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Today is Day One for Firm Commitments to move every day

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Got in 45 fitness minutes today! I am really happy and proud of me for making a firm commitment to get back to doing Spark every day. Since it has been too long since I was able to do Spark every day, I decided to start with Day one of The Bootcamp.

Yep. Some of you know my relationship with Coach Nicole. She drives me nuts, and I get mad enough to try to keep up with her. Today was no different!

Ah yes. Day One. the kickboxing thing. I have never been good at that one, yet today I was determined to keep with it. It's a good thing no one had a video camera on me!

I start with the marching in place, swinging my arms like she does. Excellent so far. Then we go to the bends, kicking, swinging my arms, SHE does jumping jacks while I am picking myself up from the floor having fell trying to do the first one. She is SUCH a show off!!!

She moves on to side step, crouch, kick........none of which I do with grace. I get all mixed up on what I am supposed to be moving and where all my body parts are. My dog Bennie and Kitty Lucy bark and growl and dash out of the room. They know I am going nuts.

I do the stretch things well. That's because they are slow and one body part at a time. I can do this. We count down to being finished.

I did very well in not sassing back to Nicole. She's young, and has a lot to learn of life and getting old. I will forgive her impertinence today.

I actually can feel a difference in my body after my attempts of working out. I am proud that I tried and kept up trying til the very end.

Some of you are aware of the hell I have been living in for the past 7 years. It is time for me to make a new beginning. Committing to Spark every day is a new beginning.

The grieving of losing both Ted and Cindy will not go away. But if I just change one little thing......like Sark daily......I will get a grip on forming a new life for myself.

It is a beautiful day, no matter what the weather is. It is a day for me to commit to taking care of myself and finding energy, interest and focus.

I have joined a couple of teams that focus on people in their 70's. I think I will gain much from starting there. I was a long term member of the Spirited Underdogs, but signed up too late for the winter team. I will use my new teams to get me ready for the Dawgs in the Spring.

In the meantime, I will be putting a new life together. That is worth looking forward to!

I so appreciate all the messages gotten from my Spark friends. Your love and support mean more than words can say. You are bringing me back to life!! I thank you with all my heart.
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  • DOG_MOM
    Congrats on getting in your fitness minutes for the day! I laughed at your attempt to keep up with the different movements because I'm right there with you. No coordination, flailing along hoping that what I'm doing somewhat resembles what's going on in the video. I refer to my attempts as "hopping around like a j***a$$". Keep up the great work!
    127 days ago
  • TOWHEE
    Oh, Sandy, I remember that DVD! That's when I discovered I have two left feet and no sense of balance!

    You have had a long journey, but you survived. It wasn't easy, it wasn't pleasant, but it was the hand that Destiny dealt you and you managed to handle it well and win!

    Someday we'll meet in person. I the mean time, I'm rooting for you. You're a winner and an inspiration.

    128 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    You had me smiling big time at picturing you being just perhaps, as clumsy as me!!! And wow you didn't just quit but went to the end????? That's guts. Sandy, you are amazing. You are finding that energy, interest and focus. Keep it up. I'm signed up to get notified when you blog, so I'll be here!!!





    128 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    Sandy that is awesome.You are a warrior and you will get back to your life. We are proud of you & love you! hugs, Cheri
    128 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    ((((HUGS)))) It's not easy but you are trying!!!! Kudos to you.
    128 days ago
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