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Katie @ 2 yo (now 11)...and Gracie @ 11 yo (now an angel cat)...left to right...

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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: 88,644

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 POLLY20
    Hi Mauri, thank you for adding me to your list of friends! It's great to be here with you at our great team! I see your babies! Katie looks like she likes to get into things! Grace, sure does blend in! I bet that they get along and play together! I have a siamese, Mikki! We're supposed to take a picture of him and add to my photo gallery! Jennifer, brushed him and his coat looks better than ever! He turned 17 in April! We'll be taking his pic. for sure! He will be missed, and it looks like, he isn't doing quite well any longer! I love my little ones! They are just like babies! How old, are Katie & Grace? I bet that they look forward to you being there with them! Take care for now, & keep dancing! Hugs, Polly
    4727 days ago
  • v KYMMYJO1
    Hi Mauri,
    Sent you a Spark Mail tonite.. sorry I haven't been in touch. Been out of town, mail explains, just trying to get back in the groove of everything again. Having some vision problems with right eye, have to see another specialist in early December for treatment. Will keep you posted. Kym
    4729 days ago
  • v POLLY20
    Hi Mauri, It's great to be part of our team together! That's what it's all about! Friends, helping friends! This is such a wonderful, place to be, with all of us, here together and the great support that comes, along with it! Hugs, Polly
    4731 days ago
    I was poking around the message board this morning and I read that you have "elimimated" "destroyed" "released" "said goodbye to" 14 pounds. WOO HOO way to go! Wonderful work! I'm going to celebrate your success by doing an extra set of wall push-ups in your name today. These 15 are for you Maurizia! Have an awesome day and congratulations.
    -Nancy Jane
    4735 days ago
  • v KYMMYJO1
    Hi Maurie, I am so sorry I have not been in touch lately. I too have been busy with company over the week end, and now I am trying to get ready for a trip to Disney World. My husband and I will be gone until the 28th of Sept. He is going for work and I think I will play. I haven't been there in over 10 years so I am sure some things have changed. Yes I joined Curves and I do like it, And I plan to keep exercising while I am at the disney resort, The have a pool and gym there so I can keep up my workout. Have a great vacation and keep exercising, I will check in with you when I return too! Have fun and be safe.
    4758 days ago