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Part 1 - My 2020 Word of the Year is NO.

My 2019 word of the year was "self-care." If I were scoring me, I'd give myself a B-. One thing that did become apparent is that I hardly ever say no to anyone or anything. It's what has me overextending, putting me at the bottom of my list, & causes anger or resentment. So this year the word is NO.

“We must say "no" to what, in our heart, we don't want. We must say "no" to doing things out of obligation, thereby cheating those important to us of the purest expression of our love. We must say "no" to treating ourselves, our health, our needs as not as important as someone else's. We must say “no.” -- Suzette R. Hinton
For the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge, I am going back to a simple plan that is more specifically defined. Because my work schedule can be exhausting, I need to have a simple plan to stay on track with clearly outlined activities.

1. Prayer & meditation daily.
2. Exercise: Tai chi 3x/week; strength training 2x/week; low impact cardio 2x week - each session 20 mins
3. Nutrition plan: WW Blue

Schedule will be adjusted for each week’s LTGL.

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales

Member Since: 7/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 86,603

My Goals:
1. Quiet time.
2. Eat healthy.
3. Track nutrition daily.
4. Exercise daily..
5. Track exercise daily
7. Acknowledge blessings daily.

My Program:

(These are my words of the year for 2008-2019.)

"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."~~ FB page of "Paying It Forward - One Day at a Time"

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Books are my transport out of my little world into the universe! Nothing better than curling up with my cat Katie, book & a cup of tea...or glass of water! Love theater and movies, too!

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin

"Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going." ~ Chantal Sutherland

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  • v KYMMYJO1
    Hi Today has been a great day, got up early, had a healthy breakfast, went to the GYM for an hour and worked out. I think I will go everyday except Sunday. Then I will just take a walk. Curves here is closed on Sunday. But I do feel energized !WALK GUESS IT MEANS THE EXERCISE I S WORKING. The only thing I have to do after lunch is pick up kitchen and take my afternoon nap. Have a great day and try to make it to the gym If not, definitely get your strectching in. Kym
    4723 days ago
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    Hi Mauri, I can't believe it is Friday already. Where did the week go. WooHoo I made it to the gym this morning. Worked out for one hour, and plan to go back Monday morning. I felt so good when I left, I might just go everyday. Thursday I had all the carpets in the house clean, so I decide by the time I moved furniture, and put everything back together for the day that counted for my strength training lol. Hopefully I will lose a pound or two this next week that is my goal. Keep exercising and drinking that water. Kym
    4725 days ago
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    Hi Mauri, Well Monday has come and gone. I will be glad when the weekend is over, maybe my life can get back to normal *every one goes back to work and school). I got a short walk in this afternoon. Also weeded my roses and tomatoes. been cooking with a lot of fresh tomatoes and zucchinis this past week. Now my yellow squash are almost ready to harvest. I was never in to gardening until a couple of years ago. The produce from the garden just taste so much better. This morning I picked a basket of apples. This I will make apple crisp tomorrow. Guess I will get to Curves Wednesday, my folks came in town and was tough to get away, but they are leaving tomorrow. Sound like your walk was a great way to keep up your cardio for the day. Keep up the good work. Kym
    4729 days ago
  • v KYMMYJO1
    Good morning Mauriza, Hope you are having a great Saturday for this Labor Day weekend. I got my walk in yesterday morning. Took the dog and I think he enjoyed as much as I did. Then after working in the garden, I mopped the floors. Cleaned the house etc. I always find that tiring, so I just do a little at a time.Today we have some yard work to catch up on and clean the decks for a family get together tomorrow. My husband is going to catch up on some painting. Keep it up going to the gym. I am going to Curves to check it out today and join. So I think it will work for me. Time to work on my other goals and finish my strength exercises. Chat Later.
    4732 days ago
  • v KYMMYJO1
    By the way thanks for adding to your sparks page kym
    4733 days ago