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Challenges and dinner - no, not related!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Okay, dinner first. DH made tacos. Yum! Even if he made stuff I hate (like Sour Patch Kids), I would have still said THANK YOU and eaten it. emoticon

On to challenges. I just finished week 2, day 3 of the hundred push up challenge (HPC). Tomorrow I will do the progress test to see where I am on the chart for week 3. Planning to stay in the third column! The same website has two other challenges. One is the two hundred sit ups and the other is 200 squats. I've decided I'm going to do all three challenges. Not all at the same time, though! I think I'll start the 200 squats challenge tomorrow with the initial test. I think I will be able to do quite a few. Of course, I thought that with the pushups too. Boy was I disappointed by that test!! emoticon

I'll let you all know how I do on both tests. The sit up challenge will have to come in a couple of weeks. All three at once would probably kill me!

Oh, here's the link in case you're interested.
www.hundredpushups.com/

  
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MOVIEFREAK00 6/13/2009 10:17AM

    Thanks for sharing the hundred push up challenge website!! I really hate push ups but I think I may try to "push" (no pun intended) myself to do this!! I don't have strength training in my workout routine right now and this could be a great way to get it in!

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THATMARY 6/12/2009 4:16PM

    You can do it! And I agree doing all 3 would be really hard. You'd have to be a super hero to do all at once. My arms hurt just thinking of 100 push ups! You go girl!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 6/12/2009 8:10AM

    Barbara,
You are one go getter!
I got winded just reading your blog.
I might try the squats thou', will they count the squats that I do when I sit down to the table to eat? That would be the only way I could get them in these days.

When I wrestled in college, I did a minimum of 1,500 sit ups a day, and who knows how many squats and push ups. Those were the days, huh!

Keep up your great work
I'll squat down here at the 'puter and cheer you on,
does that count as another squat for ME?

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DONNAORLENE 6/12/2009 1:03AM

    Of course you would have said thank you no matter what...'cause your such a sweet person!! LOL!!! And you sure aren't gonna' look a gift horse in the mouth, huh? Where the heck did that come from and what in the world does it really mean anyway?!?!?!?!?! I don't know! But I'm glad your DH cooked dinner for you and you enjoyed it! However, I don't know if you'll be around to enjoy many more if you keep taking on all of these challenges...What are you crazy? Or are you really just trying to do yourself in? Why not just try running all the way to Homedale when you come to see me? Just kidding, I would kind of like to enjoy the visit once you get here. Let me know if you really can come and feel free to make it a full or part family outing if you want...the more the merrier...isn't that what they say? Or if it doesn't sound real exciting to them you can come alone...I'm sure we won't run out of things to say. Anyway, let me know and have a good Friday and a great weekend!!!!!
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Griping can be effective

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My status yesterday mentioned that I was tired of cooking. I mentioned it to my DH as well. He has agreed to cook dinner tomorrow night! Yippee!!! Every once in awhile, you just gotta let people know when you're done and they can pick up the slack. Ahhhhhh...... emoticon emoticon

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 6/11/2009 8:31AM

    I see said the blind man!
I hope you enjoy HIS cooking, and hope that he doesn't bring home something from McDonald's or White Castle, LOL.

I always enjoy your take on the situations in your life. Keep up the great work. Let us know how HIS dinner goes, if it's that good, I'll invite him to our house tomorrow night, and of course, you would be invited too, LOL

Thanks again, have a great day
Tony emoticon

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DONNAORLENE 6/11/2009 12:43AM

    Good for you! And you deserve it too! Hope you enjoy it to the max! And then kick back and relax...it's not even your week to do the dishes! Hee, hee, hee!
Have a good rest of the week!
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Donna

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It's bad, but I laughed pretty hard...

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The guy I car pool with is an avid cyclist. The road to and from work has a portion that is VERY windy with no shoulders. I personally would never ride my bike on that road. Drivers have difficulty seeing other people on the road and there is no cell reception on that road. So, if you have a flat or an accident or whatever, you have to rely on the kindness of strangers.

