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Benefits of exercise

Wednesday, June 26, 2013



I have found all of these things to be true. I remember when I first started exercising -- I really didn't have any energy, but I have to say . . . exercise gives you an amazing energy boost. Your body was made for movement & it craves movement (even when your mind doesn't). Once you get started & are consistent, you'll be hooked for life!! emoticon



When I do a bit of exercise at lunch time, I don't get that afternoon "sleepy" feeling. I get the boost that I need to make it through the rest of the day. My concentration is also better.

There are other benefits as well: Improved blood pressure, improved circulation, improved concentration & heart/lung function. I could go on & on, but you get the picture.

Strength training is key. Would you like to burn more calories even while you're at rest? Strength training is your friend, then. Muscle burns more calories than fat.



Need to add a little boost to your workouts? Awesome music is key!! I've noticed that the better I like the music, the harder & longer I work out.



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  Great blog, enjoyed reading thanks

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    Since I've started exercising I've given up my afternoon nap. Don't need it!

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    Exercise is a great release.

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    Great blog. I agree with the music makes your day when exercising!!
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JESS0107 6/26/2013 10:32AM

    It's amazing how much a body can respond to a healthy lifestyle!! Thank you for posting this!!

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GIRLINMOTION 6/26/2013 10:12AM

    It is amazing how one feels even after a simple walk through your neighbourhood (maybe talking to the neighbours is an added boost too).

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MRSP90X 6/26/2013 9:13AM

    You definately got that right and strength traning is key!! I cringe when I see women esp do to much cardio knowing they are wasting their muscle away! Great pic with the woman and the barbell! emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 6/26/2013 9:10AM

    The first part of the post struck me as so true,Thanks!

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MATTEROFHEART 6/26/2013 9:05AM

    That's something I need to add in! Music! You would think, being such a big music person, I would have done that by now! I'm going to start working on that today!
Thanks for "my" blog this morning!
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BIGPAWSUP 6/26/2013 8:47AM

    Thanks - needed this today!

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MLH148 6/26/2013 8:40AM

    Can you remember a time when you DIDN'T exercise? It seems hard to recall!
I especially find if I CAN get out of bed early (not usually emoticon ) and exercise before work, the whole day goes better -- and coming home with that not still on the too do list makes everything less stressful! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon (why is she going the wrong way??)

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    Not long ago, I never would have believed you... but you're right on! emoticon

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    Promise??? Just kidding!

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    well done!

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MARYJOANNA 6/26/2013 5:39AM

  Exercise awakens the total you! What benefits we receive!

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/26/2013 4:55AM

    Thank you.

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    Well said! Exercising does improve my day!
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Life is too short to wait!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013



Start living your best life now. You never know what tomorrow is going to bring. I'm done sitting on the sidelines watching life just pass me by. I want to enjoy life now. I can already do so many things that I couldn't do before. I can't wait to put my "tiny little butt" into an airplane seat!! emoticon



Isn't that an exciting thought?

We need to roll up our sleeves & get to work!!! We've got some LIVING to do!!!!

Only you can stop you, so don't stop yourself!!!



Keep trying day after day.



And don't forget your sense of humor along the way. emoticon



Let's roll!!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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    Great messages to hang on to and remember.

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    Love it! So true! emoticon

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    Love the pictures!! Thanks for sharing!!
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    Love the babies!

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    Cute! Awesome sayings and photos. You find the awesomeist things!

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    Great, loved it!

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MARYJOANNA 6/25/2013 2:08PM

  Great blog!

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CINDYAST 6/25/2013 1:59PM

    Awesome! And I loved the comment about putting your "tiny little butt into an airplane seat"! We're taking a trip to Alaska the last week in August, and I can't wait for that experience myself! Woo hoo!
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CAT-IN-CJ 6/25/2013 12:15PM

    Absolutely! And to think that 15 years ago, I thought my life was over . . . .
I was done . . . that was it . . . doomed to be frumpy for the rest of my life. . . . .
hahahahahahahaha! guess I sure showed them!
I'm having the time of my life!!!

It's NEVER too late to live happily ever after!
So why wait . . . let's start TODAY!
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BAMAJAM 6/25/2013 11:39AM

  Thank you so very much! You cheer us on to reach our goals . . .
Hugs!

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NANCYRUBIO 6/25/2013 11:37AM

    Darling, great blog. Simple yet it is worth a lifetime of meaning.

