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Try something new.

Monday, March 11, 2013



I'm like most people -- I don't like a lot of change, but sometimes change is necessary. To keep from getting bored with my exercise routine, I've tried some new things lately. I've been hula hooping (how fun!!!) & I just purchased a Kettlebell workout that's a lot of fun. I have also tried jogging. I know that sounds kind of odd, but anyone who knows me knows that I don't jog or run unless I'm being chased & don't want to be caught.

When I was in high school, I had gym immediately after lunch. They'd make us go out there in the heat of summer & run a mile, after which I'd lose my lunch & have breathing issues. I didn't realize at the time that I had exercise-induced asthma & I wasn't diagnosed until about 3 or 4 years ago (as an adult). Now, I don't mind the jogging so much. In fact, my gym is having a jog-a-thon just for the fun of it & I plan on signing up.

I didn't used to do much strength training either, but now, I'm all about it!!! I emoticon my little girl muscles. emoticon The benefits of strength training are huge:



And there's nothing better than those sore muscles to let you know that you had a great workout:



Today's challenge: Go try something new today. It could be a new exercise or a new fruit or veggie that you haven't tried before.



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    WTG!! Currently , I am trying my ST work out. emoticon

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JULIERAE41 3/11/2013 11:55AM

    I've got those sore muscles today! Good blog, Nilla!

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ANGIE_MAC7 3/11/2013 11:00AM

    I love kettlebells! I've just started using them, but I feel soo good afterwards! I've just been working on a schedule for the 4 week Spring into Shape challenge I'm going to start on Sunday, trying to get a variet of things in there to make it more fun and interesting! Great post!

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/11/2013 9:56AM

    Think I must have needed to see this today. Was planning on only doing the treadmill today because I wasn't up to doing anything else. Think I will incorporate some more ST just because of this. Thank you.

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JOANIE69 3/11/2013 8:56AM

    Another great motivational blog, of which YOU are the Queen! emoticon

emoticon I had to chuckle at the one on sore muscles, but you know, I plan to tell myself that one over and over, too!

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TDEMAIO2 3/11/2013 7:10AM

    i LOVE kettlebell workouts : ) yes I do not like change either :O I am a very routine person and I finally have a collection of about 14 DVD that I switch up never do the same one in a week and my body does not know what coming next lol :D In the spring my friend is going to be training for some kind of run? and she asked me if I would train with her- I said " I don't even know if I know how to run"? but what the heck let's do it :D

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    Thanks for the blog!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/11/2013 6:43AM

    emoticon I need to find some ST I like as much as walking/running. But I promise to keep trying!

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REDELAINE1990 3/11/2013 6:16AM

    Love this, I put on my best clothes and I look fab (even if I'm not leaving the house lol

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    Thanks for the blog! I loved it. I tried fresh mango for the first time and it was yummy!
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    Woooo Hoooo!
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    emoticon blog! WE CAN DO IT!!!

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Finding your own motivation.

Sunday, March 10, 2013



Finding your own motivation isn't always easy. In fact, sometimes it can be downright hard!! But, you CAN find it!!



Others can only motivate you for so long.

Things that motivate me: (1) Being a cancer survivor. I NEED to lose this weight. I certainly don't want cancer again. (2) Great workout music. There's nothing like a great song to help you kick up your workout a bit. (3) Working out with my friends. When I'm at the gym with my gym buddies, we all try to "out do" each other. It's fun & inspiring & motivating. (4) My hubby's sweet kudos. When he tells me he's proud of me, I want to go to the gym RIGHT THEN & work out for an hour. emoticon (5) My vision collage. I am so thankful to SparkPeople for recommending that I do the collage. I have photos of me in my collage when I was very thin. I also have reasons on my collage as to why I want to lose this weight. I look at it every day & it motivates me to keep pushing.

My motivation techniques might be very different from yours. Sometimes what works for me won't work for you, but keep looking until you find yours.



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JAYKAYSTRONG 3/13/2013 8:12AM

    We all need our Big Whys and staying cancer free is one of mine too! Keep up the great work!


