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Just did not want to go

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I just did not want to go to the gym today. Then I thought about a spark article about how no one ever feels guilty about going to the gym but do feel guilty if they don't go. So, I went. I was on the stationary bike for half an hour (instead of spinning or kickboxing for an hour) but hey I went. And now that I did the 30 minutes of cardio, I did feel like taking my usual 30 abs class. So, yeah it was worth it. Best part... no guilt whats so ever.

Keep moving spark buddies!

  
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WOMANWITHGRIT 4/17/2013 10:25PM

    Thanks for this post. Showing up for our own life, even when we don't feel like it. I needed to read this tonight.

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WENDYSPARKS 4/16/2013 5:38PM

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TERRYT55 3/24/2013 10:09PM

    You inspire me to try harder! Thanks, Anne.....

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TDONOVAN41 3/19/2013 9:22AM

    emoticon Anne! You're my idol! emoticon so much for inspiring everyone on our team!

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BOBINVA 3/14/2013 9:52PM

    Awesome!

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SNOOKUMS19 3/14/2013 4:44PM

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TERRYT55 3/14/2013 3:51PM

    Good for you, Anne!

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KAILYNSTAR 3/14/2013 11:51AM

    Good for you! You're so right about feeling guilty for NOT going.

yes, I'm still here. Just been off track with lots of things.

Hope you're doing good.

Hugs.

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LIVINGFREE19 3/14/2013 9:19AM

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RJFERRARO315 3/13/2013 11:44PM

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I've read that article too and what a great reminder. Lately what keeps me going is the fact I have exercised every day since 12/26/11. Don't want to stop the streak.

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I am so glad you shared!

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LOVESTYPOS 3/13/2013 10:11PM

    Thanks for the reminder about that article. I haven't been able to go the last 2 days due to a family situation and it's on my mind all the time. I'm hoping to get back to it tomorrow. It's a great feeling when you don't have any guilt about working out, isn't it? Way to go!

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POINTAFTER 3/13/2013 8:38PM

    That's a great way to look at it! Thanks for sharing.

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JAMBABY0 3/13/2013 8:17PM

    great work

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Its my birthday! Its my birthday! Its my birthday!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Today was really lots of fun.

Once the kids were off to school I headed for the gym for a spinning class. I then heading for the sauna after that took a shower and headed home.

My friend picked me up and we went for our body massages and a foot reflexology massage. Next, we went to Cosi for lunch, we had a yummy lunch and delightful conversation.

My buddy drop me off then I jumped in my van to pick up my kids. As soon as we got home they ran upstairs to get my presents. Which they would not let me open until daddy came home.They were so cute about it too. When daddy came home he bought me a ice cream cake then I got to open my presents. All gym stuff like a new gym bag and sport bras. Too cute.

DH is taking me to dinner and a movie (Lincoln) tomorrow evening. Oh and for an extra treat my beautiful niece to coming to spend the day with us. Then she and her BF will watch the kids while we go out for the evening.

Great day!

  
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DDESERTDDAWN 1/19/2013 11:05AM

    Great day in the morning! It sure does sound like a good way to spend a Happy Birthday. Thank you for sharing with us. .... Sorry i've been offline and didn't get to say a proper on time one so here is a properly belated one:

Happy Birthday AnneSilvia. I'm sure glad to have your Spark emoticon in my Spark Life!

Cheers,
dDawn

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KAILYNSTAR 1/17/2013 1:22PM

    Happy Belated Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful time.

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TERRYT55 1/16/2013 11:39AM

    Happy Birthday a little late, Anne. It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

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LADYBUG1943 1/15/2013 11:16AM

    Thanks for sharing your day. As a mother whose kids now have kids of their own, I want to advise you to cherish these days. My biggest regret as a mother was that I didn't just stop once in a while and let the joy of my kids fill me. I hope you're wiser.

(My kids still give me joy, but now I tell them about it!)

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MOTHER-NATURE 1/15/2013 9:45AM

    emoticon to a vey special spark friend.

Hugs

Niki

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LIVINGFREE19 1/15/2013 8:58AM

    Sounds like an awesome birthday!
I'm glad you had a great time!
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SNOOKUMS19 1/14/2013 1:31PM

    Hope you had a wonderful evening with the hubby! Happy Birthday!!!!! You are blessed with an amazing family! Best birthday present ever! Enjoy!

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ONENEL 1/14/2013 6:37AM

    emoticon Little late but sounds like you had a woderful day!

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RJFERRARO315 1/13/2013 11:13PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon

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LALEEBEEN 1/12/2013 12:35PM

    Happy Birthday emoticon

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BOBINVA 1/12/2013 11:40AM

    Happy Birthday!!!!

