ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 Cheerfully Motivated I am cheerfully motivated to stay on course even though the holiday season is here. It is hard, but I am not giving up on my goals of continuing a healthy lifestyle. It is so easy to say, I can just wait until next year and start fresh; giving myself permission to overindulge in food and not get any physical activity until the beginning of the year. I will not have to start on or in the New Year, because I will already be on course. <em>244</em> <em>521</em> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:48:23 EST Holiday Party Tonight I have a holiday party tonight and I am trying to eat light until I get there so that I do not go over my calories for the day. It will be hard because they have lots of appetizers and deserts to try. I am determined to remain strong in my mission. However, it is the holidays and I tend to overindulge sometimes. If I can treat it to a minimum. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:58:23 EST Easy Breezy Day Today was an easy breezy day. Nothing stressful, but busy anyway. I spent time with good friends and it was wonderful conversations. Here's to friends, they are the absolute best!!! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:46:00 EST A day of Service Yesterday, I dedicated my day to myself; today I dedicated my day to helping others. I went to the nursing home and visited the elderly. I ate lunch with them and thoroughly enjoyed their company as they enjoyed my visit. I watched my friend's daughter while she went to dinner and attended another friend's daughter band holiday concert. It was excellent to hear the great Christmas music. I will get in a quick run tonight and sleep well. <em>334</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:22:55 EST Lounging Today Today is a vacation day and I decided to lounge at home and do nothing at all. It feels great to have things to do, but not doing them. It is a timeout day and things will wait until tomorrow. Today it is all about me and I don't feel one bit of guilt. <em>334</em> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:27:42 EST Focused on Success I am focused on success this month. I plan to stay on my goals and objectives even though it is the holiday season and lots of distractions. I refuse to give in to all this temptation. I am not saying that I am not going to indulge in desert and dinners, but I am going to maintain my goals without going overboard. I am going to stick to my 45 minutes of some type of physical activity 4 times a week. Now that I have put it on paper and in writing; the hard part is the execution. <em>52... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 23:10:27 EST Monday Blues Did not want to get out of bed today. Extremely tired, but my life did not permit me to just lounge in bed today. I just went thru the motions today, not feeling anything other than complete exhaustion. <em>102</em> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:40:48 EST Cloudy Dreary Day!!! Today has me in a bad mood because it is a cloudy and dreary day. I don't feel like doing much of anything, but I must get some exercise in today no matter what. I can do this, I can get past this down mood. Here's to pushing forward no matter what!!! <em>386</em> <em>521</em> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 16:07:21 EST Sinus Problems Again... My sinus issues are back with a vengeance. I have been feeling miserable with a headache and feeling tired. My head is all clogged up today. I think the hot and cold and hot and cold weather is wearing me down. Nothing is working at the moment, I just feel bad. I want to sleep but can not because of the nagging headache. I am using food a medicine to make me feel better. This too shall pass. <em>102</em> <em>40</em> Sat, 6 Dec 2014 20:58:57 EST Decorating for the Season Thank GOD it is Friday. I can finally relax and do some decorating for the season around the house. I usually have it done by now, but for some reason I can not find the energy or desire to do it yet. I am indecisive about what colors and what items to use. I have collected them over the years and now I have too many choices. My goal is to have it done by tomorrow. <em>460</em> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 19:57:17 EST Busy, Busy, Busy.... Today was so busy at work and at home that I did not have time to mindlessly snack. I am still not hungry, because I too tired. <em>198</em> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 22:35:28 EST Feeling like myself I am back to feeling like myself again. I jumped right on the sinus and cold thing this time as not to get any sicker. I am feeling pretty good today. The great weather we are having does not hurt. Here's to an <em>345</em> December!!! Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:31:42 EST Feeling Under the Weather I am feeling under the weather today. I woke up with a little chest congestion and feeling yucky. I had a great Zumba workout yesterday and left the gym with damp clothing, which I think contributed to my stuffiness today. I will sweat it out tonight and I should feel better tomorrow. I will take something for the chest congestion I am feeling. <BR> <BR> <em>527</em> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:00:24 EST December Goals My goals for the month of December is to get in as much exercise as I can before the Christmas Holidays. (4 days a week; 45 minutes a day) <BR> <BR> Early in the month, track all calories to stay on task <BR> <BR> Don't stress about the holiday season <BR> <BR> Don't focus too much on food <BR> <BR> Enjoy the season and family. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 17:13:53 EST Ready to Start off December Right I am preparing myself to start December off right and to get back on track with my healthy eating and exercise plans. It has been a long November and I did not meet all my goals. I want to get back to what I know in December. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to December!!! <em>386</em> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:36:13 EST Resting for the Jump back to Program Tomorrow I am getting my rest today because I plan to jump back on my workout and healthy eating plan tomorrow. I decided that today was not the day to do it; I am watching what I eat, but with family still visiting, I will wait until they leave in the morning. I usually stress out about not being able to exercise and stress about overeating, but I am getting better and enjoying family and the moment that you can never get back. <BR> <BR> I love the new me and I am so much more relaxed this holid... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:44:25 EST Feeling Stuffed I am feeling stuffed today even though I haven't eaten a whole lot of food today. I did overindulge yesterday, but don't have any regrets, I cooked it, the food was great and I was enjoying family and friends. I will be back on my plan tomorrow and I am not worrying about what was, but what is going forward!!! <em>15</em> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:10:44 EST Happy Thanksgiving Sparkers <em>429</em> <em>428</em> Happy Thanksgiving, I am thankful all things good and bad. Have a wonderful evening. