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Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

~ John O'Donohue ~

Word for 2016.
My word for 2016 is "present." Present to do what needs to be done for my health, present for others with ways to help, present to our Creator to answer His call, whatever adventure that leads to. For me, it simply means showing up. Being there with mindfulness and focus. I want to end 2016 feeling good about my choices made during the year.

Here is to 2016 Sparkfriends.

Member Since: 11/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 60,800

My Goals:
Goals�..yes indeed.

1. Exercise, (walk, garden, bike) 5 days a week.
2. Visit the gym for resistance exercise 1 day a week.
3. Record exercise each time.
4. Track calories 2-3 days a week minimum.
5. Spend time reading spiritual, motivational writing.
6. Visit the hiking trails near my home at least weekly when the trails are not ice covered.
7. Visit my Spark Pages every day.

Strive every day to be healthy, physically and spiritually.

Move through setbacks. Don't allow depression to interfere with moving forward.

Stay positive, focused, and 'present."

My Program:
Faithfully tracking food and calories. Walking or gym 5 days a week this spring and summer.

Deal with setbacks positively.

Personal Information:
I am in "retirement mode." I can create time for exercise and weight loss. I feel fortunate, but I also cannot say I do not have time.

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Gardening, hiking, biking. watching classic movies. Enjoying podcasts. Listening to podcasts, reading poetry and novels. My wife and I are both retired RN's. I do a lot of volunteer work. Makes life richer.

Fav poets:
Mary Oliver
Ted Kooser
Charles Bukowski
David Whyte
John O'Donahue

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    Fitness first for sure, Bill!😉
    1 day ago
    emoticon Today is Turtle Day! emoticon Coming out of my shell to check on all my Spark friends and see how you are doing. I hope 2016 is off to a great start for you! I can't believe we already have 5 months of it almost completed. Let's make the rest of it emoticon !
    6 days ago
    Hey, there -- Thanks for your note. I let myself fall from the SP fold, but I am happy that I have the opportunity to begin again.

    The good news is that I've been exercising consistently -- walking, dancing, gardening, yoga.
    The bad news is that I haven't been managing my eating well. But: I'm back on track..with a few old tricks (e.g. seltzer water) and a resolve to show up again.

    I also had an epiphany that I am not actually very happy in my overweight body, and that shifting gears will be a good idea. I wasn't so sure before. :)

    Be well.
    Thanks for your note.
    8 days ago
    Hey, Bill...How are you doing with your sparking?
    Hope you've started the week beautifully!
    21 days ago
    Trust you enjoyed your day in the spotlight
    22 days ago
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