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SHEILA1505 1/12/2013 1:05AM

    Great day - happy birthday!
xx

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WACFIT 1/11/2013 10:12PM

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LINOVER 1/11/2013 10:10PM

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day!

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it starts with a Kiss and ends with a commitment.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

It starts with a Kiss and ends with a commitment. Sorry, young lovers, I am talking about nutrition and fitness.

We enthusiastically make New Year's resolutions to change our health and our life, only to watch them fizzle out in months, weeks or even days.

So, I read a SP article and reminded myself about what I want, need and desire in my life. And losing weight will play a major role since all my wants, needs and desires required me to be fit and healthy.

However, I need to be specific and realistic with my goals to reach my ultimate goal. I need to focus. I am starting with a kiss.

KISS = Keep it simple sweetie!

I will use both the nutrition tracker and fitness tracker and reconfigure my nutrition numbers. I will weigh in weekly not daily and not once in awhile. I will take actions. I will workout both cardio and strength training even if it means my home gym.

I need to use some of my favorite tools thus far in my 30+ weight loss which are: Sparkpeople and the gym to help me lose the next 15lbs.

Joining SparkPeople is like joining the gym... it only works if you use it! COMMITMENT IS KEY.

I will be strong and focus on my plan which starts with a KISS and ends with a COMMITMENT.

Want to join me?

  
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SWIMMAN 4/16/2013 5:39PM

    Great title and even better blog! So true what you wrote. Great to think back to the start of the year now and take stock of where we are and were we want to be. Thanks for sharing emoticon

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AHAVAH123 1/8/2013 1:58PM

    Thank you for putting this in such a positive way. Really helps!!
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HEIDE69 1/2/2013 7:20AM

    Well said my friend! It sounds exactly like what I want to do! I was there before so I know I can do it! Lets get this thing done! emoticon

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KAILYNSTAR 1/1/2013 7:20PM

    Love you thoughts. Keep it simple sweetie.

You can do this.

As for me, getting there.

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SNOOKUMS19 1/1/2013 3:14PM

    Love this my friend! Happy New Year to you! I'm taking my steps this year toward a healthy life too! Let's do this!

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So, this is

Saturday, December 29, 2012

So, this is the last few days of 2012.

Time to say good bye to the past, live the present and consider the future.


What are your thoughts, goals and hopes?

  
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/1/2013 8:59AM

    Thoughtful blog as usual!!

Thanks for being a great Spark Friend and Inspiration in 2012.

Looking forward to see what 2013 brings us!!


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SNOOKUMS19 12/30/2012 10:30PM

    I am sooooo ready for a new year my friend!!!! Yay! Ready for healthy eating and drinking more water and less wine :)! Enjoy!

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WISHICOULDFLY 12/30/2012 9:51AM

    There ARE some benefits of getting older, such as growing wisdom and patience. I plan to get a little older, smarter, more patient and most importantly to get the most out of my life and be grateful for each day.

Oh and uh, I WILL hit ONDERLAND in 2013! emoticon

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Phew! I am done

Monday, December 24, 2012

Here it is Christmas Eve, and I am finally done with Christmas shopping. I do have 3 more gifts to wrap, which I bought weeks ago just wanted to add something to box before wrapping.

I did forget my pooch, Zhanne, Michael will buy her some treats this afternoon. We stop buying her toys years ago. She will be 11yo and for years does not play wiht stuff toys. New collars, pup ice cream treats, actually just gourmet treats instead of the usual treats we normally buy. I feel terrible that I forgot her.

I also did not write out Christmas cards. I was waiting for my professional photographer DH to take the picture of our children. He never did, even with all the reminding. (He calls nagging). So, too late for that, so now I had to buy cards then write them out. We did not buy them until Saturday. Just have not been myself these past few months.

On the bright side, I did find that gift I hide for my daughter. It came to me that I might have pack it with another gift. Yep, first gift I unwrapped and looked in was my daughter's gift right there on top of my son's NY ranger's Jersey. What a jerk! Did I mention I am just no myself lately?

Have a joyous Christmas eve. And to those who don't celebrate...have a joyous evening.

Hugs,


  
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SNOOKUMS19 12/26/2012 8:28AM

    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas my friend! I understand that not being yourself time. Take a breathe and maybe journal a bit. Maybe as you write it out you will find some perspective. Be good to you my friend!

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ONENEL 12/26/2012 7:07AM

    Glad I am not the only one. I wanted picture cards also, but that didnt happen. Still hoping to get one afterwards one day.
Since the boys are gone I have a few extra days for shopping- one gift will arrive on Friday.
Now to plan for New Years!

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BOBINVA 12/25/2012 10:19AM

    Merry Christmas. emoticon

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