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Workout or easyout?

Saturday, March 23, 2013



I am blessed to be able to afford to go to the gym. I guess God knew if I had to do it at home on my own, it would never happen. If I'm going to pay my money & go in there, you can bet that I'm going to be nearly dripping by the time I leave. I'm not going to just waste my money.

Sometimes even as hard as I work, the results are super slow.



But I'm not going to quit. Exercise makes me feel too good!!! I've begun to crave it.

Strength training is my favorite. There's nothing like the sense of accomplishment you feel when you're a little sore the next day.



Today, don't take the easyout!! Get in a great workout!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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SUPERTAM 3/25/2013 6:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I love that saying "Muscle is the Fountain of Youth!!" emoticon emoticon

Hope u have a Great week & feel better!! emoticon

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ANHELIC 3/23/2013 10:32PM

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    Exercise is good emoticon

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MICKEYH 3/23/2013 8:58PM

    Thank you for the great motivation blog!! emoticon emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 3/23/2013 7:09PM

    emoticon for the reminder!

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JULIERAE41 3/23/2013 5:58PM

    Sitting around feeling sorry for myself gets me nowhere. No one is going to do it but me! Off to the treadmill!

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MATTEROFHEART 3/23/2013 12:39PM

    I know the results seem slow, but I bet you are making a lot more progress than you think! If you are doing a lot of strength training, those muscles are probably replacing the fat! I bet you feel so much stronger now and your attitude is great! Progress is being made on the inside and the outside whether it feels like it or not! I love the LIGHT quote! That will be an amazing day!!! Thanks for being such an encouragement to me!!!

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MLH148 3/23/2013 12:14PM

    Sometimes you don't feel it and do need an "easy out". emoticon listen to yourself but I agree I feel better when the sweat drips on the floor!

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CINDYAST 3/23/2013 11:51AM

    Yep, that's exactly why I buy a years membership at our local rec center, I WON'T waste that money, it comes too hard! Sort of an accountability thing for me. And by buying a years membership, I save a tiny bit too!
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COCK-ROBIN 3/23/2013 11:43AM

    Wonderful!

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COCK-ROBIN 3/23/2013 11:43AM

    Wonderful!

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GIRLINMOTION 3/23/2013 10:26AM

    We may not see our efforts physically but our blood pressure is better and our heart rate is of a child. Exercise does our body good.

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TDEMAIO2 3/23/2013 9:40AM

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OBIESMOM2 3/23/2013 9:20AM

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nothing beats that exhausted feeling after a really good workout! I took a Tabata class for the first time on Friday. OMG...I have a new love! I will be at the gym every Friday at 6AM


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111BUTTERFLY111 3/23/2013 8:55AM

    Just finishing up my workout! Love my stationary bike so I can spark at the same time!!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/23/2013 8:52AM

    Great job!

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Where have you been? Where are you going?

Friday, March 22, 2013



If you have a lot of weight to lose, or if you are training for your first 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon, etc., you may feel you have a super long way to go. That's ok. Sometimes our journeys are long -- as my dad would say "character building." emoticon That's a different way to look at it.

You're building/creating a new you & great things take time.



Every decision you make regarding your health today will change your tomorrow, whether for good or for bad. I have to keep that in mind every day!! This is a long journey for me & I want to win very, very badly!!! I'm getting closer to the halfway point with every day that passes.

There are going to be days where you have a slip-up. It's ok -- we're human & humans make mistakes. I have slip-ups too, I'm not immune to them.



Make yourself stronger after your mistakes by learning from them & continuing to move forward.

The most important thing you can do as you continue your journey is to enjoy every single moment!! Enjoy all of it -- the good, the bad, the ugly, the mistakes -- they're all part of you -- part of the lessons we learn about ourselves -- the scars that make us who we are.



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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ANHELIC 3/22/2013 11:29PM

    Great blog. Thank you for the inspiration. Have a Blessed weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 3/22/2013 10:19PM

    emoticon ......... Love the blog and wonderful inspiring pictures! (I will refer back too) ............. emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/22/2013 8:33PM

    I love the Linda Poindexter quote. Thanks for sharing.

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KARENLEIGH32 3/22/2013 7:13PM

    emoticon Well put!

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MATTEROFHEART 3/22/2013 5:35PM

    Wonderful blog, and a great lesson to all of us!!!

