SPARKNB's Photo Gallery
(Click on a thumbnail below to enlarge)
Drinking my last 2 cups of water; got in my 2 hours of exercise, including 30 min walk, which was precarious even tho minimal ice (hip hurts now, and I didn't fall or even slip much) I tracked yoga earlier to stretch out the sore, but still gotta do it, but waiting for fam to hit the hay so I can do it aloneDrinking my last 2 cups of water; got in my 2 hours of exercise, including 30 min walk, which was precarious even tho minimal ice (hip hurts now, and I didn't fall or even slip much) I tracked yoga earlier to stretch out the sore, but still gotta do it, but waiting for fam to hit the hay so I can do it aloneCongratulations, America!This #goalfeats challenge reminds me to visualize; heard on NPR that new research shows that visualizing yourself exercising helps lose some pounds (and then actually doing it helps lose a lot more!) Working on today's goals (still have eve goals but confident I'll reach them) & today's a rest day so visualizing my recent walk nowSnow was starting to melt (then would re-freeze), so I shoveled in early afternoon to minimize ice for tomorrow. Also worked out earlier for same minutes (low impact plus weights) while watching press briefing re: new climate policies. Annual re-post of this mantra ('Choose your hard'.) because it's *so* trueMotto for the day, or at least the morning...
Report Inappropriate Page
#coffeeNo hike today, cuz freezing rain, though I did make it half-way around the outside of the house before I decided it was just too unsafe...finally got in my 10 min. min. of exercise to start 2021, plus about to do 5 min of yogaYou know you can do this...go get it! #2021 #HappyNewYearYou know you can do this...go get it! #2021 #HappyNewYearHappy end of 2020, a year of losses...I lost pounds and my SamcatCan't recall if I already posted this before, so no I have, for sureFun fact: lichen (like these) indicate good air quality....picked these up when i went for my first hike in a while at the biggest nature preserve in the county, which, lucky for me, is literally up the street. I`m liking how floral these lichen (lichens?) look😍Whoops, forgot to track the leaf raking in my previous post.Got outside today, and finally finished raking leaves. Had them all in a pile a **while** ago at the back of the yard, ready to be swept back beyond the fence into composting area, but as I moved the pile, got uncovered this visitor, so stopped for awhile, then this, that, the other, and finally got it done. Haven't been on spark since before the election. Hi all.Happy October, esp.my fellow 5%'rs...it's really starting!Happy October!#MaddowABlock (& I think I've not posted all the ones I've done recently; did #HIIT of newer, longer 3.1x3)Lovely walk in the woods; 2nd twisty vine staff Did my #MaddowABlock, including 188.8.131.52.2 #HIIT; also went for 25 min walk on the Lake MI beach*, after an early fall color tour; stopped & got local produce including 20 pounds of blueberries (frozen), opted to wait on the 10 pounds of tomatoes for next week...may try canning some? *pictures latersays Happy Autumn#HappyFall #HappyEquinox #HappyAutumn
Did my #MaddowABlock, including 184.108.40.206.2 #HIIT (& didn't post any of these, so for accountability: did it yesterday for 20, & Friday for 40, & that night & all weekend my back hip was sore...maybe from it or sleeping wrong or sitting?) & have been also doing cardio-cleaning of basement, & raked for 2 hours on Wed? last week)Sending out cooling moistness to all our brothers and sisters out west, dealing with the fire battles.
Did #MaddowABlock, with #HIIT (220.127.116.11.2) similar to last 2 days (18.104.22.168.1.1)is #MaddowABlock spinning, & forgot to post same yesterday; yesterday also did 90 min of low-impact, today 45 min slow hike (dragging branches home), & gonna do hours of cardio-cleaning tonight, in case getting pipes down tomorrow (otherwise I got the weekend), plus maybe the 30 min youtube vid for zoomcising tomorrow w/sis...except I'm already (it IS 2AM) tired nowStarting an 8 waters by 9pm (as of Thurs 9-10-20) for the rest of September challenge; if anyone wants to join, leave a comment here, & I'll post the link on your page.One of my fav weight loss sayings #ChooseYourHard; also #progressNotPerfection which fits todday:
#DeadlineWH #TheBeat but not #MaddowABlock tonight...did heavy #weights which hopefully made up for the lower energyWas going on a longer walk but at the trail fork, my ankle was sore, so opted to listen to my body and went for shorter one, which was nice too.
