ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Getting Lazy I feel as though I am getting lazy the last couple of weeks. I usually enjoy working out and being active, but lately I have been just wanting to sit and watch television. I have to get out of this mode and get back to what I like to do, but it is hard this month. I am looking to get back to me <em>102</em> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:56:22 EST Not enough time in the day... I am glad that it is Friday, I went to bed late last night, did not get in any physical activity and woke up stressed and worried that I want have enough time in this day to do all the things that I need to be doing. It is call life and sometimes it is not always easy. This feeling will pass and I will be on to the next thing. Hoping to get a long run in tonight, that seems to relax me a great deal. <BR> <BR> Here's to a great weekend!! <em>28</em> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:55:01 EST Keeping it Moving The only words for the day is that I am keeping it moving!!! Moving with my tracking food and moving with my exercise. <em>521</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:05:06 EST Keeping it Moving The only words for the day is that I am keeping it moving!!! Moving with my tracking food and moving with my exercise. <em>521</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:05:03 EST I Withstood the Challenge I was dreading going to my monthly meeting at work because of the temptation of all the pastries, donuts, bagels, breakfast sandwiches being served. I had my cup of coffee and an apple before I went and sat in the back of the room away from the snacks. I went a few minutes late so that I did not show up right when everyone was grabbing food. I kept my eyes on the speaker and video and not on the food. After the meeting everyone was invited to take something with them to clear the room; I ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:58:53 EST Feeling Kinda of Down Today I am feeling down today. I can not put my finger on it, but I know that I will run tonight and feel better tomorrow. I had a great time in my Zumba class yesterday. I had lots of energy and I went to bed early. I just woke up grumpy. I guess it is one of those days. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:16:00 EST Refocusing on my goals Today is the day that I choose to refocus on my goals. I have been slacking off and a few pounds have started to creep back. I have to get back on board and do the things that got me to my goal weight. I don't know why, but mid month seemed right to recommit. I can not just keep going in the wrong direction. <em>521</em> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:22:28 EST Preparing for the week ahead Today, I am preparing myself for the upcoming week. I am getting my house in order so that my week will hopefully be smooth. I am doing the laundry, preparing my clothes for the week, preparing my lunches and meals. I want to start getting in some exercise in the morning. My goal is to get to bed by 11 pm each night. I am such a late night person. Have a great Sunday!!! <em>386</em> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:47:58 EST Gorgeous Weather The weather is my area is gorgeous today. It was cool and breezy, I got to get outside and walk around and enjoy. <em>67</em> I spent my time talking to relatives that I haven't heard from in quite a while. It was most enjoyable to catch up on things and laugh about old times. <BR> <BR> I am saving my exercising until tonight, I would love to get a long run in after dinner. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:59:02 EST It's Finally Friday!!! It is finally Friday and I am looking forward to the weekend. I am having dinner with friends and catching up on some much needed cleaning around the house. I am going to workout out all weekend, because I have been slack during this week. I did get a short 45 minute run in last night which made me feel better. Here's to a wonder weekend!!! <em>104</em> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:09:56 EST Feeling Blah It is a blah feeling today. I don't particularly have a reason, just don't feel like talking or working. I have to work on some spreadsheets, therefore I don't have the luxury to just do nothing. It is so hard to concentrate. I hope this feeling ends soon. I have to get my run on tonight. I always feel better after a long run. This too shall pass!!! <em>30</em> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:09:21 EST Rest Day Today is a rest day from exercise. I feel yucky, although not sick. Working hard so I need to recharge for a day. I have to remind myself to take time out once in a while. <em>39</em> <BR> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:06:50 EST My Zumba Instuctor is a Beast My Zumba instructor is a beast. Zumba Monday has left me very sore in the abs this morning. I do lots of crunches, but do not feel my abs, today it hurts. The class is one hour and she works out all 65 minutes no breaks. It is from on song to the next, one move to the next. This is my 3rd week back and boy I can tell that I have missed a couple of months or more. <BR> <BR> I love the class and look forward to Mondays at 6 PM. I will try to do Zumba on the X-Box Kinnect tonight to po... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:30:10 EST Rainy Monday It would have to be a rainy morning now that I am back at work. I wish I could have slept in today. Lots of work to catch up on today. I am just taking it one thing at a time and not stressing that my office mailbox was stuffed with items to do. I am not very hungry today, but I must eat in order to make it to my Monday Zumba class. I plan to attend this class rain or shine. Happy Monday!!! <em>355</em> Mon, 8 Sep 2014 12:49:07 EST Great run - head clearer In ran for 11.81 miles last night and then had the best night sleep! <em>224</em> Today my head feels so much better, although my ears feel funny today. It looks as though I will have to take some allergy medicines. All in all a good day, it is football Funday Sunday!!! Go Niners Sun, 7 Sep 2014 14:51:06 EST Allergies are back It seems as though my allergies have returned with a vengeance. I have had a sinus headache all day. I hate to take medicine, but I was forced to. I will try to run and clear my head tonight. Twelve miles here I come. <em>521</em> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 20:33:50 EST Vacation is over.... Today is the last day of my vacation from work. I have enjoyed my Staycation, but now it is ending. Back to work on Monday. It has been so relaxing doing nothing or whatever was my choice without being interrupted. All good things come to an end. