Not gonna let stress get me down!
Long and short of it, yesterday was a tough day. However, not gonna let stress get me down! Eating a healthy breakfast, getting outside, even though it is gloomy, for a brisk walk, and then cleaning out the clutter and having a garage sale! E... Read more
OUTSIDE exercise to start my day!
Beautiful cool weather, my first time out for a walk since my foot and ankle surgery 6 months ago. How good it felt to feel the sunshine on my face, breathe in the cool late summer morning air, greet others as they walked by....outside exercise... Read more
Exercise to start my day!
They say exercise in the morning is usually best. I am such a slow mover in the morning. But, if I get up, get going, albeit slowly, and get that exercise in, my day is off to a running start! When do you exercise?... Read more
Until we adopted a young lady with special needs, I never even knew what the word respite meant! Now, I am a respite expert. This past weekend, my husband and I had a respite weekend. Doesn't happen often, so when it does, we RELAX! Rest is ... Read more
A normal routine day at last
I never thought I liked routines much. Too boring. But you know what? I am about ready for a routine day! First day of school today for my youngest daughter; it was rough getting up early after the bizarre couple of weeks we have had. I am ... Read more
Had a goal to log in 21 days straight to begin a positive habit. Made it to day 17, then a serious family crisis occurred. Out of town. With no computer access. Gone Five days. Frustrated. Exhausted. But finally home.
So what to do? Be... Read more
Day 17 on auto pilot
This logging in is beginning to be something are hardly think about anymore. There really is something to this thought that if you can sustain an activity for 21 days it becomes a habit! I am feeling healthier, empowered and happier. I wonder... Read more
Day 16 and lots of walking
Finally am attending the college orientation I have been waiting four years to attend; my son, instead of going to college in 2011, joined the Marines! Blessedly, he has made it home safe and sound, with his GI Bill in hand, and ready at last, ... Read more
Day 15 log in. Getting in exercise.
I hate to admit it. But, I must. Those that give the advice exercise first thing in the morning are right, at least in my case. Just like logging in becomes a routine, which I am doing first thing in the morning, exercise needs to be a routin... Read more
Day 14 and Younger Next Year
I am reading the book, Younger Next Year, by Henry Lodge and Chris Crowley. If you have not read it, and you are 40 or older, you want to. It blends well with the SparkPeople message. First, consistency is key. Second, exercise every day! T... Read more
13th log in day
Feeling groggy, but logging in anyway. Sometimes you just gotta get up and go through the motions to get the ball rolling! Have a funeral to attend today, but going to skip the luncheon afterward. Always too many fattening choices coupled wit... Read more
Day 10 of my short term goal; nearly half way there!
I am feeling fabulous! I have more energy, a little pep in my step, and rested after a good night's sleep. Just the effort of logging in has encouraged me to eat better, sleep better, and exercise some! I love this site! Who could ask for mo... Read more
Day 7; one third of the way to my short term goal
It is 4:12 a.m. I have logged into SparkPeople as I promised myself, before I leave for my 3 hour drive to physical therapy. It is worth it, as I sip my coffee. I am feeling great, albeit it is 4:13 a.m. now! lol A routine is so important, a... Read more
Day 6 of Log in; feeling great!
Blood sugar down to 129 from high of 169 six days ago. I am paying attention to my health and it is paying off! Organizing the beginning of my day, starting with SparkPeople, then prayer, getting a shower and getting dressed, to right down to ... Read more
I have known for many years that routines and consistency lead to a healthier lifestyle. Knowing and doing, however, are two different matters.
Life has become hectic, as life often does. But rather than succumb to the chaos, I have decided ... Read more
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