ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community There is no magic... "There is no magic to achievement. It's really about hard work, choices and persistence." <BR> by Michelle Obama <BR> <BR> I know this, but sometimes wish for magic to get me thru my days. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:15:04 EST Let's Make Thursday Great!!! Let's make the most of the day. Let's work on our goals and aspirations. The time to start or do it is always, always right now. Have a great Thursday!!! <em>381</em> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:51:18 EST Wellness Wednesday... I thought this was awesome. I had to share this with my Sparkfriends. <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:37:25 EST When you thinking about quitting.... <img src=""> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:55:46 EST Choices.... Have a great Monday. Let's make this week great. It is all about choices: Choose to eat healthy; choose to exercise; choose to be happy; choose to make the most of circumstances. Have Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:13:32 EST A weekend of progress.... I had a good weekend. I completed three long runs in a row. I as inspired by the Olympics and loved the long distance races. I had lots of energy this entire weekend. I call it success... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:15:40 EST The Saga Continues..... 4+][\+I got home yesterday and my air conditioning unit had quit on me. My house was hot and humid and I had planned a long run on the treadmill. The repairman came late in the evening with a big bill, but did not have the parts to repair the AC. He did tell us where to get the part from today The part cost $11.00 and the AC is back working today, minus the big bill. We were not even charged for the after hour visit because he did not have the part.+\++ <BR> Last nigh I was determined not... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 21:16:10 EST Glad it is Friday.... This week has brought me lots of drama i.e. car problems, work issues, family issues etc. I am still in the thankful mode about things. I try to in all things give thanks. I am just ready for a long run tonight and to relax this weekend. I know that I am staying off the road. Two flat tires on two different vehicles this week and a close call near accident. It is time to rest my car, body and mind. Have a great Friday and Keep on Sparking!!! Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:43:31 EST My goals for life..... <img src=""> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:56:56 EST A Good Day.... Today was a good day. Things did not go perfectly, but I am grateful and thankful all the same. I started off rough; had to circle back home to get something and then almost got hit in the side by an inattentive driver. I started to just stay home, but was determined that nothing was going to spoil this day for me. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I went to lunch and dinner with my friend and I stayed within my caloric range and did not have dessert. I am feeling pretty accomplished in that; I rar... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:35:32 EST I did what I said I was going to do.... For once, I did what I said I was going to do. Monday tends to be my lazy day. I usually do the minimum in exercise because I am usually tired coming off the weekend. I had plans to get back to my weight training this week. I wanted to start with Monday. I was going to take the easy way out and just ride my recumbent exercise bike for a little, but I remembered that I needed to start the week off right. I did my weight training 45 minute routine; it was tough for a Monday, but I made it... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:33:54 EST New week; New Opportunity.... It is a new week and a new opportunity to get it right. I am determined to get back on track this week. I have set goals and the mission is to make those goals come true. Here's to a great Monday and a great week. It is the start of a new dedication for me in my healthy lifestyle goals. I can and will be back to me this week. I am not letting distractions get to me this week. Now that I have written; let's see if I can execute. <em>521</em> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:02:35 EST Rededicating myself..... I must get back to what I know because lately it has been a struggle. I am snacking and relaxing way too much. I have healthy lifestyle goals that are getting push to the back instead of in the forefront of my life. I guess we all tend to go thru this as times. I just have to remind myself to keep on pushing and striving to maintain. The middle of the month starting tomorrow game plan back on strong. Sometimes you have to rededicate yourself and renew you goals. <em>521</em> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:30:53 EST Rededicating myself..... I must get back to what I know because lately it has been a struggle. I am snacking and relaxing way too much. I have healthy lifestyle goals that are getting push to the back instead of in the forefront of my life. I guess we all tend to go thru this as times. I just have to remind myself to keep on pushing and striving to maintain. The middle of the month starting tomorrow game plan back on strong. Sometimes you have to rededicate yourself and renew you goals. <em>521</em> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:30:53 EST Getting Back to What I know.... I am spending this weekend getting back to what I know works for me I have been too relaxed lately. I have to get back to my healthy lifestyle goals today!!!! Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:35:53 EST Looking foward to a good weekend... I did not do so well during the week. I am looking forward to really paying attention and focusing on my goals this weekend. When I get off course during the week, I tighten up on the weekend. Have a great weekend!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 21:20:37 EST What is your Mask.... <em>204</em> What is your mask.? What are you avoiding, hiding or trying to disguise. Is it your weight, your fear of failure; your lifestyle etc.....We all from time to time wear a mask to hide how we feel, what we do or who we really are... Today, I am taking off my mask and showing who I really am; owning myself. Have a great Thursday!!! Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:58:44 EST Enjoy what you've got.... <img src=""> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:00 EST My feelings today.... <img src=""> Tue, 9 Aug 2016 14:37:16 EST Week Goals... My weekly goals this week is to keep on tracking my food, get in 3 days of exercise this week; schedule a couple of rest days and stay focused on my program. Here's to a great Monday. Let's make today and this week great!!! Mon, 8 Aug 2016 13:31:36 EST No obligation Sunday... Taking the day off to do nothing. I have no obligations today and even if I did; I would not do it today. Just sitting around relaxing. I will be back at it hot and heavy tomorrow. Sun, 7 Aug 2016 17:38:35 EST Be good to yourself.... You only have one self; be good to yourself. Treat your self, train yourself and learn to love yourself where you are right now. Sat, 6 Aug 2016 21:59:59 EST Be true to yourself.... Be true to yourself; who you are; what you want to be, where you want to go and what you want to accomplish. Do it for you because you're worth it. Fri, 5 Aug 2016 21:46:30 EST Happy Thursday.... The weekend is near and I am finally able to relax at home instead of being on the road. I am doing a quiet weekend at home. I plan to catch up on chores, read, relax and release this stressful week. Thursday's are always nice; only one more day of the work week for me. <em>334</em> Thu, 4 Aug 2016 10:59:52 EST Let's Make the day great... Let's make today great. This is a new month, I am excited about making progress. I am getting stronger and I can feel it. I need to up my goals because things are easier at this point. <em>224</em> <em>23</em> <em>85</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2016 08:56:50 EST New month: New Beginning.... I like to think of each new month as a new beginning. I recommit myself to my healthy lifestyle plans. It is merely a motivational thing each month to keep me going. I look at it as 3l more days in August to keep my goals and to accomplish more. Here's to a great month and a lifetime of healthy living. Have a great Monday and Keep on sparking!!! <em>334</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 08:49:06 EST Tired but kept it moving.... After a weekend road, trip where I did okay with my diet and I did get in a lot of walking, I managed to get in a 13.1 mile run. I was mentally tired, but I pushed myself to get he last run in for the month of July. I told myself that I could rest tomorrow. The run felt good, I did not get really tired until the last 20 minutes. I am looking forward to a new month and new beginnings. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:19:56 EST On the road again... I am on the road traveling again this weekend. This is the the third weekend in a row. I am tired, but still making time to watch my diet and get in some exercise. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 23:36:06 EST Quote of the day.... "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." Eleanor Roosevelt Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:24:50 EST Have a great Thursday.... Have a great Thursday, the weekend is near.... Let's make the most of this day and just enjoy what we have, where we are, who we are right now in this moment on this Thursday. I am grateful for all that I have, all that I don't have. I am thankful that I am where I am. I might not be where I want to be, but I am where I am and I am glad. <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday!!! Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:59:01 EST Getting Stronger.... I have noticed the last couple of times that I have done weight training that I can handle and lift more weights. I was having a hard time with kettle bells, but last night's workout was easier. I can fell my strength. This is enough to help me get past my dislike for weight training. "I am gaining strength, especially in my arms" <em>23</em> <em>85</em> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:05:42 EST Crush it!!!! <img src=""> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:02:06 EST Make the most of today.... Don't ruin a good today by worrying about a bad yesterday. We often look back instead of forward. If you did not have a great day yesterday, leave it in the past and make the most of today... <em>386</em> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:23:27 EST Exhausted from the heat..... It is extremely hot in my area today. Heat index is over 100 degrees. I had to get out and run errands; this heat and humidity has gotten the best of me. Time to relax and cool off. No exercise for me today. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:53:32 EST Up and Out today... I am up and on my way out of town for a wedding. I had a great long run last night therefore, I am not feeling too anxious about what I will have at the event. I am looking forward to having a good time. I will count dancing as my exercise for the day. Have a great Saturday and a Great weekend. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:55:51 EST Quote of the day.... <BR> Quote of the day <BR> <BR> "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." <BR> <BR> – Jane Goodall <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:27:26 EST We are Strong enough.... <img src=""> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:43:49 EST Happy Wednesday..... It is mid week and I am still going strong. Determined to make the most of this week. Another weekend trip for a wedding ahead. I have to stay focused during this week because I don't know what the weekend will bring. I am just going to keep moving!!! Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:43:00 EST One weight training day down... I love cardio but, hate doing weight training. This month, I am determined to do weight training 3 days per week. I am doing good and I am starting to kind of like it. Let's just say it is a work in progress. It is very seldom that I start off the week with a weight training session, but I did and I feel motivated to do a couple more days. Have a great Tuesday!!! Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:39:59 EST I got a pleasant surprise..... I ate and drank entirely too much this weekend. I consumed lots of snacks and desserts. Monday morning is my weekly weigh in and I was expecting at least a 3-5 pound gain. I am the type person that the moment I go over my calories, I gain weight. Today when I got on the scale I wasn't expecting a 2.4 lb weight loss. What a pleasant surprise. Maybe my body needed snacks and dessert. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:35:18 EST Tired, but worth it.... I am back home from a long weekend trip on the road. I am tired, but I thoroughly enjoyed the time I got to spend with my family. I got a lot of sunshine and exercise walking around. It felt great to be out and about. I did not do well in the food category, but I enjoyed the great food prepared. I really over indulged in the dessert and snack category. This upcoming week, I am back on my game plan to try to curtail the damage. <em>15</em> <em>15</em> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:48:18 EST Spending time..... Spending time with family it good for the soul. Having a good time. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 18:12:34 EST Quote of the day.... What I need to do for myself. <BR> <BR> "We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do list." by Michelle Obama Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:38:15 EST Weight training... Weight training has always been hard for me to wrap my brain around, but lately I have been adding 2 days per week. I am starting to like it; I see and feel myself getting stronger. I would like to add an extra weight training day to my week. I am working on it. <em>23</em> <BR> <BR> Have a great hump day. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:14:56 EST Random Morning Quote.... This is how I feel about exercise today.... <BR> "It always seems impossible until it is done." Nelson Mandella Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:14:39 EST Breaking Even.... I came out of a busted weekend better than I thought. I had visitors from out of town and we went out, had lots of snacks and dessert and I was worried about the collateral damage. I did get in a lot of walking; it was extremely hot here. It was a long weekend and I was really tired, but I went from a long run last night so I came out of this weekend right where I started. The goal this week is to make some progress. Have a Great Monday!! Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:11:41 EST Pampering myself I am pampering myself today by focusing on myself and relaxing. No stress today, just eating right and exercising. I am gearing up for the week ahead. I have plans every weekend this month and I must stayed focused on my goals. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 19:28:41 EST Happy Friday Everyone!!! <img src=""> Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:26:10 EST Feeling Good today.... I am feeling really good today, a little tired but nothing else. I completed a long run last night even though I was tired and worked later than usual. I pushed myself to get it done because I have family arriving for the weekend. I plan to maintain my goals and plans during the visit. I also will plan my dining out to make sure I am within range. I need to get my focus back and not give into the temptations my guests will bring. I know I can do this, I just have to be prepared. Have a G... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 12:47:35 EST Fabulous Wednesday.... Let's make today a fabulous day regardless of the challenges we face and the mountains we have to climb. I am keeping a smile on my face and a positive outlook on things and life today. <em>334</em> Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:43:55 EST