ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community September Goals.... I am going to keep my September goals short sweet and to the point: <BR> <BR> Complete 2 days a week of weight training <BR> Complete 1 day of Yoga per week <BR> Watch my diet carefully <BR> Have a great month <BR> <BR> I try not to make too many goals, I try to keep it to things that I really want to accomplish. <BR> I also would like to tweak my diet some. I eat entirely too much bread. <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:14:23 EST A tail wind is behind me.... I am heading into September with a strong energy and force. I plan to make some adjustments to my diet and lead in to the new month with renewed determination. I have actually finished my goals for the month of August. Here's to a great beginning to September. Have a great Monday and week. <em>252</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:34:10 EST Sometimes..... <img src=""> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:13:18 EST Doing it.... I am trying to finish up August strong. I usually wane near the end of the month; get lazy and don't finish my goals because I have next month. I don't want to start over next month; I want to finish this month strong, accomplished and in a good place. I just have to finish what I planned and started this month. <em>521</em> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:54:55 EST Friday Motivational Quote... "Either you run the day or the day run you" by John Rohn <BR> <BR> This means to me that I am control of what I put in my mouth, what comes out of my mouth, what I do to my body and how I live my life. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:18:17 EST Successful Thursday... Today was a successful day with my healthy lifestyle all around. I ate within my caloric range, got in two workouts, had a good day at work and relaxing evening.. <em>244</em> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:40:51 EST Happy Hump Day!!! Happy Hump Day!!! It is mid week and I have had a good week. I can feel the weekend at hand. It is still very hot here today and it makes for exercise inside. I plan on a long treadmill run tonight. <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday and keep on sparking!!! Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:10:03 EST Moving along this Tuesday.... I am moving along this Tuesday. Had a good night sleep; took a rest day yesterday from exercise. I am feeling good today and ready to take on this day. I plan to get in a long run tonight. Today will be a good day!!! <em>334</em> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:51:19 EST I am going to stop waiting... My thoughts for today: <BR> Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now!!! Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:19:00 EST Rainy Sunday.... Today, I am resting because it is a rainy Sunday. It is also thundering and lightening. I can not wait for this hot and humid weather to be over as well. I am looking forward to the fall season. <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> I plan on taking it easy tonight; maybe take a rest day. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 17:43:16 EST Hitting the Road I am hitting the road for a small road trip with my spouse. It is a day trip. I packed my snacks so that I don't have to stop for fast food or junk. I am hoping to have a relaxed and stress free day. <em>334</em> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:33:08 EST Ready for the Weekend..... <img src=""> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:00:49 EST Today was a good day.... Today was a good day; I stuck to my food goals and I got in 45 minutes of exercise. Nothing exciting, but on task. I am ready for the weekend. <em>334</em> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 23:42:54 EST It worked..... Writing down my goals of weight training really worked for me last night. I was not going to do weights, but cardio, but I remembered my goals for this week and did my weight training instead. I actually enjoyed working my arms really hard. I am surprised that I am not sore yet. Today, I feel strong. <em>104</em> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:30:28 EST This Week's Goals... My goals for this week is to concentrate on weight training. I always do cardio, but very seldom incorporate weights. I have one day down, where I worked legs. My plan is to work my arms and abs today. I want to get three weight training sessions in this week and only do a couple of days of cardio. I am writing it down in hopes of making myself accountable for obtaining this goal. <em>521</em> <em>34</em> <em>323</em> <em>23</em> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:18:59 EST Never Give Up..... <img src=""> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:20:37 EST I Surprised myself.... I surprise myself last night. I was not feeling well because of my allergies and sinus problems. I was going to take he night off even though it was my long run night. I was lounging in bed around 10 PM and just decided to try and run for 5 minutes to help clear my stopped up ears. I ended up running 80 minutes without stopping. Needless to say, when I finished I slept like a baby. I did not know I was capable of that. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 14:00:07 EST A Beautiful Day... Today was such a beautiful day. The sun was shining and it was hot, but not the sweltering heat we have had lately. It felt great to be outside and be comfortable. I did a lot of walking around inside and outside. I think I will take a break from my workout routine this week and rest. Have a great weekend and keep on sparking!!!! <em>334</em> <em>67</em> <em>378</em> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 20:52:38 EST Yes, it's Friday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I can't wait to until it starts!!!! Have a Great Weekend Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:34:18 EST Destination Fitness and health is my destination. It is a long journey but I am sure that I can accomplish it. I just have to keep on moving forward; even when I don't feel like it or even when I take two steps backwards. I have to remember my ultimate goals. <em>386</em> <em>357</em> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:32:10 EST Happy Wednesday... It is hump day and I am moving forward. I have been maintaining my healthy lifestyle thus far this week. Mid week I start to falter, but not this week. I plan to stay the course and keep moving forward. Have a great and successful Wednesday in all you do!!! <em>224</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:29:51 EST Loving yourself.... When nobody shows you love; you have got to love yourself. This is my motto for this week!!! <em>334</em> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:16:49 EST Hard & Long Monday.... It was a long and hard Monday. A lot was going on, but I was not feeling it today. I need to get a good night's rest. <em>198</em> <em>102</em> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:28:25 EST Feeling Yucky today... Today, feel Yucky. I think it might be my sinus problem back again. I have had a bad headache all day. My stomach is flip flopping and I feel weak stomach. I have been resting, but I don't feel any better. I am trying to stay positive today; this will pass. I wish I could take something, but I can not. <em>40</em> <em>39</em> Sun, 9 Aug 2015 17:27:54 EST Nothing of substance today.... Today has been a day when I have not eaten anything or substance. It has been mainly fruit, pretzels, nuts and candy. My stomach is not paying the price. I have no one to blame but myself. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 21:09:53 EST No Excuses... <img src=""> Fri, 7 Aug 2015 23:03:23 EST Moving, Moving & Moving!!! Today is a busy day. I am in motion today and loving it!!! I had a good night sleep and have lots of energy. Enjoy your Thursday!!!! <em>356</em> <em>363</em> Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:29:16 EST Happy Wednesday!!! It is Wednesday, hump day. I know the weekend is approaching. I have so many things to do before the week is over and so many things to catch up on during the weekend. Have a great Wednesday and remain motivated, dedicated and strong. <BR> <BR> I can do this; I can get thru this lull and I can make a difference in my life and others. <em>198</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:18:25 EST Act.... Act with a determination not to be turned aside by thoughts of the past and fears of the future. <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:03:22 EST Monday Quote for staring the week.... "Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions" <em>334</em> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 07:56:16 EST Time Really Flies.... Time really flies; it is already Sunday afternoon. Where did the time go? Time to get back to business. Have a Happy Sunday and enjoy the day!!! <em>213</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 2 Aug 2015 15:29:03 EST 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