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Day 4: 30 day shred

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I woke up early to work out and got through Level 1. 8 more to go! Soreness was a definite factor today but mainly in my chest from doing the flies. I told my husband that my chest hurt and he graciously offered to help support it.

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TBKERNEY 10/31/2008 11:26AM

    You sure he isn't realated to my husband? ;-)

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ANGIE_JCFD520 10/17/2008 1:08PM

    Sounds like my Husband! LOL Keep up the good work!

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Days 1, 2 and 3 of the 30 day shred

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My goal is to do 10 workouts on each level (3) by 11/21/08. The reason for this is I have a banquet to attend on 11/22. I started on 10/13/08, yes I added some extra days in because I can't work out every day. Wednesdays when I have class I barely have time to feed my dog so those days are out.

10/13: Day 1, level 1 I couldn't quite keep up with all of the exercises and had to take more breaks than the last time I did this. I did complete the circuit. 9 more to go!

10/14 Day 2: Had to move a mattress set, grocery shop and clean since I couldn't do so on Saturday. No shred today. I did save some money by convincing my husband that instead of eating out I would make whatever he wanted for dinner. Along with a fit butt and stomach I am working towards fit finances so this was a small victory for us. Also, in the past month I have paid $1,000 towards my huge money sucking credit card. A good portion of that was my bonus but it's less money I have to worry about later.

10/15 Day 3: Wednesday=class. I have a hair appointment at 3 and then I go straight to get some food then straight into class. I did get up earlier than normal to get some chores done around the house. See that's my working up to getting up earlier and exercising in the morning! Tomorrow I will have my exercise clothes laid out so I can get out of bed, put them on, work out then shower and get ready for work.

Every time I restart my exercise routine I am reminded that I SLEEP BETTER!! HELLO brain, do you hear me?? If I sleep better I don't struggle as much in the mornings! But every time I end up falling off the wagon and repeating the process. I know why it is, something will come up and my schedule will change and I start to put off exercising and the next thing you know it's been a week, then a month, then 3 months, etc. Working in my clinical hours on top of class, work and the rescue squad will probably throw a wrench into my plans but I'll figure that out later. One day at a time, right?

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SECRETFUN 10/15/2008 11:20PM

  Rest, work out, sleep, work hard. You can do it!

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ANGIE_JCFD520 10/15/2008 12:27PM

    Hey girl! I need to take a page out of your book and just do it!! You are doing awesome! Keep it up! I'm going to work harder at finding the time to keep up with Spark and get back into my exercise routine as well! Tonight is my State Manditory Test at the Station. I'm spending the afternoon studying. LOL

You go girl!


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I feel like my life is a revolving door

Monday, July 28, 2008

Anyone else feel that way?

Mon-Wed, get up go to work, come home. Thursday, go to work, come home, prepare for ____ (meeting, drill, etc). Friday, go to work, come home, go to the squad, run duty. Saturday come home from the squad, try to sleep, clean and have a life. Sunday, go to squad, come home. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Throw a husband in there once in awhile and that is my life.

The class I am taking will break that up but I feel like it's summer vacation and dangit, I should be sleeping in and playing outside all day! YES I want to be 7 again. I want my biggest decision to be which horse I ride, help my dad around the barn, avoid my mother and play in the woods.

This is probably caused by the fact that in July every person in my office EXCEPT ME gets to go spend at least one week at the beach. Now it all just works out that way, they didn't all coordinate their beach trips on purpose but still...every Monday I hear "The beach was so fun!!" and I want to stab someone with a paper clip. Can you say jealous? That's me!

I'm off to go find some kids sand box to sit in...

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SECRETFUN 7/30/2008 10:39PM

  As I put the liquid fabric softener on the clothes, closed the washer, and poured the detergent into the fabric softener ball.....I realized maybe I should have taken a vacation!

But I have a work trip. At least it will be different. If my clothes make it.

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ANGIE_JCFD520 7/28/2008 3:17PM

    Amanda~ just wait until you throw kids into the mix. LMBO.

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SHORTY20 7/28/2008 1:19PM

    I can totally relate. I get sooo tired of the daily grind sometimes. DH and I even have a saying "Get up, go to work, come home, go to bed, get up, go to work...." Etc, etc, etc....

I love summer and I just want to be able to enjoy it instead of spending all my waking hours inside doing mundane every day things.

I swear I would love to just take off to Hawaii for a couple of months, live on the beach and just be a total bum. Being a grown up sucks sometimes. emoticon

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Great article from Spark!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Anything that promotes volunteering is good for me. Then again, I spend almost all of my free time (and some of my not so free time, sorry bosses) focusing on my volunteer work.

It's easy to find something that will work for you, not everyone can be an EMT like me or work at a humaine society but there are so many opportunities out there...please take the time to see what you can find. Every little bit counts!

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SECRETFUN 7/11/2008 8:32PM

  I like it quite a bit, too!

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ANGIE_JCFD520 7/11/2008 3:29PM

    That was a great article! Thanks for sharing!

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I'm going to see Brad Paisley

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

on Saturday. I SOOOOO flippin excited. I have gone to his concerts a few times over the past few years and absolutely love him. So I am randomly breaking into my "I get to see Brad Paisley, I get to see Brad Paisley" sing song dance and yes..I really need to stop doing that in public places.

And hey, I've lost weight without really trying so that's cool. It's only a few pounds, though, but I won't complain.

I get to see Brad Paisley!

Oh and I posted about the postal service on my last blog, well it's gotten worse. I went to get the mail and they put a random piece of plastic in my box. Apparently that was to tell me to come inside and get my mail because it wouldn't fit in my box. Yeah...that's what a random piece of plastic tells me.

I get to see Brad Paisley...I get to see Brad Paisley...

And my current EMS career is giving me a headache. There is an ALS class coming up (I am currently BLS, I have been waiting on our county to start offering ALS again) and I am thinking of taking it.

I get to see Brad Paisley!

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SECRETFUN 7/8/2008 8:59PM

  Cool on Brad Paisley and ALS. Your PO, I swear. I would have thrown the plastic out and never known.

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ANGIE_JCFD520 7/8/2008 2:39PM

    That is so cool that you get to see Brad Paisley! I'm excited for you! I can just imagine your little public dance too! LOL

That is so crazy about your post office! I guess they don't believe in little notes that say, "we have a package for you"! Duh!

I hope you have the opportunity to take the ALS class! How long of a class is it? I say go for it! LOL

Have fun on Saturday!

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