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5/31/15 8:24 P

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Bike The Border is a 3 day bike tour out of Bottineau this year sponsored by Val's Cyclery in Minot. It is 155 miles divided up into 3 days of rides.
Currently I am riding a new bike. It's a specialized Vita. The seat is what came on the bike right now. I haven't made a decision about upgrading or changing it yet.
It is a woman's seat and it's one of those hard skinny ones though it has some gel padding.
I have ridden 20 miles on it without numbness or chaffing. I do get a bit sore though. I am contemplating investing in real bike shorts. Look so tacky but my sister thinks they are the best. It's kind of a big deal for distance riding.
Checked out the route for Bike the Border yesterday. It's a bit beyond me at this point. To big on hills. The first day has a 5 mile climb and I am sure I wouldn't get through that. I just haven't got enough hours of riding in at this point to be up for it.
Have been looking at some other options but I am not sure yet.

I am not skilled to understand what GOD has willed what GOD has planned I only know at his right hand stands one who is my SAVIOR
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5/29/15 11:18 A

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What's "bike the border"? emoticon Sounds difficult. What kind of seat do you have on your bike? Brand name, everything. Going numb 'down there' was always a problem for me when I biked for more than half an hour.

I keep repeating to myself, "one choice at a time." I think I really have to look at this sugar addiction of mine like an alcoholic looks at liquor. My additional motivator will be having my A1C down to 6.0 this Fall.

"If you wanna be somebody else, if you're tired of fightin' battles with yourself, if you wanna be somebody else, Change Your Mind." Sister Hazel, from "The Fortress" CD.

I am stronger than the food.

I am not that person any more.


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5/28/15 10:07 P

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Keep checking for the new challenges coming soon.
Trying to get the gumption to make the move toward Bike THe Border 2015.
I need to train a lot if this is going to happen.

I am not skilled to understand what GOD has willed what GOD has planned I only know at his right hand stands one who is my SAVIOR
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5/26/15 12:12 P

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I have a niece's wedding coming up in September; I'd like to get down at least a size for that. emoticon

"If you wanna be somebody else, if you're tired of fightin' battles with yourself, if you wanna be somebody else, Change Your Mind." Sister Hazel, from "The Fortress" CD.

I am stronger than the food.

I am not that person any more.


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4/25/15 5:11 P

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It's day one of the rest of my life.
Got to the gym.
Spring clothes are a big motivation Toni.
I want to ride bike more and manage to get out for some bike tours this summer.

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4/23/15 11:48 A

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Knowing I want to wear summer clothes is motivation enough for me....hope they fit!

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4/20/15 4:21 P

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What motivated me today was when my son who is 19 yrs old said mom your not to old to get through this wind. I told him earlier that I don't think I'm going for a walk today because it's to windy. That just gave me all the more reason to go....but I'm going to wait till it dies down later this evening.

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4/15/15 11:45 A

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I purposely put in a kids dance dvd so I can get in some exercise in with the kids....and they just think it's fun lol!!!

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3/1/15 7:21 P

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I set up a small workout area near my computer so I can do some online workout videos for something extra. I don't do it every day but I do more than I would without it. Sometimes just the sight gets me going.

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2/21/15 3:54 P

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emoticon If I can just do something, that's a positive. I plan to do something each day over and above what my Fit Bit tracks, something not incidental, but on purpose.

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"If you wanna be somebody else, if you're tired of fightin' battles with yourself, if you wanna be somebody else, Change Your Mind." Sister Hazel, from "The Fortress" CD.

I am stronger than the food.

I am not that person any more.


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2/21/15 8:01 A

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That's my goal. 30 minutes of something every day. Have to do more some days but 30 minutes is not that big a deal.

I am not skilled to understand what GOD has willed what GOD has planned I only know at his right hand stands one who is my SAVIOR
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7/8/14 9:59 P

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for me, what has helped me in the past 6 months really is to do SOMETHING active every day, whether it be crunches & a yoga dvd, or a walk/run on the treadmill, or a group exercise class at the gym. #workitout100 has helped me a lot in that regard. :)

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8/11/13 5:45 P

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That is so true. Looking at where I have been and where I am going I know that I have to be my own motivator and find the reasons to succeed within me.

I am not skilled to understand what GOD has willed what GOD has planned I only know at his right hand stands one who is my SAVIOR
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8/10/13 10:21 A

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I can read motivational literature, I can accept pats on the back from friends, but in the end, I must find that Spark within myself to do the hard things. Let's all find and use that inner spark to light our fires for fitness! emoticon

"If you wanna be somebody else, if you're tired of fightin' battles with yourself, if you wanna be somebody else, Change Your Mind." Sister Hazel, from "The Fortress" CD.

I am stronger than the food.

I am not that person any more.


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5/1/12 10:35 A

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WALKING is LIFE'S BEST MEDICINE! emoticon


"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."

"It's not about being 'perfect' every day. It's about making choices."


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4/30/12 7:56 P

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Take out a License to LIVE!!!!

I am not skilled to understand what GOD has willed what GOD has planned I only know at his right hand stands one who is my SAVIOR
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1/3/12 9:58 A

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Encouraging everyone to post a motivation tip that they have read, heard of, or practice themselves in this thread over the next 2 weeks.
I was listening to a rerun of a special Oprah with Bob Greene yesterday and he said something that I heartily agree with and have found helpful. He was discussing squeezing in as many servings of veggies as possible.
For myself I find I can eat and almost limitless amount of vegetables, maybe not potatoes but greans, peppers and anything I eat raw for sure and still lose weight. Fruit I try to watch as I can greatly overdo that. No one really should eat 5 bananas a day IMHO but I have done it!

I am not skilled to understand what GOD has willed what GOD has planned I only know at his right hand stands one who is my SAVIOR
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