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Day 65 - New Week, New Goals

Monday, February 02, 2015


What a morning! Our contractor was coming over at 8:30 this morning to make the templates for the new bathroom countertops, and I wanted to make sure I got my workout done before he arrived, so I got up early, ate breakfast, and then did my strength training workout and showered before he arrived, right on time!

While he was working, I came down to the computer and was completely overwhelmed by all the emails telling me about comments on my blog post yesterday. Whoa, Nellie! I was not expecting that, and it filled my heart with gratitude. I just hope everyone knows how much I am moved and touched by all your thoughts and encouragement, and I'm glad that what I write means something to others. Most of the time, I'm writing to an audience of one: MYSELF! I need the reminders, support, and encouragement as much as anyone else does!

So today is the official start of a new week. I've already done my strength training, and will look for a new path for the afternoon walk with the dogs. I love walking with them, but I also need to remember that the walk is as much (if not more) for me, and I need to push myself in pacing, whole-body engagement, and posture so that I get what I need from the activity. That's my goal for today.

What do you do to spice up your activities? Do you push yourself a little harder every day, or do you just stick with the same routine? I encourage you to find a way to "crank it up to 11" - doing just a little bit more (or faster or heavier) to challenge your body to be better.

You can do it! And so can I. Happy Sparking!
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    I hope those contractors are some nice eye candy, haha.
    2221 days ago
    When I go walking, I try things like "chin up - shoulders back - go for a longer stride" and it helps me concentrate on the actual walking which speeds the whole thing up a bit too.... Hope you found a nice place to go with the dogs!
    2221 days ago
    I try looking for new exercises on Spark, or making up my own, to add variety to my workouts. Thought I imagine walking your dogs must be a bit of an adventure every time-my family's dog loves to pick up sticks or spiky seed balls, so getting them away is a trick.
    2222 days ago
    Have a great walk. I do intervals to crank up my exercise!
    2222 days ago
    A contractor that arrived on time -- good for you! Congrats on getting things done. You are an inspiration to me.
    2222 days ago
    Definitely change ups. It keeps the brain happy and guessing!
    2223 days ago
  • MARGOH12
    I like to make sure we walk a different route every day. I got the dogs because walking is part of my therapy and they make sure I have to walk even if it's too cold, hot or wet.
    2223 days ago
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