ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Praise and Celebrate.... I so agree with this: <BR> <BR> <BR> The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. The more you complain, the more you find fault, the more misery and fault you will have to find. - Oprah Winfrey <BR> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:45:45 EST Wellness Wednesday..... <img src=""> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:11:41 EST Make the most of the day.... I am trying to make the most of this day and be glad in it. <BR> I am ready for the end of the week, I will be on vacation until the first of the year. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:48:45 EST Not in the best of moods.... I am not in the best of moods today. Today is the 15 year anniversary of the death of someone dear to me. I still miss that person daily. I am feeling down, but also remember what they meant to me. It is bittersweet. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:47:01 EST No running for me.... There has not been any running for me in the last 2 weeks. I have been having problems with my hamstring being extremely sore. I am resting it and hoping to get back to my running in the next week. It has been hard not being able to do what I love. I have found other ways to get in my exercise. Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:01:42 EST good day.... no too much going on, but the day felt good. Sat, 9 Dec 2017 23:50:12 EST Have a Fab Friday!!! <img src=""> Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:46:00 EST Moving ahead... I am moving ahead with the day, getting things done and headed to a fun weekend. It is our holiday party. I plan to enjoy myself. Thu, 7 Dec 2017 07:58:16 EST Dealing with Injury.... I am dealing with a hamstring injury. I love to run therefore, it is really cramping my style. I am keeping a positive attitude about it and taking it easy. The only thing I am doing is walking, weights and stretching. Hopefully, I can get back to my love of running real soon. It has been a while since I have had any injuries. I attribute it to getting a Fitbit and added more walking in addition to my running. <em>101</em> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 07:56:38 EST back on track... Trying to get back on track is hard. I am trying my best. Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:39:11 EST Nursing my hamstring... I feel slight pain in my hamstring since last week. I am talking anti inflammatory medicine and resting in order to get back to running. It has been a long time since I have had any type of injury. I just need to rest it. Mon, 4 Dec 2017 08:27:45 EST Relaxation Day.... Taking the day off to relax and recovery from the busy week I had last week. I may get a good workout in later today. Sun, 3 Dec 2017 14:18:34 EST A hot day... It is a very hot day for late December today. It is weird wearing shorts this month and not eating hot chocolate. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:52:59 EST Hours on the road.... I spent 8 hours on the road. I am tired but I am still going to put in 30 to 40 minutes on the treadmill. I will sleep well tonight. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 20:35:35 EST Rest day.... I have had a busy month and today I plan to take some time off and relax. I plan on being still and being quite because tomorrow I will be on the road again to visit a sick family member. I just need to quiet my mind for a quick minute. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:02:50 EST Happy Hump Day... <img src=""> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:38:49 EST The future... Saw this and thought it was a good reminder: <BR> <BR> "The PAST is where you learn the lesson, the FUTURE is where you apply the lesson" <BR> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:00:45 EST back on track... I am back on track and doing pretty good. I did not gain any weight during the long holiday weekend. I was very selective in my food intake. Here's to a great finish for November. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:31:38 EST Damage Control.... Today I am back from Thanksgiving vacation and doing damage control. I am getting back to my healthy eating and lifestyle today, not tomorrow or Monday. Sat, 25 Nov 2017 20:50:08 EST Home at last.... I am back home from a week long road trip. All day on the road today; back on my healthy living lifestyle tomorrow. Hopefully, not too much damage. I did get 10,000 steps in every day except one. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:18:57 EST Happy Thanksgiving.... I would like to wish all my spark friends a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family and give thanks for what you have. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:16:26 EST Looking forward..... I am looking forward to a good Thanksgiving Dinner. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:51:14 EST Smile inspite of.... Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” <BR> ― Dr. Seuss Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:43:19 EST Preparing... Today I spent preparing for the week ahead. No work this week for me, but I still make plans in order to stay on my fitness path. Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:28:11 EST Beautiful Saturday.... Today was a beautiful sunny Saturday. The weather is perfect and I got out and walked. It felt really good. Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:15:09 EST Happy Friday.... I am on vacation Monday thru Friday of next week. I am just going to relax at home catch up on things that need to be done and to plan for the upcoming holiday season. I will do my best to stay on track with diet and exercise during this time. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:37:07 EST The home stretch.... I am headed towards the weekend, feeling pretty good. Not any progress thus far this week, but did gain much this week as well. I am looking forward to the weekend and some relaxation time. I am looking forward to visiting relatives next weekend. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:23:33 EST Make the most of the day.... <img src=""> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:42:12 EST Faking it... When you don't feel it fake it until you make it. I did not feel like exercising, but I faked it thru the routine and was glad I did. I did not feel like eating a healthy breakfast, but I faked it thru and feel better now. On the other side it is not that bad. I am entitled to my mood, but determined to make it. Have a great Tuesday. <BR> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:19:52 EST Zumba Monday... I look forward to Monday's because it is the one day of the week that I get to do Zumba. My instructor Anita, makes it fun and challenging. We never know what we are in for, it is a great way to start the week and great motivation to continue the weekly journey. <em>356</em> <BR> She also incorporates a few minutes of weight training into the routine. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:11:53 EST Enjoying this lovely day.... This is a beautiful day, the sun is shinning and the weather is very nice. I am just relaxing today and preparing for the week ahead. A good friend is coming from out of town and that involves dining out. I am already planning my meal so that it fits into my caloric range. Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:56:29 EST A fun day...... I attended a baby shower that was a lot of fun and had a little cake. It was a good day. Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:58:32 EST Finally Friday.... Looking forward to rest and relaxation this weekend. I have been on the road the past couple of weekend, visiting sick family members. I just want to sit on my couch and watch TV, get a few long runs in and back to the couch. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:31:29 EST Wonderful Thursday.... This is going to be a wonderful day. I am pushing thru on this Friday Eve. Have a great Thursday and live in the moment. Thu, 9 Nov 2017 08:18:58 EST Hump Day Yeah.... I can feel the weekend, it is closer than it was; I have been on the road the past three weekends. I am ready for some R&R. Here's to a great remainder of the of week. I am just going to keep on sparking and continuing my healthy lifestyle choices to the best of my abilities. <em>104</em> Wed, 8 Nov 2017 16:08:21 EST Even Better.... <img src=""> Tue, 7 Nov 2017 15:27:51 EST Be Fearless this Monday.... <img src=""> Mon, 6 Nov 2017 11:54:49 EST Sunday prep day.... Today is my prep day, I get everything ready for the start of the new week. I prepare foods, clothing and everything to make my week less stressful and easy for me to get in my fitness workouts. I am ready for a great week. Sun, 5 Nov 2017 19:21:31 EST A beautiful Saturday.... I enjoyed the beautiful weather today. It is near perfect. Sat, 4 Nov 2017 22:00:28 EST Happy Friday..... It been a long week, but a good week. I have made some progress, I am getting in my steps, getting in my weight training. This month is off to a good start... let the good times continue. Fri, 3 Nov 2017 07:59:58 EST Thursday.... <img src=""> Thu, 2 Nov 2017 08:46:17 EST November Goals.... It is the first of a new month and I am coming off of a good October. I plan to get in more weight training this month, track food and get in some Yoga once a week. I think and know that these are all doable. Here's to another great month. Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:15:54 EST Happy Halloween.... Enjoy the fun and enjoy the treats today in moderation. <BR> I am staying away from office candy jars the next couple of days. Out of sight out of mind for me. <em>431</em> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:44:40 EST Making the most.... I am making the most of this day. This is the day that the Lord has made and I am going to rejoice and be glad in it. <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:43:41 EST Not feel it today.... Not feeling well today. I woke up with a cough and cold. Feeling Yucky today. Sun, 29 Oct 2017 22:36:19 EST A day on the road.... I drove 3 hours to visit a family member in the hospital. It was so worth the visit; it made my day and theirs. I am glad I made the trip. Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:12:06 EST Allergies.... My allergies have me feeling so tired and rundown today. I have to get some rest and reboot. Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:46:45 EST Chilly today.... Fall or should I dare say winter is in the air. I did not realize it was going to be this chilly today. Woke up to 44 degrees, mind you it was near 90 degrees last week. I need to adjust my mindset and get in the fall/winter mode. <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday and keep on Sparking. Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:16:35 EST The clock... <img src=""> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:40:15 EST Chase your dreams..... Tim McGraw sang, “Chase your dreams but always know the road that’ll lead you home again.” Tue, 24 Oct 2017 20:25:51 EST