CHRISTINEM80
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See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerFeeling really good about today. Spent 3.5 hours doing house work - it's takes forever to catch up on laundry with a 10-year-old boy. Ate really well today and stayed on track. Picture was my lunchSee this image largerHave an amazing day and start to the week!! So glad I'm part of this community nowSee this image largerTrying to keep the smile on while working and helping my son work on a paper for school. Say a prayer, helping a special needs child put together an outline with no written instructions is insanely hard.See this image largerRenewing my commitment to myself. I may slip up and fall behind but I will not stop. Every day is a new day to make positive changes.See this image largerDinner was nutritious: salmon, sweet peas and zucchini pasta in marinara. Here's my dessert: a Halo orange and 3/4 cup of Bosc pear. Could have had ice cream but decided to stay on track to end my weekend on a good noteSee this image largerMy yummy lunch today: spicy black bean burger, cup of green beans (I already ate most of them) and organic white quinoa. Filling and healthy. First time having quinoa, it's not badSee this image largerHappy Monday!! Already started my day off with a mile and a half walk. More to come later. Make today a great daySee this image largerHad my shake for breakfast. Having a yummy lunch. Already have 3 walks in today. Starting my week off rightSee this image largerHappy 1st day of Spring!!!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHave a great day! See this image largerIt may be the weekend but our goals don't stop. Keep going!See this image largerthis is a great reminderSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerNo one can compare to my fatherSee this image largerHave a great start to the week!See this image largerStart the week off with a positive outlook to keep you goingSee this image largerDance like no one is watching, you'l burn more calories that way!!(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Friday Sparkers!!!See this image largerToday I choose to be happy!!See this image largerI need to remember this, every day. I am on this journey because I love my body, not because I hate itSee this image largerI can do amazing things because my body lets meSee this image largeris (2 comments)See this image largerhad to take time to let a broken toe heal but it's time to refocus on my journeySee this image largerToday I started Intermittent Fasting. Needed to shake things up because what I was doing isn't workingSee this image largerDecided to give Intermittent Fasting a try. What I've been doing, isn't working. A little more structure might helpSee this image largerI skipped OT and spent this weekend with my son, swimming and playing - much needed quality mother/son timeSee this image largerIt was pouring this morning and I wasn't able to get in my morning break walk, so I was able to get in extra strength training. Took a nice stroll with my sister in the cool evening air and got in an extra 2 miles that I hadn't expected. The storm helped cool the day down and make it more bearable.See this image largerMy motivation has been extremely high the last week. I'm loving it. Say a prayer or send me good thoughts that it sticks around this time. I have goals I plan to crush and I can use all of the positive energy I can get to keep me moving forward.See this image largerGot in a morning walk, some strength training and stretching. Plus a little meal prep for the next few days. Starting my week off right!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerStarted my day with a 2 mile walk, strength training and stretching. It's going to be a great day!See this image largerI fell asleep early last night & woke up without an alarm. I got up and put on my workout close. Did strength training and a 2.25 mile walk. I could have been lazy but I'm stronger than my excusesSee this image largerHave a great start to the week everyone!See this image largerThis made me laugh so hard. I will donate to a cause directly before I run a race that doesn't give a medal :)See this image largerNeeded this reminder today. Took a few days to rest my knees and ankles. Back at it today and I'm slower than before my rest days, but I still movedSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGood reminder for today! I'm worth 100% of my efforts!See this image largerSee this image largerEnjoy your day Sparkers!!See this image largerHave a magical day!!See this image largerI needed this reminder because I haven't felt like I've been doing the best I can. Today I take back control of my actions! Happy Thursday Sparkers!!See this image largerLove who you are, because you are Sparktacular!!!See this image largerI didn't want to but I did my strength training this morning. It was only 15 minutes but something is better than nothing. See this image largerIgnore the images of what you think your health should look like and focus on how you feel as you get healthierSee this image largerNeeded this reminder today to keep pushing forward to making myself the healthiest I can be!See this image largerSee this image largerI will no longer fear failure. I'm just learning new ways not to do something!See this image largerGetting my mind right every day!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerBe proud of every step you take, every ounce you drop, every inch you loseSee this image largeris See this image largeris See this image largerThis is how I woke up this morning. I could have slept in. I could have hit the snooze button. But I got up. did 20 minutes of upper body strength training; 18 minutes of core exercises and then took a 23 minute walk. I have goals and sitting on my butt won't get me there!See this image largerSee this image largerBecause I'm worth itSee this image largerGreat reminder to keep moving forward. No matter how slow you're moving, you're still movingSee this image largeris See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris See this image largerIf only this were true!See this image largeris See this image largeris See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris See this image largerLet this one sink in. We are sparkers, we sparkleSee this image largeris got in 26 minutes of strength training and 26 minutes of cardioSee this image largerI was out late. I'm tired. I can do it later. I can do it tomorrow. I beat back every damn excuse I could give myself and put my butt to work!See this image largerGetting stronger every daySee this image largeris See this image largerDo not rely on the praise of others to keep you motivated. Be your own cheerleader!!!See this image largeris See this image largerI used today as a recovery day. But that doesn't mean I didn't do anything. I was still up at 5 AM and I still was active for 41 minutes. Instead of weights and cardio, I did active stretching.See this image largerMaking small steps towards success every day!See this image largeris See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris feeling festive!