Saturday, July 24, 2010


Hi Everyone
I've so enjoyed reading what everyone has posted. Thank you Joan for inspiring us all to get more active this summer and recognize that it's important to take care of our bodies and our minds through exercise.

This is my first time posting. I'm excited because all of you motivate me everyday. I know in my head that exercise is important but I don't think it's a priority and I'm trying to change that, with all of your encouragement. I'm motivated by all of you, everyday. Yesterday, I watched many of you post the workouts or runs you did. I knew I needed to get out and do mine for the day but I also knew that it was a bit of a rest day as well. I've been really good all week about walking and working out on my Wii. The new shoes sure helped. The most I did was walk the dogs (they're dachshunds and don't go very fast). It was more of a stroll because it was hot. I didn't feel really great about what I did but it was something.

I was sure motivated today though. I was up, had my coffee and walked before my Elluminate Share-a-thon. Great ideas & resources were shared. Getting my heart rate up and actually sweating has been wonderful. I've got more energy and I'm wanting to do more. After the Elluminate I did my strength training on the Wii. I've been doing the beginner mode just to ease into again and today I felt like I hadn't done enough so tomorrow and stepping it up a notch. I'll be working on the intermediate level. Yay for me!!! I'm so proud of myself. But I've got to give everyone a be THANK YOU for motivating me with what you all do and post on Twitter.

Thank you #temt.



  1. April,
    I am so glad that you wrote and shared with us today! I am very excited about the way we are supporting each other on Twitter using the #temt hashtag and on here with all of the great posts.
    It's very important that we take care of ourselves:-) Many of us do so much to care for others that we neglect our own health and well-being. I am grateful, today, on the 2 week anniversary of this blog that we are all working together. Thank you!

  2. Yes, April. I needed to read this today. Thanks for the push. It DOES help to read and know what I should be doing. As I sit here in the silence enjoying my coffee, the little voice is trying to talk me OUT of running this morning. Somebody posted a quote on my blog yesterday, "The hardest part is putting on your shoes, the rest is a piece of cake" or something along those line. Thinking I'll keep my shoes right in front of the door so that I trip on them as a gentle reminder to get out there :) Thanks for the post.