IMREITE's SparkPeople Blog IMREITE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community another positive jumping jacks <BR> 1 - there are several variations to use muscles differently <BR> 2- can do with or without shoes Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:37:32 EST mental pump up why jacks are good <BR> 1- can be done with no equipment <BR> 2- a low impact modifier can be done if you need the warm up or are tireing out Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:00:37 EST i love jumping jacks! ok i really dont. i hate them and get sick of how many exercise videos uses them. i start real appeal level 3 next week and it uses 6 variations of jumping jacks. i figure if i try to mentally get myself to look at them in a positive light i will be all ready to do them without griping/complaining Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:52:05 EST back at it because of traveling last week i thought about taking a week off from my ecercise challenge. i was not sure if i would have a dvd player available to do them so i decided to not take rest days and do the 4 days sunday- wed. so las week was successful so this week i can keep going like normal and next week i can advance to the next level. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:44:23 EST day off paid days off or fun Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:16:21 EST back home quick vacation, although not exactly a vacation. but it was nice to see family and formaly say good bye to my hubbys grandma. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:24:02 EST day 2 Tonight is the life celebration/memorial service for my hubbys grandma. it may be sad, but also happy because we get to see the people that were her close friends. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:07:39 EST beautiful day in florida 70's and 80's spent time in the patio and outdoor pool/hot is 47 degrees back at home. definatly a good weekend to celebrate life. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:32:05 EST Packing for florida not exactly a vacation but it will be nice to see the inlaws Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:13:43 EST outdoor chores most of my stuff is done and put away outside. still a few plants that are stull healthy and producing so i figure i can wait out the frost. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 21:08:10 EST outdoor chores most of my stuff is done and put away outside. still a few plants that are stull healthy and producing so i figure i can wait out the frost. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 21:08:08 EST outside clean up I still have some clean up to do outside. but i got a big chunk of the garden cleanup done. Sun, 9 Oct 2016 21:05:26 EST 40s it is in the 40's today. normal temperature for this time of year, but i like the warmer days better. good day for inside work Sat, 8 Oct 2016 14:20:21 EST long week. did some ot. for some reason this week felt really long. Fri, 7 Oct 2016 21:59:43 EST aroma attitude is like the aroma of your heart. If your attitude stinks then your heart is in the wrong place Thu, 6 Oct 2016 20:26:33 EST 3 of 4 done 3 out of my 4 real appeal workouts are done for the week. i have 1 more strength routine left. Thu, 6 Oct 2016 00:33:11 EST plan i like plans and schedules but i also love large chunks of free time. although i think i need to plan my free time better so i can get stuff done. Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:50:10 EST warm and sunny it was a nice day out. i went otuside after work and did a little yard work. Mon, 3 Oct 2016 21:25:23 EST guilt trip we had plans to clean and repair stuff around the house. i was at lunch and my niece was trying tio guuilt my into taking the day off from working and instead take her to my house to play. 7 year old now i want to work harder during the week so i can play more on the weekend. Sun, 2 Oct 2016 18:32:06 EST a couple things off the list some things are dont ,but still more to do. Sat, 1 Oct 2016 14:14:10 EST garden clean up so close to october. will have to work onfull yard prep and cleanup for winter Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:53:19 EST week 2 done i decided to restart my real appeal workouts. there are 5 levels. i figured i would do level 1 even though it was easy, but i would do it more mindfully and with full intensity. i also used a a heavier weights and resistance band. aftter doing the cardio 2x a week and strenght 2x a week, i am jumpy to get to the next level. my goal is to push myself so that when plyos start i am not using as many modifiers. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:45:25 EST 1 more done 1 more strength routine to do this week Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:55:17 EST new week woke up feeling pukey. to cap it off, i did throw up. more than 12 hours later, my stomach is still not fully happy. may try a light workout later. i will try 10-15 minutes just to see if it helps. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:53:37 EST choir day went to a choir workshop today, it was fun. did not sing that much but that was good because my throat was a bit scratchy this morning. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:39:45 EST water cleaned up sucked up some of it and used towels and fans to dry our the rest. fortunatly the water did not get into any carpeted areas Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:40:58 EST day off paid days off are great. i love sleeping in. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:17:23 EST water in basement we had over 3.5 inches in 3 hours. it was collecting under the deck and found a weakend spot in the window well and water came in the basement. so i was using a bunch of towels and some buckets. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:37:48 EST victory i have been struggling with a goal and i wasn't reaching it. i will do well then a slum, then i do well again. well i got some positive feedback and am feeling pumped. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:50:21 EST boring meals i am going through some recioie books. i am hoping that will inspire me to cook/prepare healthy dishes Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:51:47 EST sister trip went to farmers market with sisters. mom and nieces. fun and my mom loved it Sat, 17 Sep 2016 21:03:05 EST good weather days not many left, so time to take advantage of them to get work done and also to enjoy some gently rays before winter Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:11:33 EST new ad day the grocery store chain i have been using for years changes their ad day. it used to change on sundays now they are doing it on wednesday. i still want to plan my menus but i will have to do it at the end of the week instead of the weekend. that could be helpful with keeping on track during hte weekend. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:59:06 EST not in love with the gym <link><BR>st=12_signs_youre_in_a_relationship_wi<BR>th_your_gym </link> <BR> <BR> but i do agree with #10 picture - Burpes suck. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:29:29 EST diced tomatoes canned i need to practice more. i made a big mess. my knife skills need some help. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:35:58 EST i forgot lastnight i was thinking about canning some of my tomatoes. then i realized my jars and kettles were at my parents house from last weekend. so i had to go get them today so i could do anymore. oh well. it took a couple hours to peal and seed my tomaotes. may take some timeto decide if i prefer to can them as diced tomatoes or tomato paste. Sun, 11 Sep 2016 19:59:22 EST using tomatoes my garden is s till giving me tomatoes. in past years i would freeze them abd process/can them at a later time. i cant do it this year because my freezer is full. so i am going to have to do them in small batches so they dont go to waste Sat, 10 Sep 2016 21:29:31 EST sparkteam challenges 5% challenge is on here.. because it rocks <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=memberrun_challenges_can_help_you_f<BR>ind_success </link> Fri, 9 Sep 2016 21:23:01 EST almost friday its getting closer Thu, 8 Sep 2016 19:41:17 EST Fall 5% Challenge Invitation Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge starts in September 24th. Please click on this link to join the Challenge and pick your team. <BR> <BR> to learn more <link> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 21:10:04 EST no complaining today was pretty good. felt like i was on auto pilot a lot. but some things still went pretty well. Tue, 6 Sep 2016 20:42:15 EST sauce made with tomatoes from may grandma and my garden, my mom and i used them to make tomato juice and spageti dauce. we ended with 20 qts and 1 pint of spagetti sauce and my mom was going to finish the juice later. so it took a while but it was easier doing it with someone and we got to gab. Mon, 5 Sep 2016 20:02:05 EST canning day Tomorrow i will go to my parent's and make spagetti sauce and can it with my mom. Mon, 5 Sep 2016 00:50:50 EST sleepy its to late to take a nap, but too early to go to bed for the night. i will just get up and move a little. once the blood is pumping, that will wake me. Sat, 3 Sep 2016 21:28:51 EST shopping with mom every 6 months my mom takes my grandma to the jewelry store to have her rings cleaned. then they go to the party store and pick up cheap greeting cards and other items. it is a nice outing for the 2 of them. in the past couple years my mom would also bring the nieces. i went along last time. <BR> <BR> it is that time again, except this time my grandma's osteporasis is painful so she can't go, but she wants my mom to still take her rings and pick up cards for her. so rather then let the outi... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 21:38:07 EST recipe links i added the recipes online Applesauce cake and carmel frosting <BR> <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=3134643&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=3134649&ff=1 </link> <BR> ****************************************<BR>** <BR> updated link to my recipe box <BR> <link><BR>pe-box.asp </link> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 20:58:12 EST potluck our choir did a kickoff potluck . the theme was throwback. we could bring in old favorites. i brought applesauce cake with homemade carmel frosting. not a low sugar dish but real ingredients that were easy to pronouce. Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:07:27 EST ot week with monday being a holiday i plan on doing some ot this week. that way my teams stuff will homefully get ahead and we can move on to other teams to help them out. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:19:57 EST new bed so far i like it, my hubby stull wants to make adjustments but i am good. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:10:44 EST keep stretching i want to exercise more mindully so i am adding more stretching/yoga type routines. i did it 3 nights in a row and wednesday i was a bit under the weather from being at the dentist. my mind/body was annoyed with me today for not doing at least a short routine. so i am going to make sure i do at least 5 minutes everyday. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:50:20 EST