks ago.... and I have not ran in over 2 weeks and I am jonesing for a GOOD run!! I am a little depressed from not running.... WOW!! The runner's high...can you feel it!?!?!?!?! <BR> I asked myself 'why am I feeling sorry for me?!?!?!' When in reality my knees over all have been GREAT to me for the past few years so one bump in the road and I am sad.... I realize I need to rest my knee so it heals properly or oh no it will be worse..... then what would I do........... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:16:50 EST HAPPY AUGUST!! WOW!!!! It is August, time flies when we are having fun!!! <BR> <BR> I am excited to be moving forward in achieving my dreams/goals and learning more about me & what I am capable of achieving!!! Remember we all are capable of achieving our dreams/goals, the only thing is you have to believe and the world will be yours. I believe..... do you? <BR> <BR> Have a happy happy night and an AWESOME August!!!! <em>244</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 4 Aug 2010 21:33:14 EST Happy Tuesday! My training is stalled a little, my left knee is sore & swollen! It did not happen running or any sort of training, it happened wearing high-heels; YES!! <BR> I am not running this week; training will be Spin class, weight training and core training.... I will be back running in a week... then watch out..... <BR> <BR> Have a HAPPY Tuesday & good luck with whatever your training is!!!! <em>334</em> Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:32:43 EST Thought of the Day: ..... is your life scripted? How is your life scripted? Who writes your story? Who defines you? <BR> <BR> I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I script my life, I define me, I am writing my story..... sometimes I get writers block, some chapters are better than others..... this is my story no one else.... <BR> <BR> I am excited about making my script stronger and my story the best story it can be..... <BR> <BR> Have an awesome day and week!!! Sun, 18 Jul 2010 20:31:04 EST Happy Day!! Happy day!!! Feeling great, feeling strong, feeling unstoppable!!! woo hoo! <BR> <BR> LIFE IS GOOD!!!!! Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:26:26 EST Ready for an AWESOME week...... The weekend is almost over & it was fabulous! Now heading into another awesome week... woo hoo..... are you ready to move forward towards living your dreams and achieving the best life ever.... I AM!!!! woo hoo!!! Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:53:11 EST Happy Weekend! Life is good and the weekend is here... have a great weekend, do something fun, exciting and good for you! Enjoy!!!! Sat, 10 Jul 2010 00:30:21 EST Mean People...... Ummm... mean people suck, it is true, so do not be mean! It is simple? <BR> <BR> Life is full of choices everyday so why would someone choose to be mean to another person they do not even know?!?! Is beyond me... <BR> <BR> I choose not to be mean, I choose to be good to me, my family, my friends, my colleagues and people I do not even know. <BR> <BR> Have a super fabulous day!!! <em>334</em> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 21:41:09 EST Happy July!!!!! A great start to a new & fabulous month! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I run 5 miles this morning, a new route with some good hills!! I am in training for my upcoming running events! <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to an awesome day & boot camp tonight!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Happy July, everyone...make it the best month!!! <em>334</em> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 12:34:42 EST