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I've been sparked!!!!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Friday it was a warm and sunny day in Michigan. Something we haven't seen in a long time! It was crazy windy though, gale force winds off the lake. Anyhow, I had to leave work early to take my son to get his hearing aids, which meant I got home early! I loaded up dog and took him for a long walk before I dropped him off to the kennel. It felt so nice to be able to walk and not be wearing boots and winter gear!

Saturday I went to Toledo with a friend. We were going for a convention - but just for the day with plans to explore Toledo a little on Sunday and head home. We didn't book a hotel room and were playing it by ear. After doing some workshops, we broke away and wandered a bit in downtown Toledo. What fun. Lots of steps! Which was when I discovered I had left my fitbit home clipped on my workout shorts! I had gotten up early and walked a mile and a half on the treadmill before we left, not knowing if I would find time for a workout. Talk about feeling naked without my fitbit!

Anyhow, my friend had a fitbit flex on - we were virtually together most of the time - so I decided to just go with the steps on that fitbit plus 1,000 more for my mile at home (which I know was light). However, my own fitbit only registered about 5,000 steps! Oh well. Life happens.

After wandering Toledo and returning to the convention for a main speaker in the evening, we found that everything was running about an hour behind. We decided not to stay for the main speaker and head home. We both had things we wanted to do on Sunday, so it was great to be on the same page!

Which had me home Sunday morning to get the dog from the kennel and take another long walk! He was so tired when we got done, but it felt so good!

I am just loving this warmer weather and sunshine! I know it is still winter, and winter weather is forecast for this week, but it was such a spark to get moving!

Lastly, I got the email with the standings for the at work weight loss challenge last week. First place was someone who lost 2.5%. Second place was ME!!!!! at 1.78% How sweet is that! Talk about sparking the motivation!

Today, I sacrificed 15 minutes in bed for 15 minutes on the treadmill and I must admit, I feel sparked. Loving it!
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  • GVLAKERGIRL
    Woohoo!! Way to go! I took the kids over to our property (we own another 20 acres behind our homestead parcel) for a hike in the woods. It was soon great to be out in the warm sunshine again!!!!
    And then...today...wow. So.Much.Snow. Keep up the spark even as we're under a very thick blanket of white! Keep up your awesomeness in the work challenge!!
    1946 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    I say you did well, very well in fact. Great job, #2 is like amazing. Think of the pressure on #1 now. LOL
    Toledo, spent some time there a few winters ago with DH's work. The winter with all the snow and cold, everyone telling us it never gets that bad, that it was unusual. It was bad. Being from Minnesota I knew how to handle it, but spending the last 10 winters down south, it was a shocker.
    I am glad you had a breath of spring over the week end, teaser. We never know what March will bring either. We will be again in Ohio, but further east, this time in March. Let's hope it is a nice March for us both.
    You are doing such a great job! I am so very happy for you!
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    1948 days ago
  • FUN2READ
    That is wonderful. Taking the dog for walks benefits you & your wonderful pet.
    Soon warmer weather will be here so you can do the walking everyday.
    Great for getting up & doing the treadmill! You'll find in doing that you'll feel great & have so much energy for the day. emoticon
    1949 days ago
  • LSIG14
    Wow!!! You are really doing great! Yes, this spring-like weather really helps with the Spark but you've got it inside so it won't matter if Winter comes back!
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    1949 days ago
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  • MCJULIEO
    Way to go, Go, GO!
    1949 days ago
  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    Great weekend and workout. I have left my tracker at home so many times. Makes it feel like I haven't done anything when I know I have. I need that proof of the tracker to keep me motivated. Glad your friend had hers and you could track steps that way. The weather was beautiful this weekend here too.
    1949 days ago
  • JEREMIAH-ALVIN
    Good morning and I too have been sparked.
    1949 days ago
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    Woo hoo! 2nd place! You are making great progess. I think this is the most consistent you have been in a while Barb! I have to admit, I was loving this weather though Friday was crazy windy. Yes, winter weather coming back soon, but I loved this taste of Spring - it sparked me too!
    1949 days ago
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