ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community New Treadmill Today was a relaxing day. I did go out to look for a new treadmill to replace the one that is broken and not worth repairing. I had the old treadmill for 5 plus years. It was the perfect fit, but I had to retire it. The new one will have to be broken in and I have to get use to it. I plan on giving it a run tomorrow when it is assembled. <BR> <BR> Maybe I will feel better if I get in a good run. <em>315</em> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:15:16 EST Improving Things are looking up! Trying to hang in there and stay positive Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:14:17 EST Trying to Improve I am trying to improve my mood, things are going horribly, but I am grateful for all things. I try to give thanks for all things good and bad. I know that the sun will out tomorrow. I am just going to keep moving forward!!! Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:50:47 EST Bad day Nothing worked for me today. Looking forward to a better tomorrow. <BR> Computer broke, mobile phone and tv Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:44:21 EST Pushing Forward I am not moving forward, I am pushing forward because it feels as though a brick wall is in front of me today. It must be the cold weather. I have the desire to snack on comfort foods, but I am resisting. I ate my salad and grilled chicken and plan to not succumb to the bad habit of chips, cookies etc. I will keep moving my feet until I reach my desired goals. <BR> Have a great Tuesday and Move your Wall Forward!!! <em>386</em> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:07:34 EST Good Start to the Week Even though I missed my weekly goals for last week, I still managed to move the scale downward for my Monday Morning weigh in. I was surprised that I did not over do it this weekend while I was traveling. I think that I was just to busy to really think about food. I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner and no snacks in between. <BR> <BR> Let's hope the past week good habits will carry over to this week. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:39:06 EST Catching up I had a mini weekend away, I was surprised that I ate really well and did not go over my limits. I am growing. I am tired, but enjoyed myself tremendously. I plan to play catch up and get a double workout in a few times this week to reach my fitness goals before the end of the month. All in all I am feeling really good!!! Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:18:34 EST Traveling for the Weekend I traveled to visit family this weekend. It feels good to get away. I really enjoyed the day. I did not overeat and I did not get my exercise in today. There's always tomorrow. <em>244</em> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:22:33 EST T.G.I.F. Yeah!!! Thank GOD it is Friday. I am so ready for the weekend. I plan to travel to visit family and friends and just enjoy the nice cold weather. I prefer winter but it makes me lazy. I have to keep my motivation level up and get back to basics and survive this holiday season that has begun so early. Have a great weekend. <em>224</em> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:30:55 EST The Weather is Making me Lazy This cool weather is making me lazy. It is also getting darker earlier and all I want to do is come home and go to sleep. I need to get back in line and refocus. <em>444</em> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:46:47 EST Midweek Lag It is midweek and I am behind on my weekly goals. I have some catching up to do. I am dragging today. Hopefully, I can pick up some energy later on and get busy with my fitness plans. <em>102</em> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:17:11 EST Busy Tuesday Today was busy did not do much, did not get too much exercise done today. I did eat within my range, but there is always tomorrow. Sometimes life gets in the way. I will get back to basic quickly. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:42:50 EST Zumba Class Cancelled <em>28</em> My Zumba class was cancelled. I did not find out until I showed up for class. I was never notified. I was so disappointed that I took the day off from all activities beside tracking my food. There is always tomorrow. Keeping it moving. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:11:53 EST House Guest Free I can get back to my normal lifestyle because my house guest is gone. I enjoyed the company, but it took me away from my routine. This upcoming week, I have to get back to my routine and get back on track with my eating. I am not worried because a break every now and then is good. I did get exercise in some days and I did not each out until yesterday. I can recover and make my November goals. <BR> <BR> Back to Zumba tomorrow. <em>224</em> I have missed two weeks. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 20:00:43 EST Saturday Shopping Spree I took time out to go on a small shopping spree to reward myself for my hard work today. I bought a couple of sweaters, a couple pair of boot and a business suit for work. I have been working hard therefore, I felt as though I deserve a treat. I look at new treadmills and saw a few that I liked, but not much on sale today. I will wait a couple more weeks. Relaxing with friends tonight. I am taking a break. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 20:44:31 EST Treadmill Malfunction It is finally Friday and I am glad. I started a good run on my treadmill and 37 minutes in it started to speed up and slow down. I stopped and that was it for the night. I have had this treadmill for 5 years. It is time for a new one, it is by far the best one that I have had, because I use it a lot. It is not worth putting money into it now that the warranty is over. It may give me a break so that I can fit in more weight training into my routine. