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Feeling 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 lunchHave an amazing day and start to the week!! So glad I'm part of this community nowTrying 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.Renewing 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.Dinner 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 noteMy 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 badHappy Monday!! Already started my day off with a mile and a half walk. More to come later. Make today a great dayHad my shake for breakfast. Having a yummy lunch. Already have 3 walks in today. Starting my week off rightHappy 1st day of Spring!!!Posted a photoHave a great day! It may be the weekend but our goals don't stop. Keep going!this is a great reminderNo one can compare to my fatherHave a great start to the week!Start the week off with a positive outlook to keep you goingDance like no one is watching, you'l burn more calories that way!!Happy Friday Sparkers!!!Today I choose to be happy!!I need to remember this, every day. I am on this journey because I love my body, not because I hate itI can do amazing things because my body lets meis had to take time to let a broken toe heal but it's time to refocus on my journeyToday I started Intermittent Fasting. Needed to shake things up because what I was doing isn't workingDecided to give Intermittent Fasting a try. What I've been doing, isn't working. A little more structure might helpI skipped OT and spent this weekend with my son, swimming and playing - much needed quality mother/son timeIt 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.My 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.Got in a morning walk, some strength training and stretching. Plus a little meal prep for the next few days. Starting my week off right!Posted a photoStarted my day with a 2 mile walk, strength training and stretching. It's going to be a great day!I 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 excusesHave a great start to the week everyone!This made me laugh so hard. I will donate to a cause directly before I run a race that doesn't give a medal :)Needed 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 movedGood reminder for today! I'm worth 100% of my efforts!Enjoy your day Sparkers!!Have a magical day!!I 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!!Love who you are, because you are Sparktacular!!!I didn't want to but I did my strength training this morning. It was only 15 minutes but something is better than nothing. Ignore the images of what you think your health should look like and focus on how you feel as you get healthierNeeded this reminder today to keep pushing forward to making myself the healthiest I can be!I will no longer fear failure. I'm just learning new ways not to do something!Getting my mind right every day!Be proud of every step you take, every ounce you drop, every inch you loseis is This 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!Because I'm worth itGreat reminder to keep moving forward. No matter how slow you're moving, you're still movingis is If only this were true!is is is Let this one sink in. We are sparkers, we sparkleis got in 26 minutes of strength training and 26 minutes of cardioI 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!Getting stronger every dayis Do not rely on the praise of others to keep you motivated. Be your own cheerleader!!!is I 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.Making small steps towards success every day!is is feeling festive!is is is Start your week the way you want it to go. Intention is everythingis Feeling 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!is Whatever this is can go away now!!! My son, of course, feels 100% better and I feel worse than I did yesterday. WTH??!!!Food 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 cupboardsis is Celebrating my son today - he turns 11!is is Got in 60+ minutes of exercise this morning! Using today to set my intentions for the entire week!!!!is is is Posted a photoStay safe everyoneis What a great reminder!! The sun is shining, I'm feeling good, and it's Friday!is Day 2 of intermittent fasting - feeling pretty goodis still healing physically from post-surgery complications and emotionally from the death of my little sisteris Needed 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 healthyJoined 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.Feeling optimistic. I am putting myself first for the first time in a long time.Wasn'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.is This 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!!This was me this morning. But my butt ended up at the gym It was a struggle getting up this morning but I woke up without hitting snooze and hit the gym!Took an Active Rest Day - calves are a little tight. 11 Day streak at the gym Could 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 choiceDay 14 consistently getting my butt to the gym!!Day 14 getting to the gym! I'm building new, better habitsDoing this every day!I am an amazing work in progressAnd this is why I go to the gym every daySmiling big today!Loving myself every time I hit the gymLaying my groundwork every day!taking care of me so I have the ability to care for othersLearning to love me again.Great reminder that the only competition your have on your health journey is who you were when you started.Working to improve myself every dayis Need 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 workoutPatience is a virtue I I struggle with daily, especially when it comes to my health journey. But I'm learning a little more every dayis So 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.Push through, even though it may be difficult. Nothing worth having comes easyThe only perfection I'm trying or is perfecting my formHave to keep reminding myself this. I get so frustrated if I don't see results right away. Progress over perfection.Make today ridiculously amazing!!is Needed this reminder today. This week has been rough.Keep moving forward!is is is is HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!!!is Needed 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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