#HappyLaborDayThings didn't go to plan today, but that's okay, I ended up still getting in an hour and a half workout, totalHappy Sunday & Labor Day weekendDid 30 min of indoor cycling/spinning earlier; *meant* to go for a walk today but time got away from me, so working out late; may do another 15 min to make it even 2 hours
PS: if you track your fitness here in the feed, it automatically posts it in your tracker...a real time-saver!10 min during #DeadlineWH & 20 (incl 10 #HIIT in 2(1)2(1)3(1)) during #MaddowABlock; gonna do another hour of low-impact@ Rach's extended hour, & maybe 30 more@ #TheBeatGetting back on the hard-core exercise track this week, though today was not as hard-core, about 2 hours gardening and cleaning, then my #MaddowABlock spin session. #HappyFullMoon! #FullMoon in #Pisces, which is a great time to deal with emotional baggage, & also really appreciate the role of water in your life.
I did about 45 min low impact earlier during #DeadlineWH, & this was my first #MaddowABlock in a while, did 10min #HIIT-22.214.171.124.3.1 between10 fast warm-up, 5 cool-down; also doing some fitness challenge minutes soon
#WearYourMask!Meant to post this yesterday, & 'liked' & commented on others who did #HappySeptember #September, tho ended up falling asleep, so posting now but better late than never.
Also, #day1 September workout today, & gonna do some moreDidn't post last week when I recorded 1.6 down, and today (this week) another 0.4 down. Yay!#MaddowABlock, with #HIIT: 1.1 x5, & earlier did 55 min low-impact incl. #weights during #DeadlineWH; 10 min yoga, & planning 30 min bollywood sparkvid#MaddowABlock: yay she's back; did 20 with her & about to do 15 now with #AC360. I also did #DeadlineWH 55 min low-impact. Also a little gardening, 10 minutes of stretching, and gotta come up with something for last 20 min of day's 2 hours of exercise, maybe a spark video, like a bollywood one?#DeadlineWH...Niccholle (she spells it weird, I think that's it) wasn't on because of #HurricaneIsias (also a weird name) but #Kamala was on anyway; did the heavy #weights...am sore, in a good way; also did some #HIIT & high impact; also some gardening + cleaningThanks for invite! Very timely way to end month & begin next one! Just another bit of motivation for working out! I've done 65 minutes today, so far, will probably top out over 2 hours#MaddowABlock did #HIIT today (126.96.36.199.=6) & 5 yesterday (188.8.131.52.1); also gardened some today. Good night#MaddowABlock, + B block, also gardened 20 min, & earlier low-impact+#weights for an hourHave a great Sunday! Remember, there are various ways to scream for 'ice cream' (or at least frozen treats (not the least: 'nice cream' from pulverized frozen bananas / frozen 'whip' yogurt / frozen yogurt /homemade frozen pops of fruit / concotions of coconut water, fruit juice, whipped topping, pudding mixes, etc.) Enjoy! Down 2 pounds; Week 2 Summer5% challenge; so far down 5.4 in Challenge; down 32.8 for 2020; lost 11.9 in summer2019, but then got Achilles heel injury (& went off plan)My Friday morn: Breakfast, including coffee, then out into the gardenFrom Th #DeadlineWH; also 20 min breatking up fallen treeDuring T #DeadlineWH; the quote is SO true, that it may be a recent repost?During T #DeadlineWH; the quote is SO true, that it may be a recent repost?Did my self-made workout I blogged about today during #DeadlineWH, then did extra 15 min of stretching; later did #MaddowABlock spinning for 20 min. Also 10 min of cleaning for total 2 hours movement #moveit #goalfeatsstill says BLM; can support mvmt w/ this official unisex teeHaving nice Sunday...had LONG great catch-up chats w/ friends I hadn't talked to for weeks late into Saturday night...woke w/slight headache (only did 3 h2o's yesterday) but after more sleep okay, then yogurt & danish, now my fave tv talking heads then gardening & putting away the great groceries I got yesterday. How about you? Get it gurls! The Goddesses got yer backs, and fronts!(re)Lost 3.4 pounds this week. Had lost them a few weeks ago, then gained back the next week, & maintained the next. Now back down...weird. But still working my plan, about as well as I can! #BelieveItToAchieveItWatched #Biden #BuildBackBetter* speech, just 118 days left (*turns out it's a phrase used in disaster recovery too...multiple meanings!) & then #DeadlineWH, while doing another heavy #weights day, and...cooled down now... sparking and gonna do 5min of #abs then go outside to take advantage of day 9 of our #Heatwave & do some #HotYoga or is it just #Yoga in the #heat, lol. My #MaddowABlock will be focused on organizing, either virtually or basement.#MaddowABlock, & B & C...did typical #HIIT (184.108.40.206.1.) 10 minutes in, then opted to stay on since I hadn't really done any cardio yet today, other than watering the flowers before noon; have been getting up later lately.#DeadlineWH workout; didn't do weights yet though, as I originally planned. Will do more later, maybe in an hour.Tonight's #MaddowABlock also had the B block; did #HIIT in 2nd 10 min (2-1-1-2-2-2).Hopefully for most, it's mostly #stayHome #staySafe.