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    emoticon for the inspiration that
should motivate all of us, to do our
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JULIERAE41 3/11/2013 12:42AM

    You are an amazing woman, Nilla!

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ANHELIC 3/10/2013 10:10PM

    Thanks for the motivation. My motivation is helping me stay on track. If not, my potassium goes high, I end up in hospital for 12 hours until it comes down. Worse than that, if it goes higher, it can stop my heart as it did to one of my friend's mother-in-law. Thanks for your blog. Many Blessings,
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MICKEYH 3/10/2013 3:18PM

    Great blog!! Thanks for the motivations!! emoticon emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 3/10/2013 2:12PM

    The first step is always the hardest, but gets easier as you move the other foot in front!

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SAINTBETH 3/10/2013 11:57AM

    yep!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/10/2013 11:42AM

    You have great motivation and inspiration. I'm so proud of you. Just keep pushing.

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    emoticon emoticon Go for your goals! emoticon

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    Another inspiring post. Thanks

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    GREAT : ) Love this blog woo hoo emoticon

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    A great blog!

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    So true!

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    Great blog and so very true. HUGS 2 U too :)

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WooHoo!! Thank you SparkCoach!!!!

Saturday, March 09, 2013



Ok, so here's a little background info. Last week, we got the message about the new book that's coming out in May, called SparkSolution.



With the pre-order purchase of the book (which I got for my Kindle for only $12.99), you get two of Coach Nicole's workout videos for FREE!!! Yep, I said FREE!!



I didn't already have these 2 DVDs & I'm excited about that, but here's the best part!!! You also get SparkCoach FREE for 3 months!!! emoticon How cool is that!?! I got $45 worth of FREE stuff for just pre-ordering a book for $12.99

Soooooo, as soon as I got my SparkCoach free code, I signed up immediately!! I've been using SparkCoach for 1 week & I FINALLY broke this "maintenance practicing" (a.k.a. plateau) I've been on for 3 solid months!!!!

Can you tell I'm excited?!? I know I wasn't horrible over the last three months. I know I was staying within my calorie range for 6 out of 7 days every week & when I did go over, it was only by about 50 calories. I was working out like crazy (ask my hubby -- he'll tell you). But the scale wasn't budging. I guess I just needed a little more encouragement.

If you haven't tried SparkCoach, I urge you to. You don't have to have a Kindle to get the Kindle edition. You can download the Kindle reading app for FREE to your computer or smartphone & then purchase the book. If you can get SparkCoach free for 3 months, DO IT!!

I love the visualizations & I do them faithfully every morning at the beginning of my day. When I do those first thing, I'm set for the day. I also like the SparkCoach videos with weight loss, exercise & healthy eating tips.

Ok, I'll get off my SparkBox now. Thanks again, SparkCoach!!!

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CATNCAG 10/14/2013 12:10PM

    Way to go! What a great deal! I didn't realize u got all the free stuff 2!
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    emoticon I also bought the book but I am waiting to try the SparkCoach until after my upcoming wedding and honeymoon to get the most out of it.

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    Thanks for the information! I forgot about looking for an ebook.

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    Sweet Deal! Congrats.

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    I already have the 2 DVD's, I am in maintenance, and I have been a member of SparkCoach since it started in August. I am now doing the Consistency and Motivation Program. I preordered the book today for a friend and I am going to get another one for my Mom once I ask her if she will read it. I am sick of buying her things and they just sit around usused. I love SparkCoach and the book is basically free with all the freebies. emoticon

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    Yaaay congratulations!! Glad you found what you needed to give you that little extra push. :)

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  I'm glad it's working so well for you and you are having so much success! Sounds like a great deal.

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    Alright!!

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OFGREENGABLES 3/10/2013 5:37PM

    I have also enjoyed my free spark coach trials - but can't commit to paying for it...

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MISHKIN 3/10/2013 5:08PM

    sparkpeople is the bomb!

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    I am glsd that you liked it and that it helped you, I may look into this. emoticon emoticon

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    I'm signing up for Spark Coach as soon as we get back from vacation so I can concentrate on it!!

