ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community It' Friday.... It is Friday and I am so looking forward to spending time with my spouse. We have been separated all week by a business trip. Hopefully we can relax and have some fun!!! <em>224</em> Fri, 29 May 2015 08:18:07 EST Sinus Problems are back... I had a rough run today because my sinus problems are back. I have tried everything, but my nose will not stop running. The good news is that I batted thru it and finished my run. I felt horrible starting but in the end I felt accomplished. <BR> <BR> I feel so tired and run down. I will push thru this and prevail. <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <em>102</em> Thu, 28 May 2015 23:50:57 EST Staying Focused.... I am trying to stay focused on my healthy living lifestyle. The hot weather is making me very lazy. I have been at this for a while and I am trying not to get lazy. <BR> <BR> I must refocus on my goals and realize how far I have progressed. I do not want to go backwards. I must keep moving forward. Wed, 27 May 2015 23:41:52 EST Feels like Monday.... Well, I am back at work and this Tuesday feels like Monday to me. It was a long weekend and I enjoyed it, but today I am tired and sleepy. I did not sleep well knowing that I had to come back to work today and my big project was still awaiting me. I would have like to taken the entire week off, but for this project that has to be completed by June 1st. I will take a couple of days off next week. <BR> <BR> I had a good run last night after taking last week off from running. <BR> <BR> T... Tue, 26 May 2015 09:21:16 EST Happy Memorial Day!!! Happy Memorial Day to al those who lost their lives for our freedom. Mon, 25 May 2015 22:33:59 EST Rest Day!!! After being on the road all weekend, I decided to take a rest day today and do nothing. I am also skipping my workout. <em>102</em> Sun, 24 May 2015 22:04:29 EST Unexpected trip.... Well there goes relaxing. My spouse decided to plan a surprise trip to visit family 4 hours away. I really did not want to go, but once I got on the road, I felt better about the trip. I am having a fun visit and I still got in 30 minutes of exercise. Eating was good because I don't like to eat a lot when I travel, therefore I had a salad for lunch and fruit and nuts for dinner. I did have a hearty breakfast of bacon, eggs etc. <em>213</em> Sat, 23 May 2015 23:30:30 EST Happy Friday..... I am so glad that it is Friday, I had a really tough deadline to meet today right before the holiday weekend and I did not leave until late. I plan to get some much needed rest tomorrow and then enjoy the nice weather we are having. Have a great weekend and enjoy the upcoming holiday. Remember that this weekend is all about honoring our men and women who paid the ultimate price for our safety. Fri, 22 May 2015 21:54:14 EST Not a good day... This is a day where I felt tired and overwhelmed. I have not been sleeping well the last coupe of nights. I can not give over myself today. I have eaten too much chips, popcorn, cookies and candies. I know I need to stop but today I can not help it. I am looking forward until tomorrow when hopefully this phase will be over. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I am not going to be too discouraged, this is just one day. I will exercise tonight to make myself feel better. <em>29</em> Thu, 21 May 2015 20:39:14 EST Inspirational Message - No Plans Required <BR> This message resonated in my spirit today, so I thought I would share it!!! Have a great Wednesday <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 20 May 2015 08:58:31 EST Busy Day Today was such a busy day at work and then running errands in the evening. I still managed to get in my exercise. Eating was a tad bit too much today, but all in all I am holding on to my fitness and exercise goals for this month. Tue, 19 May 2015 23:57:00 EST Monday's Hate Love Realationship... I hate Monday's mainly because I hate getting up early. I usually sleep in on the weekends and stay up late. Last night was very restless; I woke up several times during the night and tossed and turned. I think it was the anxiety regarding my new hair style today. It takes a lot to get me started on Monday's. (i.e. several cups of coffee). I felt like calling in sick today, but I rarely miss Monday's because it is my Zumba day. <BR> <BR> The only thing that is keeping me going today is ... Mon, 18 May 2015 13:08:22 EST A really good run... I had a really good run today. It has been a while since I felt great running. Today I felt great and completed my run in a good time. It made me feel accomplished and a goal has been met for the week. I am looking forward to a great week ahead. <BR> <BR> This week I am trying something new with my hair. This is different for me because I as so routine. <BR> <BR> Have a great week!!! Sun, 17 May 2015 23:10:46 EST Beautiful Weather; Beautiful Day... The weather was beautiful today. The day was slow and relaxing. I am hoping to get in a long run tonight. I did get in a lot of walking around outside today. The weather was hot but not too hot. (Mid 80's) <em>334</em> <em>67</em> Sat, 16 May 2015 20:29:12 EST Ready for the Weekend It has been a fast busy week and I am so ready for the weekend. I plan to read, do crossword puzzles (my favorite) and get some much needed R&R. I am really starting to feel like myself again. <BR> <BR> Have a Great Weekend!!! Fri, 15 May 2015 16:29:21 EST Motivational Thursday Today I was not feeling it, but I had to find motivation within myself to not over eat