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Countdown Week

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Now we start the countdown to when my husband leaves for work...its sad, exciting and nervous all at the same time. I don't want him to go, but this is going to help us succeed in this rough economy and to help provide for the kids...as much as I don't like it, I know it has to be done.

In the meantime I have been looking at the two gyms here in town. The first is the local health and fitness center. It has been the only gym in town for years. They are right across the road from me and are looking at starting daycare next month. The other is an Anytime Fitness. They aren't open yet, but will be soon. They are about 5 minutes away and don't offer daycare options. The first doesn't have an enrollment fee, while anytime does ($50). Both are about the same price for monthly fees and have either 1 year or 18 month contracts...hmmm....

I have been keeping up with exercising in the meantime here at home. It feels wonderful to have been able to get something in each day. I enjoy trying to fit something in each day and seeing if I can do more than the day before. I guess that is what happens when you start a new habit emoticon

  


A sad day...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Yesterday we found out my husbands grandma has 1 to 1.5 years to live with brain cancer...so sad. I love her like my own, even with her attitude at times. I don't know why this is happening, but I hope for a good outcome. She will begin radiation and chemo next month. This can shrink the cancer but it will most likely come back. All I can do now is pray. I know that it can work miracles, so I hoping for this!

I am supposed to walk for 10 to 15 minutes every 2 or 3 hours today for my quickfire challenge, I am going to try my best. This is my hardest challenge only because of the kids here at home with me. I was going to take them out for a few walks in the neighborhood, but it is cloudy looking today...

On top of trying to get that walking in, I want to either do some yoga or strength of some sort. I found my tae-bo dvd last night! I haven't seen or heard of that for a long time! I am scared to try that, but could only imagine the burn I would get from it.

I suppose, I am going to finish up on here and make a start to my day. Keep moving everyone!!

  
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TMCHANDLER 8/21/2011 10:45AM

    So sry about this...we lost my papa almost a year ago from cancer...and it is a very bad disease that has taken a lot of my family and luvd ones...i know that its hard but i just keep telling my self that they are no longer suffering and are resting comfortly...hoping for a better out come for ur family...will keep u and them, in my thoughts a prayers!

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MAKINYEMI 8/19/2011 8:25AM

  Just hang in there. I will keep you all in my prayer.

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LRK4CHRIST 8/19/2011 8:22AM

    Sorry for the sad day. We all have them at times. I just hope and pray that things pick up for you and the time you felt u lost is some how gained. Be blessed!

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Feeling Good

Thursday, August 18, 2011

So yesterday I went outside with the kids. I got bored watching them play, so I walked laps around the fence in the backyard...10 laps=.5miles! I was so happy to have done something like that while they were outside and active themselves.

My 11 year old was adopted by us a few years ago...he has some issues that make him him, but last night I found out he isn't as good at physical fitness stuff as he used to be. He has been slouching, and his doctor gave him exercises to work on the upper shoulder muscles...but when he couldn't do a push up anymore I got down. Literally...I got down, showed him how to do it and made him do 15 modified ones. I won't let my kids go "weak". He is supposed to be at the start of all this physical fitness stuff, and here he is losing it all. I was disappointed in myself for not being a better example. However, now he will have to keep up with me and do something muscle building everyday with me!

My three year old on the other hand walks around with my 5lb hand weights and doing bicep curls and overhead lifts nonstop. He loves watching mommy exercise and tries some himself quite a bit. He loves when I pull out the resistance bands and is good at those things!

I am happy that I noticed this before it got too out of hand for my older son. I don't want him to stop using his muscles, because when he doesn't do things he does forget due to his conditions. It is sad that I didn't think about this earlier, but good that I am still able to do things with him now. He loves riding skateboard and bike, but he needs to build his muscles in the rest of his body...well not build them, work them.

Here's to another good day and keep moving!!

  


Busy Day yesterday...Now for today!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I didn't get my cardio in yesterday emoticon but I did do my quickfire lunges and a few other lower body strength moves! Plus I took the kids to the park where they ran around for an hour and I carried the baby around for that time...

Today I have contacted the gym across the road from me to check their rates...I know I have options here at home, but I have always wanted to join a gym and use different machines for different things. Plus, I could use that as an excuse to have family and friends watch the kids while I sweat it out...when its readily available and free not many people jump to offer that. Plus I would be making it more of a priority to get there since I am paying for it and its not free.

Also today I have planks to do for the quickfire...I feel the muscles throughout my body being sore now all the time...and as Jillian Michaels would say "its the fear leaving my body" and I am changing it! Its not the bad sore like you did something wrong, its that "holy cow you worked me to the core" sore and is gone within a day...than a new body part is crying emoticon I actually love the feeling and it pushes me the next day to do the next challenge I need to accomplish.

I am hoping to get on the tread-climber or to do step ups today to reach my calorie burn, but I have some homework and really need to get that done first. So, instead of sitting in front of the computer, I am going to get moving...literally!

Have a good day and keep moving!!!

  


QuickFire...wow

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I am feeling the pain of the quickfire burn...but I like this pain. This pain is the pain of change in my body and I wouldn't trade it for anything! Its not horrible, its that nagging pain that tells you you did something good for yourself. Its the pain that reminds you not to eat those candies sitting on the counter, or the bag of chips in the cupboard. Its the good pain!

I am glad that I found quickfire...it gives me those daily challenges that make me move my body. With the movement comes the motivation to do something more each day...I have been doing the step ups and yesterday I did the treadclimber. I feel better about myself when I do the quickfire. It is the one thing that keeps me focused when I don't feel like doing anything. I mean who doesn't have the time to do 20 pushups after going to the bathroom or changing the baby's diaper? If you don't, than you aren't trying! I have 3 kids home all the time and 2 extra during the week/work hours and I did 100 pushups yesterday, plus the treadclimber. If you want the burn the fire has to offer, you need to make the time for you! I learned this and its sticking to me pretty good...

  
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GOOSIEMOON 8/16/2011 9:05AM

    WooHoo for you! I was feeling less than motivated to work out today, and then I read your blog post. I feel more inspired by your determination.

Thanks so much! emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 8/16/2011 8:45AM

    You have just about enough time to do whatever it is that you want to do. You have made a great discovery.

Make it a great day!

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