ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Going with the flow I am going with the flow of how I feel today. I tossed an turned all night and did not get much rest. I am really tired and will probably take a break from exercising tonight. I need to refresh and renew and start again tomorrow or maybe next month, when I don't have as many things going on. I have my sibling having heart surgery and my friend is having throat surgery so I will be busy visiting them this weekend. <em>28</em> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:04:38 EST Distractions Can be a Good thing So much is going on this month and I am just going with the flow for once. I hate distractions, but this time I have seen tremendous growth within myself. I am putting others first and concentrating on spending time with family and friends instead of straying away to exercise or be alone. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:56:18 EST Unexpected Housequests When you least expect it houseguests arrive for the evening and all your plans of relaxing and exercising goes out of the window to play hosts. There is always tomorrow, sometimes the best surprises are unexpected but what you actually need. Sometimes you have to stop and enjoy people and the moment. <em>40</em> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:54:47 EST Fridays are the best I look forward to Friday so that I can relax and recharge. The week goes by so fast that when Friday rolls around I am exhausted. It is time for some R&R. I will catch up on my sleep and get some Yoga and Pilates in hopefully. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!!! <em>334</em> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:01:11 EST My workouts have been off this month With everything going on in my life, I have not concentrated this month on my physical fitness activities. I am usually a stickler for getting in my workouts, but I have been so lazy this month. I have the motivation, but run out of time. I am not a morning person therefore, it is very difficult for me get up in the morning and exercise. Next month, I will begin to try and change this habit. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Thursday!!! <em>12</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:28:02 EST Chasing the Dog I did not get in much exercise yesterday, but I did chase my kids dog all over the neighborhood because he dug a hole under the fence and got away. I was trying to figure out how to track that in the fitness tracker. From this day going forward he will not go in the backyard unattended. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:49:29 EST Moving forward Rough day at work today, hopefully I feel good enough to get my workout in and get some rest tonight because I have houseguests tomorrow thru the weekend. It will be hard to get in my workout with houseguest, but maybe we can all go walking after dinner. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:03:27 EST Falling short of goals Anytime you have plans for yourself, something comes up to stand in your way. Although my goal was to get in 33 miles of running on the weekend, I did manage to get in 23 miles despite really bad sinus headaches. Although, I did not reach my goals for this past weekend, I feel such a sense of accomplishment because I could have easily let my headaches get the best of me, instead I persevered. and feel so much better for it. <BR> <BR> In the past, I would have just given up and stayed in ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:45:16 EST Ran anyway Although I had a serious headache last night, I still managed to run my 11 miles. While I was running I completely forgot about my head and got into the run. It felt great, but the headache did come back today. I think I should just take it easy today and not push myself to hard. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:04:04 EST Headaches Today I awoke with a Migraine headache and have felt the affects all day. Not able to do much but try to sleep and even that is hard. Nothing works to get rid of the headache I just have to be patient and hopefully tomorrow will be a much better day. <em>527</em> Down and out today. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:32:17 EST Off and Running I am off and running this weekend. I am planning on getting my run in this weekend. My goal is to do 33 miles this weekend. I am tired, but I plan to accomplish this goal I feel pretty good. Let's see how it goes. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:26:12 EST Getting my Groove Back Today, I finally feel like I am starting to feel good again and motivated to get back to eating and exercising. I just need a little more rest and I will be back to my old self. Here's to moving forward and making progress. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:53:18 EST Midweek Blues This week I have been in such a funk. I don't want to eat, I don't want to exercise. I am continuing my break for a few more days to gather myself and get back to my normal self. I am not going to force it. <em>46</em> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:21:33 EST A Better Day Today was a better day, I am feeling better and starting to get my appetite back. I am back on my program and hoping to make progress today. <em>521</em> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 21:08:17 EST Manic Monday Coming back from vacation to work is always hectic. I did not have an appetite today. I am feeling melancholy after my daughter's wedding. Hoping to recover from the weekend soon. <em>198</em> <em>39</em> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:18:08 EST Making up for lost time Now that the wedding is behind my family, I can get back to healthy eating and exercising this week. I took the last 5 days off from all exercise, although I was running around all over the place. Tomorrow, I am back on my program. I do not want to become lazy. Sun, 6 Jul 2014 22:13:39 EST Almost at the finish line So tired, the wedding is near and we are almost at the finish line. I want to get off now!!! Fri, 4 Jul 2014 23:52:01 EST Hanging on by a tread My resolve is hanging on by a thread. I am trying to maintain good eating habits while traveling and not exercising. It is getting harder, I did bring apples, oranges and pretzels on the 4 hour trip. I had a salad for lunch and I think I might just have a light salad for dinner. I plan to walk after dinner tonight. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:18:51 EST Stressed I am really feeling the pressure of the upcoming wedding and my eating has escalated. I am trying to be strong, but food is giving me a little bit of comfort. It is only a few more days. <em>46</em> <em>198</em> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 22:55:32 EST July will be a tough month July will not be easy for me to stay on my program. It started today with my best friend's birthday cookout and cake. My daughter's wedding is this weekend as well. I might just be too stressed to eat much. (I am losing my little girl) <BR> <BR> There will be lots of parties during the month of July. I think I have an event to attend each month. I am hoping that I can stay focused. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 22:12:43 EST Back to Back Runs Last night I completed another long run on my treadmill. I had so much energy that I keep going for almost 12 miles. It felt great and today I am not even sore. It has been a while since I have had the energy to run two day in a row. I am finding that I do not know my own strength. I have to get in a day of weight training, therefore I will do that today and I will have had a successful June. I need to because July will be my busy month with weddings and all. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:23:55 EST Too Much Snacking = A Good Run Last night after all the snacking during the day and evening I managed with a struggle to run for 77 minutes on my treadmill. I was motivated by how much junk I ate and even though I wanted to quit I kept going. It was such a feeling of accomplishment. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:47:03 EST Out of Control Snacking Today has been a day of out of control snacking. I have eaten all snack today and very little real food. I did eat 5 servings of fruit and veggies. I barely stayed within my calorie range, but I did. Looking forward to a better tomorrow. The endless snacking with be motivation for running tonight. <em>15</em> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:31:00 EST Yeah Friday It is the weekend, I had a good week, not a great week but all in all I maintained. I am grateful for the weekend, I need to rest and recuperate. Have a wonderful weekend all my spark friends. <em>334</em> <em>224</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:26:05 EST Battling my Sinus Problems I am battling my sinus headache and pressure again. This has been the worst year every. My eyes burns, nose is either stuffy or runny. It keeps coming back again and again. I know I will get thru this, but I a wondering when. <em>28</em> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:31:03 EST Hump day and I am still standing It is hump day, usually the day I lose all resolve, but today I kept strong, ate right and exercised. I got quite a few things completed at work. It helps to keep yourself busy so that you don't lose focus because you're bored. I am heading towards the weekend. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:52:31 EST Continuing on... I am continuing on with my good week. All is well and in control this Tuesday. I have to give myself a pep talk because midweek can be my revert to old habit day. I am staying committed this week. Continuing on the path to success on this journey. Join me please!!! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:39:30 EST The week is off to a good start This week is off to a good start. I did well with my diet and exercise today. I am looking forward to making up for last week..... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:33:50 EST Not Sweating the Small Stuff I am not going to sweat this horrible eating and not exercising weekend. I will start fresh tomorrow getting back to my eating and exercise routine. I will just have to work extra hard this upcoming week. I was just in that snacking mode and overdid it a couple of times. Then I got lazy and decided not to do anything physical. It happens, now I am over it. Looking forward to a great upcoming week. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:35:13 EST A Great Time We had a great time with friends and family today. I managed to not overeat there, but on the trip back I had lots of snacks. Oh well there is always tomorrow to jump back to what I know. All the fun that I had made it worth it. <em>334</em> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:24:49 EST Stayed Home - Feeling Yucky Stayed home from work today. Had a terrible headache and would not have been productive. Having the worst time with my sinus this year. I will have to make up for lost time on Monday. I plan to run tonight to make my nose runs. This usually makes me feel better. <em>527</em> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:35:31 EST Keep Moving Regardless I am moving forward and keep it moving. It is a pure struggle this month, but I refuse to throw in the towel. I must get my exercise in and what I am eating. I must drink my water each day Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:39:13 EST Maintaining I am trying to keep it going even though the weather is hot and I am faltering fast. I must regain my motivation to just postpone everything until after the wedding in 17 days. <BR> I can do this and I will do this. I have come to far to fall off now. <em>521</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:03:31 EST Catching up to me The long weekend and trying to play catch up with chores and work is catching up to me today. I am tired and irritated today. I know if is because I am exhausted. This maybe the day to take a break from everything and rest. That sounds great but rarely happens. I want to at least get 30 minutes of physical activity in today. <em>24</em> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:34:52 EST Hanging in there... I am hanging in there and trying to maintain my goals this month, but so much is coming up and going on that I am having difficulty. I just have rededicate myself to my goals and try to do a little something everyday!!! <em>521</em> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:34:21 EST Happy Father's Day Happy Father's Day to all those wonderful and fantastic fathers out there. It is a day to remember dad and what he means to you. <em>26</em> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:33:49 EST Enjoying the day It was a lovely day with family and friends. I wish I could have more days like this. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:15:21 EST Focused I am focused and ready to maintain my healthy eating and exercise routines thru the weekend even though I am traveling. I am packaging my snacks so as not to eat all the junk food and fast foods. I am taking fruit, nuts and water. The planned is laid my mind is made up, lets see how we do!!! Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:20:51 EST Thursdays are the Best It is Thursday and I am feel great. Looking forward to the weekend. It will be a busy weekend, but it will be good for me to get out and about. I am trying to get my five days of exercise in by Friday so that I can be free to enjoy this weekend. It is a road trip to a bridal shower. It should be fun. <em>334</em> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:33:49 EST Midweek Stride I am hitting my midweek stride. I am feeling pretty good other than sinus issues again. My diet is on point and although I have not been exercise as much as I would like, I am still moving. I am completing at least 30 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> Get you midweek stride going that will carry you thru the weekend. <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday!!! <em>104</em> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:28:56 EST Midweek Stride I am hitting my midweek stride. I am feeling pretty good other than sinus issues again. My diet is on point and although I have not been exercise as much as I would like, I am still moving. I am completing at least 30 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> Get you midweek stride going that will carry you thru the weekend. <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday!!! <em>104</em> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:28:52 EST Humming Along I am just humming along today. I am in an excellent mood; a fun mood. I don't know why, but I will take more days like today. Looking forward to my FIRM Aerobic workout with weights tonight instead of my run. I am really trying hard to incorporate weight training into my workouts. It is hard because I am definitely a cardio person. I am hoping that I just don't hop on my treadmill instead. I am trying to convince myself that I can do this weight training thing. <em>23</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:10:39 EST Back on Track and Running I am back on track and running. I completed my 12 mile run last night even though I was extremely tired from my trip. I went overboard on Saturday with my diet and did not exercise, but yesterday, I did great. I am trying to be good this entire week. My daughter's wedding is in three weeks and I want to be in the best shape. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:05:49 EST Back at Home I am back at home from a weekend road trip where I ate to much and exercised to little. Today I am hoping to get a little rest and get back on track with my health and wellness goals. If not, there is always Mondays where I can start fresh. Here's to a great up and coming week. My goal is to get back on track and focus. <BR> <BR> It will not be easy the next couple of weeks because I have travel plans, but this time I will bring my own snacks and try to withstand the array of party foo... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 15:52:35 EST Tomorrow will be better Today day was a bust, went to a party, had some of everything to eat, no exercise. I could not get enough junk food today. <BR> I am not complaining just moving forward, starting with tomorrow. <em>15</em> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 23:36:24 EST Ready for the Weekend It has been a busy week, my diet and exercise has not been great, but I am looking forward to much need rest. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend!!! <em>334</em> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 23:51:53 EST Moving Foward I am moving forward and not looking back on yesterday. I felt horrible and had a horrible day. I had no energy to do anything. I just came home and went to bed. Today I am more into things and will try to get my workout in. It has not been a productive day as well, but there is always tomorrow to look forward to. <em>28</em> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 19:34:32 EST Mid Week It is mid week in a new month and I am still going strong. <BR> I was not in the best mood today, but this too shall pass Wed, 4 Jun 2014 23:41:55 EST Changing Habits I have this habit of always riding my recumbent exercise bike. It is my go to machine just to get some physical activities in without a lot of stress. I can do it while I watch television. (I call it my "I Love Raymond") Bike. <em>324</em> <BR> <BR> I have been using it for so long that it is hard to do anything else. Well, this month I decided to break the habit. (I am typically a habitual person; I can eat the same foods, do the same things and not get bored) My recumbent bike keep... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:28:23 EST Goals for June June is going to be a very busy month for me. I have bridal showers and baby showers every weekend, but one and then the first weekend in July a wedding to attend. <BR> <BR> My goals for June are: <BR> <BR> 1. To not let go of my healthy eating and exercise habits because I am busy. <BR> 2. My goal is to get at least 30 minutes of exercise in 5 days per week. I know the weekends are out, so I have to be diligent during the weekdays after work. <BR> 3. Get at least 2 days a wee... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 13:47:14 EST