Got in my first workout of the day; watching PBS world, with Janna Levin & some other women astrophysicists on Nova: Blackhole Universe, & some old Wild America about horses. Did lower energy version, though still broke a sweat; no weights (not weights do)Keep on keeping on! #staySAFE #youCANdoIt #IcanDoIt #WEcanDOitMy theme for the day, week , month, season #inspirationToday's blog is mostly this quote. Happy new week!Excited about Summer 5% challenge which starts tomorrow; Excited that I'll be free of at least 5% of me (rather, 5+% of my fat) by Sept. by staying disciplined on water and fitness minutes and on my healthy eating plan.Sparkin' during #DeadlineWH, so did #TheBeat, & kept going a bit; included moving #yoga, #weights; Creating my future...which includes leanness, muscles & mellowHello July! It's gonna be a hot one....
Didn't do gardening (but fixed the water hose bib in the backyard!) so only about a half hour earlier; During #MaddowABlock, 5 min #HIIT in center (1x1x1)Last minutes! Happy #Pridesays last-minute Happy PRIDE!Hot outside (gardened for an hour in AM again; couldn't do it this eve cuz niece's 9th bday zoom call) so worked out for an hour during #DeadlineWHRealizing that even though I've met some of my short-term #goalfeats (down 30 pounds this year, so far, even after stopping sparking in miid Feb-mid April), I'm still thinking and expecting instantaneous monumental results.
Did my #MaddowABlock with 5 1-1 #HIIT bits in middle 10, plus started doing daily 5min abs&pushupsRealizing that even though I've met some of my short-term #goalfeats (down 30 pounds this year, so far, even after stopping sparking in miid Feb-mid April), I'm still thinking and expecting instantaneous monumental results.
Did my #MaddowABlock with 5 1-1 #HIIT bits in middle 10, plus started doing daily 5min abs&pushups#MaddowABlock w/ #HIIT (3(1)2(2)2)Tried out the new running shoes doing low impacts in the family room during #DeadlineWHHave been trying to workout more in the AM, and then often get some other workouts in, later in the day, but if not...it's DONE! I do it shortly after my 2nd coffee-lingering cup. Started doing it during #GovCuomo during early-mid NYC #Covid; now my state, MI, which was also a hotspot, is most improved!Of course, being the grammarSoldier that I am, choose grafefulness, but image 'borrowers' can't be choosers, lol
Regardless, main sentiment applies: Happy Tuesday...make it a good one!Easy day so far, gonna garden in a bit; after doing 2+ hours for 6 days last week for #NetZero, this was pretty low-key, though I did add in my heavy weights (upper body) for about a third of it.#SayHerName #SayHisName #blacklivesmatterAnother shooting. #blacklivesmatterTonight's #MaddowABlock; did 70 minutes spin+lowImpact earlier, may do more later if not enough cals out (vs. cals in, for my own #NetZero week), after I eat the artichoke I'm saving for #Colbert.Any ideas? 333'r doing 2 hrs+ of workouts daily this week to be #NetZero (cals in=cals out) as self-challenge
Iso 20+ min of other low-impact indoor #cardio
...did an hour low impact aerobics+weights earlier, now exercycled 20 min during #DeadlineWH ABlock, then going to make dinner, then later another spinnning session during Maddow of 20-30 min..."I like to #moveit #moveit"...getting up for 10 minutes instead of sitting while I was watching the news became a wave of muscular engagement, by including dumbell #weights and really challenging myself with numbers of reps while also moving lower body (lunges, squats, & some #yoga warrior poses)"I like to #moveit #moveit"...getting up for 10 minutes instead of sitting while I was watching the news became a tidal wave of muscular engagement, by including dumbell #weights and really challenging myselfHere's what's almost done blooming now; in 90's & humid & very windy as winds of TD Cristobal & remnants blow thru for next 36; got up WAY