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Time to Stop counting the Days
Sunday, September 17, 2017      2 comments

Has been 4 days since I blogged last so decided that I would stop numbering the days since I started back up Sparking. I wanted to write daily to get in the habit of journaling and to keep myself accountable It seems that life has gotten a ... Read more
Day 33 - Walked on treadmill at Gym today
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      1 comments

Since I have been doing the challenge for working out at home AND since this month has been especially busy..I haven't gotten to the gym as much. Today I went to the gym before grocery shopping and did my usual 3.2 MPH walk for about 1.5 mile. ... Read more
Day 32 - Out and about today
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      3 comments

This morning was one of my two days of the month that I go to a local public garden and do 2 hours volunteer weeding. Today I was pruning dead branches from evergreens. Did manage to get my steps in today ( 10253) without going to the gym. It w... Read more
Day 31- One Month back to Sparking- Month in review
Monday, September 11, 2017      2 comments

Time to stop and remember what I have accomplished so far 1)Exercise was never an issue for me but I did mostly cardio - my garmin tracks steps so I was doing mostly tread mill sometimes for up to one hour at 3.2miles per hour with occassio... Read more
Day 28,29 and 30th. - Busy week, Stopping to Listen to inner voices
Sunday, September 10, 2017      1 comments

Have had a very busy week with entertaining and visiting with an old friend plus hosting a book discussion at my home today so my daily blogs did not happen. Sometimes I feel like I am juggling too many things so I have to "drop a few balls" eve... Read more
Day 27 - Rainy day and a walk in the Mall
Thursday, September 07, 2017      2 comments

It has been raining pretty hard here so my friend and I joined the walkers doing some laps at the mall and then went to an art museum. We packed a "picnic" lunch of green salad and three bean salad and some grapes. ... also roasted some cauli... Read more
Day 25 and 26- Of Fairy Houses and old friends
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      0 comments

Forgot to "blog" yesterday. Have been very busy lately ...I feel like I have several balls I am juggling and I drop one occasionally though we all do! Biggest project right now is working on a Fairy and Hobbit House Festival to be held at Bedroc... Read more
Day 24 - Full body work out with a towel
Monday, September 04, 2017      1 comments

The activity today for the 28 exercise at home challenge was a full body workout with a towel. I found it an interesting way to do strength training and was surprised by how much heat built up in my core doing the exercises. I really liked "skat... Read more
Day 23 - Dining out successfully at a restaurant
Sunday, September 03, 2017      1 comments

This evening we went out to eat at a local restaurant with a group of friends. I did my homework ahead of time and looked up the menu on line and reviewed my choices. The beauty of the internet is that it lets you do this so you can make a plan.... Read more
Day 22 - Pilates Abs Workout
Saturday, September 02, 2017      0 comments

I am doing the 28 day work at home challenge.. today it was a very short ( about 10 min) pilates workout for abs. When I was working there was a pilates class that I took weekly for a while. This short workout was a good reminder to me of how g... Read more
Day 21- Of being "semi lost" and finding your way back home
Friday, September 01, 2017      0 comments

Today I went for a 2 mile walk on a main highway near my home. On the way back I decided to try walking through the woods on a trail that we use for shoe shoeing in the winter. Long story short, it was not too long before I "lost " the trail and... Read more
Day 20 -Reviewing Goals and accomplishments
Thursday, August 31, 2017      0 comments

1) I was pleasantly surprised today at my weekly weigh in to find I lost 2 # this week. emoticon especially in lig... Read more
Day 19 - Finding Joy in Music
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      2 comments

I retired July 2016 and really am enjoying myself. I loved my job so it was a big decision but one that I haven't regretted! I have many interests that keep me busy and have taken up new hobbies that keeps me learning new things. I never had pl... Read more
Day 18- Back to tracking food
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      3 comments

Yesterday was not good balance of calories in and calories out for me. I had friends over for a BBQ and I ended up eating potatoe chips ( which I never buy),and several other high calorie foods that would have better remained in the dish and no... Read more
Day 17 - Another Mystery Monday- Ride on Rockingham County Rail Trail
Monday, August 28, 2017      0 comments

Today my DH and I were going to take a break from Mystery Monday activities because we had such a busy weekend, however, we ended up surprising each other! He joined me when I did my morning exercise for my 21 day challenge and then We went on ... Read more

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