Thursday, August 25, 2011
Monday we acquired a new addition to our family....a 4 week old feral kitten, not named yet. On Monday my husband found a kitten in our yard, we had been watching the momma kitty move the kittens from one place to another, but for some reason she left this one in our yard. So we now have a new member.
The kitten seems to be doing fine, I've been feeding it goats milk and canned kitten food. On Monday all this kitten wanted to do was hiss and spit, now all it wants to do is play with "mom and dad". Since we now know where the other kittens are, we are going to try to get them too. We think it's better to get them now, since they are old enough to wean, and get them used to people so that we can find good homes for them. It's better than letting them become feral and having more wild cats running around sick or getting hit by cars.
The mother cat is just a kitten herself, maybe 6 months old. I'm going to try to catch her in a live trap and maybe get her settled down enough to find a home for too. If we have all of her kittens, she may quiet down more easily. I hope so, she is such a pretty little calico.
Well, that's how my week has been. Hope yours has been full of wonderful surprises too. Have a great day and a better tomorrow.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Went to church this morning and had a wonderful time. I always do, and look forward to Sundays. Not just because we go to church, but because
Sundays are just for fun, no pressures, nothing to do but enjoy life.
Last night a friend of ours called and asked if we wanted to go four wheeling, if it wasn't raining. They were calling for some heavy rain today. Plus he has a four wheeler he wanted to sell, an of course he wanted us to buy it so we can always go riding together. So we went for a ride.
We covered 15 miles of mountain trails, saw some deer and a lot of mushrooms. None that were edible though. We crossed small streams and big mud holes, went up steep terrain and down sharp hills. The weather was beautiful, and the rain stopped shortly after we started out. It only rained enough to keep the dust down. The trees dripped, the weeds were wet, the road damp and the creeks and streams low enough for an easy crossing.
Yes, we bought the four wheeler and look forward to many more Sunday rides together. We don't fly through the mountains, we just putt putt along and enjoy the scenery and today was an absolutely perfect day.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Ooowwww!!! My arms are SORE. I didn't think I lifted too much or did too many reps yesterday, but as today wore on, my arms told another story.
My legs feel pretty good, they are a little tight, but my biceps are really stiff, good thing I didn't have to do strength training today. I get to do it again tomorrow and you can bet I will reduce the weight by about 5 pounds and then we'll see how that goes. I'm pretty sure it was the curls that got me. It didn't seem too heavy and I did 2 sets of 10 then my trainer asked if I could do one more set. Of course I said yes, I struggled a little at the end, but didn't think I would be this sore. Whine, Whine, Whine..... .
Okay, I got some cheese to go with my whine, I feel better now.
Today was a beautiful day, the weather was perfect and other than being a little sore I had a great day. I was going to make seafood marinara for dinner, but hubby came home a little early and asked me if I wanted to go out. Well, that's a silly question to ask me. We went to one of those buffet places, they have a really good salad bar, lots of local fresh greens and veggies.
Of course I loaded up on that, I never use those little salad plates, oh no, when I eat a salad I want a big salad. I had about 3 cups of baby greens, fresh cucumbers and mushrooms, fresh tomato and broccoli a little cheese and some sunflower seeds. I topped that all off with about a teaspoon of olive oil and some fresh lemon juice. Yum!
The hot bar was a bit of a disappointment though. Everything on the hot bar was either fried or smothered in globs of sauce. I did manage to find some grilled summer squash that didn't seem to have anything on it except maybe some cooking spray and some pinto beans, which I smothered in fresh salsa. The salsa was nothing more than tomatoes, onions, fresh cilantro and maybe some salt and pepper. It was quite tasty.
No dessert yet, I always save dessert for later in the evening when I get the munchies. Probably going to have fresh, local grown cantaloupe. It smells really good, that's the sign that it's ready. If it smells sweet, it's going to be sweet. Tomorrow is the farmers market and I am so ready. I love the farmers market, all the food, all the people. It's just great!!
Have a great evening and I'll see y'all tomorrow.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Well, it isn't exactly my first day at the gym, but it is my first official day with a trainer. I actually joined the gym on Monday after a free week trial.
Of course during my free trial period I used the treadmill and stationary bike, but today my trainer put me through most of the strength training machines, and introduced me to the elliptical.
I liked the strength training, 10 reps 2 or 3 times with lighter weight. Enough weight to be effective, but not enough to really make me struggle and hurt myself. The elliptical, wow, that is a lot of work. I have seen people on it and they make it look easy, just running away for 30 minutes at a time. Not me, I did 2 minutes, at a quick pace and thought I was gonna die. I asked my trainer if he wanted to kill me the first day, he just smiled and said it would get easier with time. I asked him to bring a camera for our next session, because I was going to become his "poster child". I'm serious, and he knows it, he said he would bring one next time.
I did a 20 minute mile on the treadmill before my session, just to warm up. My trainer was happy with that. We discussed my diet, my goals and what type of a workout I was looking to do. Of course, I told him I needed to do strength training and that the sculpting and weight loss would come as a bonus. Maybe later I will concentrate on some sculpting, we'll just have to wait and see. He asked me how many days I wanted to workout, I told him 5 days a week for cardio and 3 days a week for total body strength training. We are going to meet once a week for now. Of course I will still be working out everyday, but I can't afford to have a trainer every day, so for now once a week is good.
Well, I still need to get some more cardio in, so I'm off to work out with Leslie Sansone. If you haven't ever worked out with her, go to Exercise TV on the net and find her workout videos. She is amazing, she has a 1 mile and 2 mile full length videos that you can workout to for free. You don't have to download them. Plus there are all kinds of full length workout videos, bootcamp, dance, cardio, strength training, you name it and they have it. Great place and it's free!!
Well, gotta go.
Have a great day and a better tomorrow!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I gained 2 pounds this week! I'm having a fit and right now all I want to do is rant and rave, but that isn't going to help anything. I exercised, ate right did everything I could. I will be so happy when my metabolism catches up with the rest of me. I really think that's what it is, my metabolism is so messed up from years of yo-yo and fad dieting, that now that I'm doing things right my body doesn't know how or what to do with itself. It will straiten up eventually, It didn't get messed up overnight and it wont correct itself overnight either.
I moved my ticker back 2 pounds, as much as I hated to, but I have to be honest or there is no sense in going through all this. Honesty is so important in working my program to get fit. If I can't be honest with myself, why would I be honest with anybody else.
Well, that's it for today.
Have a great day and a better tomorrow
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