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CRISCIM
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4/26/12 11:26 P

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4/26/12 9:52 A

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So true...taking one hour per day to take care of you (exercising), IS NOT SELFISH!! It helps make us a better wife, mother, friend, neighbor, etc. when we not only take the time to do the work to make our bodies feel good, but when people start to notice and comment about how "something's different about you....I can't figure out what it is...but it's good!" I never get tired of hearing that! It totally makes the time & effort I spend on me TOTALLY worth it! Not only do you end up looking better on the outside, but you FEEL better on the inside!

Just think about how much AWESOME-ER we might feel if we took 2 hours per day for ourselves...hmmm....

Have a great day everyone!!

Don't expect a good day...make one!


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CRISCIM
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4/25/12 10:11 P

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Amy,
You are proof that when you put your mind to something, you can do it. About the mowing, THAT IS DEFINITELY EXERCISE! Anyone that doubts it needs to try it once. And regarding the run at your daughter's school, I am really impressed. Especially since you did it in only 5 or 6 minutes. That's a lot faster than I run.

My Spark time is normally right before bed. My kids use the computer for their schoolwork in the mornings before school and from afternoon to bedtime after school. So, this is my time to recount how the day went and get ready for tomorrow. After reading your schedule, I feel very motivated to start my morning off (after time to wake up and breakfast) with 30 to 60 minutes of good exercise. After all, out of 16 waking hours, taking one out to keep myself healthy and happy is not much.


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4/25/12 8:52 A

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Criscim--
I'm quickly finding out that if I don't get a workout in shortly after I get all 4 kids on the school bus, I find myself putting it off until, next thing you know, the kids are home from school, it's time to start supper, somebody (or all 4) need help with their homework, etc. etc. etc.

Now I am establishing a routine where I get my 2 high schoolers on the bus, then I have about a 1/2 hour to log in to SP and have my 2 cups of coffee before I need to get the younger 2 on the bus. While they're getting ready, I'll have my breakfast & finish up on SP to help get me fired up for the day. Once the kids are all gone....it's go time!!

Yesterday I decided to combine a chore (cutting the grass) with a workout session...since I had to use the old pushmower & empty out the bag about 6 times (which took an hour!) I considered that to be a workout. My arms were burning from pushing (my nice self-propelled mower is currently on the fritz), my legs were burning, and I worked up a sweat! I got a chore done that was on my to-do list for the day, AND got a workout in!

I felt so good & pumped up about it that when I went to my youngest daughter's school to join her for an after school activity (she joined the "Love to Run Club" where you learn how to run a mini-marathon & build up your endurance), I was actually able to run for about a half-mile, or 5-6 minutes straight!!! This is a personal record for me! This was her 3rd session. The 1st session, we had to run a half-mile, which I only did about just over half of that. The 2nd session we missed cuz my daughter was sick. So my half-mile was a HUGE accomplishment for me!

I was still so pumped up about it that after supper, we decided to watch The Biggest Loser on TV. I dragged my recumbent bike out of my office/workout room into the living room, where I not only watched the show with my kids, but I racked up 10 miles on my bike!!!

The point of my rather long-winded little story here is that once you start out your day on a positive, productive note, it just kinda carries thru the rest of your day. By the end of the day, you can really surprise yourself with what you've accomplished!

I hope this motivates at least 1 person to get started on the right foot today....I know I'm now fired up for another AWESOME day!!!

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CRISCIM
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4/24/12 11:27 P

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Amy, you and I are really in the same boat! Sometimes I feel like there's nothing left for me, personally, after I do all that I need to do for my family. Fortunately today was a bit different. I did my exercise, Week 1 Day 2, before starting the day's activities. Then, when there was no energy left, it was okay to just crash.

Thanks to everybody for the support!


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4/24/12 8:03 A

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I'm in the same boat....I'm already weeks behind schedule. I had progressed to Day 1 Week 2 over a week ago (which, by the way, kicked my butt!). I had every intention of getting back on track yesterday, but between running my husband's business and managing a household of 4 children, my day seems to get sucked up pretty quick! Oh well...I can't change yesterday, but luckily I can start fresh today!!
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4/23/12 11:59 P

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I agree that it is hard to get going and getting into a routine.

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4/23/12 10:40 P

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I'm with ya. I bowed out for awhile and had to start from the beginning. It's tough, but am feeling likes it is something I can do and will do.
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CRISCIM
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4/23/12 9:54 P

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Last Tuesday I did W1D1, planning to get in two more somewhere in the week. BUT, we had company come into town Wednesday. That threw me off. I was so busy running around with them that I didn't get to run for exercise at all the rest of the week. UGH! This week I'm repeating Week 1... and finishing it. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. That's the plan.

I'm looking forward to having some running buddies here who will be looking for me and keeping me accountable. emoticon Thanks in advance for being here.


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