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Not much yet a whole lot.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

We visited my in-laws today. It was a nice peaceful day. Although I did not do any exercising (was not scheduled too). I still feel productive. We made our children' nana, who has been in rehab for back problems for over two weeks, incredibly happy. My in-laws were not expecting us because we were there just last week. However my husband usually tries to go 1 or 2x's during the week straight from work (Manhattan)was not able to make any visits during this week. I could tell this made him feel awful. We live over an hour away and it can be tough especially with young children. However, I thought it best to push for the visit. It turned out real sweet. My mother-in law(and father-in-law) were thrilled to see all four of us. It was worth the NOT burning calories and EATING the unhealthy food choices at the café. Family is important to me (actually us). emoticon

Yep...Not much happened...not for my waistline or heart rate yet a whole lot happen in that visit that can't be measured. emoticon

  
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HEIDE69 8/2/2010 7:55AM

    Sometimes family has to come first! Glad you had a great visit and weekend!

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READNKNIT 8/1/2010 7:36PM

    That's wonderful! Family times are so important! I'm sure you made your mother-in-law feel wonderful!

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CBAILEYC 8/1/2010 7:32PM

    Your heartrate may not have gone up, but your heart's capacity expanded and touched others. That's well worth it.

Glad you had such a good day with family.
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C~

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Setting an example.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I thought I write about my day today. I prepared for a poolside playdate for my children. It turned out exactly the way I planned. My son who usually loves sports is now an video game addict. I feel he is wasting his summer playing video games. I normally only let him play every other day during the school year and that after his school work is done. During the school year he plays on several different sports team. So I give in to the video. I mean his getting his exercising in and does well in school...so what can we say to him. However in the summer he is in camp all day. We keep the same rules about every other day but there no sport activity so he plays the minute he is home from camp. I hate it so I made some after camp play dates for him and it is working. He plays outside running in our yard and swimming in our pool and when they go in the play with legos and other creative games. This includes my daughter, which right now I don't worry about because video games mean very little to her. I was so happy (and both moms from both playdates were too) to see out children play like we used in the sun having fun. (Except we know to put sunscreen on!) It was great to see Logan & Sylvia enjoying an active outdoor fun day. By the way moms had to seat outside and enjoy the day as well. With plenty of healthy snack options.

  
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READNKNIT 7/31/2010 8:39PM

    I'll say you set a good example! My son had an outdoor playdate with one of his friends today, too! He needs a bath! You should see the dirt on his legs! Btw, my son is 10, and he also is a video game addict. I think it's just the generation. We never had this stuff, so we just can't relate. But I do think it's too bad! I'd rather him play outside or read a book!

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TWOCANS 7/31/2010 7:03PM

    Well that was nice!

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Cheers to me!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Well, I just started stage 3 of the Sparkpeople lifestyle diet. It talked about remembering to reward yourself for both big and small accomplishments. And with a "no no" option on the food reward. I am thinking full body message for the almost 3 months of sticking to my exercising and tracking food routine. I really believe it is becoming a habit a actually a lifestyle habit. And for the small accomplishments. I going to talk positive about myself for the rest of the day. emoticon In fact I going to start right now: I am a dedicated wife, mother, friend, and now even a dedicated healthy lifestyle person. Cheers to me. emoticon This is my reward. emoticon Hey that felt good!

Anne

  
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__KELLY__ 7/31/2010 12:55AM

    awesome!!! keep giving kudos to yourself!

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CSIENK 7/30/2010 9:59PM

    And here's one from me... emoticon ... because you deserve it!
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Cindy

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READNKNIT 7/30/2010 6:34PM

    Good for you!

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3016DEBRA 7/30/2010 2:04PM

  CONGRATULATIONS!!! You deserve it...be proud of yourself because I know...somedays are easier than others!

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I want to breathe

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I really like a blog I read today on "coherent breathing". I enjoy the benefits of Yoga and meditation has always been a part of it. I think this coming week I will start adding breathing exercises. Even if it does not contribute to my weight loss, it would contribute to my healthier lifestyle. It will help reduce the feelings of stress and anxiety. My two middle names! Anyone want to join me? emoticon

  
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NANT406 7/30/2010 7:44AM

    This is somehing I wanted to learn more about and try too. Let me know how it goes. Have fun! emoticon

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TIGERLILY212 7/29/2010 10:26PM

    Yes! How do I breathe??

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kickboxing Round Three

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My third week in a row taking a kickboxing class. I still s--k at it but I feel I am already better at it compared to the last two weeks. I am actually looking forward to improving in this work out. Like my Zumba class & Yoga class I look forward to working out. I did not mind the gym machines but I don't recall looking forward to them ever!! It is sort of social as well. Although I don't really talk durning class I feel a sense of support (maybe competition?) from the other students.

  
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READNKNIT 7/29/2010 11:59PM

    My kids and I took tae-kwon-do at our school for a year. We really enjoyed it, and yes I have my yellow belt and broke a board! I was pretty proud of myself AND especially so of my daughter, who doesn't have an athletic bone in her body, yet she stuck with this and got her belt and broken board, too!

Good luck!

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CELLO23 7/29/2010 4:42AM

    sounds fun! and a great way to get rid of pent-up aggression/frustration and build confidence! emoticon emoticon

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TWOCANS 7/28/2010 9:37PM

    Way to go! I love kickboxing!

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