ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A better day.... Today is a much better day than yesterday. I am limiting my food intake because of a upset stomach, but managing. I am looking forward to some down time to night. It has been a busy day!!! Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:06:22 EST Feeling tired..... Today, I was awaken by an early morning phone call by a friend. I took the time to listen to their concerns even though I still had over and hour left before I get up. I got up and made it too work, but I am already starting to feel tired. <BR> <BR> It is amazing how I can wake up early for a friend, but can not for the life of me get up and exercise in the morning even when I have plans to do so. <BR> <BR> Giving back to others is rewarding.... <BR> <BR> I will make it through this ... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:20:31 EST I choose.... <img src=""> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:54:58 EST Distance... The distance between your dreams and reality is action. Let's get moving to make our dreams a reality. Have a great Monday and a fantastic week. <em>315</em> <em>312</em> <em>332</em> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:03:38 EST Sinus Headache today.... I woke up with a really bad sinus headache today. This is not going to define my day. I will get some exercise in and I will eat healthy and make the most of this headache day. Have a great Sunday and be blessed. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:07:22 EST Quiet After the Storm... This is a quiet weekend compared to last weekend storm and evacuation. I had very little damage, which I am grateful for today. This weekend is quiet all around. As I ride around town, I see the debris and destruction that the storm brought. I am just going to relax this weekend. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:30:33 EST Happy Friday.... <img src=""> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:54:06 EST The week is looking better and better... I am in my stride and heading for the home stretch of this week. Looking forward to down time and relaxation. Have a great Thursday and keep on sparking. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:57:37 EST Missing my Zumba Class... I am really missing my Zumba class. It has been cancelled for a while. I might try Zumba on my Xbox Kinnect tonight. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:32:12 EST Good things.... Sure, good things may come if you believe in them. Even better things may come when you are patient, but the greatest things in life are already there, waiting for you to simply realize it. <BR> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:42:41 EST A Good Monday... Today was back to normal after the storm. I am thankful that we had very little damage at home at work. Trying to get back to normal. Nothing that a good long run will cure. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:17:12 EST Thankful.... I am thankful that I am out of the path of the storm, but still praying for those that could not evacuate the storm areas and those areas in the path of the storm. I am praying for all the first responders and emergency management personnel. Fri, 7 Oct 2016 22:56:42 EST In a safe place... I had to evacuate because of the storm coming so close to the coast of FL, GA and SC. I am snug in a place inland and feeling blessed. I praying for those directly in the path of the storm and those that are unable to get to another location. Thu, 6 Oct 2016 21:39:22 EST Happy Hump Day.... It's been a hectic week, but now things are heading in the right direction. Have a great Hump Day, the weekend is near!!!! Wed, 5 Oct 2016 08:53:20 EST Take a break when needed... <BR> NUGGET OF WISDOM <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't be afraid to take a break and rest when things get difficult. Challenges are a part of life and they can be seriously tiring. Take a breather when you need it, recharge, and keep moving forward. You can do it. <BR> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:26:27 EST A Hard Monday... Today was a hard day. I did not get much accomplished. Looking forward to a great Tuesday. Mon, 3 Oct 2016 23:40:48 EST In October, I dont watch the commercials.... I am the scariest person, in October I stop watching commercials because of all the lead up to Halloween. I like Halloween but just not the spooky, scary, zombie stuff. I have a horrible time sleeping if I see something disturbing. I know the scary movie trailers are coming. I either change the channel or leave the room. <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Oct 2016 15:09:55 EST Resting and Relaxing... Today is all about resting and relaxing. I am taking a much needed break today to just sit still, relax and rest. I have nothing on my to do list. I need to recharge and have a great progressive month... Happy October Sat, 1 Oct 2016 21:07:27 EST Putting me on my "to do list" I am making time for me today... I am putting my self first on my to do list. I tend to put everyone ahead of themselves. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:40:07 EST Making time.... This week has been a struggle. I am making time tonight to get some much needed exercise in. Have a great Thursday. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:31:57 EST Concentrate... Quote of the day <BR> <BR> "Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you." <BR> <BR> – Heidi Johnson <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:00:39 EST Let's think positive thoughts... <img src=""> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:59:36 EST Dreams.... <img src=""> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:27:19 EST A Lazy Day.... I don't feel like doing anything today, so I am not!!! <em>40</em> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:52:47 EST I am doing the Friday Happy Dance.... It has been a long week. I am feeling good, but tired. It will be a long weekend; traveling to visit family, but I am looking forward to it. I am just doing the happy dance in my mind and soul today. I am rejoicing in this day. Have a great Friday and join me in my happy dance. It burns calories too!!! <em>224</em> <em>355</em> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:21:08 EST Quote of the day Quote of the day <BR> <BR> "If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen." <BR> <BR> – Emma Watson <BR> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:36:37 EST Happy Hump