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MICKEYH 3/22/2013 12:43PM

    Thank you so much !! This is what I just need it . emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 3/22/2013 11:40AM

    Wonderful!

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TERRIH8118 3/22/2013 11:29AM

    emoticon Very Inspiring.

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/22/2013 10:21AM

    Thanks. I especially loved the last one. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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GIRLINMOTION 3/22/2013 10:09AM

    Always inspiring!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/22/2013 10:04AM

    Absolutely awesome!! I love your inspiration!

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GINA180847 3/22/2013 9:46AM

    Good reminders!

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111BUTTERFLY111 3/22/2013 9:23AM

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Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Worry less, smile more

Thursday, March 21, 2013



These days, there are so many things to "worry" about -- the economy, our jobs, our families & friends. Most of the time, there isn't anything we can do, so the worry accomplishes absolutely nothing, other than to make you stressed, which probably leads to some emotional eating. You can't control people or the decisions they make. Sometimes, you just have to let it go.

I want you to have a worry-free day!! So let's get our spring dance on for the occasion!! What do you say? emoticon



Have some fun today. Put your worries aside. Do something that makes you laugh.



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Along your journey today, beware of that thing called FATigue!!



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We are all very blessed, a lot of times we just take the stuff for granted. Don't take anything for granted today. Appreciate everything -- that the sun came up, the beauty of creation, whatever it is -- be grateful.



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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2BDYNAMIC 3/25/2013 2:09PM

    Loved it!! ......... And the cartoon about "FATigue ........ (Having more energy!) ........... too cute! ............. and great words about NOT worrying ............. It won't change a thing but make matters worse! Good advice! ..........

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JULIERAE41 3/22/2013 1:31AM

    Amen!

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ANHELIC 3/21/2013 11:42PM

    Thanks for the smiles and laughs.
Blessings,
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    emoticon Happy Spring! emoticon

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 3/21/2013 9:01PM

    Just what I need to do. emoticon emoticon

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GODSCHILD2_2011 3/21/2013 8:35PM

    You're such a postive Sparkie (person). I wish God's very best for you. I love this blog.



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CINDYAST 3/21/2013 7:43PM

    Love this! Especially the last one, and yes I too am blessed!

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MICKEYH 3/21/2013 5:55PM

    These are wonderful !!

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KELL724 3/21/2013 10:40AM

    G emoticon emoticon reat Blog

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GIRLINMOTION 3/21/2013 10:14AM

    Right on!

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NANCYRUBIO 3/21/2013 9:38AM

    How true!

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AVANELL 3/21/2013 9:37AM

    Great reminder! The challenges we have are just here for a time and then they will pass away! A positive, upbeat attitude will carry me through the challenges of life!

May God Bless you today and may your day be filled with smiles!

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MATTEROFHEART 3/21/2013 9:12AM

    Thank you for the reminder!

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/21/2013 9:09AM

    Wonderful. Thank you.

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/21/2013 8:45AM

    Good reminder blog! Thank you.

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HELEN_BRU 3/21/2013 7:57AM

    Got the right idea!

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    Fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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    Wonderful!

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    Happy Spring!! emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 3/21/2013 5:07AM

  How wonderful we can turn our worries over to the Lord, and just enjoy each day for what it brings. Enjoyed your blog!

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REDELAINE1990 3/21/2013 4:59AM

    Loving your blogs, I love that last frame , So spot on for me at the moment. Thanks

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MAGGIEVAN 3/21/2013 4:39AM

    I really like the words in the last frame. It is food for thought. Thanks for sharing.

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ILOVEFOOD590 3/21/2013 4:36AM

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What if scales didn't exist?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013



My SparkCoach assignment was to think about how I would know my progress was successful if I lived in a time when scales didn't exist. So here goes!

First, I didn't think I could ever give up diet soda. I had had a diet soda every day since the beginning of high school & that was nearly 30 years ago. I gave it up & it wasn't really that hard.



Once in a great while (maybe once a month) I'll have a small one (7.5 oz) as a treat. One thing I've found is that when I do drink diet soda, it causes me to have the munchies for stuff that isn't good for me (sweets & processed foods).

Water has become my beverage of choice.



Our bodies are comprised of so much water -- you really do need it. When I've been at the gym sweating my little heart out, water quenches my thirst like nothing else. So, water it is!!

