ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community August Goals... My August goals will be short and sweet. My goals is to maintain my goals and to add two days of weight training to my weeks. I love cardio and hate weights. I would like to tone more. I also want to add one session of Yoga per week. <BR> <BR> I am keeping it simple for August!!! I wish everyone great success in the month of August with their healthy lifestyle goals. <em>386</em> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 19:53:07 EST Finally T.G.I.F. It is finally Friday and I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend. I got in a long run last night and completed my goal of runs for the month of July. I plan to control my snacking this weekend and get back on track. I will develop my goals for August this weekend. <BR> <BR> Have a Happy Friday!!! Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:59:21 EST Getting my focus back.... It is Thursday and I am trying to get my focus back to where it need to be. I have been waning for a couple of weeks; slipping back into back habits. I know that it comes with maintaining weight loss and an healthy lifestyle. Starting today, I am trying to refocus on my goals and get back to what I have been doing for two years. It is hard, but I am trying. <em>104</em> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:44 EST Working hard.... <img src=""> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:08:41 EST Just here today.... I am just here today. Not really feeling the best, but trying to keep on moving. I know by the end of the day I will feel better, but this morning ugh!!!. <em>40</em> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:33:26 EST 12 Weeks.... <img src=""> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:52:34 EST Resting... Today I am resting and recharging for the week ahead. If I prep during the weekend, I tend to have much better weeks. I will perform a light workout tonight because I have competed my running for the week. I ran 12.4 miles last night and I feel great and accomplished today. <em>334</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:53:15 EST Beach Day!!! Today was a beach day, the weather was beautiful and not too hot. It felt great to be outside and enjoying the sun and breeze. I did a lot of walking which is great because I plan to relax tonight. Trying to maintain during the weekend. <em>67</em> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:40:39 EST Moving..... Today has been a busy day when I have been just in motion. Have a great Friday!!! <em>30</em> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:09:53 EST One down; one more to go I just finished 12.4 mile run and it felt great. It was an easy run tonight and I needed it to relax and start the weekend early. I have family visiting and I have one of my weekly runs out of the way (I try to get in two per week) I usually wait until the weekend because it takes a while to finish and I have more time. It felt great to complete one before the weekend. I have so much energy now, I am going to clean my house before retiring for the night <em>104</em> <em>224</em> ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:49:40 EST Happy Hump Day!!!! I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. I am trying to sound and stay positive even though I feel like crap with these allergies in full force. I refuse to give into this today. I will remain in a great frame of mind and I will push thru. Exercise really helps relieve my allergies temporarily, but the return with a vengeance. <BR> <BR> This too shall pass!!!! <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:36:16 EST Allergies back.... My allergies are back and with a vengeance. My nose is running, eyes runny and itchy and my energy levels are low. I cannot take medicine therefore I am trying to fight it off with exercise. It is going to be along day. I have to have a box of tissue near me at all times. <BR> <BR> I am upbeat though, it has been like this all year; i.e. off and on. I know that this too shall pass. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:58:41 EST Monday motto <img src=""> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:49:43 EST Back to Business.... The thing about relaxing is that it is hard to get back to the things that need to be done. Today started off extremely busy with a trip to the grocery store to prepare food for the week, laundry, clean house, pay bills etc. Good thing I have a lot of energy today because other wise I would be stressed. I have checked quite a few things off my list. I think I will take a small break. Have a great and blessed Sunday!!! <em>224</em> <em>198</em> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:52:58 EST Reading & Relaxing... Today, I am reading and relaxing. I feel better today because I had a really long great run last night and my sinus problem cleared up some. I am enjoying this day. Have a great Saturday. I plan to get some exercise on the elliptical and do some weight training tonight. <em>224</em> <em>330</em> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:37:53 EST Whew!!! <em>198</em> This was a long week. I am so glad that it is Friday and I can do what I want this weekend. I plan to relax and do not much of anything. I just want to get some sleep. Have a great Friday!!! Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:08:25 EST So Worth it... My hard work and dedicated is so worth it..... I am trying to stay focused and motivate myself to keep on pushing because the outcome will be great <img src="">!!! Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:58:09 EST Happy Hump Day Rededication.... It is moving towards the weekend. I can see light at the end of the tunnel. It has been a good week.... I am rededicating the remainder of my week to healthy eating because I had a huge dinner with a friend from out of town last night and I need to seriously get back on track, not tomorrow but today!!!! Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:23:00 EST Sweating... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am working it out today!!!! Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:00:15 EST Monday Quotes.... "Follow your own star"; "Be your own Leader"; "Step out of your Box". These are things that I am telling myself today in order to get thru the day. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Monday, I am working hard!!! Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:32:22 EST Lazy Sunday..... I have been so lazy today. I don't feel like doing anything other than resting. It has been an extremely hot weekend. I feel drained. I am just going to continue relaxing. I have done well this weekend with my diet and exercise. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:59:32 EST It's Hot!!! It is a heat advisory in my area today. I plan to stay inside and relax. I had a great run last night; therefore it is a break day. I will more than likely do something light and easy today. i.e. Yoga. Have a good and safe Saturday!!! <em>198</em> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09:00:26 EST Worth it!!! <img src=""> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:39:46 EST My how time flies... This week has really flown by; this pace is too fast for me. I have hardly had time for much but work this week. I have been exercising for at least 45 minutes each day thus far. The weekend is nearly upon me and I haven't had time to wish for it. It just feels like I have been spinning and spinning. Things are finally starting to wound down. <BR> <BR> Have a happy Thursday!!! <em>224</em> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:44:45 EST My feeling on today.... <img src=""> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 08:28:46 EST Monday Blues.... I am in a blue funk this morning because I found out that the Zumba class has been cancelled because the instructor is out. She will not be back until November; then classes will resume. I am so disappointed, but I will definitely have to find another class somewhere. This class was two minutes from work and the time was perfect. I could go directly from work to class on Mondays. <em>39</em> Mon, 6 Jul 2015 23:05:13 EST Starting fresh today.... I was going to wait until tomorrow to get back on my program, but I decided what better time than right now. I don't have to wait until Monday. Today I am watching what I eat and exercising; two very simple things, that are very hard to do. Today is the day to get back on track after a week of slacking. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 15:44:04 EST Happy 4th of July!!!! Happy 4th of July. I hope everyone enjoys the day and remember those who fought and fight for our Freedom. <em>232</em> <em>283</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2015 13:04:23 EST Hanging with friends... Today was a day of giving my time to others. I would have loved to be at home lounging, but friends needed me and I obliged. Sometimes you have to give yourself to others. It turned out to be a fun day. I was glad that I dropped everything to hangout. The downside is too much food and drink, but there is always tomorrow. <BR> <em>33</em> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 22:16:09 EST Had a Good Day... I had a good day today. I got a lot accomplished and some important things off my to do list. My eating was borderline, but I was busy and did some snacking. I am already into my July goals; although I want write them down until after the holiday. I did manage to get in weight training today. <em>224</em> I can relax and enjoy the holiday without the extra stress. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 23:31:12 EST Taking a mini vacation.... I am taking a mini vacation this week, just to relax and catch up on a few personal things. It feels great to be out when others are at work for a change. I am not taking a break from my health and wellness lifestyle. I plan to incorporate more weight training into my workouts this month. I just want to keep it simple and keep it moving. <BR> <BR> Happy Hump Day!!! Wed, 1 Jul 2015 20:00:25 EST Feeling Grumpy today... I woke up feeling grumpy. I had a good nights rest, but just woke up in this mood. I am trying not to get lazy and just not do anything today. It is time for a long run to up my endorphins and clear up this foggy days. It is not the be all end all for today. I will get past this mood and enjoy the day. Happy Tuesday. <em>29</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:17:51 EST No Zumba today - Opted out... I love my Zumba class and I hate to miss it because it is only one day a week. I opted out today because the location was changed from the gym to an outdoor garage area. It is entirely too hot to be in a garage. I will dust off my X-Box and do my own Zumba tonight at home. It was an ok Monday. I always start to slow down near the end of the month and let my good habits slide for a minute. <em>2</em> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:51:08 EST Relaxation Sunday.... Just relaxing today, plan on going for a long run tonight to start my week off right. I am trying to recoup from a horrible eating day yesterday. So far I am doing ok. Looking forward to my Zumba class tomorrow. It was cancel last week. Happy Sunday!!! keep sparking!!! Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:48:13 EST Moving on to the next day.... I ate too much junk food today. I was doing so well and then today happened. I had so much junk and very little food. I am looking forward to regrouping tomorrow and getting back in line with my program. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 21:37:36 EST Long Day...time to unwind This has been a long busy day. I am so glad that the weekend is here so that I can relax a little. I am in desperate need of a long run to clear my head and relieve some much need rest. I am yet to run this week because my stomach has been a tad bit upset. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday!!! <em>198</em> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:21:56 EST Making the most of the day..... I am trying to make the most of the day and get things done. I have a lot on my plate, but I know that I can do it.... I plan on taking a long run tonight (9 to 12 miles) to ease some of my stress. Have a great Thursday!!! <em>67</em> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:01:34 EST Rest day.... Today, I took as a rest day to regroup and get organized. Things this week somehow have gotten off track and I need a day to pull it back in. Happy Hump Day!!! Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:14:42 EST Happy Tuesday!!! Tuesday is moving right along. Feeling a little more rested. Trying to stay focused in this extremely hot weather and drinks lots of water. I am definitely staying indoors today. There is a heat advisory from 10 am until 7 pm. The weather is also volatile; sunny one minute and stormy the next. <em>27</em> <em>54</em> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:09:14 EST Starting the day off tired... I am starting the today sluggish and tired. I went to bed at a decent hour, but for some reason I did not sleep well. My Zumba class is cancelled for this afternoon, but I don't feel bad about it, I am too tired to go away. Today will definitely be a rest day. I am trying not to have anymore coffee. I will fight this off and remain at work. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:57:01 EST I can't ..... I am so exhausted from the weekend that I can't even relax today. I have things to catch up on and things to do to prep for this week. I have to have everything in order to have a successful week. I plan to relax later tonight; if I can. <em>198</em> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 17:26:56 EST Busy Saturday - No time to Relax The best made plans can easily be broken. My plans to relax ended extremely early. No time for that. On the run all day with friends and family. Maybe tomorrow. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:00:19 EST Time to Relax.... The heat index will be over 105 in my area this weekend; in fact it has been that way all week. Therefore, this weekend I plan to do nothing but relax indoors and catch up on my reading and try to get more sleep. It is definitely time for some R&R. No plans here; don't want any, just want some much needed down time. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend!!! <em>198</em> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:27:08 EST The beat goes on... The beat goes on and I continue this healthy and wellness journey. I am reflecting on this week; it has been a good one. My goals have been in line and I feel pretty good.. I am ready some R&R this weekend. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:00:49 EST I woke up like this... I woke this morning feeling really great. I tried a 10 minute HITT full body workout that I found online and it really put my body and lungs to the test. I felt awesome afterwards and slept like a baby. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I woke up with lots of energy; not tired and with a very positive and happy spirit today. <BR> <BR> Fellow Sparkers, have a great day and a great Hump Day!!! <BR> <BR> I hope that this mood continues. I feel <em>345</em> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:01:16 EST Motivational Tuesday.... I have to motivate myself today to keep moving forward!!! I am getting lazy with this hot weather and I must remain focused on my health and wellness goals. Two weeks no diet cokes <em>244</em> I like the way I feel without them. I have been drinking diet tea. <BR> <BR> My goal for the remainder of this week is to motivate myself and push myself to another level if I can. <BR> <BR> Here's to a great Tuesday, stay cool, it is hot out here!!! Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:45:03 EST Yeah it's Zumba Today.... I am so glad that I have Zumba today. I missed it last week. I cannot wait to get back to this high intensity, but fun and exhilarating class. I really feel accomplished when I am done. Zumba is the only thing that I usually do on Monday's. I am feeling better because I got a good night of sleep. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday!!!!! <em>244</em> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:23:51 EST A headache today.... I have a bad sinus headache today. I think this is never going to go away this season. This has been the worst season for allergies for me ever. I cannot take anything, I just have to get thru it. I plan to workout shortly which should make my nose run and my head clears. <em>29</em> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:31:38 EST Out and about in the heat.... I wanted to stay in relax and catch up on reading and crossword puzzle, but my spouse had other plans. We were out and about all over town and a small rode trip to a nearby Island. The weird part is that although it was the humidity at 90 plus, I was cold in the car and in stores and restaurants. Being out in the head and humidity has made me extremely tired. I hope that I can get my weight training in tonight. I am sticky now!!! <em>102</em> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 20:27:28 EST It's Friday..... It's Friday and I have had a tough week. I am looking forward to some R&R. It is going to be extremely hot this weekend. 100 degree plus this weekend. <em>198</em> I have planned all indoor activities. I have to limit my time outside because I am super sun sensitive. I burn really easily. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday!!!! <em>236</em> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:57:05 EST