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Making progress
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      6 comments

After working out with Denise Austin's Hit the Spot exercise book for the past 30 days, I have somewhat mixed results. I only lost two pounds. That's about half what I usually lose in a month. I think that is due to not walking as much... Read more
Me and My Muscles
Friday, July 17, 2015      7 comments

I discovered recently, while I was putting my hair up in a ponytail, that I have biceps. I was so impressed with them, since I don't believe I've ever had any before, that I stood there flexing them for a minute, then poked at them a little (th... Read more
Progress report on July's goals
Thursday, July 09, 2015      3 comments

Still working on my several goals for July, with varying degrees of success. Not walking as much as I was because of the heat, but still managing to get at least 4000 steps in most days, and two glow getter awards for 8,000+ in the last 7 days... Read more
Day One successful
Thursday, July 02, 2015      6 comments

I did well on my July goals today. No sugar, no gluten, 40 minutes with Denise Austin, 20 minutes of gardening and ten minutes of dancing. Walked 3,000+ steps and burned 510 total calories. The July Spark Activity Tracker challenge is to burn... Read more
Goals for July
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      7 comments

I've decided to put Mr. Slinky, my Spark Activity Tracker, on limited duty this coming month. With temperatures in the high 90s every day for the predicted future, it's just too hot to go walking long distances unless I go very early in the mor... Read more
Update on Goals
Thursday, June 18, 2015      4 comments

Okay, this weeks goals were: 1. Get the glow getter award every day of the week (8,000 steps). 2. Get the gold fitness award for this week (60,000 steps). 3. Work out with Denise Austin Monday, Wednesday, Friday. So far, so good on th... Read more
Meeting Goals
Monday, June 15, 2015      6 comments

This week I set myself three goals: Earn the Glow Getter award every day this week (8,000 steps per day) Get the Gold Fitness award for the week (60,000 steps) Do strength training with Denise Austin Monday, Wednesday and Friday. ... Read more
Awards, Awards, Awards!!!
Saturday, June 13, 2015      7 comments

Woohoo! Today I walked 11,744 steps, which earned me the Glow Getter award for the day, plus the 300 lifetime miles award, (which I've walked in three months) plus the Gold Fitness award for the week AND I completed the Jumpstart Your June chal... Read more
Working my butt off
Friday, June 12, 2015      3 comments

I got my glow getter award today with 9,144 steps, but I was really dragging my butt on the last 1,144. That was because I spent 40 magnificently sweaty minutes strengthening and toning with Denise Austin earlier in the day. Right now I'm awa... Read more
The Wacky Walking Woman
Friday, June 12, 2015      7 comments

I'm quite sure the residents of this small town must think of me as the wacky walking woman. People tell me all the time they saw me walking here or there. I've even been spotted walking in the town 8 miles south of here. (No, I didn't walk t... Read more
Denise and Me, we be Buds
Thursday, June 11, 2015      5 comments

Today was a good day in a lot of ways. I earned my Glow Getter award by walking 8,000 steps, about 20% of which were earned by walking to the Dairy Queen. I actually completed 25 minutes of strength/toning exercises, which I can definite... Read more
But Who's Counting?
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      6 comments

Today I walked 16,064 steps. Not my personal best, which was 17,088 a couple of months ago, but twice what I needed to get my Glow Getter award. Since I attached Mr. Slinky, my Spark activity tracker, to my right sneaker less than three months... Read more
Good times
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      3 comments

What an awesome day! I got in my 8,000 steps to earn the glow getter, I ate well, had lots of energy, and had a long conversation with my daughter in Arizona. My garden is doing well after two days of rain; my husband is as wonderful as ever, ... Read more
Motorcycle Mama
Saturday, May 30, 2015      3 comments

Too tired to blog. We just got back from a poker run: 170 motorcycles on a trip to benefit breast cancer awareness. It was a Tough Enough to Wear Pink event. It was awesome, but exhausting. We set off at 1:30 and just got home almost six hou... Read more
Walking in the sunshine
Friday, May 29, 2015      3 comments

Mr Slinky and I had to work pretty hard to get in our 8,000 sweaty steps for the glow getter award today, but we finally did it. I did most of my walking in the evening as daytime temps were in the eighties, and we only just a few minutes ago m... Read more

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