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:52:50 EST Prepared I am prepared for by guests. Everything is clean and in place, the meal is planned and ready to be assembled. I can not sit down and relax a little. No exercise for me today, I have been on my feet all day. <em>4</em> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:36:58 EST The Holiday Stress I am feeling the holiday stress and it is all my fault. I put to much pressure on myself to have everything perfect. I must learn how to relax and take it easy. my meal does not have to be perfect. The most important thing is to spend time with friends and family and enjoy them and live in the moment. I know these things, but can not seem to apply them to myself. <em>29</em> <em>28</em> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:22:33 EST Vacation I took this week as a vacation to relax and get my house in order before the holidays. I have a small Thanksgiving Dinner planned, so not a whole lot of cooking and preparation. I am just going to relax today and start on my plans tomorrow. The house is quiet, the weather is still gloomy and I am just going to stay in bed and relax. All is well. <em>244</em> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:19:47 EST Gloomy Day Makes for a Gloomy Mood The rainy cloudy day has made for a gloomy mood. It is dark and dreary and it is making me feel that way as well. I am hoping to get in a good workout tonight to make me feel better about things. This too shall pass. <em>46</em> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:44:49 EST New Treadmill Today was a relaxing day. I did go out to look for a new treadmill to replace the one that is broken and not worth repairing. I had the old treadmill for 5 plus years. It was the perfect fit, but I had to retire it. The new one will have to be broken in and I have to get use to it. I plan on giving it a run tomorrow when it is assembled. <BR> <BR> Maybe I will feel better if I get in a good run. <em>315</em> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:15:16 EST Improving Things are looking up! Trying to hang in there and stay positive Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:14:17 EST Trying to Improve I am trying to improve my mood, things are going horribly, but I am grateful for all things. I try to give thanks for all things good and bad. I know that the sun will out tomorrow. I am just going to keep moving forward!!! Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:50:47 EST Bad day Nothing worked for me today. Looking forward to a better tomorrow. <BR> Computer broke, mobile phone and tv Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:44:21 EST Pushing Forward I am not moving forward, I am pushing forward because it feels as though a brick wall is in front of me today. It must be the cold weather. I have the desire to snack on comfort foods, but I am resisting. I ate my salad and grilled chicken and plan to not succumb to the bad habit of chips, cookies etc. I will keep moving my feet until I reach my desired goals. <BR> Have a great Tuesday and Move your Wall Forward!!! <em>386</em> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:07:34 EST Good Start to the Week Even though I missed my weekly goals for last week, I still managed to move the scale downward for my Monday Morning weigh in. I was surprised that I did not over do it this weekend while I was traveling. I think that I was just to busy to really think about food. I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner and no snacks in between. <BR> <BR> Let's hope the past week good habits will carry over to this week. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:39:06 EST Catching up I had a mini weekend away, I was surprised that I ate really well and did not go over my limits. I am growing. I am tired, but enjoyed myself tremendously. I plan to play catch up and get a double workout in a few times this week to reach my fitness goals before the end of the month. All in all I am feeling really good!!! Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:18:34 EST Traveling for the Weekend I traveled to visit family this weekend. It feels good to get away. I really enjoyed the day. I did not overeat and I did not get my exercise in today. There's always tomorrow. <em>244</em> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:22:33 EST T.G.I.F. Yeah!!! Thank GOD it is Friday. I am so ready for the weekend. I plan to travel to visit family and friends and just enjoy the nice cold weather. I prefer winter but it makes me lazy. I have to keep my motivation level up and get back to basics and survive this holiday season that has begun so early. Have a great weekend. <em>224</em> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:30:55 EST The Weather is Making me Lazy This cool weather is making me lazy. It is also getting darker earlier and all I want to do is come home and go to sleep. I need to get back in line and refocus. <em>444</em> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:46:47 EST Midweek Lag It is midweek and I am behind on my weekly goals. I have some catching up to do. I am dragging today. Hopefully, I can pick up some energy later on and get busy with my fitness plans. <em>102</em> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:17:11 EST Busy Tuesday Today was busy did not do much, did not get too much exercise done today. I did eat within my range, but there is always tomorrow. Sometimes life gets in the way. I will get back to basic quickly. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:42:50 EST Zumba Class Cancelled <em>28</em> My Zumba class was cancelled. I did not find out until I showed up for class. I was never notified. I was so disappointed that I took the day off from all activities beside tracking my food. There is always tomorrow. Keeping it moving. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:11:53 EST House Guest Free I can get back to my normal lifestyle because my house guest is gone. I enjoyed the company, but it took me away from my routine. This upcoming week, I have to get back to my routine and get back on track with my eating. I am not worried because a break every now and then is good. I did get exercise in some days and I did not each out until yesterday. I can recover and make my November goals. <BR> <BR> Back to Zumba tomorrow. <em>224</em> I have missed two weeks. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 20:00:43 EST Saturday Shopping Spree I took time out to go on a small shopping spree to reward myself for my hard work today. I bought a couple of sweaters, a couple pair of boot and a business suit for work. I have been working hard therefore, I felt as though I deserve a treat. I look at new treadmills and saw a few that I liked, but not much on sale today. I will wait a couple more weeks. Relaxing with friends tonight. I am taking a break. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 20:44:31 EST