Hi..I'm on to my July goals...time to catch up a bit...
July's theme..Buy some Happiness
(from the book The Happiness Project..more on that later..)
Refresh Spark page
Track exercise -> aim 1000+
Track points -> aim 1000+
Drink lots of water -> aim 10+ daily
5% Summer Challenge..Go Starfish!!
Well..I already refreshed my Spark page..to look like the beach :) and lots of starfishies....need to find more pictures of starfishies....or beaches ..haha..
We had a busy day in Weyburn, got the truck dropped off to repair the deer damage...did lots of shopping..preparing for swimming lessons with the granddaughters at the end of July...and took hubby's parents out for lunch for their Anniversary today....when we got home neighbour needed some help and welding on his haybine, then hubby was back to cutting our hay..then we are having a late supper..in 10 minutes..then off to Plentywood and take in some of their 100th celebration and the 4th of July fireworks!!
I really need to focus on some serious relaxing for July as my body is getting kind of tired out...so last night after hubby came in from cutting hay we relaxed out on the patio furniture and enjoyed a beer and the spectacular light show of a distant lightning storm (maybe not too smart to sit under a tree on a metal chair in a lightning storm..but hey..life is an adventure..live dangerously.haha)
Thanks so much for dropping by..hope you can take some time to relax today and if you are from the USA enjoy your holiday!! Keep on Sparkin'
Hope your summer is full of the things you love....watermelon, pool time, flip flops, hammocks...whatever makes your summer fun :)
Hi..I know it's July already, but better late than never...
Theme..friends and family
~refresh page -> yes :)
~track food -> not so good..only 4 days :(
~track points -> aim for 1000+ -> yes 1334 :)
~track exercise -> aim for 1000+ -> yes 2440 :)
~drink lots of water -> yes :)
~blog daily -> not so good, only 10 blogs :)
~connect with friend -> yes..did lots of that :)
~ connect with family -> yes..did lots of that :)
~swim -> yes... did some of that :)
~nature - yard - garden -> yes..did lots of that :)
Well..that wraps up June..all in all I met most of my goals but my weight has fluctuated quite a bit but is now back on track and moving downward...woohoo!! Of course my 5 day trip of a life time to vegas just needs me to get back on track...
All of the spring yard work and gardening has helped get my exercise totals way over the top...no wonderr I'm so tired..July will be a month of rest and relaxation
among all the work and exercise..haha...
Well I'll put my July goals in it's own blog..yeah I'm cheating to catch up on July blogs to bring up the count..haha..
Thanks so much for dropping by and for all your continued support and encouragement...Keep on Sparkin'
Hi..just a quick afternoon blog..I'm way behind in my blogging and also thanking everyone for their comments..I will get to you eventually and know how much I appreciate your support...
We've had a wild week here...today I watered my plants, then out to the field to drive the tractor cultivating our summerfallow for the second pass..while hubby seeded a bit of swath grazng...I just got finished and left the outfit in the field and walked/ran home for my third day/ second week of my 5K training..must be helping as I lost 3 pounds this week :) woohoo!!
Then on my way home I saw a golden eagle.. in a pasture right beside me and then flew to a fence post and then circled over head..we do see quite a few eagles here..golden and bald but they always awe me..I wished I had my camera with me..don't usually bring it to the field..haha...
This has been a wild week...Tuesday was very hot..we went to the neighbors to help load some cattle to market, then I went on to a close town to get our truck adjusted...it's our second best truck, a 2004, ford one ton diesel supercab that we use for hauling bales and cattle, etc. I had a deer come out of the ditch on grid road and smash into the driver door...:( $4500 damage....then we were on to Weyburn to set up the appointment to get it fixed and so they could order the parts.....a huge storm was brewing and when we got home huge scary clouds were overhead and hubby saw a small funnel but it didn't touch down...just a few drops of rain..and it's getting crisp here..we could use a nice soaker.
Wednesday was hot and windy....too windy to do my walk/run that great as I couldn't breathe!! Then I checked the home herds with the quad and my sunglasses kept blowing off and my neck waddle was flapping in the wind..that hurts! The joys of being over 50..haha!!
Thursday was Grad at our local high school and 2 students had invited us..we took in the exercises and the social and made an early night of it...
Yesterday was another hot day and we worked in the community pasture..I rode the quad and checked herds while hubby worked on the cattle oilers and the fence....I got very tired and a bit sunburned..so I was bound for the couch for the rest of the day....really need to do some housework..yikes...
Now today I have not much energy left for anything else after the tractor hours and my run...
I've been enjoying the 5% challenge..go starfish!! and this first week has been track exercise minutes and water drank....now the second week is exercise minutes and tracking food..which is good since I need to get back to tracking...
Hard to believe it's the last day of June!!! We have done so much already..... summer is wonderful....time to do a June recap and July's goals....we are sticking around home for the July 1st Canada Day weekend..we do plan to go to Plentywood Montana on Wed for their 100th celebration and July 4th fireworks if they are still on due to the fire hazzard happening around here....
Well..I'm a bit rested up and have finished a big glass of water so I'm off on another project..maybe dishes..haha..
Thanks for dropping by ..have a great Canada Day tomorrow and keep on Sparkin'
Proud to be a Canadian..the true north strong and
PS I even found time to swing in my hammock (not the windy day..I would have fallen out!!)
Hi..sorry I've missed so many days of blogging..it's been really hectic here..too much to do...it is crazy..takes days to get ready for a trip and then days to catch up again.
I was doing better getting back on track since Vegas..was down about 5 pounds, then yesterday we went to the Farm Progress show in Regina..so all meals out and that blasted salt and water retention..oh well today was weigh in for the 5% challenge..I'm confident I'll get back to the tracker weight before the challenge is over. I also started the training for beginners 5K...
....did the walking/running this morning...it was easier than I thought it would be..except I was along my back road with lots of hills and the first run was up hill, took a bit to catch my breath after that....
...did lots and lots of yard work, gardening and lawn mowing today..it was warm out so it was very easy to drink lots of water. When hubby came home from an auction sale he helped with some yard work and then we worked on the wind break trees. We didn't get them finished so that will be tomorrows job, too...and helping the neighbor with his cattle.
Well..it's almost midnight so I should get to bed..thanks for dropping by and thanks for all the comments on the Vegas trip...I'm still basking in the fun of our holiday!! Keep on Sparkin'