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A "Normal" Day

Monday, June 04, 2012

I've been sitting here tonight trying desperately to think of something cute or inspirational to blog about. Fact is, I had a very normal average day. Got up went to work and resisted the urge to kill co-workers emoticon. Took a 20 minute walk at lunch. Came home and did a quick power walk with the Tazzy. Came home did about 30 minutes of ST. Showered, had company for about 2 hours. Just had a snack of humus and trisket thins. Now I'm about ready for bed.

Looking at this - it is funny that this is now a perfectly "normal" day. Before starting this change, my arse was glued to the couch. I would eat an entire large pizza and fall asleep sitting up. I would have had fried cheese sticks for lunch and complained about the 1 block walk to get them.

Now normal is a mile + at work. Home to a little over 2 miles with the dog. I walk or bike to do just about everything. I don't want to take the car unless I have to. I have raw carrots with bocca for dinner. I am active with the TV basically as background noise.

My dogs are healthier, my son walks 35 minutes a day now, and my hubby is biking! Who would have thought?!?

Thanks Spark and my Spark friends for helping me make these changes.

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    Sounds like a GREAT new normal! Hubby and I are still working on establishing our new normal, but some of ours include biking to work now and smoothies for breakfast! Great job!
    2981 days ago
    Normal is what we make it and isn't it amazing how it can change, good for you making wonderful changes to your life ones that make it so much better.

    Oh and I consider not killing my co-workers or more often my customers my good deed for the day so many have no idea how close they come :D
    2981 days ago
  • MICHELLE_391
    Have I told you lately how awesome you are?! Because you are. You have really changed your life and been a loving mother and wife by being a role model for them on healthy living.

    Good work!!
    2982 days ago
  • SMILES650
    Wow.....amazing what a little enthusiasm can do to the people around you hey? Excellent, good for you and keep up the great work! emoticon
    2982 days ago
    What a wonderful ripple effect your healthy stone has made in your family pond! Yay for you and for the fam! Good going. My stone hasn't rippled much to my husband yet, but it will....
    2982 days ago
    This is just Great!!!! emoticon
    2982 days ago
    Now that's inspirational without ever trying! Good job getting the family involved. It's crazy how they take to what you are doing and hard to think how easy it is for them to follow with you now. The hardest thing for me is I am the throw down susie baker, huge meal cooker in the family and now im not. I quit baking and cooked the old stuff. I have started making small meals with fresh produce, nuts! It's a good feeling and I am proud you had that moment in time where you are like, holy crap, where did this healthy thing come from. Its natural now.. imagine that!
    2982 days ago
    Glad I'm not the only one with the challenge of not killing co-workers. :-)

    It's great that your life has changed to a new normal and that you're rubbing off on your son and your hubby, too! Way to go!

    I just wish I could have as good of luck with my cats as you have with your dogs.
    2982 days ago
    ILOVE your new normal!!! Just look at your family (four legged included)...you started something that has changed all of your lives. emoticon


    PS- If you do end up killing your coworkers I hear there is a nice weight room in the joint. emoticon
    2982 days ago
    Mary Chapin Carpenter has a song about hearing the "Beautiful Racket" of daily life. Sounds like you're hearing it. :)

    Have a good one!

    2982 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12206089
    Normal is not, by far, bad.

    2982 days ago
    What great, inspiring changes. I love it! Have another great day today :)
    2982 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12122891
    Love to see the positive changes in action and how taking care of yourself actually DOES mean taking care of the ones you love! emoticon
    2983 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12235216
    I LOVE this blog and I'm very proud of you AND your family. Your commitment to yourself has inspired those around you to make some changes too, bonus!

    BTW, your comment, "Got up went to work and resisted the urge to kill co-workers" cracked me up.

    Hope you slept well and have a good day.


    2983 days ago
    Good work all of you for the major efforts! It is amazing what you can do when you want something.
    2983 days ago
  • HOT_MAMA_13
    Hooray for awesome inspiring new norms!!

    Way to go Kitty & family!!
    2983 days ago
    Sounds great! You're achieving what we all want from Spark. To have "healthy" feel natural and even enjoyable. (I'll get there yet!) As natural as resisting the urge to kill co-workers!

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    2983 days ago
    The new normal sounds fabulous!!!!
    2983 days ago
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