ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Lounging Saturday I plan to lounge around the house all day today. No major plans, just going with the flow of things and do whatever I choose; even if it is nothing. I do have one more day of running to get in before the day or night is over and my January goals will be complete. Then on to my February plans. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:03:13 EST Finishing up January Strong....I hope I thought the weekend would never get here, but finally. I have just two days left to complete my goals for the month of January and I know I am capable of accomplishing all my January goals, because I only have two things left to do. I tend to get lazy near the end of the month and not push through <BR> <BR> It seems as though I always tell myself... "I can start next month" I want my January goals as a win. <BR> <BR> Here's to finishing strong. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:58:50 EST Getting Closer to the Weekend... I am getting closer to the weekend and starting to feel better with my sinus problems today. It is expected to warm up and I can get outside and enjoy. <BR> <BR> I need to catch up on a lot of things this weekend. (i.e. housework, bills, etc.) Never a dull moment in my world. Life is busy and I am getting busy living. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:37:33 EST Oh No; Not the Sinus Problem Again.... I cannot get over sinus problems this year. As soon as one clears up another one comes. It makes me feel tired and irritable. My nose keeps running, when it dries up; the sore throat and headaches start. This has been a trying season for me. I am trying to remain strong. <BR> <BR> The one thing that helps temporarily is exercise. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:25:55 EST Oh No; Not the Sinus Problem Again.... I cannot get over sinus problems this year. As soon as one clears up another one comes. It makes me feel tired and irritable. My nose keeps running, when it dries up; the sore throat and headaches start. This has been a trying season for me. I am trying to remain strong. <BR> <BR> The one thing that helps temporarily is exercise. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:25:51 EST Tuesday Blahs The weather is dreary and I feel like crap. This too shall pass!. I need some motivation to move today. <em>39</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:46:04 EST Zumba Monday Yeah, I am looking forward to my Zumba Monday. The class has been cancelled two weeks in a row. I am missing it and I am looking forward to getting my dance workout on today. Let's hope that I don't get the dreaded phone call that we will not have class today. It is a small class, but we work really hard. The instructor is very motivational and makes it a lot of fun. <em>361</em> <em>353</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:25:49 EST Back on Board Today and tonight, I have to back on board with my program. I sort of took the last three days off from my routine. It is time to get back to my program and finish my goals. Here's to a great week. <em>252</em> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:14:28 EST Weights ... my shortcoming I hate weight training, but I did a Firm Aerobic Workout with weights last night and it felt great, I am a little sore today from it. I did not think I could do it but I did. I hope to add more weight training in the future. I am trying to incorporate 2 days per week <em>23</em> <em>34</em> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:00:00 EST Date Night Finally it is Friday and my spouse has planned a date night. I am going to dinner and a movie. I really want to go home take a nap, eat dinner and watch a movie instead of going out, but I can't. <BR> <BR> In life, you don't always get to do what you like or what you planned in your head. I know I will enjoy it once I am out, but it would be nice to just chill out. <BR> <BR> Here' to a relaxing weekend. This has been the longest; shortest week. <em>386</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:57:50 EST The home stretch..... I am so ready for this week to end. This is the longest shortest week I have experienced in quite some time. I have been tired from the start and still am. I plan to get some rest this weekend. Yeah tomorrow is Friday!!!! <em>234</em> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:08:46 EST Exercise is my best stress relief... Exercise is the best stress relief for me. While I am exercising I workout all the problems, concerns and things I need to do. I don't listen to music, I listen to me. I motivate myself and keep on moving. I talk to myself a lot. I say lets go Rob; you can do this. <em>312</em> <em>330</em> <em>186</em> <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> I do a little bit of everything from running, Yoga, Zumba, Nike Fitness X-Box, biking etc. <BR> <BR> My peace of mind is my motivation. I leave it ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:50:25 EST Energy Level My energy level has been up tremendously lately. The only reason I can think of is the fact that I have taken artificial sweetener out of my daily diet. When I need to add anything to my coffee and tea, I add regular sugar. I am thinking about using raw sugar next. <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:54:57 EST Feeling it... I was so feeling it last night that I ran 18 miles on my treadmill. It was awesome; I don't know where the energy came from. I was tired starting off but really got into a groove. It was the longest and best run of my life. <em>244</em> <em>182</em> <BR> <BR> I am taking a break tonight to give my body a rest. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:27:34 EST Living in the Moment I am living in the moment this year rather than planning everything out and trying to control all the things around me that may not be within my control. I am stressing less and letting life happens. This does not mean that I am not taking care of business. <BR> <BR> I am a week, artificial sweetener free and I feel pretty good. I am using granulated sugar in my tea and coffee. I find that I don't require much to make things sweet. