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Old 10-02-22, 06:50 PM  
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I didnít do well in September either. Working part time and being on my feet three and a half hours a day wore me out!
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Old 10-05-22, 11:05 AM  
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The month has definitely not started out like I had planned. The wknd was good. We went to a rendezvous on Saturday where I found cute dancing skeleton earrings and some other fun things. Sunday we played D&D with our friends. Monday I woke up feeling rotten and spent the day on the couch dizzy. Yesterday the dizziness wasn't as bad so I was able to do a couple short walks with Cyric but had a bad headache all day and lingering dizziness and fatigue so still laid around on the couch. Today I still have a headache but got up at a more normal time and went for our walk. Other than the headache I feel much better today so I'm trying to get some things done that I was supposed to start on Saturday. I was so sleepy Saturday evening, coupled with allergies acting up, that I dozed off during the baseball game and had no energy to do anything productive. I need to stop looking at the first of the month as anything more than a date on the calendar. I get all motivated that with the new month I will get my act together finally and then stuff like this comes up and I feel defeated. Not a productive way to think for me, apparently!
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Old 10-05-22, 08:22 PM  
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I'm feeling totally back to myself tonight. Yay! I felt really ambitious but didn't go crazy getting stuff done. Today was the last regular season game so I pretty much sat and watched from the pregame at 2:30 through the postgame except while I was cooking supper. I already feel like I don't know what to do with myself! I was wandering around feeling lost so we went ahead and walked half an hour early. My Creepy podcast does 31 Days of Horror in Oct so I'll be listening to that on our 3rd walks now that I won't be listening to my Twins. Although I will be following the playoffs and watching and listening when I can. I still didn't workout yet but I did some more spray painting and a little housework.
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Old 10-10-22, 11:00 AM  
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Hello, all!

Here are the workouts from Thursday:
Thu 10/6
6 minutes (from 1 sessions toe yoga)
24 minutes (from S. Starr Happy Yoga S7E8 Sunflower Woods, TV) 1st time
5 minutes (from Sharona's Hill HOCUS POCUS DANCE WORKOUT || Fun At Home Cardio Workout, YT) 1st time
9 minutes (from J. Fairley The Source Chiropractic -Thoracic Mobility Routine Exercises and Stretches, YT) twice through
12 minutes (from Amani Hill -DAY 1| 21 Day HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE | Home workout | real-time follow along, YT) 1st time

Friday I ran out of time to workout bc I had house stuff I badly wanted down before we left that afternoon for the wknd. We went to WI for the last Ren Fest of the season on Saturday. Loved the weather! I don't think it got to 50 but I had my corset on and even though the wind sometimes kicked up and blew under my wrap to my bare shoulders it was still so much nicer than the 70+ degree days we usually have! We had a nice time and bought lots of fun stuff and talked to many vendors about their crafts. Sad to see the season end but it will also be nice to slow down some for a while. Yesterday we hiked 5.15 miles. It was a gorgeous day for it but the park was so busy it was less enjoyable for us. I'm making a note in my hiking log to not go to that park in October again! We went to that one bc we were expecting full fall colors but that particular area of WI was only around 20% changed (according to the fall colors map). We debated driving the 1 hr 20 min to my favorite hiking place where the map showed it at 70% but the hotels were more expensive there and since we had to be home at a decent time yesterday we just stuck with the original plan. Next time we will go to my forest!

Busy week with groceries and errands and a trip for my orthotics follow up (and some more Halloween shopping ). Need to wash my car inside and out as well before the cold weather is here to stay. And in the in-between times I hope to finish my crafts!