early to replant pansies into hangers (cuz chipmunks just eat them TOO much this year, now that my cat RIP's) & did some set-up for rain caching also; did some yoga in early AM cool toosays Black Lives MatterThe 'new me': Stood up to do a little workout while watching #DeadlineWH, and a little turned into pretty long, then made quick-ish reheating-type Mexican inspired dinner, with huge spinach salad, special cheese quesadillas, salsa chicken for the folks, and I'm gonna do beans & rice for #MeatlessMondayGot shopping done (took 5 hours) and hadn't been prepared to go, so was wearing garden clogs. My feet are killing me!May into June (New Moon to New Moon: May 22 to June 21) vision / inspo collage
#GoalFeat3rd night in a row I did spinning to #MaddowABlock, (then I ran out & shot some pics of the blooming irises, peonies & rhododendrons; this one is one of my favs, var. 'Batik' & caught the sherbet swirl sunset, yay!) but previous 2 nights I didn't log, due to technical difficulties then (going back to do it now...did you know you can both pre & post track food & fitness? T was 30 min W: 25Happy #FullMoon tonight; was #Eclipse this afternoon (not visible from USA, obvi)
Did #MaddowABlock & even a little #NSV of an extra minute of #HIIT / #Hiit - 7 min vs. 6 for last few weeks.: George Floyd, RIPowerHad some technical difficulties & also got super tired between the time of working out & the time of logging for the last 2 days; also logging some of today, but may do a little more, some yoga or tai chi tonight that won't get logged here3rd night in a row I did spinning to #MaddowABlock, (then I ran out & shot some pics of the blooming irises, peonies & rhododendrons; this one is one of my favs, var. 'Batik' & caught the sherbet swirl sunset, yay!) but previous 2 nights I didn't log, due to technical difficulties then (going back to do it now...did you know you can both pre & post track food & fitness? T was 30 min W: 25Whoops, missed logging this last night during #MaddowABlockHi! Day 1: Gardening, Literally all day; counted as 125 minutesWatched a new-to-me movie, Coach Carter, a sports inspiration movie, which inspired me to move, watching it, along with my dad!Tense times in MN #MaddowABlockWorked out watching a PBS show I'd taped about origins of humanity (Africa's rift valley) and some of the civilizations most folks don't know about, like the ancient rival of Egypt, Kushâ€”who's 1-eyed woman general defeated the Romans when Cleopatra's Egypt lost to themOnly have 4 red&white petunias & 7 torenias (6 purple&white, 1 pink & white) left to transplant, but decided to call it a night. No #MaddowABlock tonight (tho I missed half of last night's TRMS) because gardening last night too, in between the rains. (Helps with lowering transplant shock)Did my #MaddowABlock today, tho did food prep during #DeadlineWH, & earlier did about 45 min of low impact; was going to work on the garden today, but just too hot and HUMID (89F but heat index was 92! due to the humidity) by the time I had some free time.9 cups of water (a bit of tea later) #H20 (FOTET OTHTER TAG)This wasn't mostly cleaning, just a bit; it was sanitizing produce & also some light gardeningHappy #newMoon everyone! A great time to set the next moonth's #moveit & #eattherainbow plan (just had to jump in the shower because I picked up a tick, even wearing a hat
Not doing #MaddowABlock spinning tonight because I got a hike in earlier, after not hiking in weeks! I *did* do several in the past fortnight, 6 x 20 min each (2 were 25 min); also lots of cleaning and some cooking
Happy #newMoon everyone! A great time to set the next moonth's #moveit & #eattherainbow plan (just had to jump in the shower because I picked up a tick, even wearing a hat
Not doing #MaddowABlock spinning tonight because I got a hike in earlier, after not hiking in weeks! I *did* do several in the past fortnight, 6 x 20 min each (2 were 25 min); also lots of cleaning and some cooking