I am stronger!



Not just physically (I emoticon my little girl muscles), but mentally I've become strong. I've noticed that my concentration is better (I have a very detail-oriented job).

I have so much more energy!!



When I first started out, I really didn't have the energy I needed to work out. Once I started giving my body the food that it needed & started working out, I had so much more energy to make it through my very long days.

I have more stamina.



I can work out longer & harder before I break a sweat.

My clothing is loose.



It's nice to be able to go shop for smaller sizes.

I am so much happier.



I have never really been a sad person, but I have noticed that I am so much happier since I started exercising more regularly. Exercise is a great mood booster.

Finally, I'm proud of myself & how far I've come.



My hubby tells me he's proud of me, too. That's priceless.

Today's challenge: If you didn't have a scale, think of what you have accomplished so far -- think of how you feel. Would these NSVs (non-scale victories) be enough to keep you going?

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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JULIERAE41 3/22/2013 1:16AM

    Keep it up, Nilla! I am proud of you, too!

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KARENLEIGH32 3/20/2013 11:55PM

    I actually think it would keep me going, awhile back (years) I was 'dieting' and I didn't own scales. The only way I knew I had made progress was the fit of my clothes. Now I am striving to live a healthy life, not dieting, and I love NSV's.

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AZULVIOLETA6 3/20/2013 10:53PM

    I need the scale. Data is useful. If I lived in a world without scales, I would find a friend close to me in bone size, height and musculature and make that person stand on a see-saw to see who is heavier.

In my case, that would be my friend Reynaldo--the only person I know who is even close to my size and build. However, he doesn't have 20 pounds of boobs, so I think I would always weigh more and feel lousy about myself.

I'll stick with the scale.

Honestly, other than being a bit happier and having a bit more energy--I don't feel much different than I did at 300 pounds. Other people treat me differently, but I am pretty much the same.

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 3/20/2013 9:38PM

    The scale can trip me up. I try to keep it in it's place. emoticon emoticon

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CINDYAST 3/20/2013 8:17PM

    Nice blog! So uplifting! Thanks!

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ANHELIC 3/20/2013 7:08PM

    Great inspirational blog. How much more positive can you be. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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1EMMA2011 3/20/2013 5:19PM

    Great job! So proud for you!!!! We can do it!!!

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DOODIE59 3/20/2013 2:08PM

    What a positive blog -- thank you for writing it and sharing it so others might benefit:)
Best wishes on your journey to better health.
Deirdre

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ANZER15 3/20/2013 10:33AM

    Thanks for this! I have put away the scale and try not to look at it, and haven't for a few months. It has been a slow process and do not feel like it's going as quickly as I'd like, but then again I hope to be proving the theory correct that if it comes off slowly it'll stay off. I think most need "hard facts" to know they are making progress and a number on scale can be that. It's harder to prove that you're happier/can concentrate better/have better energy, but those are all more worthwhile than a number on a scale!

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ILOVETOCRUISE 3/20/2013 10:11AM

    This is such a great blog. Keep it up with your success. emoticon

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SUNSET09 3/20/2013 9:46AM

  You can tell in how you look, feel and compliments you receive. The scale can be your friend as well as your enemy so I enjoy using a tape measure to track my progress. I do cardio three times as week, aerobics three times a week (each for an hour) and strength training three times a week for 30 minutes. I sleep more soundly and have gained more confidence in myself. I enjoy my Diet Pepsi as it is considered my dessert and is a thirst quencher. I've made water the first and last thing I drink. Everything in moderation and thanx for giving me something to think about. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 3/20/2013 9:25AM

    This is an absolutely awesome blog! Inspiration with a question to "chew" on! Thank for getting my brain going this am!!

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GIRLINMOTION 3/20/2013 9:20AM

    Not replacing my broken scale in the first place is what got me to SparkPeople. Staying with SparkPeople is what got me not needing a scale once the new ones batteries died and I haven't replaced them for over two years.

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KBRADFORD88 3/20/2013 9:03AM

    I love this. Sunday all these people told me I looked thinner. It was like the scale does not agree! Who am I to say they are wrong? I think feeling good and being invested in our health goes a long way!