That said, he has been riding his bike home (~21 miles), weather permitting. Today, he left at his normal time. Just as I was hitting the area with no cell reception, I get a phone call from him. Before I can find out what he wants, the call gets dropped. By the time I get reception again, I have two voice mails. One from him, one from his wife. Both telling me that he has two flat tires and can I please pick him up. I laughed sooooo hard. There's a history there that made me think that it served him right!! Since it didn't rain on him (and I was praying for that!), the two flats are second best! LOL!! I know, I'm terrible. But I laughed!

After I took him home (with windows WIDE OPEN!), his wife got in the truck to let me know how grateful she was to me for picking him up and irritated she was with him. Apparently, they are disagreeing on "priorities" and they are going to have a "discussion" tonight. Tee hee. He's in T-R-O-U-B-L-E!! Again, I'm terrible, but enjoying a giggle.

Okay, I'll be good now. Nite nite!

  
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_MAOMAO_ 6/13/2009 3:22AM

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Hey, you may be terrible, but he'll live longer!

Oh, wouldn't you luv to be a fly on the wall when they had that 'discussion'?
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8-minute mile and more

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Okay, I was supposed to do an hour long DVD for my workout today. My heart just wasn't in it. So, I decided to go for a short two-mile run/jog instead. About two minutes into it I decided to see if I could run an eight minute mile (one of the books I just finished had the main character's daughter bragging that her mom could run that quickly. She couldn't, but that's beside the point.) See what reading can do to you?

Anyway, I just happened to be in a good spot to be able to easily measure one mile. Checked my watch and off I went! One mile later I looked at my watch. Eight minutes!!! Woo Hoo!! Of course, I was walking by then and sucking air, but I had done it! I walked/jogged back. At one point, I decided that I could walk once I hit a certain landmark. As I neared the landmark, there were two joggers headed my way. I couldn't stop jogging and walk while they were watching! That just isn't done! So I kept jogging until I was sure I was way past them and they weren't watching. By then, I was practically done, so I just finished it at a jog/run. Over all, the two miles took right at 20 minutes. I'm pretty happy with that!

After I had cooled down a little, I did day 2, week 2 of the HPC. Sets four and five were HARD!! But, I feel good that I have restarted this challenge. I know I'll make it to 100 push-ups this time! Yay me! emoticon

  
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THATMARY 6/12/2009 4:19PM

    Woohoo! You go! Now if you could just go run that 8 minute mile for me I would really appreciate it. :)
Mary

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 6/9/2009 11:22AM

    Barbara,
Girl, you are rockin'.

I could have quit walking after they were 2 miles behind me and they still could have heard/felt the ground quit shaking, LOL

go get'em
Tony

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A nice lazy Sunday

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Slept in until about 8:30 this morning. DH made breakfast (YUM!) and then I headed to the gym. Oh, did a load of laundry first. Only took a little over two hours to wash and dry the entire load! I LOVE having my dryer vent clear! I will definitely be keeping up on that!

After lunch (sandwich, tomato, carrots) I sat in the sun and read my book. For dinner, DH BBQ'd some steaks and I cooked some mushrooms. It is the boy's week for dishes, so he loaded the dishwasher and then we started making some Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies. He did most of the work, so he's doubly excited. He helped and he gets to eat cookies!!! While he was working on those, I cut up the watermelon DH brought home and cleaned the strawberries. I bagged some of the strawberries for me to take to work. The family can fight over the watermelon (I don't like it!).

After I finish my Sparking fun, I will go finish my book and begin another. I'm reading The Jester by James Patterson. VERY good.

Hope you all have a good evening (and tomorrow, until I meet you again!).

  
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DONNAORLENE 6/8/2009 12:18AM

    Sounds like you had a good weekend. Mine was a bit on the lazy side since I'm sick again, but I guess it gives me an excuse to lay around and read and crochet. Couldn't get out in the sun, that's for sure! Definitely not bikini weather. Of course I wouldn't be out there in one any way. (No body wants to see a beached whale, especially when there's no beach! LOL!!!!) Anyway, hope you have a good week!
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