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I Like Mondays!

Monday, October 24, 2011

It may seem a little weird, but I like Mondays! We get our routine back on Mondays. I enjoy the weekend also, but we are usually so busy that I don't always get my exercise done and if we go out of town it's hard to even log my food! Our weekends are always enjoyable though. It seems like we always do so much but never quite get everything done! That's okay though because then we have something lse to look forward to next weekend.
I still have a lot of work to do over the next couple of months if I'm going to meet my December goal, so today I'm to my normal cardio - one hour on the bike and one hour of steps. I think I'm going to try the intervals on the bike again. I really like the workout I get from interval training.
I remembered to buy more spinach this weekend so I will have spinach salads for lunch again this week.

All Goals for today:

2 hours of cardio
Wii Fit Challenge
Clean my room
Quick clean bathrooms
Finish weekend laundry
Iron 2 dresses and DH's shirts
Make sugar cookie dough (For DD's school cookies)
1 hour of Spanish
Review friends school paper
Carve the pumpkin this afternoon!

Dinner is already done and in the freidge. We are having vegetable beef stew again. It is my DDs favorite so we always make a HUGE pot and eat it for a few days.

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CHRISTYBUG 10/24/2011 10:41PM

    Wow, sounds like you had a really busy day! All I did was work. I feel lazy now. *LOL*

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FITFABJENN 10/24/2011 9:48AM

    You are a dynamo! Enjoy your Monday.

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MAMAWLINDALOU 10/24/2011 9:31AM

    Sounds like you have a full day ahead.

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Getting Better

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My stomach was much better today, so I talked myself into an hour on the stationary bike. I didn't do intervals on the bike today just rode it using a built in setting, but it was pretty interesting because the interval training made my normal setting go much quicker. I was able to increase my time without pushing too hard.
Tomorrow, I'll go back to steps and the bike again.

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GDY2SHUZ 10/23/2011 11:56PM

    Seems things are improving, easy does it. emoticon

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Still Slightly Painful

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Actuallly it hurts like a word I don't want to say! I'm just trying to stay positive about it because I'm sure it will be better soon. I just can't imagine that this is just a pulled muscle. I've never pulled a muscle before but this really, really sucks. The doctor said cardio would be okay and upper and lower ST exercises but I did not wnat to move much today. I finally played a little Wii bowling with my DH and had to stop after 4 games because it hurt worse. Apparently, I use my abdominal muscles A LOT! After 3 c-sections, I should remember this but I just want it to go away without gaining too much weight in the mean time. Tomorrow I will try some steps and maybe the bike at a regular pace instead of intervals.
Also, tomorrow I will be very careful to eat plenty of fruits and veggies and keep my calories on the low end of the spectrum.

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COMPUCATHY 10/23/2011 10:12AM

    Remember, pain is an indication to STOP. No pushing through the pain for you on this one. When we are healing, we need to allow the healing to take place...not make it worse. Be smart...take care of you! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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HALEYSMUM 10/23/2011 12:14AM

    Do what you can, you have an injury, and it's normal to put on or lose a few pounds here or there. Take good care of yourself and ease back into things,

I started my routine a month ago and within two weeks, I got shin splints. I was gutted! But I'm back on my feet and losing again. Don't let it get you down!


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UP an Inch, Called the Doctor

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I had to go to the doctor today. My stomach has been hurting a bit for the last few days and when I did my monthly waist measurement, it was up an inch!! I have been working soooo hard! I thought I was doing great, so I was a little shocked. I was calling to schedule my appt and the receptionist asked what the problem was, after I explained, she put me on hold and then asked if I could come in right away. That was a little freaky. I was kind of thinking like next week or something. So I called my husband and he came home to watch the kids.
By the time I got in to see the doctor I was going over everything that could be wrong and finally decided that pregnancy would be a welcome outcome at that point.
My blood pressure and heart rate were both up quite a bit, so I asked her to recheck them both. She did and they were both still high. She said it may be because I was nervous about coming in to the doctor.
After about an hour of reviewing my eating and exercising habits and some poking and prodding, she said that I pulled a stomach muscle. I was shocked! I wasn't sure whether I waas happy or sad. She told me to lay of the abdominal ST for a couple of weeks but I could keep up everything else. (After 3 c-sections, my stomach is the area that has always given me the most grief, so I was enjoying watching it go down.)
She said that the muscle could be swelling slightly which would explain the inch gain. She also asked if I did my measurement first thing in the morning like my weight. After thinking about it, I realized that I did it after breakfast so that may have accounted for part of the problem.
By this evening it was hurting a bit worse. I had to undo my big pants, which was kind of sad and my 4yr old asked why it looked like there was a baby in my belly again. [UGH!]
I hope the doctor is right and this goes away soon.

In the mean time, as long as it doesn;t hurt too much (and I can fit in my clothes!) I'll keep up my cardio and upper and lower body ST because I know that everything helps in the long run.



Thursday, October 20, 2011

After trying last night's meal, I'm really considering trying tofu. Today I've done a lot of reading about it and now I'm even more convinced.

It takes on the flavor of whatever you are cooking and the flavor of last nights meal was awesome!

It's cheaper than meat, which is a big plus in my book! I just need to get my kids and husband to try it without telling them what it is.

It may give my youngest DD some more protein because she is not a meat eater. She tries to eat a little every day but she chokes it down. She is a fruit and veggie girl.

So we are going to try the Super Tofu Stir Fry in November with Tofu and, hopefully, it will be something else to add to the grocery list in the future.



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