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:25:36 EST Struggling Today I am struggling in all areas of my life to stay afloat. It is one of those days and I am definitely looking forward to tomorrow. I keep singing the Annie song, "The sun will come out tomorrow" <em>28</em> <em>27</em> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:47:20 EST Ready for Relaxtion I am thankful for Friday. I am ready for some Rest and Relaxation. It has been a long week and I am ready to sit back and put my feel up. Have a great Friday. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:46:06 EST Obstacles I am not going to be an obstacle in my own path. I will not procrastinate; I will do the things that are required at the time that they are required to be healthy. <BR> <BR> Sometimes we are our own worst enemy and get in my own way and block progress. <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday!!! <em>334</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:06:00 EST Doubt and Hope Quote Why let doubt hold you back when hope can move you forward!! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:41:14 EST Moving Today, I am moving, have lots of energy and feel pretty good. Tonight I am hoping to get in a long treadmill run. <em>345</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:55:45 EST Moving Today, I am moving, have lots of energy and feel pretty good. Tonight I am hoping to get in a long treadmill run. <em>345</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:55:42 EST Goals for this week. (Jan 11-17) The goals for this week is to continue to do at least 45 minutes of some type of exercise per day. I accomplished my goal for the week last week of getting 2 weight training workouts. I hope to do the same thing this week. <BR> <BR> I am trying to stay focused on improving my eating, especially snacking. I would rather snack than have a meal. <BR> <BR> Here's to a Good Week!!! Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:08:10 EST A great run I had a great run last night. I ran 12 miles on my treadmill without stopping last night. It felt great. I don't know where all the energy came from, but I am loving it. Taking it easy after the run. I don't want to put too much stress on my body. <em>315</em> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:54:56 EST Just Chilling...... This Saturday I am just chilling out like the weather. It is cold and the perfect time to just relax take care of a few things and not stress much. Today is a good day!!! <em>259</em> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21:16:18 EST Catching Up I am glad that it is Friday because I am tired. My own fault, I stay up way to late to get up early. I plan to catch up on my household items this weekend. I have started the year out already behind on everything. I usually am very organized, but decided that since at the end of the year everything is out of order that I would not stress these small things that can easily be completed. I am doing what I like instead of what I should be doing. This is the new me; not because it is a new ... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 08:50:42 EST Moving Forward My motto is "Just keep it moving" and that is exactly what I am trying to do. I am trying to get some physical activity as often as possible. Today was a good day for exercise. I did Yoga and weights today and it felt awesome. Here's to moving forward. I refuse to go backwards. I might stall by I will continue to keep pushing and moving forward. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 23:40:24 EST Hump Day!!! First week back to work and it is hard to get back on track after being off for two weeks. I am glad that this week is going by fast. I have been doing great with my exercise this week, but not so well with my exercise. I am trying to get back to healthy eating, but it is hard coming out of the holiday seasons. <em>213</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 08:33:40 EST Getting Back on Track... I dedicated to getting back on track this week. It is hard coming off of vacation and holiday, but I know I must do it. This needs to happy quickly as not to get lazy. <BR> <BR> Today, I plan to do something special for someone other than myself. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Jan 2015 15:33:57 EST No Resolution this Year... I did not make any resolutions this year. My goals are to continue with my healthy lifestyle journey and be the best me that I can be. I have no pressure, just the desire to continue what I have been doing and to continue to keep moving forward in my pursuits. <BR> <BR> It feels great to not be obligated and to just go with what I am doing. This does not mean I will not make changes in my life or program because I probably will. It means that I have already set my resolutions in the pa... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:36:36 EST Hanging by a thread I am having serious sinus pressure and paid today. It is such a horrible feeling. My head aches, my stomach is queasy, I am nauseous and my stomach is upset. I took sinus medicine, but it only made me feel sleepy and loopy. I hope this passes soon. I will get in some fast-pasted walking in tonight and maybe that will clear my head. This too shall pass!!! Sun, 4 Jan 2015 19:50:32 EST Feeling Sick Today I went to bed feeling pretty good, but I got up feeling yucky with a sinus headache, sore throat and sinus headache. I have been drinking tea with lemon and honey and taking medicine. My head is still aching, but my stomach is feeling queasy. Sat, 3 Jan 2015 18:37:10 EST Back to Work on a Friday I had to go back to work today on a Friday. I thought it would be very few people here today; wrong answer, everyone was at work today. I guess nobody wants to start the year off using vacation days this soon. It made for a somewhat busy day today. The day went by faster than I expected. <em>334</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 16:27:23 EST Happy New Year 2015 is here; I am grateful for another new year. I can not wait to see what new things this new year will bring. I want to wish all my Sparkfriends a very happy New Year. I wish you peace, happiness and prosperity. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 17:58:12 EST Moving closer to the New Year The New Year is approaching fast. 2015, wonder what it will bring. Love and Peace to all!!! Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:27:40 EST Preparing for the New Year Each year the after Christmas, I prepare for the New Year. I get my house in order, organize my finances and my healthy living plans. I like to start the year off organized even if it does not last all year. I just feel better when I do. <BR> <BR> I am not setting many fitness goals this year, I am just going to live by my motto" Keep on Moving Forward" Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:52:05 EST Relaxing I am sitting at home relaxing and enjoying my last couple of days before I have to go back to work. It has been a wonderful time off from work. I am looking forward to getting back to work and back into the swing of things. <em>41</em> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:23:48 EST A great run today. I got in a really great run today. I completed 12 miles on my treadmill. I ran 9 mph at 6 percent incline, It took me 80 minutes to run. It really felt good to run again. I took time off last week for the holiday, but this week is already off to a great start. <em>334</em> <em>231</em> <em>182</em> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 23:39:10 EST Staying Physical Today, I am trying to remain physical and keep it moving. It is hard <em>521</em> not to be lazy, but I am not going to let that get the best of me. I must keep moving forward. No laziness allowed today. I must admit, it has been hard exercising and eating right during this holiday season. I must pick up the slack and get back on my plan. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 21:46:24 EST Back home safe and sound Travel around 4 hours away for the holidays. It was a great trip; although short. I really enjoyed visiting with my family and friends. Christmas 2014 was awesome. I am looking forward to getting myself organized and reenergized for the upcoming year. <em>198</em> There was a lot of traffic on the roads today. It look me an extra hour and 15 minutes to get home. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:48:19 EST Merry Christmas Spark Family Merry Christmas to my Sparkpeople family. I hope you have a joyous day. Remember the reason for this season. Enjoy your family and friends. <em>446</em> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:18:52 EST I am on autopilot... I am on autopilot today and going into Christmas. All the gifts are bought, wrapped and I am just resting until I leave for my three1/2 hour drive. The weather is horrible. It is a rainy stormy day, but that will not kill my spirits. The storm will pass and the sun will definitely come out tomorrow. I want to wish everyone a safe, joyous holiday season. <em>445</em> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:21:29 EST Enjoying the Season I am enjoying the season, while maintaining my health and wellness goals. Is it me or do people seem friendlier and happy this time of the year more than usual. Strangers are speaking and wishing me happy holidays. This is the season to be jolly. I plan to stay focused through the Christmas holidays. I can honestly say that I am truly blessed. <em>446</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:48:53 EST Had a Wonderful run... I had a wonderful run last night. I ran 11.8 miles on my new treadmill without stopping. It took me 79 minutes. I was in such a zone, it was often, I felt great and fell asleep with ease last night. I am hoping to continue the trend!!! <em>334</em> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:39:24 EST Working it out today... I am working it out today to make up for lost time. Cardio is happening all day. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:29:51 EST Haivng Fun... Attended a party with friends had a wonderful time. Did not over indulge in the goodies or alcohol; although had a few. It was great fun and I met wonderful people. Did not get home in time to exercise. I went alone which is something that I usually do not do, but I am trying to move outside of my box. Here's looking forward to more stepping out side of the box in the New Year... <em>244</em> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:54:16 EST Feeling Awesome Today, I am feeling Awesome. I am on vacation for the next two weeks. I don't have any plans, all shopping is basically done and relaxation is at hand. I have to work half a day and the fun begins. Just received a surprise that my brother is coming to visit from Virginia today on his way to visit other family members. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I plan to get a long run in tonight and Yoga early mornings during my vacation. Have a great weekend!!! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:41:17 EST Not going to wait... I am not going to wait until the New Year to get back on my program. I have been slipping lately with all the holiday parties and treats passed around at work. I haven't been terrible, but I have had more than I usually have and my weight has crept up about 3 lbs lately. I am not that concerned, about the weight, but more about being healthy and remain healthy. I can get back on track before the New Year. Why wait when I can do it now. <em>386</em> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:42:34 EST Getting Back to Me This weekend, I plan to get back to myself and doing the things that enhance my life. My mood is lifting and I hope that I can carry that momentum in to the holidays. <em>40</em> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:58:29 EST Not the best of Spirits Today, is an ugh day. I am not in a good mood and everyone is getting on my nerves. This too shall pass. The highlight of the day is that I am not in the mood to each much. I am eating healthy though. Hopefully I can get in some physical fitness tonight. Maybe I will do some Yoga. <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:00:13 EST Vacation over - Back to Work My vacation is over and I had to go back to work today. This was a long hard day!!! I have to work the entire week and then I am on vacation until the 1st of the year. I plan to get my exercise routine in order and in line for the next year. Today, I definitely have the Monday Blues. <em>334</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:52:14 EST