Wednesday, January 07, 2009
More yucky weather, got up too late to do much more than 35 mins. on the treadmill, grinding them out when...
I received a phone call from work: Due to road conditions don't come in till 10!
Woo hoo! A SNOW (er, FREEZING RAIN) DAY!! Haven't had one of those since HIGH SCHOOL!
The only difference is back THEN I would have taken advantage of the time by vegging in front of the TV.
My treadmill session suddenly becomes inspired: Since I've got LOTS of extra time, I'm going to make it a GRAND and keep buzzing along on my 'mill till I've kicked out 1,000 calories...just like I did a few days ago! Woo hoo!
Felt super to be able to reach that goal again!
PS...water has been restored, but our well is seriously low...will probably have to re-drill it in the spring. In the meantime...don't shower, flush the toilet and do laundry at the same time...lol.
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Finally, for the FIRST TIME in this New Year, I found myself rocking under the least likely of circumstances tonight!
I'd had a busy day of going to the landfill with our recycling, seeing clients in my office, doing a smidgen of grocery shopping, troubleshooting our well which has suddenly stopped and left us high and dry (can anybody say *BOY SCOUT*...I have a bucket of snow thawing in front of the pellet stove so we can flush the toilet!) and THEN having a mini-cookathon / clean-out-the-fridge evening.
Of course I overslept in the morning again...hadn't done any workout and here it was almost 7 pm...typically my very WORST time of day to workout.
But workout I did...going OVER THE TOP and doing my 30 minute strength-training, followed with a 1,000 calorie treadmill session...woo hoo! I've only done that once before! I couldn't believe how inspired I was by the music and the time flew by...didn't even look at the clock until 31 minutes had passed, and that was a mistake in that I was checking out my heart rate my treadmill.
In my icebox workout room, the one with no heat and frosted windows, rivulets of condensation were coursing down all of the windows by the time I finished...lol!
It's workouts like these that help me to trudge through the dreary days when I'm lacking inspiration. Sort of like striking a stone with a flint over and over again until voila! A SPARK IGNITES! :-)
You know, I realized a HUGE part of what motivated me tonight was reflecting over all the kudos posted on my SparkPage and responding to my blogs and feeling like the folks in the Verizon commercial, realizing that I've got a whole AUDIENCE rooting for me while I'm on my 'mill! Like a musician who becomes inspired by the crowd cheering him on...! Like many of you, I've never been very good attempting to accept praise in the past...but hey, you all are giving me such a pleasant WORKOUT in this arena...lol!
Thank you SO MUCH all of you wonderful people here at SparkPeople! We are so blessed to come together and cheer each other on towards the healthiest lifestyle we've EVER enjoyed!
Time to SHINE in 2009! Woo hoo! :-)
Update: Son. 1/4...not quite as inspired...this must be one of those "banging the flint on stones" days...lol. Still not too bad...730 calories...62 mins. on the 'mill. Keep on SPARKIN' out there everyone! :-)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Well my son and I managed to dismantle and heft my treadmill up the stairs to our storage room, where I've cleared out space to set it up. We had to reclaim space in our living room for our Christmas tree!
Moving that 250 pound treadmill bed was an *experience* I'll tell you! :-)
After having had a few day's worth of workouts in my new location I've noticed a pattern. It is the only unheated room in the house. I'm shivering when I start up in my lightweight shorts and sneakers. Within minutes the sweat begins...by the time I'm done the windows which had only a smidgen of frost in the corners are TOTALLY covered with frost from my workout!
Frosty the Treadmill strikes again!
Wishing everyone the best of all possible holiday seasons!
ps...I'm going to PAY for this workout location in the summertime...lol!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I am OVER that bug...and you know...it's kinda weird, but I MISS it...as there isn't ANYTHING that kills the appetite like a gastrointestinal bug...lol! So now my appetite is back, but hey, stuffing with veggies and water.
One thing I've noticed is that when bugs strike, they usually affect everyone in the household. Since I've been taking good care of myself over the past couple of years I've seen either:
1) I'm able to dodge the bullet altogether and not catch it,
2) If I DO catch it, I'm over it more quickly than anyone else in the house.
So while mine didn't last much longer than 24 hours, this is lingering on and on for my DW and her brother.
Three cheers for good workouts, good food and good health...woo hoo!
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