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Sunday, January 05, 2014

Hello Sparkpeople!

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. There is a blizzard here in Michigan and I've been shoveling snow for a couple days. By tomorrow morning there will be a suspected 7 inches of snow. Do you know that 75 minutes of shoveling burns over 500 calories??!!!

As bad as this weather is, I am finally motivated and shoveling snow (for some reason) jump started that motivation.

I "rejoined" Sparkpeople on January 2. That's no big deal. Millions of people start some sort of "getting fit" regimen at the beginning of each year. However I am 55 years old and I am not in a position to keep starting over. I can feel it in my bones every morning when I get out of bed. I am grateful to see each sunrise but oh my goodness its getting harder and harder to sit up, put my feet on the floor and start to walk each morning and this is an message to get motivated.

I am welcoming this blizzard. I am looking forward to shoveling snow. It feels good! I am motivated, determined, disciplines and dedicated!!! ~~

Each of us have our own awakening. Our own moment when motivation strikes. If this Michigan winter is what it takes for me to get motivated and jump start my quest to get in the best shape of my life...then "come on blizzard." I am ready to rock-n-roll. (can you hear the "Rocky" them song? ... I can) emoticon emoticon

Charley W.

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    Good for you and yes, shoveling snow is a GREAT exercise if you can do it! We don't have the snow, but already this evening, every school in the county and surrounding counties have cancelled for the next two days. With temperature 30-35 degrees below zero (wind chill), they can't take chances.
    2685 days ago
    Good for you! Living in CNY, I'm a pro at shoveling snow :) I'm so glad you're amped up for the new year!
    2686 days ago
    so happy you are motivated to get healthy. keep up the good work
    2686 days ago
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