Day.... Fall and the weekend are right around the corner. Let's hang in there and make the most of this beautiful day. Have a great day and keep on sparking!!!! <em>465</em> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:54:10 EST Allergy season already.... It is allergy season for me; I am coughing and sneezing today. My nose is stuffy and I have a slight headache, but I am going to keep it moving and enjoy this day anyway. I hope this is short lived. Have a great Tuesday. I am smiling thru the pain. <em>334</em> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:56:10 EST Letting go.... <BR> GREAT is ENOUGH <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NUGGET OF WISDOM <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes we stick with something that isn't working because we can't bear the thought of having wasted our time and energy for nothing. But when you take your best shot at something, it's never a waste. It takes bad experiences to really appreciate the good ones. So, next time something isn't working out, try saying to yourself, "I must have needed that" and give yourself permission to move on. <BR> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:02:23 EST Goals for the upcoming week... My goals for this week are: <BR> To do more weight training than cardio. <BR> Stay within my calorie range <BR> Make good food choices <BR> Finish online class <BR> Make photobook of my vacation <BR> Think positive thoughts <BR> Have a great week Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:20:05 EST A humid day.... Today in my area it was extremely overcast and humid. It was not a good day to be outside, therefore I just rested. I needed to rest after a long run last night. The allergies are starting up again. I have my medicine ready to tackle tough days. I hope everyone had a good day!!! Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:03:54 EST I know my own truths... Some of the hardest truths we swallow and some of the greatest breakthroughs we achieve come when we level with ourselves. Being honest with yourself about your wants and needs, your goals and inhibitions, your abilities and your hangups will always keeps you on course. Even if you don’t know quite where you’re going. <BR> <BR> This is something to live by. Have a great Friday!!! Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:53:28 EST Quote of the day.... "Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed." <BR> – Michelle Obama Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:44:54 EST Getting Back on Track... Dining out with a friend from out of town did not go well at all. I over indulged in everything. I was determined to order light and no dessert. That did not work out well. I am just moving forward from that today. I was doing well; therefore back to my program today. <BR> <BR> Have a great day Sparking and a Happy Hump Day!!! <em>386</em> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:02:17 EST I will not be defeated... <img src=""> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:35:30 EST Ugh Monday!!! I am having one of those Monday's. I am looking forward to tomorrow a better day. <em>521</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:07:32 EST Ugh Monday!!! I am having one of those Monday's. I am looking forward to tomorrow a better day. <em>521</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:07:31 EST Good Sunday.... Rest, Relaxation and Restoration was the goal for today. Have a wonderful Sunday. Sun, 11 Sep 2016 19:40:52 EST Fun day.... This has been a fun day hanging out with friends. We did a lot of talking and walking outside. It felt great to be outside, even though it was very hot. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 20:59:49 EST Friday Quote... "I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and Comfort do not coexist." Virginia Rometty <BR> <BR> It is Friday, feeling like I can do anything today!!! Fri, 9 Sep 2016 08:20:32 EST Nugget of Wisdom..... NUGGET OF WISDOM <BR> <BR> <BR> Make sure you talk to yourself in a positive way so good things will happen in your life. Negativity is like a weed that gets bigger and bigger creating ugly thoughts and actions. Positivity is like a beautiful bloming flower that radiates, creating beautiful thoughts and actions. <BR> Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:41:31 EST Happy Hump Day.... It is already hump day.... Feeling good, trying to get my motivation back. Here's to a great day and keep on sparking!!! <em>334</em> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:28:02 EST It feels like Monday.... Back to work after a long holiday weekend feels like Monday. I had to work for my motivation today. Everything was trying to bring my spirits down today. I was determined to be happy and to have a smile on my face. Tue, 6 Sep 2016 23:11:28 EST Happy Labor Day.... Happy labor day; for me it is a day of rest from work and all things. Rest day!!!! Mon, 5 Sep 2016 14:29:29 EST Calm day... It is calm after the stormy weather we had yesterday. Today is beautiful and nice. Out enjoying family time. Have a great Saturday!!! Sat, 3 Sep 2016 20:05:36 EST In the middle of a storm.... We just had a hurricane come thru our area. It has been a long night, but we made it thru the storm. It is clean up time and I am just so thankful that everyone is safe and sound. My weekend plans were cancelled. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 13:38:13 EST September goals..... I ended August on a positive note; nothing spectacular, but my healthy lifestyle journey continues. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> I plan to as always add a few days of weight training to my exercise routine. <BR> Try some new healthy recipes <BR> Cut back on the salty sweet snacks <BR> Cut back on my diet coke and drink habit <BR> <BR> I wanted to keep is short and manageable . This is a lifetime journey not a fast race. I am do okay. <BR> Let's all make September Great!!! Thu, 1 Sep 2016 14:11:06 EST Hump Day Joy.... I have the over the hump day joy and heading into a long weekend. This week has flown by and has been a good week. Taking a break from heavy exercising and just doing weights and light cardio. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:15:16 EST What's your Passion??? <BR> "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." <BR> <BR> – Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:51:53 EST Let's make Monday Awesome.... <img src=""> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:47:38 EST