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    We need to live for today because that is all that is promised for us!!

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    Love the morning pep talks! (since I know you write these just for me, right?) emoticon

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    I'm ready to roll!

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If you never try, you'll never know.

Monday, June 24, 2013



I'm in a quiet mood today, so my blog will be mostly pictures. Pictures can be worth a thousand words.











If you never try, you'll never know.

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KARENLEIGH32 6/24/2013 11:47PM

    Very quiet, but well said!

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    It's good to have a quiet day as well. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Great blog. Thanks for reminding us of what we can do. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Dynamite visuals! I want to shrink too!!! I'm trying emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 6/24/2013 3:36PM

    I really like the 'Don't believe everything you think' sign. I know some people who have that problem! They also believe everything they say!

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    great visuals . . . keep 'em coming!

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    Even when you're quiet, you're inspiring! Love all of the pictures!

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    Life is a series for falling down and picking yourself back up. If you never fall, you will never know what you can achieve..

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    Love " don't believe everything you think!"
Have a great week!

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  We can control what we think and life's downers build us up to be a better person!

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Would you use old bricks . . .

Sunday, June 23, 2013

to build a new building?



Of course not!!! The building wouldn't look very nice but it also wouldn't be very strong. If a big storm came through, it might not withstand the winds.

Ok, new question: Would you use old habits to build your new body? Ouch!!!

I know we try, but we won't be successful. My old habits consist of sitting most of the day, eating sweets, chips & processed foods. I've tried that route before & it didn't work. It just got me to my top weight of 213.

I had to get some new habits -- new bricks -- fruits, veggies, lean proteins, whole grains & exercise. This time, I'm going to build a better me -- a strong me with a strong immune system!! I want to be able to withstand the strong winds.



It's time to throw the old bricks away. Pull out those nice shiny new bricks to build the new you.



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    HEALTHY is so my new wallpaper at work!

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    Good for you!

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    Sounds like great advice! I hope your bricks stand up to the biggest of wolves winds !

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    Certainly "food" for thought.

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    Thank you for your insight today! Very inspiring.

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    Love it! Thisis an interesting way to look at our own plans. Build the new, from the ground up - no reusing the old stuff! emoticon

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    Wonderful blog, and very creative!

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    They build houses and sidewalks with old bricks in AZ. The old bricks last a long time and do their job.

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Pep-talks

Saturday, June 22, 2013



We all need a pep-talk from time to time. I need them a lot, so I give them to myself. Here are some great pep-talks I use on a regular basis:







This one is my favorite:



Give yourself a little pep-talk today.

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COSMIC_OWL 7/24/2013 12:09AM

    Thank you for posting this.

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  great inspiration

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    I need a pep talk today. Thanks - I'll use yours. emoticon

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    YES! I need that!

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SANDYCRANE 6/24/2013 6:43PM

    I needed a pep talk. Your quotes were great.

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  Very encouraging thoughts.

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    Thanks for the pep talks! LOL I like the gym one, myself.

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    O how I needed this today! Thank you for the inspiration.

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    GOOD PEP TALK. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY. HAVE AN AWESOME WEEK.

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  good blog

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    Thanks for the pep talk!

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  Need pep talks throughout the week!

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    great blog

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  Thanks for the pep talk. Great tools to keep on hand. emoticon

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GARIANNA1 6/23/2013 11:15AM

  Thanks for sharing...

I can't tell you how many times I say to myself..."Not" doing anything today and then I read a blog....

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    Thank you emoticon Have a GREAT day!

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    woohoo moving forward while staying in the moment breath

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    Blessings to you too. Have a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing. I need it!

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DIANNEMT 6/23/2013 9:17AM

    I really like the last one--just start over and keep going.

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CHERYL_ANNE 6/23/2013 8:52AM

    Excellent point and reminder!

We can be our own cheerleader and learn to validate ourselves. We can give ourselves a pep talk every time we need one - whether it's every minute, hour, or day.

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    blessings to you,too! have a wonderful day!

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    From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I needed to see these today.

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    Thank you!

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    Thanks for the pep talks! They are great!

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    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. You're an inspiration to millions. emoticon

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BESSHAILE 6/23/2013 6:54AM

    Yeah. Never quit. that's my motto.

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  Thank-you for lovely words!

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    Thanks for the boost

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