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Friday, September 21, 2012

Today is day 205 of my streak!

This emoticon used to be my way of thinking! I would go to Curves, and then on my way home I'd stop off at Highs for a "reward" for working out. Then the next day, I'd go to Curves to work off that reward....and stop off for another reward on my way home!! Yikes! I should have known...you can't out exercise bad nutrition!

But since I've been streaking, I work out at home, and I don't use FOOD as a reward for exercising, and I don't use EXERCISE as a punishment for eating. I eat to live, and I fuel my body with healthy food for my workouts. And I workout to reward my body with endorphins...not to mention better health, more strength, better flexibility, and muscles!

LOL...funny, and oh so true! (At least for me.)

Hubby has learned to call it "your lifestyle" instead of "your diet." He knows how mad I get when he says the D word!

I workout every day and I love it. My workout of choice is DDP Yoga. I get such a good sweat from it, and I can tell I am building muscle. The DDP Yoga workout I'm currently doing is "Below the Belt" and its a killer on my thighs! There are lots of chair poses, and even though the chair pose might not look too challenging, it is VERY challenging for me! But I push myself through the workout, and I am seeing progress! My thighs are a lot stronger and firmer, and so are the muscles surrounding my knees. I can do squats a lot deeper now!

I love that picture...a dog trying to do the Up Dog pose!

By the way, thats not my dog, lol. My dog is a Pomeranian named Sierra who we rescued from the pound. She is my little workout buddy! Whenever I workout, she likes to be in the room with me, and she likes to lay at either end of my yoga mat. Lately, when I do 3 count pushups, she likes to jump up on my back, lol. She only weighs 9 pounds, but I can sure feel a difference when she's there!

Today, after my workout, I was laying down to look through a clothing catalog, and Sierra hopped up on my back...so hubby took a picture, and even though I don't have any makeup on and I'm all sweaty from working out, I decided to post it anyway!

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    emoticon so cute emoticon
    2067 days ago
    Oh my gosh, I love your blog and your wallpaper, but especially your pupster, Sierra. What an adorable girl. My dog loves to lie beside me when I am exercising, too, and every once in awhile she will block me from sitting up by lying her head on my neck.

    Now that I am looking at your picture again, the 2 of you have the same expression on your faces. Oh my gosh, this picture is so adorable.
    2067 days ago
    I love that picture of you two and wow, coooool wallpaper. It so you! My Pom, Cisco also finds a spot during my workout too. He does the downward dog all the time, so funny.
    Lots of love and support coming your way today from your Sparked Friend. And oh yeah, It's NOT A DIET!!
    2067 days ago
    Love Sierra, she's just trying to show her support.
    Your doing awesome..Keep it up
    2067 days ago
    Great picture. I really enjoy your blogs and all the support you send my way.
    2067 days ago
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    2067 days ago
  • MAGA99
    2067 days ago
    Cute picture! You are doing GREAT Pixie!
    2067 days ago
    Man I am going to search taht ddp yoga out when my back and sciatica calm down. I know I will start out slower lol have to get back to back care yoga, but you are doing so awesome and could literally feel the adrenaline jumping out of the blog. what motivation.
    Hey the pic is awesome, true to life. So glad all is going well.
    Think I will go upstairs and ride the bike for 10 mins. I also just turned down a brownie. Hubby was so wanting them and I made them cos am usually able to refuse wheat, and I took the plastic off the cover and then said I don't want that and put it back.
    So thanks and off I go.
    2067 days ago
    I think Sierra wants to show support as well. great Kodak moment.
    2067 days ago
    Great picture of you and the dog what a great change from your spark note picture keep up the great job you look great. like your pictures and motivational posters they are great and as always inspire me to get my spark going and head off to the finish line 17 days of not knowing what the scales says . the trainer knows but not me !!! clothing is fitting better !!! have a great week and way to go on the great blog and progress you are expercing.
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    2067 days ago
    That is the cutest picture ever. You good health shines in your face. You should be so proud of yourself. emoticon
    2067 days ago
    Pixie we are all so proud of you. Keep up the good work girl. emoticon
    2067 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Oh Pixie, I LOVE the photo of you and Sierra! It's beautiful!

    I hate it too if anyone refers to my eating habits as a "diet", sometimes when we're around others and I'm eating healthy food and small portions, someone will 'joke' and ask if I'm on a diet! Ugh!

    You're doing great and I'm proud of you, as always, my dear spark daughter!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    2067 days ago
    I lovbe the pic and ALL your blogs too! Keep on keeping on!!!
    2067 days ago
    LOVE IT!
    2067 days ago
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