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Time to stop making excuses

Monday, August 20, 2018

Due to the heat and some illness and just plan laziness, I have not been walking.

No more Excuses!!! emoticon

I told myself that when our school district (teachers) would returned back to work that I would return to my walking as a retiree!!!! And I did just that - but boy was it ever a push.

I had done a great job of loosing weight during the winter days from walking with my buddy, Becky and her dogs emoticon and unfortunately from falling ill. emoticon That was a drastic weight change and I don't want to get back to where I was. emoticon

(Harlon Block - walk's #15 a)

Last week (2 walks) August 15 - 7:15 am - 80 degrees emoticon 8,598
3.92 miles
322 Calories
Not much - but better than I had been walking!
Other days are not saved...

Today - August 20th - 7:47 am emoticon
I used my fitbit and I also used my Samsung Health from my phone....that is either new or I have never heard before as I am now using head sets for the first time, listing to Pandora. Today was Classical Guitar. Well, it was awesome, as the robot voice lead me through my walk - directions to speed up - encouraging words and after she had me a jog she said to slow down and work on my breathing --- yup having a hard time and coughing!!! lol Asthmatic.

I will add my steps a later time....
190 Calories Burned
2.03 Miles
28 Longest active minute
15 minutes walking / 28 minutes running

Opps - my alert just came on from my Ionic Fitbit!!!! Need a few steps for this hour to complete my 250 per hour!!! back!!! emoticon Jogged in place!!!
When that happens I click my alarm that is set for 3 minutes - gets the emoticon racing!!!! emoticon

SPARKS is about losing weight, mentoring, being mentored, community support, logging our fitness and nutrition and blogging about our feelings good or bad. So.....

I have been feeling down in the dumps for a couple of days and I feel like that commercial where the lady hides behind that cardboard face - I'm beginning to think part of it is because I haven't been walking (or birding) due to the triple digit heat we have been having. I just love to stay home - I give music lessons out of my home and just leave the house for a few errands and church. Most of my exercise is coming from working in the yard.

Here is my closing funny!

I bought a new Subaru in late March and I have only filled it up 4 times or is it 3? lol

Thank you for hearing me vent and allowing me to post to the cloud for my records.

Let's try to keep moving - baby steps or to our limit as I did today when the voice told me to step up my little small stride!!!!

Happy walking! or jogging!!! emoticon


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