I'm really missing my family. Back when my mom was working (and I still was as well) I would always fly out for her fall break. We always loved shopping together anyway and I bought so much Halloween stuff when I was out there I usually had to ship a box back home. Now when I decorate I remember buying those things with her. Same with Christmas and my mother-in-law. I feel so blessed to have those memories. Anyway I switched my trips out there to spring bc we are always so busy in the fall plus I hate missing any of my favorite weather, but at the same time it was hard giving up that Halloween shopping with her and helping her decorate. And since my dad wasn't able to come up this summer bc of the fuel prices I haven't seen him since April.
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"God, please help me to be the person my dog thinks I am."
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You don't have to be fast, just keep moving forward.
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Old 10-11-22, 12:19 PM  
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I'm starting the October challenge today. Our busy schedule finished up yesterday and barring something unforseen, things should be at a calmer pace which I'm looking forward too. We've had amazing Fall weather but now very windy and cooler. Our ash trees are past their prime and will probably be bare soon with these windy days today and coming up. The cottonwoood's are not in their prime yet so still some pretty leaves to enjoy.

I'm going to try really hard to meet my goal of not being on the computer for more than 25 minutes at a time and then get up, walk, stretch, do something different. I tend to get caught up in computer work, especially if it's not that nice to be outside.

Vannie, your last Renfest of the season sounds really nice! How are the orthotics working out?

Waves to everyone!
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Old 10-18-22, 10:40 AM  
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We were at my father-in-law's for the wknd so I was a slug.

Mon 10/17 121 minutes
6 minutes (from 1 sessions of toe yoga)
8 minutes (from B. Johnson Heart & Bones Yoga -Yoga for Thoracic Spine mini class, YT)
6 minutes (from Sharona's Hill BEETLEJUICE BEGINNER DANCE WORKOUT || Beginner Cardio/Dance Workout, YT) 1st time
12 minutes (from PT strength exercises)
00 minutes (from 30 day squat challenge day 1) done
19 minutes (from Dr. Bri -Post Workout Stretches for Lower Body and Pelvic Floor, YT)
70 minutes (from 2 dogs walks 4.21 mi) skipped 3rd bc of bad headache

I can't believe Halloween is 2 weeks from yesterday! I'm still adding decorations bc I just can't stop. I got a big spiderweb and spiders this wknd that I need to put up outside and still have other projects I need to finish.

19 degrees when I got up this morning. It's up to 25 now. But Thu-Sun, I think, is supposed to be upper 60 and lower 70s for highs.

Katie, I can't really say of the orthotics are helping or not but they feel fine.

My goals are not going well again this month. Story of my life. I will TRY to set fewer goals for Nov and Dec with the holidays.
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Old 10-18-22, 07:48 PM  
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In case anyone is interested, here's a link to pictures of some of my decorations this year!

https://totalfitnessdvdsforum.com/ha...06.html#p28264
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"God, please help me to be the person my dog thinks I am."
"You can't run from your problems. But you'll both feel a little lighter when you get back." ~New Balance shoe ad
You don't have to be fast, just keep moving forward.
Note to self: You don't get to complain about things you won't work to change!
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Old 10-18-22, 09:04 PM  
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I get a lot of walking in for my job at the school, about three and a half hours a day. So I decided to add in short strength workouts, and started the new Lift With Cee Strong Over 40/20 Minute workouts. So far I've done two, and have liked them. I'm nowhere near the weights she is using! She moves kind of fast for me, so I don't know how heavy I'll be able to go, so far I've used 7 pounds.

Vannie, the Halloween decorations look awesome! You are so creative, I enjoyed seeing them. Especially, the eyes in the window!
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Old 10-18-22, 09:35 PM  
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Thanks, Sherry! I was excited when I found the eyes at Goodwill last year! I always had a lighted spiderweb there before but hubby and I both thought it was just blah and couldn't really tell what it was. The eyes are much better!

I was going to start Cee's 20 minute program on Monday but didn't bc of the headache and today I was too wrapped up in decorating and didn't workout at all. Hopefully tmrw! I'm glad you're liking it so far. Very smart to add it onto the walking you're doing!
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"God, please help me to be the person my dog thinks I am."
"You can't run from your problems. But you'll both feel a little lighter when you get back." ~New Balance shoe ad
You don't have to be fast, just keep moving forward.
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Old 10-19-22, 06:55 AM  
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Vannie, the Halloween decorations are so cool! The skeleton kneeling by the little cart made me laugh!
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