Doing so much more sanitizing on monthly stock-up days; In actuality was from 8:30-3:30, so 7 hoursis down 20 pounds for the yearSome #HIIT during a short-ish #MaddowABlock then the rest of dinner (had salad half an hour ago) including last of last night's caldo de queso, & some spaghetti w/tomato sauce, with a bit of beef on the side (going back to mostly veg since #covid causing meat-packing plant issues)Went out on the trail near home for a quick sunset hike, after finishing my book, which was good, interesting, and about to do some spinningYay! I *kept* saying I was starting my #yoga practice (& I did a couple poses the other day as a warm-up) but finally did a short but legit series of poses for 5 min, along with 5 min of push-ups.#MaddowABlock, & did 5 min spinning during #DeadlineWH#MaddowABlock plus cleaned a messy kitchen (mostly not my mess, though I did eat some of the results) for over an hour
#covid #tip: if your hands are dry from washing, rub some of the natural oils from the sides of of your nostrils into your cuticles#MaddowABlock cut short cuz hurt foot & thought it might be bleeding (wasn't) & butt was sore (was planning dinner during #DeadlineWH by reviewing sparkrecipes for whole wheat & other pizzas...SHOULDA taken a picture)#MaddowABlock on broken-chain (but still spinning, just no tension) bike, but just restarting so that's okay; had done similar with dad's sitting pedals earlier during #CuomoPresser
#HappyEarthDay!is here again after coronal pausePre #deadlineWH today, while on speaker phone w/Ok, also watching news; glad Dr. Jeanette (relative of relative) not positiveWatched the covid concerts mc'd by colbert & the jimmieNot really a stairmaster, just did 7 sets of 13 stairs to the basement #moveitNo #MaddowABlock today (tried to fix indoor bike chain instead, will get this weekend) cuz did hour+ during #DeadlineWH, after clearing more space to workout, which was quite good today. Also did 7 reps of basement steps (13) = 101; also today will be first time I do full hydration, in a while.No #MaddowABlock today (tried to fix indoor bike chain instead, will get this weekend) cuz did hour+ during #DeadlineWH, after clearing more space to workout, which was quite good today. Also did 7 reps of basement steps (13) = 101; also today will be first time I do full hydration, in a while.#MaddowABlock twice this week so far (did one on Tues too), & maybe gonna have to make a (gov'r) #CuomoPresser (yesterday lifted weights (light) for the first time in a bit, during it, & *phew* my shoulders are very sore!
Also, #nonScaleVictory: yesterday noted that I was able to do kitchen work much longer than I could in Jan. (back would start hurting)While people are staying home, remember to do everything to make yourself as healthy as you can. Go outside for exercise & fresh air if you can, make sure you are moving indoors otherwise, and hydrate. Also, in terms of healthy foods that help you fight virus: onions & garlic & citrus are key, then leafy herbs, then mushrooms, then other freggies (I got this from this Dr.'s website
-foods/)Slowly ramping up my garden time, so I don't 'over-do-it' this week; was mostly removing spent stems, clearing way for visibility of only things already blooming: mini dutch irises & snowdrops (will remember to take pics tomorrow, now that I've reminded myself); 2nd #moveit session of day; at least one, maybe 2 more coming...Needed to move, so I did while watching
#deadlinewh a-block. Now going outside to do a little gardening.Cleaned up front yard bed, composted a couple of buckets of food, finished digging Sam's hole, I think. Was sweating (wearing knit hat, unzipped winter coat, gloves) was 48, supposed to be 34 degrees tonight.First gardening cardio of the year (tho I *was* wearing my winter jacket, unzipped, but I did sweat, so I'm counting it!)
