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Day 16 of 40/40 Challenge: Easy, Breezy, Beautiful...

Monday, April 04, 2011

It was beautiful outside today. FINALLY a Spring Day... Well, actually it was more summer-like than Spring. Temps reached 78 degrees here in the DMV area! BEAUTIFUL!

I couldn't wait to get outside. So after my daughter finished her homework, we headed out for a walk. She was on her scooter and I was trying to keep up with her. We had a good chat while also picking up some things we needed at the drug store.

So, Day 16 of 40/40 Challenge was a breeze today! Just outside with my little one having a nice walk and enjoying God's green earth!

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HALLELUL 4/6/2011 8:29AM

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NEWATTITUDE2010 4/6/2011 6:39AM

  MMMM....sounds like a good day...We had a beautiful day here on Sunday and I thought about a walk...:) Keep encouraging us! I so appreciate it!

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ONMYOWNAM 4/5/2011 12:19PM

    Wow, what a nice way to get in a workout. Sounds like it was a great day for you. Wishing you many more.

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PINKBEANBOO 4/5/2011 9:45AM

    Easy, Breezy, Beautiful......Your a Covergirl!

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LESLIES537 4/5/2011 9:33AM

    Sounds like a lovely day! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves! emoticon

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Days 14 and 15 of 40/40 Challenge: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Good: I'm STILL on a mission. I'm STILL reaching for my goals. I'm getting stronger and stronger every day. I'm CONSISTENTLY exercising. I'm feeling good. I'm staying in my calorie range. I exercised for 48 minutes today and had a wonderful time and burned a lot of calories! Day 15 of 40/40 Challenge.... DONE!

The Bad: Day 14 of 40/40 Challenge....NOT done! I didn't exercise yesterday. My 40 day streak that I've been working on has been broken. I got in very late last night. I was so tired, but I still didn't make that an excuse for myself. I put my workout clothes on and my shoes and I sat on the edge of my bed for a moment. Then I rested my head for a moment. Then I was.....sleep...for more than a moment. LOL. I fell seriously asleep!...fully dressed...lights on...television blaring. When I woke up it was TODAY (Day 15). I only had a little while before it was going to be Day 15 anyway. So, I guess I failed my challenge, huh? NOT! My challenge is mainly about developing CONSISTENCY in exercising and I STILL have that. I'm still doing that. So... WINNING! LOL (Ooops..didn't mean to put that "good" in my "bad" section. LOL)

The Ugly: My knee is swelling a little. Its having some issues. So, I made the decision after my 5K training today to end the walk/run training. I'm leaving the 5K Your Way Walk/Jog sparkteam. I MAY, instead, do a walk-only program. But I don't know how challenging that will be for me. I already know I can walk a 5K. I guess the challenge would be completing it under a certain time. I'll check out the 5K Your Way Walk sparkteam program and see what it entails. So, its a little disappointing that I'm still not a runner but I'm still hopeful...Maybe when I'm done my 40/40 Challenge and am not exercising every single day, my body will be more receptive to it. Still WINNING!

(Thanks Charlie Sheen for the catch-word of the year. LOL)

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NEWATTITUDE2010 4/6/2011 6:37AM

  I noted with interest that your Sunday blog paralleled our message in church today to stay on course despite set backs. I will take that as a double confirmation...LOL...Keep the faith and know that the battle is given to the one who endures...Will say a prayer for your knee...Be gentle on yourself...:)

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HALLELUL 4/4/2011 7:48PM

    You made me giggle. You were obviously tired. Wow! I hope your knee recovers and BRAVO on your consistency.

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PINKBEANBOO 4/4/2011 1:33PM

    You've developed something very important - CONSISTENCY.
I'm very proud of you!

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LESLIES537 4/4/2011 11:34AM

    Take care of that knee! I hope it gets to feeling better! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHYAMS 4/4/2011 10:00AM

    That's right sister! There's a silver lining in every dark cloud :-) Keep up the good work. emoticon

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Day 13 of 40/40 Challenge: The Best Workout EVER!