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> My next vacation from work will be in November, until then. <BR> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 15:36:55 EST Yeah Football I love professional football, let the games began. I love most sports, especially football. I will get my 5 days of exercise in per week and make sure that I don't workout on Sunday which is game day. <em>281</em> Thu, 4 Sep 2014 20:53:05 EST Weight Training a Must I don't like weight training, but I know that I have to do it. I hate weights and this is my biggest weakness. This is holding me back from my fitness goals. I can not motivate myself to do them as often as I should. I can usually manage one day every two weeks. My goal this month is to do two days a week. I think I can do it. I am going to try. I really want to get stronger. <em>23</em> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 19:59:43 EST Vacation Today was a vacation day from work, but not from my healthy eating and exercise. My goal is to get in as much physical fitness in September as I did in August. I had 2300 exercise minutes in August. <em>521</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:49:57 EST September off to a good start September is off to a good start already. I ran my 12 miles tonight with ease. If I can do this at least three times a week that would be awesome. I usually only do two days a week, but I would like to add an extra day a week. I am still maintaining my weight loss; plus or minus a few lbs up and down each week. The hardest part for me is maintenance. I plan to make September as great as August. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:12:35 EST Totally Relaxed I m totally relaxed today. I had nothing to do so I lounged in bed all day, which is where I am right this moment. I plan to get up and run 12 miles tonight my favorite time to run. I love having the time to myself where I can just read, surf the internet and relax. My eating has been great today and I have been drinking water and tea. Here's to a busy tomorrow. <em>334</em> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:48:29 EST I had a good day I had a good day. My party went well and all was satisfied. I did overeat, but that is just today. I will regroup tomorrow and get back on my healthy eating regimen. <em>15</em> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:04:08 EST Ran it out!!! I ran almost 12 miles last night and I feel so much better. My mood has lifted and I feel good. I hope this continues. I plan to really get my exercise on this holiday weekend and enjoy myself. I am looking forward to some time off and R&R. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Friday <em>386</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:47:35 EST My Good Friend Moved Today! I am sad today because good friends finally completed their move out of state. I am happy that their career plans move them forward, but I am really sad to see them go. We had a wonderful dinner last night and said our goodbyes this morning. I will jump on the treadmill tonight and sweat it out to feel better. <em>39</em> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:30:17 EST Hump Day Yeah!!! It is midweek and the count down to the weekend and the Labor Day Holiday has began. The weather is supposed to be great. I am going to relax grill out and read my books and magazine. Family and friends will stop by for food and drinks. It is going to be a great time. Looking forward to the weekend. Must keep tracking my food and exercising. <BR> <em>224</em> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:02:10 EST Dedicated to Finishing the month strong I am dedicated to staying the course this month. I tend to slow up and fall off during the end of the month, but this month I want to finish strong. I can do this, I will do this. I will not fall prey to temptations of bad eating and not exercising during the last week of the month as usual. I am pushing forward!!!! <em>104</em> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:01:41 EST Spent the Day Cleaning I spent the day cleaning and getting my house in order to start the work week off right. I want things organized so that I can stay on task. My meals are planned, my clothes are ready and my house is clean. I can relax this week and eat right and exercise. Here's to a great week!!! <em>198</em> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:46:43 EST Relaxing I am totally relaxing today. It is too hot to go out in this 100 plus degree weather. I am just lounging and doing nothing and it feels great. I am trying to motivate myself to do a long run on the treadmill tonight. <em>315</em> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:58:44 EST Happiness True happiness can be achieved if you stop comparing yourself to others and live your own best life. Just my thoughts for today. Everyone is different, everyone's circumstances are different, therefore you have to be happy in your own space. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!!! Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:45:19 EST Happiness True happiness can be achieved if you stop comparing yourself to others and live your own best life. Just my thoughts for today. Everyone is different, everyone's circumstances are different, therefore you have to be happy in your own space. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!!! Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:45:17 EST Unsettled Stomach Feeling ok, but my stomach feels unsettled today. I have been eating a lot of almonds, I think this might be the problem. I will cut back on the nuts and see if my stomach feels better. It is making me grumpy and not wanting to socialize with anyone. I will eat some Greek yogurt to see if this works. <em>28</em> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:44:53 EST Energized Wednesday Today I had lots of energy, and got in two workouts. Hopefully this will carry thru the rest of the week. I feel pretty good. <em>104</em> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:43:18 EST I love Zumba I love my Zumba Class and am so glad that it is back. I enjoy the class and the fun we have. We are working hard, but the instructor makes it fun. The class is on Monday's which is a day when I am exhausted after work, but I still go and after a few minutes get really into the class. I am learning lots of new dance moves. <em>244</em> <em>361</em> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:25:45 