Did some perennial bed cleaning (the lenten rose bed...need more of them! & front yard bed) & working on deepening Sam's (in pic) gravehole, but it needs to be deeperHanging in there, like my sweet cat Sam did on Heather's fishtank (had to move it off *that* bookshelf, lol)
Spent time emptying all the compost pails. Counting as cleaning because I was sweating! (coulda been from over an hour aerobics I had done just a little while before)Watched TV & moved around a lot, doing dance 'moves'Over 2 hours of movement (also yesterday): an hour midday & a 25-min #MaddowABlock & more; sunny day (yay!) but apparently one of the 7 coldest this season, so I opted not to go for a walk (haven't gone in a few weeks tbh, but did spend time outside shoveling snow last week)#HappyValentinesDay
Loving myself by taking better care of myself than I have in a long time; doing my work-outs, water, waiting on treats until I know (via tracks) that I can afford them that day
First workout today during #DeadlineWH
#HappyValentines #HappyGalentinesThis was the pic on today's spark search. This aerobics sessions was 2nd workout today, did this during #MaddowABlock (first was shoveling snow); have 15 minutes allotted for spinning for 3rd, if I can fix the chain that jumped; otherwise will try out the youtube Walk Away Pounds vid to do final #moveit for the day....This was the pic on today's spark search. This aerobics sessions was 2nd workout today, did this during #MaddowABlock (first was shoveling snow); have 15 minutes allotted for spinning for 3rd, if I can fix the chain that jumped; otherwise will try out the youtube Walk Away Pounds vid to do final #moveit for the day....Whole drive, a couple of inches; not as bad as I thought it was gonna be, but thought I would be done in 20 min (but snow damp but not slushy, esp near road, so a little heavier)
Oh well, great cardio, good for my #heart!
#HappyValentines #HappyValentine #HappyGalentines #HappyGalentine #Valentines #Valentine #Galentines #Galentines #loveIntense #hiit session during #MaddowABlock, then chain came off the bike, about 2/3 in; gotta fix it before tomorrow night, but undeterred, I got off and kept going. Snow storm predicted tonight too. Got my car into the shop before it hits.
Unrelated, but always eat some greens, daily if you can!#HappyBirthday to me
Fun fact: Also one of two of Buddha's birthday days (different folks celebrate different ones); also national boy scout dayHadn't gotten it done yesterday, so had melted a little, plus more fell today, but then was warm, so it was about 4 inches of layered heavy wet slushsnow: good cardio!Was going to shovel snow today, but day got away from me; Ended up doing Half #hiit (1 min hardx5 every other minute; last 2 on increased tension) on during #MaddowABlockGot in some harder cycling via #HIIT (middle third) during #MaddowABlockWatched #TheBiggestLoser and immediately had to jump on the exercycle and get some minutes in
#BiggestLoser #TBLWhoops, sorry, re-posting cuz I forgot to track that I was spinning for the first 15 min:
"Watching opening of #WonderWoman when the Amazons train and Antiope says: "You are stronger than you think"; always find motivating....Watching opening of #WonderWoman when the Amazons train and Antiope says: "You are stronger than you think"; always find motivating....Yesterday I did just over 2 hours of cardio, so today I'm taking it easy, to not overdo: Did my newly regular #MaddowABlock spinning; Also sparking and cleaning (25 min) watching #impeachmentTrial & #hgtv sometimes also15+15+25* watching TV at 4, 6, 9
Getting used to #biking (inddors) so I can get one this spring (outdoors) and use it to do errands, instead of the car; longest time (double!) so far of what I did a couple weeks ago
Note to self: also add some working out earlier in day!
*#deadlineWH #thebeat #maddow #MaddowABlockSore achilles tendon (since the summer, but had been better, until I stepped up my movement again this year, and at my age (mid-late 50's) & very heavy weight (but 10.2 lbs lighter in 2020!) & with 30+ years of thyroiditis (which I just learned on sparkpeople also hits connective tissues) I need to remind myself #easyDoesIt & #dontOverdo or I'll be derailed.Lost 5.2 at weigh-in for beginning of week 2; missed week 3; lost another 5 last night at weigh-in for beginning of week 4;
#goalMet: Lose 10 pounds in January.
Image is Misty Copeland, a ground-breaking black ballerina who was on the #Grammys last night; I'd been inspired to dance along with them a bit before, and she was awesome! (I and have rarely used that word)is keeping going againHad a slumpy week, broke several streaks, and didn't spark (& didn't track). Don't know why, maybe my thyroid (didn't take Rx), maybe the moon? (waning)
Anyway, back on track, tracking, engergized, and adding Rx as KEY must-do....