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MATTEROFHEART 3/20/2013 9:01AM

    That is awesome! You are doing so great! I gave up diet soda, too, 6 months ago and I eventually lost the taste for it. My husband had one the other day and I tasted his and it was very bitter to me! Did not like it at all! Now I'm just waiting for the same thing to happen to chocolate!!! LOL!
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TIGGERJEAN 3/20/2013 8:49AM

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This is a great way to look at your victories! The scale is such a small indicator of our health- it's sad that we are so psychologically invested in it - when our overall strength, stamina, and level of energy are much better ways to measure our success and health!

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TDEMAIO2 3/20/2013 8:46AM

    emoticon emoticon you are very inspirational emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/20/2013 7:36AM

    All excellent NSVs, but if scales didn't exist I would have had to invent one.

Without a scale my maintenance of my goal weight range would be a distant memory. By the time I notice a difference in any of those NSVs, I can gain 20 lbs and I will NOT go back there again.

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DARLY55 3/20/2013 7:35AM

    Health and happiness are everything!!! emoticon

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MLH148 3/20/2013 7:26AM

    These nsvs don't seem as fickle as the scale so Should be our goal , but I can't see this becoming the norm ( sort of like making mathletes as powerful as quarterbacks-- should be, but isn't)

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COCK-ROBIN 3/20/2013 7:18AM

    You're doing wonderful!

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111BUTTERFLY111 3/20/2013 5:22AM

    I am sooooo proud of you!!! Keep up the GREAT work!!

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DARJR50 3/20/2013 5:16AM

  The biggest measure of success is whether you are satisfied or not. If you are you are succeeding.

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MARYJOANNA 3/20/2013 5:10AM

  How interesting to think of not having a scale. The other benefits you mentioned here are evidence we can find other successes by progress other than the scale.

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Results or excuses.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013



I am learning that my excuses don't get me anywhere. It's time to get some results. Who's with me?

It's time to spread our wings & fly!!!



Yes, you can do this & so can I.



Start TODAY! Don't wait!!



There isn't much that is more important than your health. You only have ONE body -- do what you have to do to make it last your lifetime. Who wants to be sick & immobile at the end of life? Not me!!



Let's put away our excuses & start getting some results!! emoticon

Ok, that was pretty heavy stuff. Time for a laugh. emoticon



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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JULIERAE41 3/22/2013 12:52AM

    T-rex made me literally gufaw! Thanks so much! I needed a genuine laugh!

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BLUEANGELLK 3/21/2013 5:47PM

    Thanks for the reminder!

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CYCLINGSANDY 3/21/2013 12:53PM

    Great motivators from you!

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ANHELIC 3/19/2013 11:12PM

    Thank you for sharing the inspiration and ending with the cute picture. That almost looks like me if I try to do pushups. Sending you Blessings for your inspiring posts. emoticon emoticon

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 3/19/2013 10:23PM

    Fantastic my friend you are always so positive emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 3/19/2013 6:23PM

    I can see why the T-Rex hates pushups, his arms are too short!

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CINDYAST 3/19/2013 6:16PM

    Great blog, thanks for the encouragement once again! Blessings!

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HELEN_BRU 3/19/2013 5:13PM

    If only it were THAT easy!

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WANNABFIT34 3/19/2013 1:45PM

    I realized this the other day when I make less or no excuses and I just do the work I get the results!

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BESCATS 3/19/2013 1:28PM

    Right on!! Let's get it done. emoticon No more excuses. Spring starts tomorrow, time to get in shape.

Love the T-Rex !!

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BROWNSKIN252 3/19/2013 11:59AM

    Let's GET R DONE!

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KBRADFORD88 3/19/2013 11:54AM

    It's funny to me how just doing one thing can spark the motivation I need to stick with things. One glass of water. One change...like not eating that sugary snack...It all adds up. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 3/19/2013 8:45AM

    Your blog made my day!

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    I'm with you! Let's do it!!!! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 3/19/2013 8:35AM

    I have that T-Rex on a T-shirt. I've worn it on the running path for a laugh.

I so agree with your blog today. So let's do this thing.

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MICKEYH 3/19/2013 5:56AM

    I'm with you !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 3/19/2013 5:19AM

  As Joyce Meyer says, "You can be pitiful or powerful." We must make an effort and if we keep on trying we will succeed!

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    I emoticon your blog!!!

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DOOBIE893 3/19/2013 5:14AM

    emoticon I am with you results not excuses!

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