FREEDOM710's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FREEDOM710 FREEDOM710's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ My Favorite Time Of The Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530450 I love this season and I am well. I also miss communicating with my Sparkpeople friends. It has been to long since I have done a blog entry. I have a new position at work, where I found myself doing both my old job and the new one combined. Once again, I knew that I had to exercise during the day to counter the stress. I started getting up very early to prepare a healthy lunch and snacks for the day. The best thing that I added to my day is my morning self empowering time where I exerci... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 22:12:58 EST Exercising Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481203 I am so excited to be exercising again! This was a difficult summer for me health wise. I did the best that I could, however I had to take it easy on my body. I had to walk, instead of the aerobic dance program that I was doing. My body took a long time to heal because of my crazy life, school and work schedule. Having just started a new job with long hours and being on the road during the hot southern Summer days; my health took a beating. I was fortunate to get a job in a new field. ... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:58:32 EST I Am Well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420221 It is wonderful to be in good health. I have been working out of town a lot and feeling under the weather. The long hot days on the road are very challenging when the body needs to heal. I did the best that I could to plan and organize every aspect of my day (that which was in my power to control). The problem is that when you work with the public, so much of the day is not within a persons' ability to control. I had to depersonalize so much. Hot and humid Summer days can bring out the ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 22:31:33 EST A Fun Day With My Teenagers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399429 My son wanted to spend his birthday at an amusement park. We took the long drive to this very unique (old fashion) park. We had so much fun. I got on every ride with them. I was more aggressive on the bumper cars then they were. We played a full round of mini-golf and they were amazed at my game. We spend the day walking around in the hot sun and enjoying each other. I am grateful for my health and my ability to keep up with them. My health and my desire to have a great quality of lif... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 19:23:29 EST Self Care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388563 I worked well over twelve hours today. Once a week, I have to service multiple work sites in one day. I cover several towns in a compact company car. I have to stay calm, be effective and provide excellent customer care. I do have a long break in middle of the day, so I decided to take a long walk after lunch. The walk would prove to be a life saver. Additional work sites were added to my list of stops. Each one being some what time sensitive. My walk was an act of self care, which di... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:57:08 EST Healthy Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382850 The saying is that "when it rains it pours". This is very true for me at this time in my life. I went back to school, started a new job and made a new commitment to being healthy. I knew that I had to lose weight and get healthy to manage my new schedule. At first, I was so tired and I had no energy. I kept remembering that each step that I took magnified the pounds and pressure on my pour ankles and feet. My school parking lot was almost one mile from my classroom. I was out of breat... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 22:05:34 EST Getting My Energy Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367233 My health has not been so wonderful this week. All of our household members including myself have been fighting a health bug. I am slowly getting my energy back. At first I didn't know if my fatigue was due to my exercise work-out or my flu like symptoms. I had no energy and my body was hurting in places that I didn't know could hurt. I had to slow down my crazy schedule, got some extra sleep and I eat as healthy as possible. I even took a few naps when I could. I can really see the v... Sat, 25 May 2013 00:19:57 EST A New Way To Celebrate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354402 I decided to spend Mothers' Day packed with lots of exercise, instead of food centered activities. I started my day by thanking my children for being my children (parenting has been the greatest joy of my life). My husband and children gave me balloons and our meals were healthy and very simple. I spent the day communicating with the many people, whom I love all over this great country (I am grateful for modern technology). My workout program was packed with the many different styles of m... Sun, 12 May 2013 21:16:28 EST Adjusting To Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343720 I had very little energy this morning, it was difficult for me to get out of bed. I kept hitting the snooze button. My plan was to get up early, eat a big breakfast, exercise and spend time in deep prayer. What happened was not what I planned. I finally rushed out of bed and ate as I was dressing. There was a lot of construction on the road, so I took a different route and I got lost for 30 minutes. It was a difficult morning for me, however I survived it. The rest of the day was much ... Thu, 2 May 2013 21:44:44 EST Silent meditation and prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341352 I am a fast moving person and very much a talker, who is often multi- tasking. For the past two Tuesdays, I have been going to a silent meditation and prayer. I enjoyed it the first time. This time I really got a lot out of it. It was nice for me to shut up, quiet my mind, relax and pray. One of the things we did was visualize ourselves forgiving those who we believe hurt us. Then to take the time to forgive ourselves for hurting others and for those actions that resulted in hurting our... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:10:19 EST Sparkpeople Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340021 I am enjoying the contact with the many wonderful sparkpeople friends. Sooo many kind and caring individuals. I am committed to reading the wonderful blog and entries. They are very inspirational. I feel like I have a new found group of family and friends. I am so very grateful. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:25:27 EST Getting Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338570 Getting healthy is always a focus of mine. I try everyday to do a few things that will contribute to my well being. The number one thing is being positive. When I find myself losing hope, I quickly start to give thanks for all that I have in my life. My health seems to always be the 1st, my healthy children, a roof over our heads, food on the table, dependable transportation, great friends. That usually does the trick for me. If I get depressed, I search the net for stories about people... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:25:17 EST