(Thanks to whomever I 'borrowed' this pic from, on the community feed)Had a slumpy week, broke several streaks, and didn't spark (& didn't track). Don't know why, maybe my thyroid (didn't take Rx), maybe the moon? (waning)
Anyway, back on track, tracking, engergized, and adding Rx as KEY must-do....
(Thanks to whomever I 'borrowed' this pic from, on the community feed)Did 35 min last night at midnight to do whole driveway (while snow was light) then warmed up overnight and just the walkway today took me 15 min! (cuz was heavy, wet, freezing slush)
Now enjoying some plain herb teais still looking for more suggestions for ground turkey (post on my page or as a blog comment) Thanks!Did over 2 hours today #moveit: 45 min low-impact aerobics, 45 min shoveling the blizzard that's still falling, and 45 min hiking before it fellForgot to post here (had too many tabs open): did my week 1* weigh 1 early this week and lost 5.2 pounds! #mylossismygain
I know it's mostly water weight and also that I restarted my thyroid Rx, BUT I did have a very good week making healthier choices and ramped out working out again, and had some longer sessions.
*week 1 in #2020vision#2020vision: trying to listen to myself and the 20/20 hindsight I haveMy #fitnessFeats today:
25 min of super easy, super slow yoga @ sunrise
25 min walk (tho sat on bench in middle to watch neighbor's hot air balloon, & that may be when I ended up with 11 (ELEVEN) ticks! Long shower @ sunsetMy 13 #goalfeats:
Watched sun rise (also watched Stonehenge sunrise online! Happy Solstice!!)
Yoga first thing
Healthy breakfast: pbj milky oatmeal
Fasted, in observance of longest day
Planted flowers into pots
Planted seeds (green beans)
Did some extra cleaning
*Worked on basement (near daybed)
Kind to tato when his headache caused him to shout
Kind to mom when she shouted about front stoop
Community: reached out to Sarah & Larys
Planting yellow marigolds & 'blue' flowers like flag of #Ukraine (plus showy pinky-purple hydrangeas)is getting it togetherby Josephine Wallby Josephine Wallby Josephine Wallby Josephine Wallby Josephine Wallby Josephine Wall
With a little help from my friends (Amethyst Butterflies team, OA network, f&fam) by Josephine Wallby Josephine Wallby Josephine Wall
This is a reminder of continual reTransForm.ation; just as winter goes to spring.Iris by Josephine Wall; Irisâ€”Greek rainbow Goddessâ€”messenger of transformation on butterfly wingsIris Avatar for Spring 2018 BL ChallengeIris Banner (1000x250) for Spring BL ChallengeIris for Spring18 BL Challenge#Vegan Fajitas with #5freggies (refried beans, green chili salsa (YAY Hatch, #NM!), orange bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, well-caramelized onion) & the Quorn meatless, soyless, gluten free veg 'chi`ken' cutlets (which DOES taste like #chicken, which I wasn't necessarily looking for as a #flexitarian (was veg for quarter century but found out soy probs for severe #hashimoto #thyroid issue)#icandothis #higherpower
This is an inspiration photo I dl'd from somewhere forever ago, called "Higher Self"Forces to marshall within one's self on the quest for success with any goal via Organizationis sleepy/ing all day today for some reasonis on track this year, and the magic is happening!Another monarch butterly (more monarch-y) mandala I made in paint.netA monarch butterfly mandala I made in paint.netBlessed Be! A picture I made in photoshop a few years agoHappy SunCycle Kwan Yin -made this in Photoshop several years agoMade in paint.net: treeleidoscope 10; uploaded in celebration of Sept 2014 supermoon activationAnother treeleidoscope(11) I made: the 8 points in wheel of year-solstices, equinoxes, cross-qtrsA picture I made in photoshop, remembering my grandmother who recently passed at 101.6Something to remember... :) Don't fall for it!My sweet cat, Sam :DAnother photoshop creation, I won a top place in a contest about my dreams...obviously travel!COMPASSION...4 the self, is the most importantHappy Winter...let Befana blow in the N wind of change, and help us burn calories shoveling snow!WE...have the POWER...to re-make/re-image/re-build our lives!