MCLARKBLAINE's SparkPeople Blog MCLARKBLAINE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Valentine's Day Successes! Great positive day...gave away my Valentine's candy, and did a 50 minute walk on very hilly roads! Yes yes yes...I can do this for myself!!' <em>244</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:22:53 EST A Huge Small Step! Yesterday I finally was able to feel and act totally motivated! <em>244</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:04:15 EST Welcome 2013! I am so excited to be embarking on new lifestyles in this new year! December 26 was my "line in the sand moment", and I can truly say I am on the right path for a change! Each day I have determined to take small steps...making small changes in some area of my has been working! Happy New Year to each of you! <em>332</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 02:50:27 EST Getting Started Since recovering from pneumonia, a knee sprain and months of laziness, I began actively working out again today and it felt great!! Why am I surprised? I really shouldn't have been. <BR> <BR> Because I want to be a life-long exerciser, I realized I must take baby steps and not overdo it my first day back in training. So I cycled for 30 minutes on my computrainer...high cadence low resistance. Tomorrow I will aim for 45 minutes. Got to build those base miles. Can't wait to be out cycling the ... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:55:51 EST A New Day/A New Beginning Since I am recovering from pneumonia and a sprained knee, it has given me a period of "forced rest" to think about where I want to go on my fitness journey. I have already planned and gathered my food choices for the day. My water is measured out. I am ready to begin this journey, <em>249</em> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 10:31:42 EST