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Working through the Pain
Saturday, February 20, 2010      2 comments

Warning! Warning! Whine Alert! Clarity is needed when making changes. But when in pain, clarity goes out the window along with inspiration and perseverance. On weekends I plan to walk at LEAST one mile each day. Can one limp favorin... Read more
The Comfort Zone
Friday, February 19, 2010      3 comments

The Comfort Zone I used to have a Comfort Zone, Where I knew I couldn't fail The same four walls of busy work, Were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things, I'd never done before, But I stayed inside my Comfort Zone, ... Read more
"It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get"
Thursday, February 18, 2010      4 comments

- Arnold Palmer Practice is essential, if change is wanted. One definition of practice is - as repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency. When I first started Water Walking, my instructo... Read more
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      6 comments

- Aristotle Repetition of a bad habit can ensure unmatched mastery of that habit, but that's probably not the desired result. During Lent children would reluctantly give up gum, candy, ice cream or soda. Come Easter, they would make a... Read more
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      5 comments

Mardi Gras makes me think of excess. Feast before the fast. It does not have to be so. Celebrations can be done in moderation. Besides you can watch others make a fool of themselves and be glad it is not you. I do not mean to be harsh or cruel, ... Read more
Lifestyle Change
Monday, February 15, 2010      6 comments

Chapter 8: Week 3 Action Steps Step 1: Continue with Spark Time. Making time for me. This is getting easier as my mindset is changing. I need to take the time to care for me. Step 2: Review goals for Motivation: Reviewing my ... Read more
The Spark - A Week of Chapter 7
Sunday, February 14, 2010      4 comments

What a week! Between the blogs I have read and doing the "28 Days to a New You" the little things I have done are adding up. No the scale has not moved, but I have noticed a shift within myself. 1. Healthy lifestyle pledge. - My mindset is... Read more
It's not moving...
Saturday, February 13, 2010      6 comments

...the scale that is. Oh Crap! "What am I doing wrong?" "Why isn't the scale showing a lower weight?" While I am mildly disappointed, I realize that it is not the end of the world. * First good thing is that it is not going up.... Read more
Going in for a beauty walk....
Friday, February 12, 2010      1 comments

It does sound strange... but going for a walk this Friday includes facials. We walk inside. Walking a mile with a mask on, may be a bit scary, But hey a bit of fitness and beauty inspires me. After the second mile and our cool down stretch we ... Read more
"To sleep, perchance to dream...."
Thursday, February 11, 2010      2 comments

" ... Ay, there's the rub." HAMLET- Shakespeare If I could only get a decent nights sleep, then I could dream... Yes I know Hamlet speaks of something more drastic. But for me, noisy snow plows and a son waking me twice, does not make for... Read more
Atychiphobia - Fear of Failure
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      3 comments

Being paralyzed by too much choice or because I am too emotionally invested in the outcome or it is unfamiliar. In turn, this leads to analysis paralysis, indecision or excuse... Read more
Is It Organic?
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      2 comments

It's amazing what you can find out on the internet. I found out those little annoying produce stickers can help me determine if I am getting what I am paying for. Produce stickers tell us: * Organic produce has a PLU number that b... Read more
Da Spark Chapter 7
Monday, February 08, 2010      4 comments

Welcome to Week 2 Healthy Diet Habits Reading through what is prescribed for this week it should not be a problem for me to accomplish. 1. Healthy lifestyle pledge. - At this stage in my game....if I do not do this I will die... but be... Read more
Having Focus Makes a Big Difference
Sunday, February 07, 2010      2 comments

When I quit smoking I had a single focus in my reason for quitting. I was not scattered with many thoughts running through my head... My Spark goals are: Healthy weight. Ride a bike. Get off meds. Chapter 6 says goals should be: ... Read more
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Saturday, February 06, 2010      0 comments

Chapter 6 has 6 ACTION Steps. Step 1 - Set Fast Break Goals. Here's what I chose. Nutritional - Drink 8 cups of water Fitness- Walk a mile Motivational - Read inspiration quotes Step 2 - Plan your Spark Time Plan and Review ... Read more

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