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A quick note

Monday, October 15, 2012

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to everyone who has made comments on my blogs or page or sent a Spark goodie lately. I'm in a super busy time at work that has me running a little ragged, plus a lot going on with life in general, so I haven't been able to get online as much as I'd like to say thank you individually, comment on others' blogs, or be very active in my teams. I'm still here, still doing well in spite of the increasing proliferation of tempting treats that seem to pop up everywhere you turn. I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel, at least in terms of work, so I'm hoping to have a little more time to spend here after another week or so.

It is amazing to me that in spite of the pressure and stress of life right now, I'm not reaching for the nearest carb or sweet constantly. That's a definite change in mindset and action from my old ways, and it's encouraging to see the number on the scale staying steady in the low to mid 140s even if I can't get in as many or as long a run as I'd prefer. I'm doing TRX once a week now in addition to two strength training classes a week, and I love it--next best thing after running in my book.

That's it for now--gotta check in on a couple of teams and get things together for the week before bedtime. I have a feeling tomorrow may be a very long day at work!

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  • RABBLERRABBIT
    Thank YOU for checking in on me, too! It's amazing how a little "like" can keep one going on a given day. Good luck with your work load, see you when you have the time.
    2221 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Stay strong through this tough time. Good Luck. It sounds like you are doing well even with all the stress. Keep it up!
    2221 days ago
  • SAMBIDEXTROUS
    Good for you!!

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    2222 days ago
  • GAYEMC
    Don't you just hate it when life interupts your Spark, lol! Way to go on not reaching for the nearest junk food, and the work stress would still be there.
    2223 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    If I don't get in any strength training with my running, my running suffers! Have a great week!
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    2223 days ago
  • OJ_2_OK
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    2223 days ago
  • JMARIES51
    Really good to hear that things are going well. I am at that point where I have to choose a change up in my workout routine. Right now I am trying to run faster and get my form better. Now with the rain setting in it will be more difficult to get outside for longer runs. Well, it is a challenge but a good one. Much better than thinking I am lazy and not doing anything. :-)

    Hope life continues going well for you! Joann

    2223 days ago
  • BEMILLER30
    :) So glad to see you doing well! Keep up all the great work!
    2223 days ago
  • SANDBBAR
    Congratulations on maintaining a healthy lifestyle!! These things are a true test. Take a break when you can for YOU and do something fun and relaxing...you deserve it!! emoticon
    2223 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    Sorry your can't spend your time as you wish these days, but that's life, isn't it? I've been sick for two weeks so I know the feeling of things "getting away".

    But you are doing great! Maintaining, seeing your new habits pay off is a warm and satisfying feeling, is it not?

    I know you'll get through the next week with your usual grace and will be back to Spark in full force soon! Take care!!!
    2223 days ago
  • HOLLYBERRY005
    emoticon You are walking the talk!! Good for you!! The test of a real lifestyle change is when the pressure kicks up a notch!
    2223 days ago
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