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris See this image largeris See this image largerStart your week the way you want it to go. Intention is everythingSee this image largerSee this image largeris See this image largerFeeling like crud tonight!! Felt fine most of the day but now I'm feeling yucky. Most likely off sick tomorrow and will be home with a sick kid too cuz he threw up at school today. We're going to be in quarantine!(1 comments)See this image largeris (1 comments)See this image largerWhatever this is can go away now!!! My son, of course, feels 100% better and I feel worse than I did yesterday. WTH??!!!See this image largerFood prepping today for the week ahead. Breakfast is done. Just trying to find the right recipe for lunches with the ingredients in my freezer and cupboardsSee this image largerSee this image largeris See this image largeris See this image largerCelebrating my son today - he turns 11!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris See this image largeris See this image largerSee this image largerGot in 60+ minutes of exercise this morning! Using today to set my intentions for the entire week!!!!See this image largeris See this image largerSee this image largeris See this image largerSee this image largeris See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerStay safe everyoneSee this image largeris See this image largerWhat a great reminder!! The sun is shining, I'm feeling good, and it's Friday!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largeris See this image largerDay 2 of intermittent fasting - feeling pretty goodSee this image largeris still healing physically from post-surgery complications and emotionally from the death of my little sister(1 comments)See this image largeris See this image largerNeeded this reminder on this Veterans' Day. Struggling emotionally and mentally over the death of my little sister end of September. Trying to find my way back to getting healthySee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerJoined Planet Fitness on Sunday (my birthday present to myself). Spent almost 2 hours there Monday and already did an hour this morning with my older sister. Going for another 2 hours with my nephew this evening so he can run and I can get in more weights and ride the bike.See this image largerFeeling optimistic. I am putting myself first for the first time in a long time.See this image largerWasn't feeling it today. I'm sore, I'm tired (I was up too late) and both of my workout buddies bailed on me. So I got my butt to the gym and used today as an active rest day by only walking on the treadmill and light cycling on a recumbent bike.See this image largeris See this image largerThis is going to be me today. Still in recovery mode and not trying to pull my hamstrings so I will walk today and do light weights because my arms are still sore. But I'm heading to the gym to put in some work!! Enjoy your New Year's everyone!!See this image largerThis was me this morning. But my butt ended up at the gym See this image largerIt was a struggle getting up this morning but I woke up without hitting snooze and hit the gym!See this image largerTook an Active Rest Day - calves are a little tight. 11 Day streak at the gym See this image largerCould have skipped the gym today - I did have an early morning doctor's appointment. But I still got up, hit the gym and put in the work and my doctor was very happy with my choice(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerDay 14 consistently getting my butt to the gym!!See this image largerDay 14 getting to the gym! I'm building new, better habitsSee this image largerDoing this every day!See this image largerI am an amazing work in progressSee this image largerAnd this is why I go to the gym every daySee this image largerSmiling big today!See this image largerLoving myself every time I hit the gymSee this image largerLaying my groundwork every day!See this image largertaking care of me so I have the ability to care for othersSee this image largerLearning to love me again.See this image largerGreat reminder that the only competition your have on your health journey is who you were when you started.See this image largerWorking to improve myself every daySee this image largeris See this image largerNeed this reminder today. I did not want to get out of bed. I did not want to go to the gym. But my sister drives with me and if I didn't go, we would both have missed a good workoutSee this image largerPatience is a virtue I I struggle with daily, especially when it comes to my health journey. But I'm learning a little more every daySee this image largerSee this image largeris See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSo many things come to mind. And then I remember, that in failure, we learn to persevere. I'm not truly failing, I'm learning how not to do something.See this image largerPush through, even though it may be difficult. Nothing worth having comes easySee this image largerThe only perfection I'm trying or is perfecting my formSee this image largerHave to keep reminding myself this. I get so frustrated if I don't see results right away. Progress over perfection.See this image largerSee this image largerMake today ridiculously amazing!!See this image largeris See this image largerNeeded this reminder today. This week has been rough.See this image largerKeep moving forward!See this image largeris See this image largeris See this image largeris See this image largeris See this image largerHAPPY STAR WARS DAY!!!See this image largeris See this image largerNeeded to see this today as I've been in a funk the last few days. Depression sucks but the broken pieces still fit.

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