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Saturday, March 25, 2017      1 comments

I think most family members and friends are supportive of my efforts to exercise and change my diet to improve my health. They have seen me gain a lot of weight recently and I have explained that I have to do both in order to meet my goals. I am... Read more
My Partner my Life
Friday, March 24, 2017      2 comments

I feel blessed to have such a great husband and fitness partner. We try to do everything together. Lift weights, bike, hike, walk, snowshoe, etc. It has always been that way since we met in 2006. It isn't to say we don't exercise alone or in oth... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Some change ups with Spark Coach
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      59 comments

I have tried several Spark Coach lessons. One was to make your workout fun (like a child) so I ran around the house and played with my dogs and cats for about 1/2 hour. They loved it. Another was to find an object that equaled the weight... Read more
Fit Bit HR
Monday, March 20, 2017      5 comments

I recently upgraded to the Fit Bit HR. I thought to buy a used Fit Bit from a friend to see if I actually liked it vs. the regular zip Fit Bit. It takes a bit of getting used to it and I have found that I am not allergic to the wrist band. A ... Read more
Monday, February 27, 2017      5 comments

Keep It Simple Stupid! If your exercise program becomes too demanding, ease back or change your battle plan. I was over working my workout routine a few months ago and it became too much when the holidays came around I ended up quitting ... Read more
Tracking food starts today.
Sunday, October 11, 2015      1 comments

Quite simply I am maintaining my weight. Now I need to take the next step and track calories. I started my plan simply to just start exercising consistently for about 1 month without tracking food. The additional exercise stopped me from gain... Read more
Low Spot
Thursday, October 08, 2015      2 comments

Last couple of days I am in a low spot, due to a cold. Normally, I quit exercising all together for days, then weeks, and then months. I am exercising now, but just enough to call it exercising. I normally exercise straight through at least 1 ... Read more
Exercised daily for 3 weeks
Sunday, October 04, 2015      1 comments

Things I am doing: 1. Mix it up. Sometimes I work out to walk DVDs all at once or I break it up. I walk in the yard while waiting for the dogs to go to the bathroom. I take more breaks from the computer. I go for daily walks outside wh... Read more
TODAY I did it.
Thursday, October 01, 2015      2 comments

Well I did it TODAY! I challenged myself and won. I worked out to and entire walking workout DVD by Leslie Sansone. Normally, I stop after 6000 steps but I just kept going until I reached 12,000 steps and finished the DVD! I could not believ... Read more
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      3 comments

Well, so far I have worked out every day except 1 day since November 4th, I have done at least 6000 steps with aerobic walking indoors (too cold out). Today I added strength training with easy 5lb weights for 30 minutes. I am also drinking my... Read more
Things are definitely getting better! (with working out every day)!
Saturday, November 15, 2014      4 comments

Great Day! After 1 week of working out every day, things are definitely improving. As a tribute to my father who recently passed away from Parkinson's, I am dedicated towards moving. I mourned his death for months, and still do, but I s... Read more
Today was bad I hope tomorrow is better
Thursday, November 06, 2014      5 comments

Geesh what a bad day! It started off at 1 am when I couldn't go back to sleep. Then I turned into zombie awake all night! Morning hours I just sat in front of my computer not wanting to move except for coffee. Then I was greeted by my really bad... Read more
Life 10 Months later after last Blog...Life has changed!
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      1 comments

January 3rd was my parents 62nd wedding anniversary. January 5th dad was admitted to the hospital, January 16th he died. I fell apart, literally. I was the last family member to be with him and told him I loved him forever and told him I prom... Read more
So Sad
Monday, January 06, 2014      5 comments

I just can't exercise today, or yesterday. My Dad's sick in the hospital in ICU, and I have been on the phone all day with my relatives, which was good, but I am feeling a bit numb and SAD and just can't bring myself to actually exercise. Toda... Read more
Pep Talk #2
Thursday, January 02, 2014      0 comments

Dear Me, You are making good strides in changing not only the fact you are exercising, but also your mindset. Yesterday, you planned an exciting off road biking adventure with your husband and he loved it and so did you. Take advantage of... Read more

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