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 23:49:27 EST Worked Hard Today Today was a really hard work day. I was on my computer working hard from early morning until late evening. I had a tight deadline that had to be adhered to. I am tired, hopefully I can get in a good run tonight. After sitting all day I am extremely tired. <em>28</em> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 19:47:15 EST Wonderful Day!!! I am claiming this day as wonderful even though that is not exactly how I feel today. I have a house guest and did not get much sleep thinking about what I have to do. They will be with us until Sunday, it is hard to get your exercise in when there are people occupying your time and attention. I do plan to get my run in tonight regardless. <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:45:23 EST Back on my Grind I am back on my grind and trying to stay motivated and focused. I have had a couple of restless nights and it is starting to show. I need to get some rest and refresh, but unfortunately life right now does not allow. Straight home from work and straight to a much needed nap. I am trying to stay focused without the coffee today. Wish me luck!!! Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:46:09 EST Enjoying the Season I am enjoying the seasonal cool weather and the impeding holiday season. I am thinking holidays already because I have to plan things in order not to go overboard with shopping and especially eating. I plan to just think things thru and be mindful of all the food that will be available this season. I want to enjoy just meeting with family and friends and just enjoy the moments I have with them. It is not about the eating. <em>521</em> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:32:23 EST November Goals My goal is to get 45 minute of cardio four days a week and two days of weight training per week. I did not get any exercise in yesterday, but I plan to have a long run tonight. Here' to a great November. I am not making too many goals during this holiday season. I just want to maintain the progress I have made. <em>465</em> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 18:37:26 EST No Treats for Me I did not have any treats for Halloween. I ate one piece of peppermint candy for the day. I was not even tempted to eat treats. It was a very good day. I probably want me so committed today because I am attending a function.. <em>104</em> <em>224</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 01:24:08 EST Happy Halloween Happy Halloween to all those that celebrate. I am going to just chill out tonight and relax tonight. I am just glad that it is Friday and I need the rest. I plan to attend a fall festival about 3 hours away and enjoy the nice cool weather. <em>431</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:21:35 EST Thursday, Blahs Running out of energy today, feel like crap, but I am still trying to maintain and strive for my goals. <em>246</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:57:50 EST Mid Week Stride I am hitting my midweek stride. I am trying to end October strong and carry the good momentum over into November. Looking forward to New Goals and accomplishments in November. <em>386</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:50:21 EST Beautiful Weather Day Today was a beautiful weather day. I got outside and walked a lot. It felt great to have the sun on my face. I think I will make this time my exercise for the day. It felt like spring instead of fall. <em>67</em> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:09:29 EST Weight Training Struggles I fell short of my goals last week, but just barely. I planned to get two days of weight training in and did not. I did manage one day. I ran for 4 days instead of my three, but running comes easy and I wanted to cut back and incorporate more weight training into my regime. I did get my one day of Zumba and Yoga in, so it was a great week. Here's to another week of attempting two days of weight training. <em>23</em> <em>84</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:34:02 EST Moving Past Yesterday I am moving past yesterday. It was bad, but I did get a long run in on my treadmill last night. It was a struggle. I was determined to do it because of the bad way I was feeling. Today is already looking better. I can do this and succeed at my goals. I refuse to get discouraged or look backwards. I am human and normal!!! <BR> <BR> Today is a new day and I am going to relax and get some reading in; today I will watch what I eat and exercise. <em>30</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:29:19 EST Next Today was not a good day all the way around. I am looking forward to a better tomorrow. So bring on the next day!!! <em>29</em> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:52:34 EST Feeling Sluggish Today is Friday and I am feeling sluggish. I have no energy. I hope by the end of the day that I start to feel better and to have a great weekend. Here's to the weekend!!! <em>386</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:26:25 EST Moving Forward Trying to stay focused today, it is hard, not enough sleep. I can not wait until the weekend to unwind. It has been a busy and stressful work week. This too shall pass. Moving Forward and looking forward!!! Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:26:58 EST One Bad Day A Week I usually have one bad day a week and it was yesterday. I ate everything insight and in reach. I have to remind myself that I have already had it for this week. I am not looking back on yesterday, I am looking forward to what I can do to control my eating and healthy lifestyle today. I can not undo yesterday, but I can control today. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:58:34 EST Zumba is the Best I had the best Zumba workout yesterday. I am not that coordinated therefore I usually exercise in the privacy of my own home. I ventured out to this class and love it. It really made me feel good although it was hard. The music and atmosphere was awesome. <em>244</em> <em>354</em> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:33:04 EST Restless Night I am tired and sleepy today because I had such a restless night. I woke up a couple of times and could not go back to sleep quickly. I completed a crossword puzzle and got a couple of hours of sleepy right before my alarm clock sounded. I know it will be a 3 cup coffee. Morning, noon and late afternoon just to make it. I always overeat when I sleepy just to have something to do. I must do better. <BR> <BR> Today is Zumba Monday, but I don't think I will be able to push thru it today. ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:38:58 EST Maintaining I am trying hard to maintain my October momentum. October has been going great. I hope the last half of the month goes as well as the I first. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:40:17 EST Visiting the Elderly I went to the nursing home to visit my friend's grandmother who is 96 years. It really makes you appreciate the people in your life and life in general. She is in awesome health, other than she cannot walk without help. She refuses to give up on life. She will always tell you that she is blessed. She keeps such a positive attitude. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:13:11 EST Thursday = Ugh I am not feeling well today. I feel tired and achy. I got enough rest, but I am still tired. I also have a slight nagging pain in my left side. Just trying to make it thru the day and get some rest tonight. I am having chicken noodle soup for lunch today. <em>41</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:17:23 EST Along came a burst of energy I got in an unexpected run on my rest day. It was a busy day at work and I was going to relax but along came a burst of energy. Seven miles Yeah!!! <em>182</em> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:27:17 EST Opting for Weight Training I always plan to add weight training to my week, but never quite make it. Last week, I did two days of workouts with weights. My Zumba class was cancelled yesterday and I could not get my X-Box to work. I was just not going to do any exercise at all because I could not do what I wanted to do. I waited until the last hour (10 PM) and then decided to just give it a try, I put in my Firm Aerobic Standing Legs Workout with 10 -15 lbs hand weighs and got busy. It was rough getting started, bu... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:01:57 EST No Zumba Class Today I was all revved up for my Monday Zumba class today. I was ready for a really good workout, but the instructor did not let us know that there would be no class because of Columbus Day. A few people showed up for class and it was cancelled. I am disappointed, but I will do Zumba on my X-Box Kinnect tonight. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:56:19 EST Prepartion for the week ahead...not looking back I am making preparations for the week ahead. I am not looking back to yesterday, because it was one of those days that did not go as planned. I ate too much good food and it showed on my scale this morning. I did manage to get some weight training in last night. I need to do better in the upcoming week. I know that I can do it!!! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:46:02 EST Relaxing Today was a good day, I got to get out and walking around doing a little bit of shopping, found exactly what I was looking to purchase. Back home relaxing and getting ready to get in my treadmill run and some Yoga. Enjoying my weekend. No long holiday for me, I have to go to work on Columbus Day. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:25:55 EST Ready, Set , Weekend I am so ready for the weekend. it has been a long week and I need to relax and sleep in for at least one day. I started a weight program this week and I am extremely sore. I think I will soak in a hot tub of water with Epsom Salt. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:34:15 EST Heading towards the weekend I am headed toward the weekend and feeling great. I have made it past the point where I usually break down in diet and exercise. Hopefully I can hang on until tomorrow. Feel Good!!!! <em>334</em> Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:51:19 EST Continuing the Trend October has started off well and I am staying motivated. I plan to follow this trend all the way thru October and beyond. Today is normally the day when my motivation starts to falter. I am aware of this and am trying to not fall into that trap today. Have a great Hump Day, we are on the downward spiral to the weekend. <BR> <BR> Have a Wonderful Day!!! <em>198</em> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:47:47 EST Successful Tuesday All went well today. I stayed within the lower end of my caloric intake, got my 45 minutes of cardio today as scheduled and in bed, ready to tackle tomorrow. Wednesdays are usually my tough day for staying on track. Here's to a great tomorrow. <BR> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 23:43:51 EST Zumba Monday It was a long Zumba Class today. It is normally one hour, but my instructor was so into the class and determined that the class would get a complete workout and stretch we went over by 15 minutes. It was 15 minutes of bands and stretching. It was awesome, I hope to have more days in class like today. I was tired because I did not get enough sleep, but I kept pushing through the class . <em>334</em> <em>354</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 21:25:32 EST Back to Back I ran 11.8 miles two days in a row. My energy level has been high. It felt great and I am not even sore today. I think I will just keep running. <em>244</em> <em>182</em> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 15:32:34 EST Reconnecting with Yoga I am loving Yoga, I am surprised, but it really relaxes me. I am looking forward to doing more Yoga in the future. I have added two days a week to my schedule, but it is soon to be more. <em>135</em> <em>334</em> Sat, 4 Oct 2014 17:35:27 EST Rainy Friday This afternoon has been a rainy stormy Friday. I will be indoors exercising today and tomorrow because of the weather. The weather is changing. <em>257</em> <em>27</em> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 20:21:23 EST