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NOBOUNDARIES
Posts: 142
6/23/11 1:08 P

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I managed to squeeze in about a half hour of strength-training last night after mowing the grass. It's not much, but that was better than nothing. I'm hoping the stormy weather will hold off for a couple of hours after work so I can take my girls for a walk around the garden center. Tomorrow is grocery day. Same as every grocery day, I'm going to make myself the promise that I won't bring home any fatty, unhealthy snacks.

-Angel



NOBOUNDARIES
Posts: 142
6/21/11 10:02 A

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I made it to Water Zumba last night. It wasn't quite what I was hoping for. Don't get me wrong: it was okay. It was just more like strength-training than cardio. My muscles felt a little fatigued afterwards, but my heart rate didn't really climb all that high during the workout. I may just have to stick to regular Zumba, but just tone down the jumps and twists so I get good cardio without damaging my knee further.

On another note, I've lost one whole pound in the last few weeks. Oh well. Losing one is better than gaining one.

-Angel



NOBOUNDARIES
Posts: 142
6/20/11 2:25 P

Monday, June 20, 2011

What can I say about Mondays? They sure make we wish for Fridays emoticon

I hurt my foot and my knee, so instead of regular Zumba, tonight I intend to take a Water Zumba class. I haven't tried that one before. I'm told that it's just like Zumba, but easier on the body. I'm hoping I still get a good cardio workout, without further damaging my body.

-Angel



NOBOUNDARIES
Posts: 142
6/14/11 9:09 A

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I finally made it back out to the gym for a much-needed Zumba class last night. It was refreshing. I do so much strength training at home, so it's nice to get out for a some cardio. I think I might try to hit Zumba again tonight. After the Zumba class is a Cardio Boot Camp class, and I'm interested to see what that is. I may hang around after Zumba and watch the boot camp class for a while. Who knows? I might even try that class next week.

-Angel



POLLKAT
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Posts: 1,180
6/10/11 2:59 P

Keep at it and take one day at a time. Life does get in the way quite frequently when trying to live a healthy life, but you can do it. Work with small managable goals and don't get stressed when you mess up. It's all a part of life. Just try to keep the good days ahead of the bad! You'll do it!



NOBOUNDARIES
Posts: 142
6/10/11 8:47 A

Friday, June 10, 2011

I had a wonderful, relaxing evening with my kids yesterday. I didn't really get to accomplish too much by way of exercise, but sometimes I just need a little down-time with my girls. It was definately something I should've done. I feel completely refreshed and ready to tackle the day!

-Angel



NOBOUNDARIES
Posts: 142
6/9/11 9:21 A

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Okay, so this is why it is sooo hard to accomplish my goals: I just discovered yesterday afternoon that it was my father-in-law's birthday, so I picked up a red velvet cake and met the family at his house. I stayed there and visited with him for a while, then had to go home and fix my kids dinner before it got too late. So, once again, no gym. I did manage to get a strengh-training workout in at home, and I mowed my grass. But I am completely missing my Zumba emoticon Soooooo, I will try again tonight, I suppose. **Sigh**

-Angel



NOBOUNDARIES
Posts: 142
6/8/11 9:55 A

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Okay, so I didn't get to hit the gym for Zumba yesterday. My car had to make an urgent trip to the mechanic shop instead, so I was stuck at home. I still got some exercise in though! It was a warm day, mid 80's, so I went outside with the kiddos to get some yard work done. I weeded out my entire back yard by hand, chased the kids around a little, and managed to cut down a fairly large weed-tree growing between my fence and the neighbor's. I was out there a total of about 1 1/2 hours, working the entire time. I have my car back, so my goal again today is to get to the gym for Zumba, and to weigh in. It's been a while since I've weighed in.

-Angel



NOBOUNDARIES
Posts: 142
6/7/11 8:30 A

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I did manage to stay on track yesterday. But then again, I usually can on work days. I had a healthy breakfast and lunch, followed by a "normal" dinner with my family. I got in a nice strength-training workout during the afternoon. My goal today is to hit the gym for a Zumba class, and maybe a mile on the treadmill too. I'm happy to say that after months of working with light weights, I am really noticing a difference in my back, arms, chest AND shoulders!

-Angel



JIBBIE49
Posts: 55,548
6/6/11 7:51 P

Don't quit. That is all that matters.



NOBOUNDARIES
Posts: 142
6/6/11 8:41 A

Monday, June 6, 2011

What a weekend it was. I totally blew my goals. Then again, I knew I would. Sunday was my daughter's 2nd birthday party. I always hand-make her cakes. I spent my day Saturday baking cakes. I also hand-make the icing. It is a super yummy, but oh so unhealthy Royal Icing. I managed to skip licking the bowl of cake batter emoticon but had to repeatedly try the icing to make sure it was sweet enough . So there went my healthy living for Saturday. I planned on skipping the cake and ice cream on Sunday, but somehow I forgot about that plan when it came time to cut the cake. So there went my healthy living for Sunday as well.

I always seem to "fall off the wagon" on the weekends. It's easy to stay on track when I'm at work. I just bring a healthy lunch and healthy snacks with me. But when I'm home all day on the weekend, I can't seem to muster the will-power to avoid the bad stuff.

Good thing it's Monday, and I can jump back on track with my healthy living goals.

-Angel



 
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