and to exercise today. I had the urge to snack on junk and chocolate all day. I did indulge just a bit, but I did not over do it. I kept it moving and did achieve the goals set for myself. I feel better than I did starting. <em>521</em> Thu, 14 May 2015 23:48:48 EST Happy Wednesday!!! Happy Wednesday. I am so glad that it is hump day and I am on the downside of a busy week. Trying to stay focused in all things, i.e. diet and exercise. Looking forward to a great weekend coming up.... <em>224</em> Wed, 13 May 2015 16:27:13 EST Planning a Spa Day.... My friend has been thru a lot in the last year and I have decided to plan a spa day for us. I plan to make it a surprise. I want to get the entire package. <em>224</em> We sure could both use some R&R. Tue, 12 May 2015 08:41:47 EST Monday Start Over It seems as every Monday, I start over with my plans and goals for the month. I am pretty disciplined on the weekdays, but weekend, I tend to relax and not worry about it because there is always Monday. I am trying to break the cycle this month. <em>521</em> Mon, 11 May 2015 17:20:58 EST Happy Mother'S Day to All Moms Happy Mother's Day to all moms. I usually avoid mother's day because it reminds me that my mother is no longer with me. It has been 12 years and I still miss her dearly. She was a great woman that taught me to be a good person and to care for others. <em>129</em> <em>214</em> Sun, 10 May 2015 19:17:37 EST Exhausted- Rest Day I think I might have over did it yesterday. I had a hard stress filled day. I came home and ran 12 miles on my treadmill and then could not sleep well. All day I have felt run down and mentally and physically out of it. I am resting tonight. Sat, 9 May 2015 21:51:33 EST Stressful Friday... I awaken from a restless night early am and just as I got to work a friend called with a an emergency, so I ran out and spent the entire day stressing with them over their situation. I feel better now that things are better. Sometimes even though you're going thru your own drama, others may need your attention. I gave that to a friend today. <em>198</em> Fri, 8 May 2015 21:24:39 EST Still Moving.... I am still going strong and moving. My mood is improving a tad bit, but still a work in progress. I am just going to keep doing what I am doing and things will start to feel better. I absolutely hate being in this kind of funk. <em>2</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:15:05 EST Faking it until I feel better.... I am going thru the emotions and doing the necessary things until I feel better. I am continuing on my journey, but at the same time not really feeling it or like doing it. I guess it is good that I have built up such a habit and a lifestyle that I can push thru without much difficulty. This is not a physical thing, but a mental thing for me right now. I know that it will not always remain this way, but I can not help but express how I am feeling. <em>386</em> Wed, 6 May 2015 14:37:20 EST Staying Motivated I am starting to lose some of my motivation. I have been going strong for a while and now I find myself questioning why I stay dedicated to my healthy eating and exercise goals. I know this will past, but I can't help feeling like, why should I continue on this journey. <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 May 2015 13:30:23 EST Good Day I had a very good day today. I was relaxed and stress free. My Monday Zumba class was a lot of fun and hard work. Mon, 4 May 2015 22:45:45 EST Preparing for the week ahead.... I am preparing food and exercise plans for the week ahead. I find when I plan it out I make better plans and have a less stressful week.. I relaxed today and am rested somewhat. Have a great week. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 May 2015 19:57:26 EST The Weather was Perfect today Today the weather was perfect. It was around 80 degrees with a cool breeze. It was perfect weather for being outside. I really enjoyed myself and got los of walking in. I love this type of day!!! <em>67</em> <em>47</em> Sat, 2 May 2015 21:40:36 EST Weights, Weights & Weights in May... In May the only goals I have is to add more weights to my routine. I love Cardio and will do it religiously, but weight training I hate to do. I know what I need to do and I just need to do it. Here's to a great May!!! Fri, 1 May 2015 08:41:31 EST Quote for Thursday... <BR> <em>386</em> Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. ~Doug Larson <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:31:35 EST A Sad Day.... It is a sad day, my family member did no t make it. My heart is heavy today, but GOD had a plan and I have to believe it is for the best. He is no longer in pain. I am just remembering the good times we had and the fond memories. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:48:16 EST Busy Tuesday... To has been extremely busy, but I try to still make time for Sparking. I have had a good eating day; i.e. no time for snacking. I plan to get a short run into night and then get some rest. Did not sleep well, I have a family member that is very ill and I could not rest. They have pretty much given up on him and there is nothing else we can do but hope, pray and wait. <em>39</em> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:09:29 EST Monday is not too bad.... Today is not a bad Monday, I woke up and I am not terribly sleepy or tired. I have only had one cup of coffee today and I still feel great. I hope this carry over to my Zumba workout after work. Here's to a great Monday!!! <em>334</em> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:05:02 EST Lazy Sunday... Just a lazy Sunday sitting around resting and planning the week ahead. It has been a hot day here; reaching near 90 degrees. A cold front is coming tomorrow that will cool us down once again. Here's to a great week ahead. <em>67</em> The weather is a 100 percent turnaround from yesterday. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:54:43 EST Rainy Stormy Day.... Good thing that I planned for lots of physical fitness this weekend with gym classes, Zumbathons; etc., because it is a stormy rainy day. I feel good about the workouts. I am not going to over do it but just work within my limits. <em>257</em> <em>27</em> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:02:22 EST My Weekend will be filled with Exercise <img src=""> <img src=""> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:30:59 EST The weekend is near Looking forward to the weekend so that I can get some much needed rest. I haven't been sleeping well and I just need some down time. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:48:35 EST Hanging in there I am hanging in there and trying not to overeat and snack too much because I feel awful about my friend. It has been hard to get up and get motivated , but am trying. Thanks for all the condolences; they have been so heartwarming. <em>304</em> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:53:29 EST Life is short..... A good friend past suddenly last night and we are all devastated by the loss. It reminds me that you have to enjoy life while you can and make the most of the time we have here on earth. <em>39</em> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:52:33 EST Happy Monday!!! It is going to be a great day today!!! I am so looking forward to my Zumba Class today after work. It is so much fun, but a lot of work at the same time. Here's to a great day!!!! <em>334</em> <em>355</em> <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> I am also planning on doing some Yoga tonight Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:55:33 EST Planning I spent today preparing for the week ahead. I am planning my meals and my fitness. It helps me stay on task and keep my goals. A plan for me is much better than no plan. It was a rainy day today, but the day was still beautiful. Here' s to a great week ahead!!! Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:18:42 EST Entering Races All my friends are entering 5K, 10 K etc. runs and they want me to do it with them. I run about 25 miles per week on my treadmill. It is hard to get them to understand that I do not have a desire to do any races. I am not motivated to prove anything to anyone and I have no desire to load a Facebook page full of these accomplishments. My goal is to maintain a healthy lifestyle for a lifetime. I run for my own personal enjoyment and I like to do it in the privacy of my own space. <em>315... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:57:17 EST Not a bad day!!! Today was not such a bad day. I did ok, but I was hungry all day. <BR> Have a great weekend!!! Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:57:31 EST Today is hectic.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I keep running and running, but not getting anywhere. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:30:13 EST Hump Day; Tax Day .... The good news is that it is Hump day and all is well. The bad thing is that taxes are due and done. It has been a slow steady week, but I am getting thru it and can see some light at the end of the tunnel and the weekend is near!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday!!! <em>334</em> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:57:22 EST Energized today.... I had such an awesome Zumba class yesterday. It went and extra 15 minutes because everyone was really into it. It left me feeling energized and excited and it has carried over into today. Yoga tonight!!! <em>135</em> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:09:14 EST Restless Night... I had a restless night and did not sleep well. I worked out and felt great, but I just could not help but toss and turn all night. I woke up before the alarm clock went off and had only about 4 hours of sleep. I hope that the day goes fast. I have an intense 60 minute Zumba Class that I want to make. I am trying to only have two cups of coffee to help me make it thru this day. <BR> <BR> Have a Great Monday!!! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:45:36 EST Getting back on the wagon today.... I took the day off yesterday and today I feel lazy and don't want to get moving and to continue my eat anything I want mode.. This is not going to happen, I am determined to get back to my healthy life choices today. No, not tomorrow because it is Monday, but today. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:09:36 EST Just Chilling today... A totally no stress day. I took the day off and did not do much of anything and it felt great. I ate too much pizza, but I am not sweating it today. I will eat better tomorrow and get in my workouts. <em>20</em> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 22:01:19 EST Ready for the weekend I am so ready for the weekend. It has been a long busy week and I just want to sit and unwind. It has been a pretty good week. I have done well with my eating and exercise. I got in a long run last night; therefore tonight I can just sick back and relax and recover. Here's to a great weekend. Enjoy!!! <em>104</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:13:19 EST