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Friday, February 04, 2011

Sometimes I feel like my days can be summed up with "Words of Wisdom." Little tidbits of knowledge I've gathered from reading Spark articles, motivational pages...

"You will most likely regret *not* doing it, but you will almost never regret it if you do." I thought about this one at 5:00 this morning when all I wanted to do was stay in bed. My nice cozy comfy bed. And so I got up.

"Once you put on your gym clothes, your attitude will change." I pulled back my hair, got my spinning gear on, and I thought "huh, I guess I *am* more ready to go now."

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." I have always been a breakfast eater, but I still felt more awake when I got my coffee and apple with PB. After spin I'll have an English muffin and maybe an egg.

And I'm sure the rest of the day will be filled with sayings as well... I found a good one last night. I've been struggling with saying "no" to food. Yesterday, I had a pack of peanut M&Ms after lunch. It wasn't that I was still hungry, I just wanted some chocolate. I was feeling weak. I have an app called "Motivator" - "Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself." - Abraham Joshua Heschel. I'm going to think of this one often today. And this one is true too. I almost always feel better about myself when I can say "no" to a temptation.


- Spin!
- water water water
- buy fresh fruit after school - there is no more in the house (we went through it like crazy this week), and I'd like to have it to snack on instead of rummaging around the house for something to eat.
- Straighten up the living room. ARGH it looks like a tornado went through the house. And that was with two days off which I guess I should have used for cleaning.

Have a Fantastic Friday!

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COOPSM 2/4/2011 9:02PM

    Carrie---I need that app too...adding it right now!!! Looked for it, which do you have?
What fruit did you get??

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PILLOWFOOL 2/4/2011 10:32AM

    I need this app! then I can use it when I'm feeling like caving in to my lazy self!

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CHELLES_BELLS 2/4/2011 10:10AM

    Beautiful quote!

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PINKCOCONUT 2/4/2011 7:36AM

    "Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself." - Abraham Joshua Heschel


Thank you for sharing it. I absolutely love it! I know with this in your head you're going to have a fantastic day!

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Back to work today. We have a two-hour delay, so this is a nice way to ease back into school. Ha!

- water water water
- stretch and Body Pump
- tuna wrap for dinner

Have a super day!

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CAMROLA 2/3/2011 12:14PM

    Sounds like a great day!


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    Our people went back to school today-so glad b/c I hate having them go to 12June anyway...they don't need any extra days in school. Yum-tuna wrap!! enjoy!tonight's dinner is for Gracie's 5th bday-she chose tomatoe soup, of all things! I'm throwing in some brats to go along with it. I'll have soup and cake and ice bratwursts for me.

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COOPSM 2/3/2011 11:26AM

    I am on my way to your place...dinner sounds great and then class!!!

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JUSTBIRDY 2/3/2011 9:19AM


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LOSINGITALL4ME 2/3/2011 9:18AM

    Lucky! I was hoping for a 2 hour delay but they cancelled again. So my son and I are home again. I had school on Monday and I hope to get back on Friday. We have conferences coming up in a week so that ought to be interesting getting materials ready for that. We haven't been there to do anything. Enjoy your day.

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The Ice is Icing...

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

- Drinking some water
- Looking forward to stretch and Body Pump tomorrow
- Excited for a 2-hour delay

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COOPSM 2/3/2011 7:37AM

    School but with a delay....sounds nice

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GSDMIKE 2/2/2011 10:37PM

    I think it's going to be too cold here for ice tonight. What's the thing that's colder than ice...?

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The snow is snowing...

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Another snow day means that we are now going to school into the third week of June. Bleh. Despite the long school year, I like snow days.

- I get to spend more time with my honey. And because he doesn't work in a chain restaurant, the managers make the decision if the restaurant is open during a snow storm. Today he is home and tomorrow he might be too. Yay! He's out skiing right now - this is a good year for his ski pass!
- I get to straighten up the house mid-week.
- I can catch up on some reading.
- Naps!
- I get to eat breakfast in my jammies.

February! emoticon

February is going to be "I love my _______" month.

I love my gym membership!
This month I'm going to take more classes at the gym. I am fortunate - the instructors at my gym are all really great and the classes are really really good. So this month I'm committing myself to taking more spin, Body Pump, Power Yoga and stretch classes.

I love my bank account!
January was a really good month for me as far as spending. So in February, I'm going to continue the trend. I don't really need more clothes, but I would like to expand my shoe/accessory collection... so while I don't think I'll be buying any clothes, I will be keeping my eyes open for cute shoes, bags and belts.

I love my healthy body!
In February, I am going to focus on putting good food into my body. This means smart snacking, lots of water, and assessing my hunger level while I'm eating.

I love my family!
I'm going to call my mom more often.

So there it is... off to read a bit and get in some water! Have a great day!

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    You should post pics of your shoes - I just got some new sandals for Cuba that I LOVE.

Shoes make the outfit, you know!

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SEPPIESUSAN 2/2/2011 10:41AM

    I wish my husband would stay home during my snow days....but instead he just looks at these days as a chance for me to get out of bed and drive him to the train station (he could walk, but knowing I have all this free time means he makes me drive!).

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    Snow days just do not seem to exist here, I am very jealous of the snow days you get. lol

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CAMROLA 2/1/2011 6:03PM

    I love these thoughts, what a good way to recognize the things that matter most.

Love your blogs, too! emoticon

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    YAY!!! I LOVE your blogs,Carrie. What a fun thing to read. That's alot of snow days,Girl!! enjoy~

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COOPSM 2/1/2011 3:01PM

    Have I said this before?? I love reading your inspirational and full of motivation...

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PINKCOCONUT 2/1/2011 1:17PM

    Love it!

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TORTUETOO 2/1/2011 12:56PM

    I emoticon your positive attitude!

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MIAMIA7 2/1/2011 12:41PM

    I like I love____ month! Hmmm...might steal this. Have a fun day. Really icy today in western PA. Bobby and I slid to work :)

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PILLOWFOOL 2/1/2011 10:55AM

    yay! I love this blog! hope you have a great and relaxing day. I'll send you warm thoughts :)

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BRAINYBLONDE5 2/1/2011 10:43AM

    yay for an I love ___ month!!! :) enjoy your snow day!

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Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm awake for a 6:30 spin class. Part of my February goals is to get back into going to different classes at the gym. Once the schedule comes out I'll be able to plan my month, but today I'm starting out with spin. I went to a killer spin class on Saturday - kicked my butt! I forgot how much I liked to spin. And *after* my spin class, I went to Body Blast! which kicked my butt even MORE. Both classes were packed - the really good instructor was teaching. Every time she teaches a class, I am sore for at least two days.

There is another winter storm warning for our area - this time it's more sleet and freezing rain. Ugh. According to the website I checked, the watch is lasting from late tonight through Wednesday afternoon Geez!

Tonight I have a haircut. Just for a trim, but I LOVE getting my hair cut.

Off to have some water before spin... have a super day!

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JUDYFRANCE 1/31/2011 11:12AM

    I love to spin, too. Always a wonderful challenge and a nice drippy sweat!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 1/31/2011 9:13AM

    the weather is doing the same where i live! i live in the outskirts of philly in pa, what about you??? spinning is AMAZING!! you are going to see awesome results! :)

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CFMOSS 1/31/2011 8:29AM

    nice job on the butt kicking exercise - i did some cardio yesterday (no classes offered on sunday) and my butt hurts today but will head out to a class soon. you are a great inspiration - thanks and keep up the good journey.

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PINKCOCONUT 1/31/2011 7:47AM

    Way to go woman! You're seriously kickin' some butt!

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