AQUAGIRL08   187,519
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
AQUAGIRL08's Recent Blog Entries

Finished With My To Do List

Sunday, August 05, 2012

While hubby is in Texas for our BIL's viewing and funeral, I decided to use my weekend constructively. Since the plane ticket was so expensive, I couldn't attend with hubby. We were both bummed about this, put there wasn't anything else that we could do.

I spent this weekend working on our to do list. I'm thrilled that I finished every item on the list. I completed shampooing the rest of the carpet, cleaned/polished the stainless steel sink, cleaned the microwave, polished/cleaned the glass top stove, wiped down the kitchen counters, did 4 loads of laundry, organized/cleaned out a closet, took a bag of clothes to Good Will, made up a "care" package to mail to my daughter and made chicken/veggie/pasta salad. I even made a peach smoothie for myself for dinner (I was too tired for anything else.) The dishes are done and put away as is the laundry. The kitchen sparkles and the carpets look and smell clean. The clothes are neatly folded and in the dressers and all of the throw rugs in the house are clean again. Now I will take a final shower and go to bed.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LAFEMMEDELALUNE 8/6/2012 9:58PM

    Wow...........
I didn't know To-Do lists ever actually got *completed*! You are amazing!
emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/6/2012 9:58:37 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLENDERELLA61 8/6/2012 9:18AM

    Another productive day for you!! You must feel so refreshed to live in such order and cleanliness. Good, good for you!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 8/6/2012 8:43AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
L*I*T*A* 8/5/2012 11:11PM

    can you come over to my house now!!!
yours sounds so awesomely clean and tidy..........
just think of all the calories you burned,,,,,,

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


I Took A Day Off From Working Out Sort Of

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Sunday and Wednesday are my chosen days of rest from working out. Taking a day off to rest doesn't necessarily mean that you don't do some sort of activity. I just means that you take a break from doing your usual workout.

Yesterday, Wednesday, I decided to tackle several big tasks that were on my list of things "to do". I did several loads of laundry, hubby and I ran some errands in the morning, we went out for breakfast, met some friends for lunch and then tackled some big chores in the afternoon.

While the washing machine and dryer were humming away, I decided to vacuum the house. This was followed by shampooing the carpet in the dining room, front office and master bedroom. Hubby, meanwhile, was using some serious elbow grease to tackle some stubborn carpet stains in the great room and hall. We will try to shampoo that area tomorrow. The carpet was of dubious quality to begin with, so after 7 years with people and pets running in and out of the house, it looked pretty bad even though we try to shampoo it once or twice a year. Ripping the carpet up and replacing it with either tile or hard wood flooring would be a costly solution right now although we have seriously considered it.

I found the act of cleaning the carpet very therapeutic. The before and after comparison is usually fairly dramatic, so I derive a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction from a job well done. Now the house smells fresh and clean and we have checked several large chores off our list.

While I technically didn't workout yesterday, I really got a good two hours of exercise while completing my chores. In fact, I can't remember the last time I was dripping with sweat like I did yesterday. My exercise tracker says that I burned 1200 calories and I sure felt like that was true!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/4/2012 5:51PM

    sounds like a workout to me!!
i asked for pergo flooring for Christmas and my birthday. its upstairs waiting to be installed...it really wasnt that expensive and i went for the lifetime grade...warranteed. i have a huge kitchen and it will cover the entire kitchen area.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SCOOTDOG 8/2/2012 11:51PM

    emoticonNeed to follow your example and shampoo my carpets.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLENDERELLA61 8/2/2012 2:29PM

    Well I wouldn't call that a day of rest, but it certainly was a productive day. Good for you!! Honestly I need to follow your example and do a lot more housework. I just hate it. Often just can't seem to make myself do what needs to be done. Need an attitude adjustment.

Report Inappropriate Comment
L*I*T*A* 8/2/2012 9:42AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 8/2/2012 8:20AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAMILLAVIRAG1 8/2/2012 7:11AM

    Wow, that was an active day! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLACK741 8/2/2012 7:06AM

    wow two birds with one stone, great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Trying To Keep Exercise At 120 Minutes

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In order to stay with my plan to keep exercise to 120 minutes or under, I am not leaving for my classes until 8:30a.m. I will take my time getting there, take my time in the locker room and not push myself to keep a frantic pace. My goal today is to pace myself and not go flat out for the full 120 minutes. We'll see if I can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

1.) I will drink H2O while exercising
2.) I will avoid the plank position
3.) I will use a noodle with abdominal work or use the vertical position
4.) I will shoot for 120 minutes of exercise
5.) I will do extra stretches before leaving the water

I have done fairly well meeting my goals for the last two workouts. I noticed that since I skipped the 3rd class yesterday my knees aren't as stiff and I don't feel as tired this morning. Instead of doing a 3rd class yesterday I focused on being active and running errands. We'll see how I feel today!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SLENDERELLA61 7/31/2012 1:11PM

    Doing great!! Keep up the smart workouts, Cyndi!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 7/31/2012 11:57AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
L*I*T*A* 7/31/2012 8:48AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SBNORMAL 7/31/2012 8:30AM

  Wow, 120 minutes great!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Another Good Day

Monday, July 30, 2012

I had another great day using moderation and modification today in water exercise. It is still a struggle but I will prevail!!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SLENDERELLA61 7/30/2012 3:53PM

    Yes, you will! Good going.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 7/30/2012 3:50PM

    You rock!

Report Inappropriate Comment
L*I*T*A* 7/30/2012 3:23PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GBAUM0432 7/30/2012 2:46PM

  emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


I Met All 8 Of My Goals Yesterday!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I'm very proud for meeting all 8 of the exercise modification and moderation goals that I set for myself yesterday. Here's how I did"

1.) I was in the water for exactly 120 minutes. Goal met!

2.) I drank 30 ounces of water - 10 before and 20 during the workout. My total for the day was 85 ounces! Goal met!

3.) I modified the plank exercises to reduce the stress on my neck and shoulder area. Goal met!

4.) I used a noodle for all abdominal work that I did on my back and for all other abdominal work I modified to a vertical position, thus taking the stress off my neck and shoulders. Goal met!

5.) I used lower arms for exercises involving "arms over the head" in order to take the stress off my neck and shoulders. Goal met!

6.) I stayed in the pool for an extra half hour after class in order to cool down and perform additional stretches. Goal met!

7.) I ate a healthy lunch, logged onto SP to record my exercise and then rested in a prone position when I got home after my workout. (The prone position rests the spine and the knee replacements)
Goal met!

8.) I allowed myself to feel proud without guilt for meeting my goals and putting my needs at the top of my list. I had a successful day!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SLENDERELLA61 7/30/2012 11:41AM

    Celebrate success!! You are so smart to figure out what your body needs. Keep up the great work!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
L*I*T*A* 7/29/2012 12:38PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AUNTB63 7/29/2012 9:28AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KMSIMMONS1 7/29/2012 9:05AM

  Congrats on meetimg your goals - keep up the good work and results will follow! I'm inspired!

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 Last Page