Friday, April 01, 2011

WoooWeeee!!!! That was an AWESOME workout!! Let me tell you!!! It's the only workout I could have done at 10:30 pm with such enthusiasm!!

I know I waited until the VERY LAST MINUTE today to get my 40 minutes of exercise in, but I DID IT!!.... and guess what......I DIDN'T WANT TO STOP!!! Now THAT'S a workout!! Anytime you don't want to stop working out, then you're on to something sho'nuff...and I was a sweaty mess...but ooooohhhh so BLESSED.

I got in late from a long day...put on my workout clothes and went down in the basement with my mp3 player. I hadn't really listened to my mp3 player in a while...not since finishing my half marathon training a long WHILE back so I had forgotten what songs I put on there. Once I started listening, it was ON!!! Oh my goodness! LOL

I did a mixture of jumping rope (if the song was just the right beat) and praise dancing for about 55 mins...I went a little over because I didn't want to stop. But, I remembered that I have to teach class in the morning, get my blog done tonight, log in my cardio and get my NICE bath. So, I stopped. But, I didn't want to. LOL

Somebody say... "aint no party like a Holy Ghost party cuz a Holy Ghost party don't stop!" Hey!!!! (Those of you who know what I'm talking about, KNOW what I'm talking about! LOL)

God is good and worthy to be praised!! HALLELUJAH!

Day 13 of 40/40 Challenge......DONE! (Now it's 5 minutes from Day 14... LOL)

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LESLIES537 4/4/2011 11:33AM

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HEALTHYAMS 4/2/2011 9:02PM

    Alright now! Get it with your workout of praise!

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ELEXEY 4/2/2011 11:38AM

    Amen!!! Yes ma'am I absolutely know what you're talking about. I always tell people that when we get to heaven it's going to be one huge praise and worship party!!!

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ONMYOWNAM 4/2/2011 10:01AM

    I loved your blog. You made me almost wanna tear up because I could imagine how wonderful you felt afterwards. God is good always. Have a great weekend and God bless :)

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HALLELUL 4/2/2011 12:17AM

    I know what you're talking about. Praise Jesus!

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Day 12 of 40/40 Challenge: Run Forest Run!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Today I felt great! I finally feel like myself and I felt like exercising.

So, I did week 2/day 2 of the 5K Your Way Training. It felt sooo good to be running without even a thought. Honestly I feel like I can run for longer. But, I'm not trying to jump ahead of the training. I'm not trying to injure myself. So, I followed the plan by walking 3 minutes and then running 1.5 minutes for a total of 30 minutes. (The plan was actually to continue for 27 minutes but I screwed up again. LOL) Anyhoo....

Day 12 of 40/40 Challenge...... SOOOO DONE! YES!!!

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HEALTHYAMS 4/1/2011 2:56PM

    Go sister! Go sister! It's your birthday! Get your workout on! emoticon
Also, I just noticed that I think we're doing two different programs (or at least will be, since I'll start mine next week). You're doing the walk-run, I'm doing the walk-walk.

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Day 11 of 40/40 Challenge: And Wii'll Have Fun Fun Fun

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Today I got my 40 minutes of exercise in by just playing! I turned on the Wii and did some Advanced Step, Super Hula Hoop and Rhythm Boxing. Those exercises don't burn a lot of calories, but it was fun!

Day 11 of 40/40 challenge.... DONE!

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HALLELUL 3/31/2011 12:54PM

    See it sounds like your Wii Fitness is fun. I want one. I know I'd probably not be able to find them at Christmas time prices but I still may look for one.

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PINKBEANBOO 3/31/2011 11:24AM

    That hula hoop game is great for the abs. I remember being sore after playing it.

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HEALTHYAMS 3/31/2011 10:21AM

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LESLIES537 3/30/2011 10:43PM

    ROCK ON!!! emoticon

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