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    just got the dvds - totally enjoying them!

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    Woo hoo! YAY YOU!

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GINGERLY4 3/10/2013 12:07PM

    I like SparkCoach too. It's my get back on track tool. I'm focusing on the little steps right now, hoping this leads to permanent changes.

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    I got mine yesterday too... Since I already bought them, I guess they'll make a nice gift! Haven't tried the live coaching yet, but plan to sign up after I read the new book... Hope the certificate lasts that long... Happy for you too emoticon

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    emoticon that you wrote this blog! I too have ordered/ joined and LOVE SP Coach ................ Change is in the works and I feel inches are peeling off ......... It is all good!!! ........... we will see each other in the site/ threads I am sure ......... It will be charging to keep in touch on top of the SP Coach program!! So happy!!!! And I am really glad 4 U!!!! 2B ............. aka Jan) emoticon

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Friday funnies!!

Friday, March 08, 2013



Haha! I don't recommend that you try that one.

Happy Friday, everyone!! Let's all do the Friday Happy Dance!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

More funnies. This could work.



emoticon But I don't recommend you try this one:



How about this one?



I think they left out Sparking!! That one works for me. emoticon

Enjoy your day & don't forget to turn on your little light (Spark) today:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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    emoticon emoticon definitely Sparking !! emoticon emoticon

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ANHELIC 3/8/2013 11:23PM

    Thank you for these laughs today. I have really enjoyed them. I have not tried any of these, but like the Doritos, I have given up Potato Chips and haven't had any since July of last year.
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    emoticon Love it thanks for the laughs & happy Friday! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CINDYAST 3/8/2013 4:40PM

    Oh my, juiced Doritos! I used to eat them like they were going to stop making them! Haven't had one for months now and not missing them anymore. Praise God! Thanks for the funnies today! Have a great weekend!

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    Happy International Women's Day to you!

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    Thanks you - those were TERRIFIC!!

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    Beautiful!

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    So are you telling us that you tried juicing Doritos?

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    Thank you for the great start to my weekend!
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    emoticon Thank you and 'HAPPY FRIDAY" emoticon

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    Great way to start off the day! emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 3/8/2013 8:14AM

    I saw "Chuice" at an Herb Shop yesterday. The guy said it is AWESOME!!

http://www.chuice.
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May have to check it out!

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    thanks for the laughs. :)

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Don't stay where you are.

Thursday, March 07, 2013



Do something every single day -- in fact, do lots of things every day, to move toward your goals.



Usually, the answer to that questions is -- ME! Don't let "you" stop yourself from reaching your goals. Just do the work!!



Yes, the work will be difficult at times, but the more you do it, the easier it gets & the better you get.

Here's a tip from Coach Nicole (& a funny):



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    I do love the cartoon. I cannot imagine sleeping in my workout clothes. Perhaps I could wear them inder my regular clothes and becom super work out girl in the blink of an eye like a super hero. LOL

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    emoticon Laughing my head off at the last one! Awesome!



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    Great inspirations. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 3/7/2013 3:24PM

    I would definitely have to sleep in my workout clothes if I was one to get up @ 5:00 AM to run. That or I would be running in my pj's, I am not an early morning person!

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MICKEYH 3/7/2013 11:08AM

    Thanks for the great motivations !! emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 3/7/2013 9:57AM

    And you're doing it!

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    Great motivation!

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    Thanks for the morning motivation.

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/7/2013 8:47AM

    Wonderful! Thank you.

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TERRY0217 3/7/2013 6:42AM

    isn't that true...we are our own worst obstaecles!! I find myself losing motivation and getting "lazy"....thanks for your blog..

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NANCYRUBIO 3/7/2013 6:41AM

    Good, as always!

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TDEMAIO2 3/7/2013 6:19AM

    AWESOME : ) Thank you :D

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    emoticon , just read that cartoon earlier and thought about posting it,,,lol

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    Great blog, loved the cartoon !! emoticon

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