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Monday, March 05, 2012

Happy March everyone!

So far this month has been "eh"

Lent is going well. Obviously, I'm tempted. But I'm also learning how much "stuff" I get when I'm out and about, and how much I add to the grocery cart that ISN'T on the list and aren't even groceries! I can tell ya, I've been tested though! I don't think my mail box has ever been so full of coupons and sale ads!

This past weekend DH & I were supposed to go out for our anniversary. However, DH ended up working all dang weekend, so that nixed that. BOOO! We'll still go out sometime, just not sure if we'll go to the same place or when we'll go.

For March, I joined the March Madness Challenge set up by our very own MOST AWESOME Leader MJ!!! It's a good one, so I suggest ya sign up! I signed up to do the following:
add three min to my workouts 3x's a week (this will bring me to a solid 25 min on the elliptical 3x's a week) and adding walking 3 miles each week. I really need to get back to walking. It's great exercise and it keeps the elliptical from making my butt bigger (IT HAPPENS!!!)
Also signed up to stay in my food ranges atleast 3x's a week. I REALLY struggle with tracking, so I'm hoping I can really stick with this, and lastly, there were several choices for sparking in general. I decided to do them all! Comment on pages, posts & blog!

Happy March! Let's make this a fresh start!

Added note on Elliptical: It's a bit of a story, but yes, the elliptical DOES make your butt bigger. Not permanently, but for awhile. It builds the muscle before it starts losing the fat. I was NOT a happy camper when I figured that out a few years ago. haha..

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    Great job signing up for the March Madness event and it is so nice to see you on here from time to time letting us know how the elliptical is shaping your body. I may never get on one again now.

    Keep Sparking Strong!!!

    SPARK ON IN 2012!!
    3247 days ago
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    March just started and i'm sure it will get better for you and us all :) I had no idea about the elliptical butt thing, lol. I was wanting to get one for myself but my backyard is already big enough as it is. I guess i'll just stick to my walking dvds. :) Thanks Sarah
    3247 days ago
    The elliptical makes your butt bigger?????

    OH MY! I did not know that! Are you sure it isn't just lifting it back up where it belongs which in our skewed vision makes it appear larger than it is? I could go with that assessment! LOL!

    I've been so sorely tempted by pastries since I announced I was giving them, chocolate, and fried foods up for lent. I've done very well. I have cheated exactly twice - at rodeo I had a deep fried snickers bar which violated all three temptation sacrifices, and on Friday I ate a brownie at a dinner party which violated two of them. Oh well, imagine what it could have been if I hadn't been aware of the sacrifice I promised! Glad you are doing well on your lenten promise. You are stronger than I am!
    3247 days ago
    These sound like great goals and things to focus on for this month. I know I've put things in the cart that's not on my list...not even something I can eat like nail polish or a dvd lol. Hope you have a great week!
    3248 days ago
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