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Today has been great!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

So Im sittin here on Spark, sippin on coffee, and just HAPPY! emoticon Ive had a great morning. Started off seeing that my hubby got paid early! I was kinda wonderin abt that cuz payday fell on Thanksgiving and we have direct deposit. Well I checked the bank acct as I do every morning and saw his money in there - emoticon!! So I decided to call the mechanic and schedule an apt for my car. It needs an oil change BADLY, plus its makin these weird noises. We havent had the money to get it looked at so Im just TAKING the money. We should be ok financially -long story, I wont bore u with it.

So I do a lil grocery shoppin with Mom. We have dinners planned out til mid next week so Im just pickin up the lil things we run out of. Its so nice not havin to worry abt money for groceries this week. We also ate lunch over at Moms, with Mom. It was a nice break from being at home.

Kids got a lil rowdy so we came home and I put em to nap. Just wanted the toddler to sleep but my 4yr old fell asleep too. No biggie - shes outta school. I took this opportunity, as I always do, to get in my cardio. 45mins MINIMUM but I kept goin 60 MINUTES STRONG! emoticon My heart and soul was in it and I LOVE HOW IT FELT! emoticon I am addicted to cardio and I love it!!!

While sitting here typing. my lil ones have woke up and my day just keeps getting better! I love seein their smiling faces. emoticon My friend just txt me and said shes moving in Sunday! We are letting her stay with us for a yr or so to help her get on her feet so she can live on her own. It will be awesome to have someone else to help me with the kids! I know, not everyone likes to watch kids but we are close. Shes been here for me since I found out I was pregnant with my first one -another long story I wont bore u with.

Anyways, long story short - today has been amazing and I cant wait for tomorrow!!! Live life like there may not be a tomorrow! emoticon

PS Weigh-in tomorrow. . . I have a feeling Im gonna meet and go beyond my 1 lb weight loss goal! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 11/23/2011 5:32PM

    Loved hearing about your happy day! emoticon

I'm glad you're enjoying your time at home with your little angels- they'll be driving before you know it!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Do you have a plan for dealing with all that food?
I let myself have whatever I want- but just a tiny bit of each-
that's how I've gotten through the holiday season for several years without gaining any weight.
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PSKIPPY7811 11/23/2011 4:06PM

    I'm jealous - the past two years at work we've been paid on the day before Thanksgiving instead of the day after. But I didn't get paid today


Glad you had a great day!

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Back in Da Groove!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

So the last couple days I just havent been myself.

Sunday, I was in pain most of the day. emoticon It was allergy stuff - headaches, earaches, sinus pain. Im a big baby emoticon when it comes to pain so I was cranky and grumpy all day.

Monday came and I knew I had to get back in the swing of cardio again. emoticon I did 30mins yesterday but my heart emoticon just wasnt in it. I did it cuz I knew I had to.

Today has been a completely different situation! The kids were playing nice - ok, as nice as possible! they are 2 and 4 - so I decided to hop on the elliptical for 30mins to get in my cardio. Usually I wait til my toddler naps on the way home from taking my daughter to school at noon, but Im getting so much better at allowing myself to improvise. emoticon The old me used to be strict and all or nothing. I wanted to workout at X time every day and if I didnt get to or it was a few mins past, I wouldnt workout at all that day. Ive given up on that thinking! Life is ever changing and in order to get in my workouts I gotta go with the flow of the day/week/month. emoticon

I even did a different 'program' on the elliptical. I usually just adjust the resistance to increase the intensity during my workout but this time I used a program of hills. It was a countdown of 30mins and it adjusted the resistance to simulate hills. OMG it was a butt-kicker! To put it in perspective, I have been workin on 4 as my highest resistance and this program went all the way up to 8! I was pourin sweat! emoticon But I loved it! The adrenaline rush was emoticon

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MEADSBAY 11/22/2011 12:57PM

    Interval training (like hills) is the best way to burn mega-calories and stoke your metabolism!.
WTG on the flexible thinking, too!


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PMFISH 11/22/2011 11:52AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are DOING it!

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MISSB8604 11/22/2011 11:48AM

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I love that you've embraced improvisation in your schedule, that all or nothing thing will ruin what you're trying to do (take it from someone who knows). Go with the flow is the quote of the day today!


You go girl! You've inspired me today!
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UPDATE : What to do today . . .

Saturday, November 19, 2011

So I got in 45mins of cardio on the elliptical! emoticon Got a shower in and def gotta go grocery shopping. Still contemplating Sea World - Hubby wants to sleep til 5pm.

Maybe . . . get grocery shopping done, lunch, and THEN head to the park w the kids???!! We will see where the wind takes us! emoticon

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MISSB8604 11/21/2011 11:28AM

    Hope you had a wonderful time girly!

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ANDALEX 11/19/2011 11:46PM

    yay to 45 minutes! you go!!

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MARTHASPARKS 11/19/2011 12:33PM

    You've completed a full day before I even started mine! Way to go!

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What to do today . . .

Saturday, November 19, 2011

So the lil ones want to go to Sea World today (yes, we can just up and go cuz we have annual passes), but Im not so sure its the best idea. It takes a good amt of gas that Hubby can use driving to Disney (work). Not to mention the 30 to 45min drive there and back. And then u gotta plan in there, somewhere, my toddlers mid-day nap. Altho I was thinkin if we head home around 1pm they will both certainly fall asleep on the way home. Realistically we could be on the road around 10am (maybe 9am if I REALLY push em) but that would give us from 11a to 1pm. Maybe catch a show and then ride the kiddie rides. So I guess the big question is . . . Is almost a quarter tank of gas WORTH 2 to 3 hrs at Sea World w my babies???!!! Daddy worked last night so he will be home around 8, asleep by 930am. My oldest (shes 4) asked abt Daddy going but he just cant. Altho . . . hes off work tomorrow night. Maybe we can go Sunday afternoon instead.

Other options are the local park OR the inside play area at the mall. Both closer and still fun. I just enjoy using our passes at the big amusement parks as much as possible - especially in the gorgeous weather we are suppose to have today. Not to mention I find peace at Sea World. I feel so in my element around all the marine animals. Its amazing!

What to do, what to do!!!???

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MEADSBAY 11/19/2011 9:20AM

    I would definitely go!
It's so hot sometimes and DH needs to sleep anyway.

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Crunch time . . . again

Friday, November 18, 2011

So its Friday and I still have 65mins left to reach my weekly fitness mins goal. emoticon EEEEK! I know I skipped out Tuesday. Just flat out didnt feel like wokin out. Did well Mon, Wednes, and Thurs - 45min each day. Today I was so busy during the time that I usually workout and this evening was filled with spending time with my hubby and kids.

So heres the plan - divide and conquer! Its the weekend so theres no school time to split up the day. Tomorrow morning I will get in 30mins before 11am. Preferably while the kids are 'playing nice' together. Then again, when the toddler goes down for his nap around noon, 1pm I will do the remaining 35mins.

As always, schedule subject to change but I AM GOING to get in the last 65mins tomorrow!!!!

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MEADSBAY 11/18/2011 9:28PM

    You go, girl!
You shall!
You can!
You will!

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