EST Fantastic Run I completed a fantastic 12 mile run last night. It felt great to run and the endorphins really cleared up my bad mood. I ran too late and could not go to sleep last night, but I still feel great. I felt blah yesterday and could not figure out why, I have this certain discernment about things and I got bad news about my friend's family member this morning. Maybe, that is what I was feeling. I am praying for their family. <em>41</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:39:58 EST Blah..... I don't know why, but I am feeling blah today. No particular reason, just the way it is today. There is nothing particular of concern. I am not overeating and exercising, but I still feel blah. This too shall pass!!! <em>39</em> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:14:29 EST Dinner with Friends I have dinner with friends to celebrate their new job and new move. I have my menu planned out to stay within my caloric range for the evening. I went to the restaurant website and found the most nutritious and most delicious meal I could find that would not put me over my limit. Now the goal is to stick to it and not indulge in bread, alcohol and dessert. I have a bite of appetizers in my plans. The dessert will be hard to resist, but I think I will just have a bite of my spouse's. <... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:15:32 EST I had a good day!!!! Today is turning out to be a very good day. I am doing well tracking my food and making healthy choices. I am not tired and I feel so much better. Now all I have to do is complete my exercise program I have planned after work. I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend. <em>334</em> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:11:47 EST Is Allergy Season Back... I don't know what it is but, my allergies are back and in full effect. My nose is running all the time. My head is hurting and my concentration and energy is all over the place. I thought the early spring was bad, but this is driving me crazy. <em>527</em> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:00:27 EST Remaining Focused I am struggling try to remain focused on my goals. I can do this, I will do this and in the end I will be rewarded with some success. The key is to motivate myself to keep going even when my spirit is getting tired. We all had low points, the goal is not to remain there. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:33:23 EST My Zumba Class is Back My Monday hour long Zumba class is back. I can not believe how much I have forgotten in the last couple of months. I am glad to have it back and I had a great hour long Zumba workout yesterday. I was exhausted but, it felt great to get out and do something different. I hope it remains this time. The participation is great this time. <em>355</em> <BR> I am hoping to incorporate Yoga into this week workout routines. Wish me luck!!! Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:31:26 EST Long Run - Completed I completed my long run on the treadmill last night. I ran for 11.80 miles and it felt good and I did not struggle the entire time. I had energy, not my normal energy level, but still good. I try to get in two long runs per week. Preferably on by the middle of the week and one at the end of the week. I accomplished all my goals except for my weight training. I will get that in tonight. <em>104</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:10:26 EST Loss of Energy I guess being in the house all weekend has made me extremely lazy. I did not workout last night, it is not because I did not attempt, I was just did not have the energy to perform. Today, I am resting in order to conserve energy for a long run. <em>41</em> <BR> . Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:46:53 EST Running and Relaxing I got a good run in last night. It was not easy, but I pushed on and completed my 11 mile run. It felt as though I would never be done, but I kept running and finished. It made for a relaxing night and day today. I am just going to keep pushing and sparking. <em>315</em> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 17:30:06 EST A Good Run I got a good run in last night. It was not easy, but I completed my 11 mile run. It seemed as though it would take a lifetime, but I kept moving forward to complete it. I can really relax today because it put me in such a great place. I am just going to run on and spark on. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 17:26:59 EST Indoors all Weekend My weekend will be spent indoors because the UV index is extremely high this weekend. I have had severe sunburn on my arms from being out an about, even with sunscreen. Nothing is working. My immune system is weak. It is supposed to be UV indexes in the 11 to 12 range. <BR> I will be cleaning my house and organizing. This should keep me busy. <BR> <BR> I have to stay busy so that I do not snack all day. <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:08:40 EST Preparation is Key The key to my success in my healthy living lifestyle is preparation. I have to prep my healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. I have to prep my everyday life in order to get things accomplished so that I can fit physical fitness into my day. I must also prepare for the unexpected this that spring up in life. With that being said, I have to adjust to life challenges as they arise. I can do this for life!!!! <BR> <BR> I find that I make horrible choices when I am not prepared. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 12:58:02 EST Hump Day Yeah!!! I have been extremely busy at work so I am glad that we are moving along fast this week. I am looking forward to Saturday. Have a great rest of the week. Spark On!!! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 23:24:10 EST Still No Diet Coke It has been three weeks since I have indulged in drinking one diet coke per day at lunch. It is hard, but I have decided to make the change and just drink water or tea for lunch. This week it is definitely getting easier. I am determined to kick this habit. I did not think I could go this long, but I have. I <em>91</em> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 19:52:49 EST August is off to a good start This month is off to a good start. I have been staying within my caloric intake for each day and getting in my exercise. I even had a great run last night. Let's hope that this momentum continues throughout the month. Here's looking forward to a great August!!! <em>244</em> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 14:04:41 EST