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Monday, August 15, 2011

Well, after a TON of praying, my husband got a new job. However, with the pay increase we will be having to miss him more. He is able to get back in the truck and drive, only he will be gone for 20 days home for 10. Not the best with a new baby at home, but over double the money each month! We have talked about this for some time and to have the option to now do it...we are going for it. We have the smart phones with text, picture and video...not to mention the option of skype in the we are taking the leap and going for it! I even talked him into getting on the treadclimber for 15 minutes every night for the next two weeks to get him ready for the new job which will require more movement!

So far this morning I have completed one set of push ups for my quickfire challenge...only four more sets to go along with some cardio. I am on the right track and loving it for a Monday morning!

Not that I want to cut it short, but I have homework to get done while I have some time before the chaos of the day truly begins!

Good luck to all and keep moving!!!

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SAMANTHAJEAN86 8/15/2011 8:45AM

    Congrats to your husband on the new job! I completely understand the job situation, my boyfriend also works on the road and is gone 18-20 days a month and then has 1 full week off. So I feel your pain! Hang in there and have a great week!

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THEEXERCISER 8/15/2011 8:44AM

    Have a great day!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Motivation is not something I have a lot of right now. I really want to be healthy, but I don't want to do anything but sleep...maybe this is my sign...get off your butt and get going!

I have begun to read The F.A.S.T. Diet by Tony is something I want to try with my family...We all need to be healthier any my grandparents could stand to lose a little weight. I know its probably not the nicest thing to say, but they are overweight and need to do something if they are going to be around for the great grandkids. I love them and know this is the truth. I feel that if I can get going and stick to something I can help them more. I also want to help my husband lose weight. I am sure that the exercise alone could probably help with his stress...but I don't know how to tell him "Go get on the treadclimber" without sounding mean.

That leads to my other major decision I am faced with...I want to join a gym, but I have a treadclimber in the basement that I am not making good use out of. Why should I spend the $$ on a gym membership if I don't go down to my basement and use the equipment that I have? I keep thinking that I could use that as a reward...if I do at least 10 minutes of exercise everyday for the next 30 days (hopefully more than 10 minutes) I could look more seriously into the membership.

Well, baby girl and daddy are playing while I type. Instead of sitting here I think I'm going to head to the stairs and do some step ups to burn some calories...I already did my quickfire yoga so I might as well keep up the momentum emoticon


Heres to another start

Thursday, August 11, 2011

So I am trying and keep trying to just keep going. After this last long week I want to try and find time for me each day so that I can be strong for everyone else in the family. This morning my baby is still sleeping (10p-730a and only 3 months old!)! It is giving me this time to type quick before I move onto the next thing on my list.

I joined the quickfire team and find it fun and exciting to fit those little challenges into my day. I have done one of the 3-5 sets already this morning and don't forsee a problem with the others finding a way in. It gives me those few moments to be doing something for me. And it doesn't take that long.

Yesterday I did the step ups on my stairs in the living room. 10 minutes of that and 174 calories burned...all while still being able to watch and talk to the kids. I didn't realize it was that easy for me to burn that many calories...just imagine if I would have gone for 20 minutes! I did step up from the front, each side and backwards...figured I might as well work all angles of my legs while I'm doing it.

We found out yesterday that my husband's grandma has stage 3 brain cancer, not stage 1...what a disappointment. I was able to find a few coping websites for him and keep myself together for the family. He lost his grandpa to cancer 16 years ago and is rehashing those memories now. With him its not just his grandparents...they raised him. His mom had lots of issues and still does, and so he was always with them. It makes it like losing a parent to him and just the thought of going through it again is tearing him apart. I don't know what to say because I haven't been through it before. I don't know what he is feeling like and I don't know what I can say to make it better. I don't think there is much that I can say, but to ease that pain a little would be wonderful.

On a brighter note, my "baby" is three today! I can't believe how fast the time does go!

Alright...I gotta get the rest of my morning going. Good luck to all and keep moving!!

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REDWRITINGHOOD 8/12/2011 11:51PM

    You sound like you've got it together!


For your husband, all you can do is be there when he needs you. (((hugs))) to you both.


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DANCING_RAVEN 8/11/2011 9:08PM

    Way to go on the step ups!!

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DOROTHYBERO 8/11/2011 8:52AM

    Awesome job

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What a week

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Found out on Friday night that my husbands grandma has brain cancer. It has devastated him. I don't know what I can do to make him comfortable with it and it is affecting how I feel about myself...I feel like I don't know what to do or say. I always thought that my great grandma would be gone first, but now I don't know. To top all that off, our neighbors feel that it would be the perfect time to threaten a restraining order against us because they can't control their kids. Their kids are always doing something mean to someone or something. We have had to call the police because they tried to have our son drink gasoline, and than we threatened again when their son was pointing a pellet gun at our house. That is the most we have done. Another neighbor called them in again today when the kids where busy shooting a bow and arrow carelessly around. We got blamed for that when we have been minding our own business. I know that exercise would help me cope with the stress, but I feel too drained to do anything...I need the push to keep going and be the strong supportive wife and mom, but I don't know how much more I have. I am nervous about his grandma, scared of the neighbor and tired from being the stay at home mom of three kids, one with special needs and another who is an infant and a three year old. Than I am also a full time student. I don't find the me time everyone is talking about. I am lost and confused and ready to scream.


Where did the days go?

Friday, August 05, 2011

Wow, its Friday already! Where did that week go? Yesterday I did more than the ten minutes I had hoped for! I love that feeling. I got my butt on the treadclimber that has been collecting dust in my basement. The kids were busy playing and my youngest (3 months) decided she wanted to be held. I figured that if I carry her everywhere else, why not here too. I made sure that I wasn't going to fast and that I had the safety clip on the whole time. She loved it, especially the red lights that kept changing on the screen! It made me feel so good that I was able to get in my exercise even with the kids around.

Today is a busy day...but I want to get in some exercise again. I hope to do some walking again, or even pop in a video if all the circumstances work with me for it. I love the feeling of knowing that I did something like that for me at the end of the day.


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